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Thanet Hotel
Ranked #482 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 January 2014

It is so nice to stay in a hotel which is not part of a chain.

The welcome was friendly. The double room had three beds. I would have liked a bolt on the door rather than just a yale lock though.

The bathroom was very new and although small was beautifully finished.

Breakfast was served in a nice room and was fine.

I have just booked again and had to change the date twice. They were really helpful with all this.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

This was our first visit to London and the Thanet fully fit the bill for a reasonably priced hotel in the PERFECT location of Russell Square. Short walks to Convent Garden/Soho and easy tube access. Richard and Lynwen's staff was always helpful (day and night) taking messages for our group without UK cellphones and providing local information. The rooms were functional and clean (wasn't expecting big rooms in London). Wi-Fi worked throughout the trip and we could not have been more pleased with the value. We'll be back...

Room Tip: First floor back room provided roomy space for couple and 2 college students. Nice view of rear cou...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank gescher62
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Stayed 2 nights in a 4 sleeper room, ground floor at the back of hotel. Room clean, and comfortable. Small modern bathroom. Good tea and coffee facilities. Staff friendly and efficient. Breakfast served in a nice dining room, choice of food, quick service. Hotel on a quiet road close to British museum, oxford street and tube stations.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
2  Thank aliwag
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in room 16 downstairs. It is a big family room with 4 beds. We found the hotel so friendly and willing to answer questions. There are 3 choices for the cooked breakfast in addition to the buffet. The location is a few blocks from Russell Square. We flew in to Gatwick, then got the express to Victoria station. From there catch bus # 38. It will get you 2 blocks from the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank DitaTee
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

The accommodation is fairly basic as other reviewers have pointed out. However the rooms seem quiet (particularly at the back) and there is a rather nice view of the trees at the back in the morning.
The location is excellent if you want to be fairly central in London. The breakfast was good and freshly cooked (a rare event in hotels nowadays). The person on reception was helpful and pleasant.
As long as you don't mind fairly basic accommodation by todays standards, i think it's good value for money.

Room Tip: May be safer to ask for a room at the back although I doubt there is much street noise given the loc...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank Jules064
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Noisy, uncleaned carpets, stained walls. No internet!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are offered room 17, just decline the room, its below the breakfast room. You have no chance of sleep beyond 7.30.
Location is fine, beyond that I am struggling for a positive.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Andyrb67
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

My first time to stay at the Thanet was in Nov2010 for two weeks for Business. I loved the place. The owners are there everyday taking care of all details. The staff is friendly. I returned many times in 2013 for durations ranging between two weeks and couple of days with my wife who loved the hotel as well. The breakfast is super with lot of varieties so you can have a different breakfast every day. Each room is having a unique feature and it is hard to say which one is the best. Between Nov2010 and my last stay in Nov2013, I can say that the owners did improvements in the hotel making the stay even more convenient for their guests.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Address: 8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Hotel Style:
#296 Family Hotel in London
#313 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: £128 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thanet Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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