Revealed: Belgravia’s best-kept secret

Written on 21 April 2016 by Alistair Boscawen in London


A privately owned hotel that is personally run and operated on its own terms has been called Belgravia’s best-kept secret.

Revealed Belgravia’s best-kept secretThe Lime Tree Hotel is Ebury Street is owned by Matt and Charlotte Goodsall.

They say the key to the property enjoying a 100% occupancy rate for much of the year is down to offering “clear fixed prices, not an easyJet-style sliding tariff”.

Matt and Charlotte add that because they do not list the 25 rooms contained within the two connected Georgian townhouses, word of mouth is their main publicity engine.

“We aim to deliver more for our guests than they expect and for them to leave happy,” they add. “Kill them with kindness is our motto.”

The hotel’s smart façade, decorated with ornamental trees in tubs and window boxes, give a clue to the country, homely feel inside.

The breakfast room has painted furniture and family photographs on the walls, while the lounge contains the latest glossy magazines and guide books to London as well as a computer for guests’ use

A garden complete with lawn and potting shed also comes as part of the package.

All the bedrooms are attractive and comfortable, with throws on the luxury beds and curtains by Cole & Son or Osborne & Little. However, guests are advised to book room 2 or 13, which both overlooking the garden.

Alternatively, room 12 has access to its own terrace.

Double rooms at The Limes Hotel start from £175 per night, including breakfast.

For more information, click on the link below

The Telegraph

Alistair Boscawen

Alistair has 32 years’ experience as an estate agent, starting in the country house department of one of London’s main international agencies before moving to the Knightsbridge house department of the same agency and learning the difference in values between freehold, long lease and short lease houses in Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea and Mayfair.

All articles by Alistair Boscawen

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