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LSE Rosebery Hall Residence
Ranked #699 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
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“cheapish but not so cheerful”
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Staff at front of house seemed confused and unhappy to have guests asking too many questions. Room appeared shabby at best and not sure how clean the carpet was as it looked badly stained. Bed was very uncomfortable and other guests could be heard until very late. Breakfast was ok and the location was fine for me.

Room Tip: Try to stay away from the communal toilets and any large groups of young students.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

The rooms are very spartan so if you plan on spending much time in your room whilst visiting London, this might not be the place for you. But if you're looking for a well-priced place in an excellent location. I have to say that I was a student at LSE several years ago so I enjoyed it with a sense of nostalgia.

Room Tip: The rooms right on Rosebery Avenue are a bit noisy at night, with the occasional ambulance etc.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

This is great value accommodation for London, and a solid two star establishment. Would stay again.
I will cover some of the areas that need improvement, and some of the design faults that are not easily improved.
The receptionist upon arrival was not engaging as she was too busy with personal phone calls, hence did not feel welcome at all.

The lifts do not always stop level with the floors, so watch your step.

Checked three floors of which none had a kettle, not rectified by the time we left even though reception was notified. The problem appears to have existed at least three months prior based on other guest feedback.

It took three days to have the dryers fixed; once again a reception problem I think.

In the ladies bathroom the hand basin tap wasn’t working.
In the gents bathroom there is nowhere to change, nor hang the clothes.
Water doesn’t drain away near the shower doors, so quite wet when entering.

Other guests assume a communal kitchen means communal food.

The carpets were quite unpleasant to walk barefoot on, and should probably have been replaced years ago.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

I very much like staying there. The location is perfect, close to the East End as well as Holborn.
The breakfast is first class, the rooms clean and usually quiet. Bathrooms are shared, but I have not had a cue yet.

Room Tip: Top of the building is better, because of street noise especially at weekends.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Newcastle, England
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

Stayed here on six separate one night occasions over the summer of 2012; ideal for business travellers wanting somewhere very inexpensive (if booked well in advance); very clean bedrooms ; directly on main bus routes into city centre (38); close to Angel High St for shops & restaurants; only down side is shared bathrooms and showers - but most very clean - and avoid rooms on lower floors (for outside noise)

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors avoid road noise
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

If you're after somewhere to stay for the night and a breakfast in the morning this is for you. Nothing fancy but if you want that you'll pay double! Decent location within walking distance of Angel tube or there's buses from right outside. It's only a 15 - 20 min walk from the City & St Pauls.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Milton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

We stayed at Rosebery Hall in early September 2012. We didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised! We rented a twin share with ensuite. The room was big, the bathroom sufficient, and everything was clean. The breakfast provided daily was good. You get a choice of 6 items, and if you take a yogurt and fruit, as two of your six items you have a snack for later in the day.

This is not 5 star accommodation, but it is completely adequate, comfortable, and close to all amenities. I would recommend saying here if you are looking for a clean place to lay down your head at the end of a day of touring the city.

Room Tip: There can be quite a bit of street noise, so I recommend ear plugs (if staying in warmer months when...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about LSE Rosebery Hall Residence

Property: LSE Rosebery Hall Residence
Address: 90 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #699 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — LSE Rosebery Hall Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rosebery Hall provides great value bed and breakfast accommodation in central London’s Clerkenwell district, just north of the City of London.Rosebery is perfectly placed for Angel and the City and is located opposite Sadler’s Wells Theatre. It is also well located for the West End and many of central London’s most famous attractions.Rooms at Rosebery are available at Christmas and New Year, spring and summer, with low rates year-round. *Starting in August 2016, male and female showers and toilets in the Rosebery Wing will be completely refurbished. Works will commence on the seventh floor and carry on downwards. During the works, alternative showers and toilets are available for use. During the Easter vacation, bathrooms on your floor might be out of service, if that’s the case, guests can use any available bathrooms on a higher or lower level.* ... more   less 
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