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“Thanet Continues to Please”
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Thanet Hotel
Ranked #492 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Jerusalem, Israel
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Thanet Continues to Please”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

This was my third stay at the hotel which continues to maintain good standards. Currently undergoing much needed decoration, I was given a double room which was far roomier than their single rooms. Comfortable bed, good breakfast, attentive service and great location make for an ideal place for a short stay in London. I shall return.

Room Tip: On the back 1st or second floor. Room 5 or 8 are good.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Diss, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Parvatithecat
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Hampstead
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank gescher62
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

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
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2 Thank aliwag
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Prague
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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Cambridge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank Jules064
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Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Property: Thanet Hotel
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Thanet Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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