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The Lonsdale Hotel

9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5JA, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
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    1.5 of 5 stars
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    1.5 of 5 stars
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    1.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel would make Basil Fawlty blush. My sister and I arrived in the morning hoping to drop off our luggage, only to be told that this would not be possible and to come back at 3 pm. The room was dingy, with the carpets threadbare and stained in places and the furniture was broken. We actually found used chewing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival I was greeted in reception by a friendly lady who asked if I wanted to see my room before I paid for it...With hindsight I should have realised there was something a miss. My room was small dingy and dark, TV did not work it and couldn't fully open bathroom door cause of the bed being in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not stay at this hotel it is disgusting!! It looks and feels like a war hospital from the 1800's. Filthy carpets with filthy mats covering up the worst parts. There was only one light bulb to light up a large room so could barely see what we we're doing. No duvets on beds (just sheets which isn't acceptable in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

words cant describe it. £80 is a lot of money for most people. Disgusting. Probably made for the higher percentage of foreigners used to these conditions. Never feel clean again after staying there. Hole in the walls me an my fiancee virtually were in a room with another couple. How this place is still open i dont know.. Been ill... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we booked a room one month before coming ( and the reservation was confirmed). one week before our arrival we received an email telling us that our reservation had been deleted. we tryed to contact the hotel by email asking for an explanation and they didnt answer. so we called them and a very rude, impolite and unprofessional woman didnt... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm sitting here at 3am writing this review as I'm unable to sleep in this smelly, mouldy room with a very uncomfortable bed covered with bugs. I had 3 nights booked but I've just gone to reception to complain and request a refund for the following 2 nights. I plan on leaving in the next few hours and never returning.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Where can I start. Yes it is cheap for a nights' stay but run away. This is a dirty, smelly, terrible place. I don't think it is even legal... It can't be! The whole feel of the rooms is disgusting. You feel dirty and you notice yourself avoid touching anything... The 2 people I talked to were nice and friendly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place cannot be regarded as a Hotel, more of a doss house. "Please have a look at your room and come back to me if you want to take it" not the most reassuring of check in speeds I have heard. We did come back and said no. No way would we stay in what could only be described... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were so happy we got a room in a hotel for a pretty good price, and not so far from the city center. When we got to see our room, it didn't take long before we decided to try to find another place. The walls were rotting, it looked like a really cheap cabin on an old boat, and... More 

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Address: 9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5JA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
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Number of rooms: 39
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