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“Pick it for the location; enjoy it for the service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #57 of 1,089 Hotels in London
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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Pick it for the location; enjoy it for the service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

I stayed here because of the location (close to the office for my business trip), but I have to say that I would gladly come back on vacation any time! The staff is incredibly warm and welcoming. My room was not big by any standards, but was beautifully decorated - the modern decor somehow works with the historical atmosphere, the bed was extremely comfortable as well.

My only complaint is that the shower head faced directly at the shower door, so the bathroom floor got a bit wet as I got into the shower - it would have been better to have it face the wall, but who knows if that was even a possibility when they were designing/redesigning. The staff gave me the option of waiting for a room with a bath or checking in early in this room with only a shower and I didn't care, so it really was my choice. I never bothered to mention it during my stay because it was simple enough to let the bathmat soak up the water (it's not my house, after all). But with the rest of the hotel being near perfect, this seemed out of place.

I hope to travel back to London again and stay at my new favorite hotel!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you for making the Bloomsbury Hotel your Hotel of choice whilst on business and for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted that you found the staff to be very warm and welcoming and that you found the room to be beautifully decorated and the bed very comfortable. We really appreciate your feedback regarding the shower and please rest assured that we always act on all comments made as the comfort and enjoyment is of the utmost importance to us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bloomsbury Hotel next time you are in the City.
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a weekend as a surprise for my fiancé. Had booked this hotel because I thought I got a good deal on the price. Arrived just before 2pm, reception staff were friendly and welcoming. Our room was 528, a superior room on the back of the hotel. Nice and quiet. The room was tastefully decorated, nespresso machine along with the usual tea and coffee facilities. Bathroom was clean. Breakfast was a continental Buffett and then a menu service for a full English. Breakfast staff were friendly, the food was hot and tasty. An unusual touch ordering off a menu I'm more used to a buffet but it was nice nonetheless. Location is just round the corner from the tube, good variety of shops and bars nearby. If you can get a good deal I'd stay here again. Well worth considering.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 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 vemula
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Bloomsbury Hotel for your surprise weekend for your Fiance and for your recent review. I am delighted you enjoyed breakfast in our Landseer Restaurant and that every aspect of the room ensured the weekend was so special. Thank you also for recommending the Hotel and we all look forward to welcoming you next time you are on a weekend away in London.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Bloomsbury is a lovely hotel very near the British Museum. The staff is polite and helpful--more than willing to go the extra mile to accommodate requests. The lobby is fitted out attractively with comfortable chairs and couches; it readily attracts guests, who read their papers, have a cup of tea or a glass of wine or just chat. The rooms are nice with very comfortable beds and even IPod docking stations. The rooms have plush robes and slippers and a tea tray complete with electric kettle and a variety of teas and coffee and Scottish cookies--very nice for a late afternoon pick-me-up. My only issue was there was no place to put my suitcase. I had such an excellent visit, it was a small price to pay. Many restaurants and shops withint a short walk.

Room Tip: My room was on the 7th floor--it was very nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kuwait08
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review the Bloomsbury Hotel and I am delighted that you enjoyed every aspect of the Hotel. It is always fabulous to hear when the staff go the extra mile, and please rest assured I have addressed the missing luggage rack in your room to ensure this does not happen in the future. We all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

My husband and I try to get away to London alone for my birthday each year and have been staying at this hotel for many years now. It has over the past 18 months been rebranded as The Bloomsbury. The rooms have been refurbished in soft muted grey tones with modern accents of silver and black. The bathrooms are modern with all the extra you would expect from a 4* hotel. The bed was very comfortable and the air conditioning just right. We stayed in a standard room but it was very comfortable and quiet.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a deluxe and ask for high floor at the front
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kennedyfamily
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
It is always a pleasure to welcome you back for your birthday weekend and thank you for choosing the Bloomsbury Hotel again this year. I am delighted that you found the refurbishment of the hotel enhanced your stay and the bed so comfortable and the air conditioning just right. We all look forward to welcoming you back next year and thank you for taking the time to write your review.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

What stood out for me was the service . The staff were friendly ,attentive and 100% professional. I will definitely be returning to this hotel. The location was very good ,as we were close to soya and Covent garden. The room was small, but perfectly adequate for the job.a big well done ,and thank you to all who made our stay feel very special.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your recent review and I am delighted that you found the location met your needs perfectly. It is always fabulous to hear that you found all the staff to be 100% professional and everybody so friendly and attentive. Thank you also for recommending the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is a Proper Hotel..Set In the centre of London..you can feel the City's Heartbeat from here..Porters await your arrival on the entrance steps ready to transport Bags /Case's and all the rest of the stuff you promised yourself you would never buy again.. into the welcoming interior..Check in was flawless...the room was good..we were in an Attic on the 8th floor..though they probably don't call it an Attic .. it was spacious..and had all mod cons..we were very happy with it..

They have a pre show menu for those attending the theatre..which was very good..the Dinner menu was I think a little pricey..but the food is good..Breakfast is a joy..they even have a box to keep the croissants warm..such things Impress me..I know..I know..But I have lived a sheltered life..All I All ..a good place to stay and see the greatest City in the World..

Room Tip: Lie..and when you see doubt in the receptionists eyes..Lie some more..this will not get you a better...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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, May 12, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Bloomsbury Hotel for your recent stay and for writing such a lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and in particular the pre-theatre and breakfast menus in our Landseer restaurant. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at The Bloomsbury Hotel. The location is excellent: within walking distance of Soho and Covent Garden, and close to cultural attractions such as the British Museum. My room wasn't huge, but was a good size for London; the bed was comfortable, with nice linens. Staff were pleasant and eager to please.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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, May 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your recent review and it is great to hear that our location near to Convent Garden and the shopping and cultural nubs of London was one of the main reasons you chose the hotel. It was also fabulous to read that you found the room comfortable and the staff attentive. We all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London.
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Property: The Bloomsbury
Address: 16 - 22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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
#54 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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