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St. Athans Hotel

20 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9RE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #135 of 522 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
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For London standards this hostel (I would not call it a hotel) is actually quite cheap, the atmosphere is very warm and really focussed on backpackers and people who spend a couple of days in London. The location is near Russel Street Station (underground) which is perfect while it's only a short trip to other areas like for example Covent... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed here several times. Very good value, eco-friendly. Not smart, but clean, everything works, and staff always friendly and helpful. Recently stayed with a friend - as we were staying for 6 nights we were given (without asking) a free upgrade to a triple room. Probably the best value hotel in the area. Good little coffee shop in the... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here 3 times now, great price for the location, excellent base for sightseeing, interviews etc.. The staff are very friendly also without being intrusive, the coffee shop downstairs is helpful to get you going in a morning

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Lyon, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a family of 5 staying in London for 2 nights. The room was for 5 (even if the double bed was a 1.5 bed) but big enough and clean, with 1 bath towel each. Showers and toilets also were clean. The breakfast downstairs adds value to the stay!

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed here for 11 nights last month. Myself and my 7 year old daughter. The shared bathrooms are great, look refurbished and new and I never had to wait for one. The rooms are very small but i think good value considering other options. Best things i found nearby were a waitrose for some groceries and a free coffee... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews 75 reviews
74 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stayed here 4 nights because of its location which is minutes away from Russell Square and King Cross Stations. Staff were really friendly and helpful. We were allowed to leave some of our luggage there a week before we checked in as we headed north of UK before coming back for our last leg of the trip. Common shower and... More

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Ennetbuergen, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

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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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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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