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The Montague on The Gardens
Ranked #12 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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Central California
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19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best location, great service”
Reviewed 29 May 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Montague for 9 nights and had a great experience. The location is one of the best in London (for us) as it is conveniently near the British Museum, as well as good restaurants and friendly pubs. The concierge, Mustafa, was well informed and full of helpful information; he was ready to aid in arranging activities as well as transportation. Suggestions: get an Oyster card for easy traveling on the tube and buses; eat at these rearby restaurants: Tas, Paradiso, The Swan Pub. Also Pizza Express, which we would not have tried except for recommendations from friends, is very good especially if you like thin crust Italian style pizza. The Bella Italia, near Victoria Station, is very good. (All of the preceding were reasonably priced, especially for London.) When you are returning to Heathrow for your flight, ask Mustafa to book a car for you as it is so much more convenient (35 pounds from hotel to airport) and usually takes less than an hour. Two nice day trips are Canterbury (2 hrs by train, about 22 pounds/ticket) and the charming town of Henley on Thames (1 hr by train, about 13 pounds/ticket).

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2009

Not much to say except the service is incredible. Anything you could ever want or need, just ask and the staff is more than willing to assist. Only noticed it would be helpful to have a vending machine of cold beverages either on each floor or at least one in the ground floor.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Brussels
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Reviewed 28 May 2009

The staff at The Montague are wonderful. I remember I had to take the Eurostar back after a fire broke out in the Channel Tunnel and disturbed cross-Channel traffic mid-2008. The concierge did everything he could to help us find out the adjusted departure time of our Eurostar to Brussels! It's these little extras that really made me feel at home at The Montague. And this is just an example. The concierge and other staff are always willing to help.
That's why I have been coming back to The Montague ever since my first visit early 2007 and I simply love it. Great value and always offers for special room rates! As a weekend leisure traveller the hotel adds a lot of extras to the room rate if I stay two consecutive nights (from Friday to Sunday).
I enjoy The Montague a lot because it is such a wonderful, quiet hotel with great breakfast facilities and wonderful service. It's also perfectly located in Central London. You can walk to most of Central London.
Everybody at The Montague is superfriendly!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled solo
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Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2009

My husband and I stayed at this lovely hotel for 8 nights and from the moment we stepped in the door we were treated like a king and queen. So was everyone else from what I saw and overheard. The food was wonderful from the large breakfast (with the friendly and attentive staff) that started the day in the best possible way to an evening dinner filled with excellent food served by a wonderful and diverse staff. Everyone was so kind and when we were leaving they inquired when we were going to return. ;) The only little, tiny thing that would give pause was the configuration of the bathroom. We're a little older and the step up into the shower was a little tricky but this is a minor matter. For location (a 5 minute walk or so to the Russell Sq. underground station), amenities and overall peace of mind, this is THE place to stay in London. You must go to London and when you do, stay at this lovely, comfortable and friendly home away from home.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2009

It was a real pleasure to stay in The Montague On The Gardens, There is an "olde worlde" charm about the place. The service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The hotel is well situated near to The British Museum, and we also discovered Bloomsbury Square just around the corner! We enjoyed it that much, we are returning with other friends in October.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2009

Stayed here for 4 nights, chose it mainly due to good reviews on this site - and we weren't disappointed! The greeting at reception was one of the best we've ever experienced, and we liked the way we were shown around all the hotel facilities.

Our room was quite surprising, on two levels and overlooking the gardens at the rear. My only slight quibble would be the lack of drawer space for underwear and other such items - there was plenty of room for a chest of drawers or a tallboy so why not provide one? Otherwise the bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom well appointed.

The level of service was exceptional all round but I must mention the concierge who took the trouble to find out about the special bus shuttle to the Chelsea Flower Show and left a print out about it under the door! All the staff were friendly and efficient and we felt very, very comfortable in such surroundings.

On our last night we ate in the Blue Bistro (lovely food) and there was a problem with, of all things, bread - not a slice to be had! My husband spoke to the duty manager who accepted that such things shouldn't take 45 minutes to solve, and told us that our meal would not be charged for. I had thought we might be offered a bottle of wine but this was amazing, and left us feeling very well disposed to the management.

We are thrilled to have found this beautiful little gem of a hotel in such a nice part of London, and will definitely return on our next visit.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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San Mateo, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2009

The Montague on The Gardens has a very understated appearance from the street. But that appearance belies a hotel with great rooms, great service and a really top-notch breakfast buffet.

The rooms are very nicely appointed with comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, and a luxurious bathroom setup. My room was meticulously maintained by the housekeeping staff throughout my stay. The breakfast buffet (included in the room price) had cold cereals, delicious muesli, a nice selection of fruit and hot breakfast selections (eggs, beans, sausages, etc.).

The hotel is conveniently located near Russell Square and right next to the British Museum. It's a short walk to the theater district, shopping on Oxford Street and Soho.

The hotel is a little pricey but not notably more so than other business-class hotels in London (or in any other major city for that matter). I enjoyed my week-long stay very much.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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Property: The Montague on The Gardens
Address: 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in London
#4 Green Hotel in London
#7 Business Hotel in London
#9 Romantic Hotel in London
#12 Luxury Hotel in London
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Montague on The Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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