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Ambassadors Bloomsbury
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HX, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)   |  
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Free breakfast with your stay
Ranked #493 of 1,065 Hotels in London
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Spot on”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Perfect for a one nighter in london. B&B for 2 £124. Deal. Bed comfy. Clean. Small room (605). Small wet room/shower but just what we needed. Right at the top of the hotel. Weather was ridiculously hot but the air con was a life saver. Apparently there were horrendous thunder storms but we slept right through, room was oppo the lifts. We were worried that we'd be kept awake. ... nope! Good sound proofing (hotel was full).
Had continental breakfast. Loads of choice, great coffee. Filled the belly for the day ahead. Staff were very very polite and helpful. Would def use hotel again. They could do with an extra lift.... :)

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights as part of a theater deal in June. The staff were very friendly and helpful from the minute we checked in to the minute we left. We were a little surprised at the size of our room and commented that it was probably the smallest hotel room we'd ever stayed in and the shower room was a little cramped. That said the bed was very comfortable and the room was very quiet - located at the back of the hotel. The continental breakfast was exceptional, second to none. We are often disappointed with a continental breakfast as most hotel do not know how to do it. It is safe to say the the Ambassadors Bloomsbury is not one of them. There was a fantastic selection of bread rolls, meats, cheeses, croissant etc and again the staff were very attentive and helpful. I would recommend this hotel, however, be aware you might get a very small room!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Unlike other reviews I have read in the past, this review is solely on the hotel and not London.

Some background information:
Stayed between 11th July to 13th July.
Young Couple visiting London for a weekend break.

My review on booking.com would find the following ratings: Staff (Poor), Facilities (Fair), Cleanliness (Poor), Comfort (Good), Value For Money (Poor) & Location (Good).

Pros:
When it came down to location it couldn't be any better placed (within a 5 minute walk from Euston Station and about a 10 minute walk from London St. Pancras Station), which is an advantage when carrying large or heavy luggage.

The hotel couldn't be faulted for their beds either. After what is usually a long day walking around the busy streets of London you find that a comfy bed is a godsend.

Cons:
I should start by stating that we stayed in a double room.

Considering the average rating of 8 (at the time of this review on booking.com) it is hard to believe that our room WASN'T CLEANED after the first of 2 nights we were at the hotel. In a literally bizarre turn of events, we found that after returning in late afternoon after a day out that our room had been entered by the maid but all she had done was to open the window and remove our half finished bottle of complimentary water, not even changing the bed sheets, tidying the room or even removing the dirty towels that were left as stated on the floor.

Shortly after realising this we received a knock at the door to find what I assumed was a manager asking if our room had been cleaned but after explaining the situation her response was that the cleaner hadn't finished the rooms (even though she had been in ours already) and she would go to tell her to come back.

After 5 minutes the cleaner returned asking what needed to be done, which we explained, but at the explanation of needing clean cups for tea and coffee she laughed and said "I don't clean them". She then proceeded by dumping new towels on the bed, refreshing the supply of milk, tea and sugar & inserting a new roll of toilet paper... But never tidied the room, arranged the towels or changed the bed sheets. Considering for 2 nights this cost £250+ it is completely unacceptable.

Another feature of the room which is standard in other hotels but was disregarded in this one is the placement of any sort of shelf space in the bedroom or bathroom. All you get is a wardrobe that fits a grand total of 3 hangers in, 2 bedside cabinets (one is completely taken up by the safe) and a desk which is also taken up by all the coffee/tea making facilities.

Finally good luck if you are placed in room 105 because with the bathroom being what is described as a wet room it had a lingering smell of damp, which would emanate the bedroom and could only be described as stale sweat or sweaty feet.

Room Tip: Asked to be moved if you are given room 105 (see in my main review for the reason why)
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed at the weekend and not surprisingly the price goes up considerably. the room was very compact but had everything I needed. The bed was comfy and the bedding was really nice. The staff went out of their way to help us whether it was reception or night staff. We ate in the restaurant which was good and I would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Highly recommended afteroon tea, attentive staff, amazing scones, that just literally crumble in your mouth, the prosecco and strawberries together at the beginning was a lovely touch. The room is tasteful and modern, a really lovely experience enjoyed by both myself and my mum.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The receptionist was very helpful polite and pleasant she took care of all my queries the room was small but very clean and the bathroom excellent I loved the coffee maker and the complimemtary water sometimes the small touches mean a lot

Room Tip: View over bt tower and london roof tops fabulous
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We really enjoyed Ambassadors Bloomsbury. Bed was large but a little hard and squeaky. bathroom was modern. Only improvement I would make would be a separate shower, the wet room integrated shower meant that water spread across the bathroom floor. Great location in London, 2 mins walk from Euston and 5-7 mins walk from Kings Cross Station. Very quiet even though overlooking the road. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 12 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#296 Luxury Hotel in London
#348 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassadors Bloomsbury 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ambassadors Bloomsbury is a Grade II listed Edwardian building, located within walking distance from Euston, Kings Cross and St. Pancras Stations. 10 minutes walk from Oxford Street, 5 minutes from the British Museum and 15 minutes from Covent Garden. We are just 2 miles away from the famous Camden Market.The hotel has 100 en-suite superior or deluxe bedrooms. Our Superior rooms are designed to be calm and relaxing with neutral colours throughout. Wi-fi is free throughout all property.All guestrooms are dressed with crisp white bed linen complete with contemporary bathrooms or wet-rooms with power shower, LCD tv's with payview movies and international channels.The hotel has a gym, 7 meeting & event rooms and the award winning Number Twelve restaurant, a fusion of Italian and British ingredients.We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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