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Janet Poole House
Ranked #407 of 567 London B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely horrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Run fast. Don't stay here. The price may lure you but it is everything everyone else has already said about it: the building smells, towels and sheets were threadbare with bleach stains and we weren't even sure they had been washed. The couch had a huge rip in it. Blech.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Krissy2012
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane
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124 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

This would be the worst hotel/self contained hotel I have ever stayed in! Sheets were stained floor sagging so cupboard on angle. No clear direction how to exit in emergency. Fire exit door bolted locked. Disgusting. Photos do not apply to hotel. Agree student accommodation at the lowest end

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank di05
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

My son and I stayed in Apt 37 for 30 nights - the accommodation and costs were arranged by a NZ Health Board. Despite the reviews we found the room comfortable and clean and very quiet. It was serviced every Thursday morning with clean linen, towels, etc and a good clean. A blown light bulb was reported and replaced within an hour. The laundry facilities were great although when available to guests from 1pm the machines were often full of sheets and towels but not a serious problem. The lack of toaster and cleaning materials was solved for about 6 pounds during a visit to Sainsburys. The place was so convenient. Close to Warren Street, Euston Square, 2 supermarkets around in Tottenham Court Road and two friendly pubs on the way! We were able to walk to the British Museum and Oxford Street and we were convenient to Harley Street for medical appointments. We are due back for 4 weeks in April and have asked for the same apartment.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peter S
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ireland
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

Stayed for couple of nights with my brother. Superb location- 5 minutes walking distance from the tube and shops, 10 min walk from Soho. Can be noisy as big road is just outside, but I was prepared with my earplugs and slept very well. Consider this you get what you pay for in London. Just one big remark- it is very smelly. Imagine, old carpets that absorb smells of all cooking and every single tenant. I found it very disturbing, but, if you are not too sensitive towards smells, go for it. Bathroom was clean and so were bed sheets, but all around it was a bit scruffy. Good for short stay, but no longer than 3- 4 nights.
Excellent stuff in the office, very friendly and helpful. Office is a bit away. No hassle for 25 and 28 years old. However, warning for families- go to the hotel:)

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Olesjacurly
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Smiley, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

I'd like to start with saying that the onsite staff was courteous and very helpful the one or two times we needed them. Other than that, we stayed dry. As I read the other reviews, I find that I agree with all of them except for the one that states this is a great value. I'd have to say there are better values out there. Keep searching. The problems we had began with the bed. It was stated we'd get a double bed and what we found was two singles pushed together. Upon sitting on it, I thought they'd forgotten the mattress because what I felt was box springs. Stiff and uncomfortable. I have never been so uncomfortable on a bed. I have slept on the ground at campsites more comfortably. seriously. Our next problem was with an air conditioning flap outside (see other review) that sounded like a door slamming all night. Tough to sleep through that. Surprisingly, the noise from Gower street wasn't so noticeable. The walls are thin so expect to hear conversations going on in the hall and the floor creaks everywhere so you can keep close track of your neighbors as they move around above you. Nice! Also, pay close attention to the rats that scamper in and out through the convenient 100mm hole cut into the tile in the bathroom. Yes, seriously it's that nice.

Finally, take note that the free WiFi is only free as long as the IT admin deems it so. He will disconnect (the whole building as far as I could tell) on a whim. Their policy seems to be that you are only allowed to have Internet to check email. They wish you to not use it for entertainment or to make calls via Skype, etc. It's best to purchase wifi from another source unless you are willing to have surprises like coming home to a dead network - no access. After hours (17:00+) support is nice enough but proved to be incapable of restoring service... The only thing nice I have to say about the place (other than the onsite staff which were very good) is that it was convenient to the areas we needed to visit. If you need to be in this area, be advised that there are hundreds of other options on every street around. Search and be smart about your choice! Good Luck!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ss2win
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Additional Information about Janet Poole House

Property: Janet Poole House
Address: Mansion Bloomsbury House 105 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Ranked #407 of 567 B&Bs / Inns in London
Number of rooms: 6
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