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Gower House Hotel
Ranked #634 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Italy
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“da evitare”
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Glad I stayed here just one night !
My photos should be sufficiently self-explanatory and cannot lie...

Some more hints:
1) 100% advance payment, otherwise they don't even show you the room!
2) the breakfast is poor, no tablecloth, in a very small room with a few tables (had to wait 20 mins before sitting)
3) no bar/drinks/water at night

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

We arrived a little early and our room was ready for us. We are a family of 4 and the extra bed was already set up in the room. The staff was friendly and the hotel suited our needs just fine. Breakfast is nothing special--no yogurt or fresh fruit but there is cereal, bread, and jam. We love the location. There are lots of shops and restaurants around and the Goodge Street Underground Station is very nearby. If you're looking for fancy this isn't your place, but for the money it's a good deal. (Note--we were there in July and the room had no AC and was pretty warm and stuffy at night. Also, the window had to be propped up with a shoe! A ceiling fan would have been nice.)

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2012

First the good news the staff were friendly, the bed was comfortable and the staff stored our luggage for the day. That's all of the good news. The shared shower was not pleasant, there was mould and dirt between tiles and on the ceiling. The shower had no pressure so the only way to shower was from the hip down. The shower was either burning hot or ice cold. Toilet had no soap to wash hands. The room was basic and very hot. The "continental" breakfast consisted of a small bread roll a croissant and pain au chocolat. The money I paid was for location and nothing else. If I had time I would had made a complaint and asked for some type of refund. Please please look at this review and then look to another "hotel".

  • Stayed July 2012
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

we arrived at the hotel half an hour early so didnt expect our room to be ready so they asked us to come back they kept our bags for us and said to come at 3 instead of 2 we got back about 3.30 and someone gave us our key went up and our room was not ready i asked for it to be done as we were going out and would not be back and he said no when i complained and asked for some money back he then found us a room that was ready which they could of done in the first place. other than that the hotel was very clean and they did a lovely continental breakfast and i would recomend it for a short stay it was about 15 minutes walk from the west end.

Room Tip: we had one on the front and it was really hot and had to have the windows open and there was a lot o...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Woodinville, WA USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

I stayed at this B&B many, many times over a period of 4 years in the late 70's. Twice I had to stay in other B&B's around the British Museum, and none of them were as homey and appealing as the Gower House. I see that the couple who inheireted the B&B from the wife's Mother no longer own it. But, I know if I ever go back to England, this would be my first choice. Unless of course I can afford the Dorchester. :)

Room Tip: I always asked for the front single bedroom. Some early mornings the Queen's Troops would ride...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Crowborough, UK
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

I stayed in a single room which was comfortable and very clean; it was quiet too. Continental Breakfast pretty bsic but ok.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

We booked a standard double room with private bathroom. Room was basic but spotless with well appointed bathroom, shower etc which was equally spotless. Bed was comfortable, but be aware breakfast is basic, serve yourself cerials and a selection of rolls and pastries. Our room was in the basement and had frosted glass windows, mabe not for the claustrophobic. Overall a good overnight venue, but for a holiday, mabe something classier.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gower House Hotel
Address: 57 Gower Street, London WC1E 6HJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#362 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Gower House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gower House Hotel is a pleasant, Bed & Breakfast hotel, offering accommodation in single, double and family rooms. All of them are en-suite rooms with private bathroom equipped with LCD TVs and tea & coffee making facilities. Wireless internet access is available in all rooms. Situated in a terrace of Georgian town houses in Bloomsbury, this listed building is typical of the architectural style of the area. We are directly opposite the famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and just a short walk from the British Museum. The many shops, theatres, cinemas and restaurants of the West End are all within easy reach, as are University College Hospital, several London University college sites, and the newly built British Library. ... more   less 
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