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“Lovely stay again” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Goodenough Club
Ranked #27 of 828 Specialty Lodging in London
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grand rapids, Michigan
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely stay again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed here in 2011; requested the same room for 2013. Lovely and so quiet. The folks at reception are so kind--they let us store some luggage while we went off to Durham for the weekend and the came back for the end of the stay. For some reason, for the second half we were given the Russell Suite--such luxury! and so pleasant, with cross ventilation. It was sunny and warm--they gave us a fan for the early part of our stay, where we were on the (whew!--forgot about the climb) fourth floor, but I do enjoy the view.
It's pricey, but such a great location that we'd probably go back again and stay there. The park across the street makes you feel as if you aren't in the midst of the city, but in 10 minutes you are at Kings Cross. The only downside is the tiny shower with no shelving in the bath other than the sink lavatory. If they'd install some glass shelves or some such to put shampoo on, it'd be great. But other than that, it was a lovely stay.
Would not recommend our aerie if you don't do stairs, but the second floor Russell Suite was fabulous!

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking park are a tad noisier on the weekends. (2nd floor) Ruseell Suite has cross-venti...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Reading, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stayed at Goodenough Club for one night only. First of all the best thing was that we got an upgrade from a simple room to a suite - given we went there as part of celebrating my birthday it was a lovely present from them :-) As many mentioned before it is an actual college building - feels a bit like being at a dorm, but in a luxurious one. The suite we were staying in was amazing, very clean and spacious. Wonderful view of the private park belonging to Goodenough Club just across the street. Breakfast is served in a different building (1 minute walk) - great choice and nice food. Very convenient location, easy access to many popular places of London and tube lines.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed overnight in the Goodenough Club 26-27 May 2013. It's got to have been the best stay we've had in London. The staff we extremely helpful and friendly. The room was superb, large with a king size bed and couch. It was scrupulously clean. We had the use of the private gardens. I'd thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Goodenough Club belongs to the Goodenough College itself part of UCL. Its location is perfect, right in the heart of Bloomsbury, close to St.Pancras station (if you fancy a quick trip to Paris or just the tube), the British Museum, the LSE, Oxford Street etc. It is not a typical hotel, rather a B&B. The rooms are cosy, with relatively small bathrooms, the furniture reminds of a student dormitory. If you problems climbing tsarirs, don't go there cause thee is no elevator. Breakfast is over the road in the main building, the hall being a bitt Harry-Potter-like. The staff is very friendly and helpful - so if you want something outside the box for a competitive price the Goodenough it is.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

We found this Hotel had very good service and all the facilities we needed for a 2 night stay in London. However, we were in the "Mews" rooms at the back. These are new additions in a courtyard area. We found the movement of people around outside rather noisy on wooden stairs; blinds on the windows not enought to keep corridor light out through the night; and no window we could open so it was stuffy and hot. Having said that we would go back but would have to guarantee another room in the building.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view over the square. The rooms in the "Mews" nos 600 or so, at the...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

I stayed 2 nights in the Russel Suite (bedroom, sitting room, bathroom). Lovely accommodation and sense of being "at home". Breakfast is either in the main hotel (continental - small executive lounge style) or over the road as a full english. Location is great for the British Museum and other central attractions. 10 min walk from Kings Cross.

Room Tip: Take a suite if you can
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Nice location, nice staff.
Bedrooms are nice, spacious, clean.
I stayed there several times over the last couple of years, experienced different sized bedrooms (from huge bedrooms to single ones). Some of the bedrooms have "rattly" windows though. Bit annoying.
Breakfast is OK, not mush room though in the breakfast room though.
The only downside is that there is no lift. And the third floor is a loooong way up.

Overall, nice place, convenient location.

Room Tip: Ground floor or first floor if you want to avoid the stairs!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Goodenough Club
Address: 23 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 828 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Goodenough Club 4*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Goodenough Club provides a home from home for visiting academics and those in related professions from all over the world. It occupies 5 fully refurbished Georgian townhouses and a mews which overlook our beautiful Mecklenburgh Sq Gardens, 2 acres of private gardens with tennis court and BBQ area, in the heart of Bloomsbury and a 10 minute walk from the Eurostar at St Pancras. Guests are welcome to join the thriving academic community that has been home to international post graduate students for over 75 years and to attend the talks, lectures and concerts which take place. ... more   less 
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