129 Ebury Street, London, United Kingdom
Doubles from: $157 to $175
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Cartref House is a cheerful, family-run B&B with a fantastic location near Victoria Station. This is a simple place with very few frills, but the location is superb and proprietors Derek and Sharon create a homey environment.
Pros: Fantastic location. Friendly service. Good English breakfast.
Cons: No elevator. No common spaces. A bit pricey for what it is.
The Cartref House offers 10 homey rooms in a variety of sizes, from singles on up to family-style rooms that would suit parents with small children. Décor is simple, with utilitarian furnishings and cheery floral duvets. Decorative lamps and bed frames add a little flair to some rooms.
Amenities are the usual, no-frills B&B affair: coffee and tea facilities, a fan and small television.
The private bathrooms are basic affairs. They are quite small and have free-standing stall showers. Each is equipped with a hair dryer.
"Basic but homey" is the name of the game at the Cartref House, where the friendly management is one of the main attributes. Derek and Sharon are an affable pair, always happy to help out, offer advice or just enjoy a chat.
The B&B has no common spaces, aside from a cozy, traditional breakfast room decorated with pretty carpet, wooden tables and chairs and a smattering of English flags. A full English breakfast is included in the room rate, but guests are arrived to come down early, as the small room can get crowded (and you won't want to miss out on bacon and eggs!).
Wi-Fi is free throughout. Guests have their own key to the front door. The Cartref House is entirely non-smoking.
The Cartref House is a simple place, and with rates starting at £103 for a double room, it is outside of our usual Cheapo range for London. That said, it’s a homey spot in a nice location, and we like that rates don’t skyrocket into the "extremely exorbitant" range.
The hotel is a good value for families, and unfussy guests looking for cozy and convenient will be happy here.
The Cartref House has a fabulous location about a five-minute walk west of Victoria Station and a 10-minute walk south of Buckingham Palace.
Reserving at the Cartref House
As we point out in the box above, the hotel does not offer online reservations. To reserve a room, you’ll have to contact the hotel directly by telephone or via the form on the Cartref Host Web site (see below, under “more information”).
If you’d like a recommendation for a nearby cheap hotel that does offer online booking, check out our review of the Luna & Simone, located on hotel-packed Belgrave Road.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- No Elevator
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Reception: Limited Hours
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Coffee/Tea Maker
- Hair Dryer
129 Ebury Street
Belgravia, London, United Kingdom
About the Cartref House neighborhood
Situated just west of Victoria Station and within easy walking distance of Buckingham Palace, pretty Belgravia is a quiet residential neighborhood characterized by beautiful homes, leafy squares, and affluent residents.