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London House Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Clean , modern hotel room yet maintains some historic charm. Double room small and could use more places to put clothes and shelves for storage. Quiet location convenient to the subway system -2 blocks.

A place to sleep but not much more than that. Very basic amenities.

A clean hotel with small rooms. Located conveniently in Bayswater area and an easy walk to Subways Kensington, Nottinghill, and Paddington Area. We would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a clean safe budget hotel.

Upon arriving to the hotel, smokers were outside and sitting on the entrance stairs. Their smoke travelled into the lobby and the hotel does not seem to regulate this to make it comfortable for the non-smokers. Check in was quick. We got in late, so we weren't able to check out many things in the neighborhood except for grabbing a quick bite to eat. The pictures online and what you actually get are totally different. The pictures are very deceiving, not by a little, but by a lot. I wish I had taken photos of this hotel. The only reason i didn't was because it wasn't picture-worthy. I got a room in what would be considered a basement level. There was no real light coming into the room (like it is in the pictures). Also, we had to call the front desk to have them trip the circuit breakers because none of the outlets had power going to them. The bathroom, not to mention the shower, was very, very tiny. My husband is 6'2" (188cm) and could barely fit in the shower without having to have it open and showering half of his body at a time. Upon leaving the next day, we did go walk to have breakfast and there seemed to be a lot of restaurants, bars, and shops in the area; that's about the only positive thing I would say there is for staying here.

The hotel was ok and in a good location but the room was just way too small. We had two people but we barely could fit our luggage in the room without tripping over it when going to the bathroom at night. I know European rooms are typically smaller but on this European holiday we stayed at 7 hotels in 3 countries and this was the only hotel that we would not recommend. It was clean and the staff accommodating but it was not as impressive in person as it was on the computer.

We went to London for a girl's getaway. We were very pleased with the location of London's House Hotel. It is in a wonderful little neighborhood with many restaurants (including Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Moroccan, and Indian) within a block or two. There is a tube station within two blocks of the hotel, that is within a 15 minute ride of all of the main London attractions. The hotel itself is very well maintained. The rooms are just the right size. There is a Continental breakfast available every morning with a great assortment of breakfast items. I would definitely stay here again.

The double room was very small, but it had everything that we needed. It is farther north from all of the main sites, but the Tube makes it so easy to get around and there is a Tube stop very close by.

I recently booked a 9-night stay for myself and several friends. Everyone was pleased. The rooms were small, but that's expected in London. They were clean and the overall atmosphere was very pleasant. The shower was excellent, the air conditioning excellent (this was during a heat wave), the double bed reasonably comfortable, and the view over the Kensington Square Gardens quite lovely. The room had no microwave but did have an electric kettle that fulfilled our needs. It was quiet and the staff was friendly, with the exception of one we only saw our first night who seemed condescending to foreigners (ironic as well as annoying). The breakfast was simple, pastries, croissants, breads, cereal, juices, fruit, and yogurt, but there was plenty of it and the coffeemaker made excellent lattes and cappuccinos. The location is super: around the corner from many ethnic restaurants, a fine bakery, shops, a drug store, as well as Bayswater and Queensway tube stations and a bus station. Overall we had an excellent experience and I would recommend this hotel. I plan to return.

A refurbished town house made into a hotel. The architecture was lovely but the small room we stayed in was below ground level with a view out to a window well and some of the worst hotel furniture I've ever seen. The (twin) beds were adequate but badly made up with overlarge sheets. It was nice to have a safe and a small refrigerator but the minimal storage or closet space was a negative. The bathroom was fine except for the difficulty getting into a shower with a reversed bifold door. The breakfast selection was good, especially for the price. The front desk was very helpful and polite but early mornings the maid staff seemed very loud and giggly in the halls. The location near Bayswater Tube Station was very good and the neighborhood is an interesting mix of ethnic shops and eats. Certainly the price was right but I might prefer to spend a little more for a room with better than formica furniture.

