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The Montague on The Gardens
Ranked #11 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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“Not as Grande as you might think!”
Reviewed 22 June 2009

The Montague hotel had a feeling of granduer but did not live up to first impressons. The location is very good right next to the British Museum and not too far from Covent Garden and Theatreland. Russell Square tube staton is between a 5&10 minute walk so not too far. The reception by the hotel staff was warm and welcoming and staff were on hand to andle your baggage if required. The stay also included breakfast which was good and the staff were again very attentive. The only problem was the bedroom (a double with en-suite) was extremely small, it was with all intentions a single bedroom with a double bed in it. This on talking with the assistant manager was the size of their standard bedrooms so be aware if you do book to stay here either ask for an upgrade or if you like your space then look elswhere. In our case, as we were only staying one night, we put up with it but if we were staying any longer it would have been an upgrade or we'd have looked somewhere else. Hope this helps, thanks.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2009

This was our second stay at The Montague on the Gardens. Since last year nothing has changed which is actually a good thing because what I mean is the service standard is just as excellent. In fact, it was challenging last year to locate a relatively reasonably priced London hotel that offered excellent service, amenities, and location. So we are glad we found The Montague.

We chose to reserve the hotel’s private car pickup/drop back service to and from Heathrow. It is pricey, but it is worthwhile to us. We preferred it to the tube and cab. They use luxury cars so the rides from the airport and out of the city were very comfortable. Unfortunately we were delayed by hours upon arrival yet the pickup was sorted out quickly by the hotel. Drop back was also great as our driver, Anthony, was very thoughtful and related some interesting and amusing London stories along the way.

Our first room on this recent visit was in room #28, deluxe king with sofa bed for the third person in our party. The room, as in many London hotels, was small yet functional and had all the conveniences necessary. The bathroom surprisingly was very roomy so much so that there were double sinks.

This stay we broke up our London visits and requested king rooms on one level. Room #28 is on one level. However, on our return to London we were accommodated in room #227 which is another deluxe king room except like last year, it was on two levels with the bathroom at the entryway at the top of the stairs. This room was also very functional and while small was comfortable. However, the reason for requesting the one level was that we don’t like walking up and down the stairs to get to the bathroom. But we understood that in order to have a garden view, which we requested, is only on request unless one wants to reserve one that will be an extra cost. We did not reserve one and just had it on request for both rooms. Apparently the split level room was available with garden view so that’s what they gave us.

Of note the sparkling bottled water that is in the room is free. If you need more just call and they will replenish it.

We had the traditional English breakfast included in our rate (we would not take it if it were not included as it’s GBP 26/pp) and there was a good selection of pastries, breads, fresh fruit salad, scrambled eggs (you can request fried and boiled on request too), sausage, bacon, mushroom, and tomatoes. It was filling and all good to start the day with. If you do have the breakfast inclusive rate yet need to leave early as we had to again on the way to Heathrow and like last year on a trip away from London, you need to fill out the breakfast card and request the Continental breakfast options. Although the time on the card states breakfast is served from 7 a.m. one can call and make arrangements to have it served earlier-just make sure someone in room service has the earlier time request marked down for sure. The Continental breakfast is good also because they offer cheeses and hams along with some really great mini pastries and breads.

Vincenzo, the assistant concierge, was really helpful. We requested him to assist us in checking in our airline reservations online and printing our boarding passes which he did promptly and patiently. The front desk staff were very welcoming and answered our various questions cheerfully.

It really was great to return ‘home’ to ‘our’ London hotel after a year and also after our trip to Belgium/Netherlands. Truly The Montague on the Gardens was the best hotel we’ve stayed at and after staying at five other hotels on this trip The Montague still beat them all.

Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2009

Myself and my 20 month old son came to stay with my husband who works in London for a mini break. We were looked after so well at the Montague, the staff were so friendly and attentive and could just not do enough to help. They made travelling with a toddler so easy and the hotel truly felt like a haven when we returned after a day exploring. The food at the hotel was superb and my little boy got fantastic service in the restaurant at breakfast time, with his own special highchair. Cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 June 2009

I stayed at the Montague in May 2009 with my husband. The hotel was very comfortable .We enjoyed a glass of champagne overlooking the gardens late afternoon .It was very peaceful ,you almost forgot you were in London. Our room was lovely and bright., It was a premier room , Air con was great easy to work ,but the bathroom was very small .There was only one fixed shower head ,which worked ok but drowned everywhere in the process. Breakfast was good ,service good and staff very friendly .The underground was only 5 mins walk and the bus was only around the corner. It was a lovely walk back from Covent Garden to the hotel. I would stay there again

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2009

We wanted to be near to the British Museum and have stayed at the Montague twice[having discovered it through Tripadvisor] The staff were splendid, even to nipping round to the B.M for tickets which were sold out on line. It was also an easy walk to the Charing Cross Road Bookshops .I 'd come again like a shot. Sumptuous breakfasts kept us going until afternoon tea.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2009

Everyone at the hotel was extremely kind and helpful and exceeded our expectation. In particular we would like to thank Vincenzo, Marika and Hanka respectably in concierge, reception and housekeeping. We will be back
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  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2009

The location and service were excellent. We wanted peace and quiet within
easy reach of entertainment and transport. the Montague offered all we could
have hoped for in comfortable attractive rooms.
The Montague truly lives up to it,s ideals of nothing too big nor to small to
cater too.
We were more than happy to return again and will continue to do so.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank roo2WestAustralia
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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
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#3 Family Hotel in London
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Montague on The Gardens 4*
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