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Arosfa
Ranked #94 of 1,066 Hotels in London
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My hubby and I just got back from a Christmas holiday in London. Stayed here for 5 nights. Atilla and Tessa are great, and immediately made us feel at home. There is nothing too difficult for them to do, in order to make their guests comfortable. We got room - upgrading after 2 nights and moved to the top floor apartment which is huge and beautiful. In addition, location is good and breakfast is fabulous. Do not hesitated choosing this hotel!

Room Tip: For families, the upper floor apartment is perfect!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Yes, the beds and bathrooms are tiny at this property; however, you can't beat this place for the value, the location, and the friendliness of the owners. The plentiful and diverse breakfast is alone with the cost! Also, the Googe tube station is just a few minutes away, and you can walk to the theatres and British Museum. Although the rooms are small, they have everything you could possibly need and that you would find in much more pricey places like hair dryers and loaner umbrellas. There is also a nice lounge area with a few computers and tea/water/books. In a city like London, you won't be spending much time in your room anyway, so the small room really shouldn't be much of a turn-off.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Stayed here with gf this December for two nights.
I can't recommend this B&B highly enough.

Attila and Tessa are great hosts; very friendly and always smiling.

Breakfasts are also excellent. Practically everything was available...cereals, yogurt, cold meats, breads, and then the "english" breakfast on top of that.

The room we had (#6) was of good size. Appears to be a twin more than a double-double because, to be honest, the double beds weren't really wide enough for two people to sleep comfortably. Others might disagree...but this was really a twin room. But...no complaints.

The B&B is in a very good area. Close to a number of tubes, Euston Rd, Tottenham Crt Rd, too.
Now that I've stayed here I will always choose this place whenever I have to stay in the (greater) Bloomsbury area.
Cute dog, too.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Extremely friendly and helpful service, very good breakfast, and a good location near the Euston Tube station.I can't find any reason to complain, and we will definitely be back on future trips to London...and to see ''Francky'' (the puppy dog) again!

Un grand merci à vous!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Bruchsal, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

After trying numerous hotels in Bloomsbury and other parts of London on business, this is one of the few I will regularly check for availability on future visits. Extremely friendly and helpful service (a bit of a rarity in London hotels, I must say), very good breakfast, and a good location near the Euston Tube station. The very tastefully decorated room - which I was told is one of their renovated rooms (Room #2) - was a rather small double room but made good use of all available space. For such a reasonable room rate (by London standards), it had a very elegant feel to it, though it was tight enough that I wouldn't recommend it for two people for more than 2-3 nights at most; otherwise you'd not have enough room to hang up clothes, since there isn't a separate, full closet. For just a couple of nights, especially for one person, this isn't really an issue. The massage shower looks very inviting, but it unfortunately doesn't quite deliver on appearance. It's pleasant enough, but the water pressure is too low to provide any sort of massage. The only major gripe I had was that the hot water ran out about 4-5 minutes into my shower, which should never happen in a hotel of any size or price class. Aside from that, I can't find any reason to complain, and I will definitely be back on future trips to London, assuming I can get a reservation.

Room Tip: Ask for one of their renovated rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank ExilAmi
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Me, my partner and our two year old daughter stayed here for two nights in December (I wish it was longer) and I dont even know where to start...
From the first welcome by Tessa and Attila it just got better and better! They are so friendly and make you feel like home from the second you step in. Our room was a family room and it worked great for us - sure the room isnt enormous but I dont think many places in London are.....
The place is decorated really nice, there is free internet and wifi, the beds are comfy, it feels clean and breakfast was fantastic!! Because our flight left early on the 2nd day they organised breakfast for us to have in the room before we left, booked a taxi for us to go to the airport and gave us lots of tips and advise over what to do in London.
Locatiion is also really good if you prefer to just walk around (travelling on the tube with a pram can be a bit tricky...)
Thank you sooooo much Tessa and Attila for making our 2 days in London fantastic!! We will most definitelly be back next time we are in europe! :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank erika6014
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Dunfermline, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

1 night b&b in a single room.

On arrival I was met by Attila - I have never had such a warm, friendly and informative greeting/booking in process.

The single room was very small but fine for what I needed it for. Likewise, the shower room was equally tiny. I couldn't have stayed in it for any more than a couple of nights.

Breakfast was freshly cooked and very good. Nothing was too much trouble and the offer of any concoction from the breakfast ingredients was genuinely made. Jess was doing the breakfast - excellent, thanks.

I would definitely use the Arosfa again but only for a short stay in a single room.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Arosfa
Address: 83 Gower Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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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 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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