4.8 on October 04, 2013
Stayed a few days in London and needed a central location. This place is perfect as its so close to the tube station in Notting Hill, a walk to Marble Arch. I found the staff friendly and helpful and thought the rooms were fine with great bathrooms. Recommend it highly for your vacation or business trip.
4.0 on April 23, 2013
My Mother came to visit and we booked her at this hotel at a reasonable cost. The hotel was really well situated close to Notting Hill underground station. Let me tell you, it isn’t easy to find a cheap and clean hotel in London but we were pleasantly surprised when we eventually found this one. The room was of adequate size, though the bathroom was small it was perfectly functional. The hotel also has a nice lobby where we spent some time together, Also a quick thank you to the staff for all they did to make the stay comfortable. We recommend this B&B in central London to visitors looking for an economical and enjoyable vacation.
2.0 on July 18, 2010
We were very disappointed overall, and if it weren't for lack of time, we probably would have gone elsewhere. Positive notes: Bedding and bathroom were clean. Staff was cordial and helpful in arranging for a cab at a reasonable rate to the airport. Good location with easy access to the underground. Problem areas: These are many, but we have kept our comments objective so future readers may make their own decision regarding the Blue Bells Hotel. Our bathroom window was clear glass, and was not covered, exposing the entire bathroom to the outside where workers were working on scaffolding right outside the window. After two unsuccessful attempts to get the innkeeper to cover the window, we covered it ourselves by taping travel brochures to the window panes to prevent others from seeing inside. The carpeting and upholstered furniture was dirty looking and much worn, and the painted fiberboard nightstands were extremely worn. Only 3 of the 5 lights in the bathroom worked and the fluorescent lights in the bedroom produced a very dim and dreary atmosphere. The 2-foot deep “balcony” had a wire mesh at the base that had jagged metal edges sticking out that would easily cut a child or adult if not paying close attention. The drapes were drab and the sheers were dirty. The only way to get any air circulation was by leaving the bathroom window & large, floor-to-ceiling, bedroom window open which made us feel unsafe since both were easily accessible from the outside. We anticipated a traditional English breakfast, but instead, the breakfast was cold cereal, toast, coffee and OJ. Notes: To get clean towels, you must leave your old ones on the floor or you won’t get new ones. Wash cloths, facial tissues and shampoo are not provided. Bed was made daily but not sure about policy on changing sheets. Unfortunately, our only disappointing part of the trip was the Blue Bells Hotel. We would not recommend it to any of our friends, nor would we stay there again.
This review does not accurately reflect the Blue Bells hotel and I should like to take this opportunity to set the record straight by responding to the various points made.The property was refurbished within the last 24 months and many of the ensuite bathrooms are now marble tiled.We take great pride that the hotel is clean and tidy throughout and inspections are made regularly to maintain high standards.Bed linen is changed every 3 days and they are changed every day for new guests arriving. Curtains are washed every 4/5 weeks as are the carpets which are kept to a good order.The reviewer suggests that the lighting was poor, but if any of the bulbs do not work then the management is alerted to this by the cleaners and will be fixed.There are extractor fans in the ensuite bathrooms and also cloths, towels and soaps provided. As regards the breakfast, a fully cooked English breakfast is not provided and never advertised. Again the reviewer is mistaken as the hotel provides a continental breakfast comprising tea/coffee, toast cereal etc. Blue Bells Hotel is a very popular bed and breakfast hotel accommodating guests from all over the world. It is run at a high occupancy throughout the year, indeed for many months it is fully booked and we are pleased to say that the hotel has returning guests every year. We are sorry to have received this poor review but I guess you cannot please all the people all the time. It's just a pity that they did not take their concerns to the hotel staff at the time of their stay where their grievances would have been dealt with in a timely manner. I trust that this response has reassured our readers and look forward to welcoming them to our small but friendly hotel in the centre of London where we always try to keep our rates affordable.
4.4 on March 26, 2009
We really enjoyed our stay at this friendly bed and breakfast hotel. We found it clean and tidy throughout and will definitely stay again. Loved it!
3.0 on December 09, 2008
Familia con dos hijos: Pasamos cuatro días en este pequeño hotel y estamos contentos con lo que encontramos. Está muy cerca de la parada de metro de Notinhill, en una placita tranquila. La habitación era amplia y el baño estaba nuevo, la limpieza correcta. La calefacción demasiado alta y aunque nosotros no teníamos problemas el metro que pasa por debajo se nota bastante las vibraciones, no por la noche. El desayuno continental un poco escaso para lo que tenemos en España: solo cereales y tostadas. El personal amable. Una opción a buén precio con buena localización
3.6 on July 02, 2008
Blue Bells Hotel was convenient, clean, good value and the staff were all friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again when travelling to London.