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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
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is not even a 1 star rating. The room was on the third floor, the ensuite was filled with the previous guests hair, and was like a porta potty with a shower head the size of a closet. Graffiti over the wall, window rotten and bent, tons of flies in the room. There looked to be splashed dried... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the email I sent to bookings.com after we ran from the place to a lovely hotel around the corner.. Dear Sir/Madam, just wanted to ask you if you check out all of the hotels on your site?? Myself and my partner just had a horrific experience with the above booking, as the 2 different rooms we got to... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worst hotel i've ever stayed at. The smell as you walked throught the front door was replusing. We then had to walk up 3 flights of stinking stairs to walk along a corridor which the floor was covered in holes. We got to the room (not expecting much after what we had just witnessed and had paid), the room was... More

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Coalville, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

his has got to have been the worst hotel i have ever stayed at!!! Traveled to London with my 12 yr old sonand picked this budget hotel. We didn't expect frills due to the budget price but didn't expect to stay in this creepy filthy place either. Greeted by strange and creepy chaps at reception - they led us to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At check in, the receptionist asked if we would like to check our room then if its ok, come back and make a payment... that already got alarm bells ringing. The room looked like a reconstructed prisoner of war camp set stolen from the imperial war museum. Curtains hanging off the hooks, beds looked like you'd catch something from sitting... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I arrived at the Lonsdale with high expectation - Ive stayed in similiarly priced hotels in the vacinity & been more than satisfied with staff & facilities offered."Shabby" would be overrating it! I shared a twin bedded en suite room with my mum in law while we visited the city to attend my sons graduation at the Barbican.I must say... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Room was too hot, bed was too hard, could feel the springs almost breaking through. Room furniture ill-fit and shabby, sink plumbing not good, hot and cold taps wrong way round (i.e, hot water came from 'cold' tap and vise-versa). Shared bathrooms in poor state, in one the door was hanging off of only one hinge! One shower was broken,... More

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Blackpool
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

damp, mould, bad smell. Stayed in the hotel for less than 15 mins and had to leave because of 2 flea bites from our room. Stay away at all costs. Also tried to charge me more than the agreed price, and said I never paid the deposit.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Checked in on the 28 June with my son and lasted less than 15 mins. Reception had no change when i made my payment, and to be honest, i did'nt trust giving them my card details. I was then told when I was going out, I would need to leave my room key with them for my and their security.... More

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Address: 9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5JA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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