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“Magnet free vegetarian bliss” 5 of 5 stars
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75 Thornton Avenue | Chiswick, London W4 1QF, England (Chiswick)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 525 London B&B and Inns
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Budapest, Hungary
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Magnet free vegetarian bliss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Well. It's hard to start a review when all you have to say is "Oh, wow, yeah, look at that! My Goodness! Don't they think they should be staying in this room and not tourists! Oh, yummy!" ... to say the least.

The Concept: "It's good for us, it's good for the environment, so it's good for you."

Valerie and David AND Rollo live in a very carefully furnished and established home. From "Take off your shoes, please." to "You can turn on the air cleaner in your room.", you will enjoy the everyday luxury of knowing you do not harm to the environment.

The bed was so great it made my back ache vanish in two nights!

First thing though, do read the letter they left in your room. It contains handy information on who they are, where you are and what is good in all this. Do ask lots of questions, Valerie and David are full of good ideas about where to go, how to get there, etc. They will greet you in the evening when you return (if they are in, otherwise they leave this job to Rollo). They are very respectful hosts and don't overload you with questions about your trip and who you are. But they are more than willing to help if you need advice. And even if you are very clear on all your programs, do ask them for some useful tips and advice.

The Practice: "We made this ourselves."

Then it's morning time. Oh, yes. Good old morning times. The breakfast is extraordinary. I have taken home a bit of Valerie with me and now eat Granola with oven grilled plums. Thanks for this, Valerie.
Valerie and David and cheese-hungry Rollo will be in the spacious kitchen waiting for you with a "Tudor feast" for breakfast (much better then Heston Blumenthal's). Their idea is that you don't only get a bed but they want to know you better. After all, you are in their home, so do feel like part of the family for your stay.
Valerie will break down any barriers between cultures and backgrounds. We were amazed how many of her guests are returning for the third time or even more.

The Outcome:

You will get a stay that you will never forget. Learn new ideas for making your life better and get somewhat fatter (like I did ... all that exquisite cheese platter at breakfast.)

Our Advice:

Don't overload your luggage with shampoo and soap. They have lovely biodegradable stuff to help you groom yourself. Hairdryer and water purifier is part of the set up and you even get a Mac computer in your room on the upper floor. And tea and coffee on your bedside table.

Tip1: Go and see Chiswick house and the Farmers' Market on a Sunday morning. You'll love the Thames.

Tip2: Check out opening times of Fullers' Griffin Brewery while you are at it and stop for a pint or lunch at The Mawsons Arms (The Fox and Hounds). Don't go on a Sunday morning as they are not open usually until lunch. We went there when there was a National Trust visit to the Brewery but the lady at the bar so kindly served us and had an idea of taking some photos behind the bar. Lovely!

Thumbs up for Valerie and David and a big thank you from Budapest and Milan!

Room Tip: We stayed on the first floor room for two nights with the bathroom separate from the room but this w...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Valerie and David were abroad, which we were assured is rare, but their friend Jillian looked after us. Chiswick is a lovely area with lots to do. We were a really quick walk to bus stops, a cab center, and the tube. If you want some great shopping and eating in London, this is a great place to stay. It woud be good for families. Enough about the area, though, the Wellness Home is great!! It's a green establishment. Filtered water in pitchers so you can refill your own water bottles. The bed was really comfortable and the pillows were amazing. We had a private terrace, our own large (American-sized) bathroom that appeared to be brand new. The shower was fantastic. If we had wanted to stay in and relax, there was space for us to do so in a living room. We checked our shoes and cares at the front door. The breakfast was healthly and rejuvenating, and not at all lacking. My husband who is mostly a meat-eater found the fruits selection, cheese board, very fresh bread, cereals, juice selections, and homemade museli satisfying. Jillian had great recommendations and gave good directions to help us get around. It's convenient to central london and all the major sites via tube and Heathrow as well. It's a wonderful place to stay. We plan to return, and hope to stay there again!! For readers, we went for a couples trip, but we have kids and we believe this would also be a good aread and great B&B for a family trip.

