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Arosfa Hotel
Ranked #107 of 1,078 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

Arosfa was recommended by a friend of a friend. Very glad I heard about it! Attila and Tessa couldn't have been nicer and more helpful, the place was clean, quiet, and large enough for all my needs, and the included breakfast even had plenty of vegan choices. Yum! Returning to London soon, and don't plan on ever staying anywhere else but this hotel. Wonderfully central, close to several metros, a good price, and walking distance to all great museums and pubs and shopping. Had a great time, and this hotel helped me to have that experience! Leslie

Room Tip: Stayed in a room facing the street, and any street noise was not a problem.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank Leslie1024
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DeRidder
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

The hotel is in a great location with access to both the underground and the train station where the chunnel leaves from. Breakfast was also great in the morning. Room was ok, and what should be expected from a London B&B.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kingpenm3
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

I actually feel really mean only awarding four stars as this is an excellent option when visiting London.I was staying in a single room for one night and although the room was small, I found it perfectly adequate. the bed was really comfortable, the room was nicely decorated and furnished and the room was really warm and cosy. I got a really good nights sleep despite its very central location.
The reason I can only give it four stars is the bathroom is just too small to be comfortable for someone my size. it is one of these horrible 'pod' type things which appears to have been transported in and really there is just not enough room to shower or use the facilities comfortably.
Apart from that I found the staff really friendly and helpful, the whole property spotlessly clean and felt at home immediately. I thought the breakfast was excellent, much better than that offered by large anonymous chains and, given the price, will definitely return. I can just about put up with a tiny bathroom for a day or two!
Finally, as others have said the location is outstanding, with bars, pubs, restaurants and sites all very much within walking distance.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Digby, N.S.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Our three night stay at the Arosfa was made memorable by the excellent personal service from Tessa and Attila; everything from tips for restaurants to travel around London. They showed a sincere interest in our plans and made us feel at home. We liked the location close to the British Museum and within walking distance of many attractions. Being close to Goodge St. station made tube travel convenient. The room was clean and the bathroom was spotless. With breakfast included, this is a location with excellent value for the money. We would certainly recommend the Arosfa to anyone traveling to London.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GAELTours
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

The Arosfa punches well above its weight. The hosts, Atila and Tessa, were very welcoming and helpful. My single room was very small, which was expected, but had everything I might need - tea and coffee, TV, free wifi, toiletries. At the price (fantastically cheap for London) this was excellent. The breakfast, included in the cost of the room, was also very good - a very extensive continental breakfast buffet, with the option of a full English. The location on Gower St in the heart of Bloomsbury is brilliant for the West End, British Museum, British Library, Wellcome, Tottenham Court Rd etc.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rob S
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

My family of four stayed for six nights in the family apartment at the Arosfa. The family booking comprised of two rooms, one shared bathroom and a kitchenette. The rooms are cosy and spacious (bathroom as well),

Location is awesome (close to three stations namely, Goodge Street, Warren Street and Euston Square. All of which are approximately five to eight minutes walk away from the hotel. The hotel is also well connected to major attractions by several bus lines, which could be an excellent travel alternative on a good traffic day where you could take in the sights of London streets, just like a tour bus).

More importantly, our hosts Tessa and Attila have been very friendly and attentive to our needs. They listen and care for you not out of perfunctory courtesy but because they are passionate in what they do, in ensuring that all who come through their doors feel at home.

In short, the booking was value for money (excellent breakfast inclusive) and highly recommended for everyone who comes by London.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jasmine C
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

As regular visitors to London we have stayed at just about the full range of hotels from W1, docklands and right out to Kingston. I also used to work in London, selling 42sqm flats in SW1. So I get the price premium for space in centre of town.

However the infamous room 6 was such a disappointments on a special birthday trip. My disappointment is not the size of the room per say, but:

• The pricing policy doesn’t reflect the extra small size of the room
• The ‘typical’ photo on the website is not representative
• There is no clear explanation of the size of the rooms
• The bathroom is just too small

I think it is the feeling of getting a bad deal, if I had received a ‘typical’ room as advertised, I would have been content. Indeed, if I had a lower room rate to offset the small floor area I would have been satisfied. Unfortunately this was not the case.

The bed was slightly lumpy, but nothing unusual for a hotel in this price range, the building work they were having done appeared to start at 8am and sounded like they were tap dancing in the room above.

The brekie was decent, although a couple of savouries to accompany the continental selection would be a good addition.

The owners were polite and friendly, but regrettably we won’t be revisiting this one.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank woolstag2013
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Property: Arosfa Hotel
Address: 83 Gower Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#44 Business Hotel in London
#91 Family Hotel in London
#132 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Arosfa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arosfa Hotel is a refurbished 200-year old Georgian Town House in the heart of historic Bloomsbury district, the former home of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir John Everett Millais. The cool white garden squares and wide streets of Bloomsbury have been a pull to thinkers for centuries, and it sometimes seems like every second house has a blue plaque denoting that a great writer, scientist or philosopher once inhabited the building. It was in Bloomsbury that Karl Marx created communism, Virginia Woolf defined the twentieth century British novel, and Charles Darwin first conceived the theory of natural selection. The imposing bulk of the British Museum, home to seven millennia of human art and artefacts, dominates the area, and there are plenty of other academic institutions including Birkbeck College, the beautiful University of London Library, and RADA, London's grandest drama school. ... more   less 
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