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Glenlyn Hotel
Ranked #481 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This was the first time I had stayed in the Glenlyn Guest House and I left more than satisfied. In looking for a base to visit London I found this hotel, located in the heart of Finchley, to be friendly and welcoming, particularly the gentleman on reception (unfortunately I didn't think to get his name) who ensured my and my friends every needs were attended to. Upon returning to the hotel in the evening, he went out of his way to make me a lovely jug of hot chocolate - yes a jug - not a mug - and I really couldn't say that about many hotels I have stayed in!

The hotel is set in four large original Victorian terraced houses and the rooms are located throughout. Whilst retaining many of the architectural features it offers high standards of comfort. My private en suite room had an outlook to the rear over the sizeable private gardens. A flat-screen remote control TV, tea & coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, telephone & free broadband wireless facility are provided. The decor in places is surprisingly contemporary for a Victorian building and I appreciated the obvious improvements that have been made. You can relax in the modern private lounge bar area before or after an evening out with friends, or unwind in the garden which I am sure must provide a delightful setting on a sunny day. Breakfast is served in the lovely light and airy conservatory which overlooks the garden - great for enjoying the hearty full English breakfast included in the room rate!

Of importance to me, particularly in London, was the front of Hotel free private parking. You can leave your car at the Hotel & avoid paying to get into the London Congestion Zone.The hotel is surrounded by many excellent bars and restaurants and being in walking distance to the Woodside Park underground station it's a great location for getting to and visiting London, giving you a direct line straight into the centre. Offering overall what I felt was tremendous value for money, I would thoroughly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in the apartment and i gotta say, it's money well spent. It has very spacious living room and the kitchen is really large. It would be perfect if you intend to spend most your time just chilling out in the apartment, which we did. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the English style breakfast also. I'm sure it would've been a good place to meet new people and chat, had it been full. The downside, the location quite far from the Heathrow airport. It took us almost an hour by train to get there. But it's only few minutes away from Woodside Park station, so you just need to know your priority. Overall, we're very happy during our stay and would definitely recommend this place

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I have stayed at this 3-star hotel a couple of times, 4 years apart, and enjoyed it every time. The hotel is very clean and comfortable and staff very friendly, welcoming and helpful. This is a family-run business and nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is what you would expect from a 3-star but includes full English breakfast and is serve in a lovely bright room, which I think is the hotel's big advantage, especially in summer. I would love to stay there again. There are plenty of restaurants around and the Tube is a 3-minute walk away.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Found this place on trip advisor and booked on the strength of the reviews. The room was a little small, but clean and comfortable, the breakfast was the usual buffet style with reasonable choices. It was a 30 min train ride into the centre of London but only a few minutes walk from the station. There were also plenty of places to eat nearby before going into the city centre. A good place for the price. Would definintely stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a very charming place to stay at. We stayed in a 3-bed room which in no way was small and crammy. The staff is very friendly, the beds are comfy (although somewhat short if your over 190) and the breakfast is good.
After a day in London it is very relaxing to go back to north Finchley which is a nice area. There are a couple of good, very reasonably priced restaurants within 200 meters walking distance. I especially recommend the Italian one to the left in the crossing.
If you have no need to stay in the city, experience what it is like to live in London and appreciate to do a little bit of travel by the tube this the perfect place to stay.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Good value for money at this guest friendly hotel. Staff very welcoming and efficient and a good range at breakfast, all very acceptable. Close to Woodside Park tube (Northern) and lots of shops / restaurants nearby. The hotel is a bit 'tired' but clean and recommended for a short stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very clean, spacious room with quality furniture and very comfortable beds, full, tasty breakfast, friendly and helpful receptionists, close to the underground - it is one of the best places we have stayed and we will definitely go back again! Its a short walk to the tube station, but it takes a while to get to the centre of London.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Glenlyn Hotel

Address: 6 Woodside Park Road | North Finchley, London N12 8RP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#68 Best Value Hotel in London
#154 Family Hotel in London
#267 Romantic Hotel in London
#320 Business Hotel in London
Price Range: $108 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glenlyn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minutes from Woodside Park Tube, the good-quality Glenlyn has good access to the Wembley Complex, Alexandra Palace and Central London, without the Central London prices. At Glenlyn there is free parking and free wireless internet. There is a high standard of comfort and service, and good links to the M25, M1 and A40. Glenlyn is outside the London Congestion Zone. The welcoming North London Hotel is family-run and offers modern yet cosy rooms. There is a private bar, a garden and a conservatory where good breakfasts are served. A new addition to the Glenlyn is our recently refurbished apartments, perfect for families and guests requiring the extra facilities and space. ... more   less 
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