Simple, friendly, and pleasantly quirky, this little B&B, once the home of pre-Raphaelite painter Sir John Everett Millais, is on an elegant Georgian street within walking distance of the West End and the British Museum. Bedrooms are comfortable and well designed, double-glazed windows keep street noise at bay, and some rooms overlook a small garden. This is a clean, comfortable and friendly place to stay, and unless one of the bigger hotels around here is having a sale, you'd be very hard pressed to beat it for the price.
Jan 30, 2009
Stayed with 2 couples and 6 students (very well behaved ones - no, really!). Outstanding value in London, excellent location near Brit Museum, Tube, lots of little restaurants and a grocers or two. Quiet surroundings, mostly; inside, always. Sitting room with free internet always quiet and shuts early so no noisy people hanging around late(my room was right next to it, so that was important to me!) Breakfast was solid and generous - full english,
plus yogurt, juice, cereals, fruit. Owners (Mr. only, really) seemed suspicious about the kids, and fussed at them some, but after they had no problems in a day or so, lightened up a little. My room was small but comfortable - Queen bed, little table with full tea set up, small closet, and tiny tiny bathroom. I am a big person (tall and, um, full figured...) but didn't have particular difficulty -- I've had more troubles in bigger hotels! Immaculately clean, and very honest help - must have left 20 pounds in coin and small bills amid my debris, and housekeeping just piled everything neatly according to type (guides, maps, money, and so forth.) Would absolutely stay there again.
Dec 17, 2008
I don't understand Fodor's talk of the Dortas being so friendly. Assuming they were the Dortas, they were friendly enough but not enough to make a deal over. This is an excellent, CLEAN boutique hotel. Computer/internet use is free in the sitting room. Rooms are impeccably clean and tidy. Very small, but great. Comfortable beds. The bathrooms are en suite and the tiniest you've ever been in, maybe including a cruise ship. Again, immaculate. I would
not recommend their rooms for very large persons or those with disabilities. There is no elevator that I know of, and that makes the steps a bit much. Breakfast is great and plentiful. It is very convenient to the tube. We would definitely stay there again. A truly excellent value. Book early! Were there December of 2006.
Nov 16, 2006
Mr. and Mrs. Dorta made us feel very comfortable. The breakfast every morning was delicious and plentiful, giving us energy to last until mid-afternoon. Only 2 blocks from the tube was an extra bonus. We would definitely stay there again.