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Tavistock Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tavistock Square | Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9EU, England (Camden / Primrose Hill)   |  
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Ranked #596 of 1,069 hotels in London
Barrow-in-Furness
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7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Thfis hotel is not in the luxury category but is clean and comfortable and has some individuality when compared with others in the same price range. The breakfast was good and the staff efficient. Will certainly stay there again. The location is very handy for Euston Station and central for shopping and theatres.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stay here regularly when in London. Great value and whilst not a luxurious hotel, certainly good for 2-3 nights in business. The staff are consistent (amazing in a London hotel) and there are some great stalwarts at breakfast. Been staying here for years and whilst the offer has not changed much, it draws me back. The company also runs the President (better, more expensive) and the Imperial (better again and even more expensive). Definitely consider this for a reasonably priced break hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Rooms on the first floor are new, the other really old. Concierge employees are not kind at all and every question disturb them deeply; if you have to ask something to the room service, they GIVE you the phone, they prefer not working and stay impolite. Some rooms are not heated when you arrive, need two days to open heating; there is no middle or heating strongly and you feel bad or really cold; you can choose your season. Restaurant is ok even though most of employees or doorman not friendly.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stayed here on business last March for 4 nights. The hotel is very basic with small rooms but the location is very good for getting around the city. I had a room at the front of the hotel which meant I got a very poor night's sleep for my full visit due to the constant traffic and sirens,etc. the tariff is very fare for central London - paid £70 per night on a bed and breakfast rate. As I was staying there for more than 3 nights, I was also entitled to a free evening meal on my first night in their hotel restaurant or you can use the voucher in one of their other hotels/restaurants which are down the road. The food is type you may cook at home such as curries or salads. Breakfast is a buffet style with some choice such as a cooked English breakfast or a continental selection - it was all fine.

The benefit of the this hotel is the location - only a short walk to Euston Road and just up from Russell Square. The hotel is secure which is always nice when you're a female travelling alone.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Me and my fiancee stayed here at the beginning of december and from the minute. we walked in we loved it although we arrived early the staff were still. very helpful the porters gave us options on travel we decided to do the london tour and thoroughly enjoyed it when we got back to the hotel our room was available we got there and the room was very nice and comfy before we knew it it was time to go out the porter even flagged a cab for us the next day we had breakfast which was all you can eat buffet very nice soon it was time to leave and right up to leaving the staff were ace .... I'm definitely booking to come back soon good staff good food good room. 5 stars

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This was a lovely hotel within walking distance of Kings Cross (10 - 15 mins). The staff were very quick to check us in the room was smallish but very nicely decorated and spotless. ,my only complaint about the room would have been it was very warm but that would be a plus for some. The breakfast was excellent. All in all we were very pleased with the trip

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Great location in London. Easy to get to buses, tube and trains. Cleaning crew is wonderful. The only reason I didn't give the service an excellent is due to mis-information from the concierge. 1. Told that there were self-service laundry facilities on the 8th floor when I inquired about local launderettes. There were no self-service facilities. 2. When employees of the tube system were on strike Boxing Day, we were told by the concierge that no tubes were running (that was untrue). But I plan on using this hotel again...just not the concierge. :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Tavistock Hotel

Also Known As:
Tavistock Hotel London
Tavistock London
Hotel London Tavistock
Tavistock Hotel London, England
Address: Tavistock Square | Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill
Amenities:
Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #596 of 1,069 hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Tavistock Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tavistock overlooks one of Bloomsbury's prettiest garden squares.The Tavistock has a stylish Art Deco entrance, welcoming you to this popular, friendly hotel. Guests may enjoy dining on the sun terrace of Jacques Wine Bar, with its extensive wine list. Or indeed, relaxing with a pint of guest ale in the Tav Bar within the 1930s style ground floor. The Tavistock is perfectly located for the health club and American style bowling alley as well as the exciting sites of the capital. ... more   less 
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