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“Great Service and Great Location”
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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #56 of 1,072 Hotels in London
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

The bellman was great at giving brochures and help with the amenities in the room upon checking on to the hotel. Upon check out he was helpful at finding us a taxi that would accept a credit card as we were out of GBP. There was always apples, tea, and lemonade in the lobby and cookies, hot chocolate, tea, and expresso in the room. Very close to the British museum and Sir John Soane's Museum and metro to everywhere you might want to visit.

On down side, the room was small as was the bathroom .

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

Thank you for posting such a lovely review following your recent trip to the Bloomsbury Hotel. It is great to hear that our Concierge department was able to help you make your stay so easy and that you enjoyed all our little extras like the lemonade in the lobby. We all look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

nice people, luxurious hotel, excellent cocktails, super comfortable beds, fast wifi, and the very appreciated express check out, that gave me time for a coffee in the morning. On top of that the location is really convenient. If I have to find a negative I would say that standard double rooms are a little bit small.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

Thank you for posting your recent review following your stay with us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay especially the cocktails from our Landseer Bar and found all the little touches like the express check out and the fast Wifi help make your stay so memorable. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I recently stayed at The Bloomsbury for 1 night and I highly recommend it. The staff are all exteremely friendly and very helpful, from the poerters, receptionists to cleaners and waiting staff. You really couldn't fault them. The standard rooms are small but not a bad size for the centre of town and they are very clean and tiny.

There were a few weird design feature in my room, including the fact that you couldn't turn the hand basin tap to cold water as the mirror on the wall blocked the tap (complicated story but true), and due to a large, static shower screen, I need to actually climb inside the bath to turn the bath or shower on. However, this did not detract from the loveliness of the room!

My room was near the doors to a staircase so was a little noisy but again, not a major problem. I would just request a room away from the staircase in future.

I had room service which was delivered very quickly and delicious and the continenntal breakfast was very good indeed.

All in all, I would recommend this hotel, mainly due to the fact that the staff are outstanding.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the staircases as the doors on to the stairs bang a bit
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank sarahlew
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and it is always fabulous to hear when the staff make such a positive and memorable impression. Thank you for recommending the hotel and we all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stayed for 1 night on 2nd Feb what a great hotel. Check in very slick and extremely friendly staff. We arrived at 10am and our room was available immediately. The room was of a good size, really comfy king bed, very quiet. Breakfast has lots of choice and a very nice restaurant where it is served. Check out again very slick. The gentlemen on concierge were super efficient and kept our bags until our return later that evening, on our return the service was still impeccable calling us a taxi and making conversation about our trip to London. We would definitely stay here on our next visit to London perfect location.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brian C
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Thank you for posting such a fabulous review of the hotel and in particular the service from the staff. We were all delighted to help make your weekend so memorable and we all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are here in London.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The hotel and service were top notch and it is conveniently located by the British Museum, Soho and trendy restaurants. The rooms are moderate size but very comfortable and all the staff were great , helpful , knowledgeable, and attentive. I can highly recommend this as a place to stay for both the business and casual traveller.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Thank you for posting such a lovely review of the hotel and we are delighted that you chose to stay with us during your recent visit to London. It is always fabulous to hear when the staff exceed expectations and thank you for recommending them as well as the hotel. We all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed here for one night on business, couldn't have been better looked after, staff a delight. On arrival met by friendly doormen who escorted me to equally friendly reception staff. At reception a freshly prepared hot towel was offered. The room was equally pleasing with not only teas and coffes but a little coffee maker and section of individual coffee cartons. Toiletries were bliss, gorgeous smell and generous quantities. Dinner was lovely and the bar very seductive ..... With drinks at £11 for a large wine it was a bit pricey. Enjoyed breakfast and on departure was offered a bottle of water for my journey. Will definitely be back

Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Thank you for posting such a delightful review and it is great to see that all our little touches like the hot towel on arrival and the water for your journey home made your stay so memorable. It is always fabulous to hear when all staff members exceed the expectations of our guests and we all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is the 6th time I have stayed at the Bloomsbury - previous stays both for business and pleasure. On all occasions, I have enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of the hotel and the courtesy of the staff. Some rooms can be a bit noisy especially those on the side overlooking the back entrance to the Dominion Theatre (?). The hotel is ideally placed both for shopping (Oxford Street), sightseeing (British Museum) and for business in the City (Central Line from Tottenham Court Road). Breakfast is delicious through the serving staff are almost too zealous!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Beccy G, Management at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Thank you for making the Bloomsbury Hotel your home in London and we are delighted that you enjoy your stays with us. I am so pleased that you find the location so perfect for your needs and the staff courtesy a returning factor. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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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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The Bloomsbury London, England

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