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The Lancaster

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4-6 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JD, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a room with a baby and were placed on the third floor There is no lift! Clearly this was stupid! The staff were all pleasant but not happy we insisted leaving baby pram in reception as 1) we were not carrying it up 3floors and 2) the luggage store is in another building and we were not waiting... More

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

Sorry this hotel was not particularly convenient for you. We have 4 other very similar hotels in the same street which do have lifts and full ensuite bedrooms, maybe you will consider utilising one of these in the future. More

manchester
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here, not quite out of choice but I did choose it (so I'm blaming myself for this one). I've stayed in quite a few Grange Hotels in Bedford Place and while they haven't really set the world alight, I really do like the spacious rooms,high ceilings and in winter it's been fine. I'm possibly being a bit unfair therefore... More

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

Sorry your expectations were not fully satisfied on this occasion. I hope that you will consider staying in one of our 4* hotels in the same road in the future. There are a few rooms in the Lancaster that have ensuite facilities, however if you book a Basic room they have shared toilets. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Camera doppia anche se da solo, molto confortevole (la 203) ben isonorizzata. Bagno in comune ma sempre pulitissimo. Personale premuroso. Lenzuola e asciugamani nuovi ogni giorno. Centralissimo ed abbordabile. Caffè e tè in camera. Tv e internet gratis. Eccellente! Double room even if alone, very comfortable (the 203) well soundproofed. Shared bathroom but always spotlessly clean. Considerate staff. New sheets... More

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

Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Lancaster and found the basic facilities clean and comfortable. We hope you will return in the future. More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Lancaster for two nights in August whilst attending a friends wedding. After reading the other reviews I was a bit sceptical, however I need not have been. We had room 306 on the top floor which had a gorgeous view. The room was clean and tidy and although not fashionably decorated it wasn't... More

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

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel surpassed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion. More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A very hot room below ground level open windows to much road noise had a fan but not much use in the heat excellent staff free wifi and breakfast was good tv signal poor, great central location and sure rooms higher up in building would have been better

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

Glad you found our staff great. I hope you will stay with us on a future occasion. More

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I came here for a private birthday party. the room was decorated beautifully and the entire building is quite pleasant inside and the place is huge. i found the staff very friendly and polite particularly on dealing with an extremely demanding host. i would come back here for another party but i dont think it would be my first choice... More

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

Good to hear you enjoyed your party and found the staff nice and helpful. I hope that you will return if you need to be in the area on a future occasion. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was apprehensive with my booking as the website said shared bathroom. However I was pleasantly surprise as the room had its own wash basin and shower and the toilet was literally next door and impeccably clean and well presented. The room was spacious by London standards, well appointed and comfortable. It is on a quiet street. The staff were... More

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

Good to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the location good for travelling around London. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. More

Modiin, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

What a charming little hotel. I spent two nights in an on-suite bedroom. The room is big enough to comfortably accommodate a full size double bed, settee, two easy chairs, desk and a small table, with tons of space to spare. A huge window overlooks a secluded private garden. The bathroom is superb and newly fitted out. Everything works as... More

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

Thank you for your nice review. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back on your next visit to England. More

Marbella, Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Having to come to the area of Bloomsbury on a regular basis, I suppose we have meanwhile stayed in more or less all of the Hotels there. We felt a bit ambivalent towards this Hotel. Although the room was nice, spacy and quiet, it was in the basement and with the steep flight of stairs going down and the fire... More

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

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay, however your comments have been noted. You may like to choose one of our other higher star rated hotels in the same road on your next visit to the Bloomsbury area. More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Expensive but presumably typical of London. No en-suite toilet, shower was poor, paint peeling, tv right next to sink and dodgy remote control for the tv! Student accommodation! Bed was comfy so not all bad, but price did not include breakfast, which is ridiculous. Avoid.

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

Sorry to learn you did not enjoy your stay. I hope that you will try one of our 4 or 5* hotels in the future. More

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Address: 4-6 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn , Camden / Primrose Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lancaster 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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