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Mentone Hotel
Ranked #559 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Nanchang, China
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5 reviews
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“better than average”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

I went there to take a look at the rooms before we move to this hotel, seems good for most things. room is big, bathroom is clean, It's close to rusell square.
but when we went there to stay, they gave me a room at the top floor, which is smaller than the room i saw.
overall, its good here. nice sleep, nice stay, high speed wifi
but terrible control in bathroom, i dont know the word in english, but take bath is terrible ...maybe i should asked them to fix it.
总的来说还是不错的,就是对一般的酒店而言还是有点贵吧,之前同样是140镑我住了圣保罗教堂旁边四星级的酒店来的

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Madrid
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Economical rates for London, a more than adequate triple room (clean, quiet and big enough for three) and a good full English breakfast included in the price. And best of all, superbly located.....walking distance to two tube stations in the heart of London.,...and in a neighbourhood full of interesting pubs and restaurants. We'll definitely be returning!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Nice and close to King's Cross/St. Pancras Station but I wouldn't stay here again. I had stayed at a different hotel a few weeks earlier which had a superior breakfast and equal quality of rooms. I would stay there again but not the Mentone.

The breakfast was disappointing since it was instance coffee and the eggs weren't very good. I wasn't impressed when I sat down to eat (a very tired traveler) and the waitress asked how many were in my party. I said there was just me. I was exhausted and had sat at a table for four, the large dining room was empty aside from myself and one other table. She said 'you have to move to a one person table then'. Seeing none I asked where I should sit. She ordered me to move to a two person table. I did as I was told and ordered my breakfast. I wasn't expecting instant coffee and runny scrambled eggs.

Only one other table came into the room the entire time I was there, there must have been about a dozen empty tables. It would have been appreciated if she would have at least asked me to move or said please instead of ordering me to a different seat.

The room was fine, I was on the top floor. There are a lot of hotels in this area, I will stay elsewhere for future visits.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Booked this hotel for 1 night 12th June as going to a conference nearby. It is in a lovely semi circular row of grand town houses and really conveniently located to Euston station. The rooms I saw ( a twin and single) were clean , fresh looking ( ? Recently decorated) and adequately sized. the bathroom was clean and fresh looking, nice clean white shower curtain, sparkling tiles and loo. The room facilities were basic but what you would expect for a budget hotel. Breakfast was good value and all in all I would definitely stay here again.

The only downsides were the heavy fire doors in front of the room doors - in the night and early morning you could be disturbed by all the doors slamming shut if you were a light sleeper. Unfortunately the first impression of the receptionist was also negative - no smile or welcome, and in fact quite grumpy as I had originally booked 4 rooms through trip advisor, but cancelled one some weeks ago. The receptionist was adamant they had not been advised of the cancellation, and appeared to be mistrusting my explanation of the situation. It was a little uncomfortable for about 10 minutes while she huffed and puffed and dis-believed me, but I did have a copy of the new booking with 3 rooms identified on it, so she couldn't pin a late cancellation charge on me. Just remember to take a printed confirmation with you, as somewhere along the line their records weren't accurate. But that didn't affect the stay, although a positive reception experience would have enhanced it! Budget hotels often have budget staff...a smile doesn't cost anything though...

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Buxton, Australia
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We recently spent four nights at the Mentone Hotel. Really well located - easy walking distance (with baggage!) to St Pancaras station, easy walk down to the Strand to get on the hop-on hop-off bus, lots of places nearby to eat and drink. The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were great - no need for lunch! Great value for money - highly recommended.

Room Tip: No lifts so ask for a ground floor room if you don't want to drag your baggage up stairs..
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

The best hotel in London. I use this hotel when I am in London. Recently, I was with four seater family. The rooms are spotless, the staff is great and very tasty breakfast is spot on. Also great value for money. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Russell Square, Kings Cross and Euston so it can be an ideal starting point to anywhere in London. The hotel is close to the British Museum and Oxford Street

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Warrington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

The position of this hotel in Cartwright Gardens is super. It's within easy walking distance of Euston Station, Euston and Russell Square Tubes and the British Museum. The area is lovely and the Sir John Russell pub is just round the corner. Excellent! There are a number of places to eat too, including the Norfolk, which is superb. The only problem there is they don't take bookings for one person. But back to the Mentone.. Reception was efficient, if rather dour. The room with ensuite was on the ground floor and had been newly decorated. It was clean and adequate, although you have to move the bed to open the window. Breakfast staff were pleasant and efficient. Although there was plenty of food available for breakfast, the quality was poor. The fried bacon was unpleasant and both tea and coffee were horrible - the tea was the better of the options. However, despite the drawbacks, I would stay again, and dear OH has stayed several times as have his colleages.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mentone Hotel
Address: 54-56 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #559 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mentone Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mentone Hotel is a bed and breakfast situated on beautiful Cartwright Gardens in the Bloomsbury area of Central London. The hotel has been owned and managed by the same family since 1972 and has long been a popular choice with tourists and business travelers due to its pleasant surroundings and convenient location. We are just a stone's throw away from The British Museum, University of London, The British Library, Oxford Street, Eurostar, the West End Theatre District, and the neighbouring areas of Soho, Holborn and Covent Garden.The hotel occupies three townhouses on a Georgian crescent and consists of five levels (lower ground floor, ground floor, first floor, second floor and third floor). The townhouses are Grade II listed and the hotel has no lifts (elevators). We are a non-smoking establishment. ... more   less 
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