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6 Guilford Street Russell Square, London WC1N 1DR England
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#559 of 824 B&Bs / Inns in London

Guilford House Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting London, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, and you can stay connected during your stay as Guilford House Hotel offers guests internet access.

The guest house features 24 hour front desk and baggage storage. Plus, Guilford House Hotel offers free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

Close to some of London's most popular landmarks, such as Coca-Cola London Eye (1.4 mi) and Churchill War Rooms (1.6 mi), Guilford House Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

While visiting London, you may want to try some shrimp at one of the nearby restaurants, such as SUSHISAMBA Liverpool Street, The Ivy, or Rules Restaurant.

If you’re looking for something to do, The British Museum (0.6 mi), Covent Garden (0.9 mi), and St. Paul's Cathedral (1.0 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Guilford House Hotel.

Enjoy your stay in London!

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Property amenities
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi


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Ryan H wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, as you’re email does not work making me more angry! And I can’t get response I will post my complaint I wanted to email here! Hi, Please can you direct this message to managment to view our concerns after our short stay at you’re venue and spa, Date of visit 29th October 2020 On arrival at 3.25 where we had quite a long wait at the reception but was reassured by a host that our room was almost ready and would take around 10 minutes to complete them clean, even though it should have been ready by 3.00pm so technically 45 minutes late! We were directed to our room, on inspection the room was clean and well presented, as per inventory the bottles water was missing and 2 chocolates rather than the 4 we were promised, only a trivial issue, we both enjoyed the lovely shower and watched telly and the lovely view while waiting for our dinner reservation time, We entered the restaurant and were seated, the staff did a lovely job but things started to seem amiss when presented with a child’s size portion (was well cooked but nothing special), Because we looked forward to a decent meal prior to retiring to our room for the evening we asked for details on room service at the reception and made a point to say we will be ordering in the next 10 minutes (9.30pm) After 9 calls and 20 minutes trying to get someone to pick up we gave up... so clearly advertising room service is incorrect as you don’t provide this service, We decided to end the evening looking forward to the spa the next day.... unfortunately the bed was like sleeping on concrete and even with the heating on full the room was cold for hours, as a result we did not sleep very well and both woke up in pain and tired from a restless and cold night, The next morning we awoke and made our way down for breakfast, we were again welcomed into the restaurant and given possibly the most child like breakfast ever known, it was not well thought out and cold, We then checked out with the incredibly blunt reception staff on that morning and entered the spa, a day at the spa was the main reason for booking..... The spa was horrific, the gym was well kitted but had children in it running around which is dangerous .... if I wanted a gym session with children I would of booked butlins, relaxing it was not, so we got changed and went for a swim, The pool was cold, and clearly dirty, the hot tub was not hot... Now for the biggest and worst part.... the steam room! We spent 10 minutes in the steam room before we noticed a huge amount of pubic hair on the floor and tissues on the heater, we left the room and I was covered in someone else’s public hair! I had a instant shower and reported this to a memeber of staff who spent 2 minutes washing the room (that’s not going to fix it) We returned to the pool and found that was also brimming with hair that previously haven’t noticed and we then could notice how dirty everything else was, We decided after this (1.5 hour max total spa visit) that enough was enough and felt so dirty we wanted to go home and disinfect ourselves, As we got to the changing room we notice a large amount of children getting ready for the pool! Around 8-9 kids clearly not from one bubble! We felt lucky that we decided at that point to leave! Yet again our relaxing break was like a trip to butlins with screaming kids, As you can understand you would not be happy paying for one night at a venue with the experience we had, it was not the romantic break away that we paid for and was promised to us! we honestly hope you agree we should be compensated in some way for having my birthday and our anniversary wrecked by a incredibly poor service, ESPECIALLY when we saved up for this after we both took huge financial hits from covid! P.s - it’s clearly stated the spa is checked and covid restrictions in place.... that was not the case
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
James H wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia70 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed a night at the Guilford Hotel because we had to catch an early flight to Paris after a week in the UK and what a disappointment it was to have stayed at this hotel! The website looks amazing but the rooms were old, crammed and not welcoming at all! The worst thing was that our room was not ready even after I had messaged the hotel 2 days prior and told them I was coming between 3 and 4pm! We had to wait for an hour to get checked in and when we got into the room the heaters were not working and it so freezing in the room! What shade that I spend £165 on this room when I could have got Something better for the same price! Disappointed and not recommended for families.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Anj J wrote a review Aug 2019
