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“Family trip to London” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
Ranked #384 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Family trip to London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

We took my 7 year old daughter to London for her birthday. As a regular business traveller this was our first experience as a family in the big city and a large hotel.

On arrival we were greeted by Gary who made a real effort with my daughter and was exceptionally welcoming. We travelled with another family and each time the kids were in reception the staff made a real effort.

The room was the usual holiday inn, comfortable and clean with my daughter on a sofa bed. It made the room a little cramped, but it was perfectly acceptable. The restaurant staff were also great with Kamila going the extra mile to keep the little ones happy.

This is the first time I have ever been compelled to write a review, however the service we received was the best I have ever experienced in London. I would recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of travelling to London with or without kids.

The location is good with only a short walk to the Russell square tube and a convenient Tesco express on the doorstep for the forgotten essentials.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We requested a move as our room was very small and the staff at reception were exceptionally accommodating and polite. Our new room was much more spacious and very clean, although it was very warm. Great location near tube and Central London and there's a lovely pub across the road for both dinner and drinks

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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hibl00msbury, General Manager at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comprehensive review. You have covered all aspects of your stay and I am particularly appreciative about your comments about the Reception Team. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge the staff concerned. Once again, thank you for your feedback.

Kind regards
Matthew Beard
General Manager
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

First time here. Stayed for 2 nights. Room O.K. except for castor on bed projecting so kept stubbing toe. Shower hot but little pressure. Breakfast excellent. Dinner in Restaurant good but hardly any atmosphere. Staff, without exception, efficient courteous and extremely pleasant. Close to underground station. Will probably stay again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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hibl00msbury, General Manager at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent feedback, we strive to give great and impressive service to all of our guests and it makes us happy to read we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Holiday Inn London - Bloomsbury should your travels bring you back to London. Once again, thank you for the wonderful and kind words of praise.

Kind regards
Matthew Beard
General Manager
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Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

We arrived from Manchester at Euston Station (2 hours and twenty mins), which was a short taxi drive from the Hotel (£5).On arrival the room wasn't quite ready so we had a drink in the hotel bar, served by a friendly and sociable barmaid. Our room was a good size, very comfortable with a nice warm shower.We needed extra towels, soap and shampoo but these were provided very quickly by the staff. One of the light bulbs wasn't working but it was soon replaced by Maintenance.
Our daughter had made the booking on line taking advantage of a two night stay offer in February
The Green Line open top bus tour stop was just a couple of minutes walk from the Hotel, which was ideal as we could link up with either the Blue or Red Line for different route options
Our tickets were booked on line and using Quidco website we got them for £20 each and could be used for 48 hours - we took advantage of this, which nicely broke up the tour enabling us to see all London's sights
Tip - take the Red Line for an English live commentary
We had booked to see The Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward Theatre and decided to walk there from the Hotel, which took about 20 mins, finding an excellent Italian restaurant Cappuccetto (Little Red Riding Hood) close by.
We ate in the Hotel Restaurant on the second night after watching the early evening performance of The Railway Man at the Odeon Cinema near Covent Garden
It was nice to eat in a quiet atmosphere and the food was excellent, quite equal to any 5* restaurant and reasonably priced. The Manager was extremely attentive to all our needs and very friendly.
Will certainly stay here again when we revisit

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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hibl00msbury, General Manager at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comprehensive review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. You have covered all aspects of your stay and I am particularly appreciative about your comments about the Team and our Food and Beverage Manager. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge the staff concerned. We look forward to welcoming you back to Holiday Inn London - Bloomsbury should your travels bring you back this way.

Kind regards,
Matthew Beard
General Manager
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Stjordal, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

I had a great stay here. The location is outstanding. The Bloomsbury area is quiet and yet close to all attractions that London has to offer. I paid £100 for a one night stay over the weekend which was OK and a good deal compared to other hotels. The staff was very friendly and service minded. One thing I dodn't like was the termperature in the room. Because of the time of year it was centrally controlled so I couldn't cool it myself. It was way too hot!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Morten75
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hibl00msbury, General Manager at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review, as always I am glad to read feedback of the Holiday Inn London - Bloomsbury. Whilst I am pleased you had a great stay, I am sorry if the temperature of the room impacted your experience at our hotel and I apologise for any discomfort this may have caused. Once again, thank you for your comments. We believe we can only improve the service and quality we offer through our guest feedback.

Kind regards,
Matthew Beard
General Manager
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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Only stayed for one night but could have quite easily stayed the week, all the staff were very nice, helpful and considerate,. Its in a great location with shops bars and the tube station all on your doorstep. Room was quite small but very clean, ( not many complimentarys though ) only shower gel and soap... Apart from that the breakfast was excellent, loads of choice and plenty of it...All in all, a nice Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ElaineB00
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hibl00msbury, General Manager at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. We strive to give great an impressive service to all of our guests and it makes us happy to read we exceeded your expectations. We hope to have the honour of serving you again should your travels bring you back to London.

Kind regards
Matthew Beard
General Manager
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Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Clean modern hotel in good location to explore the sights or for working in city.
Good sized rooms with all the usual Holiday Inn benefits (not small and pocky like many city hotel rooms).
During my stay in January 2014 I didn`t encounter any tour coaches using hotel, which tends to be the case when I`ve stayed at The Kensington Forum and Regents Park (both part of HI chain).
There is a good sized carpark under the hotel @ £15 for 24hrs is excellent.
Another good feature is a Callaghans pub/ bar attached to hotel.
Russell Square tube station is around corner only 2 mins walk away, giving easy access to all of city.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank welshone03
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hibl00msbury, General Manager at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent feedback, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We strive to give great and impressive service to all of our guests and it makes us happy to read we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our establishment. Once again, thank you for the wonderful and kind words of praise.

Kind regards,
Matthew Beard
General Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
Address: Coram Street | Russell Square, London WC1N 1HT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#294 Family Hotel in London
#317 Business Hotel in London
#365 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury 3.5*
Number of rooms: 316
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Holiday Inn London - Bloomsbury, a modern and stylish hotel in London's West End, perfectly located for all of your leisure and business needs. The hotel can be found just off Russell Square Tube Station, close to St Pancras International Rail Station, which is very convenient for those travelling by Eurostar. Holiday Inn Bloomsbury hotel is also within easy reach of many of London's tourist attractions: The British Museum, Madame Tussauds, London Zoo and the West End theatres, not to mention the amazing shopping in Oxford Street and Covent Garden. The hotel is easily accessible for the O2 and also has a direct train link to Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal Football Club. Our state-of-the-art Academy Conference Centre boasts 14 meeting rooms that can cater for all requirements from training courses, boardroom meetings and conferences to Weddings and Dinner Dances. The Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury Hotel offers facilities for disabled guests along with accessible bedrooms, and two bedrooms with a hoist. The hotel is proud to have won Best Disabled Facilities Award 2007 'Accessibility for All' at the Meetings and Incentive Travel Awards. High Speed Internet Access is available in all bedrooms. ... more   less 
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