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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #60 of 1,076 Hotels in London
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We spent three nights at the Bloomsbury and found it to be a charming hotel conveniently located to central London and the Tottenham Court underground. The concierge and front desk staff do their best to be helpful, but we were surprised that they had few dining suggestions. Trip Advisor was far more helpful when choosing a restaurant. We did not opt for the rather expensive breakfast served at the hotel, since the cafe two doors to the left of the hotel offered an excellent breakfast for less than 5 pounds. (The porridge and freshly squeezed orange juice were excllent!) Still, we can recommend the Bloomsbury as a moderately priced hotel in the heart of pricey London.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Bloomsbury Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you found the Hotel to be charming and conveniently located with good transport links. Thank you for your feedback with regards to the Concierge and Front Desk Teams, we have passed your feedback on the Head Concierge and Reception Manager who are currently in the process of retraining the teams on their local restaurant knowledge to ensure that this doesn’t happen again in the future. We would like to thank you for recommending The Bloomsbury Hotel and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

My company booked a room here for a key customer meeting and the general opinion from all of us is that we have now found a venue we will use repeatedly. Guests came from all over the UK and all found the venue easy to get to. The meeting room was well set out and catered for with a great lunch covering all dietary requirements but being very original in choices. The staff are all exceptionally friendly and helpful.
Room I had was a little on the small side but in London who wants to spend too much time in the hotel room. The room was well decorated and comfortabel though and the excellent air conditioning was a blessing.
Ideally located for sightseeing London as well.
So for business or pleasure, if you budget allows I would fully recommend the Bloomsbury.
It even conveniently has an NCP car park directly across the road, yet another blessing when, as I did, driving into London.
We are already planning our next meeting there.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Victoria K
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Thank you so much for recommending The Bloomsbury Hotel. It is great to hear that you and your company will now use the Bloomsbury as your Hotel of choice in London. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the meeting room and that lunch was great too. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the service given by our team and that they were all exceptionally helpful and friendly. We all look forward to welcoming you back to The Bloomsbury Hotel soon.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Was only one night in London, for a business dinner, I booked the Bloomsbury due to other positive reviews here and the central location. I had to be in the N.W. for dinner the evening I arrived and the city for meetings the next morning but also wanted to do a bit of shopping in covent garden. For all of that this hotel is perfectly placed.
One thing your really do notiice here is the polite enthusiasm of all the staff. The doorman was top class and everybody else I met very friendly and helpful.
The room is what you might expect at the rate. Nicely furnished with comfortable double bed, a good work desk with ipod dock and a good sized TV on the wall. Bathroom was also nice and clean and the shower OK. I would probably pay a bit of a premium next time to have a room with a window facing the outside rather than another wall but I picked this up as a last available so cannot make a fuss about that. The only complaint was the ineffectiveness of the aircon, it was a very warm night and although I set it for a low temp the room was remained too warm for my liking.
Certainly I would stay there again. This time due to my agenda I did not get to try the restaurant or bar so something additional to do on the next trip.

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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Thank you very much for recommending The Bloomsbury Hotel. It is fabulous to read that you found all of our Team to be so enthusiastic, helpful, friendly and polite especially the doorman. We are very pleased you enjoyed the furnishings and amenities in your room and that the bed was so comfortable. Please accept our sincerest apologies for your experience with the air condition in your room, we take feedback very seriously and this is certainly not up to our standards that we pride ourselves on. We all look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel when you are next in London.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Since my last experience at this hotel I've decided to give it a try this week as I was over in London again. Conclusion not better than before. Arrived in the room quite late in the night and it was impossible to turn off the TV! The remote was not working and the main switch was blocked. Had to call House keeping service that had to remove the TV from the fram and unplug the power cord. I definitely have problems with my room each time that i come to this hotel.

The good point: Staff is quite friendly and the lobby of the hotel is very cozy, the location of the hotel couldn't be better.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the service given by our team and that you found the Lobby to be very cozy. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the location of the Hotel. Thank you for your feedback with regards to the TV in your room, please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience that this caused you during your stay with us. We have passed this feedback on to our maintenance team who are currently looking in to the matter. If you are planning a visit to London soon we would like to offer you a complimentary upgrade on your next stay with us, Please contact Charlotte Bassett on 0207 347 1212 or charlotte_bassett@doylecollection.com who would be happy to assist you with this, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This hotel is in a fabulous location in walking distance from major museums as well as the theater district with its many good to wonderful restaurants. The suite was Impeccably clean, large and beautifully decorated. The hotel staff was extremely courteous and accommodating. The concierge was able to obtain very good tickets to a sold out show for us. They went out of their way to help our daughter surprise us for a milestone anniversary by placing her gifts sent from the States in our room prior to our arrival. Don't look any further, this is an excellent hotel in London.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at The Bloomsbury Hotel. It is fabulous to read that our team were extremely courteous and accommodating throughout your stay and you enjoyed the service given by them. We are pleased that the Hotel was in a great location for you and your daughter to be able to enjoy the local area including restaurants, museums and theatre land. Thank you for recommending the Bloomsbury Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you both back when you are next in town.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Stayed two nights here. Very nice modern bathroom with air conditioning in the room even. The staff is EXCELLENT. Very friendly. Made my first time in Europe a lovely experience. Great bar downstairs too. Really don't have anything negative to say about the place.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Bloomsbury Hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it made your first visit to Europe a lovely experience. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the Landseer Bar and that the Team were excellent during your stay. We all look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel when you are next in London.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We have now stayed here twice, and really I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in London. Very friendly staff, who make you really feel welcome, comfortable rooms (not enormous, but this is London...) and a perfect location, with a car park a few steps away if you need it. Look no further. Only criticism was that the television didn't work, they attempted to fix it immediately, and apologised profusely. In any case, we didn't stay there to watch television so no big deal.

Room Tip: First room offered was on 7th floor, no bath tub, only a shower. We took a slightly smaller room on...
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MichaelNeve, General Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the service from our Team and that your room was comfortable. Thank you very much for your feedback with regard to the television in your room, please accept our sincerest apologies, we passed this on to the maintenance team and the issue was resolved. Thank you very much for recommending the hotel and we all look forward to welcoming you back to when you are next in town.

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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
#58 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: $241 - $475 (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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