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“Comfortable B&B in quiet village close to London”

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Riverside Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 3 Roydon B&B and Inns
Geneva, Switzerland
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“Comfortable B&B in quiet village close to London”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We were given a very warm welcome after driving up from Gatwick. We had booked two rooms for our family and they were both comfortable and attractive. Everything was very clean, (even by our Swiss standards!) and we had a quiet night, not being aware of either the adjacent road or the railway line.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Lovely compfortable room. Amazing view overlooking the river with the ducks swimming past.
Everything you could need. Very good location.
The owner ann was warm and friendly highly recomend.

PLEASE NOTE TO MY REGULAR READERS. This venue is not wheelchair accessible but as my mum stayed here I had to review on her behalf.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

I have been staying in this B&B on and off over the last few months due to work commitments. It's in a lovely 3-pub village on the Hertfordshire/Essex border, with easy access to beautiful countryside and the River Stort or, in my case, the business parks of west Harlow. The house and rooms are spotlessly clean and well-equipped (powerful shower, free wifi, etc.). The owner is nice and friendly, attentive to any small issues which might arise. It's a modern house so the rooms are fairly compact, but I've found it very good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

I stayed at Riverside whilst attending a conference in Harlow and it was a great place to come home to at the end of a long day. It is only a ten minute drive from the town and yet one feels as if you are right out in the country. It is located very close to Roydon station, so access by public transport is also an option. The owner, Ann, is very attentive and keeps the place spotlessly clean, providing a good selection of things for breakfast (cereal, fresh fruit, juice, yoghurt, breads etc) which are enjoyed in your room and I am sure she would readily accommodate any specific requirements one might have. Other highlights included a brilliantly powerful, hot shower, a good sized fridge and bottled water provided every day - something I certainly did not expect for such a reasonable price.

Not to detract from this being a very positive review, there are one or two small things that prevent me giving Riverside a 5 star rating, although I am light sleeper so they might not be a concern for most people! I have already mentioned the proximity of the trains which do run from fairly early in the morning and the double bed was somewhat firmer than I am used to. There is also a sensor alarm on the front door which I tended to hear as my room was over the hallway, but Ann very kindly turned it off when we knew that another guest was leaving early in the morning. Also, parking is fairly tight and required a degree of cooperation between guests.

But these are all minor considerations and would certainly not stop me from choosing Riverside when next staying in the area. So much nicer than staying in an impersonal chain hotel, it is a lovely little place at an excellent price!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Riverside is lovely guesthouse in the pretty village of Roydon on the Essex / Hertfordshire border. The village is particularly well catered for with a good selection of pubs & restaurants and perfectly placed for getting into London with a regular train service to both Liverpool Street Station and also to Stratford and the Westfield Shopping complex. The Guesthouse itself is absolutely first class with comfortable en-suite rooms and fresh fruit provided each day and there is always a warm and friendly welcome from the owner Ann and her family who simply can't do enough for you. I came here in June 2007 for a short stay and due to work commitments in the area ended up staying until November 2011!! I have since returned for occasional visits and couldn't recommend this B&B highly enough, Excellent value for money and wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Riverside Guesthouse

Property: Riverside Guesthouse
Address: 218 High Street, Roydon, Harlow CM19 5EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Harlow > Roydon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Roydon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverside guesthouse is 4-Star graded. Set in the beautiful Essex village of Roydon. Within easy reach of Harlow, the M11/M25, Stansted Airport and 2 mins from the station with main line connection to London Liverpool St (35mins)/Cambridge (45mins). Clean, comfortable, en-suite accommodation serviced daily. Free wifi, off road parking and a warm friendly service guaranteed. Ideal friendly relaxing village location. ... more   less 
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Riverside Guesthouse Roydon

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