35 contributions12 helpful votes
Ok let's start with the positives. This hotel was situated in a nice area which was quiet and felt really safe. I had a good night's sleep owing to no noise from either neighbouring rooms or outside noise. The staff were really helpful and friendly and the sheets and towels were clean. The bed was comfortable, if a little small. There is a Costa Coffee directly opposite the hotel. What I would suggest to improve the room would be; - Remove some of the furniture. There were two bedside cabinets in there that were just not required. There was a dressing table with drawers and a wardrobe, so ample space to store stuff. What the room lacked was floor space, and the result was claustrophobic. - Talking of the floor, I'd suggest investing in laminated flooring. There was an old carpet on the floor and I think the slightly musty aroma was emanating from that. Let's just say I didn't remove my socks during my stay as I didn't want to put my bare feet on the carpet. It was obviously vacuumed, but was shy of a decent shampoo. - As mentioned on other reviews, the bathroom is small, but that wasn't particularly. problematic if I'm honest, but if you are of a larger frame it might be a bit cramped in there. - Curtains and bed covering. Given the price of the room, it would not cost the establishment much to replace these with new. A horrible net curtain and tatty over curtains added to the musty effect of the room. The 'duvet' covered in an old throw revealed itself and looked like dog's bedding that had been gnawed at by said dog. Luckily it was a very warm night meaning the offending article could be discarded by the door until the following morning. I certainly didn't relish sleeping under it. - The room had a musty smell to it. I can't say it smelled dirty, but equally it didn't smell like it had had a good clean either. - Stairs. Not a huge problem for us (apart from a little bit of nervousness ascending them after a few too many wines later in the evening, but hey that was our choice.), However, if you have heavy luggage or mobility issues, it would be better to request a ground floor room on booking. I cannot comment on breakfast, because I did not choose to have it despite it being included in the room price. Something about the carpet and bed covers made me wary about attention to hygiene in the kitchen. This may be unfair, but equally these things are important for the owners to recognise. If this accommodation had been in the £50-70 bracket, I would not bat an eyelid and I would accept that you get what you pay for. However, we payed about £120 for this room and I resented the lack of investment in the property. There are some simple things that could be done to make this place a little more hospitable, and I suggest the owners take note of this.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ground floor.
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Fran P wrote a review Jul 2019
Barcelona, Spain56 contributions47 helpful votes
We booked a quadruple room for a couple of nights. The room was small, the size of a double room with beds organized in a Tetris manner. That was ok, however the bathroom was smaller than one in a cruise, it was really uncomfortable. The neighborhood was nice, although you can get some street noise in. The fare includes a breakfast which is ok, it has some yogurt, cereal, toast, and hot beverages. Also, the staff was really nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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richardanderson854 wrote a review Jul 2019
Ingolstadt, Germany220 contributions92 helpful votes
I was pleased to be able to book a roof over our heads for b & b after a Hyde Park Concert and I knew from the reviews that it would be rather basic. Nevertheless, we were able to drop off our bags in advance (always a blessing!) and we were finally readmitted after midnight, as it took a long time for us to clear Hyde Park. The lady in the party was not at all happy about staying in this style of accommodation, but it was cleaner than expected and we knew that the beds had been changed, as we saw a chambermaid working in the bedrooms when we deposited our bags. The bed was comfy and although the room was warm and I needed to open the window, there was not much of a noise from the street. The bathroom was tiny and had an unwelcome step down into the bedroom, but the shower worked well and the water was hot. The continental breakfast was set out invitingly in the dining room and we enjoyed bowls of cereal, toast, yoghurt and coffee. The lady in our party preferred not to partake. All in all, a typical low-key 'guest house' in a typical London street with once fashionable housing with black railings & stairs down to the cellar. It was still too pricey for the amenities available, but we survived without too much hassle.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The family room 2004 looked the best option.
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US$77 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guilford House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Guilford House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include PimpShuei (0.2 miles), Charles Dickens Museum (0.04 miles), and The Postal Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Guilford House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, laundry service, and internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Guilford House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Guilford House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chamisse, Union Tavern, and Otto's.
Is Guilford House Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of London.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Guilford House Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Guilford House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.6 miles), Tower of London (2.1 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.7 miles).