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Customer Reviews For The Kandara Guest House


Address: 68 Ockendon Road, Islington, London, N1 3NW, England
This hotel has averaged a score of 5 out of 5 by 140 past guests
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 19 of 688 for B and rated 5 out of 5 from 140 reviews)

30/11/2017
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17/10/2017
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03/10/2017
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04/09/2017
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Everything about it.
Disliked: Nothing really.
31/07/2017
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Very clean and breakfast was excellent
Disliked: Location between underground
31/07/2017
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
Liked: Very friendly staff, clean and nice place
Disliked: I had an early flight, but they didn't help me with early breakfast
07/07/2017
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Very friendly staff, Great location for transport links to main attractions.
Disliked: Shared shower and toilet facilities
25/06/2017
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Great hosts, excellent daily breakfast, hosts helped with all our needs!
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24/06/2017
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Breakfast was lovely
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19/06/2017
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: The Couple running it?
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05/06/2017
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: The owners were very nice and welcoming, rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was very nice and we loved our stay here. The area was great with good access to pubs and shops. 10/10 from us! We'll definitely be back.
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28/05/2017
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Great owners, very good location, perfect place, delicious breakfast and fantastic atmosphere ?
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21/05/2017
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Had a very pleasant stay. Nearby the busy Essex Rd, but once you go into the street its nice and quiet. Good neighbourhood. Friendly staff: family owned. Great breakfast! Old style building but neadly kept, clean and good bathrooms.
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17/05/2017
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Excellence breakfast and nice people
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15/05/2017
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Stayed here on a rare evening away with my husband. Given a lovely welcome, room clean and well presented. Good local knowledge and able to direct to our venue for the evening via the scenic route. Very quiet and peaceful. Delicious breakfast before our return trip. Would definitely consider if returning to London.
11/05/2017
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Very friendly and comfortable.
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07/05/2017
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Excellent staff, very accommodating and genuinely helpful. Good location and comfortable rooms.
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27/04/2017
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Great if you really like the breakfast that comes with the bed. Very friendly owner/staff. Excellent price/performance ratio, I mean this is central London. Shared bathrooms were no logistical problem (the ratio is good) and clean. I would recommend this B&B every time, regardless whether for business or vacation, alone or family.
Disliked: Yes, the cord in the bathroom is the light, no alarm. Might be handy to point to this fact. I hesitated to pull because I first used the bath rather late at night and feared to wake everybody up.
28/03/2017
Rated 4 out of 5 :
A short walk from the bus stop after a 25 minute ride on the bus from St. Pancras train station. The room was neat and tidy with ver comfortable bed. My wife and I were very happy with our choice to stay at Kandara.
23/03/2017
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Nice bed & friendly owners.
Disliked: Own bathroom would have been better but had no trouble using shared one. Noisy outside at night too.
20/03/2017
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: The room was quit small but really comfortable. Everything was very clean and tidy. We arrived very late and the owner organized the keys- so we easy got in. The breakfast was perfect for a good start of the day. The property is in quite location but you need to take a bus (around 20 min) to the centre of the city.
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30/01/2017
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Such a wonderful B&B. so quaint and comfortable I couldn't wait to get back in the evenings! The owners are lovely people, so helpful and hospitable. Breakfast was amazing! I loved the area it was in. I am 22 and travelled alone- always felt very safe in Islington, but not much to do in the area. About 10 minutes bus ride to nearest selection of restaurants and a good 20+ minutes walk/bus/train to any attractions or more populated areas. I personally preferred it this way- would not have traded the quality and value of Kandara for a more central location. Can't wait to go back!
Disliked: Facilities a little outdated, as far as aesthetics go. But owner reported plans to remodel son- can't wait to see the changes made!
19/12/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: The staff at Kandara guest House were extremely friendly and helpful. There were a lot Kandara had to offer they advertised a number of facilities in London and provided information in relation to sights and how to get there.
