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LSE Northumberland House
Ranked #138 of 837 Speciality Lodging in London
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Excellent location, value for money.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

Normally stay at a place near Marble Arch, but they were fully booked so I went to LateRooms.com...
This is student accommodation, so very basic and quite small, but clean, friendly staff, very cheap and less than a minute from Trafalgar Square. This is not a hotel, so if you want something fancy you will be disappointed. However if you just want somewhere to sleep in central London, you can't beat this for price and location...

  • Stayed September 2011
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

LSE offers great cheap rooms in a very central location, the rooms are kept very clean with a pod bathroom which is small but clean. LSE offers twin rooms, doubles and single rooms all with ensuite bathrooms.
Th share kitchens are a little smelly but handy if you want to cook up some chicken noodle soup.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Midwest US
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

Stayed 6-12 Sep 2011; stayed each year for 6 years.
BEST POSSIBLE LOCATION in LONDON for access to
Trafalgar, theatre, opera, museums, parks, palaces,
Thames, South Bank
Keep in mind this is student housing, not full service hotel

Many ADVANTAGES:
Easy to book and pay via Internet; fast check in by staff
Friendly helpful staff for registration and housekeeping
Two efficient relatively large lifts; rarely waited one minute
En suite: efficient student room + small modern bathroom pod
Large bath/hand towels replaced as requested
Well equipped shared kitchen with tea/coffee making
items,including refrigerator and freezer space
Plentiful hot water in both bath and kitchen
Bookshelves in lounge--visitor can leave unwanted books
and take any book left on shelves
Tesco Express at corner for water + breakfast/lunch items
St. Martin's in the Fields serves br/lun/din at moderate prices
(~8 pounds for large main course; other items
somewhat expensive)

Just a few PROBLEMS/DISADVANTAGES
Several steps up to registration; small open-deck elevator only for wheelchairs
Two minor problems: debris behind bed and broken lamp; corrected immediately by staff
Had free unlimited computer/Internet use in past; no longer available; now costs one pound
for quick, daily email check
Didn't use Wifi in student lounge

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

This was my second visit to Northumberland House and this time I was with my 7 year old niece. The room was lovely and clean with toilets and hand soap provided which was a bonus. The twin room was comfy and the right size for a stay where you spend very little time in. Beds were clean and comfy considering they were singles and I'm used to a double. The bathroom is a little pod which my niece thought was fantastic. That side the showers are amazing. No shortage of hot water and not too small that you can not wash properly.

The use of the kitchen(s) was fantastic. Only down side to this is not everyone returns their pots so sometimes you are short on a few things but after all this is student accommodation. Lots of storage space for food in cupboards and our kitchen had two large fridges and a freezer.

The only thing that let it down was the view, or lack of it. Our window looked out onto a brick wall and on the floor was lots of cigarette buts, cans and rubbish. Not nice and therefore we spent all week with the window and curtains shut. Not sure how easy it would be to clean this up but I wouldn't want to live with it as a student.

I would highly recommend this place just for the central location and lovely staff. If you don't mind basis but a little up from a hostel then this would be the accommodation for you.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

Excellent location, right on Trafalgar square. Literally minutes from the Thames, the strand. I was upgraded on arrival so had the top floor and a view of the Thames, Big Ben, the London Eye. And wifi (which only works on the top floor, and the lobby).

Rooms are quite small, but not if you're European. Single bed, desk, bathroom type shell. Showers could use more pressure, but since you stand quite close to the toilet this could be bad if they did. The bed was uncomfortable, but for a few nights stay, it's definitely not worse than any hotel.

The bonus was the kitchen at the end of the corridor - if you don't feel like eating out in London, you can arrange to keep your breakfast here. Free coffee and tea.

For the price, this place and location is absolute heaven. You could not ask for better.

I came from the Eurostar, and it was super easy to get to. I got off at Leicester Square and walked rather than change to Charing Cross. Would not stay anywhere else in central london again!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about LSE Northumberland House

Property: LSE Northumberland House
Address: 8A Northumberland Avenue | Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5BY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #138 of 837 Speciality Lodging in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,831 - ₹ 9,988
Hotel Class:3 star — LSE Northumberland House 3*
Number of rooms: 255
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Northumberland House provides great value self-catered accommodation in a magnificent Grade II listed building just off Trafalgar Square.The accommodation is perfectly placed for all of the tourist attractions in central London- theatres, museums, galleries, Covent Garden and Regent Street are all within easy walking distance.With its historic building, great location, affordable prices and modern facilities (including en-suite throughout), Northumberland House is one of the most attractive places to stay in central London ... more   less 
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