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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked through travel zoo as were seeing two shows over 2 days so only really needed a bed and breakfast. We were put in attic room up 58 stairs . Luckily we are quite fit if we had been elderly or had mobility problems this would not of been acceptable. Being right at the top of the hotel it... More 

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

Dear tapyourtoes Thank you for your review of The Academy; we're pleased that you had a comfortable stay. We note that you were not satisfied with your room allocation, but pleased that you would have brought this to our attention if staying for longer. It is regrettable that we did not have the opportunity to address these issues whilst you... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an ideal stay for my family of four. Great room, very quiet and a central location. Would return in instant. Loved the central location, and proximity to the museum. A great spot to grab an early morning run around the neighborhood too!

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

Dear Grahamde77 Thank you for your recent kind review of The Academy Hotel. The team and I are delighted that you and the family enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a Groupon voucher for afternoon tea and I was very impressed. The scones were freshly baked and delicious and all the other cakes were excellent too. Great fast service - very good experience. Would definately return there.

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

Dear dakshasolanki Thank you for your positive review of The Academy and our Afternoon Tea. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had an excellent experience at The Academy Hotel. Staff was always helpful and very polite. We stayed in a suite that was spacious, with a couch that pulled out into a bed. Room service food was excellent and so was the breakfast. The hotel was very charming and its location is perfect (central London), close to everything. Would definitely... More 

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

Dear Marcos U Thank you for your positive review of The Academy. The team and I are delighted that your stay was enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely hotel situated just off Tottenham court rd . We had a large room, very clean and well decorated with a split level and bathroom down a few stairs which was big and had a lovely shower and claw feet freestanding bath. Water was hot and towels large and fluffy . Toiletries provided,tea and coffee making facilities,... More 

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

Dear Chrissie01_13 Thank you for your kind review of The Academy - we're pleased that the team provided a comfortable and enjoyable experience. We hope to see you back again very soon. Kind regards Michael Hewson General Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at this lovely hotel in late July/early Aug. It was very comfortable (it had air conditioning - not common in older hotels in London) which was great given the humid temperatures. The room itself was extremely charming, had a safe, had good TV channels, nice new bathroom (the shower was not too small). The hotel is well located... More 

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

Dear Florence R Thank you for your positive review of The Academy. We are all pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back on the very near future. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and myself stayed here for a night away for her birthday, it is certainly not a 4*. Firstly the room had not been hoovered,blonde hair left on carpet and wrapped around our feet. we had cream tea and they didn't even bring a tea strainer so was left the whole time with tea leaves in tea and no... More 

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

Dear xnicolex25 Thank you for your review of The Academy - it's clear that we did not meet your expectations and please be assured that your experience is an isolated one. It is most regrettable that we did not have the opportunity to address your concerns whilst you were staying with us. I look forward to hearing from you directly,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought a Groupon voucher to attend afternoon tea with my family. It was very disappointing. First, the man at the reception desk seemed utterly bemused when I presented the Groupon voucher in the app on my phone. He insisted that I email screen shots so that he could print them off. This was very unwelcoming. The waiter then tried... More 

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Philippines
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16 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to do a late check-in due to my late flight, which they accommodated willingly. Upon check-in, the night manager was efficient but not very welcoming as one would expect from a 4 star hotel. During my stay the staff was efficient but not consistent in their level of service. The room was good, bed comfortable, bathroom kept clean, hot... More 

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

Dear Jay G Thank you for your kind review of The Academy, we are pleased that your bedroom was comfortable. It is unfortunate that your arrival experience was not as expected, and it is regrettable that we did not have the opportunity to offer an alternative bedroom during your stay so that you may have had a different outlook. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely good value hotel in central location. Staff are more that accommodating and the room was very pleasant. Not 100 a couple of pipes visible and the ac unit dripped water. Breakfast was a tad expensive for us not being Londoners. Some one carries your bags up for you which is a relief as if on the 3rd floor... More 

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

Dear Binlid24 Thank you for your kind review of The Academy Hotel. We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

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Bloomsbury
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: $146 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Academy 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
The Academy Hotel London
Academy Hotel London
Academy London
The Academy London, England
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#309 Luxury Hotel in London
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