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140 Rosendale Road | Dulwich, London SE21 8LG, England
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The Lilac Door
Ranked #3 of 530 London B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I stayed at the Lilac Door 8/22-8/26, for 4 nights. My small group of 4 had the 2 bedrooms on the top floor. The rooms were very clean and nicely furnished. Each room had it's own bathroom with a shower, closet and fan if needed. Nice white robes and new slippers were provided during our stay. Also there were the... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My mother and I recently stayed at the Lilac Door and could not have had a more wonderful experience. From the moment we walked into Jane's charming home, we were overcome with her infectious sense of joy and earnest, warm welcome. The rooms are cozy and very comfortable and the breakfasts are delicious, offering a little something for everyone. I... More

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Napa, California
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This review is long overdue, but well deserved. We absolutely loved our stay at the Lilac door. Jane is so charming, her breakfasts are amazingly delicious and she had great suggestions for getting about London and places to go/avoid. Location of her B&B to the over ground was great, which made getting out and about so easy. Jane is a... More

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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Dulwich is a suburb of London south of the river Thames. It has good bus and surface train links with the city centre. There are good bus links to the nearest underground station at Brixton. It's just a short walk from The Lilac Door to catch public transport. The whole area is an attractive one. Dulwich Village is full of... More

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Hong Kong, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you're lucky enough to stay here, you'll certainly enjoy being graced with Jane's warm welcome and charm. Fantastic breakfasts, decent rooms and many extra little touches await you at the Lilac Door. We had a few minor issues with the wifi and TV reception but they were soon resolved. Jane even went out her way to let us print... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

All the excellent reviews which Jane has received are fully justified! The Lilac Door is a true gem - good location, delightful well-presented room (with all those little extras which make all the difference), exceptional breakfasts and a really charming and helpful hostess. Very few hotels offer this standard and the level of personal service is second to none. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Jane and Keith continue to be some of or favourite people in the world, and the welcome at the Lilac Door is always superb. Breakfast is a treat and the room, with views over the green and pleasant neighbourhood is an oasis away from the hustle of London but close enough that getting there is easy via excellent train or... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My partner and I stayed at The Lilac Door for two nights in early June, Jane and her husband were extremely helpful in helping to organise a surprise for my partner's birthday which was the cherry on top of our stay at the hotel. From the moment we arrived, to when we left they were very interested in helping us... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband and I were lucky to experience The Lilac Door and Jane's superb hospitality for 7 nights recently and cannot recommend it highly enough. From the moment we stepped through the door and received her enthusiastic welcome, we knew we were in for a treat! The house is full of charm and character (quite like the owner) and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed at the lilac door for 6 nights recently. At the time we needed alternative accommodation urgently and I cannot say how lucky we were to find Jane and the Lilac Door. Jane made us feel so welcome, tried to help wherever she could and we immediately felt at home in the spacious, clean and well lit room. The... More

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Address: 140 Rosendale Road | Dulwich, London SE21 8LG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Lilac Door London, England

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