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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for two nights whilst working in sunny London. The hotel is located on a busy road and to be fair this is what caused the majority of my problems with this hotel. Yes I understand London is busy and noisy but at the same time I do expect to get a decent night sleep. This was not possible... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visted here on Saturday with my friend for Afternoon Tea and it was very nice. They have two gardens and as it was quite hot our waiter let us choose the shady one to sit out in, it was very calming with a water feature. He was very helpful and attentive and offered to take a photo of us... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travel with my husband on April-May, staying for 5 nights. We both Indonesian Chinese couple coming from Singapore Warm and nice hotel near the city. Closer to Gower St Tube, also few mins walk to Tottenham court Road tube. Warm room, breakfast so-so, but decoration and staff are nice. Just a bit of complain of the internet connection, not so... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear melokumi Thank you for your positive review of The Academy - we are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel on a future trip to London. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

London
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not have asked for a better tea time treat. Our waiter Janos took great care in ensuring we had the perfect garden spot on the very hot day and he could not have been more helpful. His offer to take a photo was gratefully received and service and food excellent. A perfect spot for a treat in the... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Tina S Thank you for your kind review of The Academy. We are all really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and rest assured that your comments are shared with Janos and the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, for another sampling of our delicious scones! Kind regards, Michael Hewson General... More 

London, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went recently with my sister and niece. We arrived and had a short wait in reception - for which the man on duty was very apologetic. We were shown to our table outside in a lovely walled garden and as the waiter brought out my sister and my glasses of prosecco he realised it was my niece's 21st birthday.... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Andrew W Thank you for your positive review of The Academy - we are all thrilled that your enjoyed this visit for your niece's birthday. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable afternoon. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel website had touted '4 star luxury' so we were excited to treat ourselves. The room was very nice and they did have AC but there were a few disappointments. While staff were helpful when we asked for things, we shouldn't have had to request everything we did - we had to ask them to remove room service trays... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Julie A Thank you for your review of The Academy Hotel. Whilst pleasing that you enjoyed your stay with us, we take note of your comments and it is regrettable that your stay was marred by these issues. Be assured that your comments have been shared with our Housekeeper with the aim of improving the service we provide. We... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in two rooms with family expecting a luxury London hotel for our trip as a treat. Room was basic and en suite small. Basic toiletries were included but no shower cap or complimentary biscuits which are normally included in hotels. Due to the large window we were unable to open this so stuffy in the room although there was... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Val J Thank you for your review of The Academy - it is regrettable that we did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your comments are shared with the team and we hope to have the opportunity to provide a more enjoyable stay on a future visit to London. At such a time, please contact me directly,... More 

Olney, Maryland, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I recently had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for two nights. It has beauty and charm to spare, including reading rooms and a lovely garden out back, complete with fountain. So peaceful to relax and chat there while taking a break from sightseeing! The staff is very helpful and accommodating.The bathtub was deep and luxurious,... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Naomi M Thank you for your positive review of The Academy Hotel. The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely hotel with very friendly, helpful and conscientious staff. Sweet outside area perfect for afternoon tea or pre dinner drinks. Our room was plenty big enough for us, very clean and very comfortable beds. The breakfast in particular was fantastic, all freshly cooked not massed produced like most hotels and the ladies serving breakfast were lovely. Thank you to... More 

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Sandra & Jenny Thank you for your kind review of The Academy. The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With no elevator, I had to climb my way up to the 3 floor to a single bed tiny room. Visit was on June, 2016 and Its important to mentioned that during my stay London was packed with visitors and hotels availability was low. Nevertheless, I would recommend to keep searching for better places.

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Michael H, General Manager at The Academy, responded to this review

Dear Eran T Thank you for your review of The Academy Hotel, albeit regrettable to learn of your disappointment. You are correct that the Hotel does not have any lifts. This information is clearly available to all our guests and advertised accordingly so to avoid our guests being disappointed when they arrive. We also have bedrooms on both the ground... More 

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Academy is one of London's most charming hotels. Located right in the heart of London's West End, it is just a stone’s throw away from the city's finest shops and restaurants and well located for visiting The British Museum. This four-star boutique hotel, in London's Bloomsbury, is made up of five restored Georgian townhouses with 49 rooms and is a comfortable base from which to explore the sights of our capital. This small, quirky hotel comes complete with a cosy library, beautiful conservatory and homely sitting room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Academy

Address: 21 Gower Street | Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 6HG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $152 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Academy 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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Academy Hotel London
Academy London
The Academy London, England
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#308 Luxury Hotel in London
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