Spent 6 nights at the Bloomsbuy Part in April 14. I was greeted by the staff when I arrived and provided with a map of London and some additional information such as tips on ways to save money on the train and to get a prepaid SIM card (life saver by the way).
The location is perfect, I walked to everything and never had any issues. You are about 20-40 mins from a huge number of popular locations whether you are visiting for tourism or fun. There are some great restaurant very nearby and the hotel restaurant is superb. I had dinner twice downstairs before going out. The food was very good and the prices were great.
There are coffee places everywhere when you exit, you could try a new one every day and never repeat over the course of 10 days or so.
The rooms are average size with comfortable beds. They have a modern feel and include all of the basics (iron, hair dryer, tea pot, TV, clothes hangers, etc.) The bathroom was a bit tight but useable. Plenty of hot water and supplied body wash and shampoo and bar soap. The was an electronic safe in the small closet which is a nice feature as well.
My room had a view of the street which was nice, but noisy. A siren seemed to come down the road a least 5-6 times a day during the few hours I was in the room. They did offer me a room in the back of the hotel and did say that they were much quieter than the street side.
The WiFi was incredibly fast for a hotel (18Mpbs down, 23Mbps up). I was able to do research for trip planning and watch videos no problem.
My only issue is breakfast is not included and if you do not purchase a voucher from the front desk they charge 23 pounds for it. Way overpriced, the voucher is 10 pounds which is a bit more reasonable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thistle Bloomsbury Park is the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant area of Central London, Within walking distance of The British Museum, Covent Garden and West End Theatres. Several famous formal squares and gardens are on our doorstep, with great transport links provided by Russell Square or Holborn Tube stations. Bloomsbury Park makes it home in a beautiful Edwardian building, and our comfortable rooms and friendly service will ensure a great stay in London. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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