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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at this hotel as part of my trip to London to visit friends. Highlights: - 24hr access - Clean room - Reasonable value for money - Close to Goodge Street underground station I found the advertised bar was oftenly dead. Also the price for a continental breakfast was a bit steep at £13, especially when there is a much...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We received a Groupon for afternoon as a gift, I tried to book several dates that were all fully booked until I managed to get a Sunday sitting at midday. The lobby of the hotel is nice but very small, after a short wait we were shown down to the very tired looking dining area. We were the only people...

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Roy B, Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Due to the successful Groupon deal we are often fully booked when guests try to book their visit. As we have selected time slots, I'm sorry to hear that there was no ambiance until the additional tables arrived. It is a shame that you did found the food to be disappointing as we do not receive many issues...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Academy in November 2016 and we booked it because it was near Euston Station and it was described as a Boutique Hotel and we both stayed for a long weekend Saturday to Monday,The main entrance was very compact but lovely just the same but are room although of a standard size was not up to are...

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Roy B, Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your review. As a townhouse a hotel, our rooms and en-suites vary in size and location within the hotel. it is unusual to hear that our Hypnos beds are uncomfortable, but do understand that beds are to an individuals liking. It is also nice to hear that both the staff and the breakfast we excellent....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed in the hotel after reading the reviews. The room was a bit rundown (peeling paint and wallpaper, dust on molding). The front desk also was less helpful than we expected. We asked for a suggestion as to where to eat when we arrived and didn't get anything. Our suite was also supposed to have a "separate room"...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked an afternoon tea here for me and my daughter via Groupon, we arrived early for our afternoon tea but this wasn't a problem, staff made us feel very welcome. Hotel was very quiet, staff were very attentive and service was excellent . I would definitely go back again . Excellent value for money .

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: wonderful, huge, soft bath towels ; great location for things to see; transport; coffee houses, small stores, groceries close by; free daily paper. WiFi slow, cuts in and out constantly; staff not friendly except for young woman; room incredibly small for two people; lots of worn carpeting and patchup, esp.in bathroom (what's that black stuff in the corners of...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is based in a old townhouse, meaning that there is no lift, the floors creak and sink into the middle of the rooms, and the noise proofing isn't brilliant. This gave a very ramshackle appearance to the whole property in places. The decor was very dated, the bathroom was worn with a cracked tile and barely space to...

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Roy B, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your review. We are just about to undergo a major refurbishment program where it will see many of the issues you raised, being addressed. We hope to welcome you back so that you can see the transformation.

Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's a wonderful hotel, nice place to be and beautifully decorated. The service is great and the people who work there are so nice and friendly. The location is good, short walk to the next metro station, restaurants and grocery stores. There's absolutely nothing to complain about and we loved our stay!

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Roy B, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your review. It is always a pleasure to read that you found both our location and our friendly staff to your satisfaction during your recent stay way us. We look forward in welcoming you back in the near future.

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent location for a prearranged course. Decent breakfast cutlery was dirty, uncomfortable bed. Large clumps of dirty hair under towel rail. Air conditioning either faulty or difficult to control. Friendly staff

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Roy B, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am sorry to read that during your stay that our normal standards or cleanliness here at The Academy had not been met. I will look into this and advise both departments to review their training. It is unusual to see that our beds are uncomfortable, as being Hypnos beds our guests normally comment on how well they...

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely boutique hotel in Fitzrovia, beautifully decorated, friendly staff. Great location for the west end. Even the room service prices weren't outrageous. I'd definitely stay again in the summer when we could take advantage of the lovely garden at the rear.

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Roy B, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found our staff to be very friendly. It is also nice to hear that we competitively priced when it comes to our room service menu. We look forward to welcoming you back at The Academy Hotel during the summer so that...

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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The Academy is one of London's most charming hotels. Located right in the heart of London's West End, it is just a stone’s throw away from the city's finest shops and restaurants and well located for visiting The British Museum. This four-star boutique hotel, in London's Bloomsbury, is made up of five restored Georgian townhouses with 49 rooms and is a comfortable base from which to explore the sights of our capital. This small, quirky hotel comes complete with a cosy library, beautiful conservatory and homely sitting room. ... more   less 

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Address: 21 Gower Street | Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 6HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: ₹ 10,309 - ₹ 21,190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Academy 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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Academy Hotel London
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#328 Luxury Hotel in London
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“If you like a very hard mattress then this is for you.”
 of 5 bubbles stevo232017, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you don't want to be underground, you should ask about what level your room is on.”
 of 5 bubbles saracV6731PP, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the rear, Gower Street is very busy and even with secondary glazing our room was quite noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles X6231KSneilb, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms are small, and check out the gardens don't miss them, breakfast you can pass”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had room 61 which was a twin on the ground floor, but as the room is double glazed noise is minimal.”
 of 5 bubbles F1097MZhelenb, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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