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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at this Hotel for one night with my family in one of their Suites. After a long delayed flight we arrived at c.11.30pm and the receptionist could not have been better, we were tired and keen to get into our room and she recognised this and acted swiftly, I am just sorry I did not get her name... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Academy. When in Bloomsbury, we wanted to have an experience that was unique to the place- and that was what we found at the Academy. If you look at the website for the hotel, it is VERY clear that this is a historical building- so to expect a business hotel along the... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In May I booked two rooms at The Academy for a family group. One room, no. 37, was good but the other, no. 33, was disappointing. Not only were both the bedroom and the shower room much smaller than no.37 but there were several other problems: for example, as mentioned in another review, the loo was wobbly, there was an... More

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Long Bennington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel has cunningly concealed delights - so go explore. The hotel has been made of three former Georgian houses and lies delightfully behind a colourful flower display on the street-side. Within the building staircases spread web-like to two upper floors. The room we had was on the front so that is was noisy re ambulance and police traffic. That... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Little did I know the person who booked my 8-night stay at The Academy had signed a contract preventing cancellation in exchange for a slightly lower rate. The price was for a double room but when I arrived internationally on a Sunday night, I was given a room that was postage-stamp size, was outside the breakfast-room stair, and had no... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have read Trip Advisor first! All our complaints to the Deputy GM and the GM about this hotel were received as though they had never had such a complaint before; yet reading Trip Advisor it is clear they have been receiving the same complaints for years. What a soul-destroying place this must be for one to work in... More

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here one night in June this year. Room was incredibly small and not worth the price charged. Air Con wasn't working so was also hot and stuffy for good measure. Restaurant staff in the morning didn't seem too keen to give me a cooked breakfast even though I was happy to pay extra for it. It was very nice... 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. We have a variety of room categories to suit all requirements which is then also priced accordingly. I apologise for the fact that the air conditioning in your room was not working. Our breakfast waiters have been with us for some time and I am sorry if they... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At just a stones throw away from Tottenham Court Road, the location is fantastic. All you need from restaurants and shopping are all within easy walking distance. On arrival at the hotel we were greeted with a very helpful and polite receptionist, checked in within 2 mins and our luggage was taken to our room immediately. The room was........gorgeous! Very... 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. Glad you enjoyed the location, room and little extras our property has to offer! Room 11 is actually one of our suites so it’s good to read that you found the space and decoration to a suitable standard. Thank you once again for your review. Kind Regards Andrew... More

Milan, Italy
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent two nights at The Academy while on a business trip, I was greatly displeased with everything but the neighborhood and overall atmosphere. On the negative side the room was extremely small, placed in the understairs, with an incredibly small and uncomfortable bathroom. Moreover the room was dirty and lacked some of the amenities you would expect from a... 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 Academy offers a variety of bedrooms to suit each individuals needs and they are also priced accordingly. Our bedrooms are all of a good size compared to other hotels in Bloomsbury but, I am sorry you did not experience this during your stay with us. We normally... More

Bradford, Yorks
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at The Academy for one night for a last minute trip. I booked the room on a last minute hotel room website - having read the reviews here and thinking well it's where I need to be for one night - I don't mind if it's not perfect. Turns out - it's surprisingly lovely! Yes, I'm on the top... 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. As mentioned during your feedback, our location is fantastic but more importantly the property offers an alternative to some of the bigger chains. I hope we can welcome you back in the not too distant future! Thank you once again for your review. Kind Regards Andrew van Eeden 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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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#315 Luxury Hotel in London
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Charming, friendly Georgian-style hotel located in the University quarter; near Soho, Trafalgar Square & other attractions. ... more   less 
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