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Grange Portland Hotel

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31-32 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JH England
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#589 of 1,154 hotels in London
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Grange Portland is a 4-Star boutique hotel, located close to Russell Square in the centre of Bloomsbury. The hotel features 18 self-contained studios that are fitted with modern conveniences, en-suite bathrooms, lounges and kitchenettes for complete independence. Breakfast is served daily in the Grange Clarendon Hotel breakfast room on the Ground floor. Guests wishing to have lunch or dinner in-house during their stay can dine at Grange Beauchamp or the Grange White Hall – sister hotels that are located just over the road on Bedford Street. Grange Portland Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting London, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Nearby landmarks such as Churchill War Rooms (1.2 mi) and Big Ben (1.3 mi) make Portland Hotel a great place to stay when visiting London. The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a desk, and getting online is possible, as internet access is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. Grange Portland Hotel features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. In addition, as a valued Portland Hotel guest, you can enjoy an on-site restaurant that is available on-site. During your visit, be sure to check out one of London's popular fish and chips restaurants such as Sketch Gallery, The Ivy, and Rules Restaurant, all a short distance from Portland Hotel. Best of all, Grange Portland Hotel makes it easy to experience many great London attractions like The British Museum, V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum, and National Gallery, which are some popular art museums. Enjoy your stay in London!
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24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
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Julie Rhodes wrote a review Jan 2020
Pontesbury, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazingly helpful staff and brilliant room. Spacious, clean and had lovely touches, brilliant value for money :) concierge were amazing too although we felt bad as he clearly works across all of the hotels on the street!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jun 22, 2020
Dear 19970Ajulier Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you found out staff helpful and the concierge amazing. We are pleased that you found our bedroom spacious, clean and with a difference. Next time you require accommodation please contact us directly and we will make sure we make you stay more better and comfortable. We have a lot to offer to our guest from picnic to afternoon tea in our garden. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation and will share your comments with the team. Thank you once again for all your lovely words. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Jebunnessa Hoq Customer Service Director
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Ashmo604 wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions4 helpful votes
This hotel had great ratings however I was displeased. I think it's because I was sequestered into the "basement". People talked about nice big rooms and mine was teeny tiny. I guess for the price of $175 Canadian I expected something better but London is quite expensive. The location was very good, being right by Russell Square and very close to tube and bus stop. The hotel had an elevator and the wifi was great, however the room was just dingy. It was clean but with the wall paper coming off on every wall it just seemed gross and dingy.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from , Owner at Grange Portland Hotel
Responded Jun 22, 2020
Dear Ashmo604 Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to see your stay with us was not the best due the above pointers. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us improve our services for all our future guest. Your comments have been taken on board and changes will be implemented wherever applicable. Once again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to another opportunity of welcoming you once again to Grange Hotels. Regards Jebunnessa Hoq
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CalEsteve wrote a review Oct 2019
Gosol, Spain47 contributions20 helpful votes
Looking for something central and with bit more space than the usual London hotel bedrooms, be it a budget or an expensive hotel, we decided on the Grange Portland. The larger rooms here are not cheap but more than worth it for the huge amount of space, the enormous bed and curious self catering facilities - curious because breakfast is included in the tarriff, and who wants to cook on holiday. At booking, I indicated a preference for a room at the back and on an upper floor. On arrival, there was no mention of this request and we got a second floor room facing the road. Yes, it is noisy, but at night there is minimal traffic and wax ear plugs work wonders. All previous reviews commenting the need for maintenance are correct although much of what we saw was minor - a spot of paint, a bit of glue to stick the wallpaper back on, mould treatment in the bathroom - and the level of cleaning seemed high during our three day stay. Breakfast was excellent, varied and abundant. We paid extra for the cooked breakfast, which was huge (just avoid the vegetarian sausages). I would settle for the cold breakfast - even on a busy Sunday morning it was well stocked. If we could be sure of not being given a basement room, we would definitely consider coming back to the Portland.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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sstergianis wrote a review Sep 2019
Whitby, Ontario31 contributions3 helpful votes
Quaint hotel with Very friendly staff. Room was large and clean. The bathroom products are of very good quality. Located in a safe and central area of London, it’s so easy to walk to so many areas of the city. You are within 15 minutes of most major attractions. Right around the corner from the British museum. We would definitely stay here again when we return to London. How often can you find a hotel with a king size bed?
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from 123Grange, Guest Relations Manager at Grange Portland Hotel
Responded Sep 18, 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Grange Portland Hotel London, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay very much. It is wonderful to know that you found our staff to offer a great service in a friendly and professional way. Thank you also for highlighting that you enjoyed the central and convenient location of the hotel. We appreciate your feedback that each detail has been thought about and will share your comments with the team. We very much look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards Grange Guest Relations Team
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ozzy17767 wrote a review Sep 2019
Sturminster Marshall, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night on 14 September 2019 at a cost of £ 194.35 expecting something reasonable for this price we were bitterly dissapointed. On arrival we were told our room was number 3, but no m,ention of which floor, after travelling up and down in the lift we eventually arrived in the basement to find room 3. The room was dark so light were required even at mid day, and with the light on anyone walking along the footpath outside could see into the room. To bathroom had a faint pefume of sewage the toilet seat was broken, and the bath had numerous chips in the enamal. Cleaning is obviously a problem for the staff, as lots of dark short hair was found within the room and bathroom, on one bedside table this was within a gelatinous matter, that you could not determine if it was a human secretion or not. Being directly under the reception area the noise level was totally unacceptable and I was awoken at 1.45 am by noisy foot fall on the floor above All of te fittings were tired badly worn or miss matched, but the worst problem was the leaking electric kettle which was positivly dangerous and my wife was close to being electricuted.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from 123Grange, Guest Relations Manager at Grange Portland Hotel
Responded Sep 18, 2019
Dear Guest, I regret that your expectations were not entirely satisfied on this occasion. We are very disappointed that these issues have dampened your impression of the hotel, I would like to assure you that we are consistently and currently in the process of upgrading and improving all aspects of the Hotel. Your comments have been taken on board. I apologise for any inconvenience and embarrassment which may have been caused and we hope for another opportunity to welcome you back and exceed your expectations. Kind Regards Grange Guest Relations Team
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PRICE RANGE
$82 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonBloomsbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grange Portland Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Grange Portland Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The British Museum (0.1 miles), THATMuse,Treasure Hunt at the Museum (0.1 miles), and Faulty Towers the Dining Experience (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grange Portland Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, breakfast buffet, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Grange Portland Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Grange Portland Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Grange Portland Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe de Provence, Drury 188-189, and Prime Gelato.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grange Portland Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Grange Portland Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Grange Portland Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.2 miles), Tower of London (2.2 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.4 miles).