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“A Wonderful Hotel in a Magnificent Location, with Exceptional Staff.”
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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #56 of 1,072 Hotels in London
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Literally a two minute walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station this hotel was wonderful. The moment we stepped into The Bloomsbury Hotel we were made to feel extremely welcome by Brian the concierge-whose knowledge of the area proved extremely useful to us later on- Check in was quick and efficient.
Our room was spotlessly clean and featured all the mod cons - mini bar, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, espresso coffee machine, flat screen TV and an exceptionally comfortable queen size bed.
At breakfast every morning we were greeted by Maria who looked after us impeccably, breakfast was presented well and cooked perfectly. The al a carte restaurant was also well worth the visit on Saturday night, we both ordered succulent sirloin steaks cooked to perfection by the chef, prices were also competitive for the area. Eoin our server made this a dining experience with his smiling face and witty charm.
Sights we visited on our three day visit that were within easy reach of the Bloomsbury; the British Museum a three minute walk from the Hotel, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, History Museum, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Buckingham Palace where we seen the Changing of the Guards ceremony, Hyde James and Green Park.
We even went to see We Will Rock you at the Dominion Theatre, which is just around the corner from the Hotel.
Shopping is top of my to do list next time we visit this Hotel.
Overall; A wonderful Hotel in a magnificent location with Exceptional staff. What more can I say The Bloomsbury Hotel has the full package.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

We spent 3 nights here, whilst exploring the "culinary" delights of Soho and central London. The room was gorgeous, the beds really comfortable, the brekkie was average, but the staff were fantastic. Be sure to meet Gasper in the bar on your way back to your room - he is great craic. We were on a great package, including breakfast - ask for the deal on the day. I would like to suggest that the hotel staff could be a little more knowledgeable of their surroundings - restaurants, streets, and tourist destinations. Be sure to dine at Gauthier's when you stay here - it is the most memorable of our dining experiences. Thanx to all the staff, including Eion. See you again soon. Lin and Bobby.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

Check in was very positive...everyone friendly and efficient. Offered us tea or lemonade while our reservations were completed. We stayed 5 days and were very pleased.

Room was nice, squeeky clean. Bed was comfortable with high quality linens. Small desk, good sized flat screen TV, very fast internet included in rate.

Location was very good, about a block from the London Museum (free!). And there are some fun pubs a couple of minutes walk. Also, two blocks from a number of electronics stores to get your wires, plugs, adaptors at good rates.

Bathroom was small with a shower over the tub. Several confusing knobs to fill the tub, activate the sprayer, or the shower and temperature were eventually negotiated.

We had a view of an airwell, but the window did open. AC was efficient and fairly quiet but fan on low was present.

Room lighting was confusing to operate, with switches controlling several fixtures. Bathroom lighting was poor, just a two small spotlights in the ceiling. One was above the sink and that made it near impossible for my wife to apply makeup as her face was in shadow.

We had paid for the continental breakfast to be included an it was delightful. Dozens of choices, great ham, pastries, fruit, coffee, tea, toast, smoked salmon, cheeses including a nice brie, etc. Juices were great. You can also order your breakfast prepared or delivered to your room for an extra cost.

We had dinner at their restaurant. Service was excellent, food was good. The bar was fun with a very accomodating bartender.

Room Tip: Negoitiate for free wi-fi and breakfast.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Visited the Bloomsbury Hotel at the end of July. It is superbly located, especially if you want to be near the Dominion Theatre as we did. It is also only a very short walk from the British Museum. The rooms are well appointed and very comfortable, the buffet breakfast consisted of a variety of hot and cold food well presented. It’s not cheap but well worth the money considering the location. We arrived after check in time but the room was not ready, we were seated in the bar area and offered a complimentary cocktail, frankly it was ok but no way would I have paid £15 for one! Would I go back? Sure I would.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsBlms, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2011

Dear KWA1,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review from your recetn stay with us at The Bloomsbury Hotel. It is vert encouraging to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you found our location, right in the heart of London's West End, so convenient.

I look foward to, hopefully, welcoming you back to The Bloomsbury Hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Barry Swaine
Guest Relations Manager
barry_swaine@doylecollection.com

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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Stayed here on the way to paris, room only. A bit pricy at 220 quid.. Nice room, friendly staff, great location. Good but small gym - no water in the gym! On the flip side we were offered a bottle of water each on the way in and on the way out in the morning. Bath screen allows the floor to flood a bit but then don't they all! Bed comfey. Great coffee machine. We would definitey stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsBlms, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2011

Dear jeffjames9999,

Thank you taking the time to provide us with some feedback on your recent stay with us, at The Bloomsbury Hotel. I am so pleased to see you enjoyed you stay with us and I thank you for the positive feeddback.

