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“Excellent value,great location, helpful staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chelsea Guest House
Ranked #316 of 1,089 Hotels in London
1 review
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“Excellent value,great location, helpful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

I recently spent a week at this guest house and found it to be everything it advertised.
My room was clean and relatively quiet considering the hotel is on a very busy road. It was convenient to everything. Lots of restaurants and shops in the area.
The bus was right next door and the Tube was a 5 minute bus ride!
As well, as a woman traveling alone, I was impressed with the security. There are cameras in all the hallways and they are monitored by the most helpful staff I have ever encountered at any hotel I have stayed in all my 60 years!
If you want fancy this is not the place. If you want practical, convenient and affordable this is the best!

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Heather B
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Chelsea Guest H... L, Guest Relations Manager at Chelsea Guest House, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear Heather,
Thank you for the lovely words of praise, your opinions keep us in touch with our customers and we are glad that you enjoyed your time at the Guest House.
We try to offer excellent service and comfort to our guests and a review like this one from an experienced traveller like yourself tells us we are doing a great job, which is always great to hear for management and the staff who work so hard to ensure guest satisfaction. It’s also great to hear you found our proximate location to both transport facilities and local amnesties to be convenient.
Whenever you are back in London and looking for a good place to stay, let us know and we’ll be happy to see you again.
Best regards,
Paul
Customer Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had an overnight stay in a delixe double room and were pleasently suprised. Beautiful room newly refurbished comfortable bed very clean small but adequate ensuite Although next to the main road with the windows shut we weren't bothered by traffic noise at all.Would definately recommend this hotel to others.

Room Tip: Double deluxe on third floor are newly refurbished and beautiful.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrea2812
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Chelsea Guest H... L, Guest Relations Manager at Chelsea Guest House, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Dear Andrea,
We are happy that you took the time to review your experience at Chelsea Guest House. As one of the first people to try our new premium rooms, we’re excited to receive such great feedback.
We’ve also put effort into giving the rooms a modern feel so we hope you appreciated the decor. We have tried to respond to what our guests wanted most in terms of convenience with the tea and coffee facilities, ionic hairdryers plus complimentary soaps, shampoo and shower gel. We feel that the addition of these facilities offer enhancement to our guests’ experiences while maintaining our competitive low prices. Be sure to come back again soon and thank you for spreading the word about our Guest House!
Best regards,
Paul
Customer Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

The room was very basic but you get what you pay for. It's a great location to get the bus into the city centre, probably a 10-15 minute bus ride!

The rooms were very basic as said but they were clean and secure and the guy on reception was very nice. The bathroom/Shower was clean which is always important!

Tea making facilities would have been nice but apart from that, I enjoyed my stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Musgrove1991
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Chelsea Guest H... L, Guest Relations Manager at Chelsea Guest House, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Musgrove1991,
All of us here at Chelsea Guest House work hard to keep high standards of quality for our guests. Our staff’s main goal is to keep customers happy, so we hope you enjoyed your time with us.
As we offer excellent prices for being located so close to the heart of London, many clients have great regard for the simple and comfortable rooms that we offer. We are however constantly improving our services, with premium rooms now offering tea and coffee making facilities, and many more improvements to come.
Finally, we’re grateful that you took the time to give us your thoughts and hope to see you again soon!
Best regards,
Paul
Customer Service
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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed here for four nights in September 2012 and were very pleased with the place. The staff is very friendly and helpful and location good. You can jump to either bus number 77 or 87 right outside the hotel and they will take you to the closest tube station in just 5-10 minutes. In some ways the hotel seemed more like a hostel e.g. there was no blow dryer or shower gel/shampoo and the decoration was very humble. I'm not sure how old the building was or is it just how it's built but you can hear people speaking and moving outside your room very well and that woke us up a few times in the early mornings. So for those who need silence to be able to sleep, this is something I'd like to mention. But still I would warmly recommend this place! Our room and especially the toilet was cleaned very well and it seemed they have done some kind of reparations recently.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lottis83
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Chelsea Guest H... L, Guest Relations Manager at Chelsea Guest House, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Lottis83,
We’d like to thank you for the great review;, your feedback is very important to us.
. We are happy to see that our location was right for your needs and that the staff was helpful. You are right to point out that we’ve done some work on the hotel, all towards improving the comfort of our guests. This means that our systems are more reliable and our new rooms come with all the features you mentioned. We are sorry to hear that you had trouble sleeping, but I’m sure we would be able to find you a more quiet room for your return. Until then, we are happy to hear from our esteemed customers and share our ideas on Chelsea Guest House.
Best regards,
Paul
Customer Service
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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