Room Tip: We stayed in the double room. It was quiet and comfortable (VERY COMFORTABLE). It's a smallish r...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Padua, Italy
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed in this lovely B&B at the end of September and we found it perfect and really comfortable. Homely atmosphere, a large triple bedroom with roof terrace(ours), bathroom, plenty of room, a Mac with free wifi connection and, above all, Valerie and David. They're nice and kind, available for every request or info, and their breakfast is the top! Healthy food and wonderful conversation, because in that white lovely kitchen you can have breakfast with people from all over the world and their experiences - you are there to exchange stories with them. The best way to start a day in London!
Rooms have no keys but you can trust the other guests and the owners because nobody ever entered our room. The house is a free shoes zone, so you have to wear slippers - as at home, and it's really comfortable going down the stairs for breakfast with your onw slippers. The mascotte of the house is Rollo, a funny and lovely dog always ready when you want to pet him.
The Underground(district line-the green one) is 20mt far from the B&B and Chiswick is cute and quiet, but at the same time full of life with its restaurants, brasseries and shops. A really nice stay, I would recommend this place to everybody.
Fantastic is still a ittle word to describe The Wellness Home B&B!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

My 6 y/o son and I just returned from a really pleasant, relaxing stay at The Wellness Home in London. We stayed in the double room and were very pleased. The furnishings are attractive, well maintained and modern, the bathroom is great, loved the balcony, all in all a very comfortable experience. The breakfasts are excellent! My son is still asking me when I'll be serving croissants, English yoghurt, fruit, chocolate spread, hot chocolate, special cheeses, excellent bread and all the other delicacies that appear on Valerie's table. The location is FANTASTIC - Chiswick is 10-20 mins by Tube to everywhere interesting, and the neighborhood is a gem. Excellent restaurants, cafes and nice boutiques. The area alone is worth the stay.

Room Tip: All rooms are reasonably quiet - the top room sleeps 3 and looks the prettiest, but all are nice.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Valerie_Wellness, Owner at The Wellness Home, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Thanks Sarah - much appreciated and I will certainly follow up on the marketing advice that you gave me. Love to Tristan and please come back and see us again.
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boulder, co
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed in the triple room at the top of the house with our 13-year-old son and there was plenty of room for everyone. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable. Added bonus was our own rooftop deck. Breakfast was delicious and such a relief not to have to face a place of eggs and bacon! Owners are friendly and warm. Location in Chiswick was a real bonus as we'd never been there before and thoroughly enjoyed the restaurants and pubs in the area. Tube station is literally around the corner, so an easy jaunt into the city or back out to Heathrow. If we are lucky enough to visit London again, we'll be staying at The Wellness Home.

Room Tip: Room at the top of the house has high ceilings, lots of windows and a rooftop balcony. It is bright...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Apple Valley, California USA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

My two daughters and I stayed at the Wellness Home for five nights, July 6 - 11, 2012. This was the last leg of a mother-daughter trip, and we couldn't have picked a better place. As it has been said before, David and Valerie are the perfects hosts -- charming, helpful, and gracious. We stayed in the triple room, which was an oasis on the top floor with a beautiful deck outside to have tea and soak in a bit of garden in the midst of London.

The room was spotless and every amenity was provided to make our stay comfortable, including coffee, teas, a water purifier, electric kettle, and a fridge. The home was so easy to find and literally just steps from the Turnham Green tube stop.

Every morning we would look forward to a wonderful breakfast of fresh fruit, a variety of cheeses, breads, cereals, an amazing muesli, and sometimes a baked plum or peach dish that was incredible. Valerie took special care to make sure we had vegan milk, non dairy spread, and a fabulous vegan cheese for my daughter who is vegan. We would have a leisurely breakfast and chat with Valerie and David as well as the other guests that stayed. We met some lovely people from Australia, Singapore, Boston, and Philadelphia, as well as having some engaging conversations to start off our day.

Valerie gave us tips about transportation, vegetarian restaurants in the area, as well as general information about London that helped us with our plans.

We definitely will plan to stay here whenever we are in London. The price, quality, and comfort was restful and made our stay. This was the best bed and breakfast we ever stayed at, hands down.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We had a fantastic few days last week with Valerie and David and already missing the breakfasts. It is such a friendly and welcoming place - we would go again and again. It was the perfect place to spend a few days in London.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 75 Thornton Avenue | Chiswick, London W4 1QF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Chiswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 525 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Wellness Home offers an organic vegetarian or vegan breakfast in our family kitchen and we include home-made muesli and bread, tea or coffee and freshly made vegetable juice.We provide a Wellness environment with ozone-free air filtration system, superb filtered drinking water and beds designed around the physiology of sleep. We request that guests remove their outdoor shoes on entering the house but we can provide slippers if required. Please note: our minimum stay is 2 nights. ... more   less 
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