First the good: Super location, less than 100 yards from Tube station - on Northern line with easy access to tourist sites and downtown business areas. Continental Breakfast was terrific. Rooms, Kitchen/Dining area, and bathrooms were all very clean. Proprietor very friendly and exceptionally helpful - also resides next door.
The Bad: Boiler for radiator programmed to shut down for several hours during the night - while I like it cool at night, it was too cold. We suffered cold nights in our room until I raised the issue on day 3 and the proprietor reprogrammed the settings for us. B&B is off of a fairly busy street - more noise than expected. For Ground Floor rooms, bathroom is a 1/2 flight of stairs away and down a small unheated hallway. Therefore recommend an upper floor room. Due to proximity to Tube, could actually hear the rumbling of the trains underground - not too loud but a bit weird. Also noteworthy is that the Northern line just started running 24 hrs instead of shutting down at midnight or so. New guests arrive at all hours of night and that can be disruptive for Ground floor sleepers - one night, one new guest actually mistakenly barged into our room! While we had a "King" bed, it was not comfortable as it is actually to full beds joined with a hard seam in the middle. Lastly, although I not sure I ever heard or saw him, the proprietor's young adult son resides in one of the B&B rooms - a bit odd.
The good and the bad average out to just O.K.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run, Boutique B & B in a beautifully restored Grade II listed Georgian House built in 1786. Situated just 50 metres from Kennington tube station, our B & B is only minutes from Central London and all the City has to offer. All our rooms have original fireplaces, corniced ceilings, original Georgian shutters and cast iron radiators. 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. Free wifi and telephone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kennington Bed And Breakfast
- Kennington Hotel London