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“Great value and location. Hidden gem!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Thanet Hotel
8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England (Bloomsbury)   |  
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Ranked #356 of 1,049 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bedfordshire
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5 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great value and location. Hidden gem!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Location - 15 mins walk away from St Pancras train station, few mins walk away from British Museum and Russell Square underground station. Approx 15 minutes walk away from Leicester Square. The Original Tour Bus stop on same road as hotel (Museum route) ....very central location!!

Hotel - check in quick and facility to leave cases before and after checkin / checkout. Room very clean,comfy and quiet. Everything you need after visiting the buzzing sites of London. Breakfast...very tasty, suits all tastes and diets, though service a little slow as all tables were occupied.

Would definitely go there again when visit london. Would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family. :)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Essex, Southend on Sea
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Very close to theatre land excellent service, small room but had all that u would need and very clean and comfortable. Breakfast lots of variety hot and good quality. Would definitely use this accommodation again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

When planning my first trip London is when I found the Thanet Hotel in Let's Go. Over the years I have tried other hotels and B&Bs but always come back to the Thanet. You cannot beat the location, the rooms are comfortable though the bathrooms are tiny but you do get a good shower.

The staff are warm, welcoming and very helpful. The breakfast is cooked to order and always tasty.

Room Tip: Rooms 1, 4 and 7 are very spacious.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Thanet Hotel is in a quiet street just round the corner from the British Museum and close to Holborn and Russell Square underground stations. Our double room was on the top floor in what were once the servants' quarters, which meant climbing three flights of stairs including one very narrow flight (there is no lift) - no problem for us but if this sounds daunting ask for a room on a lower floor.

The room was compact but there was enough space for a comfortable bed and a desk, with built-in wardrobes. The small bathroom was carved out of a corner of the room but it was adequate and included space for putting washbags, which many hotels neglect. There is free WiFi in the rooms. Service was friendly and the hotel serves a good breakfast. Obviously this is not a luxury hotel but for the price, in this location, it is very good value.

Room Tip: Top floor involves a lot of stair climbing.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was my third stay at the hotel which continues to maintain good standards. Currently undergoing much needed decoration, I was given a double room which was far roomier than their single rooms. Comfortable bed, good breakfast, attentive service and great location make for an ideal place for a short stay in London. I shall return.

Room Tip: On the back 1st or second floor. Room 5 or 8 are good.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norfolk
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It is so nice to stay in a hotel which is not part of a chain.

The welcome was friendly. The double room had three beds. I would have liked a bolt on the door rather than just a yale lock though.

The bathroom was very new and although small was beautifully finished.

Breakfast was served in a nice room and was fine.

I have just booked again and had to change the date twice. They were really helpful with all this.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hampstead
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This was our first visit to London and the Thanet fully fit the bill for a reasonably priced hotel in the PERFECT location of Russell Square. Short walks to Convent Garden/Soho and easy tube access. Richard and Lynwen's staff was always helpful (day and night) taking messages for our group without UK cellphones and providing local information. The rooms were functional and clean (wasn't expecting big rooms in London). Wi-Fi worked throughout the trip and we could not have been more pleased with the value. We'll be back...

Room Tip: First floor back room provided roomy space for couple and 2 college students. Nice view of rear cou...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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#55 Best Value Hotel in London
#270 Family Hotel in London
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Number of rooms: 16
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