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“Friendly staff, good accommodation, value for money”
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The Penn Club
Ranked #532 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Friendly staff, good accommodation, value for money”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

A new find for us. We travel often and seek simple accommodation at reasonable prices when we know we are going for a weekend of sight seeing, so out most of the time. We found the Penn Club a very pleasant place to stay. The room seemed to have been redecorated recently and was very clean, simple and basic but everything we needed. The breakfast was good and served by very kind and friendly staff. As the Club says in its literature its aims to promote feeling of 'community' rather than a business. This came across very much through the staff and overall atmosphere of the place. Without reservation we would recommend and return.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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67 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

This Quaker hotel is more akin to a private club than an hotel - it smacks of a quiet charm and caters for people who want to stay in a peaceful hotel well away from the normal bustle of London. Well situated though and nice and clean throughout.
Very good rates too.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Basel, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

If you need a TV don't go there, if you want a quiet place close to the action with lots of old-fashioned charm, decent sized rooms and a very decent home-cooked breakfast - do. The Penn Club is not your average hotel, it is actually more like a bed-and-breakfast for the Quaker community, but welcomes everybody. You need to have a nostalgic streak to really appreciate it, since the furniture is not the newest, but surely very well kept. And it comes with a no talking reading room with deep arm-chairs. It is very convenient for the West End. The British Museum is around the corner, and almost all the West End is within walking distance. I have stayed there on several occasions during the last seven years, and I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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3 Thank WayanH
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I was traveling on my own to London, and I needed someplace clean, safe, and affordable. The Penn Club was perfect--it was extremely comfortable and quiet. It's right near the British Museum and very close to the Russell Square tube station.

Room Tip: There's no elevator.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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3 Thank Dicencal
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Edmonton, Alberta
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

I was in London on business and needed an affordable, clean & safe place to lay my head at night in the Russel sq. area. The Penn Club fits the bill in all areas. It's centrally located, close to shops and restaurants and the "tube" and the wonderful British Museum, which I visited in my off hours. I highly recommend this as a place to stay. Good included breakfast too and free wifi.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2013

This Quaker B&B is a clean, simple, no frills place to stay very near the British Museum. The full breakfast is included and is very good. I like the spaciousness, with large rooms in the elegant building, a reading room and a television lounge. The beds are very comfortable, and there is a range of room to suit all budgets..

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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5 Thank Novella65
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Orinda, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

While not in the most centrally located part of the City, this basic small,delightful Quaker B and B offers everything the traveler on a limited budget could want! Close to the Tube, Bus lines, good food and the British Museum, it is a great base for exploring the City. the rooms, while small, are clean and fully appointed. The food is great, and your fellow travelers are always interesting.

Room Tip: Remember that they do not have a lift!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Joel S
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Property: The Penn Club
Address: 21-23 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#294 Business Hotel in London
#358 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 45
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