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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bloomsbury

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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #56 of 1,088 Hotels in London
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“Excellent service great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Stay in December staff where helpful from the first phone conversation to checking in and out. Hotel in good location couldn't fault anything. Well done Bloomsbury sure we will be back again. Breakfast was good beds comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear Bridget P

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at The Bloomsbury London.

It makes for wonderful reading and of great comfort to know we will see you again. If there is anything I or my team can do to assist you with your next reservation please do contact me at daniel_healey@doylecollection.com

Best wishes

Daniel Healey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

A travel agent recommended the Bloomsbury as her favorite boutique hotel in London, and I can certainly see why. Elegant, accommodating of all our needs, well-situated..this hotel has it all. My husband and I had previously stayed in another hotel in the Doyle group (the Marylebone) which provided excellent service, but which was not as well-located and simply not as, well, pretty! The concierge was helpful at all times, as were all the staff members. We enjoyed the breakfast as it enabled us to see the sights all day before becoming hungry enough to seek out a late afternoon pub meal. Don't miss the Bloomsbury Hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear Loki611

Thank your first and foremost for choosing to return to The Doyle Collection. I am delighted we had the opportunity to look after you during your time in London.

The Bloomsbury London is steeped in architectural history and makes for a wonderful escape in a listed building, we take great care in maintaining the original features.

Great to hear that breakfast was fulfilling and gave you a start to a day in this wonderful city.

I very much hope to see you again in the near future at The Bloomsbury Hotel London.

Kind Regards

Daniel Healey

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

The Bloomsbury is an outstanding hotel. Great location, quiet, comfortable, modern but in a building with real charm and character.

London has many great places to stay, but the one thing that made this hotel so enjoyable, was the staff. Everyone was so genuinely welcoming and kind that it made such a real difference.

Sleep comfort was outstanding as was breakfast with a good buffet selection, with hot food prepared to order.

Close to all the important parts of town and just 60 seconds from The Underground, this is where I would choose to stay in London every time.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear CPH0_0

Thank you very much for your kind review! I am genuinely warmed to know that our team made such a positive impact on your experience. This coupled with your sleep comfort and enjoyment of the local area and convenience in staying with us is fantastic to read.

I very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Daniel Healey

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a short visit to the Bloomsbury, had a perfect weekend staff are amazing from restaurant to Brian at the door. Very centrally located great for museums and shopping, would definitely recommend.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Dear Girlie1014

Thank you so much for your review!

It is wonderful to see such warm comments about our team, especially Brian - thank you for taking the time to make special mention.

Kind Regards

Daniel Healey
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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

This little gem is not to be missed. The stuff is friendly and efficient. Brian and Abdul in concierge are Amazing. Louise at the front desk made sure I was well cared after.

The property is superbly located, walking distance to the theater district, the Strand, Soho, the big museums etc. the Central line is a block away. The largest shopping street in Europe is also a block away. There are tons of great restaurants everywhere. FREE WIFI EVERYWHERE (are you listening Marriott ?). And it is fast even by US standards. The is especially great for the business guest.

Now the down sides, less down perhaps, than a gentle decline. The rooms are small and the elevators slow and cramped. I would recommend a lower floor and use the steps.

Some of the rooms have two twin beds. They bar is closed during he day but they staff will bring drinks to you in the lobby.

That's about all I can think of.

Bruce's travel top of the day is about the concierge service in Europe. It is much more of a profession here. Look for the crossed keys on the label of the concierge. This means they have gone through a rigorous training

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Dear BruceLafleur

Thank you for your kind review.

It is with great pleasure that I read your comments, most notably around the service offered by our Concierge team, they are all very gracious for the special mention.

I hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon and that you had a pleasant journey home.

With best wishes

Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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Aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

Stayed here on three occasions now and would not want to stay anywhere else.
Location spot on!
Very comfortable bedrooms. Not such a lover of the food but breakfast is really nice.
Staff are very helpful and knowledgable.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Dear DeniseJAberdeen,

I am delighted you had a great stay with us and that breakfast was a notably enjoyable aspect!

I look forward to welcoming you back and having the opportunity to meet you in person.

Kind Regards

Daniel Healey
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Bloomsbury for the first time from Thursday 30th January to Wednesday 5th February and had a great time. Staff were very polite and attentive when required. We stayed in Room 216 which is opposite the lifts which initially was a concern but there was no noise at all. The room was well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. Bathroom was excellent with a bath and separate shower. We had breakfast each day which was very good with an extensive hot food menu and buffet available. We had a few visits to the bar for a post dinner drink and I can recommend the excellently spiced Bloody Mary. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cameron L
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Dear Cameron L

I am delighted you enjoyed your experience with us!

I very much hope to welcome you back to The Bloomsbury London in the near future.

With best wishes

Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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Additional Information about The Bloomsbury

Property: 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:
#18 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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