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Buckingham Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   39-40 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JT, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #595 of 1,054 Hotels in London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The hotel is 5 minutes from Russel Square tube and an easy walk to many attractions like theatre, Covent Gardens etc The rooms are large and spacious - try get the ones on first or second floor facing the street. The beds are fine as are the bathrooms which although small work ok. The rooms have airconditioning too! The hotel... More

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Thank you for your nice review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are addressing the wifi situation as quickly as we can. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back. More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This hotel is near the British museum (3 minute walk) and Oxford street (7 minutes walk). Though the room was in the basement! you would not have known as there was a large window which allowed plenty of light. The bathroom had 2 showers one over the bath and the other in the shower cubicle. The room not only had... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Booked last minute due to its location which you cannot fault. Positives - Large room - Location -Clean -Fairly quiet compared to other Centeral London hotels Negatives - Cold tap was very warm and no bottled water - Musty smell (room 5). - For some reason we both had to sign in, I don't want my partner knowing what I... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We arrived early at the hotel and were told they had given us a free upgrade, really nice of them to let us have the room early, we went down the stairs off the reception, room 5, as we went through the door the stairwell smelt very strong of damp, a very obvious smell... When people say you should complain... More

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Fife scotland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed at the Buckingham for two nights .it was excellent nothing was too much bother to the staff .the hotel was very clean and well kept .the room was very spacious .breakfast was lovely .the hotel was very central for the museum restaurants. And theatre land .plenty buses to take you anywhere you wanted to go

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9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I originally booked a single hotel room for £95 on late rooms.com at the Lancaster (directly opposite on the other side of the road) but was upgraded to a superior double at the Buckingham. Reception staff were friendly and professional. Public areas very well decorated, clean and pleasant. The room was spotlessly clean and in good order, with a large,... More

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40 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I was out in London with a friend when we realised we were not going to make the last tube. We booked a hotel online for £95 (The Clarendon, a few doors down). They sent us to the Buckingham (must be the same outfit). We only booked a single room with a queen bed as it was the cheapest and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had originally booked the sister hotel the Clarendon next door and initially I was a bit wary of being 'upgraded' as in other hotels, this is secret hotel speak for 'stuffed in a small room somewhere'. I need not have worried. We were delighted with our upgrade, which would have cost us an extra 30 pounds per night had... More

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Ruvo Di Puglia, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Brought here as a surprise - for a birthday present and luckily I've got a good sense of humour. The positives first: huge room, large comfy bed, and pretty quiet. Now for the rest we arrived on a hot evening no mini bar and no cold bottled water tho there was a fridge and a tap. When I asked about... More

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El Cerrito, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Our room was on the lobby level and we could hear the staff chatting and phones ringing all night. It was hard to sleep through the noise. The bed was uncomfortable. The room was super spacious and clean. The location is good; it's only a few blocks from the Metro so it's walking distance.

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Address: 39-40 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn , Camden / Primrose Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Buckingham Hotel 4*
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