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The Montague on The Gardens

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#21 of 1,170 hotels in London
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A Georgian townhouse full of English charm, The Montague on the Gardens excels in traditional service and warm, generous hospitality. Located in literary Bloomsbury, just steps from the British Museum, we are famous for al-fresco dining and wonderfully fun pop-ups, including an alpine themed Ski Lodge in winter and a Hawaiian Beach Bar in the summer. Our chic Leopard Bar offers live jazz, whilst the conservatory is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea overlooking peaceful gardens.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
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Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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The Montague on The Gardens hotel garners high marks for its cleanliness and the luxurious touch of its amenities, with guests frequently lauding the exceptional service and the sumptuous comfort of its beds. Nestled in a prime location near the British Museum, the hotel exudes a warm, eclectic atmosphere, complete with stylish decor and live jazz that captivate many travelers. While some guests find the rooms a bit snug, the hotel's elegant ambiance and attentive staff often make up for the compact space. Opinions on value tend to be split, with the experience deemed worthwhile by some despite the costs.
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Caroline wrote a review Mar 2
Stoneham, Massachusetts4 contributions
We stayed a week at The Montague, and while the hotel itself was lovely and comfortable, it was the people who made it feel like home away from home! Staff in the lobby never failed to greet us with "Good morning!" and "Welcome back, have you had a good day?" Everett, Andrew, Sophie and others enthusiastically fulfilled every request and delighted us with a few surprises as well. Mustafa at the concierge desk provided wise advice daily and personally secured us a last-minute reservation at The Ivy (our best meal in London). We never saw the housekeepers but our room was always tidy and spotless, and we looked forward to finding out what treat awaited us on our pillows each night. We could not have been more pleased with our time at The Montague and will certainly return to stay with them next time we visit London!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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EmmaBFarningham wrote a review Aug 2023
West Kingsdown, United Kingdom100 contributions
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My daughter and I stayed at The Montague on the Gardens after watching the double showing of Harry Potter & The Cursed Child. As the hotel is only a 10 minute walk away, we checked in between part 1 and part 2. Having mentioned that I was bringing my daughter to London to watch the play when I booked, we were stunned to be greeted with some delicious treats in our room accompanied by some handmade mini Harry Potter books to "remind us of the journey so far"! My 12 year old was over the moon. Generally, the staff just couldn't be nicer, more helpful or more professional. Check in was efficient, welcoming and friendly. I'd forgotten to ask for our preferred bed set up before arriving so they quickly moved us to a different room to accommodate this. We were greeted at the entrance and helped with our luggage to our room and shown how everything worked. On our return, after the second part of the play, we decided to go to the bar for a cocktail and mocktail. My cosmopolitan was delicious and despite it not being on the menu, they made my daughter a "nojito" which is her favourite drink. We then retired to our exceptionally comfy bedroom and my daughter ordered some chicken noodle soup from the room service menu, while I made us a hot chocolate each from the complimentary hot drinks in our room. The soup came quickly and was apparently delicious. There were plenty of places to plug in our various chargers and devices and we had a good night's sleep. In the morning, I let my daughter sleep in and then we headed to breakfast. I had manged to get my days and times muddled and they'd already started to clear away. Despite this, they ushered us to a table for 2, checked with the chef and then offered us some eggs if we wanted any and showed us where the pastries, juices, cereals etc. were. They then took my coffee order. It was so kind of them as we love a hotel breakfast and would have been so disappointed to miss out. Finally, we checked out with the same level of friendliness and professionalism that we had experienced throughout our stay. I have stayed at Red Carnation Hotels on several occasions and there are many reasons I keep coming back. They clearly have an excellent recruitment and training programme as I have never had a bad stay or come across any single member of staff that has been anything other than delightful. Thank you to everyone who helped to make our stay so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Aug 21, 2023
Dear valued guest, I was delighted that you and your daughter enjoyed this special stay with us at The Montague on the Gardens. Thank you so much for sharing your kind words which I will be passing on to the team here at the hotel. I was also happy that you both enjoyed the special treats we arranged. I hope that we get the chance to welcome you back again soon. My kindest regards and renewed thanks, Dirk Crokaert General Manager
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Alexa A. Torroba wrote a review Feb 2024
Hungerford, United Kingdom4 contributions
Our visit with our friends were amazing! The rooms were nice and cozy, the staff were all lovely! The Leopard bar was really nice plus the cocktails were so good! It was just so funny that my partner’s shirt coincidentally matches our rooms wallpaper as well ! But all in all we feel so welcome staying here for even just for one night and its so close to the museum as well! Thank you so much for making our stay a great one!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear valued guest, I was delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the team ensured you were taken care of. I have passed on the picture of your partner in his shirt to our design team which I am sure they will love to see. I do hope that we get the chance to welcome you back again in the future. My best wishes, Dirk Crokaert General Manager
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Phillip W wrote a review Feb 2024
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My wife and I have stayed at the Montague on The Gardens a number of times but I feel compelled to post another review. Our latest two day trip to our 'go to' London hotel to celebrate my wifes birthday was, as always, faultless. From the moment we arrived to checking out the service and professionalism at the Montgue is exemplary and exeeds many far more expensive hotels I have stayed at in the past. All the staff are attentive without being overbearing, the room, unexpectedly upgraded, was perfect, the card and sweet treats for my wife's birthay made it extra special. Finally a very special thankyou to concierge Mustafa. You are the ultimate proffesional. To anyone reading this review considering a stay at the Montague you wont be disapointed. Staff, rooms, location, service are five star.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear valued guest, I was so happy that we once again met your expectations whilst staying with us on this special occasion. I have already shared your kind words with all of the team here at the hotel and we all hope that we get the chance to welcome you back again soon. My kindest regards, Dirk Crokaert General Manager
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Donna Y wrote a review Feb 2024
Paradise, California2 contributions
