[This is nearly a reprint of my Google review on Aster House.] Top marks to the lovely Aster House! Following the recommendation by Rick Steves, my father and I booked our stay, and were happy to find accommodations available in the middle of May, 2015. The location in South Kensington is a choice part of Londonm, and Aster House is just a couple of minutes from the local Underground (subway) station. Our room was the Poster Suite, a charming and spacious room, nicely decorated and well-appointed. The amenities were perfect, including the two double/twin beds under the canopy which easily moved apart, the fireplace and mantle, bath with nice fixtures, tea & coffee service. There were many TV channels available, Wi-Fi, and assistance with luggage up and down the stairs. Ms. Leonie Tan, manager, was so friendly and helpful with local connections and interests. She has book nook with guidebooks (including several of Rick's) and maps, plus a desktop computer for incidental use by those traveling without internet access. Breakfast was served in the sunroom, "L'Orangerie," with plenty of seating, plus a lounging area with coffee table and newspapers, magazines, etc. Breakfasts were buffet-style, with good choices including eggs, meats, cheeses, breads, fruit, cereals, nuts and pastries. Coffee and tea were served by the cheerful Russian lady in charge of the room, and she checked to see if we wished anything else not already on the tables. Other guests were also friendly and good conversationalists. Overall, we truly enjoyed our experience at Aster House and will most definitely stay there when we return. I'm so glad I found Rick's recommendation on this website!
Couldn't agree more with your review. I stayed at Aster House for 3 weeks in April and it was perfection. We've stayed there since 1998 and Leonie has always been a great help and always gives helpful information. You just cannot beat their location and service.
I stayed there in 2013 and also agree. It's a great place to stay!!