We stayed here for one night and the check in was easy and we were allowed in early which was so beneficial. The room was perfect for two of us and there was tea making facilities and the room was clean and quiet and the area perfect for reaching other parts of town but being able to walk through Kensington Gardens was the best.

I stayed for one night at the end of my trip and the hotel fit my needs well. I was in a small single room which was sufficient for one nights sleep. The location was nice as it was just a short walk from Notting Hill and Kensington Gardens.

Room was ridiculously tiny, the bed was a gloried cot. Though clean and I felt safe it has no business being called a hotel room. The room was on a staircase so I heard all the coming and goings. I could hear all kinds of noises from the room above including a guy snoring so loud I couldn't get to sleep one night. The floors were clearly not very well built, no sound proofing, nobody could stay here and enjoy this room. I thought I was getting a double bed in a small but nice room like I've gotten in the past. this hotel failed this basic mission. I was told the hotel was booked so I was stuck. Maybe I could have moved one night but I'd be back in the same room the rest of the trip. I was very disappointed and very tired all trip.

I stayed this hotel for 8 days/7 nights and was a good sized room in a quiet area, yet near everything as well. I definitively will be staying there again on my next visit.

Friendly staff and very cl ean checkin was efficient in

We arrived far earlier than check-in time after heading there straight from Heathrow, but the lady at the front desk was able to find us a room that was already prepared for us. The room was a little cramped, but had absolutely everything we could have wanted for our comfort.

great little place with a good breakfast at an extra charge.

I got a great package from Orbitz and this place was a find. Tiny single room, which I expected, but it had every thing you need. Except tissues.

We spent our first night in London at this hotel near Kensington park. The location of the hotel is conveniently near restaurants and Tesco where we bought some food. There are two underground stations which we can use, Baywater and Queensways. Since we had about two hours before leaving by train to Manchester, we asked one of the staff at the reception desk to recommend some places where we can walk in the neighborhood. She gave us good advice of walking to the Kensington park and Hyde Park. We spent a good two hours exploring the Kensington park and enjoyed the walk. The only down side of the hotel is the small room. But the room was very clean!

A wonderful hotel. Although small rooms, they were immaculate and perfect for a short stay. Staff great, helpful and friendly. We would definitely return on our next visit to London

It was a nice, quaint hotel. The room was very small but it was an easy walk to the Bayswater Station.

81 Kensington Gardens Square London England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Bayswater, London House Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens. This 103-room, 3-star hotel has in-room conveniences like refrigerators, coffee makers, and LCD TVs. Located in central London, the hotel is also near Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace.


Dining

For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All of London House Hotel's 103 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, along with 19-inch LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones are also included.


Property features

Guests staying at London House Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and a TV in a common area. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Room options

Small Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room, Lower Ground Floor

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for London House Hotel

Everyone (24) Couples (8) Family (5) Friends (3) Other (4)
4

clean hotel with modern features

Everyone

Clean , modern hotel room yet maintains some historic charm. Double room small and could use more places to put clothes and shelves for storage. Quiet location convenient to the subway system -2 blocks.

By , from Maine on Oct 30, 2017

3
Everyone

A place to sleep but not much more than that. Very basic amenities.

By , from Maryland, USA on Oct 20, 2017

4

nice budget hotel

Everyone

A clean hotel with small rooms. Located conveniently in Bayswater area and an easy walk to Subways Kensington, Nottinghill, and Paddington Area. We would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a clean safe budget hotel.

