Lime Tree Hotel

Location London

Postcode SW1W 9QU

Telephone 020 7730 8191

££-££££

Why we love it...

Amazing value, central London

The Place

Our series editor Fiona Duncan investigated Lime Tree Hotel on a hunch, enticed in by its pretty Georgian façade and overflowing window boxes. What she found was a hotel with a personal, relaxed atmosphere, combined with fantastic value – a rarity in London.

The secret to Matt and Charlotte’s sucess? Matt puts it down to zero hotel experience, which has helped them avoid the pitfalls of becoming an impersonal engine, joining OTAs and bringing in PRs who hike up the prices. Instead they’ve run it in their own independent style, and as a result enjoy 100 per cent occupancy most of the year.

All bedrooms have luxury beds, draped with Osborne & Little, or Cole & Son curtains. They can be on the small side and only three have baths, but all are priced accordingly. Ours, at £220 a night, had a double and single bed, a widescreen television and an original Victorian fireplace. Singles start at £115, making this an excellent option for single travellers, who are made to feel welcome by the remarkably friendly staff.

The hotel (which connects two Georgian houses) has a countrified feel, aided by homely touches such as painted furniture and breakfast options being chalked on a board in the kitchen (these include croissants, yoghurt and cooked dishes). It’s one of our favourite places to stay in the capital.

Update: The new and improved Lime Tree

 In 2020 all the bedrooms were updated, and the facilities have been improved along with a new guest lounge. Matt and Charlotte have also launched a café-style restaurant, The Buttery, which will be open to locals as well as guests, serving knock-out breakfasts followed by a laid-back all-day menu of light meals, savoury treats and home-made cakes, complemented by artisan coffees and loose leaf speciality teas. There will be the option of outdoor dining in the peaceful walled garden, a unique addition to the area.

The Essentials

Price Band ££-££££
Rooms 28; 12 doubles, 4 twins, 3 triples, 6 singles; all have bathroom, wifi, widescreen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, telephone, toiletries
Food breakfast
Facilities breakfast room, small sitting room, garden
Children aged 5 and above
Disabled not suitable
Pets not suitable

To Book

Contact Charlotte and Matthew Goodsall
Call 020 7730 8191
Fax 020 7730 7865
Email info@limetreehotel.co.uk
Website www.limetreehotel.co.uk

Good To Know

Address 135-137 Ebury Street, London SW1W 9QU
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The Location

Find this place: on a residential road in South Belgravia, surrounded by restaurants, cafés and boutiques

What's nearby: Victoria Station, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Natural History Museum, Harrods, all within one mile