This very pleasant Guesthouse (south of London) is best arrived at in daylight. The operators appeared friendly and accommodating to any request.
It is set in a very quiet street about 200 metres off the main road and about 250 metres from Redhill Railway Station. It is ideally situated for transport to the centre of London (Victoria Station). It takes 30 minutes to travel that distance and trains run approximately every 20 minutes Monday to Friday and 30 minutes at weekends.
The house itself is three levels and is freestanding, set in its own grounds with some parking on the apron at the front of the house.
Although it indicates that it is a Non Smoking property the smell of stale cigarette smoke is the first thing that one experiences when entering the foyer. Fortunately the room that I occupied was not affected by this odour. The breakfast room, which is off the main foyer, does not seem to be affected either. Small points perhaps but the operators indicate a Non Smoking property.
The room that I occupied was clean, bright and although on the smallish side was adequate for two people. It was at one time a large room but the addition of an ensuite bathroom and toilet consequently cut down the amount of available space. This is a problem for houses of this type that have been “converted” to multiple accommodations. As a result of this “conversion” other problems arise the most notable is – no immediate hot water. The procedures for obtaining hot water for washing and showering are not onerous, but it can be a detraction from the overall impression. The addition of some hooks in the bathroom would be of assistance but all in all a very comfortable room.
Breakfast is of two types, Continental type and Full English. Very adequate, well presented and served. The amount of food available was more than sufficient and at a standard one would expect from this type of establishment.
A very nice place to stay and is recommended with only one drawback – the hot water availability.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brompton is a classic Edwardian house, set on a quiet road on a small hill, that has just been refurbished in keeping with the age. We are situated in the Surrey Hills area of the green belt surrounded by countryside, but still close to London, and only three minutes walk from Redhill railway station. We are very close to the town centre that offers the Belfry shopping center, the famous Harlequin Theatre/Cinema and the Donyngs Recreational Facility (Better). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brompton Guest House Redhill, Surrey