The Montague is a classic luxurious British hotel with all the modern amenities. From the moment you enter the front door (after having been met at the curb by staff) you are treated to a warm, friendly, very English experience. The beds are comfortable, the showers are luxurious "rain" from the ceiling, there are plenty of outlets including outlets for UK, EU and US plugs and there are lots of little personalized touches in your room including a welcome card to you personally from the Manager. The afternoon cream tea is the best in the area. The concierge staff will help with everything you could possibly need including tickets to a sold-out show in the West End! Everyone is friendly, professional and very helpful. This was not my first time at the Montague and I will not stay anywhere else in London. Plus the location is perfect for all the things I enjoy doing in London. Absolute 4-star experience.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. I was delighted to read that the team met your expectations during your stay with us. I have passed on your kind words to them and we all hope that we get the chance to welcome you back again in the future. My kindest regards, Dirk Crokaert General Manager
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Mary G wrote a review Feb 2024
Hitchin, United Kingdom2 contributions
Have stayed here a number of times - it’s excellent. The staff are so friendly and often remember us from previous visits. They couldn’t be more welcoming and helpful. The food, both restaurant and bar, are delicious. Have already booked our next visit.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear valued guest, Thanks you very much for taking the time to share your kind feedback. I was delighted to read that the team, once again, met your expectations during your stay with us. I have passed on your kind words to them and we all hope that we get the chance to welcome you back again in the future. My kindest regards, Dirk Crokaert General Manager
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MelbaDenver wrote a review Feb 2024
Denver11 contributions
My daughter and I had an absolutely wonderful time at this very special hotel. The room was immaculately clean and very comfortable, the food was terrific (especially the wonderful breakfast!), and the entire staff went above and beyond to be courteous and helpful. Do yourself an enormous favor, and stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: note messages ahead of your stay from the management. They alerted us to a lovely “winter lodge...
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Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback. I was so happy that you and your daughter had a great stay with us and I do hope that we get the chance to welcome you back again soon. My very best wishes, Dirk Crokaert General Manager
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Jeannine S wrote a review Feb 2024
Cambridge, United Kingdom22 contributions
This is the second time we have stayed at the Montague and it was absolutely perfect! The room was lovely and equiped with everything you could need, the beds were really comfortable,the breakfast delicious and the service excellent. Big shout out to India,Andrew, Fred, Mustapha, Lucy and actually all the staff for maiking us feel so welcome. This was a trip for my daughters birthday, we got a room upgrade complimentary nibbles with our cocktails and they sang happy birthday to her and gave her cake! It really was a lovely visit. We will definately be going back.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear valued guest, I was so happy to see that you enjoyed this special birthday stay with us. I will be passing your kind words on to the team which I know they will really appreciate. We all hope that we get the chance to welcome you back again in the near future. My kindest regards, Dirk Crokaert General Manager
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Edsway wrote a review Feb 2024
Brentwood, United Kingdom81 contributions
Just a one night stay this time, but we will certainly be back. We haven’t had the pleasure of this particular hotel before, but like its sister Red Carnation hotels the standard is set very high. We were warmly welcomed despite arriving much too early for our room. Our bags were whisked away and reappeared in our room whilst we were sat in the comfortable lounge with complementary hot chocolate. We were treated to a free upgrade and our room was perfect in every way. Even cakes and birthday cards, don’t remember mentioning it was my wife’s birthday. After a restful afternoon we had a light supper & drinks in the bar, followed by a show. The bar staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. We had a great nights sleep, followed by a superb breakfast. I honestly can’t think of a single thing to criticise. Perfection
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear valued guest, I was delighted that you enjoyed this special birthday stay with us and that we met your expectations in all areas of your stay. I do hope that we get the chance to welcome you back again in the near future. My kindest regards, Dirk Crokaert General Manager
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222ez wrote a review Feb 2024
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This is NOTHING compared to what you see online. Old, dusty, smelly hotel with BUGS!! Rooms are extremely tiny and floors creak. Old tacky decor that is ripped and appliances that are coming off the walls. Food is not great either. The only thing I liked about the hotel was the doorman he was so sweet and helpful. I wish him the best he deserves to work at a better place.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear valued guest, I was so sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us and of course was disappointed to read your feedback. As you can see from the many reviews we receive this is not our usual standards here at The Montague on the Gardens. However, I would firstly like to point out that the issue you experienced where you spotted a bug in your room was out of our hands. This is because this type of bug is a common garden bug that flew in to your room through the open window. I have already followed up the other issues you raised with our Maintenance team and these have already been rectified. Just so you are aware every room in the hotel is designed differently and we also carry out a constant soft refurbishment schedule of these rooms at the hotel. Also the rooms at the hotel do vary in sizes and I am sure that if we were made aware of your dissatisfaction during your stay we could have easily ensured that you would have left the hotel much happier but unfortunately we did not get the chance to do this. On a positive note I was happy to see that you were happy with the service our doorman provided you with. Again I apologise that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. My kindest regards, Dirk Crokaert General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Montague on The Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to The Montague on The Gardens?
Nearby attractions include The British Museum (0.09 miles), Faulty Towers the Dining Experience (0.2 miles), and THATMuse,Treasure Hunt at the Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Montague on The Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Montague on The Gardens?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Montague on The Gardens?
Yes, secured parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Montague on The Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Uzumaki London, Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, and Pizza Union Holborn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Montague on The Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Montague on The Gardens have airport transportation?
Yes, The Montague on The Gardens offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Montague on The Gardens?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Montague on The Gardens?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Montague on The Gardens offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Montague on The Gardens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese.