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St. Athans Hotel

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20 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9RE, England
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Generally ok value for the money, great location and pleasant staff. However queues for bathrooms ( 2 bathrooms for 11 rooms on our floor) were frustrating and towels are not changed daily- arrived Thursday, received clean towels only on Sunday. Bathmats are not provided apart from well used communal one per bathroom- best avoided. Plusses just outweigh the minuses so... More 

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

Thanks for your review. Its good to know the pluses outweigh the minuses :) Just for info for others reading - there are actually three or four rooms per bathroom depending where you are in the hotel. Many people think otherwise, maybe due to not knowing where the others are (the hotel is a bit of a labyrnth) and maybe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice budget hotel, great location, close to tube. The rooms are small but clean. Many have shared bathroom, but they are kept clean and in good working order. For the price, you can't beat it. The cafe is really a gem. Good food! Great prices for London! Nice staff, clean. Recommended! Not luxury, but a nice little place to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Athans Hotel is a misnomer. It is actually a Hostel. There are none of the amenities of a hotel. You do get a towel and facecloth. It consists of a number of houses along the street, one of which houses the reception desk. They'll walk you down the street to your building and up to your room. There is... More 

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

I suppose the answer is in what you expect from each. We hide nothing about us in our website, and other booking engines that advertise our hotel, we're proud of being a budget bed & breakfast hotel - but we can't stress strongly enough that people should really look us up before coming to stay, that way the guests that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know you expecting 5 stars for 5 stars hotel but actually I put perfect for location it's easy 5 minutes walk from Russell square station ,10 minutes walk from British museum it's lovely area I got my 3 kids and we felt safe a lot of shops and restaurants around 45 minutes by same piccadly line to the airport... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

St. Athans is a perfectly adequate little hotel! My girlfriend and I spent two nights here in July 2014 with the goal of finding somewhere close to St. Pancras Station and we got just that! Spent very little time in the room (I think it would be a little too small for someone wanting to spend relaxing mornings in their... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Spent 3 nights with my girlfriend in an en suite double room here. We had a fantastic experience. The room was clean and small. The hotel was quirky but charming and with such a great location the price was great. Would warmly recommend for people who are looking for a cheap short stay in London.

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

“Clean, cheap and well located” – what is there to add! Great to hear your overall experience of St Athans during your stay was “charming” and that you recommended our hotel as “great price”. We hope we will have the pleasure of greeting you again. More 

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9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Staff go out of their way to be nice however I found it too noisy for a good nights sleep. Lots of clonking, the door bell ringing, and the windows didn't seem to trap out any noise sounded as if the windows were open. I know it's central London but have stayed at others in the same location with less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We enjoyed our stay very much! Rooms were very nice and clean. Staff were tremendously helpful and friendly! Café downstairs has very good coffee. Very good price for the area and definitely worth every penny. We will most certainly come back one day!

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