We found the Arosfa Hotel on Trip Advisor. What a find! Gower Street is this lovely street in Bloomsbury. Walking up to it is like finding an oasis from the busy city streets. And, directly across the street is Waterstone's book store which for me, is another plus on location.
It is within the hotel, however, that one realizes this is a terrific find. I would classify this hotel more of a bed and breakfast hotel in the heart of London but with all privacy and amenities of a hotel. First of all, it is quiet. The rooms are lovely and the architecture of the place reflects a place that has a past. We loved that. After all, we are in London. Breakfast is downstairs and is fresh and hot and just what one needs before going out for the day. The variety of options for breakfast varied from hot to cold and were all prepared fresh without wait. The coffee was marvelous.
The heart of the Arosfa, however, is with its owners, Alison and Ralph. This couple really knows how to take care of their guests. They are friendly, but not too much so that they interfere with your stay. They are constantly working to make the Arosfa better. They serve up a great breakfast. They offer you answers to your questions, no matter how small or large. They really care about their guests. Since our son lives in London, we have FINALLY found THE place to stay when we come to visit him. We will definitely be back to visit.
It is rare to find such quality and price within the heart of a great city like London. The care, the cleanliness, the value are all reasons why we will be back, but the care and concern given by Alison and Ralph are the reasons why we will remember our stay at the Arosfa so fondly.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Arosfa Hotel London
- Arosfa London