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Gower House Hotel
Ranked #620 of 1,075 Hotels in London
Reviewed 23 July 2013

when I checked I asked for a quite room. So they gave me the room on the first floor with his one hall way in sided. so there was no sounds interrupting my sleep. this hotel is close to the park. so every day I had a lovely morning walk. and its very handy that it's close to the Paddington station.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Noisy, noisy road with the majority of rooms on the front overlooking it. Combined with the squeaky floorboards of the room above as the occupant became active at 4am little sleep was achieved. Otherwise, a good size of (triple) room for London and a reasonable cost (£110 single occupant) - for central London. Continental breakfast was fine as was the service so it really comes down to how well you might be able to sleep at those noise levels.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank DaveyPez
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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

Great stay clean room, friendly staff would have liked a cooked breakfast but knew we were not getting that when we booked.great location.
Will be back and would recommend.
Have to write 200 words why in gods name do you have to write 200 enjoyed the hotel!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Nice hotel including breakfast located near Oxford Street and tube station Goodge Street, free WLAN also at the room, room seemed to be new renovated, nice bathroom and small flat TV. Friendly service.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

This small hotel close to the British museum is a very good choice if you plan to spend a few days in London. We went back there for a second year in a row and we were always satisfied. The room are relatively small, but big enough, very clean and comfortable. It offers free Wifi and includes a continental breakfast. It can be a bit loud (the isolation between rooms is not perfect), but otherwise it is an excellent choice if one wants to spend a few days sightseeing in London, since also the prices are very reasonable.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Only five minutes walk from the British Museum, ten minutes from the nearest West End theatre and the Soho district, this hotel has a great location. The closest tube station, Goodge Street, is just minutes away on Tottenham Court Rd - there are steps up from the platform though, so watch out if you have a heavy suitcase.

On our first night, we found out that "shared bathroom" in this hotel means exactly that - a tiny toilet (watch out if you're tall - your knees will hit the wall when sitting down!) and even smaller shower room located on the floor above ours. For our second night, we paid an extra £20 for a twin room with ensuite - much better.

We had problems connecting with the Hotel's wifi network, something which hadn't been a problem anywhere else. Sometimes it worked, but often it didn't, or it dropped out frequently.

The hotel has no lift - fortunately the friendly, if rather brusque, Polish manager offered to carry our bags up the four narrow flights of stairs to our room. The rooms were clean, if basic and a bit shabby, with a kettle and tea-making things, bottle of still mineral water, TV and toiletries. Gower Street is quite busy most of the time, and our front-facing room was quite noisy, even at night.

Breakfast was provided - cereal, tinned fruit, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, warm bread roll, croissant and pastry. Again, basic, but it suited me fine and it was much easier than going to find breakfast elsewhere before staring the day's exploring. It even came with a friendly "good morning" from the manager and staff, so no complaints.

This hotel was cheap, and if not exactly cheerful, it certainly fulfilled all our needs for a good base from which to explore London.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Michaela_Patel
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

I'm not overly fussy regarding accommodation, but do expect a minimum standard when paying £65 per night. This 'hotel' did not meet those standards. The room was dirty, the bed uncomfortable, the taps in my room didn't work, the breakfast was cheap...etc., etc. I would only stay here again if I absolutely had to.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 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:
Ranked #620 of 1,075 Hotels in London
Price Range: £91 - £196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gower House Hotel 2*
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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