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Lime Tree Hotel question

It says on the site that each room has its own "bath/shower room en suite." I learned (in a very funny incident) that a "bathroom" in England does not always include a toilet. So...are the toilets included in the rooms at Lime Tree? Thanks!

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We stayed at the Lime Tree and a toilet was in the bathroom. Every hotel in England where we have stayed included a toilet in the bathroom.

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Thank you so much.
The first time I visited England in '84, I met with a friend of a friend. She lived with a family in London, renting a room from them. I asked if I could use the bathroom and the lady of the house showed me to a room with a sink and a tub. I was embarrassed and didn't know what to say. The friend was American, so I went to her and whispered that I really needed to pee. She showed me to a separate room with a toilet.
I had other English friends and their toilets were in the same room as the tubs and sinks, however.

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SandraL,

I recently lived for a decade in a house with the (very very well ventilated) toilet part way down the staircase and the bathroom, containing only a bath and a basin, upstairs near the bedrooms. Not at all unusual.

It all depends on the age of the house. That one was from the early 1960s.

My current house, only 11 years old, has an ensuite (shower, basin, toilet), and a family bathroom (bath, stall shower, toilet and basin) upstairs, and a cloakroom (basin and toilet) downstairs.

The house I grew up in near the Cotswolds which was built in the early 20th century had a converted room upstairs with a bathtub and basin. The only hot water came from the back boiler on the range. The toilet was outside. Cold in the winter. Wet when the skies opened.

But with no central heating in the house and the only fire banked up at night in the kitchen many a morning I woke up under icicles - we slept with the window open.

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Now I am feeling ancient! ;)
In the house where I grew up (built 1963), the bathroom had a separate cubicle for the toilet. It really was like a water closet and it had a sliding door, enabling family use of the room. My mom did away with it when she remodeled the bathroom about 15 years ago.

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P.S. You should have seen how baffled I was when I could not get the electrical outlets in my room to do anything. The desk clerk had to come up and show me that there was a switch on them. Had never seen anything like them before. 20 years old and my first time away from home! LOL

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943 posts

Stayed at the Lime Tree 2 years ago and had a great time, the breafasts are very nice. All the rooms had shower and toilet in them at that time. The Line Tree is close to Victoria station so it is easy to get around London from there. If you are a Harry Potter fan I recommend the bus tour to the filming studio, it leaves from Victoria station and the studio sets are incredible.

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Stayed there a few years ago. Had a single room. Full bath including toilet in the room (The bath area was larger than the rest of the room!)