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The Bull & The Hide

4 Devonshire Row Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4RH England
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#79 of 873 B&Bs / Inns in London
The Bull and The Hide is a boutique hotel, a proper pub and an elegant restaurant in the heart of City of London. Seconds from Liverpool Street Station The Bull and The Hide is the perfect place to stay for a weekend in London or a mid week business stop over. The ground floor boasts one the City's most popular pubs, the first floor an intimate and elegant restaurant and above 7 individually designed rooms with ensuite bathrooms, including 2 suites with roll top baths.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, Spanish, Italian, Latvian
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mrsdoyle_2005 wrote a review Jan 8
Isle of Wight5 contributions8 helpful votes
It was my 40th Birthday, so decided to spend a bit extra on the hotel. I was disappointed. The suite was nice enough, but it did have issues- The balcony I’d paid (£60) extra for was unsightly and no views. The toilet didn’t flush and wasn’t fixed after we reported it. Bath was dirty, no shower door, see through bathroom door, bedroom bulb broken, no Sky Tv even though they give you a remote! Guest book says breakfast stops at 11, but when we came down at 1030 it had finished. No offer of compensation or even a free coffee. The breakfast the next day was in a very small portion and uice not fresh as described. The pantry was not well stocked and disappointing. The biggest issue was the stairs, no lift, there was no warning for this. We had to go up 60 stairs, and we weren’t even on the top floor! This was not good for my health condition and I dreaded going up them. The staff were friendly, but none wore masks
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Gflea2009 wrote a review Jan 8
6 contributions
We stayed here for our 5th wedding anniversary. We arrived at check in time, but still had to wait to see if our room was ready. However the staff were polite and offered to carry my bag as we were on the very top floor, which was a lot of stairs!! Didn’t kind though as the room was nice and it meant we were far away from the bar. The room was compact but had everything we needed. The toilet was away from the shower room which was quite handy. However there were a few issues with fixtures missing and a cracked tile. The shower was fine in our room. The mirror hadn’t been wiped and still had toothpaste residue from previous guest and there was no hand soap. Otherwise the room was very comfortable with good quality bedding and linen, there was even an iron and board which is always a nice addition! The towels were also lovely white fluffy towels, which were replaced for our second night which was good too. We loved the idea of the pantry down the corridor and there was a really good selection of teas and coffees but also soft drink which was great as I am not a hot drinks person! On the first morning we were both excited for breakfast as all the reviews and photos had been amazing. We went down abs were informed the extractor fan was broken so they were unable to cook breakfast. This meant we had to go and find something. This was something we hadn’t really budgeted for but luckily there was a macdonalds down the road. There was no further mention of this abs no compensation offered. I felt considering this is built into the price of the stay, something should have been offered even if it were just a free drink in the bar as a good will gesture. As we had already paid for breakfast and then had to go and buy a second. Otherwise the staff we found to be pleasant and helpful. The breakfast the second morning was AMAZING! which made us more upset we had missed out the day before. Overall we had a good stay. The location is ideal for exploring, we were able to walk to the Tower of London and get the Thames clipper from there and the tube was only a 4 minute walk away. We will definitely be looking to stay again, although more recent reviews about the showers and the staff may change, watch this space as we are looking to book again for our 6th anniversary.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jamsimsafc wrote a review Jan 1
Durham, United Kingdom555 contributions568 helpful votes
Excellent breakfast. Room was small but comfortable. Pantry was a good addition (on the top floor as they didn’t mention it to us). Location is fantastic as it’s 2 mins from Liverpool Street station which has both national rail and a tube stop with access to various lines so you can easily get to most parts of London quickly. Shower was decent and the pub it’s part of was nice with their own wine and a happy hour (although sadly it was really quiet when we were there due to covid so had to close early each night). Overall an excellent place to stay and good value for an excellent location in London.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Phil S wrote a review Dec 2021
21 contributions13 helpful votes
Checked into the “hotel” Actually it’s a collection of rooms above a noisy pub. When I checked in the manager was not that bothered, I was just another face checking in. When I got to the room it really cold, the windows are single glazed making it both cold and noisy as the pub/hotel was down an alleyway off the main road. The bathroom was freezing cold. TV didn’t work for ages, but finally got it working. The room was really cold, so I put the heating on to warm the place up while I went out for food. When I got back I thought I’d shower before bed. The main on/off for the shower worked , but the temperature control on the shower was missing so when I turned the shower on it became scalding hot and could not be adjusted. I burnt myself trying to turn it off. I went to see the manager; he came and said their nothing he can do, it’s too late, as it’s nearly 11:00 PM I asked how do I shower/wash and get ready for work in the morning, no idea he said. I couldn’t move to another room as they were fully booked. I asked him to call a plumber, it’s a hotel, they have some type of emergency cover..... surely? The manager said he’d call his boss. When I asked what is happening and can they fix the shower the manager told me his boss wasn’t bothered to fix the problem, and no guarantee it will be done early in the morning. A plumber isn’t coming out and there’s nothing he can do.! With no means to shower, an owner not willing to sort the problem in his property, I was forced to leave and find another place to stay at 23:30 PM I checked out and found a proper hotel. So... an expensive room, a cold room, above a pub, no ability to wash/shower and a manger and owner who clearly doesn’t care about their guests, they just charge an expensive rate and take the money because there’s the demand for rooms in the area! Well not if people don’t book and stay. These are rooms above noise pub down an alleyway. The service by the staff and attitude of the owner was unbelievably bad , the rooms are not a great standard for the price that was charged. There are much better places to stay I suggest you look elsewhere. Book the Bull and Hyde at your peril.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: windows single glazed so cold and noisy, set back off the main road, careful single travelers,...
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goneroaming wrote a review Oct 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates137 contributions127 helpful votes
The room is excellent, very clean with an excellent breakfast and would have earned a 5 star rating. Check in was simple and quick. THE MASSIVE PROBLEM was the shower only pushed out scolding hot water. When I complained, I was told by the lady who does breakfast - are you in london wall or Petticoat room - yes - oh its been like that a while. No apology, no indication that it would be fixed - nothing. It is highly dangerous and was not treated seriously by the staff. Even emails to the manager were totally ignored.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Refuse London Wall or Petticoat Rooms
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Response from Massimiliano Cannata, General Manager at The Bull & The Hide
Responded Oct 28, 2021
Dear goneroaming, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you found the room clean, and our breakfast to be on point. Regarding the shower temperature, we do appreciate having this reported, for us to look into, and we're sorry this couldn't be sorted during your stay. I have not received any emails regarding the above, however, please feel free to reach out again at: manager@thebullandthehide.com . I will be very happy to assist.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bull & The Hide
Which popular attractions are close to The Bull & The Hide?
Nearby attractions include Enigma Quests (0.3 miles), Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience (0.3 miles), and Swingers - City (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bull & The Hide?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Bull & The Hide?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Bull & The Hide?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Bull & The Hide?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nora Cafe, Humble Grape Liverpool Street, and Galvin La Chapelle.
Is The Bull & The Hide located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of London.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bull & The Hide?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bull & The Hide?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (2.3 miles), Tower of London (0.6 miles), and Houses of Parliament (2.3 miles).