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“Small room but great breakfast” 3 of 5 stars
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Dawson House Hotel
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   72 Canfield Gardens | Hampstead, London NW6 3EG, England   |  
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Ranked #183 of 524 London B&B and Inns
Watford, United Kingdom
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49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 114 cities Reviews in 114 cities
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
“Small room but great breakfast”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The owners of this little bed and breakfast were very hospitable. It was a bit of a walk from the nearest tube station (West Hampstead) but was easy enough to find. The room was cosy, but a bit of a squeeze with the two of us and all our luggage. The bed was comfortable though and it was clean and quiet, plus the free wifi was good. The ensuite bathroom was absolutely tiny, with only a curtain to separate the shower, and the water only came out as a dribble. This was the biggest negative for us. Having said that, the breakfast was fantastic, with home cooked eggs, bacon and sausage, a nice selection of cereals and yoghurt as well as juice and tea. It was a lovely way to start each day. Overall it was a fine place to stay at a reasonable price, and located close enough to the city to get in and out easily.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This B&B seems a little out of the way but is actually in quite a good location and in a quiet area. The rooms are nothing special and a bit small and the en suite toilets are in a demountable type shell with the shower being tiny and the toilet seat not able to stay up by itself. That being said, it is very good value considering the location and that the price includes a full breakfast and wifi. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yorkshire - England
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62 hotel reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This hotel situated off the Finchley Road is housed in an old Victorian house. Very quiet except for the floor boards which tend to creak a bit. My room was enormous with three beds but only one radiator which was not sufficient to heat the room. Bad news as it was about -2 degrees outside. There is a nice garden area to sit in but not in winter! The furnishings were very nice if a little jaded although the bathroom is very small, the same size as a mobile home WC. There is no bar or restaurant at the hotel but the Finchley Road is about 5 minutes walk away. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Recommended for a quiet pleasant stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed here for 14 nights during the Olympic games. Was a fantastic location, on the Jubilee train line and quick access to London, Olympic Park and on the same line as Wembley Stadium so you avoid the main crowd coming from the city. Also easy access to Wimbledon on the tube.
Most mornings we missed breakfast (too many late nights, we are in our 20's), but what we got we were satisfied with.

Hotel staff very friendly and the free WIFI was the best we had at any hotel as we traveled after the games.

It's not The Ritz but for the traveler wanting a great location with Finchley Road shops etc just down the street and London 5 stops on the tube (literally 10mins at most) I would recommend Dawson House.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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london
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

lovely quiet backwater but good access to central london, not huge rooms and even less huge bathroom, but great value, friendly staff and great breakfast - all round really good value for money - 24hr wifi thrown in.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ludlow, Shropshire
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of a group spending a few days walking in London.Priced at £93 per night - it is now £97 - it does not compare with offers advertised from the likes of the Holiday Inn, Thistle etc.The room felt dingy and redecoration was long overdue.The pillows failed my "pillow test" in that they flopped completely when held over the arm.The furniture was cheap and fairly battered. The bathroom was smaller than those on a cruise ship and I had to ask to have months/years of accumulated grime removed from around the taps.
Breakfast was standard B and B fare.
I would not stay here again as there are better places for the same or less.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

I stayed for 2 nights whilst accessing a course in St John's Wood. It was clean and the breakfasts were also good. For London in a quiet area, it was good value for money.
Some of the male staff could have been more helpful, but I can forgive them as overall for me it met my needs.
My single room was coffin shaped!! It tapered at the end. I have nothing to compare it with, but for a large person, they could have difficulty with the tiny en suite. It would be best to check room layout, there seemed to be a number of single travellers, therefore single rooms which have all been hived off another larger room, I could hear snoring through the wall one the first night!
It is a 5 - 10 minute walk to Finchley Rd - Underground as well as some good shops and restaurants.
I think a "very good" is generous, but I have had an horrendous experience in Youth Hostel a few years ago which was more expensive.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 72 Canfield Gardens | Hampstead, London NW6 3EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #183 of 524 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dawson House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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