We stayed one night at this hotel where I have stayed many many times over the last 26 years or so. I already knew about the good value, the friendly staff and the comfortable, if a little basic, rooms, but this time I learned something else. As sometimes happens, we experienced a few minor problems with our accommodation, and we had to have Housekeeping to the room on three separate occasions. The first time was to get some more towels, as we were only given one hand towel and one (smallish) bath towel between the two of us. We phoned Housekeeping and extra towels were with us in less than two minutes. Secondly, the kettle in the room wasn't working, so we rang Housekeeping again and asked for a replacement. A brand new kettle arrived, again, in well under two minutes. The hairdryer also developed a fault and the problem was rectified within ten minutes despite there being only one electrician (on a Sunday) to cover SIX large hotels (I think we got lucky with that one!!).
Now with all these problems you might think that the hotel is a wreck. Trust me, it isn't. We just got unlucky and a few things went wrong at the same time. What was impressive was the speed at which the problems were rectified, and always with a smile. Unusually, the electrician was actually a Londoner born and bred. You don't meet many of those in London hotels!
Well done, Tavistock. See you again in May!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tavistock overlooks one of Bloomsbury's prettiest garden squares. The Tavistock has a stylish Art Deco entrance, welcoming you to this popular, friendly hotel. Guests may enjoy dining on the sun terrace of Jacques Wine Bar, with its extensive wine list. Or indeed, relaxing with a pint of guest ale in the Tav Bar within the 1930s style ground floor. The Tavistock is perfectly located for the health club and American style bowling alley as well as the exciting sites of the capital. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tavistock Hotel London, England
- Tavistock London
- Hotel London Tavistock