We stayed in Kingston Upon Thames for 5 days over the Diamond Jubilee weekend as we wanted to be able to conveniently commute into central London whilst not paying London prices, so Hermes Hotel was perfect.
As we were on a budget, we chose a double room with shared bathroom, but most of the time we had the bathroom to ourselves. The room also had a sink, and mirror, so we only used the bathroom for showers. Some rooms did have ensuites. Looking into other rooms, we seemed to have the smallest room, but it was still a decent size by London standards and lovely and warm in the evenings.
Patricia makes everyone feel very welcome, and the breakfasts are fabulous. My boyfriend had the full English breakfast every morning. There was also free WiFi.
The B&B an easy 10mins walk to Kingston Train Station, which has regular trains into Waterloo. Kingston Upon Thames itself is a gorgeous old market town, which was bustling at all hours. There are plenty of great restaurants and pubs for dinner, as well as a large shopping area.
London accommodation is incredibly expensive, so this gorgeous B&B is particularly great value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hermes Hotel is a family run 17th century guest house offering bed and breakfast accommodation. We are located opposite the River Thames and a five minute walk to the town centre. It's position is ideal for taking a trip along the river to Hampton Court or Richmond. The Rose Theatre is a four minute walk from the Hermes, together with a wide choice of restaurants. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hermes Hotel Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey