a hotel in London
the right hotel in London can be a daunting task, unless money is no
object. London is full of hotels, and a lot of them, catering for
business customers and wealthy tourists, are quite expensive. But there
are also plenty of moderately priced hotels in London, that provide a
pleasant environment and a friendly reception, at reasonable rates. iHi
has read through thousands of hotel reviews, to pick out just a few
hotels that offer a good service, a reasonably quiet environment, and
good value for money.
Hotels in the suburbs of London
Visitors looking for a quieter environment should think of staying
outside the centre of London; this is also strongly recommended
for anyone travelling by car, as finding a place to park in
central London can be a nightmarish experience, and an extra expense on
top of the high rates charged by inner London hotels.
For a very different experience indeed, discover the rural
and hotels of southern England, some of which have been providing board
and lodging to weary travellers for several hundred years. Live out the
charm of Olde England in rural inns with their thatched roofs and
beamed ceilings – an expericnce that will remain in your
long after your holiday is over.
Small hotels for all budgets
is a directory of small independent hotels
offering a calm and relaxing environment to travellers, for holidays,
business visits, or short breaks. On account of the nature of hotels in
and around London, this area includes some hotels that are
than the normal size luimit, which is 40 rooms. Priority is given to
listing hotels offering good value for money, and a friendly welcome.
We welcome suggestions
travellers and hotel owners.
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in central London
travellers without a car)
- London SE1 - south Bank,
Mad Hatter hotel. ***
This three star hotel is conveniently located close to the
national Theatre, the Tate Modern, and the London Eye. Within walking
distance of Westminster. It has a restaurant and bar, and gets very
WC1, near museums
**** Four star hotel, four star prices, but invariably good write-ups
for this hotel close to the British Museum, Covent Garden and the
theater district. Easy access to most of central London.
WC1, near museums
cheap and friendly
* Very good value for a small central London hotel. Located on a side
street in walking distance of Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross
stations, and the British Museum and university area. Friendly
family-owned hotel; rooms small but clean and comfortable.
W2, near Hyde Park
In a quiet location 200 metres from Hyde Park, & near Lancaster
Gate tube station. Nothing fancy here, but quiet location and
value for money. For the price, you won't find much better in the West
SW3, near Hyde Park
***** Top quality luxury hotel in a quiet location in the West End,
within easy distance of Harrod's, London's greatest department store.
44 refined ensuite bedrooms,drawing room, library. The restaurant can
cater for people with special dietary needs.
SW7, Kensington & Chelsea
***** Chic boutique hotel with 24 rooms, just ten minutes walk from the
Natural History museum, V&A and Science museum. Very refined
décor; restaurant, garden, facilities for the disabled. Good
value for a top quality central London hotel. The restaurant can
cater for people with special dietary needs.
SW5, near Earls Court, Kensington
This is very much a hotel for the budget-conscious traveller; don't
expect luxury, the rooms are small; but they are clean and the
staff work hard. Close to tube station.
close to central London
areas less than 30 mins by bus or tube from Central London
London - Camden
Easy access to the West End
In a residential area just 20 minutes by bus from Regent St. A fairly
basic but friendly small b&b hotel recommended mainly on
account of its bargain prices. No car parking facilities.
London - Hendon
2 minutes' walk to Hendon Central underground station
Top customer reviews for the small four-star hotel with easy access to
central London. Great value for money in this upscale hotel
prices include breakfast, P free car
parking, and free wifi. Easy access to M1 and
North Circular road. The only downside is that this hotel is on a busy
on the outskirts of London
in the suburbs, a short ride from the city
2- east -
House Hotel. Quiet 24-room hotel with P free car
parking. Friendly atmosphere, garden, restaurant, good
value for money (Note; this hotel
may quote room rates for a minimum of two nights ). Located in walking
distance from the centre of Sutton, a pleasant suburban area, and the
train station, for easy
access to Central London.
London - Pinner - Harrow
the **** Grimsdyke
is a gem, and good value. Built by WS Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan
fame), this is a classic Victorian mansion and a listed building with
masses of character. It stands in 40 acres of grounds, with lovely
gardens and plenty of P
free parking. Bar and restaurant. 47 rooms. Hatch
End station is 5 minutes by car - free
parking in the residential
streets north of A410 before reaching the station.
access from Dover direction
*** A fine suburban stately home, standing in its own grounds. Fabulous
setting, P free
parking. Restaurant, bar, free wifi.
Recommended from Monday to Friday morning, because the hotel is heavily
booked for weddings and functions over the weekend. Station 800 yards,
with trains to central London in 20 minutes.
- Wye near Ashford,
New Flying Horse Inn,
Traditional rural inn a few miles from Ashford, in the Kentish
countryside; easy access to Dover and the Channel Tunnel
- Kent -
in the heart of old Canterbury, is an old inn classed as a **** hotel,
but with generally affordable prices. The inn offers a good restaurant,
and of course the traditional atmosphere of the English inn. Parking is
avaialble close by.
near Hailsham, .
The two-star Olde
hotel, at Magham down, is set in the heart of the Wealden
countryside, close to many National Trust properties. The restaurant,
with timber beams and log fires, offers freshly prepared Anglo-French
to the west of London
and southwest of London)
The *** Norfolk
hotel is located in the village of Arundel, a stone's throw from
Arundel castle. Classic English hotel, classic décor, full
character. Restaurant, bar. Cosy rooms, good service and a touch of
House hotel offers 12 en-suite bedrooms
with all modern amenities, set around an attractive courtyard garden
which was originally the Farmyard. It is located in the small
village of Charlton, between Chichester and Midhurst.
in the village of Collingbourne Ducis, is a delightful old thatched
inn, with six en-suite guest rooms. Located in a calm village between
Andover and Marlborough. Restaurant, bar, wifi. No restaurant Sunday
près de Stonehenge
is a listed building in the village of Shrewton, just a few minutes
from Stonehenge , and well suited for exploring central southern
England. It is a small family hotel with
just 7 rooms, and advance booking is recommended. Friendly welcoming
Lovell, near Oxford
Swan and Minster
*** hotel is a classic Cotswold inn,
set in the small village of Minster Lovell in the Windrush valley.
While the bedrooms offer all modern conveniences, the reception area
and other communal areas are classic historic Cotswold inn, with large
fireplaces, beams, and plenty of character. Large garden.
Burford, the Cotswolds,
Pheasant Inn is
a period Cotswold inn located in the heart of Burford, one of the most
attractive small towns in the Cotswolds, offering reasonable value
compared to many similar establishments. Friendly staff, comfortable
rooms. An ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds from Oxford to