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The Portland Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   31 - 32 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JH, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #458 of 1,054 Hotels in London
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed on a Friday night as we were going to a show. Our room was very spacious and clean, had a kitchenette and a good sized bathroom. The bed was large and very comfy. We had to go next door for breakfast to the Clarendon, but again we were not disappointed. The staff were all extremely... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location in London near British museum and close to theater district. The ante group has several hotels. The Portland is old and not very modern in upkeep or furniture but on positive side has spacious rooms, some even with small kitchenette. There are nicer hotels in the same group in the same neighboroughood for the same price, but then... More

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Nellie S, Guest Relations Manager at The Portland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and your comments have been noted. I hope that you will stay in one of our hotels on your next trip to London. More

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a family room with king size bed and sofa bed, king size bed comfy, sofa bed absolutely awful, got no sleep in it, mattress sank in middle very uncomfortable especially after what we paid. No way does it warrant 4*. Breakfast is very basic and poor purely continental breakfast not like other Grange hotels where they state continental breakfast... More

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Nellie S, Guest Relations Manager at The Portland Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your expectations were not fully satisfied on this occasion. I hope you will consider staying with us on a future occasion. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Mu husband and I were here for six nights, so I didn't want a very small room. This hotel proved to be the right choice; the double room was very comfortable, the location is good, with easy access to bus and tube stations. You have to walk down to the neighbor hotel for breakfast, which was not a problem, but... More

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Nellie S, Guest Relations Manager at The Portland Hotel, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear you found your room spacious and the hotel in a good location. I hope that you will consider using us again on your next trip to England. More

Haifa, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As a business traveler, this hotel was exactly what I needed. Clean room, close to two central underground stations. Walking distance from Oxford st(10mins walk). They do not have a dining room so they send you to the next door hotel. About 20GBP. For half that, I went to a near by diner... Enjoy London it's great!!!

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Nellie S, Guest Relations Manager at The Portland Hotel, responded to this review

Very good to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel and staff good and efficient. Kind regards from sunny London! More

York, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
26 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is a small hotel, and the general feel is a very upmarket Bed and Breakfast, but with the reassurance that it is part of a bigger group of hotels, and so you do not get the idiosyncrasies you can with small establishments (for good and bad). We were a part of three. The double room we had was lovely... More

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Vevey, Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I was actually booked in the nearby Hotel Buckingham London which must be belonging to the same owner as the receptionist directed me to the Portland. There nothing really fancy about the hotel, it doesn't actually loo like a hotel but more like a nice looking residential apartment block. The receptionist and staff were all very friendly, the room was... More

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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

A good hotel with large rooms. More hotels of the same owner in the street. Perfect for families to start your tour in London. Close to underground (200 mtr) and the hop on hop off bus stop (50 mtr) in the same street. Breakfast is good in the Clarendon hotel next door. A good restaurant (Spaghetti house) can be found... More

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Halifax, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
17 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

In fairness, we were upgraded to a larger room (almost a junior suite) on arrival so that increased my opinion of this boutique hotel. It is a classic London hotel with helpful, friendly staff, a tasty breakfast (included in our rate), and it is clean and quaint. I know the regular rooms are small as some of our friends stayed... More

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Manchester, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
58 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I can only presume that I got upgraded on arrival. Nothing was said at check-in, but I ended up with a very large room (203) at the front of the building. The room itself was really very nice. Big bed (two singles joined together with a king-sized mattress on top). In addition, there was a separate seating area (adjacent to... More

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Address: 31 - 32 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn , Camden / Primrose Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Portland Hotel 4*
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