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Notting Hill Guest House

2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   72 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 3QZ, England (Formerly Kensington Guest House) (Notting Hill)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

While we were very pleased with the location, that was about it. The room was fairly noisy, both from the street and form somebody playing a guitar in the middle of the night. The room regularly smelled like slightly off fish. The kitchen sink and toilet leak and one night the ceiling above our bed started leaking on the bed.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed here on Saturday night (1st Feb) after having had a few drinks and hence not being able to drive home I looked for somewhere at late notice to lay my head for the night. Oh dear....besides the owner taking 20 mins to find a room and a key...blame the expedia app for that. The room was tragic...a very... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We booked a twin but were given a double for our first night, this was an honest mistake and was resolved very quickly which was great. The breakfast wasn't brilliant but was at least edible and gave us something to start the day with. The woman who runs the place was very nice with us and it's also in a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The negative reviews are quite appalling. For the price we paid we had a very large room, clean bedding, cooking facilities, free wifi and of course a fantastic breakfast served by friendly staff. Bea was very welcoming and friendly. Her staff were very courteous. Our room was cleaned and bed turned down daily (really didnt expect this). For the price... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I have stayed in one or two run down establishments in my time but not one as decrepit and unhealthy as this one ! Please, do yourself a big favour and do not waste either your hard-earned money or your health ! As a 'Senior' and honest-reporting traveller on this website for many years (see my other frank opinions on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Ring this place up with a booking enquiry, and when you tell them it's just for one person you get the brush-off. It’s very polite: “the rates would be quite high for a single person. I’m sorry”. Maybe they should change their name from “Guest House” to “House with guest rooms, but only for those that have a wife/husband”.

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Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Booked here as there was 3 of us and needed something close to Kensington. For the price we paid we got exactly what I was expecting. The bedding was clean and the 3 bed room ok. It suited our purposes for one night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you require five star accommodations, this B & B is not for you. However if you are a budget minded traveler that needs a room to store your luggage while you explore the city and a nice place to sleep at night with a hot breakfast brought to your room in the morning, then don't pass up this gem.... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I had read the previous reviews so I was prepared for bad. It wasn't as bad as I feared. The room was a good size. Bed linens were clean. Bea was indeed a very nice lady and the breakfast was decent enough. It was literally next door to the Tube. And minutes away from Portabello Rd. The road was tree... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I recently stayed at this B & B for a few nights. The location is great, the staff friendly and the sheets are clean. There is also a fridge and microwave. But I am afraid these good points are where it ends. Firstly, the smell on entering the place is of old mouldy carpet and dog doo. The room was... More 

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Address: 72 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 3QZ, England (Formerly Kensington Guest House)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Notting Hill Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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