Keyword: gluten free breakfast.
Now I'm going to start with the bad stuff, because there was really only one thing: the walls of our room were really thin. We could hear other people talking all the time. Some of the rooms have a shared bathroom, which was on the corridor right next to our room, so we also got a lot of traffic past our door, which was clearly audible in our room. So that was the downside.
There's also the obvious thing that this hotel is not really in downtown London, but on the other hand: you walk a few minutes to a train station, and within 20 minutes you're at Westminster or wherever. Good connection to two major tube lines via Finsbury Park.
Now the good things: the staff was very friendly, they handed out maps and advice with a smile. We didn't take any breakfast because we require gluten free food and we didn't want to "take the risk," but when we were checking out (in the morning), the girl asked why we hadn't taken any breakfast, and when I mentioned the gluten she ran to the kitchen and came back with an actual range of gluten free products that we could have eaten had we only inquired… So that's a big thing if this is an intolerance you have: they know how to provide actual safe breakfast.
For the rest: it's not the best of hotels, it's not the most romantic of hotels, but it's just good. It's nice to arrive in your room in the evening and make some tea. What do you expect for such a (relatively) low price? Just don't book it if you cannot stand noise, but for the rest you should be good to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Private family-run guest house with 16 bedrooms located in North London. Awarded 'Three Star Guest Accommodation” status by the English Tourism Council. Very near to Alexandra Palace, host to a variety of exhibitions, concerts and a large ice-skating rink, and within easy reach of bus, train & tube stations to all parts of London. Most popular central London destinations are no more than 30 minutes away. Our motto: cleanliness and friendliness. ... more less
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