I had a wonderful stay in this beautiful, clean B&B in London's Fulham neighborhood. Close to the tube station and mini-mart/mall and approximately 30 minutes from Heathrow. Stayed in the single en suite room, which was the perfect size for me, with a full size/single bed, shower, toilet, wardrobe closet, and slim desk with flat screen tv and small reading lights attached to the wall, it could not have been more cozy and warm during an unusually cold March. Also, to note from my review, upon arrival at Heathrow, I had a cold and could not stop coughing the first few days in the city. But, with the close proximity of hot tea, warm croissants, bread, and an espresso machine in the shared kitchenette area right outside my door, I was in very good hands for my four nights. The kitchen area was perfect, as one could enjoy tea and coffee in the morning, before outings to the city, then returning at night with food from nearby, or to have water, tea, or wine, while staying inside. Particularly enjoyed the wonderful conversation of the other guests and the lovely hosts of the Barclay House. They were gracious, witty hosts, interested in their guests, with knowledge of London's attractions and distractions, readily available. I also had the good fortune to be invited to enjoy my take out/away dinner one night next to a warm fireplace. I cannot get over the wonderful hospitality of the hosts, Charlotte and Adrian. They allowed plenty of space and privacy for guests, too, as far as when one would go during the day, checking in a few times, but generally staying in their house/room upstairs. For my stay, it was the perfect combination of interest and concern in my well-being or if I had any questions, alternatively, allowing me to find what was needed from the numerous maps and suggestions for London, in the provided books, news articles, and highlighted information. On my last day, Charlotte graciously provided a large bag that could be used for my extra travel items. After this B&B. I stayed for a few days in a hotel near my friends in the city, but I very much missed my room with the extra amenities. It was a wonderful design, completely clean, and stylish for the price point and area. I am hopeful that next time I visit London, will not have to deal with my cold and perhaps, it will be warmer outside. It was a true pleasure to stay here and will never forget it. Thank you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Named one of Britain's Best 50 B&Bs by The Times. Our guests want 5-star style at a reasonable price in expensive London; Pls note: we totally renovated in mid-2011--reviews before that relate to rooms no longer available. We offer two design-led, five-star styled guest rooms each with its own bathroom inside the room, ie 'en suite'. Guest rooms exude award-winning British design, super comfort and convenience: Phillipe Starke bathrooms, RLangford beds with hotel-style high headboards, secure highest-speed WiFi, excellent lighting, large desks by ChannelsDesign, LED flattest screen tvs, guest breakfast bar; all in one area of an 1872 Victorian terraced house with all modern amenities Barclay Road is a peaceful, tree-lined road off the fashionable Fulham Road. Friendly neighborhood (Fulham) in central, southwest London, north of the River Thames, ie on the side where most of the attractions are. 2-Min walk to tube/buses. Fulham Broadway tube (District Line/green). 14/414 Bus up Fulham Road to Harrods and 3 of London's major museums. Careful attention to your needs -- free, secure highest-speed WiFi, luggage racks, salon grade 2200 watt hair dryers, bathrobes, slippers, self-serve 'breakfast on the go', best maps and advice to make the most of your stay. Designed with the needs of experienced travellers in mind; well organised rooms with large desks and contemporary wardrobes, firm beds, granite/mirrored bathrooms with powerful HansGrohe Airpulse rain showers--plenty of hot water (not always so at London B&Bs), and triple-glazed windows with plantation shutters and lockable sash stops to allow for air circulation. Your hosts live on the property and are available to assist you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barclay House London B&B England