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Columbus Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have experience with Bloomsbury B & B's going back to 1970. In fact, I had hoped to stay in the one I inhabited then this time, but it has closed, so I opted for St. Athans. I had not stayed there before. The price was right and I reserved on TripAdviser for two nights. Following TA's advice, I sent... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I reserved our room, the pictures were misleading. When I read 'shared bathroom' I expected either jack and jill bathrooms, or, at least, one to a floor! We were not aware that there were NO lifts. We had a room on the top floor; the floors were uneven and sloping; the stairs were extremely narrow and tight, the bed... More 

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Stefangeyer, Owner at St. Athans Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - for although it doesn't make good reading it does highlight to people some (those that haven't read our website) of the things to expect - other points are odd, so I'll go through them one at a time. All our shared bathrooms are unisex (meaning you have your own bathroom, not you have to share... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a weekend in a triple room, three adults. The hotel is located very close to Euston station, a 5 minute walk which was the selling point for us. Perhaps I should have done more research as this wasn't suitable for us...exceptionally basic. We were on the top floor of this building that has lots of rooms... More 

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Stefangeyer, Owner at St. Athans Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - yes, our hotel is a simple budget B&B. We target ourselves at people who prefer to spend their money enjoying themselves in London rather than paying for all sorts of luxuries they may never use. So our rooms have no hospitality trays, and only our ensuite rooms have TVs (though we do have a TV... More 

Southport, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night here last week. The room was small, but the window opened so I could get fresh air into the room, and had its own sink. If you are of large build (like me !) I would recommend paying extra for a double bed. The bed itself was really comfy and I had no problems getting a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great place to stay in central London, this is it. Do not expect luxury, but expect a really nice basic hotel at the best price point in the city - and top it up with friendly staff and a nice bed. This will be my come to hotel when visiting the city from now... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four stayed at the St. Athans for one week. Our room had two twin bunkbeds and one full size bed and a private bathroom in what was probably once the front living room of one of the flats that has been converted into this hotel. It was tight: the shower was perhaps 2ft square! But since we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an unexpected night in London and found this gem. The staff carried up our suitcases and was so accommodating. We would stay here for a long stay again! The location is close to the Russell Square tube station, and in Bloomsbury. The British Museum is in walking distance. Highly recommend St Athans.

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Thank Teacherstead1
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We had to stay here as a late night emergency while visiting family in Great Ormond street hospital. The staff couldn't have been more helpful with our booking, despite it being nearly midnight! Some rooms have communal bathrooms but easy enough to get an ensuite if needed, rooms are comfy and have everything you need. Lovely cafe downstairs to refuel... More 

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Thank Lisa O
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Enough is a bed and a good night's sleep. This hotel was mote than that. The location is a 5 min walk from Euston, easy to find and just the ticket for a weary traveller arriving in London. My trip was mixture of purpose. I had to attend a conference buy stayed for a tourism visit. The Hotel is split... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

It was fine... a place to sleep. But the tiny size of the room was rather depressing! It was clean, the shower was clean... but not en suite (you can pay more for this). No tea and coffee were available... so good that I brought my own and a flask... which they filled for me.

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Staying in Bloomsbury

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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 )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The St. Athans Hotel is a simple, clean, family-run bed & breakfast in the heart of London. A grade II listed Georgian terraced house, it retains many of its original features and is within walking distance of the British Museum, the University of London and the new British Library. It’s only a short bus ride away from the attractions of Madame Tussaud’s and London’s West End, with its many shops, theatres and famous night spots. ... more   less 

Additional Information about St. Athans Hotel

Address: 20 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9RE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Price Range: $84 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — St. Athans Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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