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“Very friendly & comfortable B&B.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Primrose Guesthouse
Ranked #48 of 567 London B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very friendly & comfortable B&B.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

This B&B is a family run business and they give a friendly atmosphere to all of their guests. Room was clean with good en suite facilities, modern and an easy to use shower. Location is very convenient, less than five minutes walk to Belsize Park underground station and only ten minutes to Camden Town. House is lovely and neighbourhood is quiet for a good night's sleep. There was a good selection of food for breakfast, including a delicious full English. Overall brilliant value for money in an excellent location, would recommend to all.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Helpful?
Thank AndruJ
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Primrose G, Owner at Primrose Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Lovely to hear you enjoyed yourselves, do come again when you plan a trip to London!
lekha
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

This is a good value guesthouse in a great location. My wife and I stayed here for a weekend break just before Christmas. Our double room wasn't big but it was clean , comfortable and the ensuite had a very good shower. The bed was comfortable and we slept very well. Considering how close we were to Belsize Park tube station, the house is in a very quiet street.
The landlady is very friendly and will do anything necessary for you to have an enjoyable stay if you ask her. She makes a good breakfast that you eat in the small kitchen/breakfast room. We enjoyed chatting to her in the morning and she can also advise you if you don't know London.
If you want the services of a hotel then pay for one. This is inexpensive, convenient for exploring London and really welcoming. We are looking forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Rewhog
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Primrose G, Owner at Primrose Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Im glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope you will visit again, im sorry for the delay in responding i only just realised you didnt get a reply! lekha
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

This guesthouse is located in a pleasant area of London. There is a tube station just round the corner for quick access to central London and it is just a short walk to Camden. The room was a good size, comfortable and clean, and had a modern en suite bathroom.
Breakfast is provided, with as much toast, cereal, fruit juice and coffee as you like and the landlady will also cook you fried breakfast if you require.
The family who run the guesthouse are very friendly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shaunsally
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Primrose G, Owner at Primrose Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you. Hope to see you both again and hope to meet the 3 little members of your family that you were telling me about at breakfast!
lekha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

First of all the location is excellent, 5 minutes from a tube station, plenty of buses going into Camden and central London and a great range of coffee shops and restaurants. On top of this it's a really nice area and lovely looking house.

The staff are all very friendly, the mother who runs the place is very attentive and will go out of her way to help you beyond most b&b hosts! The room was very tidy and the beds extremely comfortable. Size wise it's what you would expect it to be for a house that central in London and is certainly good value for money. We were given cakes on arrival to make our stay more pleasant plus the host made us breakfast and actually went out the day before to get us food to our dietary needs (we only mentioned this on arrival and it was ready in time for breakfast).

Overall thoroughly enjoyed my stay, I liked the atmosphere, value, location, and I will definitely be coming back!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gsrs90
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Primrose G, Owner at Primrose Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
thank you, just let me know in advance so i can get the halal burgers ready !

lekha
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Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Definitely recommend to others - my girlfriend and I were made to feel at home by the pleasant and charismatic family that work at the Primrose Guesthouse. Checking-in/out was quick and easy and our deal included a lovely full english breakfast. I shall definitely be returning if I need a place to stay in central London!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Arjun N
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Primrose G, Owner at Primrose Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
It was nice to have you and your friends here !
lekha
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed here as part of a Groupon Deal. We were apprehensive about staying due to some of the negative comments the B&B had received. We arrived in the very early evening and had to wait in the hallway until the owner was found and who appeared in her dressing gown. There seemed to be some confusion about which room we were allocated. An incentive to book had been the 'champagne and chocolates' which turned out to be a tiny bottle of white wine (a glass for one) and a cheap 40g bar of white chocolate from Lidl. This was a ludicrous con!

The room was a mismatch of odd furniture with garden table and chairs to sit at and only one bedside table and lamp. The chandelier was broken above the bed. The en-suite shower was small with doors which would not close properly and the tap fitting was wobbly. Toilet seat and lid did not stay up and were generally poorly fitted. The shower had cracked tiles and was mouldy and the 'toiletries' consisted of a small piece of soap and a half empty bottle of shower gel in the bottom of the shower - just not acceptable. The bed was comfortable enough but bedding was circa 1980s design and no pillow cases on two of the pillows.

The owner cooked breakfast in the upstairs kitchen which was extremely cramped. However, the breakfast was good and could not really be faulted. We understood that there was a problem with getting additional staff as a new person was being instructed as to what to do next while guests were having breakfast.

It is clear that the whole place lacks any style or finesse and we were not expecting much more than basic from this B&B. The owner was very pleasant and attentive when she was there but the whole place is shabby and is being 'over-sold' and overpriced on hotel websites. There is a lot to learn here if this B&B wishes to continue as a professional enterprise.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank takemoretrips
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Primrose G, Owner at Primrose Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Sorry your stay was not as expected. I have noted your comments and am addressing them. Not sure if we are talking about the same room as i remember that i had 2 free rooms and decided to put you both in the bigger room with the bigger shower so you would be more comfortable.

lekha
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We brought a groupon voucher £129 for two nights b & b , with champagne and chocolates on arrival, champagne & chocolates turned out to be third size bottle of white wine and a fun size bar of white chocolate.
No sign outside advertising a b & b
No reception area
Rooms not cleaned after the first nights stay, bin in room left overflowing with rubbish
Cramped breakfast area
Sink in bathroom too small to fill kettle
Etc, etc, etc

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Carole W
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Primrose G, Owner at Primrose Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Please note this is a guest house and not a hotel. apologies for the domestic side of things, the cleaner has been reprimanded.
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Property: Primrose Guesthouse
Address: 34 Primrose Gardens, London NW3 4TN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 567 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Primrose Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An original Victorian House family run guest house situated on a historic peaceful quiet residential terraced street in the heart of Belsize Park, Primrose Guesthouse offers you a peaceful oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of London. We are extremely central, yet in a placid area. Belsize park is one of the most exclusive and expensive residential areas in London and is home to many notable residents. Guest house situated in a very safe and quiet street offering peace of mind for female solo travellers.We are within a few minutes of Belsize Park, Swiss Cottage and Hampstead Underground Stations. Facilities include wifi internet, HD TVs in the room, tea & coffee making facilities in bedrooms, towels, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer. We offer cooked English or continental breakfast and the use of a fully equipped kitchen. Laundry service available. ... more   less 
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