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Buky House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #47 of 94 Los Angeles B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 4, 2009

My husband and I travelled around California for 3 weeks and for the last 2 nights in LA we wanted a change from the usual impersonal motels. We found Buky House on the internet and rang Gail who was very helpful in arranging our stay. We were not sure what to expect having not staying in a B&B in the US before but we were not disappointed; Buky House was a very relaxing end to our holiday and Gail made us feel most welcome, with lovely simple but wonderfully healthy breakfasts left out for us each day and plenty of tips on things to do in the area.

We didn't know LA at all but it turned out the location was great too, really close to all the tourist attractions but far enough away to feel more residential rather than a hotel in a souless area. The bedroom is small by US standards but we didn't have a problem with that at all, in fact it's very cosy and has a homely feel. Very comfortable bed!

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 23, 2008

This is a gem. So good I'm reluctant to post it, in case I want to stay there again soon (and I do!). If you're going to visit Hollywood or Downtown Los Angeles, dang. This is the place to stay if you want to stay "at home."

Gail Buky has a wondrous Italiante home in Hancock Park, a very elegant upper-middle class neighborhood just off of LaBrea Ave. When you enter the front door and climb the stone steps, you feel as if you're entering a celebrity's home from the 20s. A huge living room (with fireplace!) on the right, a formal dining room on the left, and a hallway to the two guest rooms (she is remodeling the ground floor, she says, to add one more). As you pass down the hall, a huge kitchen and breakfast area awaits (Gail seems to be a near professional quality cook). The Purple Room we stayed in is cosy, with a smallish but nice bathroom, and totally quiet due to being in a private neighborhood. The other room has a much larger area and larger bath (she was using it this weekend) and is equally delightful.

What makes this place special is the 'slippers' quality of it. It's not the "we're-a-hotel-but-call-ourselves-a-B&B" place with a dozen rooms; you're living in what feels like your home. Have a drink in the living room, relax in the kitchen, this is home, folks. And Gail is delightful, with hints on places to go and shop (there is a Trader Joe's and Ralphs only 2 blocks away). Breakfast is equally informal - delicious bread toasted, some great cereal, some fruit, and exceptional coffee, self-serve.

I understand that she has Wi-Fi, although I didn't use it, and you are entitled to give proper reverence to Scooter, her adorable and huge totally grey cat (rub the ears!).

What a joy to stay here!

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank BoltzMan
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Reviewed January 12, 2008

My wife and I wanted a self contained unit, we found Buky House on the internet and phoned up the hostess to book.

We arrived late in the evening, but everything was set and ready, even some chocolate on the bedsides.

The room is part of the house with ensuite bathroom, and sharing the kitchen with the household.

The room was very nice, tv and cable channels, lots of them. She has now installed wireless internet which could come in quite handy. The house is restored in old fashion to very good taste.

The location is great, relative close to freeways, close to amenities, and popular attractions easy accessable.

Its a great stay, you won't be sorry.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Buksie
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Reviewed September 11, 2006

I stayed at Buky House and really enjoyed myself. The hostess was helpful and charming and the property was very comfortable. I was traveling alone and felt very safe. She gave me some great tips on places to go while in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled solo
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2  Thank Archana
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Reviewed November 3, 2014
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Room Tip: Der purple Room ist sehr hübsch, aber klein. Größer und geräumiger ist wohl das Garden house hinter...
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  • Stayed: October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Buky House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 224 S Orange Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3011
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A , Wilshire
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Ranked #47 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Los Angeles
Number of rooms: 1

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