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The Academy

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Gower Street Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HG, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok so London hotels are not cheap...this wasnt expensive then...but the small room at top of hotel was very tired and needed a makeover. Breakfast was good and staff pleasant. would i stay there again...no. there are better for the money.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am afraid I can't recommend this hotel. It is overpriced and offers poor value for money. I nerded to leave early and took the Nespresso capsules left in my room to enjoy later. I had later received an invoice with a charge saying "coffee removed from room". Very petty They received their £3 for the coffee but won't be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked this online and I'm always worried in case online booking doesn't live up to its expectations. But we LOVED it. We had a room overlooking the garden, which was quiet and had loads of room and a beautiful bathroom. Staff were helpful and polite and it was such a perfect place for a romantic weekend away. We want... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel for location and reasonable price. We as a family of four with 2 young boys (3 months and 3 years) found the rooms plenty big enough. Room was very clean and comfortable. No lift in the hotel and the restaurant for breakfast is down some steep wooden steps with no hand rail. So not ideal for anyone... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights and were disappointed from the moment we walked through the front door. Pop music was playing too loudly, the place looked tired and very uninspiring. Our check in was fine and then we went through the winding corridors to our room and couldn't help but notice the carpet didn't look clean and the walls were... More

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DSergi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this hotel on the recommendation of a friend as well as a fact that Rocketmiles offering bonus United Airline miles. Based on the prior use I was not expecting to find a quaint well presented beautiful little hotel. This hotel is centrally located within walking distance of the theater district in the West End and some of London's... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night having booked on late rooms. I was expecting classy but sadly that wasn't the case. From the radio blasting out pop music from magic fm to the tired and stained decor, this place really needs to get its act together as it could have been so much better. That said the room was spacious and... More

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AcademyHotel, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Our property is of course an old Georgian building dating back to the 17th century hence the charm and character. I am however sorry that our hotel fell short of your expectations on this occasion. With regards to works being carried out, we have already made significant in... More

Williamstown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I stayed for 10 nights. The hotel was in the perfect location. My room was on the third floor in the back of the hotel and very private. The staff carried my bags up the stairs and the internet was good. Whenever I needed assistance, the staff was very responsive and kind. Due to the time of the year, the... More

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AcademyHotel, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. With the University College London (UCL) on our doorstep, it is indeed a very popular destination for academics. With a 2 minute walk to the front door of UCL and Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road and Euston Tube stations all within walking distance, it makes perfect sense. Whilst... More

Munich, Bayern, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed for 3 night and got a upgrate to a suite. The room was quiet ant the W-lan good. Staff was freindly and helpfull. The room was nicely furnished and quiet big for London. Unfortunatley there was no ketlle or Nespresso machine in the room. The hotel is close to the National museum and the Tube station. Wen did... More

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AcademyHotel, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Our suite rooms are very generous in size as they are also used for families which is again a very popular feature for this part of London. During your next stay with us please try the breakfast - you will not be disappointed! Thank you once again for... More

Sheffield, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very helpful staff. Room booked as part of a "Show and Stay" deal was more than adequate. Beds were very comfortable. En-suite shower (no bath), plenty of hot water. Mini bar fridge tucked away in wardrobe was difficult to access, if only to chill our own beers in and it didn't chill them. Room was on the 3rd floor up... More

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AcademyHotel, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. The Show & Stay package bookable through a 3rd party agent is very popular with the West End on our doorstep and I am glad to see you found our location suitable for this purpose. Unfortunately due to the age of the building and the fact that it... More

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Address: 21 Gower Street Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn , Camden / Primrose Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Academy 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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