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“Reasonable, comfortable and very nice staff”
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Ridgemount Hotel
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Reasonable, comfortable and very nice staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Rooms and bathrooms were a little small, but comfortable. Staff was very nice and accomodating. Very good with communications when making reservations. Bloomsbury area is really nice - make sure you go to British Museum which is in the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

Stayed for the night before an exam, staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Room and bathrooms both very clean, and a luggage store for your luggage following your stay. Plus a great breakfast. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

A great location, reasonable rates and a comfortable place to stay in central London. While not a "deluxe" hotel, it is certainly a very good bet of its type. Great breakfasts (cooked to order), fast free wifi (although it may be slower in some rooms so check if that is important to you). Very knowledgeable host who is happy to provide essential visitor advice. Definitely a hotel we will use again.

Room Tip: Front rooms facing Gower Street have good double glazing so street noise is not a problem
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

We chose the Ridgemount Hotel because we wanted to stay in the Bloomsbury area and the price was right. As it turned out the location was perfect...close enough to Pancras that we were able to walk from the station with our luggage, right around the corner from a number of good restaurants and on the route of one of our favorite bus lines #24.
Our room was London tiny. We had opted for a double and were warned in an email from the owner the room would be very small and it was. However, the space was utilized in such an efficient manner that we had places to store everything for our week-long stay. We decided to pretend we were staying on a canal boat and that image worked well! I was a bit uncomfortable sleeping against the wall, but our chamber maid moved the bed out a foot and that helped. Next time we'll opt for a bigger room, maybe the lovely triple we saw on the ground floor.
The bathroom was perfectly adequate with good water pressure. Everything was clean and well-maintained.
The best reasons to stay here are the people who run the hotel. Both owners and staff are friendly, helpful and generally great to be around. You can tell that they care about their business and their customers. Breakfasts were hearty---full English with additional cereal selections. Service in the breakfast room could not be beat.
We felt very safe in the neighborhood. Every night we walked back from dinner after dark with no qualms.
The only real negative was our bed. It was not comfortable and we hope that there is a plan to replace it! We saw stacks of beds in the entry so maybe by the next time we stay here the bed will be more to our liking!

Room Tip: Ask questions about the room beforehand. They will be very honest with you!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a budget hotel in Bloomsbury and to be honest, 'very good' is probably pushing it a bit, it's better than the average similar place, but if 'good' were available, I'd choose that.

PROS
Price - I paid £70 for a one night mid-week stay in April.
Staff - very friendly, a family run establishment.
Food - not cordon bleu but a nice hot cooked breakfast.
Cleanliness - Excellent
Wifi - free

CONS
Room - I had a tiny single room next to some sort of water pump, which was on and off all night.
Decor - Tired
Facilities - no tea/coffee in rooms, though free in downstairs lounge.
Beds - ok, but abysmal pillows.

It was adequate for a one night stay on business, staff friendliness and cleanliness being its main attractions. I think I'd have struggled for longer.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife and I started our European adventure here for 4 nights at the beginning of April, and we're glad we did. This was our first time in London, and the location was perfect. The directions they provide you upon booking are bang on and easy to follow. Close to Russel Square train station on the Piccadilly line, it's very easy to get to and from Heathrow Airport and all other major London sites during your stay. There's also a bus stop close by if that's the type of transit you'd rather take. Either way, easy to get to a lot of the main sites in the city.

Rooms are small and simple but very clean and have everything you need to feel comfortable. I would recommend a room away from the street if you'd prefer a little less noise, as this place faces a pretty busy street. My wife and I had a street facing room, and it wasn't that bad, especially at night when things quite down a bit. But we don't really care about that type of thing.

Staff was excellent. As soon as we arrived they were helpful, accommodating and friendly.

The breakfast was bang on with a good selection of eggs, bacon, cereal, toast, coffee, tea, etc. Definitely a great way to start the day, There are also some good pubs, restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance.

All this, with the price, would definitely get us staying here again and recommending to others. Great work!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

We arrived around 2pm and were able to check right into our room. We were facing the courtyard on the 3rd floor. We were kindly informed when and where breakfast was, the wifi password, and to come to the front desk with any questions. Our room was clean and turned up every day, it was small but it did the trick. Breakfast was delicious, I highly recommend the sausage and breakfast tea. The front desk helped us with all of our questions and saved us both time and money on how to get to particular areas. The British Museum is also right down the block, when you can get there in under 5 minutes it is a must. I would definitely return to the Ridgemount if/when I visit London again.

Room Tip: Try and get a room facing away from the street.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ridgemount Hotel
Address: 65-67 Gower Street, London WC1E 6HJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Hotel Style:
#55 Best Value Hotel in London
#186 Family Hotel in London
#214 Business Hotel in London
#252 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ridgemount Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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