If you would like to book with us in the future, please do not hesitate in contacting me directly, and I will assit you with anything you may need.

I look foward to welcoming you back to The Bloomsbury Hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Barry Swaine
Guest Relations Manager
barry_swaine@doylecollection.com

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Reviewed 22 August 2011

This is our second visit to The Bloomsbury Hotel and I have to say that we loved it even more the second time around. Don't get me wrong, the first time was FABULOUS - we were really looking forward to coming back to London, and upon our arrival we were treated very special (as they treat all of their guests). The rooms are fabulous, the staff very very attentive to your needs and the addition of all the other hotel guests that we met at the end of the evening around the bar, to talk about all of our adventures of the day made it a wonderful stay. Not to mention the very tasty drinks and wonderful conversation that were made by our fave bartender, Gasper. We will definitely be coming back next summer and are hoping we will be able to secure a room as the Olympics are there and we will definitely be going! Thanks to everyone who made our stay wonderful, we appreciate the kindness very much! Alex Anguiano & Cathi Nunn

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsBlms, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2011

Dear Ms. Nunn,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review from your recent stay with us at The Bloomsbury Hotel. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us even more the second time around.

It is so pleasing to read that you were treated with such attention and care, as we treat all of guests. I have passed on your positive feedback to all our departments, and in particular to Gasper. I have already contacted you regarding your future booking with us at the time of the Olympics. I look foward to hearing back from you and to welcoming you back to The Bloomsbury Hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Barry Swaine
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

My fiancee and I stayed here during the first week of July, 2011. It was my first time in London, and nearby the college (UCL) where my fiancee spent a semester abroad, so she knew the neighborhood quite well. I can't say enough good things about this place. Due to reasons far beyond our control, we arrived a full 24 hours late. But we had been able to call ahead to alert them to our delay, and they were very understanding. To help ease the inconvenience of our LA-London flight, they presented us with two free drink chits upon check-in. A nice touch, though our flight woes had nothing to do with the hotel. The room was small, but very comfortable. We had a view of an interior airshaft, but that was fine since we were in the city to explore. A nice feature of the room's location was that we were able to sleep in well past a 4:30am sunrise since the airshaft prevented it from getting too bright. We walked nearly everywhere, and the two times we didn't, the Tottenham Court Rd tube stop was a quick 3 minute walk. Its great central location made accessing the major attractions quite easy. We had a number of fantastic meals in nearby Soho. And after checking out, we had 90 minutes to kill before we needed to head to Paddington Station to grab the express to Heathrow, so we walked down the street to take in the Rosetta Stone a few other fine rooms at the British Museum! All in all a wonderful introduction to London for me! Easily a place I'd return to!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsBlms, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2011

Dear arm90405

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback regarding your recent visit with us. I am delighted to learn you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. I am glad to see you found our location so conveniant during your time here, and that you found your room so comfortable.

I look foward to welcoming you back to The Bloomsbury Hotel in the future. If there is anything I may assist you with, please feel free to contact me directly.

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Barry Swaine
Guest Relations Manager
barry_swaine@doylecollection.com

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Additional Information about The Bloomsbury

Address: 16 - 22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN, 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Green Hotel in London
#39 Family Hotel in London
#41 Romantic Hotel in London
#47 Business Hotel in London
#54 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £179 - £355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bloomsbury 4*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bloomsbury provides tradition through the design of revered architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, and is nestled in the heart of bustling Bloomsbury, itself steeped in literary and architectural history. The hotel is moments from London highlights The British Museum, Oxford Street, Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden. The 153 contemporary guest rooms and suites are bright, spacious and located over 8 floors overlooking the neighbouring streets and rooftops or onto the quiet central courtyard. Our generous corner suites offer residential style living spaces and are equipped with every convenience for the perfect stay including Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, marble ensuite bathrooms with Victorian roll top baths and heated floors, flat-screen TVs and luxurious Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products. Bloomsbury Club Bar & Dining Room offers delicious, locally sourced cuisine. Relax with a drink on Dalloway Terrace or savour the quintessential Bloomsbury Afternoon Tea in Dalloway lounge and feel a brief respite from the pulse of 21st century London just outside the door. Dalloway Terrace Breakfast: 7am-10.30am Monday-Friday Breakfast: 7am-11.00am Saturday-Sunday All Day Dining Menu: 10.30am-10.30pm Monday-Friday Brunch 11.00am-4.00pm Saturday-Sunday All Day Dining Menu 4pm-10.30pm Saturday-Sunday ... more   less 
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