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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night on 8-11-14 and it is a superb hotel! The staff are so kind and attentive, in both the portland and the neighbouring hotel (Clarendon) where we had our breakfast. It is a lovely hotel! The room was extremely spacious, with kitchenette included and the bed was more than big enough for me and my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at The Portland for 6 nights. The location was perfect with access to 4 tube stations and also buses. It was about a block and a half from the British Museum and within walking distance of the British Library, theaters and the Royal Opera House where I went to a ballet. My room was large and had a... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return on a future trip to England. More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really convenient to walk to from Kings Cross and to walk into town. I was on a buisness trip and the third floor room had mini kitchen all kitted out! Also very spacious. Very clean and comfortable. Very friendly and helpful staff good breakfast will lots of choice, no problem going next door for it. Looking forward to my next... More 

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Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Location was good, near oxford street and Bloomsbury. But hotel was not really up to date. We had a superior room on the ground floor but it was so noisy due to single pane windows. There was no where to park so had to pay for parking in an under ground car park which cost £60 for 2 nights. We... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are sorry that your expectations were not fully satisfied. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Spacious, comfortable room on the third floor, very quiet overnight. Impressive wi-fi connection was offered free of charge. Extremely helpful staff. Breakfast served in The Clarendon, next door, was very good though would be inconvenient in bad weather. The group, Grange hotels, are extremely accommodating and have just amended my next booking with no fuss.

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Thank you for your nice review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 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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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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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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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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 

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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 

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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*
Number of rooms: 51
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#276 Luxury Hotel in London
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