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“Great b&b and so handy for central London”
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Glenlyn Hotel
Ranked #495 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Poole, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Great b&b and so handy for central London”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

This is a real gem! Tube just a few minutes walk away. Spotlessly clean with a great buffet breakfast in a beautiful conservatory...if you're lucky enough to be there when the weather's warm you can eat breakfast outside in their lovely garden area.

North Finchley shopping is just a stone's throw away, as are some really good restaurants.

Why pay London City prices when this place is such a find - thoroughly recommended, and has the added advantage of free parking too...look no further - you will NOT be disappointed.

Room Tip: If you want a garden view best to book early, but the hotel location is generally quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Yonkers, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

There is no better place to stay in London than the Glenlyn Guest House in Finchley. If you stay at the Glenlyn you are IN the city, but not pressured by any of the noise, traffic and congestion of downtown London. Yet, via the tube (a few short blocks away), you can get anywhere in London and the rest of the UK quite conveniently from this lovely boutique hotel (or large B & B). We have stayed at the Glenlyn a total of four times, each time better than the previous. We now consider ourselves among the many "regulars" of the place. When our younger son was getting married nearly over a year ago, we needed rooms for 23 family members from outside the UK, including siblings, cousins and even the grandparents, who were both over 90 years of age at the time. Paul (the owner's son and the hotel's manager) and his attentive staff handled all of us and our family's special needs with ease and grace. Our most recent visit during this past Christmas season was just as good as the first few times we have been at Glenlyn. We'll be back!

Room Tip: Always call in advance and speak directly to the staff. Don't rely just on the internet. Also, g...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Killarney, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Stayed here recently. Very impressed. Great value for money. Very near Tube station, Clean and very warm. Staff very pleasant. Great breakfast too. If you're looking for value for money, in a quiet location, close to public transport, with a good breakfast, then you really can't go wrong.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

The hotel was very clean. The rooms were very clean and smelt very clean.Lots of hot water and huge towels. 7min walk to the tube.Ample parking and left car all day whilst in centre of London. Lovely big flat screen TV and great hairdryer

Things that need to improve: The quilt in room 6 was in very poor condition...stuffing all bunched up and lumpy. Blanket provided but wasn'nt very clean. It was a shame there was no heat in the bathroom...heated towel rail would do the job well.
A bracket to angle TV to the bed would have been very helpful

Great stay if the bedding had been as lovely as the room.....
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  • Stayed February 2012
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

I've stayed at the Glenlyn many times over the past few years and have probably been booked into most of their rooms by now. As a place to stay on business trips its been perfect. Considering where the hotel is based the value for money is excellent.

The hotel has all you need after a day of work - rooms and linen are clean and tidy, staff are friendly, and the bonus is the free breakfast!. Some reviews have mentioned the old furniture but that seems to add a bit of character to the rooms after a few visit - better than sterile hotel chains.

Location is good for London as its only a short walk from Woodside tube station, and a number of bus routes. If driving parking can be hit and miss in front of hotel, but there is usually on-street parking available at night. Being just off a major road into London is useful as well.

Hotel doesn't serve evening meals but there are a number of options nearby.

I've been fortunate to stay in one of their apartments which would be ideal for a family staying for a trip to London who don't want to eat out each night. The apartments are fully kitted out flats, and have a higher standard of fittings and furniture than the hotel rooms.

The only downside is this hotel is very popular so trying to book at the last minute I often missed out!

Room Tip: All the rooms are slightly different but note there is no lift. For a spot of luxury go for an apart...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Glenlyn Hotel

Property: Glenlyn Hotel
Address: 6 Woodside Park Road | North Finchley, London N12 8RP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#35 Best Value Hotel in London
#154 Family Hotel in London
#268 Romantic Hotel in London
#321 Business Hotel in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,814 - ₹ 8,539
Hotel Class:3 star — Glenlyn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minutes from Woodside Park Tube, the good-quality Glenlyn has good access to the Wembley Complex, Alexandra Palace and Central London, without the Central London prices. At Glenlyn there is free parking and free wireless internet. There is a high standard of comfort and service, and good links to the M25, M1 and A40. Glenlyn is outside the London Congestion Zone. The welcoming North London Hotel is family-run and offers modern yet cosy rooms. There is a private bar, a garden and a conservatory where good breakfasts are served. A new addition to the Glenlyn is our recently refurbished apartments, perfect for families and guests requiring the extra facilities and space. ... more   less 
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