very basic but guy on reception was friendly and helpful , got what we paid for so didnt expect luxury. good location for for visiting attractions . Tea making facilities would have been welcome plus shower gel in shower but overall clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: would choose double room not twin as was very cramped
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank glynis t
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Chelsea Guest H... L, Guest Relations Manager at Chelsea Guest House, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Glynis T,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Chelsea Guest. We trust that you and your family were able to enjoy London completely of London and enjoyed it. Our Guest House is always open to small groups that wish to visit the city, using our conveniently located Guest House as a base; a budget and no-frills environment. We also hope that we contributed towards making your trip special by offering a clean room and a friendly body of staff that helped you throughout your trip. Keep us in mind for your next visit and take care!
Best regards,
Paul
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Chandlers Ford, Hampshire
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Clean, pretty comfortable but dated. Easy check in, very helpful guy on reception.Pretty good location for using as a base for a visit to London for a day or two, except the tube is about a 20 minute walk, not one I'd fancy doing at night. Bus stop is about 50 yards away & an overground railway station about 200 yards away (Wandsworth Rd), but trains are only every 30 minutes to Victoria.

Had a twin room, beds very close together, not much room to get in between, would be better with a double bed in there. Only one pillow available too.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank fatfish59
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Chelsea Guest H... L, Guest Relations Manager at Chelsea Guest House, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear FatFish59,
We are happy to receive your comments and greatly value your input. Here at Chelsea Guest House we try to offer a balance between being closely and conveniently located for the hustle and bustle of Central London and offering a quiet location for a relaxing stay. We’ve been working on our facilities and have recently opened our premium rooms; spacious and modern settings which are sure to impress you on your next visit. We also want you to know that our staff are here to ensure a pleasant stay which means that we are happy to help, whether that means providing extra pillows or giving directions.
Thanks once again for your review and we hope to welcome you again soon.
Best regards,
Paul
Customer Service
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

I was visiting my daughter for two days and was reluctant to pay huge London prices for a room I would hardly see. The room was very basic, with a small, but functional bathroom, plenty of hot water. It was, however, immaculately clean and the bed was comfortable. The staff were polite and efficient, my request for a hairdryer was immediately and pleasantly sorted. I had a room at the front of the second building, apart from the traffic noise (what's new in London) the guest house was fantastically quiet, even on a Friday night.

The position was excellent, a bus stop outside, Wandsworth railway station a two minute walk and Clapham or Stockwell tubes a 15 minute walk.

I have given the guest house a rating of 4, as I thought that the value for money was brilliant and it was perfect for what I wanted. I would really have like a mirror in the bedroom, but the free wi fi was a plus.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Linda G
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Chelsea Guest H... L, Guest Relations Manager at Chelsea Guest House, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Dear Linda,
We are happy that you noticed we strive to keep a good balance between price and quality. While we cannot do anything about the high volume of cars in London, we try to compensate with a warm welcome and a high level of cleanliness. At the same time, we want each client experience to be unique and so the rooms have different features and elements of décor. On your next visit, please make sure to mention at the desk and we’ll be sure that yours is a room with a mirror!
Thank you for your pleasant review and make sure to visit us again!
Best regards,
Paul
Customer Service
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Property: Chelsea Guest House
Address: 372 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 4TE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#79 Best Value Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chelsea Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Chelsea Guest House. Chelsea Guest House is conveniently located close to Central London and closer still to the famous and bustling Clapham where you can enjoy the selection of stylish independent boutiques, bars and restaurants on offer to suit every taste and budget. After your long day's sightseeing, a trip to the theatre, shopping or perhaps a visit to the vibrant night-life on offer in London, come back and relax in our warm and friendly guest house where your comfortable bed and well appointed room awaits. Our staff ensure excellent all round hospitality and service. Chelsea is hotel accommodation near to London's finest theatres of the West End, Brixton Academy for music concerts and shopping of the Kings Road and Kensington High Street.So enjoy the convenient location, special comfort and incredible value of the Chelsea Guest House. Contact us directly for special seasonal packages and offers! We look forward to seeing you soon.... ... more   less 
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