The Castleton Hotel

164 Sussex Gardens, London, United Kingdom3 star star

6.9 out of 10

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The three-star Castleton Hotel is a basic budget property with a top-notch location near Hyde Park. The lobby area here looks like an English drawing room, with its chandelier and just-so lampshades. The 46 guest rooms are much simpler, but they do the trick.

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Pros: Fantastic location. Very clean. Friendly service. Elevator.

Cons: Small rooms. Wi-Fi is only available in public spaces.


We saw lots of reds at the Castleton: a rich red carpet, chairs upholstered in pink, modern, almost Pop Art pillows and oval, cherry-red tables. The feel is far more “clean and classic” than “sultry boudoir” though. Subdued shades of pale yellow and pine green accent the reds. And the coordination works far better than you might think, in large part due to the mix-and-match of antique and modern elements.

All of the Castleton’s rooms are equipped with air conditioning (rare on the London budget hotel scene), coffee/tea facilities, a TV and phone. Street-facing rooms can be noisy, so we suggest that light sleepers ask for a back-facing room.


The private bathrooms, like the rooms, are comically small, but this is pretty much the norm for budget hotels in London. They are functional, clean and equipped with a hair dryer and basic toiletries.


The Castleton is situated in a lovely Victorian home, and its reception area still resembles a classic parlor, complete with antique furnishings and gallery-style artwork. A major plus: This is one of the few London budget hotels that can claim a historical building and an elevator.

A full English breakfast is included in the room rate. Wi-Fi is free but only accessible in the hotel’s public areas.

Reviewed by: Alex Robertson Textor, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.



  • Breakfast Included
  • City tour
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Elevator
  • Fax Machine
  • Groups welcome
  • Hair Dryer – at reception
  • Internet Access: Free
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals for groups
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Recently renovated
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Restaurant
  • Safe at reception
  • Shuttle service
  • Tourist information
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Safe
  • Soundproofed Windows
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • TV – flat screen


164 Sussex Gardens
Paddington, London, United Kingdom

About the The Castleton Hotel neighborhood

Although the area surrounding Paddington Station is situated in Bayswater, we’ve set it aside as its own neighborhood, as it’s packed with (mostly uninspiring) budget hotels. Paddington Station is one of London’s major transportation hubs, and the Heathrow Express departs from here every 15 minutes during peak hours.

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