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Grenville House Hotel
Ranked #1,008 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

Had a better experience than I expected after reading other reviews. Room was cleaner than expected, but a bit run down. Top pillows (decorative) did not appear too clean. Found someone else's underwear down the side of our bed, chewing gum on the windowsill, bathroom you couldn't swing a cat in, but was relatively clean. All part of the fun!! However it is central London, great location, and cheap for where you are! Stay here if you are not planning on spending long in the room. By the way the picture on this website is not of the reception we saw, not sure where this picture is from. Continental Breakfast not up to much, but there are breakfast places around Russell square if you want a little more. Reception friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

It's an odd place. When I left, I felt I had paid a lot for a little - and a dirty little at that.

The drawers in the room had not been cleared - scraps, cigarette papers. The toilet brush was caked in toilet paper. I ran the shower for several minutes without a hint of warm water

A bedside light was provided - but no plug socket.

Breakfast was of poor quality - Sainsbury's Basic range yoghurts and cereal and the nastiest of thin white sliced bread that was not quite toasted.

I'll be in this part of London again ... but I don't intend to stay here

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I arrived quite late, staying for a business meeting. Reception was confusing and in another building. My immediate impression was it is a dump! The room itself was no better, the kettle had a science experiment going on with various shades of culture in it!
It was so late and I was so tired I couldn't arrange another hotel, otherwise I would have done. When I checked out the guy manning reception didn't even speak to me!

Horrible, worst hotel experience ever!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Fife, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

The pot of Dominos garlic sauce stayed on the stairs for the duration of my stay. I would have picked it up but was curious to see how long it would be there. If you stay at the hotel, look out for it. Four stairs up.

My room door was never actually closed properly by the cleaner so my room key was an unnecessary item.

I won't stay here again, mainly because of the noise from outside each night, and the internal doors which need a good slam to shut properly (note to cleaner).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Upon closer inspection of my bed, I found that the comforter was covered in deposits of a dried white flaky substance from previous guests. The floor did not fare much better. Soured my entire stay in London.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

I have never stayed in a more revolting hotel. the damp smell, the dirty room and the excuse for a toilet are an absolute disgrace. Sheets were clean but the duvet was marked. The blanket in the.wardrobe was definitely not fit for a dog. My wife gagged at the hairs in the sink. My wife and I never showered or ate breakfast as I was so revolting. According to the English Tourist Board they are not entitled to the 2 star rating. Don't touch this one with a barge pole.

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Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

The location is the only plus point. The room was cramped and dirty and not cleaned during my stay. Avoid like the plague. The breakfast very limited. Tea making facilities in room but cup dirty, kettle was covered in dust. Spare blanket only suitable for a dog

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Grenville House Hotel
Address: 4 Guilford Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1DR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Ranked #1,008 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:2 star — Grenville House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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