This is not a 5 star hotel--so don't expect it. If you go expecting a charming, updated 3 star boutique-style hotel, you'll be in the right frame of mind. There are no elevators, but we knew this beforehand. We got lucky and had room 11 on the first floor. We were worried about noise, but we didn't hear a peep, nothing at all, and we stayed six nights. This old building (1800's) has been updated over the years. Each room has a bathroom (nice tile, glass, etc) that was added after the fact, so apparently some of the rooms were small. We had a queen and twin combo, and it was a lovely size room with a view of roses out into the courtyard. We left the window open every night, put the fan in the window, and haven't slept so peacefully in years. The moon glowed onto the silvery wall paper in the room, crown moldings around the ceiling, 12 ft high ceiling, formal draperies--my husband and I felt like we were in a scene from Peter Pan--very charming!
The hotel staff is wonderful. This is a family owned business, passed down to a lovely daughter and her husband. All the employees were extremely helpful. Breakfast was ok. I learned to order the egg "poached" instead of scrambled, and all was well with the world.
Location is amazing. You border Belgravia, one of THE most elite neighborhoods in London. The tube is a block away at Victoria Station. Great restaurants, shopping, you have it all within a very short distance. Get yourself a "travel card" on your first day, and you can travel the tube and buses all over town.
Highly recommend this hotel for the money. We would definitely stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Lime Tree Hotel London, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lime Tree Hotel is a superior bed & breakfast set in a pair of Grade II listed Georgian townhouses. Family-run for 20 years, the Lime Tree has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and enviable location in the heart of Belgravia making it an ideal base from which to explore all the sights of London. Providing affordable, comfortable accommodation in an elegant city setting, we provide free WiFi to guests and all bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and flat screen TVs. ... more less