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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited The Academy for afternoon tea on a Groupon deal. My two friends and I had booked for 2pm on a Sunday and found our way down windy steps to a rather old-fashioned and tired-looking dining room. The curtains had been drawn even though it was nice and sunny outside, so everything was just a bit dark and dingy.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a 2 night stay to out as a surprise for my hard working wife & I. On arrival we were upgraded to a suite, free of charge to room 18. We were very pleased with room & facilities. We were on roadside, but hardly could here vehicle noise, comfortable large bed. The breakfast was one of the best... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room was clean. And bathroom. Location is not bad as you are close to many central points. Breakfast OK too except I thought full bfast was included and not only continental. The one big negative is the Internet. Free but stupidly slow. They don't hide from it but the speed we get is from.a different era

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

Dear KG_pofok Thank you for your positive review of The Academy - the team and I appreciate your feedback. Rest assured that our Wifi network is under review and we look forward to providing a more enjoyable experience on a future stay with us. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned to stay four nights at our favourite London hotel & neighbourhood. Room was great, the staff was very helpful and breakfast delicious. Beds are very comfortable, and it is ideally located close to transit. Neighbourhood is extremely walkable with many restaurants close by. We can't wait to return!

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

Dear Lola_and_Jack Thank you for your positive review of The Academy. It's always a pleasure to welcome back our regular guests. We're thrilled that you had yet another enjoyable stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is like an oasis in the middle of bustling London neighbourhood. We had afternoon tea in a garden room off the back garden and it was peaceful and calm. We had the whole room to ourselves and it was a lovely bright sun trap with french doors leading to the garden letting a cool breeze in. Impeccable service from... More 

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

Dear Ay Lin K Thank you for your positive review of The Academy. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent a weeks vacation in London and stayed at The Academy Hotel. Loved every minute of my stay. Great English atmosphere. Bed was very comfy. Felt very much like home away from home. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Only downside BUT a big downside for me was the sub par Wifi. Routers had to be rebooted, new passwords... More 

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

Dear Kelli R Thank you for your positive review of The Academy. The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback. We will of course be factoring in your comments regarding WiFi connection with any works undertaken. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Michael... More 

Langstone, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very tired looking, but luckily we were only there for a night, and the room was ok. Venue was handy and the staff friendly, just not as nice inside as we has hoped ( or been led to believe by the photos)

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

Dear Anne A Thank you for your recent review of The Academy. The team and I are pleased that you enjoyed your short visit and that you were made to feel welcome. Your comments are appreciated and will be taken on board for review. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Hewson General Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was small and basic, The airc onditioning unit was leaking and dripping water, The hotels maintenance/ reaction to us informing them of this was to place a towl on thye ploor to catch the drips and to supply us with a fan. The did not seem too bothered. The showeroom and toilet was too small.

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

Dear Ian W Thank you for your review of The Academy. It is most regrettable that your stay was less than satisfactory, but please be assured that we do appreciate your comments. I extend my personal apologies for the issues you faced and the way in which it was handled. We hope to welcome you back in the future for... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 24, 2016

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 

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $159 - $362 (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
Hotel Style:
#310 Luxury Hotel in London
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