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The Lonsdale Hotel

9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5JA, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Swansea, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I initially submitted a review which Tripadvisor found unacceptable. This was particularly apt as I felt the same about this hotel. So anyway, here's the rewrite. We paid 90 pounds to stay here. We had to pay before seeing the room. There are many signs in reception explaining that there will be no refunds (a stance I am not sure... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This 'hotel' would be more honestly advertised as a hostel (without trying to offend hostels). Admittedly it is placed in an impressive road in central London, unfortunately any hint of luxury suggested from the outside has long left the building. The room we stayed in was advertised as basic but I did not expect it to be in need of... More

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Viby, Arhus, Denmark
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very run-down and it wouldn't be fun to stay in the winter. But there is a bed, the bathroom works and there is hot water. Tv works. Wifi would have given a better rating. The possibility to make a cup of coffee or tea would be great.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought I was getting a deal when the website I booked through on the day I stayed, showed a price reduced from £140 to £80. Oh how wrong I was. Arrived a few hours before check in time, and asked if we could leave our bags until check in. Receptionist brusquely told us to leave them in a corner, and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel for a business trip as it was close to our meeting venue. From the outside the hotel looks lovely, on a nice road, in a nice area. That is where the good ends! We were in a twin room and I nearly didn't sleep on the bed it looked so disgusting! We were on the top floor,... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My comments echo many others on this board. The reception was unfriendly and either sleeping on the desk or chatting with their friends on their mobile phone. There is no lift, and no help offered in lifting your luggage to your room. The room was too hot, smelled and was poorly appointed. The mattress was perhaps four inches thick and... More

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Lonsdale hotel, 9-10 Bedford place, Camden, London, wc1b 5ja. Is not only the worst hotel I have ever seen in my travels, yet has the rudest staff. We booked in to the hotel, was given the key to not be told where are room was located or how to get to it at all. After having to ask where... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is price relevant ... Shared bathrooms very very basic rooms but great location!! Checking throw ya bag in and get out around London that's what's it's all about .. There are no facilities to write about was just a bed and sink .. No views no towels .. No tv nothing and a spring baRe bed... But it... More

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Also Known As:
Lonsdale Hotel London
Lonsdale Hotel
The Lonsdale Hotel London, England
Address: 9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5JA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
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Ranked #1,011 of 1,071 hotels in London
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Georgian townhouse in Bloomsbury, homey, friendly atmosphere - Near the British Museum. ... more   less 
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