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Grange Portland Hotel
Ranked #564 of 1,090 Hotels in London
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Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“2nd time around, not so good.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Stayed here previously and thought it was ok, this time for 1 night and arrived in the evening tired and ready to retire early for the night and watch some tv. The room was on the small side and just outside the lift on the 2nd floor. The tv had only 5 basic channels and the remote didn't work. Relatively good night sleep although woken several times with people coming out of the lift to their rooms in the early hours and loudish voices. Bathroom looking tired and very small. Only a short overnight stay and left early without breakfast but overall not impressed and overpriced, staff friendly though!

Room Tip: If given a room outside the lift - ask for a change as you may be woken in the night by noise.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We decided to visit London and do the tourist thing. We wanted to be near the action and within easy reach of things. We chose this hotel after looking at reviews, thanks once again to Tripadvisor.

The hotel is very easy to get to on foot and is about 15 minutes walk from Euston station. On turning into the road where the hotel is, it reminded me of the game Monopoly. It was obvious that this hotel owned other property in the road and had put their corporate front on them. The buildings are hundreds of years old and look to be in excellent condition. They are very large terraced houses, which have kept their integrity on the outside but have been knocked through in places inside, to allow access.

As we entered the building we went through to the reception and then to our room. The building and our room are pleasantly decorated and clean although a little tired in places. Our room was one of contradictions. The bedroom was very spacious but the access via a tiny vestibule was a struggle with cases and spring-loaded doors to contend with. The bathroom was a good size but the toilet was against the wall with the toilet roll holder on the wall against your ribs. The bed was very comfortable and we would have slept well except for the single-pane traditional sash windows affording no protection from noise of traffic. There is a small ‘kitchenette’ built into cupboard, which was very useful, with tea/coffee/kettle/cups etc.

Breakfast was, as described by many reviews, down the road. It was plentiful and pleasant enough.

We found this hotel was great for Oxford Street and obviously the tube network. There are several traditional pubs and a few nice restaurants around the nearby British Museum or not far from it. We would use this hotel again but we’d ask for a quiet room at the back. The normal full price of the hotel is not worth it for what this is but at the right price it is perfectly adequate and pleasant enough.

Just a quick mention needs to be made for anyone with disabilities who relies on places being DDA compliant. There are a few steps leading to the front door so you’d have to check regarding another access for wheelchairs. Our bath had a shower in it and requires a ‘big step’ to get in. This would probably not suit older or disabled people but there may be walk-in showers in other rooms?

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Nice place to stay as long as you don't stay in the basement rooms ! Mine was claustrophobic & the window wouldn't open so it was stifling ! Went back to Reception & given a very nice room on 1st floor instead.Lift wasn't working, but Reception did offer to carry my bags if needed.
Room upstairs was great - just as I would expect from this group of hotels.
Breakfast was next door in the Clarendon and was as good as ever.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the back - but not in the. Basement !
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

I had a single room for one night but was given a double (201) and was pleasantly surprised. The room was very spacious, had secent comfy bed, good quality sheets, flat screen tv, desk, table and 2 arm chairs, a bathroom with a bath, a fitted cupboard, and kitchenette (basically sink, kettle and microwave). There was a big window I could actually open, and two fans if I needed them. I thought the condition of the room was fine but maybe precious reviewers have had different rooms. The room was very quiet and overlooked the trees in the gardens at the back, so it was nice to hear birds and no traffic.

It is only a few minutes walk from Russel Square tube and there are shops and restaurants near there at the Brunswick.

As noted already the notice about thefts was a little disconcerting (especially as the main hotel door is locked and on a buzzer).

Service was fine, businesslike I suppose. In a small hotel you might expect it to be but more personable, but it was fine.

You pay to use the internet so free wifi would have been good, and I do think hotels shouldn't charge.

Breakfast was not included for me so i didnt bother but I did think the note in the lift was funny. It said that breakfast got busy at weekends 9-10 and so guests should go earlier! I think just extending breakfast eg to 10:30 on weekends might do the job instead.
For the price it is pretty good value given the standard of the rooms and location and you just need to be aware it's a small hotel so you might not get loads of extra facilities. I have stayed at a few other hotels in the area and this is the best in this price bracket. The Park/Doubletree costs a lot more and the rooms are tiny, and don't get me started on the Tavistock group!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Stayed on a Saturday, right in the heart of London. It was a very spacious room and bathroom, large comfortable bed, and so quiet you could hear a pin drop. The location is perfect and I'd happily go back and stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

I had a very large room, and there is such an animal in London. It was immaculate, with cooking facilities. The breakfast is not served in this hotel, but down the street a few doors. It was fine, nothing great.

The hotel is on Bedford Place, an excellent location, between two underground stops, Holborn and Tottenham, minutes from the British Museum. Walking distance to British Library and two train stations. Lots of good restaurants nearby, not that expensive.

Problems: it's not a through street, but is it noisy. Motorcycles, buses, trucks, drunks at 4 am. There's no AC, so you need to keep the windows open. There was no clock included, they didn't get me one, and no one could figure out how to change the time on the TV.

The staff is cordial and helpful, but very young and seemed inexperienced. Not much of a concierge service. Perhaps it's better at one of the other locations.

I should have asked to change for a room in the back. It's several old homes put together, so there's a maze of corridors.

Room Tip: If noise bothers you, ask for a quieter room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

We stayed here for three nights And really could not fault it. We were aware that you took breakfast next door ( literally 20 metres down road) and this posed no problems at all. The room was large with a small kitchenette and microwave. The staff were friendly and helpful. The small problem we had with a bedside light was sorted in 15 mins .
The added bonus is its location , only 15 min walk from West End Theatres and attractions - yet situated in a quiet, peaceful road. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grange Portland Hotel
Address: 31 - 32 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #564 of 1,090 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:4 star — Grange Portland Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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