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Jesmond Hotel
Ranked #21 of 566 London B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Rooms are small and simple with small beds; bathroom is okay. Good breakfast included. Nice, small garden in back but you have to get someone to unlock the door to enter, which is an annoyance. It's a peaceful place to relax and they should have free access. Goodge Tube station is about a 5 minute walk. Central London is maybe 30-40 minute walk -- Picadilly Circus, Leicester Square. Neighborhood is safe near a university center of some sort; middle-class residential area. Easy walk to Kings Cross railroad station - about 25 minutes. In short, convenient Soho area hotel. Price in U.S. $ is a bit steep for what you get. There are other similar hotels/BBs on the same street.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Pros: Excellent location close to local pubs and restaurants, as well as several Underground (subway) stations. The staff is kind and helpful. Breakfast is excellent, but may be limited for those on a vegetarian/vegan diet. They will do laundry for 7.5 pounds/load, which is nice when you are living out of a small bag. The rooms are clean, and the beds are softer (not super soft) than other budget hotels we stayed in Europe. They will hold on to your baggage even after you check out in the office, which is great.
Cons: We stayed in a shared bathroom room, which meant that our room and bed ended up being quite small. The shared bathrooms were ok, not great, but fine for a budget hotel. A couple we were traveling with had an en suite room, which was much nicer in size (both room and bed) and bathroom setup. We were facing towards the street during a heat wave, and there is no air conditioning, so we had to sleep with the window open. The room stayed hot despite the open window and Gower street is BUSY all night (sirens, cars, motorcycles) so we needed to use ear plugs, which weren't entirely effective. However, it's important to note that if you are going to be in town during a cooler time, you may not need to sleep with the window open. Also, the hotel does not have an elevator and that stairwell is steep and narrow, so keep this in mind when you are booking.

Room Tip: Garden facing rooms are much quieter.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

A very pleasant B&B in an excellent location. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The rooms are small but charming and clean. The full English breakfast is delicious. The location is an easy walk to many tube stations, shopping areas, and museums.

Room Tip: Book your stay early if you want an en suite bathroom.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

The pros first: the staff are lovely and accomodating--they had no problems printing out passes for me for a show I'd booked, and didn't mind that after checking out but before catching a train, my friends and I wanted to hang out in the lounge for a while. The bed was comfortable (harder in London than you'd think!), the TV worked, and the shower was clearly new with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. The location is excellent--a ten minute-ish walk to the British Museum, close to Russell Square, and a short walk from Goodge Street tube station so it's easy to get pretty much anywhere in central London. Requests were easily and cheerfully dealt with and I felt quite at home, and the price was very good indeed for the area. I only had the breakfast one morning, and I wasn't quite awake yet (I'm not a morning person by any means) so I have only vague memories of toast and eggs, but the coffee was proper filter coffee and not instant, which is a definite plus. The lounge is comfortable, with wifi and a guest computer as well as DVDs, and there are drinks you can buy on the honour system for quite cheap.

Small niggles that it's worth knowing about--the front of the hotel is loud, even with the windows shut. Gower Street is not a quiet street and there's nothing the hotel can do about this more than they already have (the windows are already double-glazed and there are thick curtains to block out what they can), but if you're a light sleeper it's something you'll have to contend with. (Also, London in the summer can be very humid, and so it often comes down to a choice between being hot and sticky or being loud.) My room (a single) was small but adequate for my purposes--I was just storing stuff and sleeping there, while sightseeing with friends--and it's definitely no-frills; it was also dusty. I'm not sure that's something they can do much about; dust just tends to happen, but I did sneeze quite a bit. (I'm allergic to everything; this might not bother you.)

If you're looking for a luxury break this isn't going to be it, but if you want a reasonable price for a comfortable place to eat, sleep and shower while seeing London, it'll do the trick nicely.

Room Tip: Ask for one away from the street if you're a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Wasn't expecting much just looking for clean safe place. Found it a little dull and worn, British Museum was convenient and walk to theaters wasn't bad but we were surprised at difficulty finding food after 10pm.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Jesmond Hotel

Address: 63 Gower Street, London WC1E 6HJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 566 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range: ₹ 7,899 - ₹ 16,657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jesmond Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you looking for a budget hotel in London? We welcome you to the Jesmond Hotel, a family-run, friendly bed and breakfast hotel in the centre of London. The Jesmond Hotel has been established and run by the Beynon family for over 30 years and we aim to provide friendly, affordable, hotel accommodation for all of our guests. We pride ourselves on the many guests that return to us year after year. ... more   less 
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