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“Great location, clean and basic.”
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Tavistock Hotel
Ranked #591 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Great location, clean and basic.”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stayed here for one night as part of a superbreak with my hubby. Let us check in early, room was clean and bed ok. Breakfast was full English and buffet style. The hotel is dated but has some lovely art decor features. Staff were friendly and helpful. Location is great tube and rail close by. It's a basic hotel and obviously well used but for somewhere to lay your head after a busy day in London it's great.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

A convenient location, 5 minute walk from russell sq tube, lots of convenience stores and eateries near by. The Hotel is easy to check in and out with no hassles , hotel decor a bit out dated but to be expected from large old hotels , quiet at night if you get a back room busy road to right of the hotel. Not bad value for money considering London is a top value capital city for tourism and business ,overall enjoyed my time here.

Room Tip: Front rooms have a view of tavistock square park.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

It's a busy time of year for tourists in Central London and hotel prices at a premium but when it costs over £100 night B&B you expect a reasonable quality.
There were plenty of staff around and public entrance foyer and bars have a certain moder "Art Deco " style but there was an air of sad and dated.
Bedroom was so small you stub your toe squeezing round bed and furnishings dated to last refit about 1970 and fluorescent strip lighting. The ensuite bathroom was clean but very basic with small towels and small bars cheap soap . We were. It expecting luxury but felt this was well below the standard we expected. Best thing was the firm mattress.
Two tea bags and 2 coffee sachets don't go far ! No mini-bar so that saves money !
After returning from a meal out, we found the Tiffany bar to be sad too - bored staff and no atmosphere despite quite a few customers sitting at the formally arranged sofas chairs and low tables.
Breakfast was quite a reasonable buffet.

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms overlooking garden square have best outlook
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

I stayed here on my own on a business trip. I arrived very late and check in was swift. The room was very noisy being at the front of the building. The bathroom was not good: mouldy, dirty. I wasn't brave enough to actually get in the shower it was so gross. The bed was comfy. The breakfast was dire. Tables not turned around promptly, not wiped over, food limp, poor quality, staff disinterested. Give a miss is my advice. So glad I didn't have my family with me.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Stayed as part of superbreak. 10 mins walk from Russell Square underground. Felt very safe, even walking back from underground late at night. Rooms spotless, all staff very helpful. Lovely view to garden at front of hotel, but rooms with no view quieter to rear of hotel .You get what you pay for . would stay here again. Can leave luggage in locked room for 50p/day.Food basic.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I was booked in for two nights. On the evening of the second day I could not get into the room. I was told I should have checked out that morning. The receptionist could not tell me where my things in the room were (confidential papers, clothes, medication etc.) I asked to see the manager but was refused - I repeatedly asked where my things were...it was clear they had no idea. After 10 minutes I was given a key to the original room. The staff were very rude and unhelpful. They obviously had no concern for the customer...it is a very busy hotel with hoards of tourists and don't care about customer relations because they can always get bookings.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

As a group visiting London for the Rugby Challenge cup final, the Tavistock was ideal! The location is great close to tube and rail links, also plenty of bars and pubs in the area. The rooms are compact but clean, ours had a view over the gardens. The breakfast was good and all the staff are really friendly and help full. There are a couple of things that could be better ie the rooms are very hot and the coffee in the room was cheap not very nice, but for the reasonable price you pay you can't complain? Would definitely use the hotel again for a weekend.

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Property: Tavistock Hotel
Address: Tavistock Square | Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #591 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tavistock Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 395
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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