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140 Rosendale Road | Dulwich, London SE21 8LG, England
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The Lilac Door
Ranked #3 of 521 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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great place to stay, Jane could not have been more helpful or welcoming. Her instructions for arriving via train from Heathrow were spot on, as were her local recommendations and travel advice. Lovely, comfortable room, light, airy and with a very comfy bed, ensuring a great night's sleep, plus the best breakfasts - highly recommended for a stay in London.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

As regulars at the Lilac Door we should really keep quiet so we can get a room more easily, but that would be a miserable thing to do. It is a cool and stylish place to stay presided over by the ever bubbly and delightful Jane, who is a perfect hostess. There are huge comfortable beds with very upmarket bedding... More

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Malvern, Worcs
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a lovely place to stay. Jane just cannot do enough for you; from a glass of wine to welcome me to running me around in her car, she was a brilliant hostess. The room was excellent and the breakfasts almost too generous. I cannot wait to go back.

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Jane is absolutely wonderful, very kind and thoughtful. The house itself is beautiful with a lovely facade and modern style. All the rooms are light and wonderfully made up. Fantastic location, highly recommended!

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The best B&B I have ever stayed at and well worth it's review ratings. A room that rivalled a good hotel and a superb selection for breakfast. Very relaxing and comfortable. The lift to the tube station on leaving was a generous and thoughtful action. Strongly recommended.

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Address: 140 Rosendale Road | Dulwich, London SE21 8LG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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The Lilac Door London, England

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