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The Penn Club

#320 of 1,050 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
21-23 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JJ, England
The Penn Club
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed at the Penn Club twice since it was recommended to me by a friend last year. It is well located for central London and the peace and simplicity is a welcome antidote to the hustle and bustle that is London. Breakfast was good too. However, if you are looking for ostentatious luxury and stimulation this probably isn't the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an excellent place to stay, very central , just two minutes walk from Russell Square tube station . The place itself is excellent , the rooms very adequate and the breakfast superb . I have been on a number of occasions now and have always enjoyed my stay . Perhaps one small comment , the service at breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Penn Club is very convenient for Bloomsbury - perfect for academics and tourists. Good tube stops and train stations near by. It's quiet and simple, but always friendly and pleasant. I've never had problems with the wifi. Only complaint I have is that sometimes in the summer, it can be stuffy as no air con. I always stay here... More 

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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a reasonably priced hotel very conveniently located. It's not fancy but you feel clean and safe here. There are no TV s in the room but with so much to do in London, I didn't miss it. the breakfast was tasty with fresh fruit and an English breakfast. Only complaint was it was difficult to log on to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informed by Quaker values, the Penn Club was nearly perfect for us. All in all, a civilized experience. We aren't interested in luxury as a lifestyle, but we were grateful for the pleasures of hot water, tidiness, hairdryer, and a quiet atmosphere. The only detail I had to worked around was the strongly perfumed hand wash/soap. Our first floor room... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Wow, this is my second stay and I just loved it even more. It really felt like home after a long day out in London. This time I was there a week. I checked in a Friday afternoon and after I got settled in my room, I could hear the neighbors snoring through the walls!! I have earplugs with me... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I stayed here for one night as a non-member while in London on business. The room was simple but had everything I needed and was excellent value for such a great location. The Club is just 5 minutes walk to the British Museum and the British Library, a short walk to the nearest tube, and within easy reach of Camden.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have stayed at the Penn Club several times over a 9 year period and my stay there last weekend was great! It is scrupulously clean, quiet, lovely, safe, warm and pretty downstairs. My room was nice and the bathrooms fine! It is my home away from home. Thank you!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I emailed the Penn Club mid afternoon of Wed 11th Feb to see if they had a room for the night Had a reply back in 10mins saying yes. This was a nice place to stay in central London and on a fairly quiet side road. I was in room 40 which was a twin room and charged £77 for... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

'We seek to encourage community whilst respecting the individuals privacy' Perhaps this explains the affection and loyalty which regular visitors feel for the Penn Club. It is without doubt a special place, and one to which we choose to return whenever we are in London. It is well managed, spotless, comfortable, and quietly welcoming. We arrive and relax knowing that... More 

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