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“Lovely hotel in a perfect location”
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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #55 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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“Lovely hotel in a perfect location”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

We stayed at the Bloomsbury for 6 nights and were fully satisfied with the hotel. It is a wonderful location - very close to the Tottenham Court tube station, and with the British Museum just up the street, and as other reviews have noted, in walking distance of many neighborhoods. The lobby and common areas were elegantly furnished, yet warm and comfortable, and kept immaculate. The room is very nice - not a whit of tacky hotel feeling. And the staff was friendly and helpful. We were really quite impressed.

Room Tip: Our room faced the interior courtyard so there was not much of a view. A street view would have been...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank you for posting such a fabulous review and I am so pleased that you were really quite impressed with the hotel and the staff. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Our first visit to London, so there were a few things I was looking for with regards to accommodation. It had to be nice, obviously, but also central to as many of the touristy sites as possible, with enough shopping options at hand to melt my wife's credit card. I wanted to sample 'traditional English pubs', and ingest as much warm English ale and 'pub grub' as possible. Thank God we stayed at The Bloomsbury!

Arriving from Paris via Eurostar at St Pancras Station, both my wife and I were unable to locate Platform 9¾ despite our best efforts. A three-minute cab ride to the hotel, where no sooner had our luggage touched the footpath than a nice young chap appeared and whisked them upstairs. This became the (gold) standard of service we received from the staff at The Bloomsbury: attentive, cheerful, courteous, and always one step ahead.

We were two hours early for check-in, so amused ourselves by sniffing around the immediate surrounds, and soon discovered that (had we been so inclined) there is literally no need to go more than 500m from the hotel -- a dozen great pubs, the British Museum, the shopping mayhem of Oxford Street -- all within a lazy amble. That could easily have been it for me, but my wife wanted to see all the ye olde tourist attractions, and so The Bloomsbury became our walking base. It was perfect.

We stayed in Room 403 and I have to admit that I giggled like a little girl when I first stepped into the room. It totally exceeded expectations, and for once was every bit as good as the photos you see on the website. In fact, our room IS one of the ones on the Doyle Collection website! Spacious, quiet, modern, ridiculously clean, with a big bouncy bed and down pillows, I don't think I have ever slept better in my life. Huge television, and another one in the bath! Awesome. Walk-in robe where we could tuck our suitcases out of the way, and all the usual quality amenities you would expect from this verging-on 5 star hotel.

The hotel is so handy to Oxford Street that I now have permanent friction burns on my hands from hauling shopping bags up and down the street for my wife, who went into somewhat of a frenzy. There are so many pubs (my favourite, the Three Tuns) nearby that it almost made decision-making irrelevant -- just spin a bottle, walk a hundred meters in the direction indicated, and prepare for the gastropub experience of a lifetime. Say what you like about the English, they know how to fry a chip!

Finally, the hotel made me break my cardinal rule, that when on vacation one never dines twice at the same hotel. The Landseer Restaurant, on the lower-ground level of the hotel, was the best eating of my life, and was so good it will be getting its own review. breakfast was served in the Landseer, and the daily buffet was varied, interesting (kippers!) and fresh.

This hotel gets full marks from me. We walked everywhere from The Bloomsbury except the Tower of London, and only then because the London Marathon was underway and there were annoying road closures. For that really rainy day, having the British Museum 50m up the road was sensational. i don't know if staff at The Bloomsbury review TripAdvisor postings, but if they do -- thank you and well done, we had the time of our lives!

Room Tip: Stayed in Rm 403, a deluxe double, which they use in their brochure - superb and very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank you for posting such an amazing review. All of the staff were so delighted that we could make your stay so memorable and it is fabulous to hear such comments as the staff were always one step ahead, and ridiculously clean. I do hope that we will all see you soon where we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Reviewed 24 April 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for one night only when we came up from Brighton to an evening performance of the Warhorse at a nearby theatre. Although we were only in the hotel for a short time we were both very impressed. All the staff were friendly and very efficient. The room was a delight. It was very clean and had all the 'extras' you don't always find in hotels. Wifi was free and easily accessible and the TV in the room showed amongst other channels Sky Sports. The hotel also provided other 'perks' which again added to feel that the staff really wanted to look after you such as ready available soft drinks on arrival and bottles of water to take with you on departure. We only ate breakfast at the hotel but here to the staff were 'on the ball' and the food tasty and plentiful. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 5 May 2012
Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor and we all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Nice hotel right near tottenham tube station. Everything else (soho, covent garden, oxford street) in walking distance

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Reviewed 21 April 2012

We checked into this hotel for our Honeymoon and from start to finish, it was a dream. Compliments to the chap who checked us in, very pleasant, efficient, respectful and he smiled. Our room was stunning and so clean. Service in this Hotel top class. Thank you - we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 22 April 2012
We were all so pleased that we were able to help make your honeymoon so special and thank you for posting such a fabulous review on the hotel. It is always so reassuring to hear that all staff members made such an impression and we were able to surprise and delight you this visit. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London.
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Additional Information about The Bloomsbury

Property: The Bloomsbury
Address: 16 - 22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Green Hotel in London
#39 Family Hotel in London
#41 Romantic Hotel in London
#47 Business Hotel in London
#54 Luxury Hotel in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 16,381 - ₹ 29,038
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bloomsbury 4*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bloomsbury provides tradition through the design of revered architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, and is nestled in the heart of bustling Bloomsbury, itself steeped in literary and architectural history. The hotel is moments from London highlights The British Museum, Oxford Street, Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden. The 153 contemporary guest rooms and suites are bright, spacious and located over 8 floors overlooking the neighbouring streets and rooftops or onto the quiet central courtyard. Our generous corner suites offer residential style living spaces and are equipped with every convenience for the perfect stay including Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, marble ensuite bathrooms with Victorian roll top baths and heated floors, flat-screen TVs and luxurious Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products. Bloomsbury Club Bar & Dining Room offers delicious, locally sourced cuisine. Relax with a drink on Dalloway Terrace or savour the quintessential Bloomsbury Afternoon Tea in Dalloway lounge and feel a brief respite from the pulse of 21st century London just outside the door. Dalloway Terrace Breakfast: 7am-10.30am Monday-Friday Breakfast: 7am-11.00am Saturday-Sunday All Day Dining Menu: 10.30am-10.30pm Monday-Friday Brunch 11.00am-4.00pm Saturday-Sunday All Day Dining Menu 4pm-10.30pm Saturday-Sunday ... more   less 
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