I stayed at this hotel recently whileattending a writing workshop in the West End. Arriving early, I found the reception quite amenable to checking me in early. I had booked a single, and found the room clean, albeit small (but I wasn't expecting anything more grand!). The walk up to the top floor was made less onerous by the assistance of someone carrying my bag. All advertised amenities were in order. The bed was extremely comfortable (and I am a fitful sleeper, so that matters a lot). Rooms on the front overlooking Gower Street are a bit noisy, but not unusually so for central London, and the traffic lessens later at night. Double-paned glass helps mitigate sounds. Hadn't booked breakfast, but wandered down to the dining room and had a very satisfying omelette and capuccino. All in all, a very pleasant experience and I have already booked a return stay (at a higher priced room rate, since others unavailable, but I wanted to try out other rooms, anticipating return with spouse). Management and all staff are friendly, welcoming. Tip: book early and watch for the available discounts; weekends are less costly, as is winter months, and late summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Academy is one of London's most charming hotels. Located right in the heart of London's West End, it is just a stone’s throw away from the city's finest shops and restaurants and well located for visiting The British Museum. This four-star boutique hotel, in London's Bloomsbury, is made up of five restored Georgian townhouses with 49 rooms and is a comfortable base from which to explore the sights of our capital. This small, quirky hotel comes complete with a cosy library, beautiful conservatory and homely sitting room. The Academy: Renovation Works Please be informed that due to exterior renovation works to the hotel, scaffolding will be erected on the outside of the building from 15th August until the end of September 2017. Our aim is to cause as little inconvenience as possible. Thank you for your understanding and please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Academy Hotel London
- Academy Hotel London
- Academy London
- The Academy London, England