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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #56 of 1,072 Hotels in London
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great hotel with a friendly staff. Safe neighborhood and a short walk to the British Museum. Not sure if we got lucky but our room was pretty big and there are heated marble floors in the bathroom! Beautifully decorated room with a huge comfy bed. The hotel was very clean and everyone there was happy to answer questions or give suggestions. No complaints about this place!

Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2013

Thank you for writing such a lovely review. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found the bedrooms to be so comfortable and all the little extras like the Nespresso machine to add to your stay. We all look forward to welcoming you back next time yo are in London.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great location.....easy to get to and from, great for the theatre, great for shopping, would recommend purely for location, unfortunately this hotel was not for me, more of a personal opinion,I stayed with family and although the hotel has character, I just didn't appreciate the corporate feel to the hotel, when away for a few days I want to leave feeling completely pampered and relaxed, unfortunately I cannot say that I did, staff didn't really go out if their way to look after us, despite 2 night stay, no one seemed to recognise us, all in this is an ok hotel, but could be much better.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Thank you for posting your recent comment on the hotel following your family stay. I am very disappointed to read that you found the hotel to have a corporate feel and also that you felt the staff did not go out of their way for you and therefore your personal opinion of the hotel was not favourable. We do try and act on all comments made and I am sorry that all the little touches such as the beautiful fraganced candles in our Lobby and the bedroom amenities such as the Nespresso machines and Ipod/Ipad docking stations did not get you a feeling of relaxation. I will be adressing the points you raised with the team and I hope that should you return to London on business you could consider the Bloomsbury Hotel for this purpose.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stayed here for four days on Business in January but would happily use it for vacation too. The hotel has nice character, It is stylish but feels inviting and warm. For example - it had Heated bathroom floors and has a small but wonderful library/study ... they also use it as a small meeting room. Great service, Knowledgeable staff and nice amenities. The room comes with complementary tea and biscuits as well as sparkling and still water. And of course there is coffee too.

It is also within walking distance of good restaurants and bars as well as theaters, It is also easy to get taxis to and from the hotel. The hotel restaurant is also pretty good. Another really nice thing about this hotel is that even though it is close to so many things it is very quiet

Plenty of outlets to accommodate multiple Devices and power cord types.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Thank you for writing such a lovely review following your recent business trip. I am delighted that you enjoyed every part of your stay here at The Bloomsbury Hotel and thank you for recommending our restaurant The Landseer Restaurant and Bar as well the staff. We all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London for either business or leisure.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I'm an MD of a London company owned by a large multi national. I have used the Bloomsbury several times through december, and most recently in January, to look after visiting international staff. All i can say is that the organisation has been excellent , the welcome warm and friendly and the attention to detail as good as in any top class hotel i've stayed in . The rooms are a very good size for London and are beautifully appointed with free wifi , nesspresso coffee makers and ipad/i phone docks.

All my visitors have been suitably impressed .

The location, right in the centre of everything, also makes this hotel a must!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Thank you for posting such a fabulous review and for trusting us with your international staff accomodation requirements. I am delighted that all little extras such as the Nespresso machine, ipad/ipod docking station make a difference and it is always great to hear when our guests are suitable impressed with the hotel. We look forward to welcoming more of your staff to the Bloomsbury Hotel in the near future.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Wonderfull hotel, service was second to none, room was inviting, comfortable, contemperary and lots of little extra's i.e nice bottles of toiletries nespresso coffee maker, ironing board and iron, selection of herbal and fruit teas etc and to top it off chocoltes on your pillow when you returned after dinner. Food was excellent, well presented and good value and a very exstencive range for breakfast. We will be staying again. A lovely end to a very enjoyable show at the theatre.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Thank you for posting such a fablous review following your recent stay here. I am delighted that you enjoyed every aspect of the hotel and found all our little touches that we think make the difference are recognised. We all look forwrd to welcoming you back next time you are down in London.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had a wonderful time at this very well situated, beautifully appointed hotel. Have stayed several times before both for pleasure and business - mostly business- and have always been very impressed by the hotel and especially the service. The staff are a delight! So caring. Great breakfast - no, not cheap but relaxed, with plenty of choice and much more than we could eat! Lovely lounge area - great for enjoying a glass of champagne after the theatre.
We did move rooms at 1am because our room overlooking the covered atrium space was so noisy from we think, the main air conditioning/ heating units down below? Manager was very polite and helpful. We moved to a much quieter but smaller room - we had paid for a superior. A bit disappointed not to be offered any recompense for this, hence the 4 stars not 5. That said, we had a brilliant weekend overall.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Thank you for posting such a lovely review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am was however, disappointed to hear about the problem you encountered and I am sorry that it was necessary for you to move rooms in the middle of the night. Please rest assuerd that we will be retraining all staff to ensure this does not occur again. We all very much look forward to welcoming you back the hotel next time you are here on either Leisure or Business.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed here as a 40th surprise weekend for my wife. We were upgraded for free to a suite which was amazing. 40 mins after getting into our room we were given a free bottle of proscetto. What more can I say? The service was excellent, the location was perfect for Leicester sq and soho and only a short walk to some of the major sights

The food was terrific and a quick 5 min walk down Oxford street gets you to STEFs Italian which was amazingly good food for a very good price.

All in all we had a fantastic stay at the Bloomsbury and would definitely recommend a visit. We will be coming back.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2013

Thank you for posting such a fabulous review of the hotel and I am delighted that we were able to help make your wife's 40th birthday weekend in London. Thank you also for recommending the hotel and we all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in the Bloomsbury area of London.

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Additional Information about 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
#54 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: $242 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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