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Review of The Bloomsbury

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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #63 of 1,077 Hotels in London
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Reviewed August 14, 2010

We stayed at this hotel in April this year and decided to stay again for our trip last week (10th-12th Aug - 2nights) again, it was brilliant and it has now become our hotel of choice for London.
The location could not be better... in the quiet Great Russell Street but just 2mins walk to Tottenham Court Road Tube Station, and 10 mins to Holborn, Covent Garden and China Town. Turn right out of the hotel into the leafy park squares and beautiful houses of Bloomsbury or left into the hustle and bustle of Tottenham Court Road and the shopping areas as well as SoHo etc.
Rooms, as last time, were lovely. Beautifully furnished with comfortable beds and hot, powerful showers. This time we had a wetroom type bathroom which was great! Rooms have everything you need, from a Tresemme Hairdryer to an iron and ironing board.
Breakfast was delicious. We only paid for continental but this was a great way to start your day, with lots of choice on the buffet - all fresh and delicious.
We really looked forward to visiting the hotel's restaurant again and we were not disappointed. The food is fantasic in taste and presentation. The pre-theatre menu (available 5pm to 7pm I think) is excellent value for money and no comprimise on taste or choice and you get a glass of wine included.
The foyer area of the hotel is great, with a computer for the use of guests. The little bar area in the foyer is lovely too.
The staff in this hotel are brilliant - they are so helpful and genuinely friendly.
I love this hotel and would always try to stay here when visiting the capital.

  • Stayed: August 2010
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

The Bloomsbury hotel is such a beautiful gem of a hotel right in the centre of the west end. The rooms are stunning and decorated to a very high standard. The staff were very helpful throughout of stay. And we would defiantly go back for a break in London.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

The Bloomsbury is a cosy, nice and elegant, very stylish hotel perfectly accomodating business travellers. The rooms are nicely furnished, coffee making facility. Excellent value for money. Great hairdryers. Comfortable beds. Nice breakfast. Nice lobby. A must in London. Close to several bars and restaurants. Quiet but located in a lively area.

Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

Just back from another great stay at the Bloomsbury Hotel. I have to say that each time I visit it seems better than the last. I have now made the Bloomsbury my hotel of choice when visiting London. The location is second to none, friendly staff and a light relaxed atmosphere make this hotel a real find and one which I have happily shared with business contacts and friends alike. I normally don't take breakfast when I travel, preferring to taste the local offerings when out & about. Having had only good experiences at the hotel so far I decided to include breakfast this time round. I was really pleased I did. The morning team are friendly and very helpful to just awake guests. The food was delicious and I was obliged with my specific requests when it came to the cooked breakfast. We had a leisurely 45 minutes and felt comfortable and taken care of at all times. (not the looks one gets at some hotels suggesting you eat and go). All in all I would give the Bloomsbury 10 out of 10 and will be happily returning later this year. My thanks to the front desk and breakfast team for making our visit so enjoyable.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

My mum and i stayed at the bloomsbury as part of a theatre break package. It wasn't cheap by any means, but it was a bit of a treat weekend, so instead of our usual premier inn we stayed here!

When booking online we had to book a double, so we rang up before our stay and requested a twin, which they said they could do but it would cost us £45, so we thought we'd be ok to share for a night. When we arrived at the hotel on the day, i asked again about having a twin, and they very kindly separated our bed (which was two singles zipped together) within 20 minutes with no charge or problem - ideal!

The room was very comfortable and had all of the usual facillities. The staff were gracious and polite and extremely helpful.

We had drinks in the bar later, which had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Thi highlight however for me was the amazing breakfast spread in the morning of breads, fruits, yoghurts, juices etc - it was all delicious!

The location is great - 20 minutes walk from eustom and waterloo, right by oxford street and not far from the west end - it was perfect!

Its certainly not a bargain hotel, but is no more expensive than most london hotels of this standard, and it had a luxurious feel and friendly service that can often be missing in some hotels in london.
I would most definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 24, 2010

Our visit was a perfect experience, from the moment we stepped into the hotel, the staff were welcoming polite and very attentive. Our room was pure luxury, only the call of exciting surroundings could tempt us out. Covent Garden, British Museum and wonderful little side streets to explore.
The breakfast staff in the restaurant could not have been more efficient and friendly.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2010

We stayed two nights at the Bloomsbury hotel. From the moment we arrived from a busy and hot London street, the hotel was cool, calm and elegantly furnished. Our room was modern, without the usual signs of wear and tear that seem to be so evident in English hotels. The bathroom in particular was excellent. The room was very quiet - no road noise, and the bed very comfortable - both making for a very peaceful stay.

The highlight of the hotel would have to be the breakfast. The breakfast can be ordered to your room with no extra charge. The continental selection was extensive - the muesli was fantastic! The full breakfast menu was also very well presented, if a little expensive!

The location of the hotel - just off Tottenham court road, 2 minutes from Oxford Street was brilliant. Such a central location meant that the haven of the hotel was never far away.

The only thing that I could possibly complain about was that we ordered a breakfast newspaper which didn't arrive. But as we were too busy shopping and checking out the sights of London this really was the tiniest of things in an otherwise perfect weekend.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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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
#60 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: $229 - $434 (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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