In February 2012, we stayed for several days. Our son was studying in the area, hence the Bloomsbury location. We found it perfect for most areas of the city. Easy trip from Heathrow via the Piccadilly line to Russell Sq. Other convenient tube stops are Covent Garden & Googe St.
Hotel is uncomplicated, no major frills, and room is small but has enough storage, etc. Bed was very comfortable, heating was fine. Small but nice bathroom with plenty of hot water & pressure.
Breakfast is filling, if a bit boring. For a 7 day stay, I wish there were more choices, but this is England and eggs rule. There are cornflakes, muesli & yogurt. Coffee is nice and strong. Staff is very nice.
The cons are no public spaces (for meeting friends), and no concierge type services for finding out detailed information.
There is a wealth of restaurants, pubs, cafes in the area. Easy to walk to many theaters. Minutes via tube to anywhere else.
PS - Don't miss the Princess Louise or Fitzroy pubs!More
- Free Wifi