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Bloomsbury Palace Hotel
Ranked #352 of 566 London B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 1, 2013

myself and two other friends are just after staying in this hotel just for one night! hotel located just about a 5 minute tuble stop away goodge street!! this hotel was cheap and cheerful our room had a double and a single bed was small enough room but was fine for us bathroom quite small and compact but was clean!! had a quick breakfast the morning after as we had to catch a flight so just had cereal tea and toast which was fine! staff were nice and friendly hotel quite compact so no bar or lounging area really. curtain in breakfast room was absolutely filthy not something you want to be looking at whilst eating!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Our room was on the third floor (fourth, if you count the ground floor, and no elevators). One side of the bed was lower by 3 inches, as the room tilted to one side. The shower was half the size of a phone booth, and impossible to use your arms to wash. The room had a thermostat for A/C but no A/C. Cheap fan only. The desk personnel on all shifts looked at you quizzically whenever you asked a question or directions. English language deficiency.

Won't be back here, although London will be revisited soon.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank zebradoubleu
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

The description of the THIS HOTEL IS a complete LIE. My husband has to help him with the suitcase up the stairs (what about having a lift!!!), they put the suitcase on the floor and the ROOM WAS FULL, YES! FULL, no space for anything thing. It is NO clean, mice around near the kitchen; they run out of food for breakfast and they can't be bother to go around the corner, and buy whatever they need at the last minute. Only because we were going out of London the following day, I couldn't have told our friend pay one night and cancel and I could booked something better, bigger, cleaner for the same price or EVEN LESS!!! THIS KIND OF PLACE GIVE LONDON A BAD NAME!!! But he is over 70 and we couldn't help him moving hotels. This HOTEL, certainly it is FAR, FAR from being a "palace" just misinformation. PLEASE London tourist boarding fix this people, downgrade the 3* to 1* so they can't charge high prices, and check them on being clean...!!! stay away from this place too expensive for what the offer, London is expensive BUT you can find better place and service for the same price. (£75 to 170 it is a joke!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Filthy and disgusting!! Went to get a towel this morning and a used ear bud fell on the floor. The basin had a brown ring around the plug hole. The air conditioning didn't work and when we went to complain all they said was "oh it's probably broken" and then offered us another free standing fan. Really?? We were in a LG room lower ground it was more like the basement. Thank goodness I didn't take my child. No water in our room although there was in the other room. Breakfast, well where do I start. Such a small room and the woman had her fingers all over our knives and forks. I wouldn't even have a cup or tea from the room. The hair dryer was a joke. I wouldn't let my dog sleep in this place

Room Tip: Do not stay in this place is the best advice I could give to someone!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lee-Ann W
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed at the Bloomsbury "Palace" hotel for one night and that was more than enough. Very unhelpful reception staff
. Air con and tv in the room didn't work, room was small and hot and dirty. Breakfast was an absolute joke, down in the basement and to small for a hotel with over 20 bedrooms.The waitresses were surly and can not have had any training as they were handing out the cutlery with their hands on the blade and fork area and were leaning across our party when placing the breakfasts on the table, the tea and coffee were cold and not enough fruit juice of fruit. We have been travelling to London for years and have never stayed anywhere as bad as this. Unfortunately we didn't check it out on trip advisor before we booked which is very unusual for me as I thought we'll its only for one night and it's in a nice area!!!!!!!!!!! STAY CLEAR OF THIS HOTEL !!!!!!!!!!!!

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
Thank David M
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Single room in the hotel is too small and no AC. Noisy for rooms that are with road facing windows. Breakfast served is good and is value for money.
Reception staff is good.
Hotel location is excellent.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank ANILKM
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Tiny, cramped room. Water from the tap was very suspect- I was too scared to make tea or coffee. Great location though. Staff were pretty average. Breakfast doesn’t start until 7.30am which was too late for me because I had to leave for a flight at 6.30am.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Bloomsbury Palace Hotel

Address: 29-31 Gower Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6HG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Restaurant
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Ranked #352 of 566 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range: $95 - $1,004 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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