Old-fashioned charm and a warm welcome lure guests back time and again.
There's something about Topham's that brings to mind images of Agatha Christie's ladies (not in a sinister way, though). Owned and run by the same family for more than 60 years, the hotel has been completely refurbished and all rooms have bathrooms (two singles have exclusive use of non-en-suite). There is a pretty lounge area with pastel-colored walls and comfortable armchairs in chintzy fabrics. The small conference room has a rather odd collection of large bright prints of jungle animals, which seem slightly distracting, but also rather charming. Bedrooms are decorated in pastel colors and are reasonably sized and well-equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, DVD players, irons and hair dryers. The bathrooms are well-fitted and have excellent lighting. Number 26 restaurant offers British and international cuisine and large, well-spaced tables. There is an intimate bar on the lower ground floor. The hotel has many repeat clients, lots of them British, who swear by the efficiency and genuine convivial atmosphere.