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8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Thanet Hotel
Ranked #376 of 1,065 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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newbury, berkshire
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We have stayed here twice and have on both occasions been very satisfied with the state of the room and the en-suite. It's not luxurious (the price reflects this), but it is clean and the breakfasts are excellent. The staff - on reception (?Richard?) and in the breakfast room - were helpful and friendly, and it was good to talk... More 

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Reading, PA
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69 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have stayed here a number of times. Bloomsbury on the Piccadilly tube line is a great place to stay. However, the owners did some "sprucing up" (paint) and have increased the prices quite a bit. I am not sure it is still worth the price charged. Breakfast is a good deal, if you indulge in everything they offer. They... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for one night and would not stay again. The room was tiny, and very dated. The curtains were dusty as was everything that had a surface. There were stains on the walls and headboard, I passed this information on politely to the gentleman when I settled the £92 bill for the one night to which his response... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We just returned from our first visit to London and stayed at the Thanet Hotel for one week. Our daughter is studying in London for a semester and is staying near by. Richard invited her to join us for breakfast which was very unexpected and much appreciated. The room was clean and the staff was very pleasant. Would recommend this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

stayed here for three nights...never again.! the room was small outdated and dirty. the white net curtain was grey and sticky and obviously had not been washed for months. we paid 100 pound a night for this room...next time its travel lodge for us! the only good thing i can say is the breakfast was decent but no where near... More 

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Deal, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Booked this hotel going on past reviews was not disappointed very clean, in a lovely quiet location not far from the Dominion theatre, the breakfast was excellent would definitely recommend a stay here, good value

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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife had stayed at the Thanet Hotel on a previous trip and insisted that we go there when her sisters came on a visit from the States. She was right to do so! This is a small hotel centrally located off Russell Square and just a couple of blocks from The British Museum. The rooms are spacious and clean... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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 

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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.

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Address: 8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Thanet Hotel London, England
Hotel Style:
#51 Best Value Hotel in London
#325 Family Hotel in London

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