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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 #393 of 1,071 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Halifax, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Myself a friend stayed here on 28 Feb 14 after being upgraded from The Lancaster - their sister hotel. We had originally booked The Lancaster for a twin room but with a shared bathroom. When we arrived we got told we were being upgraded to The Portland hotel with our own bathroom & we were not disappointed. Smart & welcoming... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This hotel which was a converted dwelling house or 2 is well equipped.Service is excellent and the only problem I had was there is no in house dining facilities you have to walk about 100 yards to get breakfast in a sister hotel.having said that breakfast was excellent with really great service.I had to get a room change as my... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was upgraded to a bigger room on arrival and it was very large, with a big sofa and was generally very, very nice. Whenever I have stayed at the Portland I have had a mini kitchen and although this seems odd in relation to the grand room, it is really handy. The room was very clean and tidy and... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Stayed her with my wife, hotel great to get fond room was really good size, comfy large bed, kitchenette and just a great stay. Very handy central reasonable priced hotel and with theatre pack superb , highly recommended

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Pergamino, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The hotel is really nice! I stayed there for just one night in september 2013. It has a huge bed, good decoration, and great attention from the people who worked at the hotel. Breakfast was also fine! The only problem we had was that there was no air conditioner in the room, even though we had a premium room. We... More

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East Anglia, UK
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I agree with the comment in August that "This is a generic large hotel cut up into smaller sections to feign "boutique" status. ". You have to walk down the road to a neighbouring hotel for breakfast - not a good idea in the rain. And whilst my room was comfortable, when I made coffee in the room, the milk... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were satisfied wih the hotel on the whole. It is in a grest location and close to many restaurants.The staff is pretty helpful but some did not speak or understand English very well, so we had a difficult time geting directions to places we wanted to go. The room was clean, the bed comortble, but the furniture, especially sofa,... More

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed here previously and thought it was ok, this time for 1 night and arrived in the evening tired and ready to retire early for the night and watch some tv. The room was on the small side and just outside the lift on the 2nd floor. The tv had only 5 basic channels and the remote didn't work. Relatively... More

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Also Known As:
The Portland Hotel London, England
Address: 31 - 32 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn , Camden / Primrose Hill , Covent Garden
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#243 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Portland Hotel 4*
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