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178 London Road

178 London Road, St. Albans, England
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hosts of this delightful guest house, Barry and Carol, make this a perfect home from home, whilst traveling abroad. Their warmth and superb hospitality and the care they show, made me feel very comfortable. The breakfast, cooked and served by Barry, so wonderful and what a way to start the day off. My only personal comment is the sharing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without wanting to use the same superlatives 178 London Road is great, grand, warm & very welcoming in every sense. Nothing is too much trouble and Barry's breakfasts put you on for the day. He just asks you what you want and it arrives just the way you asked for it. Location is perfect for St Albans and the surrounding... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is delightful - comfortable, warm, grand, and with a nice rear garden. The breakfast room provided an array of choices. I tended to over indulge with the cooked breakfasts though. Well, when near the Roman Verulamium... Barry and Carol were friendly, accommodating and fun to chat with. Always good to feel at ease with your hosts. Couldn't have... More 

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Thank Stephen T
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Carol and Barry were great hosts. They were very helpful, giving me directions to my destination for the evening and the Christmas markets the next day, and making sure that I felt comfortable. The room was lovely and their home is beautiful. I would recommend this B and B to any visitor to St Albans.

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178LONDONROAD, Owner at 178 London Road, responded to this review

This guest was a pleasure to have in our home! We thank her for her review and hope she will return one day. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Watch Out! - Reviews for this accommodation relate to three properties: The B&B, which according to the reviews is very good and then there are two converted properties providing hostel-type accommodation that are termed apartments. We stayed in one of these on Albert Road and it was so poor we had to pack up all our things and leave after... More 

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178LONDONROAD, Owner at 178 London Road, responded to this review

We are sorry that this self-catering property did not live up to this family's five star requirements. We cannot find any evidence of cigarette smells and we do not allow any smoking in the house. All the windows are in full working order. We would also point out that at no time would a family of five be sharing the... More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A lovely house, beautifully appointed, run by an extremely friendly and welcoming couple. It far outstrips other places I have stayed in St Albans. Normally I am not keen on shared bathrooms, but I never had to wait for access and no en suite cubicle could match the luxurious feel of this bathroom!

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Thank Mike L
178LONDONROAD, Owner at 178 London Road, responded to this review

We really appreciate this kind review and would like to add that these guests were such lovely and respectful people that it was almost like having friends to stay! We hope they will come back soon. More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very eclectic surroundings..gorgeous bedrooms in a cottage style. Thick carpets,fluffy pillows and dressing gowns etc. The personal touches that owners Barry and Carol provide make your stay wonderful! Bedrooms all have TV/free Wifi. A good selection of Dvd's. Tea/Coffee / Kettle/Hairdryer . (Even biscuits, are provided!!) After touring historic St Albans, you return to your immaculate room. Your bed has... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stayed first night in the main house which was cosy and stylish but I find steps difficult,so we were offered a ground floor room in one of the cottages closer to the town centre. Maybe this was a little more basic but perfectly clean and acceptable with shared kitchen facilites and a shared bathroom. We didn't get the lovely cooked... More 

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Thank Judychallis
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was getting married that weekend and had my two bridesmaids and best man coming from Spain, so the girls and I stayed the first night (bestman stayed with groom in his home for that night) and then the second night them three would stay there while me and my new husband would stay in a hotel in another side... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I had previously used the London Road venue as a B&B to visit my daughter in St Albans. The stay on that occasion was comfortable. On the second occasion I used the Albert Street venue and found it to be unsatisfactory. The decor was tired and the premises required residents to pass through a communal kitchen in order to share... More 

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178LONDONROAD, Owner at 178 London Road, responded to this review

First of all we are so sorry that this guest is so dissatisfied with her last stay with us. I apologise sincerely for the fact that I did inadvertently overbook for the third night, but we asked the lady if she would mind moving to the self-catering accommodation, which she had used before, on this night and she did not... More 

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