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Review of The Lilac Door

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The Lilac Door
Ranked #11 of 571 London B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It was obvious from the moment that we arrived that we would be looked after, and attention to detail was obvious. Our room was beautifully appointed and we felt very comfortable throughout our stay. It is visibly important to Jane that her guests are cared for and we felt that throughout. Breakfast was truly delicious. We would have no hesitation in going back.

Room Tip: Top floor (attic) rooms might be difficult for tall people
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We stayed for two nights at the beginning on August, having stayed at the Lilac Door for the first time last year we had no hesitation in booking again. Another excellent experience, all very clean and kept to a high standard.
Nice little touches like bottles of spring water, guest slippers, and a proper tea tray with biscuits show just how things can be done - we use the Lilac Door as our bench mark for elsewhere, which usually leads to disappointment!
I have saved the best 'til last - the breakfast! Excellent range to suit all tastes - can't describe it all, just try it for yourself!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Lilac Door for 5 nights in August, 2017. It was truly a wonderful, relaxing experience. Jane will go out of her way for you--you will truly be spoiled while you are here. From tea and biscuits in your room, the VERY comfortable beds, and a fantastic hot breakfast, it is like a home away from home. We were even delayed flying in from Spain and arrived very late at night, but Jane was super accommodating. We took the quick train into Victoria every day, but Dulwich village is an even better choice for dinner at night. We ended up coming back for dinner every night. The village is so quaint and with plenty of good food. The Rosendale Pub and Rocco's Italian are a must!

We will definitely return if we come back to London and are already encouraging our families and friends! Thanks, Jane!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely B&B. We were welcomed with a hot cup of tea and the rooms were perfect. Just a truly delightful experience. You can tell that Jane loves welcoming guests to her beautiful B&B. The breakfasts were scrumptious. I can't wait until I return. A very quick train ride into the center of London. It's easy to recommend a stay at the Lilac Door.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

My husband and I spent one night at The Lilac Door whilst visiting family in Dulwich. The property is really beautiful. Loved the lilac theme! We were delighted with our room - wonderfully furnished, spotless, comfortable and peaceful. There has been great thought put into some special touches - chocolates, a great selection of herbal teabags and tasty biscuits. Our accommodation was not en suite (we did have a sink in our room) but the excellent bath and rain shower were but a few steps away from our room. We were very happy with the arrangement. We didn't have breakfast - we chose to decline as we were joining family the next day but the breakfast room looked lovely! Thank you so much to Jane and Keith - our hosts - so friendly, welcoming and helpful. Excellent stay in every way! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Lilac Door

Address: 140 Rosendale Road | Dulwich, London SE21 8LG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #11 of 571 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range: R1 831 - R2 756 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant Edwardian family home offering stylish bed & breakfast accommodation, reasonably priced, based 11 minutes by train from the central London. ... more   less 
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