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LSE Northumberland House
Ranked #169 of 869 Speciality Lodging in London
Weymouth
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49 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Bring Entertainment!”
Reviewed 29 September 2011

This is a little gem for the budget traveller. En suite accomodation slap bang in the middle of London. Minamalist but clean with access to a kitchen for self catering. All this within a stone's throw of Nelson's Column. Amazing. There is no TV so you need a digital radio or some other entertainment source!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

I was delighted to be invited to a swanky do at the Savoy, but as i work for a charity i was flummoxed as to where i could stay.
I used laterooms to find a good rate - unbelievable i should say (Savoy quoted £400 as 'best rate avaiable'!) and i went on trip advisor for reviews.
Based on that advice i requested an internal room (hoping sans kids duties and free top wine i would indulge in a lie-in until, say, 7am) and got just that.
I could open the door, fall on my bed whilst touching the bathroom door - just what i expected. But i also got fab, clean sheets, a great welcome and THE best location. Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Thank NRM
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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 #169 of 869 Speciality Lodging in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,738 - ₹ 9,433
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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