Disliked: Nothing
19/12/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Wonderful 5 star service Excellent value for money Good location
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16/12/2016
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Staff very welcoming and available for all of my needs. Very good location, nice and comfortable rooms. Definitely would recommend.
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09/12/2016
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Hotel is very clean and the staff is very very helpful. Great breakfast to start the day and very pleasant stay. The bed was really great
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08/12/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Friendly service, clean
Disliked: Liked all of it
08/12/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Welcoming, clean, comfortable, quiet and good value. I would happily stay there again.
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02/12/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Bed was really comfortable and room nice and quiet. I arrived late and the owners were very accommodating and stayed in constant contact.
Disliked: Nothing
14/11/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: This is a lovely property in a residential area. It is a short walk (15 minutes) from Dalston, Angel or Highbury. A warm welcome on arrival. Room is clean and has everything you would want. The shower and wc are shared, which is not ideal, but it is clearly stated that this is the case.
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14/11/2016
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Nice to be welcomed by name! Felt like a home not a b&b. Well presented, spotlessly clean. Excellent quality breakfast cooked to order.
Disliked: A bit dark on the outside entrance
07/11/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Lovely, clean and friendly
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28/11/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
greeted with a friendly welcome and shown to a cosy single room, I began my 4 night stay at the Kandara. This place is warm, quiet and clean, with easy access from Kings Cross by bus. The breakfast was great and I felt welcome and comfortable throughout my stay. Would definitely recommend and hope to return again.
03/11/2016
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
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02/11/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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01/11/2016
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
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Disliked: The walls were kind off thin. I stayed 7 nights and only 3 nights were quiet enough for me, the other 4 I could hear someone snoring. And also the distance to get to the centre of London is pretty far, it's at least 30 minutes when using public transport every time. But on the other hand you had restaurants and eat facilities near you! Also no elevator : (
30/10/2016
Rated 2.7 out of 5 :
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Disliked: Location and access to key things a tourist wants.
21/10/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
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18/10/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
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Disliked: No complaints, I would definitely recommend this guest house. some herbal tea in the bedroom would be nice.
17/10/2016
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12/10/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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08/10/2016
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
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03/10/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
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09/10/2016
Rated 4 out of 5 :
Clean bedroom, quiet neighbourhood, well prepared breakfast. Location is convenient to reach, but a bit of time needed to reach the real centre of London. Quite near to Emirates Stadium, so a good choice for Arsenal football fans:) Price acceptable for a place in London.
28/09/2016
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
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Disliked: On the face of it the lack of an en-suite bathroom was a downside, but there were ample bathrooms available and I never had to wait.
14/09/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
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Disliked: The Wi-Fi signal of the room which besides the dinning room is a little weak.
06/09/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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03/09/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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Disliked: Had to get up early for breakfast
16/08/2016
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
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11/08/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
I loved staying at Kandara guest House! My room was small but all I needed, breakfast really good and everything was clean and quiet. I will most surely come here again and would recommend anyone to come and stay.
03/08/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
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01/08/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
I just stayed at the Kandara for the second time, it's very well run and the breakfast is terrific, you are left to get on with your stay in peace but you can always get in touch with staff if you need to, I always look for the Kandara first when booking in Islington, highly recommend it.
31/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
I always stay here when I attend hospital appointments at homerton hospital. Central location and fabulous breakfast rooms are spotless and such a warm welcome. Easy access to central London and beyond. Angel tube 6mins away. Upper Street Islington lots of choice shopping restaurants and lovely antique markets.
30/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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27/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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26/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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Disliked: Everything was good
19/07/2016
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
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Disliked: Nothing
10/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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07/07/2016
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
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29/06/2016
Rated 4.2 out of 5 :
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Disliked: It was not really "centrally located" as some of the reviews seemed to indicate. It's a bit of a hike from the Islington tube station, especially with luggage. However there are buses that could probably transport you easier. I just didn't have a bus pass.
