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The Academy

4.0 of 5
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21 Gower Street Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HG, England
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first look at The Academy gives you the feeling of the typical architecture in UK. When you enter you are warmly welcomed by the nice and helpful staff. I was friendly guided to my room where the music already playing when entering and, it gave me a lovely feeling as I was excited to start our weekend London! Also... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear NoortjeGoethals Thank you for your recent review of The Academy Hotel. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to relax in the peaceful surroundings of the Hotel, yet being so close to all of the attractions of the West End. We also thank you for your kind words about the Hotel's... More 

Kent
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my partner booked this hotel last minute after a planned night out in London and not wanting to get a train home. The hotel was a secret escape offer at £108 per night per room. We arrived early evening and checked in with no issues. We were taken to our room, which was just as well as it... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Kent-Jode Thank you for your review of The Academy. We're thrilled that you had an enjoyabe stay with us and that your accommodation was comfortable. We were sorry to hear that you were unwell, but are delighted that the team we able to assist in making you more comfortable. We do hope to welcome you back to Hotel in... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Academy recently. This is a good hotel, it is clean and cozy. The food we had was very good. The Hotel is in need of decoration in places but by no means should this deter your stay. It is well placed for the West End as long as you don't mind a short walk. We found... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Tagomago3 Thank you for your kind review of The Academy and we're delighted that you had a pleasant stay. We're thrilled that you found the ambience and decor of the Hotel comfortable and that you enjoyed our central London location; indeed we are a short walk from the West End and stone's throw away from the British Museum, which... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel based on the beautiful photography and promise of a comfortable, even decadent stay. Our room was basic with a lot of cosmetic work needed to update the rather tired décor and bathroom (scuff-marks on the walls up to our top floor room were a concern). The wifi is limited on the top floor, so if you’re... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Graham P Thank you for your review of The Academy. Whilst it's reassuring to hear you slept well, we're sorry about the maintenance deficiencies in your room and it's regrettable that we did not have the opportunity to address these whilst you were our guest. We hope that we may have an opportunity to welcome you back to the... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had 3 rooms booked for a family celebration. As they were busy we were upgraded, all the rooms were lovely with lots of extras. Everything we required was provided in the rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, slippers and robes, safe and the usual toiletries. The beds were so comfortable, could easily have stayed longer! The staff were so very helpful,... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Jacqui152 Thank you for your review - we're delighted that you and your guests had an enjoyable stay for your family celebration. We're really pleased that the rooms met your requirements and that we provided everything you needed. It also pleasing to hear that we were able to upgrade your accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Bromley, Kent
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited The Academy for afternoon tea with friends. Tea was taken in the basement just off the bar area where, I assume breakfast is served. Didn't particularly like the black tablecloth a bit depressing. We were asked if we wanted tea or coffe and I had to ask for the "tea" menu to see what teas were available. I was... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear OldWanderers Thank you for your review of The Academy and our Afternoon Tea offering. The comments are appreciated as we always strive to improve our guests' experience. We do hope to welcome you back again the future at which time we hope to serve you a more generous Afternoon Tea in the Conversatory or in one of our private... More 

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My now-husband and I stayed at the Academy for one night early June 2014 as a treat/mini-break after our pre-wedding shoot. On the whole we had a lovely stay, and would return for the right price. Check-in: I emailed the hotel prior to arrival asking if our room could be ready a little earlier than normal if at all possible,... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear london86 Thank you for the review and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to The Academy, last Summer. We're thrilled that your weekend was enjoyable and that you were able to enjoy all of the Hotel facilities; especially the calmness and tranquility of the Hotel's gardens - which are a little oasis in the heart of City... More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stayed here for a Saturday night last weekend. We were able to check in at lunchtime, and leave our bags at reception as our room wasn't quite ready. Very good location, easy to find, close to Euston yet also close to main shopping and museums. Room was modern and clean. Tea and coffee making facilities in room, and flat screen... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Glitterpuss Thank you for the kind review of The Academy - we're thrilled you enjoyed yourselves! We are delighted that your stay was most enjoyable and that our central London location allowed you to get the most out of your visit. Your comments about breakfast have been shared with the team and we thank you for your feedback about... More 

kent
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Really enjoyed our afternoon tea here that we had booked for my birthday. Admittedly we were the only people in the restaurant but that was ok. Our waiter was attentive and professional, we felt really relaxed. Would have been even better if they had the real fire lit! Would recommend this experience.

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear dlbkent Thank you for your review of The Academy. The team are pleased that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea and hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you again soon. Perhaps on your next visit, you can enjoy our lovely gardens with a glass of champagne served with your Afternoon Tea..... We look forward to seeing you... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I genuinely am not one to write reviews after a bad experience, but on this occasion I am so unhappy that I feel it necessary. Absolutely appalled by this hotel. After deciding to book The Academy having seen the pictures of the rooms, what we were actually given was horrendous. The bathroom - where do I even begin?! It was... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear grantr91 Thank you for your review of The Academy, albeit regrettable that we did not have the opportunity to address your concerns whilst you were our guests. We do appreciate your comments and are in touch with you directly via email and hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Michael More 

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