The hotel is located close to Fulham Broadway underground station, literally next door to the Chelsea Football Ground and within easy reach of Knightsbridge, Kensington and fashionable Chelsea. Moreover, Fulham is a very lively area with plenty or restaurants and bars and some trendy clothing shops.
The medium-sized rooms are well decorated in a modern style, some of the rooms have been recently refurbished to a very good standard. The bathrooms are in very good condition too.
The restaurant/breakfast room is very bright and is decorated in modern style.This room has been recently refurbished and modern plasma screens are now located in both breakfast room and lounge area. There is also an adjoining bar where drinks and snacks are served all day long. Guests will enjoy a rich buffet breakfast every morning, and on summer days breakfast can also be enjoyed in the patio area!
The hotel has a fairly traditional facade, with steps leading up to the main hotel entrance. There is a car park to the front of hotel for guest use.
The lobby is small and quite intimate, with the understated reception to the right. There is a lounge area to the left of the lobby, which has been recently refurbished and is decorated in a contemporary style.
This lovely hotel is ideal for those wishing to stay in a quiet residential area, whilst remaining within easy reach of all that the capital has to offer. This is a privately owned property where guests satisfaction is management's priority.
3 kms to city centre
24 kms to the nearest airport (london heathrow airport)
5 minute walk to the nearest metro station (fulham broadway st)
5 km to the nearest station (victoria station)
2 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
2 km to the nearest fair site (earlscourt/olympia)
I often use La Reserve and generally it is a decent place to have a short stay (1-2 nights) in suth west London at a reasonable rate. This trip was no exception, however there were a couple of snafu's that should have been avoided.
The hotel was full because of a football match at nearby Chelsea, so when we discovered that our booked twin room actually contained a double bed, it caused consternation. Their print-out room list showed the room as a twin, (room 205) but it wasn't. Thanks to the place being full the receptionist was unable to move us to another room. She seemed more interested in making excuses than in sorting out out requirements. However, after my travlleing companion became irate they said they would get in a single bed and put it in the room, and this they did. It was a decent bed, not just a rollaway, so in the event myself and my travelling companion were happy enough. There wasn't much space in the room with the extra bed shoved in, but for an overnight stay it was fine.
We left early the next morning. The next problem presented itself at 6:30 a.m. when we realised there was just one set of towels, not two, in the Bathroom. And the towels in this hotel are far from generous in size! It was easier to improvise at that hour when under time pressure, so one of us took the hand towel as dried himself as best he could. In all honesty you would need two of the so-called Bath towels to dry yourself properly.
So not great this time, but I will still go back as the location is great and usually these things don't happen.