Lyall Apartment Hotel is a good option only for small families or those with very young children, because it is a very small studio type apartment. The property is well maintained and very clean, and the kitchen well stocked with different utensils including those suited for Indian cooking, a toaster, kettle, oven and hairdryer as well as a washing machine. A supermarket next door ensures easy availability of groceries and other necessities, while the Hither Green Railway station is a short walk away, connecting Central London. Travel time to Central London could be anything from 30-40 mins on an average, taking into consideration tube station changes as well.
On the flip side, the reception is only manned between 10am and 6 pm, and this poses problems for guests arriving earlier or later Moreover a late fee charge of 25GBP for late check-ins is levied, which is unfair because tourists cannot do anything about flight delays and immigration queues. The toilet is very clean, but also very tiny. No information booklets are placed in the room for the benefit of tourists giving information on trains, transport, eateries, taxi services and telephone calling cards. The property is also in a very quiet location where eateries close early and there is no traffic on the roads. As a result guests may feel uncomfortable walking alone on the road later in the night. The sofa cum bed is in the kitchen, and feels very cramped when there are more than 3 adults in the apartment. Ventilation is also not too good, and you will feel the lack of air circulation especially in summer.