My sister and stayed in this lovely B&B for three nights in June 2012. It was a last minute booking but Charlotte was very accommodating and found room for us! Location was excellent - very close to the tube station and in a quiet neighbourhood. We often walked back at night and always felt safe and slept very well - even with a party raging next door one night! Took us about 15 minutes to get into central London on the tube but the line connects to everything, very convenient. Charlotte was a great host - very friendly and offered advice as soon as we arrived about the B&B and the best way to get around the city. It was great to have her guidance but she also left us to our own devices, only popping her head in each morning to see what we were up to. Our room was lovely - very modern and chic with contemporary furnishings and a really cool bathroom. Little touches like umbrellas in the cupboard, bathroom toiletries and a handy London map were really appreciated. Wi-fi was free. Breakfast was a self-serve meal, which we both enjoyed, and we often had toast and pastries each morning with home-made preserves, yum! It was nice to have a quick meal and head out for the day. Only negative would be some noise from the apartment above each morning - it was quite loud, waking both of us up around 6am, but we are light sleepers. Another thing - on check-out, we told Charlotte we would return to the B&B with cash and keys around 4.30pm to 5pm. She said she would be home all afternoon as she was watching the tennis. When we arrived back to pick up our luggage and say goodbye, no-one was around. We repeatedly knocked on the door, rang the doorbell and even phoned upstairs but no-one seemed to be home so we just left keys and cash at their door as we were in a hurry to catch a cab. It was just a little odd and we both felt awful just leaving payment and running without properly saying goodbye, we hope everything was all right! All in all, we would definitely stay here again and would recommend to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our guests want 5-star style at a reasonable price in expensive London; Pls note: we totally renovated in mid-2011--reviews before that relate to rooms no longer available. We offer two design-led, five-star styled guest rooms each with its own bathroom inside the room, ie 'en suite'. Our new, design-led en suite guest rooms with award-winning British design spell super comfort and convenience: Phillipe Starke bathrooms, RLangford beds with hotel-style high headboards, secure highest-speed WiFi, excellent lighting, large desks by ChannelsDesign, LED flattest screen tvs, guest breakfast bar; all in one area of an 1872 Victorian terraced house with all modern amenities Barclay Road is a peaceful, tree-lined road off the fashionable Fulham Road. Friendly neighborhood (Fulham) in central, southwest London, north of the River Thames, ie on the side where most of the attractions are. 2-min walk to tube/buses. Fulham Broadway tube (District Line/green). 14/414 bus up Fulham Road to Harrods and 3 of London's major museums. Careful attention to your needs -- free, secure highest-speed WiFi, luggage racks, powerful hair dryers, bathrobes, slippers, self-serve 'breakfast on the go', best maps and advice to make the most of your stay. Totally refurbished and expanded in May 2011 with the needs of experienced travellers in mind; well organised rooms with large desks and contemporary wardrobes, firm beds, granite/mirrored bathrooms with powerful HansGrohe Airpulse rain showers--plenty of hot water (not always so at London B&Bs), and triple-glazed windows with plantation shutters and lockable sash stops to allow for air circulation. Possible occasional access to David Lloyd Fitness Centre with pool on request (2-min walk). Your hosts live one floor above these two guest rooms and are available to assist you with your travel needs. ... more less