My husband and I stayed at the White House on our first trip to London. The price is pretty good, the room was nice, the bed was comfortable, and the room was cleaned everyday. Aside from that, it was not a very welcoming experience. The owner is very strict, my husband said it felt like we were staying with an overbearing mother-in-law. Breakfast is served ONLY at 8 or 830am. You must be out of the house by 10am, and there are no locks on the interior doors! There are tons of rules, no take away, no alcohol, demanded payment immediately upon arrival, etc. We were out the door every morning and did not come home until after the pubs closed....basically we avoided being there, which is not fun when you are on vacation. Lastly, and definitely not least, the owner would go off on very offensive political tirades at breakfast.
I would definitely not stay here again, and I certainly would not recommend it.