I spent 2 nights at the Aber in November 2009, not November 2010 as noted.
I chose the location as it is very near friends. It's a small property in the English manner. I arrived late to a friendly greeting. My room on the 3rd floor was HUGE, with two beds placed at a diagonal from one another, a new flat-screen TV. The furnishings were simple but functional. The two things I disliked about the room were the fact there was no adequate reading-light, just an overhead light, and a very small bedside lamp that made it difficult to read. The bath was simple as well, with a stall shower and plenty of hot water. During the day the room was awash in light due to the large windows and high ceilings, even the bathroom had a window which was nice. The first night I got the distinct impression I was the only person there, which felt slightly creepy. But the next morning I awoke to the smell of toast and hushed conversation so apparently that wasn't the case. Was the Aber perfect? Nope. But it was undeniably a fantastic bargain. The staff I encountered were friendly. It was a little tatty but that was part of its appeal, really. I probably wouldn't make it my London hotel unless I was in the area, as you are certainly are not in the tourist center of London. But the leafy, quiet neighborhood and the quirky Aber was nice in its own way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aber Hotel is a family owned with dedicated staff providing an exceptional welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Here at the Aber Hotel, our policy is to offer our guests an excellent value for their money and caring personal attention. A policy which has been very well rewarded by the ever increasing numbers of regular guests from the UK and abroad who have chosen The Aber Hotel as their second home in London. You can also expect the finest from your comfortable and contemporary hotel rooms; Widescreen LCD flat screen TVs with Freeview, complimentary Internet access - WIFI, mini safes for your personal belongings to be kept safe, tea/coffee facilities and a well-stocked mini bar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Aber Hotel London, England