I booked a single room recently & when I arrived & saw the room, I considered it "average." The "view" at the back from this room was of a dirty roof & yard. On the first night, there was an absolute racket coming from outside at the rear until 2330. I was on the first floor & I advise anyone to refuse Room 138. The second night, the noise of loud music & shouting continued until 0200. I called reception then & told them to change my room in the morning. At 0600, a van arrived at the back of the hotel to unload timber & obviously something metal by the noise they were creating. Hence, very little sleep. The noise comes from a bowling alley & is immediately below! In the bathroom in Room 138, the ventilator in the bathroom was almost completely clogged up with filth, & I mean filth. I took a photo & wish that I could put it on this site.
I then moved into a room on the 7th floor. This room, still at the back, was better. I was told by a regular visitor that she will only stay at the hotel if she can get a room on the 7th floor.
The room was clean, although with just two small towels, & the rest of my stay was quite pleasant although uncomfortably hot due to lack of air conditioning.
Breakfast was the same every morning, as others have described.
I ate in Jacques Wine Bar on two nights. The first was good but the second would have been better if the waiter understood English & had brought what I had ordered. The prices were good.
The hotel is in a convenient setting for people travelling through London &, providing I could get a room around the 7th floor, I would probably stay there again.
There are negatives & some positives about this hotel. It is very reasonably priced for the area. If you are in transit, then, yes, it is OK. If you are looking for a romantic or luxury break, forget it.
If the hotel management read this, please take note of what has been said. This hotel, with a little bit of "sprucing up" could be more attractive & attract more clients.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Tavistock Square Gardens the hotel offers stunning views as well as offering remarkable value for a historic Bloomsbury hotel. A great choice for business or leisure guests. You will find the Woolf & Whistle - a friendly bar nestled in the Art Deco ground floor of the Tavistock Hotel. Retaining the hotel's original 1920's features with a modern and elegant twist, Woolf & Whistle takes its inspiration from the famous 20th century writer Virginia Woolf, who once lived and worked in the neighbourhood. Providing a welcoming haven to our guests, locals and visitors to the area; our pub serves classic cocktails alongside traditional pub favourites in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. After all, a wise woman once wrote, ‘’One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.’’ 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