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The Lilac Door

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140 Rosendale Road | Dulwich, London SE21 8LG, England
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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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Salisbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lilac Door really is a gem. The Maitresse is a superb hostess. The rooms, the food, the biscuits, the coffee, the hospitality are all wonderful. It is in a lovely part of South London; convenient for the sights and yet rus in urbe. MUCH BETTER than staying in some soulless hotel.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time staying with Jane, who is the loveliest B & B hostess that I have ever met. Here you will have a beautiful, sunlit and peaceful en-suite room with everything that you need for comfort including tea, chocolates, DVDs, bathrobes, etc. After a good night's sleep in a very comfortable bed with wonderful bedding, you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience! I agree that it is a beautiful bed and breakfast! Breakfast was outstanding, rooms cozy. Best of all though is Jane herself who makes you comfortable and welcome the minute you arrive! I felt I was saying good bye to a dear friend when I left. She responds to inquiries promptly and efficiently handles things. Easy walk from... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So convenient for the wedding reception we were attending at the Rosendale pub. The welcome and the accommodation were delightful - and a wonderful breakfast. We just loved the late entry ritual of ticking off your name on the list of guests to make sure the last one in secured the front door. Jane is a lovely hostess and goes... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't have been happier with the accommodation and the helpful hostess. She could not do enough for us. Breakfast sensational. Our cosy bedroom had skyline views and as the weather was perfect, this was enjoyable. Easy walking to the train at a West Dulwich. Would recommend you get a car from Heathrow though. A great Indian restaurant near the station... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

At last we've found a place to stay near London that we want to return to. We can only agree with all the previous comments and add that we could not fault it (a very, very rare occurrence in my experience). Jane was awesome and we hope to make another visit before too long.

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Northern England
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49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Not much more to add - Jane does a magnificent job of making her guests welcome and provides a superb breakfast. The house is spotless, plus it's handy for lots of places. There are two railway stations a short walk away, so you can be in central London in twenty minutes. There is decent choice of eating places nearby (we... More 

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

From our first arrival to our departure we were made very welcome by Jane. Her attention to detail was excellent and all the facilities were first class. The most striking part of our stay was how genuinely nice Jane is - rare anywhere but most unusual in London accommodation. My wife loved the little touches like various types of tea,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We recently spent 2 nights at this perfect B & B during the hottest time of the year and Jane made every effort to ensure that our top floor room was room was cool and comfortable both day and night. Jane was a perfect host who made our stay in her beautiful home most enjoyable and relaxing. Our room was... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It is a mark of high honor for me when at the end of a lovely stay I invite my host/hostess to visit me in my own home/country and MEAN it! Can't say enough good things about Jane and the Lilac Door. The LD is close to London, but far enough away for dreamy nights under fluffy duvets with the... More 

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