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Bedford Hotel
Ranked #395 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Location Brilliant”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had a two night stay and found the location so convenient for exploring London, we walked practically everywhere, but with two underground stations so near we could get anywhere. Plenty of pubs and restaurants locally. We had an adequate room at the back of the hotel, which overlooked a pleasant garden. Staff were pleasant and it was value for the money we paid. I didn't enjoy the breakfast much, the food was of cheap quality and not very appetising, but restaurant staff attentive and friendly. We would go back it was clean, friendly and value for money, they only charged us 50p to leave luggage for the day.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

This hotel is excellent for the money. Small, but clean well decorated rooms. The hotel is well staffed and they are friendly and helpful. Good English breakfasts and the hotel is a short bus ride from the West End theaters and restaurants. We have stopped in the hotel four times and love it..

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We have stayed here a number of times. Always the same staff (which is always a good sign) Some of the porters should learn how to smile though. Basic, clean accomodation with hearty breakfast. Drinks reasonably priced. Price very competitive. Quiet rooms at the back. Beds very comfortable

Room Tip: Don't have a room next to air con
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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North Down, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

I had the misfortune of staying here on a work trip as my usual place was booked out... never again I hope! I don't think its been touched since the 70's, and its in serious need of some money spent on it.

When I picked up my key it was attached to a foot long metal pole! I let myself into a very cramped room facing the main road , and it was noisy well into the early hours, which was a nightmare as the room was roasting, and the window opening was the only form of air con/temperature control.... not a very pleasant nights sleep at all.

Breakfast was cooked buffet, and it was really poor... very cheap ingredients used and it showed. If im booked in there by work again, i'll probably just forego the breakfast even though its included...

Its not expensive, so I guess you get what you pay for but surely there is better available for ht eprice... my advice - look elsewhere

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I picked this hotel based on the reviews on this site and was extremely disappointed. The whole place is shabby and worn-looking with tiny rooms with no amenities. The shower has no water pressure, the toilet doesn't flush, the walls are chipped and dirty, there is no clock/radio, the windows only open a crack and the room is hot, the beds are like slabs of concrete with pillows to match, the breakfasts are disgusting and the dining room staff are beyond rude. Breakfast buffest consisted of soggy toast, rubbery eggs, barely cooked sausages and bacon, canned beans and canned tomatoes and a couple of canned fruit options. And, there is i some weird process in place where you have to turn in your room key (on a long stick) whenever you leave your room. Making a phone call is a cumbersome process as well where the operator has to unlock your phone and you are charged 19 pence per minute after that. The wifi, is free but you have to ask for a new password every 8 hours. On the plus side, the hotel is conveniently located and the front desk staff are friendly.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

The Bedford has an amazing location. I was able to walk pretty much everywhere and it's pretty close to the tube station. The hotel is a little rundown, but clean. It's not fancy, but it was the best I could find for my budget. If you have money to spend, I'm sure you can do better. I was traveling solo and I felt safe at all times. The staff was very nice too.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Curitiba, PR
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

if consider locazitaion, price and confort enough, this a excelent choice at London. near British Museum, Russel Square and The Tube, it is perfect place to stay. in our second time there we recomend again!
Con: housekeeping - the boy insists strongly about offering a good service (telling us about that) looking for a tip...

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bedford Hotel

Property: Bedford Hotel
Address: 83-95 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #395 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bedford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Bedford Hotel, peace and quiet is our priority. With the elegant bustle of Bloomsbury on every side, that might sound like an impossible task. Covent Garden and the West End are just a short walk away, and the British Museum is on our doorstep. But at the Bedford, we can promise you a good night's sleep too. How do we do it? Well, many of the rooms overlook our picturesque private garden. The Bedford is small and intimate, offering a warm welcome with a personal touch. And it's a great place to relax with company too, with a charming guest lounge and laid back café occupying the ground floor. Meanwhile, the Bedford Garden restaurant serves home-made British specialities, with a modern twist, overlooking our secret garden. We're able to offer a little corner of traditional English tranquility, here, in a bustling, international city. It's made us a firm favourite with returning guests. ... more   less 
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