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Seven Dials Hotel
7 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DA, England (Covent Garden)   |  
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Ranked #593 of 1,049 Hotels in London
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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“Small and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stayed at the seven dials hotel in march. A very pleasant couple greeted us on arrival and asked if we would like an up grade at no extra cost in the annex which was in a separate building a couple of streets away in endell street. It was easy to find ,on the third floor,though you have to negotiate a narrow stairway,but that wasn't a problem for us,but might be for those with mobility difficulties,as there is no lift. We were pleasantly surprised to find a large room with a small double bed and 2 singles,a wardrobe,a desk,a couple of chairs and a kettle with tea and coffee.The bathroom was very small but worked perfectly well. Everything was clean and we slept well. Breakfast was back at the main hotel in a small dining room in the basement,breakfast was self service and limited due to space but what was on offer was cooked well and set us up for the day. Only stayed one night but would happily stay again, it's handy for covent garden,the west end,oxford street,etc

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a VERY Basic hotel in a superb location and very low price for the area.

We live in West London but are elderly and had tickets for Prince Igor at the Coliseum one evening and the Donmar Warehouse for a matinee the next day...so we decided to stay in town. It was a great decision, as we were relaxed, able to spend time in the National Portrait gallery and a free lunchtime concert at St Martins in the Fields, and do our two theatre visits, all within short walking distances.

This tells you the main thing about this hotel is its superb location in Monmouth Stret on the west side of Covent Garden, just 4 doors away from the highly recommended Mon Plaisir, which is the oldest French restaurant in London and provides a splendid inexpensive pre-theatre dinner. Covent Garden's main nightlife and market are just round the corner.

Because of our ages, I requested a room on a lower floor and we were given Number 2 which had a single and a double bed. Very Spartan, with no pictures in the walls, a tiny shower room, and no toiletries except cheap soap........BUT it did have a small TV, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities [powdered creamer rather than milk.]

Breakfast was pretty awful, but if you are on a budget you could fill up. No fruit, yoghourt, rolls or pastries. The usual 'full English' though not well cooked congealed eggs and terrible sausages, and very plastic bread.

BUT the staff were uniformly charming and given the location, I would stay here again, but not for more than 1 night. Much recommended for those wanting a budget hotel right in the centre of things.

We were in the front of the hotel overlooking Monmouth Street but slept soundly, with little noise outside. Curtains were not black out, but we had airplane eye masks.

Room Tip: Four flights of narrow stairs so try to get a room on a lower floor
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My daughter and I visited London specifically to go to the Cambridge Theatre to see Matilda and then to see Billy Elliot the next day. The hotel was in a superb place, with only a 5 minute walk up to the theatre and Covent Garden just round the corner. Our room was on the 4th floor with no lift which meant climbing up very narrow stairs. The room was small but spotlessly clean. The ensuite bathroom was absolutely fine as well. I dont think that the double bed was a proper double though and we had to squeeze past each other to get around the room. We had left it too late to book a twin room! The breakfast was lovely, very hot and plentiful. We hadnt planned to spend any time in the room so for us it was a superb location, very clean and at the right price. The staff were very helpful as well. I would certainly stay here again but in twin room.

Room Tip: I would book a twin room if you travelling as a couple as the bed seemed really quite small.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed in the Annex around the corner above an estate agents. Stairs are very narrow, not suitable for the elderly or a family with very young children.

We were four ladies and found it very comfortable and suitable for our needs. We were spending 4 days in London for my daughters 18th and preferred to spend our money on enjoying ourselves rather than fancy accommodation.

The Annex was tidied up each day which we didn't expect.

Breakfast was nice and satisfactory although the sausages were a bit strange.

Left luggage was in reception which we were not happy with so we took our bags to Kings cross station.

The hotel was friendly and in an excellent location, if your looking for a budget hotel in the middle of Covent Garden, this is the one.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed here for ten nights and we were extremely pleased with the hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. Excellent location, right near the live theatre district.
The only let downs we had was that the room was quite small, and when we pulled out the rolling bed we could barely get around. The other problem for us, being vegetarians, was breakfast. It was buffet-style but there wasn't a great selection for vegetarians, and after ten mornings, it became quite boring. But it is well worth it for the price. It covers everything you need for what you pay for.
On our check out date, we weren't leaving London until the evening, and the staff let us leave our luggage in the hotel, which was very thoughtful of them and something they definitely weren't entitled to do.
I would definitely recommend staying here. We would definitely stay again when travelling back to London.

Room Tip: We had one facing the street (which was always busy and lit up but we liked that), but if you would...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

First the good bits.
Cheap for London at £120.00 per night.
Right in the centre in Covent Garden just off Shaftsbury Avenue.
Breakfast buffet style as much as you want.
The not so good.
Most room are up very steep narrow stair over 3 floors.
Our room number 5 on first floor very small with i think 4ft double bed.
Very small toilet with not even enough room for a toilet roll holder.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My daughter and I have stayed here several times when going to a west end theater. 'We are Jersey Boys fans' It is small but always clean and welcoming, The staff are friendly the price is reasonable for the centre of theatreland. The breakfast room is often full but the staff always cook extra portions with no problems. I love this little hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room for three, even if there are only two of you. Ask for a room on the first floor if po...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Covent Garden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #593 of 1,049 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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