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Notting Hill Bed and Breakfast ... Good B&B? Safe area?

A young family member (age 20, alone) will be staying here, possibly, for a couple of nights. But it sounds a little quirky to me, three rooms in the basement with no windows ... a voucher for breakfast at a nearby restaurant ... Some rave reviews that sound too good, and others with complaints. Anyone familiar with the area or this B & B, I would appreciate your advice.

Posted by Claudia
Land of La
3929 posts

Probably best to post under the England forum simply because most of the posts are about London.

Posted by emma
London
3816 posts

I imagine at 20 "quirky" is exactly what they are after! It's their trip let them get on with it.:-)
As a local, I'm not familiar with the B and B but I would have no problems staying in the area. It's one of the most expensive areas of town with lots of nice shops and restaurants and decent transport links.

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
9547 posts

A basement room with no window would definitely not be my choice.

Seems like a fire code violation, among other issues.

Posted by emma
London
3816 posts

I think I found the comment about no windows on one of the reviews for the B&B on a booking site.

I interpreted iit that they were complaining that there was no actual window but that there was a window in the door that they couldn’t cover to keep the light out, so not quite windowless.

I could be wrong but there might also be some confusion about the room being in a “basement”. The room is most likely in what we would call a “lower ground floor” room. Basically the staff/kitchen area from when the house was posh and had staff. These areas are below ground level but are not fully underground they open out onto light wells and outside space

Posted by Caninelover OP
US
20 posts

Emma, I've done more research, and your description is correct. This is not strictly a basement area. I'm sure it will be fine, and my young traveler loves the neighborhood it's in. Thank you for your input.