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St. Athans Hotel

20 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9RE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #138 of 520 London B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ennetbuergen, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a teacher, I spent seven nights with my two dozen well-behaved young people at this charming place. For the 18-year-olds we had triplets and quads which were small, but that was not a problem, as we only used them as a sleeping base. More importantly, the rooms, showers, etc were very clean and the staff very hospitable.

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Arlington, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom and I walked here, with our rolling bags, from King's Cross Station, and found the walk to be quite easy. We stayed here for three nights, with a break to go to Cambridge. The room is quite small, mostly filled by the bed, but we were fine with this. The bathrooms are shared, one on each stairway landing.... More

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Stefangeyer, Owner at St. Athans Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - though it seems you stayed a while ago, as we now have free Wifi throughout the whole hotel :) as well as still having the free PC in the Guest Lounge to use. There is also free Wifi in the Bloomsbury Coffeehouse downstairs. More

Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed there for 2 nights with a friend. I had a shared bathroom, which was no problem to me, considering that the prices were great and close to public transportation. Everyone was really helpful with any questions I had. Great service.

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Leeds
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled as a family of four, and opted for a family room with en-suite; this turned out to be a mistake. The room was barely large enough for the beds (two of which were bunks) and the bathroom was minuscule - perhaps the smallest I've ever seen. The next night we had to change rooms, as ours was committed... More

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Stefangeyer, Owner at St. Athans Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - which although doesn't make the best of reading I'd say it gave a fair representation of our place. Our rooms & bathrooms are small, sometimes tiny - this is reflected in our prices. All our rooms are different shapes & sizes - reflecting how this hotel has grown organically over the years. If people come... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St. Athans Hotel "does what it says on the tin". A friendly, affordable and welcoming place in the heart of Bloomsbury. About equidistant between the British Library and the British Museum it's ideal if wanting to visit these cultural hubs. I hope to stay there again.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A nice friendly hotel in a great position. Well maintained and clean and tidy with a safe, comfortable feel. Within walking distance of the British Museum and St Pancras station and surrounded by streets full of interesting shops. The cafe downstairs is lovely, airy and well priced with great food (& 10% off for hotel guests). I'll definitely stay here... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Good points: Close to underground or walking distance to sights Close to Euston station for access to Northern train lines Friendly staff, good advice for travellers Excellent room service Clean bathroom Great coffee shop beneath the hotel. Bathroom is shared but some are renovated Fairly quiet street at night They let us check in at 8am in the morning. Points... More

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I was in London with my three children for a Theater show. The family rooms are very adequate. Small...but it is London. We had one with our own bathroom. Shower, toilet and sink in the room. Staff were friendly. Our room had a double bed and a bunk bed. It's not a luxury hotel. BUt it was clean and a... More

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Nottingham
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

First good points Good location- near the underground and shops Very helpful friendly telephone staff Then Lots of rickety stairs many floors up. Dingy room. Smelly bathrooms. Very poor standards of furnishing in rooms and corridors. Just a really depressing place!

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Stefangeyer, Owner at St. Athans Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We take all feedback seriously and it informs what work we do in the coming months. We are in the process of redecorating the entire hotel. Much has been done but still there is some to do - saying that, the corridors were all recently done, so not sure why that comment is there. Our rooms... More

Skofja Loka, Slovenia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This hotel has small but very clean rooms and is 3-4 min away from undergraound. The breakfast is excellent and the staff is very friendly and always available. If you book earlier the price is cheaper. I recommend it.

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Address: 20 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9RE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The St. Athans Hotel is a simple, clean, family-run bed & breakfast in the heart of London. A grade II listed Georgian terraced house, it retains many of its original features and is within walking distance of the British Museum, the University of London and the new British Library. It’s only a short bus ride away from the attractions of Madame Tussaud’s and London’s West End, with its many shops, theatres and famous night spots. ... more   less 
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