26/06/2016
Rated 4.2 out of 5 :
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Disliked: Really needed breakfast to start earlier, had to skip it as didn't open until 7.30
24/06/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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19/06/2016
Rated 3.2 out of 5 :
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Disliked: My room on lower ground floor was very musty & facilities were very basic. It was large with 3 beds but I only needed a single. It didn't have an en suite bathroom & because it was next to the dining room was often in use in the am when I needed to shower. Had I been able to book directly with the B & B I would probably have fared better.
17/06/2016
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
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14/06/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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06/06/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
stayed there for 6 nights. Rooms recently done up and nice and spacious. The owners were really nice and helpful with tips and suggestions to move around in London. Conveniently located with bus stops and train stations at walking distance. calm peaceful suburbs. Breakfast was tasty and prepared hot.
17/05/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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12/05/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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Disliked: Notting!
26/04/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
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Disliked: A little far from tube stations but lots of buses into central London.
04/04/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
My kids and I had a wonderful stay at Kandara. The room and beds were very comfortable, had everything we needed, and the breakfasts were amazing. It was very easy to get there with the underground and bus. Avril sent me very good directions before we left home. I would definitely recommend this guesthouse to anyone coming to the area!
28/03/2016
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
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27/03/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
We had a very pleasant time at the Kandara guest House. Everything is very clean and our hosts are extremely helpful and friendly. Fore sure we'll come back to this nice place. A lot of shops are close and there are bus stops round the corner. Definitely we recommend this guest House. I travelled with my 12 year old son.
13/03/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
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22/02/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
I was recommended the guest house and I was not disappointed! Nice room, clean, warm, silent. In spite of quite windy conditions, warm and friendly host/staff, lovely breakfast. And located in a nice and calm area not far from the city centre. I highly recommend Kandara guest House! Mats from Sweden.
21/02/2016
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
Liked: Very welcoming staff. Classic English style rooms. Good English breakfast.
Disliked: Bathroom is shared (very clean).
16/02/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: The good smell, security and the good energy
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09/01/2016
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
Liked: Pleasant welcome, clean and tidy, good breakfast, helpful information
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07/01/2016
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Very friendly and personal welcome.
Disliked: Ceilings and walls are a bit thin, so you can hear other guests snoring.
08/12/2015
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Friendly family run B&B in a great location. Very good breakfast individually cooked. Hope to visit again son.
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04/12/2015
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Lovely family-run guest house, most helpful host, very comfortable, delicious breakfast. Convenient for bus service into central London.
Disliked: Not en suite, but bathroom very convenient, adjacent to my room and I never found it occupied.
03/12/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Everything this place feels like home
Disliked: Nothing
02/12/2015
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Close to all public transport - excellent breakfast
Disliked: Not keen on having to go down the corridor for the bathroom - or sharing - but didn't ever find either of the closest ones occupied when I went to use them
29/11/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
My wife and I stayed at the Kandara guest house for 1 evening. We have stayed in many B&B's throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland and this 1 sets the future standard for cleanliness, friendly staff and a well cooked flavoursome breakfast. Will b back.
28/11/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Overall comfortable friendly central location. Welcoming. Good breakfast. Quiet location in spite of being in central London.
Disliked: Wish we'd had an en suite toilet!
24/11/2015
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: very friendly and helpful host, very clean and comfortable and quiet but very close to bus routes. Great Breakfast and lovely oasis of a garden
Disliked: Bathrooms not too close to bedrooms.
22/11/2015
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
Liked: great hotel very clean, good welcome, room ready, nice house. Good breakfast. Good staff.
Disliked: Bit noisy, walking across the floor, and opening doors with there keys in the night to go to the bathroom.
19/11/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: The guest house was like a home from home. I hope to visit London again son. And I will be hoping to stay again.
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11/11/2015
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Again, another comfortable friendly visit, with a good night's sleep and a cracking breakfast. Thank you Kandara.
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02/11/2015
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Family-run guest house with lovely personal service - much better than staying in an anonymous hotel! Islington is a nice area to stay, and very convenient (as it happened) for us.
