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London Lodge Hotel, converted from two Victorian townhouses, dating back to 1880, offers guests elegant decor with plenty of character in a very convenient, peaceful location at the heart of West London's most affluent and picturesque district. Described by some regular visitors as 'Our London home', the hotel prides itself on attentive, personalised service. From quick refills of coffee and toast at breakfast, advising which sights to see and sourcing ticket discounts, to arranging taxis to the airport; staff have been praised across the board for their courtesy and helpfulness.
Rooms are very cosy and comfortable, and are a good size for a town house conversion. With a combination of classic Louis XVI style furniture; quirky touches such as teddy bears on beds; and modern amenities, including satellite TV (including some US channels), a computer modem socket, mini bar, hairdryer and Wi-fi internet access; rooms have a good mix of charm and convenience. Some rooms have views of Lexham Gardens, a small, landscaped green square, which has won the All London Garden Square Best Garden award three times, and often holds children's entertainment on weekends. The hotel is eager to accommodate families; if needed extra beds can be provided in rooms for a small charge, and cots are provided free for children up to three years of age.
The restaurant at the hotel, Stephanie's, has a patio on Lexham Gardens, which can be enjoyed during summertime, and offers a range of international cuisine. A cold breakfast buffet is also served in the restaurant, or can be served in-room for a small charge, and for those who want something a bit heartier, a full English breakfast, which is cooked to order, comes highly recommended. However, there are also many restaurants, eateries and supermarkets nearby for those who would like to eat out, including a 24-hour Sainsburys about a seven minute walk away; Wagamama, Nandos and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, for the budget conscious; or Polish restaurant Wodka and North African restaurant Pasha, if you fancy something a bit more exotic. The Earls Court tavern nearby also does a great British Sunday roast.
If you are exhibiting at, or attending a trade show or exhibition at the Earls Court exhibition centre, you couldn't be in a better position. The centre is just a 10-minute walk away from the hotel, and the Olympia Exhibition Centre is just one stop away on the District Line from Ears Court station. If you take a leisurely stroll down Cromwell Road you will see a fantastic selection of designer and high street shops, such as La Cave a Fromage for chic cheese; Chanel and Joseph, for something stylish; and L'Artisan Parfumeur, for a personalised scent. After about 10 minutes you will come across the museum district where you can visit the Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History Museums.
Go north up Exhibition Road and you will come across the Royal Albert Hall with its austere domed architecture, Kensington Palace and Gardens and Hyde Park. Walk a little further towards Knightsbridge and you can splash some cash in one of Harrod's Department Store's 330 departments, or Harvey Nichols.
If all that shopping hasn't left your budget in tatters, the hotel is also near to several tube stations, meaning you can easily explore the rest of London and there are excellent links to major transport hubs. Earls Court and Gloucester Road tube stations are both about a five-minute walk away. Earls Court services the District and Piccadilly lines and Gloucester Road services the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. From both stations you can travel directly to Victoria Station (where you can transfer to Gatwick Airport); Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates); King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates); and Heathrow Airport (via the Piccadilly line). If driving you can reach the London Lodge Hotel on the A4 road via the M4 and M25. However, it should be noted that the hotel only has three car parking spaces, so you may need to park in the NCP car park in Warwick Road about five minutes walk away.
With this central a location and some of the friendliest service you will experience in the area, the London Lodge is a good option for travellers who want comfort and convenience for a cheap rate. It is recommended to check the hotel's website for any upcoming deals and if you can stretch for a larger room it's worth the extra cost.