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Bloomsbury Park - A Thistle Associate Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   126 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AD, England (Bloomsbury)   |  
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Ranked #401 of 1,049 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“weekend break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nice hotel with decent rooms nice breakfast but above all really helpful staff in a great location ideal for museums and theatre land. Easy to get to and lots to do in the neighbourhood. So give it a go

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  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Set within a rather attractive red brick building, the rooms at the Bloomsbury Park are not bad for London and the hotel is well kept. Sitting right in the middle between Russell Square and Holborn it is perfectly placed, not only for the British Museum but most of central London, with Covent Garden within a few minutes walk and from there Trafalgar Square and the Thames.

The staff are friendly and helpful but somewhat disorganised, leading to inconsistent levels of service. I struggled to retrieve a suitcase left for me at reception because staff did not seem to communicate with each other. Checking in took forever because there was only person at reception and he was terribly slow, though very nice to the couple ahead of me as well as myself.

Overall, a pleasant stay in a nice hotel.


Stayed May 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a room on the ground floor. No one bothered to tell me the air conditioning units from the basement would be blasting out all night and I couldn't open the curtains as a walkway lead straight to my window.
Tiny room- almost impossible to walk around the bed. No bath, just a shower.
Informed on entry that here was no food after 11. This was, it turned out,not true, but I found out too late after eating Subway next door.
Breakfast was ok - it would have been better if the waitress had not literally taken my milk jug out of my hand as I was about to pour milk into my coffee with no explanation and then not returned for 10 minutes. I won't be going again.

Stayed April 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely hotel in a fab spot. The breakfasts are gorgeous, hot and cold food served and hot and cold drinks. The staff are lovely and helpful. People complaining about room being too small? Don't know if we were lucky but our room was plenty big enough! In a great spot 10 min walk to covent garden and 2-5 min walk to tube station. Clean and friendly. Would stop here again :)

Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
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Elena M, Deputy Value Centre General Manager at Bloomsbury Park - A Thistle Associate Hotel, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear Guest,
We are delighted by your review! Your positive comments regarding the service of the staff as well as our location and hotel features are valued. Feel free to contact us directly next time you plan to visit us, we will gladly assist you with the arrangements.
Regards,
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Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for a long weekend break for the Marathon so needed somewhere convenient.
For £410 for the weekend we had bed and breakfast in a standard room. It was clean and well-furnished with crisp sheets and large fluffy towels. The room was well-equipped with a hair dryer (proper salon-styled one) and tea-making facilities.
The breakfasts were tasty and not rushed and the staff were friendly.
My only criticism is that the room we had was tiny. It would have been fine for one person but as a (small) double there wasn't enough room for more than one person's clothes in the wardrobe (probably because it was full of other things like the ironing board, fan, iron, safe and spare pillow.) And there were no drawers.
Would we stay there again? Yes probably, but would ask for a bigger room!

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Elena M, Deputy Value Centre General Manager at Bloomsbury Park - A Thistle Associate Hotel, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear Helen,
Your review in Trip Advisor is much appreciated by the whole Bloomsbury Park team. It is always a pleasure knowing that our guests are satisfied with our services and facilities. We do understand that you were let down by the size of the bedroom, due to the traditional layout of the building, our bedrooms have different sizes.
Please do let us know when you come and stay with us again, we will ensure you are provided with a room more suitable to your requirements.
Best wishes,
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Paris, France
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay in this area for work and used to always aim for the Hilton until recently when their prices have skyrocketed. Only a few doors away, the Bloomsbury is fine as a replacement. Comfortable bed and room, good free wifi and the in-house restaurant is ok, for breakfast anyway, didn't try anything else. Plenty of good restaurants locally if you want to get out of the room. Nothing outstanding but fine for a base. Clean. I had room 13 on the ground floor which was a little noisy with that next door and the early morning maintenance that was going on in the hallway.

Stayed April 2015, traveled solo
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Elena M, Deputy Value Centre General Manager at Bloomsbury Park - A Thistle Associate Hotel, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and its services. We are truly pleased to hear that you found everything you needed at the Bloomsbury Park Hotel and you found our prices competitive.
We endeavor to carry out all necessary maintenance repairs without any disruption to our guests, forgive give us for any inconvenience caused during your stay.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back when you are next visiting London and please feel free to contact us if there is anything we can do to enhance your next stay.
Best Regards,
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Address: 126 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#333 Romantic Hotel in London
#341 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bloomsbury Park - A Thistle Associate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thistle Bloomsbury Park is the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant area of Central London, Within walking distance of The British Museum, Covent Garden and West End Theatres. Several famous formal squares and gardens are on our doorstep, with great transport links provided by Russell Square or Holborn Tube stations. Bloomsbury Park makes it home in a beautiful Edwardian building, and our comfortable rooms and friendly service will ensure a great stay in London. ... more   less 
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