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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
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
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    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I turned up at this hotel for my wifes birthday, we were asked to look at a room to see if we were happy with it, the room had just been painted and the paint was still tacky, after being in the room for 5 minutes I got a bad headache from the fumes, we were offered... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute it you walk n not get a great greeting, to be told to go an Ava look at a room first then come back to let them know if it's ok doesn't start well. If I could've got my money back I would of left quicker than I gt in, the rooms were absolutely disgusting, dirty bed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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 December 10, 2014

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 December 8, 2014

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 December 5, 2014 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 November 19, 2014

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 November 18, 2014

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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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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