When you enter the building it's obvious that the B&B is a well kept establishment. Our superior room at the rear of the building was large and clean with a lovely view over the garden. Certainly the room and public areas are spot on.
Not a great deal of parking available but apparently you can park over the road without a problem. Breakfast was OK, although to be honest didn't match expectations given the standard of the rest of the place.
It's a 10 min walk to Surbiton station with frequent trains to Waterloo, 17 mins was the best we managed for the trip but a "stopping" train can take 30 mins.
There are a couple of points that stops me giving it five stars. A minor one is that the TV is half the size it needs to be given the large bedroom it's situated in. The major point though is heating, or lack of it. The bathroom does not even have a heated towel rail, we tried heating it with the hairdryer but it wasn't a great success! The room itself has a radiator but it's up to the management when it's put on. At no point was it operational when we needed it, ie when having a shower and changing prior to an evening meal. Given that we visited in the middle of November that's just not good enough.
I would use the Ditton Lodge again if in the area - but probably not in the middle of winter, unless bringing my own fan heater!
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