We visited the Lime Tree Hotel by chance during a trip to London as it was not part of our itinerary, but we’re so glad we found it.
We fell in love with this hotel, the area and not least the hosts. It’s just such a friendly and hospitable place, plus the building itself is of special architectural/historical interest and has protected status.
The same family have been running the hotel for many years so they have had a lot of practice in developing the art of hospitality. It is now in the safe hands of Charlotte and Matthew. They place a lot of emphasis on interacting with guests and provide no end of suggestions to make the most of this fantastic city. And as this delightful couple state, they believe what most people visiting London want is simple: a clean and friendly environment, a safe, secure and central area, and a reasonable budget.
Following the recent conversion of the Lime Tree’s 25 rooms, tasteful decoration can also be added to the above list.
In terms of area, it's pretty central being a stone’s throw away from Victoria Station and notable monuments within walking distance include Buckingham Palace and Harrods.
You can take your pick of Hyde Park and St James Park for a gentle morning stroll or shopping heaven in Oxford Street which is not that far away either.
Urban Vibes & City Breaks
Animals not accepted
Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) accepted
Non smoking rooms
Transport / Distances
City Centre: 0.3
Train Station: 0.3
Date of stay 30/09/2014
We arrived early in the day after a red eye flight from Bermuda. As expected there were no rooms ready yet, but the staff were very friendly and helpful storing our luggage and directing us to a nice restaurant nearby for breakfast. After breakfast and a short walk we returned again too early for a room to have been made up. However they took pity on two tired looking travelers and expedited the cleaning of one of the first rooms to be vacated and moved our luggage into our room for us. The room was comfortable, the breakfast in their dining room was excellent and the staff could not have been nicer. We would definitely return and recommend the Lime Tree to our friends.
Date of stay 02/02/2015
charmantes Hotel, freundliches Personal, gute Lage, Zimmer sind etwas klein, aber für ein Weekend Trip genügt es.
Kommen gerne wieder zurück
Date of stay 03/04/2015
Ein sehr schönes, gut gepflegtes Hotel in einem wunderbaren Stadtteil, von dem aus man sehr schnell die interessanten Plätze erreicht. Das Personal ist freundlich und hilfsbereit; es herrscht eine sehr angenehme Atmosphäre. Die Zimmer sind klein, aber sehr nett eingerichtet.
Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen.
Date of stay 13/04/2015
Unser Zimmer war im obersten Stock - klein, aber wunderschön mit Ausblick über Londons Dächer. Der Empfang ausgesprochen freundlich. Das Zimmer war frisch renoviert, sauber, ebenso das Badezimmer.
Das Haus versprüht alten Charme. Knarrende Treppenstufen, knarrende Böden. Der Frühstücksraum sehr schön, das Frühstück supergut mit Wahlmöglichkeit. Ebury Street sehr zentral gelegen mit alten Häusern rundherum. Ruhige Lage (für London).
Einzig für Personen, die nicht so gut zu Fuss sind, wäre unser Zimmer nichts - viele Treppen, enges Treppenhaus, kein Lift.
Insgesamt: sehr empfehlenswert!
Date of stay 19/11/2015
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. This is a perfect hotel for women travelling alone, as I was. Friendly, helpful staff, good breakfast and clean and a good location. I would definitely stay again.
Lime Tree Hotel
Date of stay 23/05/2016
We had a lovely time at this hotel, in Belgravia near lots of restaurants and a short walk from Victoria Coach Station and a little further to the underground. We had room 12, which was at the back on the ground floor with a couple of steps down to it. The room had a small garden terrace with table and chairs and it was really quiet and peaceful which is amazing in London. Very small shower room but with a great shower. Really comfy beds.
It was a 15 minute walk to Chelsea Flower Show.
Breakfast was fantastic, waitress served, with the best porridge I've had and fruit. Plus toast and pastries. We didn't have the cooked breakfast but it looked great. We tried to book this through the hotel and they had a minimum 2 night booking which through Secret Escapes we could get for one night..
Date of stay 10/10/2016
Excellent setting for making oneself "at home" in London! Easy access to the Tube, to bus lines and to restaurants. Comfortable room.
LIME TREE HOTEL
by Alejandra Altarriba
Date of stay 04/11/2016
Hotel pequeñito con mucho encanto. Servicio del hotel y amabilidad impecable, Todo eran facilidades.
Mejor Reservar las habitaciones del primer piso o con vistas al jardín.
Zona tranquila rodeada de pequeños restaurantes
Nos hemos quedado con muchas ganas de volver.
Date of stay 09/02/2015
The Lime Tree is a very charming, family run hotel. We have been warmly received at our arrival by the owner itself. The decoration is very tasteful. It is located in a wonderful quarter with small luxury boutiques and good restaurants and cafes and just a 5 minute walk from Victoria station. The breakfast was delicious with a huge choise served at the table. The winter price was really fair for London. We'll come back!
My only suggestions for improvement:
The bed was only 140 cm for two. Too small. :-(
A reading lamp on one side of the bed was missing.
The stairs are quite steep and there is no elevator. But our luggage has been carried up and down at departure.