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The Lilac Door

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140 Rosendale Road | Dulwich, London SE21 8LG, England
The Lilac Door
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    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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Lilac Door while visiting our grandchildren in Dulwich. Jane is a wonderful hostess; our room at the top of the house was very comfortable and well equipped. And the breakfasts are superb and plentiful - you can skip lunch! A great bolt hole in South London.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed a couple of times at The Lilac Door. I initially chose it because of the excellent location with trains straight in to central London plus the charms of Dulwich Village are a fairly short stroll away. What I got in return was real bang for the buck with a clean, comfortable and stylish bedroom. On my first... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a 3 night stay here whilst visiting our daughter. The whole experience was delightful starting with Jane's genuinely warm welcome plus tea and muffins! The room which was at the top of the house was spotless and well appointed including an en suite with a very roomy shower. The bed (king) was very comfortable and we slept well... More 

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Hessle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visiting our daughter in East Dulwich and couldn't find a hotel nearby, didn't fancy airbnb but so pleased we found The Lillac Door. Stayed 3 nights and nothing was too much for Jane who even drove us round the area so we could get our bearings. The house is great and our room absolutely perfect. The breakfast also fab. Totally... More 

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Coventry
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Jane was attentive to our needs was able to accommodate the 3 of us at late notice. The room was clean and presented to a very high standard and jane kindly ironed our clothes for the morning too. Breakfast was relaxed, plentiful and served in the front room which was bright as it faced on to the street. Parking was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My husband and I stayed with Jane at The Lilac Door in August at the end of our honeymoon. I looked long and hard for nice, reasonable accommodations in London - a near impossibility! That is, until we found this gorgeous retreat in West Dulwich. The B&B is, admittedly, not in the city center - but that's perfect for anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

While visiting family in London my fiance and I stayed one night at the Lilac Door, and could not have had a better time! Jane is a darling hostess: warm, cheerful, and delightfully helpful. She was insistent we relax and make ourselves at home, and wow did we ever! My fiance proposed to me at the Lilac Door, right before... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My family booked two rooms at the top of the stairs for a 5 day stay in mid January of 2015 and the experience was wonderful in all respects. The accommodations were modern, comfortable, and spotlessly maintained. Jane was a gracious and helpful hostess, eager to exceed expectations. Public transport and taxi service to central London is convenient and affordable,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a very overdue review. We visited in Oct 2014 as a couple, and found the Lilac Door to be wonderfully comfortable and accommodating. The hostess, Jane, is very welcoming and professional. The breakfast spread is to die for (I think I put on a few kgs just from this). She generously offered to do our laundry as we... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I just returned from London and a 6 night stay at the Lilac Door. Jane is an incredible hostess and did an amazing job of helping my friend and I find new London adventures. We had both previously visited London so we were looking for unique experiences that we had not done in the past. The location is ideal, the... More 

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