I, my wife and our oldest (grown) son spent five days at the Main House, and we now consider it our home away from home in London. We won't consider anywhere else next time we visit. From initial e-mail contact our experience was positive and encouraging, and only improved with the reality of our stay. Caroline and Moa, proprietor and assistant, were friendly, warm and helpful. Both provided excellent tips regarding restaurants, shops and activities. We stayed in the French Suite on the fourth floor that was very comfortable for the three of us. Coffee (or tea) was quietly served on silver service in the morning at the appointed time. When we ventured out, one of them would usually greet us at the foot of the stairs to provide any advice we would like. They genuinely wished us to have a good day. We loved the neighborhood that was safe, fun and interesting. The house itself is in a quiet spot. Around the corner on Westbourne Grove are boutiques, organic food stores, excellent restaurants and pleasant walking. A short block the other way is the heart of Portobello street with its famous weekend market and lovely shops and cafes all week long. One of my favorites was Books for Cooks, a cook book store with test kitchen inside. We rubbed shoulders with young professionals, families, the hip and wealthy and working folks, all blending seamlessly. The walk to Notting Hill Gate was through quiet and beautiful row houses. The Underground lines (particularly the Central line) were convenient and pleasant. Caroline arranged car service to and from Heathrow airport. We really hated to leave our "new" neighborhood. We consider Caroline and Moa as friends and hope to return soon.
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- The Main House Hotel London