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Thanet Hotel

8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #364 of 1,073 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent 4 nights at the Thanet Hotel in June and it was wonderful. The Hotel is dated but very clean and the employees were great. The English Breakfast was fantastic and tasty. The Thanet was our home away from home. We all loved the location so closed to everything. We walked everywhere from here. My next trip to London... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've just had a lovely two night stay at the Thanet hotel. When we arrived the receptionist was very friendly. Although we had booked a double room we received a family room with a double and a single bed. The room was very spacious with a pleasent view overlooking Bedford Place. Both bedroom and bathroom were very clean and provided... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent three nights here, and overall was very pleased. The location is fabulous -- in Bloomsbury, around the corner from the British Museum; steps from beautiful Russell Square and wonderful bookstores; walking distance from pretty much anywhere in central London. I had a room facing the garden; it was amazingly quiet and overlooked a huge tree (plane?) of the... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four [incl two teenagers] stayed here for four nights. Owners lovely, compact room with ensuite, but we really only needed it for sleeping. Breakfast is fabulous! Good location with easy walk to tube.Would definitely recommend. Our room was on the ground floor and very quiet. Wi-fi was good. Staff very helpful & were happy to print out... More

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Portland, OR
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights and enjoyed the central location. It's a very easy walk to the British Museum, and we also walked to Picadilly Circus, St. James Park, and Buckingham Palace. There is no lift which is something to consider as the stairs are steep and we were two stories above the ground floor. The rooms were clean and the... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After booking accommodation relatively late, we were left with few central London accommodation options within our price range. After looking at their website, we were expecting an outdated hotel, but it's the best we would do in short notice. Much to our surprise our rooms had been redecorated since the photos were taken & all areas were clean and tidy.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews 136 reviews
7 hotel reviews
660 helpful votes 660 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Perhaps we're getting too old for pensions, but after two nights at the Thanet, we decided to re-locate to a nearby grown-up & less expensive hotel. Here are some of the reasons: the dank odor in our "garden" (basement) room & the narrow steep stairway leading to it; the inconvenient window for breakfast (only 1 &1/2 hours from 8:45-9:15) &... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

this was the 2 time around in this hotel, and what a great choice, the price for this hotel is great concidering London super expensive hotels. the location is GREAT! just a block away from the British museum, you cant go wrong with this hotel, hot breakfast, cozy atmosphere, great location and decent prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Thanet is one of those cheap and cheerful hotels that tour groups seem to dump their coach loads at. It's cheap, functional and has all the things you may need whilst being really very unexciting as a place. As a place to crash after a night out on the town then it's fine. My single room was really just... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Who knows what this hotel is like? Not me! I arrived at the appointed time, only to discover that they hadn't, in fact, got a room for me after all, but hadn't bothered to call me to tell me otherwise! No explanation for this was offered, and instead I was sent across the road to a much seedier place, where... More

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Address: 8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
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