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Brunel Hotel

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
79-81 Gloucester Terrace, London, England, W2 3HB, United Kingdom

Victorian hotel with restaurant, near Kensington Gardens
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Great location
Tasty breakfast
More comfort would be nice
Amenities are not the best
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Brunel Hotel

from £68
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  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
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  • Quadruple Room
  • Family Room

What’s around Brunel Hotel


  • In London City Centre
  • Kensington Gardens (5-minute walk)
  • Hyde Park (7-minute walk)
  • Kensington Palace (18-minute walk)
  • Kensington High Street (19-minute walk)
  • Park Lane (20-minute walk)
  • Oxford Street (21-minute walk)
  • Marble Arch (21-minute walk)

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 33-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 47-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 81-min drive
  • London Paddington Station 4-min walk
  • London Marylebone Station 21-min walk
  • London Shepherd's Bush Station 9-min drive
  • Paddington Underground Station 5-min walk
  • Lancaster Gate Underground Station 6-min walk
  • Queensway Underground Station 11-min walk
  • On-site parking not available

About Brunel Hotel

Historic Victorian hotel with free WiFi, near Paddington

Close to Tube and trains

Brunel Hotel is a 3-minute walk from Paddington Station, where you can catch the Heathrow Express and Tube trains that serve the city. It’s only a few stops along the Bakerloo Line to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the famous flagship stores of Oxford Street, and Piccadilly Circus.

Old pubs, top boutiques

You can walk to Hyde Park in 7 minutes for a stroll around Serpentine Lake, and it’s only a bit further to the trendy canalside area of Little Venice. The old pubs and upmarket boutiques of Marylebone are nearby, and Edgware Road, 10 minutes on foot, has a Middle-Eastern flavor.

Steam Age elegance

Built in the age of steam and named after the great British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the hotel combines 19th-century charm and 21st-century comfort. You can pop into the hair salon and enjoy a relaxing drink at the bar and lounge before a big night out in the West End.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TV

Every guestroom is a restful refuge from the bustle of central London, with high-quality bedding and designer toiletries. The private bathroom boasts a bathtub or shower and guests can enjoy a complimentary newspaper and room service during limited hours. You can check emails via free WiFi and catch up with the international news on the flat-screen TV with digital channels.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 40 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-6 AM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated slow



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Brunel Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Brunel Hotel London
  • Brunel Hotel
  • Brunel London
  • Brunel Hotel London, England
  • Brunel Hotel London, England


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 229 reviews

Brunel Hotel
Very Good8.0
It was nice and warm all the time. Staff were friendly. Only one thing we found as an issue was that the milk in our room, the uht milk- it was off on the 17/11/2018 and we visited 23/11/2018. Overall service was very good
, gb1 night romance trip
Brunel Hotel
Absolutely dreadful hotel
Absolutely shocking hotel. Extremely rude and unhelpful staff.woken up many times in the night by a chime noise, to do with their door alarm. Several banging on the door by the chamber maid, even though the do NOT disturb sign was on show Told the wrong time for breakfast, even though it was included in the price. The worth service I had ever experience in my life. 0/10
Mr S, gbBusiness trip
Brunel Hotel
Bad "absolutely terrible" experience.
We planned to stay there for 5 nights, me and my son, in a room with 2 single beds. When we arrived for check in I already had a bad feeling when I saw the hotel sign above the entrance was broken and obviously badly maintained. Already after the first night, after almost no sleep, I complained at the front desk about the condition of the room. I was promised it would be checked out. When we returned to the hotel in the evening nothing had been done. The only choice we had was to try to survive night number 2. Next morning I cancelled my booking after 2 horrible nights and we left. I was told at the lobby I had no chance for a refund for the remaining 3 nights. Here are the main reasons we had to leave: 1) The beds were so SQUEAKY that every time I turned around, or even moved my arm or foot, I woke up my son and vice versa. 2) Very small beds, my guess is 70x170+? cm. Our legs were sticking out of the bed when we stretched out. 3) The room was so small we could hardly find place for our hand luggage. 4) The “air condition” was a standalone box, the only thing it did was making a noise. 5) The curtains were dusty and filthy. Some positive thing: 1) The lobby is OK. 2) The breakfast and the breakfast room was fine and the staff there was nice. 3) The bathroom (extremely small) was clean and newly refurbished. Summary: This is absolutely one of my worst “hotel mistake” in Europe after more than 45 years of travelling.
Sigurthor Holm, gb5 night trip with friends
Brunel Hotel
Very Good8.0
Excellent! Friendly staff. Room was small
, ca3 night family trip
Brunel Hotel
Very Good8.0
Great place for a couple's retreat
We choose Brunel for location convenience and for the free breakfast. We stayed a week and enjoyed each morning, getting a full English breakfast and delicious hot chocolate. The kitchen staff were friendly and remembered our preferences. The front desk staff could have been a tad more friendly, but they did their job efficiently. Our door didn't shut easily so we had to slam it in order to lock it...sorry neighbors. Shower head was far better than the one we have at home so that was great. Bathroom was tiny, took a bit getting used to, but it worked fine. The queen bed was not the most luxurious but we were too tired to lose sleep each night. The bed frame had USB plug in features on each side, which was nice. We stayed early March and temperature was perfect in the room all the time.
Luke, us6 night romance trip

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