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“Great Facilities, Good locations, great service”
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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #57 of 1,069 Hotels in London
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“Great Facilities, Good locations, great service”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was my first time at this Hotel.
The location is very good, very close to tottenham tube station and well located if you want to visit museums, go shopping or go our for dinner.
The facilities are excellent, nice rooms, nice saloons and nice atmosphere.
Also the service is very good, from reception to restaurant they are very professional and very kind, always trying to help.
The breakfast is excellent with a nice choice and great quality food and there is free wi-fi at a very decent speed.
Above all a great choice in Central London.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind review.

I am delighted to read that your stay with us was excellent, and of course your time in London.
I very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Bloomsbury London.

Best wishes

Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed for one night in July with our American friends who were in London for the first time. I'm so glad this hotel gave our friends a great first impression. The room was lovely with lots of touches, Nespresso coffee maker etc. The staff we met were exceptionally helpful. It's great to know of a good, reasonably priced hotel in heart of London. We will recommend and return. Thank you!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind words, I am delighted that you enjoyed the overall experience, and that our team were ‘exceptional’.

I very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Bloomsbury London soon.

Best regards
Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Have just returned from a one night stay & thought everything about the hotel was perfect...very welcoming & helpful staff, gorgeous & extremely comfortable reception area with books & newspapers (didn't want to leave!), very attractive & well equipped bedroom, great breakfast & beautiful smells all around the hotel. This hotel has thought of just about everything, it's our new "favourite" & we can't wait to return...

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind words, I am delighted that you enjoyed the overall experience, and being your preferred choice for future visits is fantastic news.

I very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Bloomsbury London soon.

Best regards

Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Bloomsbury Hotel is an absolute gem managed and run by diamonds! This was our first stay at the hotel and was extremely short, just one night, but in that short time we fell in love with the place, the location is perfect, the ambience is delightful and the attention given to the guest is second to none, a personal and very friendly attention that cant help but make you feel special. We always stay in the area on our visits to the theatre and to concerts, the West End, Covent Garden and Royal Festival Hall being so close to hand, we can't believe how we've managed to miss The Bloomsbury!!...needless to say, she is now our preferred hotel for future visits.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind words, I am delighted that you enjoyed the overall experience, and being your preferred choice for future visits is fantastic news.
I very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Bloomsbury London soon.

Best regards

Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Bloomsbury is a beautiful hotel. It is conveniently located to pubs, restaurants, and other attractions. We did not have a car, and did not need one. The building itself is very unassuming but when you enter the door it is amazing. Very beautiful décor. The bellman and the concierge helped us with directions to attractions and gave us recommendations for pubs and restaurants. The bellman advised us of a scheduled taxi strike and summoned a taxi for us before the strike so we would make it to the airport for our flight. All of the staff was very professional, yet warm and welcoming. Our rooms were wonderful! They were modern and spotless! The bed was so comfy. I highly recommend this hotel if you are traveling to London!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind words, I am delighted that you enjoyed the overall experience, although perhaps on your next visit to London our transport networks will be running a full service!
I very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Bloomsbury London soon.

Best regards

Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Spent 4 days with my partner at the Bloomsbury Hotel in July 2014. Overall we had a very good stay and found the staff to be friendly, pleasant and generally amenable.

We arrived early in the morning and as a GHA black member they let us check into our room early. The room, (a Deluxe) although nicely furnished was very small with no storage space. I asked if they had a room with a bit more space. They said they couldn't upgrade me as they didn't have a room for my entire stay, but they did, very kindly, find me a Deluxe room with a lot more space, which was much nicer.

Unfortunately the next day, we had some plumbing issues: after running the shower for 30 seconds it was evident the water was not draining and it started to flood the bathroom. I reported it to the front desk and they said someone would come straight up to fix it. However when we got back to our room late in the evening it was evident that nobody had been to fix it and the following day we had to endure very short showers and a bit more mopping up the bathroom floor! Again reported it and this time they sent someone to fix the issue straight away.

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant was very good - if you book with the reception desk the day before you save over £5 per person.

Despite the shower issues, it was a good stay and I would go back.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, and delighted to welcome as a GHA member. It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed so many facets of the hotel ambiance and service. I am extremely sorry to hear that the bathroom flooded and that it took us two occasions to resolve this, we take pride in providing an efficient response and I have discussed this with our Chief Engineer as a matter of priority.

Please contact me directly if I maybe of any future assistance, at daniel_healey@doylecollection.com

Best regards

Daniel Healey
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We will definitely be staying here for all our future London visits.

Excellent location, first street on the right after Tottenham court (get out at exit 3), gorgeously appointed rooms, very cool lobby but most of all FANTASTIC 5 Star service!! We have stayed in rooms that are triple the price of these and have never received such good service with a fresh juice and towels on arrival. The lady at reception is an absolute darling. Our first room didn't have a view (it was still a lovely room we just wanted a bit of a London view) and there were none in our category with views available that night but the very next day she moved us to a gorgeous room with a view and went out of her way to do so. I was sick during our stay and the late night room service lady made me a special lemon and honey tea for my cold despite it not being on the menu and recommended soups to help me feel better... Just all round stella staff that make you feel very welcome.

The Bloomsbury Hotel is in a super cool location in London, close to heaps of trendy spots - a must stay for every traveller - I can see this place moving up to a 5 star rating once they have a pool.

Stayed July 2014
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DanielHealey, Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed so many facets of the hotel ambiance and service. Sorry to hear you were unwell, I am so pleased our team went the extra mile to make you feel that little bit better.

Please contact me directly if I maybe of any future assistance, at daniel_healey@doylecollection.com

Best regards

Daniel Healey
Deputy General Manager
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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 > 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
#55 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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