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“Amazing Hotel!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #57 of 1,087 Hotels in London
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Amazing Hotel!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Stayed here for one night as a birthday treat.. Loved this hotel so much!! It is a really really nice hotel, clean and modern hotel and the staff are very friendly!! :) Situated in a really good location, not far from the tube station.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your fantastic review.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us in celebration of your birthday and that our location was enjoyed, we are truly fortunate to be located in London’s most central spot.
I look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to London, and a belated happy birthday from The Bloomsbury team.

Kind Regards
Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

rich breakfast, polite staff, the concierge always had good tour tips, the Landseer bar at evening was a really good surprise. the service and ambient was great. and most important - best location, in the center of London and quiet !

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gil L
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your fantastic review.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, the discovery of our bar and most importantly that our location was enjoyed, we are truly fortunate to be located in London’s most central spot.

I look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to London.

Kind Regards
Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The Bloomsbury is a lovely boutique hotel in a great location if you intend to shop up a storm at the likes of M&S, Uniqlo, Zara, TopShop etc - although finding space in your room to store the results of your shopping may propose a challenge! The rooms are nicely appointed (although quite compact) but the bathrooms are almost impractically small.
Overall the hotel could do with a bit of a refresh - the lifts were incredibly small and unreliable and the hotel overall was perhaps a little dark and gloomy once you walked past the reception area (which was actually quite lovely).
Staff at The Bloomsbury were exceptionally friendly at all times and the service levels were of a high standard (although they did charge us for a breakfast we did not have but the error was readily rectified). We didn't include the breakfast buffet in our booking so unable to comment on the food quality but the bar was a warm and friendly place to visit for a drink in the evenings with very accommodating staff.
The Bloomsbury is a great hotel if you want to be close to the shopping without being in the heart of activity and noise - unless you are prepared to spend the big bucks to upgrade to a suite, be prepared for small living quarters - but if you don't intend to spend too much time in your room, this shouldn't really matter anyway.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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 Jodie D
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind review.

I am delighted you had a good experience overall, and in London. As you probably will be aware, we have a variety of room categories, ranging from Standard rooms to Suites. As your graduate, the rooms are become more spacious and benefit from additional amenities.
I look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to London.

Kind Regards
Daniel Healey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Me and my daughter stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in June. Smallest room I have ever been in in a 4 star hotel, but didn't mind, loved it, great location and most of all great staff, so helpful. Giving us the best directions when we were traveling e.t.c. Thank you Brian and the others. Hope to be back. I definitely can recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Audur H
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind review.

It makes such wonderful reading to know that the team and particularly Brian made a difference to your experience with us. I look forward to thanking Brian personally.
If there is anything further I can do, please do contact me at daniel_healey@doylecollection.com

Kind Regards
Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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Melbourne, Vic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We were here for 3 nights while seeing some shows and visiting British Museum and National Gallery, for which it is pretty well located. Standard room was typically small given the amount of luggage we had, but well-appointed. Bathroom one at a time only thank you.

Free wifi was very good as was complimentary Nespresso machine. Continental Breakfast OK but choice somewhat limited. Our main problem was getting into room. Our keys failed and it eventually (after we nearly missed a deadline) turned out that the door battery was bung. And to add insult to injury we were locked out of the room immediately we paid the bill even though we needed access to it for a while longer. It is their highly annoying policy apparently

But staff were all very obliging, particularly at front desk when some printing etc was needed.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SallyandHarry
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your review.

It is a delight to hear that our team made your stay enjoyable. However I do apologise for the challenges you experienced with your bedroom key card, this is an unusual occurrence, but can happen if the card comes into contact with mobile devices.

I would like to renew our apologies for not showing enough flexibility with the check out time on the room, although our cards timeout, I would have expected our team to have been gracious and re-opened this for you in order to be ready to depart.

If there is anything further I can do, please do contact me at daniel_healey@doylecollection.com

Kind Regards
Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

My wife and I were absolutely delighted at the way staff treated us. We arrived early and there was no problem from the staff in being able to accommodate us. Very friendly, curteous and helpful. The hotel itself is very clean, the rooms are spacious and breakfast is excellent. We will return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David C
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review.

It is a delight to hear such fantastic comments, it will be a pleasure to share this with our team.

Kind Regards,

Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

The Bloomsbury Hotel is not in the middle of shopping, but rather, paces away from the British Museum. It is located in the center of the center of London - surprisingly quiet for such a busy area. Breakfast was very good with lots of options. Our room was comfortable, clean and modern and the staff was very helpful, going out of their way to make my stay better. I have already recommended the hotel to a friend who often has guests to London and needs good recommendations. Very pleased with my stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank capucine2
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our location is ideal for shopping, visiting London’s best attractions or simply enjoying the art, poetry and literary wonders in the area of Bloomsbury.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind regards

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
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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