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My Bloomsbury
Ranked #415 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Reviewed April 23, 2008

We stayed at myhotel on New Years Eve (2007/2008). Not many hotels were available last minute for a stay at this time of year so we considered ourselves lucky to get in anywhere.

The check in was fast. The hotel was easy to find (being just round the corner from the tube) and it was a few steps away from Oxford Street and many other attractions besides.

The rooms were nicely presented but tiny with windows that spanned from about waist height almost to the very top of their high ceilings. The windows had long blinds which did not keep out the light that well so I suggest you take something to cover your eyes whilst you sleep if this could be a problem for you. We decided that if the room had been turned on its side we may have got a size of bedroom compatible with the price we paid.

The bathroom was very small. If you sit on the loo your knees are directly under the sink (not good for my partner who is over 6ft tall)....Looking on the bright side, you could kill two birds with one stone by brushing your teeth whilst sitting there doing your business!

The bath(shower) had a fixed screen (not a good idea in a bathroom so small) which meant that you had to contort your body to get between the loo and the bath to enter it - a shower curtain would have utilised the space a bit better.

In general, the room was clean and modern with everything you could ask for except for the absence of a mini bar/fridge (oh, and a bit more space).

The price went up for New Year to around £150 for the night inclusive of breakfast - by the way, the staff in the dining room were very accommodating and the breakfast was both delicious and filling.

This was a nice hotel in that area but we stayed a the Jury's Inn and had a room 4 times the size for less than we paid here - the Jury's is also a very nice place to stay.

Don't be put off unless you are claustrophobic as this is a very nice hotel but then again don't pay over the odds for a room here either as you don't get a lot of space for your money.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2008

My boyfriend & I chose MyHotel due to it's location and agreeable rates available through Expedia.

The hotel is typical of it's central London location (small room) however what it lacks in space, it certainly makes up for in style.

The rooms are beautifully furnished with an excellent finish. Ameneties include: hairdryer, Plasma TV, free wireless access in room, robe, safe, tea/coffee facilities, CD player, Aveda bathroom products.

The staff are excellent - very friendly and keen to help but not overwhelmingly so. Although we didn't use the gym/library (free internet access) they looked up to standard and well equiped (esp for a hotel gym).

It's a real bonus to have Yo Sushi on the ground floor (provided you are a sushi lover) as well as a funky hotel bar with outdoor seating (perfect for those spring/summer evenings).

It's located close by to Oxford Street for shopping (Selfridges, etc) and Soho/Charlotte Street for eating, hanging out in cool bars and people watching.

Would definately recommend & will certainly stay there again when next in town.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled on business
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3  Thank MaryMacBristol
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Reviewed February 20, 2008

A very nice hotel and I would recommend it. The lobby seems unimposing but once inside it is tranquil and there are fragrant candles burning. There is a snug, atmospheric bar with an Eastern-feel. I also used the library in the basement which has soft-lighting and free internet access along with free tea and coffee. Everywhere is incence and scented candles. Our room was fine, a bit small perhaps, the bathroom was modern but not central heated and felt cold. A minor criticism is that it is actually quite complicated to work the shower/bath and unless your arms are above average length you will need to step into the bath to turn it on. I drenched my head in cold water from the shower trying to run a bath. The TV is overly complicated and I almost selected an adult movie by mistake. I had to turn the TV off and then back on to get rid of it. The room feels modern and clean. Toileteries of good quality but not enough. Towels, fluffy and luxurious, and nice bathrobes and slippers. Not enough room for my luggage. The breakfast was really, really good with fruit, cheese, waffles and all sorts of breads etc. One of the best breakfasts I have had in the UK. The Yo Sushi next to the hotel is great. The bar serves delicious cocktails in a lovely atmosphere.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled on business
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2  Thank AndyWildman
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Reviewed February 17, 2008

+ Great location: 2 mins footwalk to Oxford St & London tube
+ Clean hotel
+ Forthcoming staff - great service
+ Lounge in groundfloor w/ free coffee/tea & water
+ Gym & Spa in hotel
- No big variety in breakfast (boring if you stay longer)
- Thin walls between rooms

Would definitely recommend to stay here & will come back myself

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 4, 2008

toilett flush not working, weak water stream and changing shower temperature, a dangerously burning hot towel dryer in the small bathroom, a micro hifi not working, used-looking furniture, bad insonorisation from the noisy street, hard to manage heat system... and perhaps most frustrating from it all, a "sorry we don't serve the breakfast you already paid for anymore, it's eleven and it only served till eleven, but here is the menu if you wish to order a breakfast"...
a definitely no-go

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2007

I like staying at MyHotel Bloomsbury. It is always clean and comfortable.

It is a great location for me as i love to shop on oxford.

Rooms are quite small, but i think that is common in Europe.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 27, 2007

Hmmm average rating really, was in London working for 2 nights and needed to book somewhere reasonablly priced at the last minute in December. Used to use the Myhotel bar a couple of years ago when I lived in London and had always wanted to stay but wasn't as great as I remembered. The room was the real let down although it was ok for a business trip. Just an extremley small single room, ok I didnt expect it to be that big as it was a singe but I am a small UK size 8 and I struggled to move around the bathroom and a weird set up with the wardrobe - had to reach hand into a small gap to hang up clothes, my husband would have got his arm stuck?! Another big bug bear with me although this isnt unique to this hotel the hairdryer. Will somebody please provide a decent hairdryer in a hotel, we ladies do like to style our barnets and not just wash and go, thankfully this one did have switches not one of those awful things that you have to hold on to use, however there was no mirror in the room. Ugh so annoying!! Didnt stretch to the mirror on the door or into the bathroom. Apart from that if you need somewhere to stay that is central for around £155 per night this is an ok pick. It's clean, the breakfast was fine but wasn't included in the price, check in was good, one of the lifts was broken. Just average.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled on business
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Additional Information about My Bloomsbury

Address: 11-13 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#203 Romantic Hotel in London
#287 Luxury Hotel in London
#321 Family Hotel in London
#336 Business Hotel in London
Price Range: $161 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — My Bloomsbury 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Modern Classic in the Heart of the Action With its history of literature, philosophy and the arts, Bloomsbury is the central London sanctuary that inspires creative thought. My Bloomsbury is designed to do the same. Serene contemporary design guestrooms, comfortable hot desks and fine gastronomy give you a personal hub that is welcoming, laid back and easy. And with Soho, Oxford St. and Covent Garden just a stroll away; and trains from Euston and King’s Cross close too – the location is perfect. ... more   less 
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