Disliked: Our room was a bit far from the bathroom, through 2 stiff fire doors - difficult not to disturb other guests in the middle of the night but not a big problem.
29/10/2015
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: The familiy entrepreneurship. Breakfast was done to you personally. Good taste and warm. Very small and personal. Close to the bus stop. 10 minutes to Brittish Museum, 20 minutes to Piccadilly Circle.
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28/10/2015
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
Liked: Lady who runs the place was just so nice. Such a great find in London
Disliked: Nothing
20/10/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Wonderful hosts who took good care of me. Excellent breakfast that will get you through half your day. Quick access to buses to either tube station or other parts of town. Would book here again without hesitation.
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13/10/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: I was made to feel welcome, well informed and comfortable. Quiet, I got a great nights sleep. Breakfast was just the right amount and we'll cooked.
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12/10/2015
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
Liked: Location. Staff.
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08/10/2015
Rated 3.4 out of 5 :
Liked: friendly staff, little knowledge of surrounding restaurants. 4 night stay no change of bedding or towels. common areas very clean.
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01/10/2015
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Very friendly staff and comfortable accommodation.
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28/09/2015
Rated 4.6 out of 5 :
Liked: Very friendly and helpful.
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08/09/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: very nice people and friendly service
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06/09/2015
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
Liked: Very friendly proprietors. Nice area, a bit "out of the way" but the bus routes make it easy to reach tube stations etc. Great Breakfast. Spotlessly clean.
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01/09/2015
Rated 4.2 out of 5 :
Liked: Spacious room, good breakfast and superb staff
Disliked: It's a bit far from central London, but there are some buses close to hotel that you leave in 30 minutes in the centre.
01/09/2015
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Lovely bed and breakfast in a great north London location. Very relaxing.
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26/08/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Ideally located for local transport into the heart of London. Beds are extremely comfortable and breakfast is always enjoyable. Lovely dining room that looks out onto the garden. We would highly recommend the Kandara without hesitation.
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16/08/2015
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Omar and Avril are accommodating hosts and they run a wonderful guest house. Kandara is very up to date with important touches like an ample supply of outlets and thoughtful layout of the room. And, of course, hot tea! They did their best to accommodate my travel changes, and they made me feel at home. Finally they have a lovely tback garden to look out onto over breakfast.
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13/08/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Staff were attentive, friendly and offered advice on travel destinations. Room was exactly what I needed after a Long haul flight; clean, comfortable and quiet. Should I find myself in Islington again any time son I'll be returning here for sure.
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06/08/2015
Rated 4.2 out of 5 :
Liked: Location,
Disliked: Not having an on suite was a disappointment
01/08/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Beautiful home, was made to feel so welcome, loved our Stay. Both Maria and my self has said we would return again next year. Thank you Avril and family for making us so welcome. Xxx
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22/07/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: very friendly and the room was spacious and clean. It felt like your comfort really mattered and felt safe. I was attending training at the centre for child mental health and location was really convenient.
Disliked: My room was not en suite
17/07/2015
Rated 4.4 out of 5 :
Liked: Very friendly and helpful people - Lucky the dog was friendly too. Great breakfast. Quiet location. Family room was perfect for us and everything was spotlessly clean.
Disliked: No en-suite bathrooms.
17/07/2015
Rated 4.8 out of 5 :
Liked: Very nice guest house located near public transport, staff were very friendly and helpful would recommend to anyone wishing to stay in London
Disliked: Guest did not comment for this item.
07/07/2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5 :
Liked: Very close to my conference
Disliked: The noise from neighbours
17/06/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
Liked: Very clean, friendly owners and staff. Great freedom, to come and go as needed.
Disliked: Nothing
05/11/2015
Rated 5 out of 5 :
The rooms were functional and clean. The breakfast was excellent, the hot food was fresh made and had a good quality. The owner was very friendly and helpful. I was there twice. The guest House is in a quiet street and the buses to the City are nearby.
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