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“Budget hotel with pros and cons” 3 of 5 stars
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Ridgemount Hotel
Ranked #138 of 1,069 Hotels in London
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Budget hotel with pros and cons”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in triple ensuite rooms the first week in June. The first night our room faced the street. It was very noisy, even with both sets of windows closed which made the room stuffy as well. The next morning we asked to be moved, and the friendly staff were able to accommodate us with a triple room facing the garden which was much better. The twin beds in both rooms were not very good and the pillows were some of the worst we have ever had at a B&B or hotel. Breakfast was good and the service was friendly. There is good Wi-Fi and a large ground floor lounge with an coffee machine that made a surprisingly good cup of coffee. The location is excellent - one of the best features of the place. Given the cost of rooms in London, this is a good value overall.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed 2 nights recently and very happy with everything. Staff were particularly friendly and helpful. Room small but that was expected. Excellent breakfast and terrific location. Will definitely stay again when next in London.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Modesto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The hotel is clean, has basic amenities, and is within walking distance of the British Museum. These are my requirements for a fantastic trip! I was able to sleep with the windows open, but if you're a light sleeper you may want to ask for a room away from the street. There is no elevator, but since I could use the exercise, I didn't mind. However, if you have trouble navigating stairs, you ought to request a room on the ground floor.

Room Tip: away from the street if you have trouble sleeping there is no elevator
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed in Ridgemount in 2011 and reviewed it favourably. I've just stayed for a further four nights and can report it is unchanged and just as good. Breakfast is excellent. Wifi is much improved with better range and 5g now available. The price is unbeatable for a central location like Bloomsbury. The rooms (single rooms anyway) are small but functional. My only issue there is you must have the window closed to keep out traffic noise at night and they do get quite stuffy even in mild temperatures.

My room wasn't ensuite and toilets and showers were in the next landing. I never had to wait - they were always empty despite the hotel being full. The toilets were always clean. The showers had plenty of hot water. They are however on the small side. I recommended changing into pyjamas before using them and taking the bare minimum of things: towell and body wash.

Laundry is available in-house for UKP 5.0. This is a great service - very convenient. Drop off in the morning and it's ready in the evening.

The location is excellent. Walking distance to the Northern, Piccadilly and Circle lines, and Euston and Kings Cross/St Pancras mainline stations. 15-30 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square and the Embankment, and a couple of blocks from Tottenham Court Road where there are M&S Simply Food and Tesco Express.

The British Museum and a number of smaller museums are nearby.

The main issue is the stairs if you're elderly or unfit. I came across one older couple who were making heavy weather of the stairs. They told me that on arrival they required assistance to carry their suitcases up, which was no trouble for the staff. If this doesn't suit the alternative is a chain hotel with lifts and airconditioning for UKP 200.00+ per night with no breakfast and UKP 20.00 extra for wifi.

Speaking of the owners and staff they were always cheerful and helpful.

Observing other guests at breakfast the hotel appeals to all types: solo travellers like me, young couples, families, and older couples.

In summary the hotel has limitations and may not suit everyone but the combination of location right in the heart of London, price and service make it five stars in my opinion.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The staff here were fantastic , this is what will keep people coming back. The hotel is in a great location and close to the hop on hop off busses. It is also close to good restaurants. The rooms were sparse but clean and the rooms at the front of the hotel were noisy if you left the windows open. The breakfast was excellent as were those serving. From a price point you can't ask for any more.

Room Tip: Try to get a room not facing the street
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Maureen1628
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
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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:
#37 Best Value Hotel in London
#187 Family Hotel in London
#215 Business Hotel in London
#253 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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