We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1,055 London hotels

Thanet Hotel

8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Thanet Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save Saved
You added Thanet Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #346 of 1,055 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
lisac1962 Newburyport, Massachusetts
Write a Review

240 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (49)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time to London and chose Thanet based on reviews on TA and AAA spiral guide to London. Location is excellent-great location between Russel Square/Holborn on the Picadilly line which is convenient(direct) from Heathrow and close to St Pancras-one stop from Russell Square which we used to catch Eurostar to Paris. It's a basic accomodation and it's not trying to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a return visit for us and the Thanet continues to provide good service in an excellent location, near the British Museum and the tube as well as restaurants and markets. It is also within walking distance of the theater district. Nice to see the same owners who respect the long history of the Thanet and are very welcoming.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockport, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little find, hotel in mid London just near Russell Square. Good clean hotel, room was very clean and tidy, welcomed with a happy friendly face and excellent breakfast nothing to much trouble. A change to have a quiet hotel as it is off the main road.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is great if you want to be near everything! The British museum is basically on the doorstep! Good sized room and facilities. Would stay here again for definite, and the street is so quiet. Close to lots of restaurants and supermarkets etc. Are just down the road for basics.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
35 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting friends in the Holborn area for dinner and needed somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay overnight. A quick search around the interweb offered us a room here for just under £100 for the room including breakfast. Other rooms in the area were coming in at £150-£250 so we went for it. Firstly location - 5 minute cab... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halesworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived to a lovely exterior with pretty plants. Man on reception was nice but the reception was a little box room at the back of hall, we were given no information about breakfast or checking out etc. the room was ok, comfy beds and good tea/coffee selection. However the window had no lock and could be accessed from the balcony... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Perfect for a visit to London. The Thanet is between 2 tube stops, on the Picadilly Line direct from Heathrow. There are nearby restaurants, take-out sandwich places, 2 parks (one with coffee shop), and of course, the British Museum. Our rooms were clean and quiet and the double overlooking the street was quite spacious with a charming fireplace. The breakfast... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great central location means we did not need to travel by tube to theatre, shopping, west end, etc all within walking distance. Our room was big enough with standard features. The bed was comfortable and we both slept well. The decor was a bit tired and a lighter colour carpet would have made the room feel bigger and cleaner (dark... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dudley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stayed here for 1 night. Check in is from 1pm and we got there just after 12 noon. Room not ready but allowed to keep luggage so we could go out and about. Holborn Tube was about a 4 min walk away which was great. Hotel was clean and Ok to put head down in a Double bed which was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We arrived here for our 2 night stay the room was clean there was free WiFi,a small TV and tea coffee facilities.The breakfast was lovely with a good choice of menu we got the full English which was just what you need to start your day.this hotel is near most of the tourist attractions the British Museum is in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Do you own or manage Thanet Hotel?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Thanet Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Thanet Hotel

Address: 8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HotelsClick so you can book your Thanet Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Thanet Hotel London, England

39 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (40)
Hotel & grounds (11)
Bathroom (2)
Room/suite (13)
Dining (5)
View from room (3)
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay