Lime Tree Hotel

Address: 135 - 137 Ebury Street, London, England, SW1W 9QU, United Kingdom | B&B
 
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This B&B, located in the Westminster/Belgravia area of London, is near Jack the Ripper Walking Tour with Golden Tours, London Tourist Board, Southwark, and Les Senteurs.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Lime Tree Hotel London

      A below average place to stay

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      The Lime Tree was a disappointing place to stay. The room was small and shabby. For the most part it was clean, but the location was noisy and we had to climb 58 stairs to get to our room (we counted!) This includes brining our luggage up and down which wasn't easy in the narrow stair case. The room had a "hair dryer" but it hardly blew any air out at all. I really wished I would have brought one; it would have saved a lot of time. The breakfast was ok, but their wasn't very much variety. The best thing to eat was the cold cereal. I expected the rooms to be small in London and we didn't stay anywhere else, so maybe it was as good as other places in its price range, but I have a feeling you could get a lot more for your money somewhere else. The location was a plus; it is very close to Victoria Station and that was very nice (although there are a lot of other places close to Victoria Station). I would not return to The Lime Tree Hotel.

      Never again.

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      We stayed here last year July (2003) and found the hotel room small, dirty, smelly and poorly furnished. On top of this we has a poor view on the back roofs. We won't be back. This trup advisor has travelled in Europe for decades and seen hundreds of smaller and medium sized hotels. This is just a very poor one, sorry to say.

      Nice hotel, good location

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      We stayed at the Lime Tree on April10-13 and found it to be quite a nice hotel. We had a room overlooking the garden in back that was large and quiet. The staff was very friendly and helped us plan our days journeys. We enjoyed the location that was quiet yet just a couple blocks from Victoria station.

      Have to disagree

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      I don't know if this hotel has changed hands since the previous reviewers stayed there but I really have to disagree with many of the points made. I booked 2 nights in the Lime Tree on the strength of an attractive web site and the positive reviews on this page. On arrival however, initial impressions of the hotel were disappointing. The reception and lobby are shabby, the decor is grubby and in need of an overhaul. I found the staff to be friendly and polite but the room was inadequate in many respects. Although large, the room clearly needed some refurbishment and the decor and furnishing are in need of upgrading. In particular, the bathroom facilities were not up to standard. The bathroom was small and access to the toilet was very awkward. The shower did not work well and the water supply was temperamental. We were most disappointed by the sink location in the room itself. Again, the hot water supply was unreliable and most worrying, a kettle was located on a high shelf just next to the sink (we had a 5 year old child with us). The heating in the room did not work although an electric radiator had been provided (placed right next to the sink and again a concern with a small child in tow!).We were willing to get on with the above and just put it down to 'experience' until we went down for breakfast the next day. The 'full' English breakfast was 2 unappetising slices of bacon, a cheap looking sausage and a passable poached egg. I am very partial to a full English and believe me I have never ever seen tinned pineapple rings included on one!! Apart from the toast, I did not eat much of it and neither did my mother who was with me. My son had a bowl of cornflakes which were fine. I noticed that most of the other guests were Americans and looking round the tatty, chintzy dining room, I really hoped this wasnt the only impression they were going to get of an English hotel and breakfast.This is not a particularly cheap hotel at around ?130/room/night. We had originally booked to stay 2 nights but after breakfast, we checked out and went to the Ibis in Euston. Clean, comfortable and about ?50/night cheaper for the room and all you can eat breakfast. In case you are wondering, I dont work for Ibis! I am a French teacher at a girls school nr Nottingham and went to spend a few days in London with my mum and 5 year old son. We definitely will not be heading back to the Lime Tree again and I intend to copy this review to the London Tourist Board.

      Excellent location. Good Breakfast. Clean Rooms.

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      My husband and I stayed at the Lime Tree in January 2004. We had a wonderful visit to London and the Lime Tree was instrumental in making that happen. The location is perfect. Near all the sights, quiet, and close to Victoria Station which gets you to and from the airport with ease. The neighborhood is charming and full of history. Our room was a small double on the top floor. It was clean and nicely furnished for a budget, European hotel. We had maid service daily and the staff was helpful and polite.

      Remembered with fondness

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      I stayed at the Lime Tree Hotel seven years ago...I remember it with great fondness...I look froward to a return visit in the next year...That street, and that area are memorable in everyway. The location so near Victoria Station cannot be better...

      Loved the Lime Tree Hotel

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      We wish to thank the Lime Tree Hotel for making our stay in London the wonderful experience that it was. They took the three of us in at the last minute when we needed the repreive from another lodging! London itself is a historically and culturally fascinating city - but it is the contact with the people that truely leaves the lasting impression. We most certainly wiill send anyone we know their way!

      Charming, great location

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      Location on Ebury St near Victoria Station couldn't be better. The entire staff is one of the best. Ambiance of the inn is perfect - everyone willing and able to help at all times. Prices on the rooms are generally higher than indicated on this site but they do have less expensive small rooms and lovely larger ones. A repeat. Judy C. San Diego

      Friendly, helpful staff, comfortable hotel

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      Three visits to the Lime Tree have only made me eager for more. My friend and I were staying there in September 2001. We were scheduled to leave on September 12. Needless to say, that didn't happen. We ended up having to stay an additional week. I can't say enough for how helpful and supportive David and his staff were to two frightened Americans who just wanted to go home. They allowed us to use the business computer to check in with our families while the telephone lines were overloaded. They arranged for us to receive emergency supplies of prescription medicines. Despite being fully booked, David assured us that we would have a place to stay. We, in fact, spent the entire time in the same comfortable and familiar room. They were always available with a hug and a word of encouragement when we needed it (which was often).

      Visits in 2000 and 2002 were less eventful, but no less wonderful. There is no better location in London. The Lime Tree is convenient to bus, rail, coach and underground. By all means, pay those wonderful people a visit. Just don't book my room when I want it, please!

      Nice hotel, good location

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      In November, 2002, my family and I spent a few days in one of their upper story rooms facing Eburt Street. This was our first visit to England so I have no experience with English lodgings to make a great comparison. However, our overall impressions of the hotel and its location are favorable.

      The room was small but was able to accomodate the three of us just fine. The room, as a whole, was clean and tidy. The sink was in the bedroom and the tiny bathroom contained a toilet and very small shower. Hot water was plentiful (but be patient when waiting for it at the sink). After all, the hotel is quite old. The TV didn't work well, but that was no bother since we were tired from sightseeing during the day. The beds were reasonably comfortable (firm, but not rock hard). As the room was very warm we would open the windows to cool it until ready to sleep, then close them (because of street noise) and run the small room fan.

      Breakfast was served in the dining room and varied slightly each day (full English breakfast with changes in side dishes). A good way to start the day!

      The owners and staff of the Lime Tree Hotel were very friendly and helpful with both information or making transportation arrangements. The hotel itself is located near the Victoria train and underground station, as well as bus and taxi service. Many attractions are also located nearby (museums and Buckingham Palace are well within walking distance).

      I would definitely consider staying there again on another visit to London. However, this was the only hotel we stayed at this, our first visit (our other lodgings was a B&B in Bath) to London. Therefore I will probably consider someplace else just to try something different. Otherwise, if you have been to London before and are looking for a decent place to stay, consider giving it a try. Happy travels.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Lime Tree Hotel London

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
       

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