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Relaxed scene amongst beautiful period architecture
The Thistle Hyde Park is part of the Thistle chain of hotels. This Hyde Park branch retains its beautiful period architecture dating back to the Victorian era. An elegant exterior includes white columns and intricate stonework while the interior spaces have beautiful sculpted ceilings and high arches. The hotel has a reputation for its quiet and relaxing scene, which extends from the restaurant to the lounge to the writing room.
Near transport on the north border of Hyde Park
The Thistle Hyde Park is located in the popular West End on the northern border of Hyde Park. Part of the appeal of the location is easy access to transport. The Lancaster Gate station is a 6-minute walk from the hotel. While Lancaster Gate doesn't offer much in terms of shopping or nightlife, there is plenty of choice nearby in the West End.
Comfortable and classic, in a palette of golds and browns
The rooms at Thistle Hyde Park are comfortable and classic with mini-fridges and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms have beautiful views overlooking Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens while all have big bathrooms and electric kettles. With high ceilings and period details, the rooms reflect the historic character of the building.
A casual bar and a handful of cozy meeting rooms
The Thistle Hyde Park has a central location and offers good value, but isn't packed with features. A comfortable restaurant, bar, and lounge are all located on-site. One highlight is the writing room, with its rich red walls and plush furniture. There are also a handful of cozy meeting rooms (one with luxurious oak paneling and a geometric skylight feature).
Modern British and European cuisine
Whites Restaurant is located on the ground floor. Modern British and European cuisine is served under sculpted ceilings and crystal chandeliers.
The Thistle Hyde Park is an elegant hotel dating back to the Victorian era. Decor is traditional with chandeliers, hanging portraits, and dramatic curtains. All 54 rooms are comfortable and clean with flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, and big bathrooms. Some rooms also have excellent views over Hyde Park. With high ceilings and plenty of character, this hotel is a good match for guests seeking relaxation over contemporary style. Hotel highlights include a restaurant, lounge, and bar along with a cozy writing room. While some rooms are on the small side, the location is convenient for walking to nearby Notting Hill Gate and the rooms are good value.