Nothing to rave about either. Like most London Hotels, especially in 2012, it's ridiculously overpriced of course but once you look beyond that..
It's located in a reasonably busy street, 10 minutes walk from St. Pancras just opposite the Euston Hilton
Small reception, friendly staff though, quick and efficient. Instructions for the free wifi are available which is useful for those who don't understand the clear instructions in the hotel guide.Wifi works well enough for surfing and mail.
There seems to be only one elevator which can lead to queueing. I just take the stairs. My room at the back of the 2nd floor seems to have been refurbished in the last three years. Everything fairly modern. Big flatscreen TV. Windows overlooking a courtyard filled with air conditioning pipes.
2 beds that can easily be moved together. Not much in the way of storage space. Modern looking bathroom, good water pressure and plenty of hot water even during morning rushhour. An overweigh person would be challenged to make use of the toilet though, it's lodged between the wall and the sink. There's air conditioning in the room which can indeed get the temperature down quite a bit without making too much noise.
Small bar which shares the same space with the restaurant. Good service, not much in the way of bar snacks though.
Breakfast is a buffet affair with eggs and other hot dishes available cooked to order. These are included in the breakfast price if your hotel rate includes that. I ordered the full english which was a good sized portion. A single large mushroom is a nice touch. Eggs well scrambled, quality bacon well prepared. Unusual was to see a very experienced waiter handling breakfast service with the assistance of just one other waitress. A lot of hotels put their least capable staff on the breakfast shift which slows things down and creates a messy atmosphere. This team was totally in control.
Only real drawback for me with this hotel is the use of synthetics in the bedding. Both the duvet and the pillow are of a synthetic material which means things get very sweaty.
Not a bad hotel, nothing to get really excited about either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the fashionable Bloomsbury district, this 4-star hotel offers bright, stylish rooms, an Italian restaurant, and a chic bar. King's Cross Station is less than 10 minutes' walk away. Complimentary Wi-Fi and access to hotel gym is offered. Each air-conditioned room at Ambassadors Bloomsbury includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, Hypnos mattresses, a safe, a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Complimentary mineral water and toiletries are also provided. The Number Twelve Restaurant serves gourmet Italian cuisine made from fresh, seasonal produce with views of the London streets. The stylish bar offers a wide selection of cocktails, beers, and wines, along with a snack menu and plasma-screen TV. Both Euston and Russell Square Station are 5 minutes' walk away, while St. Pancras, the terminal for the Eurostar, is a 10-minute walk away. The British Library is 5 minutes away on foot, and The British Museum is 15 minutes' walk. Major attractions such as the British Museum, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds and Camden Market are all less than a mile away. Camden is a great choice for travellers interested in jazz, opera and street musicians. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel London
- Ambassadors Hotel London
- Ambassadors Bloomsbury London, England