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“Outstanding London Hotel”
Review of The Bloomsbury

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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #56 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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“Outstanding London Hotel”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

My family travelled to London in July and stayed at The Bloomsbury. We arrived at 8 in the morning and were promptly checked-in. A big plus after a 13 hour flight. Our first impression of the hotel was very positive. The lobby was welcoming as were the staff. Our room was tastefully furnished, clean and very comfortable. My wife was very happy (and she's very fussy) with the room and you know the saying, 'happy wife, happy life'. The rest of our stay was bliss. Good breakfast, helpful staff and true warmth from everyone we encountered. The lady at breakfast always remembered my son's name and made an effort to make him a hot chocolate each morning. We wouldn't stay anywhere else when in London. Marc and Charlotte

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Thank you Marc for writing such a fabulous review on the hotel and I am delighted that both yourself and your family has such a great stay with us. I have passed on your comments to the staff who were all so pleased to help make this visit to London so enjoyable. We all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London.
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

My daughter and I enjoyed this wonderful place in July, when visited London for sightseeing and Queen+Adam Lambert show. We booked the hotel almost 2 months ahead - and enjoyed reasonable prices with really high quality service. Room was impeccably cleaned on our request. Food from the restaurant was nice, particularly breakfasts with huge fruit plate and oat porridge. The tea cooking set (kettle and tea & coffee bags) made our days. Each time we came back from our daily city adventures, the delicate fragrance from candles in the glass jars along the way from the lobby to the elevators made us sigh with relief - "at last home"... The personnel is highly complaisant and very friendly, ready to provide any help.
We were impressed by the marble bath interior in our room. This reminded to us the best Turkish ad Arab bathroom traditions.
Just one wish regarding the bathroom: more towel holders and hygienic shower would be an advantage.
We would definitely recommend this place to everybody who wants to enjoy quiet escape right in teh heart of world megalopolis.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Thank you for posting such a lovely review and we are delighted that yourself and your daughter had such a great stay with us. It was great to read that you thought of the hotel as home and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

The Bloomsbury Hotel is a wonderful hotel centrally located in London. It is a quick walk to Soho Square, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Convent Garden, etc. -- and right near the Tottenham Court Road tube station to get you anywhere you want to go!

I checked in to my room late at night, around 10pm. The staff at the reception desk was very courteous, and check-in took only 5 minutes. My room was beautifully decorated and the perfect size -- it had large comfortable bed, nice-sized desk, clean and modern bathroom. There is also complimentary wi-fi, which was a huge plus! My air conditioning and TV were not working when I came into the room, but reception was able to come up to the room and resolve the issue right away.

I also ordered room service a couple of times, and both orders were prompt and of good value.

I will definitely choose The Bloomsbury Hotel again for my next trip to London!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Thank you for posting such a lovely review and I am delighted that all the staff were able to assist you with your needs during this stay. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The price was very reasonable, by London standards, and though the (standard) rooms were a bit small, the hotel was clean and pleasant, and the service was great. The location is perfect - just a few minutes' walk from the British Museum and the Tottenham Court tube station. The lobby is beautiful and equipped with oversized chairs/couches, including an area that serves afternoon tea, and computers/printers for use by guests. There are also complimentary water/iced tea and apples available for guests.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thank you for posting such a lovely review on the hotel. I am delighted that you were surprised by the hotel in such a positive way and it is always fabulous to hear when the little touches we pride ourselves on are noticed. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We recently enjoyed an excellent stay at the hotel.
Firstly the room was beautifully presented and had seen the benefit from recent upgrdes. The staff gave a very professional service and made us feel very welcome.
This hotel provides the perfect base for a central london break, visiting the sites, shopping & seeing a show.

Andrew & Emma Butler

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
We are all delighted that you had such an excellent stay with us and thank you for posting such a lovely review. It is always fabulous to hear when our guests enjoy their stay with us and it is great to hear that you feel we are the perfect base from which to explore London. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

From the moment we arrived on a wet and windy day the staff were all fantastic and a credit to the hotel. They are either very well trained or just very nice people who made us feel very welcome. Our room was a good size, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean as was the bathroom with lovely toiletries. Free wi-fi was a bonus as was the Apple docking station and a good quality hairdryer. I was also impressed to find an ironing board and iron in the wardrobe! We had only paid for continental breakfast but there was plenty of choice and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The location was only a few minutes walk from the underground and really convenient for both shopping and theatres. The only small downside was the noisy air conditioning but all in all this is one of the nicest hotels I have had the pleasure to stay in.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thank you for posting such a comprehensive review of the hotel following your recent visit. I am so pleased that you found the staff so fantastic and that nothing was any trouble for them. It is also great to see that the changes we have made to the Continental breakfast is positive and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

This hotel is just gorgeous. If you're okay with a tiny room and bathroom, this is a fantastic place to stay. Gorgeous lobby, gracious concierge, great breakfast, delicious room service... Just don't be surprised when you find you can reach the sink from the toilet. Incredibly clean, good location...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thank you for recommending the hotel as a fantastic place to stay and for taking the time to post your review following your recent visit here. It is always fabulous to hear that you find hotel "just goreous" and delighted that you enjoyed all the hotel food and beverage outlets. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Additional Information about The Bloomsbury

Property: The Bloomsbury
Address: 16 - 22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Green Hotel in London
#39 Family Hotel in London
#41 Romantic Hotel in London
#47 Business Hotel in London
#55 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bloomsbury 4*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bloomsbury provides tradition through the design of revered architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, and is nestled in the heart of bustling Bloomsbury, itself steeped in literary and architectural history. The hotel is moments from London highlights The British Museum, Oxford Street, Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden. The 153 contemporary guest rooms and suites are bright, spacious and located over 8 floors overlooking the neighbouring streets and rooftops or onto the quiet central courtyard. Our generous corner suites offer residential style living spaces and are equipped with every convenience for the perfect stay including Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, marble ensuite bathrooms with Victorian roll top baths and heated floors, flat-screen TVs and luxurious Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products. Bloomsbury Club Bar & Dining Room offers delicious, locally sourced cuisine. Relax with a drink on Dalloway Terrace or savour the quintessential Bloomsbury Afternoon Tea in Dalloway lounge and feel a brief respite from the pulse of 21st century London just outside the door. Dalloway Terrace Breakfast: 7am-10.30am Monday-Friday Breakfast: 7am-11.00am Saturday-Sunday All Day Dining Menu: 10.30am-10.30pm Monday-Friday Brunch 11.00am-4.00pm Saturday-Sunday All Day Dining Menu 4pm-10.30pm Saturday-Sunday ... more   less 
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