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“Very disappointing - spider on bed included” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Gower House Hotel
Ranked #630 of 1,089 Hotels in London
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very disappointing - spider on bed included”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Staff is helpful, location is good, but facilities are pretty poor. I stayed in the hotel in September this year for 2 nights. At the moment of arrival, I was asked to pay upfront for the 2 nights - I only got to see the room before paying because I asked to see it (and got some strange looks when what is strange is to have to pay upfront in a hotel). The morning after the first night, they asked me to change rooms as there was some unexpected maintenance work that they needed to do in my room. They offered to move my stuff while I was out visiting - my surprise when I went back at around 8pm to the hotel was that they had moved into a box rather than a room, for which I still had to pay 100 pounds. To make matters worse, that evening while I was reading on the bed (no where else to sit), I saw a big insect (that ended up being a spider) crossing my bed. Receptionist captured the insect for me and at my request, offered to change me to another room - but he explained that that other room, located in the basement, was quite hot due to being next to the heating and overlooking the street so you could not open the window. All in all, a very disappointing experience. I would not recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Viajera102
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very impressed with this hotel. We went to see a show in the West End and needed somewhere central to stay. Location was perfect, staff were friendly and helpful, room was simple but clean and comfortable (bathroom was especially pleasant), breakfast was a standard continental selection with fresh filter coffee (not instant!). Good check-in/check-out times were very convenient for us (2pm and 11am respectively).

Only slight negative points were limited storage for clothes and limited space in the breakfast room, although neither of these were a problem for us.

Overall a great place to stay if you are looking for somewhere comfortable and convenient to stay in central London at a reasonable price. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Musicalitom
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

when I checked I asked for a quite room. So they gave me the room on the first floor with his one hall way in sided. so there was no sounds interrupting my sleep. this hotel is close to the park. so every day I had a lovely morning walk. and its very handy that it's close to the Paddington station.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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2 Thank Malissa G
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Stroud
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75 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Noisy, noisy road with the majority of rooms on the front overlooking it. Combined with the squeaky floorboards of the room above as the occupant became active at 4am little sleep was achieved. Otherwise, a good size of (triple) room for London and a reasonable cost (£110 single occupant) - for central London. Continental breakfast was fine as was the service so it really comes down to how well you might be able to sleep at those noise levels.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DaveyPez
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Great stay clean room, friendly staff would have liked a cooked breakfast but knew we were not getting that when we booked.great location.
Will be back and would recommend.
Have to write 200 words why in gods name do you have to write 200 enjoyed the hotel!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Niknik1
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Vienna
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Nice hotel including breakfast located near Oxford Street and tube station Goodge Street, free WLAN also at the room, room seemed to be new renovated, nice bathroom and small flat TV. Friendly service.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sabine J
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Basel
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88 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

This small hotel close to the British museum is a very good choice if you plan to spend a few days in London. We went back there for a second year in a row and we were always satisfied. The room are relatively small, but big enough, very clean and comfortable. It offers free Wifi and includes a continental breakfast. It can be a bit loud (the isolation between rooms is not perfect), but otherwise it is an excellent choice if one wants to spend a few days sightseeing in London, since also the prices are very reasonable.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PizzaWithFeta
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Property: Gower House Hotel
Address: 57 Gower Street, London WC1E 6HJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #630 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Gower House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gower House Hotel is a pleasant, Bed & Breakfast hotel, offering accommodation in single, double and family rooms. All of them are en-suite rooms with private bathroom equipped with LCD TVs and tea & coffee making facilities. Wireless internet access is available in all rooms. Situated in a terrace of Georgian town houses in Bloomsbury, this listed building is typical of the architectural style of the area. We are directly opposite the famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and just a short walk from the British Museum. The many shops, theatres, cinemas and restaurants of the West End are all within easy reach, as are University College Hospital, several London University college sites, and the newly built British Library. ... more   less 
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