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At Home London B&B
Ranked #262 of 571 London B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had the "budget room" - three beds & shared bathroom. We didn't expect much and got less than we expected.

We knew the bath was shared. We didn't know it was on a different floor.

We knew there was a dog. We didn't know it was a yapper.

We knew the house was near a subway. We didn't know it was a 10 - 15 minute walk and then 30 - 40 minutes to tourist sites.

The staff was non-existent after registration except when we searched to find someone to fix the non-functioning toilet.

The house is run like a hotel. Self-serve breakfast. Drop the key in the kitchen when leaving.

It is clean and functional. I agree if you want a place to lay your head it's adequate, but not worth the price.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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9  Thank american2urist
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

This excellent B and B provides a comfortable and flexible accommodation for the cost concious business traveller. The facilty of an early breakfast is most useful for those with meetings in London. Overground and underground stations are a short distance away

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Thank alan s
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We (7 people) had a great stay at this B&B It was fun for us to sit in the kitchen in the mornings and have breakfast we made ourselves. We loved the absolute quietness in the night and the lovely garden. Access to the city was easy and Rosa was a great help to us how to get to her place by taxi in the middle of the night. Her replies to our mails were very helpful and caring.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Angela R
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

If what you are looking for is just a place to lay your head at night in a good neighbourhood for a good price, then this B&B will fit the bill. The room and linens were clean and functional and the ensuite small. The self-serve breakfast was decent, if somewhat plain (basic milk, cereal, bread, yogurt, eggs). To be fair, this is all plainly stated on the B&B website, so there were no surprises. Rosa herself was pleasant and helpful, providing local travel information. The walk to the Tube was fine, 10 minutes. As a frequent B&B user, I guess I'm just used to a few more of the personal touches I usually receive. All in all, you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Linda K
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

All things considered, this is not a B&B I would recommend, or one that I would stay at again. But, bearing in mind London can be very expensive and budget accommodation may be difficult to find, keep these points in mind if you select this B&B.

The house gives you the impression of being rather cluttered. You enter into a hallway that is filled with odds and ends, and then into a dining room/ kitchen, that is clean, but again, very cluttered. There are a thousand knick-knacks about the place, and the shelves are filled with things I don't think would have been used in ages. These are the common areas and the rest of the ground floor is private.
The room we had was for three people (en-suite) on the first floor. There are also shared facilities available. The beds were comfy and the room and bathroom very clean, but very tiny. We barely had place to move about with the three beds in the room and the basin area in the bathroom was just big enough for a person to stand. The pictures on the website show a garden with outside seating. We did not have any access to this, possibly as the weather was rainy. However, on the clear days too, outside seating was not mentioned as an option. The blinds in our room were broken, and were not repaired for the entire 5 nights we stayed there. However, the host did try to resolve other difficulties we had - she added an extra heater to our room when we said we were cold. The rooms are cleaned once every 2 or 3 days. We were there 5 nights, and the room was cleaned on our third day. Basics such as tea and coffee are provided in the room, but no soaps or shampoo.

Don't expect much in terms of hospitality in this B&B. First impressions aren't great. We knew this from previous reviews, but it's different when you experience it in person. We had arrived after a 14 hour flight. The owner asked our family (who'd driven us from the airport to the B&B) to wait out in the rain, then sat us down and asked us to pay for the 5 nights stay. We knew this was the procedure, but since we had already paid a deposit, amounting to more than one night, we felt this urgency rather unnecessary. Either way, any welcome would have been appreciated.

We found commuting to the city to be rather long. We took an hour or so from point to point, give or take 10 minutes depending on how many tubes you needed to change. The tube is about a 15 minute walk from the B&B, but there's also a bus down the road that we found quite convenient. The bus stops aren't covered though, so it can mean a wait in the cold and rain.

The breakfasts were the one redeeming thing about this place. It was self-service and offered till 12 noon. There was a decent spread - eggs, bread, yoghurt, juice, cereals, fruit, cold cuts. We found this really convenient as we could choose any schedule we liked.

This is simply a place to sleep and eat, with none of the charm generally associated with a B&B. A budget hotel, if available at the same rates, would be a better option.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank rads_6
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

We stayed at ref No 47 in Chiswick. The manager was super quick and nice arranging my stay, she suggested this property after I've sent her my details. We (My BF & I) had an all white bedroom with everything we needed and a shared bathroom. Also breakfast was included, the host made wholegrain bread every morning and we had plenty of milk, orange juice, coffee, tea to our likings. We had an amazing garden view window and birds singing waked us up in the mornings. It wasn't at all hard to travel to the central part of London by tube (3 min away) and come back home by bus in the evenings. Also Chiswick itself has pretty surroundings! If you compare the price of stay to a hotel one - it's great for the value! Highly recommend. Will definitely try the other properties next time.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank delerith
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

The house is located on a quiet street about a 7-minute walk from Ealing Broadway. Finding quiet side streets in London isn't the easiest thing to do, so the location, price, and convenience was unbeatable (not hyperbole; I looked). And I loved the self-serve option for breakfast. Rosa shows you the kitchen and provides everything you'll need, whether you want to cook something or just have cereal and some fruit. The food was great, the host was lovely, the rooms were quiet and comfortable, and the dog was friendly. That's more or less all I expect from any B&B.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Jason F
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Address: 20 Denbigh Road, London W13 8QB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #262 of 571 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range: $59 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — At Home London B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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