Matt and Charlotte Goodsall brightened a once-frumpy guesthouse into a place that feels as current as it is friendly. The conjoined brick townhouses are historic, so no lift is permitted, but everything is updated with slate-and-white paint, fresh curtains, and touches such as bedside reading lights. If you have a first-floor room on the front, you’ll have a small balcony over busy Ebury Street; in the quieter back, you’ll overlook the cute flower garden. Only three rooms have their own bathrooms; the rest share. A basement room is larger than the others but has no view. The Lime Tree is popular so the owners have no need to discount for longer stays.
Lime Tree Hotel
135–137 Ebury St., London SW1
Our Rating Neighborhood Victoria Transportation Tube: Victoria or Sloane Square Phone 020/7730-8191 Prices £140–£180 single, £180–£230 double. Rates include full breakfast. Amenities Free Wi-Fi Units 25 units Web site Lime Tree Hotel Other No children 4 or under