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“Second time didn't disappoint!” 4 of 5 stars
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Bedford Hotel
Ranked #422 of 1,070 Hotels in London
nth yorks uk
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Second time didn't disappoint!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Once again visiting London in December so decided to stay at the Bedford again.
Had a room on 3rd floor which was excellent. Sheets, blankets, duvets and the usual tea,coffee,bath necessities. Just what we had on our previous visit.
Quiet room facing the small park/terrace. Friendly receptionists. Chatted to the restaurant manageress whilst eating the usual cooked breakfast. Coffee replenished - no problems.
Quiet drinks in the bar when we returned late from theatre visit.
All in all, cant fault this hotel for the price and service offered!

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet. Stayed on 3rd and 6th floor - no difference between them
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Spokane, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Basic business traveller hotel, but good for tourist too. Location is 5 min. walk to Underground Station. 20 min. walk to Trafalagar square and Sherlock Holmes pub. 10 min walk to British Museum. 1.5 hour stroll to Tower Bridge. 20 min walk to Punjab (oldest Indian Restuarant in London).

We got a room next to the elevator on the 4th floor. I was worried, because of noise that usually is associated with rooms near elevator, but it was quiet. I was surprised. I thought perhaps no one else was on the 4th floor, but then the next night (Friday) there was a noisy group that woke me. I only heard the quiet ding of the elevator and they were gone. I never heard anyone else, and we stayed there 3 nights total.

The staff wasn't overly friendly nor were they rude. They greeted us pleasantly and were always polite. The room was clean. Bathroom and shower clean. Good hot water and good pressure. The bed was comfortable, supportive but not too hard or too soft. The room didn't appear to have any thermostat - but it was comfortable, not too hot or cold. The windows did not have double glazing, but the curtains were heavy so the cold stayed out. We overlooked the back patio, so it was very quiet.

We paid the 5 pounds for Full English breakfast, but their conplimentary breakfast was good too. Yoghurt, fruit, cereal, juices, toast and coffee or tea. The full English was tasty.

Room Tip: Rooms over looking back patio are quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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São Paulo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Back for the 3rd time. Staff is really friendly and helpful. Since the last time (July 2011) they have renovated lots of room and with the change in furniture the rooms are a little more spacious. The location is really great, very close to the British Museum and walking distance to quite a few attractions. Food at breakfast is pretty good.

Room Tip: Rooms to the back are better as they are very quiet and face a nice garden. WiFi is not good in all...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank MLFL
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

On check in the staff were very friendly and helpful and advised us where to go for a night out. The breakfast was lovely. The staff in the restaurant were also friendly and we spent a few hours in the bar on Saturday with friends and the bar staff were very attentive and friendly also. A lovely hotel and will definately be back. The walls are a bit thin and you always get ignorant people who dont think about waking other guests and you will never get away from that. We had a room overlooking the garden which was a bit quieter but our friends stayed in a front room and had no problems

Room Tip: Room overlooking the garden is quieter
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Have just returned from a 3 night stay in the Bedford Hotel which is only a 5 minute walk from Russell Square tube station. Have stayed in this area before so checked out the hotel on Trip Advisor & must say I was not disappointed. It is an ideal area to stay in as Theare land is also very close. For what we paid it was value for money for a hotel in that area! Room was a good size & would appear to have just been freshly painted. The beds were comfortable, there was tea making facilities,TV, hairdrier & even an iron if needed! The continental breakfast was adequate & there was no real need to pay the extra for a full english. The staff were friendly & helpful. Would definitely stay in this hotel again. As we were at the front there was a certain amount of street noise but perhaps because we were on the 4th. floor that made the difference. Rooms at the back would I am sure be quieter.

Room Tip: On a high floor ( highest is 6) Possibly at the back would be best
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

This would be excellent If it was not so difficult to get a second drink at breakfast.
The hotel is good in other ways but breakfast let's it down . Lovely reception staff great location very clean rooms.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank eileenharper
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Redditch
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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stopped here for another long weekend in London. All was similar to last time, good food, friendly staff, comfortable rooms. It's our 4th visit this year, and we look forward to more next year. Why stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: Pick a room at the back for less traffic noise.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Chaz-b98
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Property: Bedford Hotel
Address: 83-95 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #422 of 1,070 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bedford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Bedford Hotel, peace and quiet is our priority. With the elegant bustle of Bloomsbury on every side, that might sound like an impossible task. Covent Garden and the West End are just a short walk away, and the British Museum is on our doorstep. But at the Bedford, we can promise you a good night's sleep too. How do we do it? Well, many of the rooms overlook our picturesque private garden. The Bedford is small and intimate, offering a warm welcome with a personal touch. And it's a great place to relax with company too, with a charming guest lounge and laid back café occupying the ground floor. Meanwhile, the Bedford Garden restaurant serves home-made British specialities, with a modern twist, overlooking our secret garden. We're able to offer a little corner of traditional English tranquility, here, in a bustling, international city. It's made us a firm favourite with returning guests. ... more   less 
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