Recommendations

We have been privileged to have had very kind words written and spoken about our establishment. Here are a few selections:

The New York Times

Travel
100 Hotels Under $ 150

By STUART EMMRICH
Published: October 11, 2009

Over the last three years, thousands of readers have posted comments about their favorite hotels on the roughly 1,500 destination guides found on the Travel Web site. For this special issue, “Fall in Europe,” we used that database to research and then select 100 hotels that we feel represent some of the best bargains for travelers headed to one of 14 European cities in the next few months. (In some instances, we have included reader comments explaining the reasons behind their recommendations.)

All prices listed are for a double room for a weekend in either October or November, and are based on rates found on the hotels’ Web sites or on travel sites like Expedia or Hotels.com. (The $ 150 limit was based on the conversion rates of roughly $ 1.60 to the pound and $ 1.50 to the euro.)

52) La Gaffe
107-111 Heath Street NW3
(44-207) 435-8965
www.lagaffe.co.uk
£85

La Gaffe is small but great value for money. Conveniently located near Hampstead Heath (my wife and I love taking long walks!) and not 5 minutes from the Tube. Lorenzo, the manager is the second generation managing the place and is a very pleasing, helpful person. - Kartik Varma

Martin Bell (Member of Parliament)
in the Observer Newspaper, October 2000

La Gaffe has become a home away from home for me. I've made a lot of good friends there. I don't like name-dropping, but a lot of interesting people go there. You know the same people will be there. Sometimes it's a bit like walking into an episode of Cheers.

Cuoco d'oro Internazionale 97/98

Prize winner

Hampstead & Highgate Newspaper, October 1999

La Gaffe offers the sort of food that you've often wanted before and hope very much that you'll be having again. The food came quickly and is was beautifully presented. The tricolore Gaffe - I've never seen this dish look so damn good.

Evening Standard / Carlton London Restaurant Awards

Nomination

Which? Guide to Hotels

Friendly Italian conviviality - as popular with locals as with the guests!

Fodor's

Another find, this is a short walk from the Hampstead tube stop. Italian Bernardo Stella has been welcoming the same guests back to these early 18th-century shepherds' cottages for more than a decade. The popular wine bar and restaurant, which (naturally) serve Italian food, are yours to lounge around in at all hours. Between the two "wings" is a raised patio for summer, and each room has TV and phone. You'll love the place if you're a fan of quaint.

The Automobile Association

A warm Italian welcome is assured at this friendly family-run guest house.

Rough Guides

Small hotel situated over an Italian restaurant and bar in the heart of Hampstead village. All rooms are en suite and there's a roof terrace for use in fine weather.

Ham&High newspaper

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