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Best Western Swiss Cottage Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had two stays here recently, one for two nights and a week later one night. Situated in a quiet leafy road a couple of minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Finchley Road and Swiss Cottage tube. The rooms although not having the most modern decor were comfortable with modern bathrooms. We didn't take breakfast or eat in the hotel so can't comment on the food.

This is a little gem....tucked away in a silent tree-lined street in Belsize Park, it is a real find. Room was spotlessly clean, and whilst the furnishings are a bit dated the bed was comfy and the bathroom was modern.

Stayed for 1 night to see a show in the west end,arrived early and left the car at the back of the hotel,the very friendly receptionist arranged for our bags to be kept in luggage room until we returned later in the day,we downloaded the app for the uber taxis,and this was a Fantasic way to get about,arrived back to check in,was given our rooms which were lovely,big white fluffy towels and toiletries,tea and coffee provided and nice clean linen on the beds,no the views arnt great but all in all comfortable.went out that evening to Camden and came back at 10pm and asked for a nightcap but the porter who served the drinks had gone home so didn't get one,which was a slight disappointment,the breakfast the next day was excellent,great choice of fruit,cheese pastries yogurt and the full English with choice of eggs,and again the waiting staff were all very pleasant...the staff is what makes this hotel and I would defiantly stay again for the ease of getting to it and then exploring London and of course the staff,keep up the great attitude Swiss Cottage employees you did great...

Once again we stayed for a week at the Swiss Cottage. It's an old-fashioned place that is an escape from the tourist congestion and noise of central London. Our room was large and convenient. Breakfast is ample and sensible -- with extras available for a price. (The breakfast staff are very obliging.) The front desk staff are always cheerful and helpful. We like this hotel: we've stayed there for a number of years. It does have eccentricities, but they just add to the old-fashioned charm of the place.

We stayed for two nights and read the previous reviews with interest. There are several plus points and a few minus ones. Plus. Very near tube for the Jubilee line. We didn't know London that well but we actually walked to Covent Garden, through Regents Park, passed the zoo, which only took about 45 minutes. We also caught the bus, not far from the hotel to Camden Town, which took about 10 minutes. We wish we had spent the day there as it was very quirky with lots of stalls, bars and eateries. From there we walked to Euston Station which was about 15 minutes away. Downstairs public rooms retained a lot of charm. Staff were very helpful. Breakfasts were worth the money. If you want softball eggs make sure you ask for them. Ours came hard the first morning but after requesting softball they were perfect.comfy bed. Minus. We were right at the top of the hotel. Very hot even though it wasn't that warm outside. A fan was supplied however. We felt sorry for the people underneath us as the floods creaked with every move. Because we were at the top the water pressure was virtually zero. Stairs down to restaurant quite narrow although there is a handrail. On the whole we did enjoy our stay there. If you do your homework and know what to expect you wont be disappointed.

Not hugely impressed by this place. I had a single room which was very small & old fashioned for the £100 plus charge even though I'd booked months in advance. We had a brief drink in the bar which only had bottled beers at eye watering prices. Breakfast was very average & hadn't been freshly cooked. The one plus side is the position which is only 100 metres or so from Swiss Cottage tube in a quiet side street.

This was not our first choice, but turned out to be a great choice, right by the tube and bus surrounded by many options. We were place in a room on the bottom floor, sub street level, but it too turned out to be an amazing stroke of luck: the room was spacious and cool. They had a fan in the wardrobe which was a phenomenal touch, especially as we were there on one of the hottest days in decades. The electricity adapter loaner was also much appreciated. It turned out to be these little things that made our trip. Our minor complaint is that the front door was push from the outside but had a pull handle!

This is not a modern hotel but it is clean, well maintained and has a real charm about it. The communal areas are large and spacious with nice pictures on the walls, chandeliers and plenty of space. I booked a single room for one night and had low expectations because the price was quite good for London. I was genuinely pleasantly surprised. I had a lovely large room in the eves on the top floor, with a wooden ceiling! Bed was very comfortable. There was plenty of storage space. There is a modern TV. The only thing that was poor about the room was the shower - it was a pathetic dribble. Simply replacing the shower head with a more modern one would have solved that problem and it is disappointing that the hotel management have not made that small investment. Breakfast was included and was very good. Not just a full cooked breakfast but also poached or boiled eggs, bread rolls and cheeses with cucumber and tomatoes, cereals. Everything you need. Breakfast room is old-fashioned but by this point I had been completely won over by the retro nature of this place and decided I quite liked that aspect of it too! The staff I met were all friendly. The bar prices are very reasonable indeed for a London hotel and the bar itself is located in a really quite lavish lounge with high ceilings and comfortable seating. All in all, highly recommended.

Great location and we loved our large first-floor room. Understand that it's an old structure, but clean, comfortable, and a delicious breakfast. The staff was friendly and helpful in answering our questions re. local travel. Definitely recommend!

Stopped here for 2 nights while visiting Lords to watch England v S Africa. It was hot! Not far from Euston and walking distance to Lords (about half hour stroll). Lovely area. Hotel had character (some might say dated but i don't think that would be fair because service, food and cleanliness were very good). If you want modern and minimalist then this is not the place for you. Be careful when booking through that you have evidence that breakfast is included otherwise you may be charged again! No fan in room but soon arrived when requested. Hairdryers were rubbish - you might want to think about updating those! Breakfast was excellent. Lots of choice and fast service. Thank you for a great stay.

4 Adamson Road London England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to London Zoo
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Camden within a mile (2 km) of London Zoo, Best Western Swiss Cottage Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Lord's Cricket Ground. This 59-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge and free in-room WiFi. It's in central London and also close to Royal Albert Hall and London Business School.


Start your day off with English breakfast, available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Best Western Swiss Cottage Hotel's 59 rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

Best Western Swiss Cottage Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and a porter/bellhop. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 660 reviews