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“Excellent Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bloomsbury

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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #55 of 1,086 Hotels in London
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Dublin, Ireland
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63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Doyle Collection continues to raise the bar in terms of quality and doing a wonderful ambassadorial job for the modern Irish hospitality industry. This hotel is one of the world's best. From the warm Irish welcome that greeted me at check-in, to the extremely well appointed rooms with wonderful bedding and amazing shower, I almost didn't want to venture out to work or to explore the wider charms of London.

My only cause for concern is the bar and restaurant aren't being used to showcase the other wonderful aspects of modern Ireland, like our winning cuisine, craft whiskies or beers, but there is plenty of time to add this to the portfolio.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for posting such a great review following your recent stay at the hotel and I am delighted that you have voted us one of the world's best! We are very proud to be part of the Doyle Collection and have that wonderful mix of warm Irish hospitality alongside the local flavour of the neighhbourhood in which the hotel is situated. We all look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel next time you are in London.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

I travel extensively with work and am picky about the hotels I stay in. This was my first stay at the Bloomsbury and I loved it!

The General Manager and her staff provided me with exemplary service. This is one of the very few hotels I have stayed at this year where the staff remembered my name! The combination of extreme professionalism, helpfulness and quality left me with a very strong impression of this hotel. The quality of the room was extremely high, even by London's high standards.

The location of the hotel was excellent and is suitable for both business and leisure.

I highly recommend you giving this hotel a try. You will not be disappointed!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for posting such a lovely review on the hotel and I am delighted that you found the service exemplary and all the little touches left a very strong impression with you. We all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We loved our room so much, we never left it! We had a suite which gave us a living room, gorgeous bed and enormous bathroom (with fabukous free-standing bath facing a TV set into the wall). The food was lovely so we ordered room service for both dinner and breakfast and we only left when it was time to check out!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for posting such a lovely review of your recent stay and I am glad that you had a fabulous time. We all look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Really nice hotel but the rooms are tiny. The hotel isn't cheap but it's nice and quiet. We decided to treat ourselves to breakfast room service. It was quite expensive and was without tea or coffee. The hotel is very central and near the British Museum. Don't think we will be back as we didn't find good value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for posting your review following your recent stay here. I am sorry that you felt that the hotel is not good value for money but I would like to assure you that we do continually monitor our prices to ensure that we remain competitive with the hotels in our neighbourhood of the same standard. We also offer some great packages on our website where hopefully we can entice you back to the hotel and show you that our offering does represent value for money.
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

I frequently stay at this wonderful hotel as it is an 'oasis of style and calm' yet just a few steps from the West End. The public rooms are elegant and the restaurant a great place to eat where one is served by welcoming and attentive staff; I also find the lobby bar to be a great place to relax. The rooms are large, nicely furnished and with very comfortable beds.

A home from home in Central London.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you for writing such a fantastic review and we are delighted that we are your choice of hotel when you are travelling to London. It is always lovely to hear when guests come back time and time again and thank you for recommending the hotel.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Bloomsbury Hotel. The staff is fantastic and the rooms are very well appointed with very nice bathrooms and lots of nice touches. It is close to the tube and within a short walking distance of tons of wonderful restaurants and theaters. The bed was very comfortable and the rooms were quiet. We would highly recommend the Bloomsbury.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you for posting such a fabulous review on the hotel and we are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for recommending the hotel and I am so pleased that you found the staff to be fantastic - it is always great to hear when we meet and indeed exceed expectations. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

As a frequent visitor to London and having read the reviews on here I decided to spend the weekend in this hotel and I was not dissapointed. The hotel is perfectly located, close to all attractions, shows, tours etc.
The hotel itself is beautiful decorated with a very luxurious feel which is carried throughout the hotel and into the rooms. Our room offered plenty of space and the bed was extremely comfortable. Overall it was very relaxing
On our first night we decided to dine in the restaurant as we were seeing a show close by. We enjoyed delicious cocktails in the bar (Tthe Mojito is a must!!)
We then had the pleasure of an absoloutely amazing and delicious tasty experience in the restaurant. The food was beautiful presented, tasted wonderful and the staff were very attentive without being obtrusive.
The star of the show though in this hotel are its people. From the moment we stepped out of our taxi we were warmly welcomed by Gary, we were then met with smiling faces in reception and also in the bar and restaurant.
The concierge team were super in recommendating shows, restaurants and bars. We were very impressed to also see them in the rain run to the end of the street in the rain to get us taxis.
Overall this hotel is a complete gem which offers luxurious surroundings with excellent service.
Thank you for a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back and will definitely recomment the Bloomsbury hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TFitzgerald2012
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear Trudi G

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to write a glowing review.

Your comments are very much appreciated by the team, it is so nice to know that our guests value the service we offer. It is also important that we represent good value, we are dedicated to providing exceptional guest experiences.

Thank you once again

Best wishes

Daniel

Deputy General Manager
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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:
#18 Green Hotel in London
#39 Family Hotel in London
#41 Romantic Hotel in London
#47 Business Hotel in London
#53 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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