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Arran House Hotel

77 - 79 Gower Street | Central London, England, London WC1E 6HJ, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #252 of 521 London B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reykjavik, Iceland
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is good, easy to get to all tubes and buses we needed. We had a nice large room for a family of four, no A/C but 2 fans. The service was excellent, personal, all directions and recommendations accurate. The breakfast was good and plentiful. The coffee was not strong, but we made up for it... More

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Rushden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My sister was visiting from Australia and we wanted to stay in London for a few days before she flew back. We booked a room with 3 beds, when we arrived it had 4 but not a problem the room was still plenty big enough for the 3 of us. The bathroom was a little small but on the floor... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Have stayed at Arran House twice before, so seemed appropriate to stay there on our trip to London last year. Previously the hotel was owned by a family who made visitors welcome, served great breakfasts and ensured rooms were clean and comfortable. Our stay last year was a great disappointment. Unbeknown to us,the hotel had been sold, not for the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I just came back from a five day stay in London at Arran House Hotel. The room was clean and very roomy for an older hotel in London. More importantly the staff was amazingly gracious, especially Rakeysh, who was not only a wonderful host, but a London guide (he taught me the Underground and the Bus system and advised me... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Staff is lovely and helpful, and the administration via email is great, but having stayed there we feel misled by the pictures and plainly wronged by the level of cleanliness. Room 9 was a old, dirty and loud room, which at 105 pounds/night gave me flea bites. I have never stayed at a hotel, who did that. We were able... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I am giving this hotel a 2 star rating and to be honest I think I am being very generous. When myself and my two teenage children walked through the front door it looked like a hostel or student digs. It was dark and dingy looking, decor shabby and dirty in places. To the right is a communal lounge which... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here for two nights recently. The location is great, with a 10 minute walk to Euston train station and an easy/interesting walk to the heart of London. The breakfast buffet offered us plenty and although somewhat basic, there was plenty of variety. Opt for a room without a bathroom, as access to the shared bathrooms... More

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Murray Bridge, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The room I booked was small but they had utilized the space really well so it felt very cozy. The street lighting was a bit bright so maybe a stronger blackout curtain might be a good idea. The staff were really friendly and housekeeping kept my room very clean and tidy. Breakfast was good but there is a real lack... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Good location. Comfortable. The hotel need to be redecoraited. Bathrooms in the room very small. Breakfast alright but not good. I would not stay there again. But would maybe look at it if they redecoraited it.

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Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This hotel's ratings didn't look too bad and it was less expensive than many places in London. It was a thoroughly miserable experience. The first room was in the dank basement that smelled, was claustrophobic and below street level so you couldn't even safely open the window. I asked for another room and got one the next day. It was... More

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Address: 77 - 79 Gower Street | Central London, England, London WC1E 6HJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
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