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Arosfa Hotel
Ranked #77 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Everything about our stay at the Arosfa was positive. Although our room was small (typical for London), it was large enough for us to be comfortable. Our room looked over the garden in the back of the hotel. We particularly appreciated the attentive and friendly staff. Nicholas and Allison responded to all our requests and many questions. The breakfast, with a variety of options, was delicious. We were at the hotel in the latter part of June and even though the hotel is not air conditioned we were quite comfortable. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Request room 2. It looks out over a garden in the back.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We were both met by Ralph at reception who took our cases straight up to our room, very good service-and his wife Alison is very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for either of them-very hospitable. The hotel is in a great location for Euston station and only 10 minutes stroll to Oxford Street. It is a lovely quaint hotel, rooms are a little small but immaculately clean, complimentary toiletries are a nice touch, also water and fruit and hot drinks available in room. The breakfast is a wide range from full English-(which the Irish sausages are the tastiest i have ever had) to a selection of quiches, croissants, scones, meats and cheeses.We will definitely recommend the Arosfa and will be returning on our next trip to London. Thanks again Ralph and Allison form Allison and Angie xx

Room Tip: Ask for a recently renovated room-they tend to be a bit bigger.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

My daughter and I had the sheer pleasure of staying at the Arosfa from July 24 to July 30. We stayed in the twin room (#12) during our stay. It was this adorable little room, but so comfy. The twin beds were so soft and wonderful to lie down in after a long day of sightseeing. The room had coffee, tea, etc...as well as fruit when we arrived. The bathroom was small too but so adequate, and it had the most amazing rain shower head. The hotel was located in Central London, but it was on a quieter neighborhood where we could sleep with our windows open. The free breakfast was delish. You had choices of fruit, cereal, yogurt, cold cuts, breads, pastries, juices, and the MOST WONDERFUL COFFEE AND MILK WITH A HEART ON IT THAT WAS TO DIE FOR!!!

It's located near many tube stations. We primarily used the Euston Square Station. It was a five minute walk to Euston and the Circle line ran through this station which took you to so many of the main tourist attractions. There were numerous restaurants in the area too, Across the street from the hotel was the Waterstone's bookstore. It was the most AMAZING bookstore we had ever been in. It had four stories of books. INCREDIBLE!!

Now to the best part....Alison and Ralph, the owners, are the most hospitable and friendly people. They would help us with anything we needed (directions, tube info, restaurants, taxi service). They are so friendly and make you feel like you are at your home away from home. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. It is so reasonably priced for the quality and care you get. It is small, but if you are coming to a hotel for a great place to sleep and clean up in, this is your place. Thanks for a wonderful week. We will be back!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

My two friends and I stayed in a triple room at the Arosfa, May 15 - 22, 2014. This is the nicest bed and breakfast that I have stayed at in London in the twenty years I have visited London. It is a wonderful and friendly place to stay and the hosts, Ralph and Allison are outstanding and nothing was too much for them to assist us with.
Our triple room was on the top floor but was not a problem for the three of us who are in our early 60's. The room was very nicely furnished and we had a nice sized bathroom. Our room faced the street and was kind of noisy but all three of us slept quite well. There is free Wi-Fi available in the rooms and the lounge and all three of us had no problems connecting to the internet.
The beds (one double and one twin) were very comfortable and the overhead fan kept the room at a comfortable temperature. The room came with tea/coffee making facilities and everything needed for preparing those beverages.
The breakfasts were absolutely wonderful and included in the room price. There was a buffet available which included delicious fruit, breads, cereal, juices, meats, cheeses, salmon, pastries and more. The cooked breakfast was great too. You had several choices such as a full English Breakfast including eggs, bacon, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast and there were breakfasts also available for those with dietary restrictions.
I cannot say enough about the hosts, Allison and Ralph. They made us feel at home and were very helpful with anything we needed. They welcomed us to the Arosfa when we arrived after our flight from the US and offered us refreshments and to relax in the lounge while our room was prepared (we arrived earlier than anticipated.) After a relaxing break in the lounge, we went to explore London. When we arrived back at the Arosfa a short while later, our room was ready and our luggage had been placed in our room.
My two friends and I enjoyed the evenings we spent in the garden at the back of the Arosfa. Allison and Ralph always brought us our drink of choice and sat and talked with us. They are both so friendly and interesting to converse with. The garden is very pretty and there is comfortable seating.
The lounge is also nice. It includes comfortable seating, computers, printer, TV, a good selection of books to read in the evenings if you were so inclined and coffee, water and other beverages were always available for free in the lounge.
I want to commend Ralph and Allison on their outstanding hospitality. They went over and beyond what is expected to assist us in many instances and even after we no longer were staying at the Arosfa.
I highly recommend the Arosfa. It is centrally located and is a very short walk to The British Museum and to several Underground stations.
There is a very nice pub just a few minutes walk from the Arosfa and a Waterstones bookstore across the street from the Arosfa. There are many eating out choices, grocery stores and banks close to the hotel.
I will be staying at the Arosfa on any future visits to London. My two friends and I wish to give a personal thank you and commendation to Allison and Ralph for a wonderful stay in London.

Room Tip: Our triple room was on the top floor of the Arosfa. My two friends and I in our early 60's had n...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

From reservation through check-out we had a wonderful experience during our 2-night stay at Arosfa. The staff (Nicholas, Allison) were attentive and accommodating to our needs, questions and requests both prior to and upon our arrival. The hotel was easy to access from the airport and is located within walking distance of several tube stations and sites. The common areas and room were beautifully decorated and spotless. The breakfast was bountiful and delicious. Thank you for making our first days in London unforgettable.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We liked this hotel as it is in a good location near transport and shops and museums. The only down side were the stairs and perhaps if I was 40 years younger it would not have been a problem. However the staff were very helpful and carried our bags up to the room. Breakfast was adequate, we did not go for the cooked breakfast. The room was small but we were only using the room to sleep in. Pricewise for London it was good value for money. If you are here and London is having one of those rare hot days, then it may be uncomfortable as there is no air conditioning. Wifi was variable, in our room generally only 2 bars were showing but downstairs in the lounge room it was up to 4 bars. I would not recommend the hotel for overweight people or those with breathing difficulties as we met met one lady slowly making her way up the stairs and she was in some distress with breathing.
Otherwise it is a good hotel

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank LsBob
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Great location near buses and tubes. Excellent breakfast with various choices. Staff was helpful and room, although small, was clean. Good value for money, would recommend this place to visitors around this area.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank xerin21
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Address: 83 Gower Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#44 Business Hotel in London
#91 Family Hotel in London
#132 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: £122 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arosfa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arosfa Hotel is a refurbished 200-year old Georgian Town House in the heart of historic Bloomsbury district, the former home of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir John Everett Millais. The cool white garden squares and wide streets of Bloomsbury have been a pull to thinkers for centuries, and it sometimes seems like every second house has a blue plaque denoting that a great writer, scientist or philosopher once inhabited the building. It was in Bloomsbury that Karl Marx created communism, Virginia Woolf defined the twentieth century British novel, and Charles Darwin first conceived the theory of natural selection. The imposing bulk of the British Museum, home to seven millennia of human art and artefacts, dominates the area, and there are plenty of other academic institutions including Birkbeck College, the beautiful University of London Library, and RADA, London's grandest drama school. ... more   less 
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