Bloomsbury Park Hotel, London
Reviews - Bloomsbury Park Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Perfectly Adequatefrom A TripAdvisor Member
I did not try breakfast. Of course, I can only vouch for the one room I stayed in, a deluxe room on the top floor. But for its price, this would seem to be a good value for a central London hotel.
Good location, cheap for London, average roomfrom A TripAdvisor Member
As in most London hotels, the room was pretty shabby.
Breakfast was good and the staff helpful and polite.
Not recommendedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The place is dirty, the staff are friendly &helpful- but the place is just dirty.
I would recommend a definite upgrade if you are staying here.
It is in a great location.
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London Headquartersfrom A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is a great location near Russell Square. It is in between the Russell Square and Holborn tube stops on Southhampton Way which is a busy city street with about any service or shopping you should need including a Chinese Herbalist that offers massages for a good price (never did make it in), a Starbucks next door, and a travel store just a few doors down.
We got to the hotel about 1:00p and were able to check in at that time without problem. She said we had a twin room, meaning two beds, but quickly changed it when I said we wanted a room with a double bed. Check in was fast, professional, and courteous.
The room was small and a bit awkwardly arranged but overall was clean and acceptable. They had an electric kettle with tea, coffee, and cookies available in the room. There was also a writing desk, a TV with limited stations. The only tricky part here was the bathroom. It did show the age of the hotel but overall was okay. The worse thing I can say was the shower area could have used some Tilex if not some retiling. The shower had GREAT water pressure. One review I had read commented on the toilet not flushing. I once experienced this, but when I said something to hubby he tried again and it worked fine. I believe in general, toilets in London need time to refill the tank for flushing. The one lift was out of service one night when we came back, but that was the only time in 4 days.
I utilized their laundry service for a pair of pants. They were back a bit later then they said, but the pants that I was afraid were stained and ruined for life looked great. We did not partake in their breakfast buffet that they indicated would be a ?10,95 since it was not included in our Priceline rate. We found pretty much the same buffet breakfast next door at Dean’s Brassiere for ?5,95. For reference, we were charged ?17,00 for the same buffet at our post cruise hotel (YIKES!) We also had breakfast from Starbucks and McDonald’s (near Holborn Station) while there.
There is an alley behind the hotel that we kept hearing much laughter from each night until about 11:00p. Our final night we finally explored and discovered a couple of pubs plus a restaurant. All our gallivanting around London to find new food and it was literally in our own backyard. We ate at Cagney’s there and enjoyed the food at a decent rate by London standards. We probably would have tried the other establishments if had realized sooner they were there.
We checked out at 8:00a and they gladly stored our bags, giving us a claim check, until we were ready to head for the airport at about 1:00p. Overall I would stay at this hotel again.
ok but not greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel's breakfast was lovely and healthy. Rooms were very clean and very comfertable. The staff were very friendly and sorted out any problems we had very quickly (only one problem with billing). I would say the only problem with the hotel is that the majority of the staff are not British and can be quite hard to understand (think there french) but it wasn't impossible.
As others have mentioned, the hotel is in need of renovation and there are notices indicating that work is underway. The rooms we had did not appear to have been renovated, but they were acceptable. The only mechanical problem we had was that the toilet was difficult to flush. We were on the fourth floor and had plenty of water pressure in the shower. There were a few stains/marks here and there on the carpet and walls, but no more than would be expected.
For the price we paid through Priceline ($95/night) we were satisfied with this hotel, although we may not have been if we had paid more.
Much better than expectedfrom Sweetpea2529
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- Address: 126 Southampton Row - London - England - WC1B 5AD - United Kingdom
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