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“Decent hotel, but don't expect too much.”
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Gower House Hotel
Ranked #620 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We didn't expect too much, so overall we had a pleasant stay in the Gower House. It is a budget hotel, however it is located near a subway station (Goodge) and pretty close to some main tourist attractions. The facilities in the room were a bit outmoded, but we found that everyhting was very clean. Breakfast is sober, but sufficient.
We'll consider another stay when we are back in London!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Hi, enjoyed my stay at your hotel, would definitely consider a stay there in future.

Swift check was excellent. Room 12 (on top floor), which I was assigned, was a nice room although, some minor issues - also, I was advised in e-mail, when originally booking, that this room had a nice view - however, this was not the case. Very noisy at night (due to windows being open, because of the hot weather), also the street being constantly busy (and noisy all night - also, the sirens from the emergency services). I was disappointed however on Saturday afternoon, whereby I had to ask at reception for replacement teabags/milk/sugar, etc - the cleaner had been into the room, and tidied the bed (which didn't need much done, as I had already tidied this), but forgot to replenish these items. Also, the table at the side of the bed was holding "old" water below the plastic, which I had to dry with a towel - I am not sure what had happened to this, prior to me having the room. At breakfast yesterday, I did ask for boiled egg and bacon - but only got the boiled egg, so don't know what happened there!

Hotel was within easy reach of Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Soho and many more other places of interest in the centre of London. Also, a short walk from Euston Square Tube Station - if arriving by this means of transport. Also London's King Cross Railway Station.

Room Tip: I would suggest a room at the rear of the hotel!
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

I came down to London to visit friends who study at UCLA: and googled the Gower. Its evident that its undergoing modernisation and investment because the entrance is beautifully done while the rooms are basic. Very clean & sweet smelling: good soaps & shampoos, but the rooms are still unmodernised as of yet. The hotels' best asset is the helpful staff, as is the location, location, location.
It was like being in a family home, and the breakfast was filling

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Amanda D
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palla2, Manager at Gower House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2011

Thank you for your stay at the Gower House hotel. We are pleased and happy to hear your positive feedback. As always we strive to continue to update our property and provide best service to our guests.

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Reviewed 29 May 2011

I came with low expectations given the previous reviews but did expect a certain amount of cleanliness which was lacking. Dirty and stained carpets were not vacuumed, and I'm pretty sure we found dried up animal droppings of some sort in the corner. The whole place is tired, worn, and dingy. The beds were terrible, sloping, and you can feel the springs pressing on you all night. The worst element was waking up with several bug bites of unknown origin. The immigrant staff were helpful and kind, but are not the ones in charge unfortunately. One warned us that the hotel is scheduled to be remodeled and so they "did as much as they could." As I said, I wasn't expecting much but a decent standard of cleanliness and care for the guest which was lacking. We checked out 2 nights early - thankful to get out.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2011

Hotel staff was always ready to serve/help and even go the extra mile. Location is excellent: tube near by and many points of interest - specially British Museum - in walking distance.
It's an old building and could use bathrooms make over but otherwise comfortable and fairly clean. Our room was on the back yard side, good size and very quite. Daily English breakfast was simple but big enough and service prompt and friendly. We were out almost all day so the small TV didn't matter to us. Considering the price I would say you get good enough value for your money.

Room Tip: Back yard side rooms are the best.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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palla2, Front Office Manager at Gower House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2011

Thank you so much for your very kind and gracious comments regarding your stay with us here at Gower House Hotel in London! We look forward to your return.

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Additional Information about Gower House Hotel

Address: 57 Gower Street, London WC1E 6HJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#361 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: ₹ 6,304 - ₹ 16,506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gower House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gower House Hotel is a pleasant, Bed & Breakfast hotel, offering accommodation in single, double and family rooms. All of them are en-suite rooms with private bathroom equipped with LCD TVs and tea & coffee making facilities. Wireless internet access is available in all rooms. Situated in a terrace of Georgian town houses in Bloomsbury, this listed building is typical of the architectural style of the area. We are directly opposite the famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and just a short walk from the British Museum. The many shops, theatres, cinemas and restaurants of the West End are all within easy reach, as are University College Hospital, several London University college sites, and the newly built British Library. ... more   less 
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