After reading glowing descriptions of the Lime Tree Hotel in Belgravia, London on this forum, my husband booked 3 night there this May. Although we are accustomed to staying in smaller family run hotels we were quite disappointed. Yes, there are several positives. The hotel, much more a guest house than a hotel, is in a great area, close to Victoria Station, attractions, restaurants, etc. There is an attractive, sunny breakfast room, used only for that meal, which serves very good breakfasts.
However, our room was extremely small - basically a queen bed, 2 tiny end tables and a narrow desk, whose chair could not be pulled out more than 5-7 inches before hitting the foot of the bed. Little space between the bed and walls and with luggage plus two adults, there was no where to go An electric fan, tea supplies, and the safe took up half the armoire. The window did not open.
The bathroom had no electrical outlets and the sink was so narrow that even with the most careful use water to spilled onto the floor. The shower was adequate but not much more than lukewarm.
While there is a pretty garden for use in good weather which offers several chairs, there is no sitting room other than a small couch across from the computer in an anteroom to the garden. We found it a major negative having no place to relax and take a break during the day or early evening other than by climbing up to our room and sitting on the bed.
There is no lift. We knew this when booking but must admit did not expect 6 flights of narrow stairs to get to our 3rd floor room. Walls are thin, hallways very narrow.
In any case, while the Lime Tree offers solid location benefits and is clearly a much loved destination for many, we would choose differently the next time in London.