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Martel Guest House
Ranked #36 of 573 London B&B and Inns
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“Guest House Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

It was my first experience staying at a Guest House in the London area & I was very pleasantly surprised! We were warmly met by Mr. Martel who explained every detail of the room & the area. My daughter & I were there for exams in the Hendon Middlesex University area & found the location great for travelling to & fro since both bus stops & the tube were just minutes away. We were away from the hustle & bustle of Central London but still close enough to go enjoy the experience & shopping of Central! The rooms were spotless & more than adequate in size for our needs. Mr. Martel met our every need & we would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

I visit London frequently and have stayed in many hotels and B&B's. I will definitely stay at the Martel Guest House again. I stayed in a triple room which also has a single/double price. The rooms are clean and comfortable. They are not overly large but this is what you expect in Europe. The bathroom was spotlessly clean. Mine had a shower and no tub which was fine for me. The room comes equipped with a hairdryer, adapter sockets so you can charge your phone or tablet, coffee and tea and a small fridge. The internet is free and reliable. You can rent a laptop for 2 GBP a day and also can arrange to rent a cell phone for your stay. Excellent services not often offered even in very expensive hotels. Car transportation to and from the airport can be arranged at a far less price than you would pay if you were to book your own driver or pay a taxi. To save money (and if you only have one suitcase) you can take the underground from the airport to the station close to the guest house. The area is a quiet residential neighbourhood with coffeeshops, restaurants, banks, etc clustered around Golders Green Road. It is just a few minutes to walk to the underground station from the guest house. The most amazing thing about staying here was the price. I have stayed in some pretty lousy places for 3 times the nightly rate that I paid here. Unbelievable value. The minus' have nothing to do with the Guest House itself, just with the location. It is not in the centre of the city and being in a residential neighbourhood, it is not a 'bustling' place. Although the tube is a 20 minute ride and the bus is only a half hour from Marble Arch, if you are looking for a 'party place' this won't fit the bill. For everyone else, it is a gem.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Zweibruecken, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Martel Guest house is the best choice you can take for your stay in London. It is located in the North and the area is calm, but it is still very close central London. The tube is just a 5-minute walk away. They have lovely rooms, which are cleaned everyday. The owner prepares your breakfast everyday and the breakfast is so yummy...
When I come to London again, I will definitely stay here again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Martel quest house was our best choice ever! The communication with Mr. Phil while booking the room was quick and effective. We were in London for the first time and I found this guest house by accident in trip advisor website - there was all the best experiences so we thouht we will give a chance to it also. And it was no dissappoitment. There is really good connection for the town center, first day we were kindly welcome and the room we had (small room for 2) was nice, clean and comfortable. Especially we appreciated coffe and tea all the day. Breakfast was really tasty and we loved fried eggs and loads of jams and cheese to choose. The Quater Golders green is clean and calm, we were returning all the evenings and there was no problem, we also tried one of restaurants which was near and it was really tasty (there is big choice also).
If we will be in London in the future we will return for sure:)

Room Tip: We liked our room - small for two but we are sure that the others are super also, all the interier o...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed in Martel’s Guesthouse for 6 days and we were so happy and very satisfied from day 1 to our last day of our stay here. Location is also good and very safe. It is near grocery store, restaurants and shops, and short walk to the tube/bus station that made so easy for us to go anywhere.

Everything was well prepared in our room. Our room has a cozy feeling and with comfy bed that we were able to relax and sleep very well. The shower has hot and cold, there was heater and air con but we didn’t use the AC since the weather was very cold. Towels are very clean, perfectly white, thick and fresh smelling! Soap and shampoo smells good and there’s hair dyer available.
Our room has mini ref and a kettle with choices for hot drinks.

The breakfast is fantastic! There was lots of choices, cereal, cheeses, salad, fruits, muffin etc. and aside from the choices, the owner personally prepared our freshly cooked/hot meal.

Most importantly, It has a strong Wifi/internet connection and the owner name Phil is Superb! He’s Awesome! He was very accommodating, very helpful and always nice! We needed help for our online booking, and Phil made extra effort by printing our tickets to Harry Potter Studio tour and did not charge us. He even surprised us one morning by letting us try his special Harry Potter sauce during our breakfast the day of our scheduled tour. Oh, such a thoughtful and lovable person!

His staff was very friendly and accommodating too. We were so lucky that we found and chose Martel’s guesthouse! Do not look for any other! Reviews for Phil’s guesthouse are all consistently excellent! We highly recommend this guesthouse and would definitely choose to stay here again and again next time we visit London.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

What a lovely little hotel. I stayed here for one night and the owner gave me the best room in the hotel. It is very clean and the owner is extremely helpful and polite. You get a fantastic breakfast in the morning. I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Martel Guest House is very nice place to stay if you are going to enjoy London. Breakfast is great continental, rooms are tidy, wi-fi availablea, Guest House is in a good location with a quick reach to center of London (30min by bus, 15min by tube) and Phil is really friendly and welcoming guy. I was there for the third time and if I will be coming back, Martel GH will be my choice again

Room Tip: I have stayed already in 3 different rooms during 3 vacations and all of them was ok, no big differe...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Martel Guest House
Address: 27 The Ridgeway | Golders Green, London NW11 8QP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 573 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Martel Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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