I was attending school in London for a week and met my husband at the Aster House for a romantic interlude. I loved the fact that it does not look like a hotel. I found my husband snuggling in the bed when I arrived-London was absolutely freezing and he was exhausted from a long trip. We both loved the comfort of the bed and the quiet of the room. Even though our room was on street level I never was disturbed by noise. I have always stayed in the Marble Arch area on my previous trips but found this location, just a short walk from the tube, extremely convenient. I am a painter and we spent the week looking at art and were able to reach all the venues I was interested in easily. The service at breakfast was good and the food plentiful. We stayed 8 days and I would have welcomed a little more variety, perhaps pancakes or oatmeal, but I never left unsatisfied. There was always a variety of fresh fruit which is important to me.
The only downside, which would not prevent me from returning, was that the hotel was undergoing some renovation. We were gone all day so that did not bother me but there were several times that our room smelled like paint fumes. I am extremely sensitive to this odor since I spend a great deal of my time in my art studio. I doubt this would be a problem in high tourist season but if this is an issue for you I would double check that no painting will be taking place during your stay.
- Also Known As:
- Aster House Hotel London
- Aster House Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Victorian Townhouse with an English Country decor; bright breakfast room; walking distance to Hyde Park & Kensington Garden. ... more less