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Goodenough Club

23 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AD, England
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Ranked #114 of 684 Specialty Lodging in London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this as part of a birthday stay in London for my wife at for the Sunday night over last week's bank holiday. The hotel reception staff were helpful and we were taken to the downstairs yard area where our room was one of the outdoor chalet type rooms. It was decorated in a modern style with a more Mediterrean... More 

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Redlands, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent 3 nights at the Goodenough Club and really enjoyed it. The location was excellent, within easy walking distance from the Russell Square underground as well as the British Museum. It was very convenient traveling to the airport, since I took the underground from Heathrow to Russell Square. The breakfast was delicious, the staff helpful and welcoming. The room... More 

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Perpignan, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The welcome was extremely friendly and polite, offer to carry luggage up the stairs for me as no lift. Bedroom very well appointed - hairdryer, GOOD tea/coffee/biscuits and water in the room. Bathroom small but not cramped and clean, with toiletries.MUCH better than a similar style hotel I stayed in recently in London. Walking distance to Kings Cross, St Pancras,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a simple property with few amenities. Located in a very walkable, quiet neighborhood near Russell Square, this property is connected with Goodenough College. The location is great for activities in Bloomsbury, the British Museum, UCL, and transport hubs like Kings Cross and St. Pancreas stations. The Brunswick Center is a short walk away and has great shops, restaurants,... More 

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39 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a very quiet square in Bloomsbury is a treasure of an hotel. We were introduced to the location by a SOAS colleague and have been back twice since. On our second visit we had a delightful 3rd floor room facing the street; this month a very quiet, cozy ground floor room. An amazing variety of breakfasts are served (free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in a twin room with a friend and we were pleasantly surprised at how spacious the rooms were. The reception staff were so helpful with keeping our luggage safe until that evening as we were too early to check in. The only downside is that the location for the breakfast is in two separate buildings but other than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend of ours suggested this hotel which is an offshoot of the Goodenough College (a post graduate college mainly for overseas students) The Club is a series of converted Georgian houses overlooking leafy Mecklenberg Square in a surprisingly quiet area not far from Bloomsbury and the Russell Square Tube and Kings Cross and the British Libarary. The multilingual (English,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I stayed in a twin toom with a colleague. The hotel occupies several townhouse on the street all next to each other so when we checked in we were given keys and went outside to a house two doors down. The room was much larger than most townhouse hotels I have stayed in and had a great large bathroom. Wasn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I had completely forgotten this place until I needed to book for next month in London. I was looking through the ads for hotels and my memory was jogged. Sorry readers, I should have warned you earlier. This Club is neither a B&B nor a Youth Hostel, but it should be compared to those entities if it is to be... More 

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Stuart P, Manager at Goodenough Club, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. We are really surprised by your feedback as it doesn't sound like our establishment. We only offer breakfast for our food and beverage offering and you are right we are neither a guest house or a bed and breakfast. We are four start accredited accommodation located in a beautiful square in Bloomsbury, in a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Disclaimer: I'm a former resident of Goodenough College (an incredible place). That said, this was my first stay at the Club and was impressed by this exceptional suite. My partner and I checked in early, having been offered courteous service by the Easter weekend desk staff. We were directed to our room on the second floor of '22' (I should... More 

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