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“Good value, great location”
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Mentone Hotel
Ranked #568 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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“Good value, great location”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I spent one night here in October 2012, had the single room at the back, small but perfectly formed! Clean, compact and had everything I needed. Location is great, central to Euston Station, and in a classical London semicircular terrace. Breakfast was great - cooked as well as continental all in the price of the room. Staff helpful and friendly. At 80 pounds for central London a bargain and recommended.

Room Tip: If travelling solo ask for the single room on the ground floor at the back - saves getting your lugg...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

I always stay at the Mentone Hotel whenever I'm in London. It is very conveniently located within a short walk from 3 big train stations: Euston, King's Cross and St Pancras as well as Russel Square underground station. I find the Mentone to be a great base for exploring London whether you are interested in art galleries, museums, theaters or simply shopping.
The rooms are very comfortable and clean (good size for London too!) and I always receive a warm welcome and fantastic service throughout my stay.
I will definitely keep staying at the Mentone!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

A friend and I stayed at the Mentone Hotel in October 2012 for 1 night. The staff were friendly and we were able to leave our luggage before the check in time.
The room itself was of a fair size, with a TV and tea making facilities. The room was reasonably clean, but had a stain on the carpet. The net curtain was torn and the window did not open properly. The beds were comfortable and the sheets very clean. The bathroom was of a good size and clean, but did not have any shampoo/shower gel.
The hotel itself is a little tired, but the breakfast room was comfortable and not crowded, with a light airy feel even though it is in the basement. The breakfast was adequate, with a small selection of hot choices, cereal, etc. The table staff were amiable.
The location of the hotel itself is perfect- 5 minutes’ walk from St. Pancras and located in Bloomsbury, so a short walk takes you to Russell Square Underground; the British museum is 10 minutes’ walk away. There is an excellent little Indian Restaurant round the corner, which provides large portions of well cooked food for very reasonable prices. Also a vegetarian cafe which is lovely.
Overall, the price of the hotel was very good considering its central location. I would not stay more than 2 nights though.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

After a long trip though Europe, the Mentone was my last stop. Nicely furnished rooms with (flat screen televisions) with comfortable beds, good bathroom, friendly staff and delicious breakfast. At this price in London, who could ask for more?

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Reasonably friendly check-in staff and wi-fi was good. The room was a bit tired but for London it was a cheap double.
Breakfast left a lot to be desired sadly, dining area cramped, portions really small, cold and not much choice. Toast (white bread only) was barely cooked and had mould round the edges-the waitress' English was poor so I couldn't get her to understand what the issue was.
Location is good and several nice restaurants around the area.
Don't think I would stay there again as there are a few other reasonable ones in the area.

Room Tip: Basement room was a bit noisy, near staff quarters I suspect.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Difficult to find any better value for central London accommodation especially in the summer. (Although not likely the case is it is a hot summer as no a/c). The hotel is only a short walk (5 minutes) to either St Pancras rail station (to take the Eurostar) or to Euston Station (where one takes the tube to go direct to Heathrow in about an hour). The hotel faces a circular small but attractive park so a front room overlooks trees and the park. The hotel is very attractively decorated with window boxes. As is customary in such hotels in London, a single room means a single bed and not much more space than say twice the width of the bed. The bathroom while small was clean and modern. There is no elevator so this means a climb up a well-carpeted stair. The hotel is family owned so prompt friendly reception (will keep one's luggage after check-out). A good English breakfast. Main advantage is price and location as well as cleanliness.

Room Tip: Front side facing the park on a higher floor (although no elevator).
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

From a fire safety point of view it leaves a lot to desire.
Other than that very conveniently located, friendly staff, decent breakfast, clean rooms that are not too small.
Be prepared to climb stairs.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Mentone Hotel
Address: 54-56 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #568 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mentone Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mentone Hotel is a bed and breakfast situated on beautiful Cartwright Gardens in the Bloomsbury area of Central London. The hotel has been owned and managed by the same family since 1972 and has long been a popular choice with tourists and business travelers due to its pleasant surroundings and convenient location. We are just a stone's throw away from The British Museum, University of London, The British Library, Oxford Street, Eurostar, the West End Theatre District, and the neighbouring areas of Soho, Holborn and Covent Garden.The hotel occupies three townhouses on a Georgian crescent and consists of five levels (lower ground floor, ground floor, first floor, second floor and third floor). The townhouses are Grade II listed and the hotel has no lifts (elevators). We are a non-smoking establishment. ... more   less 
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