By on Sep 28, 2017

1

nice area, terrible hotel

Everyone

Upon arriving to the hotel, smokers were outside and sitting on the entrance stairs. Their smoke travelled into the lobby and the hotel does not seem to regulate this to make it comfortable for the non-smokers. Check in was quick. We got in late, so we weren't able to check out many things in the neighborhood except for grabbing a quick bite to eat. The pictures online and what you actually get are totally different. The pictures are very deceiving, not by a little, but by a lot. I wish I had taken photos of this hotel. The only reason i didn't was because it wasn't picture-worthy. I got a room in what would be considered a basement level. There was no real light coming into the room (like it is in the pictures). Also, we had to call the front desk to have them trip the circuit breakers because none of the outlets had power going to them. The bathroom, not to mention the shower, was very, very tiny. My husband is 6'2" (188cm) and could barely fit in the shower without having to have it open and showering half of his body at a time. Upon leaving the next day, we did go walk to have breakfast and there seemed to be a lot of restaurants, bars, and shops in the area; that's about the only positive thing I would say there is for staying here.

By , from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Sep 4, 2017

3

good location but rooms are too small

Everyone

The hotel was ok and in a good location but the room was just way too small. We had two people but we barely could fit our luggage in the room without tripping over it when going to the bathroom at night. I know European rooms are typically smaller but on this European holiday we stayed at 7 hotels in 3 countries and this was the only hotel that we would not recommend. It was clean and the staff accommodating but it was not as impressive in person as it was on the computer.

By , from Albany, NY on Aug 2, 2017

4

a perfect london getaway

Everyone

We went to London for a girl's getaway. We were very pleased with the location of London's House Hotel. It is in a wonderful little neighborhood with many restaurants (including Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Moroccan, and Indian) within a block or two. There is a tube station within two blocks of the hotel, that is within a 15 minute ride of all of the main London attractions. The hotel itself is very well maintained. The rooms are just the right size. There is a Continental breakfast available every morning with a great assortment of breakfast items. I would definitely stay here again.

By , from Alabama on Jul 7, 2017

4

small room, but was what we needed

Everyone

The double room was very small, but it had everything that we needed. It is farther north from all of the main sites, but the Tube makes it so easy to get around and there is a Tube stop very close by.

By , from Chicago, IL on Jul 6, 2017

4

lovely location, friendly staff

Everyone

I recently booked a 9-night stay for myself and several friends. Everyone was pleased. The rooms were small, but that's expected in London. They were clean and the overall atmosphere was very pleasant. The shower was excellent, the air conditioning excellent (this was during a heat wave), the double bed reasonably comfortable, and the view over the Kensington Square Gardens quite lovely. The room had no microwave but did have an electric kettle that fulfilled our needs. It was quiet and the staff was friendly, with the exception of one we only saw our first night who seemed condescending to foreigners (ironic as well as annoying). The breakfast was simple, pastries, croissants, breads, cereal, juices, fruit, and yogurt, but there was plenty of it and the coffeemaker made excellent lattes and cappuccinos. The location is super: around the corner from many ethnic restaurants, a fine bakery, shops, a drug store, as well as Bayswater and Queensway tube stations and a bus station. Overall we had an excellent experience and I would recommend this hotel. I plan to return.

By , from New York on Jul 2, 2017

3

good location, lacking ambiance

Everyone

A refurbished town house made into a hotel. The architecture was lovely but the small room we stayed in was below ground level with a view out to a window well and some of the worst hotel furniture I've ever seen. The (twin) beds were adequate but badly made up with overlarge sheets. It was nice to have a safe and a small refrigerator but the minimal storage or closet space was a negative. The bathroom was fine except for the difficulty getting into a shower with a reversed bifold door. The breakfast selection was good, especially for the price. The front desk was very helpful and polite but early mornings the maid staff seemed very loud and giggly in the halls. The location near Bayswater Tube Station was very good and the neighborhood is an interesting mix of ethnic shops and eats. Certainly the price was right but I might prefer to spend a little more for a room with better than formica furniture.

By , from Maryland US on May 22, 2017

5
Everyone

We stayed here for one night and the check in was easy and we were allowed in early which was so beneficial. The room was perfect for two of us and there was tea making facilities and the room was clean and quiet and the area perfect for reaching other parts of town but being able to walk through Kensington Gardens was the best.

By on Apr 26, 2017