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Bedford Hotel

83-95 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HD, England
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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I never stayed in a hotel in the 1950s but whenever I stay in the majestic Bedford Hotel on Southampton Row in London I feel like a happy time traveller. The rooms are comfortably furnished with flat screen tellies, coffee and tea making facilities, and incredibly powerful showers over old fashioned tubs. My fifth floor window looked out over the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stayed here half a dozen times now. Very reasonable price , good sized rooms which are clean and comfortable. Staff are helpful . but the odd male on reception should learn to smile.Will definitely stay again.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is a good middle-range hotel. I normally look for something a little cheaper, but mid-range hotels in London are often cramped and dingy, so it is wroth paying a little more. The hotel is clean, efficient and the staff are friendly. The public areas are nice and there's a little garden at the back. The location is good, with... More 

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Dorset, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

If we hadn't eaten there we'd have probably given this hotel 4 - the location was just right for our 2 days in London and the price wasn't at all bad at £119 per night for 2 including breakfast, and including a free dinner the first night (booked direct). The reception is rather dated but the staff made up for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Me and my partner booked a two night stay here recently. I have stayed in one of the sister hotels in Russell Square and this hotel is nicer. The receptionist was helpful and prompt. We stayed in room 112 which is at the front of the hotel, ideal for me people watching. It was quite noisy during the night but... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This hotel has an excellent location, about 9 minutes walk from Holborn tube station and a little less to Russell Square tube, which has lifts ( very convenient for those with heavy luggage). Lots of buses pass right by the hotel, and this is a more interesting ( and slightly cheaper but slower) way to get around. The hotel looks... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

A very tired looking hotel from the outside and in the reception area; but very helpful friendly staff ;rooms had at least been updated but the showers were dangerously hot and cold continually and unpredictably with no warning signs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Bedford Hotel, as it was our Wedding Anniversary. All of the staff are very pleasant & helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The bedrooms are very well furnished & have recently been refurbished. At this time of year it was nice to have the central heating on all of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Bedford this weekend. I find the negative comments on here hard to compehend - we had 2 nights in a spacious, clean room. All the staff we came across were highly efficient and friendly. Breakfasts were excellent and our evening meal lovely. Well done - we will be back.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Lived in London for the first 40 years of my life. Now live in Scotland. 8 years ago took my then 7 year old grandaughter to London, chose the Bedford for its location, we had a great time, nice room at the back overlooking the garden. And how nice to have a central London hotel with a pleasant garden. In... More 

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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