Located directly opposite the world famous Kew Gardens, the main entrance is 2 minutes walk;  we can prepare a picnic for your visit if you'd like
Bed and Breakfast at The Original Maids of Honour, breakfast included and you can always treat yourself to one of our famous afternoon teas
The Thames and Strand on the Green with it's lovely riverside pubs is 10 minutes walk away
Richmond riverside with pubs, restaurants and boats for hire is a short bus/tube ride or a relaxing walk along the River
Richmond park with it's numerous walks, cycle hire and 650 deer is a short bus ride way.

The Gloucester Suite

The Gloucester Suite is fully self-contained. There is twin beds with exceptional quality bed-linen, large wardrobe with drawers, full kitchenette (with sink, drainer and cupboards), a fridge, oven, hob and a kettle with tea & coffee-making facilities.The bathroom has a walk-in shower, sink and WC. All high-quality towels and flannels are provided, professionally laundered.

FREE WI-FI + TV With Freeview also we are pet-freindly to well-behaved pets.

Our apartment is properly self-contained, with a ground floor entrance to the left of (and separate to) the Maids of Honour entrance, where the old family quarters and apartments span the first floor of the original 280 year-old part of our building.

Your stay includes in the price a welcome tea on arrival and one of our famous ‘Original Maids of Honour’ tarts in our historic tea room (or in the apartment) and our full breakfast menu (English and Continental fare) in the morning or choose a sumptuous packed lunch instead if you think you will be too early or too late for breakfast!

Staying With Us at The Original Maids of Honour…

  • You will be well looked-after by us here at ‘Maids’, but equally you won’t feel like you are staying in a ‘stranger’s house’.
  • Our 3 suites are self-contained on the first floor where the old family quarters and apartments span the first floor of the original 280 year-old part of our buildings.
  • We are directly opposite the Cumberland Gate entrance to Kew Gardens (now closed), 500 metres from the main gate on Kew Road; a few minutes from Kew Village and Station.
  • We are believed to be the oldest tea room with original onsite bakery in the country, having been here in Kew Rd since 1868 and in George & King St, Richmond since 1850.
  • Reservation prices include our full breakfast menu (English and/or Continental) or choose a bakery packed lunch or picnic instead if you think you will be too early or too late for breakfast!
  • Stays for ‘accommodation-only’ are also possible for all of our suites – please ask if this applies to your stay
  • Guests are able to have a special discount of 15% which can be redeemed with any purchase in our shop or restaurant during their stay.
  • Wi-Fi is available free of charge (where signal permits; we cannot always guarantee it).
  • All high-quality and professionally-laundered cotton towels, flannels and bedlinens are provided.
  • Our staff will attend once a day to replenish beverages and other consumable items (fresh milk is provided daily for tea and coffee making), make the beds, change towels, flannels and tea-towels (if required). Stays of 4 nights or longer will have full bedlinen changes on Day 4 and every 4 days thereafter unless requested otherwise by guests.
  • We pride ourselves on our old-fashioned service, immaculate cleanliness and housekeeping in our little ‘boutique’ hotel.
  • Check-in time is usually 3pm and check-out 12 midday. If you need to arrive earlier, this is no problem as you can leave your luggage with us at Maids of Honour, collect your keys and when you return your luggage will be in your room. We are personally available at Maids of Honour up to 6.30pm for check-ins and key collection. After 6.30pm, keys may be collected from the secure box adjacent to the main entrance (the code will be given to guests prior to arrival).
  • Cancellation of a booking may be made 7 days prior to commencement and full refund. Between 7 days and 2 days there is a 50% refund. Where a booking is made close to commencement (within 48 hours) and subsequently cancelled, no refund is available for the first 7 days of the booking; after day 8, a full refund is available for the remainder of the booking.