Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury Hotel

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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 333

Coram Street - London - England - WC1N 1HT - United Kingdom | 44 08704009222
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Tiny rooms

from A TripAdvisor Member
A very basic hotel. We booked a family room but had to climb over each other to get into bed. It was impossible to bath a child in the bathroom without getting knocked into the door or toilet. I have never had such a tiny room and bathroom. There must be better family rooms in London for £100. Staff were very surly and unfriendly you were made to feel as you were a hinderance to them. I would say avoid this place.

re doing business

from A TripAdvisor Member
I've traveled a lot and admit I am not a fan of Holiday Inns, but was told that the ones in the UK were different. I stayed here on business for 10 days and it was miserable.

They are not set up for business. For example, to access the internet, you have to do so from the lobby, which is aggravated by a hefty fee for the privilege - inconvenient and irritating. There are brochures in the rooms boasting a "yes I can spirit," however, given the lack of service, this was offensive. The smallest of requests took an average of a 10 minute conversation while the staff did everything they could to avoid assistance. It seems to be company policy to avoid giving service above and beyond checking people in and out. If you are used to staying in a business hotel, take a wide pass here. I will further qualify this statement by saying I lived in London for 10 years and my experience was not due to my lack of understanding of British custom.

Although it is centrally located and clean, I would not stay here on vacation either.

Good deal for the price paid ($75.00)

from Coluche105
Spent this past weekend there at $75 per night thanks to Priceline and BFT. I found this hotel better than several of the "4 stars" I have stayed in in Paris. Reasonably sized rooms, decent furniture, nice bathrooms (although no great toiletries - but I can skip those when you consider the price of a 4 star!). There is a supermarket right across the street from the tube station, both of which are only about 200 meters from the hotel. Didn't try the hotel food. The only fallbacks were: The elevator only seemed to work when you pressed the UP button, housekeeping staff spoke no English and no one seemed to know how to work the individual temperature controls in the room. None of these bothered me enough to mention to the reception desk and I would go back in a split second! This is not luxury by any means but better than average (by European Priceline standards) for the price paid.

Great stay

from travlmuch
just returned from london and stayed at this hotel for 4 nites..got a great rate from priceline..on picadilly tube line across from russel square tube..easy, easy to get to...many pubs in are but be sure to eat b4 9pm on most days and 7pm on sundays as they stop serving food and only serve beer !!!!!!

great location

from Char1100
My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights on an AA package and couldn't have been more pleased. Great buffet breakfast included, location superb..a pub, safeway, several restaurants, tube station all a block away. Our room was small..remember this is London, but was clean and had a desk, chair, TV, and a wonderful fully tiled bathroom with shower. Always had new towels and plenty of hot water. Our room was quiet and we will stay there again. Not much personality, but you couldn't beat the value.

Not great value

from TravelWarrior
If you don't stay in hotels frequently you'll probably love this hotel. It's just two steps away from the tube station, is clean and tidy and the staff try their best to be helpful. However, the rooms are tiny, showing more signs of wear than a £100+ a night hotel should and there is a severe lack of information on hotel services and the area in the rooms which means it takes quite a while to orientate yourself. I could have got a more spacious and comfortable bed & breakfast for less. Frankly, I remain appalled that any hotel still charges for high-speed internet access. Trust me guys, it's a big differentiator for the business traveller in choosing hotels.

Booming nights in Bloomsbury

from IvoryOrchid
The location of this hotel is great. My room was clean. The Tube station is only a minute away from the lobby. However, the bathroom was too small.

If you book into this hotel, do NOT get a room on the side of the hotel where the docking station with its waste containers are kept. Every morning, starting as early as 4:30 am, horrific noise was heard from our room. It sounded like metal scraping across the floor and heavy metalic objects being dumped on to the street. This lasted off and on until 8:00 am - every morning. I have never been so exhausted in my life. I kept thinking of how nice it would be to get home and enjoy an uninterupted nights' sleep! When I tried to change my room I was told the upgrade would cost me an additional 25 to 40 British Pounds.

t do this again!

from MsMaryMc
I was with a tour group that stayed here for three nights in July 2004. We had booked rooms with two twin beds. When we arrived the hotel was overbooked and several of us got to our rooms to find only one double bed. When we complained, they promised to bring up rollaways. We went out for the evening and when we got back after 11 pm there was still no rollaway in our room. I called down to the desk again and was told "Sorry, we've run out of rollaways," as if this was the end of it. I told them we were two unrelated adults and we were not going to share a double bed. After much dithering, they finally found a rollaway and brought it up about 12:30 am. They apologized profusely and promised to move us to an "executive" room for the next two nights. We flipped a coin and my roommate spent a horrible night on a narrow, saggy rollaway. The next day, after more apologizing and dithering and delays, they moved several of us to new rooms. We didn't get the promised executive room but at least we got two beds. Others in our group got the executive room, but still with only one bed (at least it was a king).

The rooms were small but adequate, but the management is chaotic and totally unreliable and better at making meaningless apologies than at fixing problems (or preventing them in the first place). I'll recommend to you the same thing our group told the tour company: there HAS to be a better option than this place!

Good Rooms but Tiny, Towels Dirty

from ARK_Travelers
Relatively Good hotel location however there is way too much smoke in the lobby for it to be a good thing. The towels in the room are dirty and you can tell a lot about a place by its dirty towels. Otherwise, a good basic hotel. Got a room here for 40 GBP per night so was an OK deal.

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury on Coram Street

from ebarr374
I was dying to stay at a B&B in London but my husband insisted on an American style hotel so we stayed at the Holiday Inn and I am so glad we did. Five years ago on a trip to London we stayed at a horrible noisy, cramped, grimey place in Westminister and it cost a fortune. This summer we got a really good price at the boring old Holiday Inn but it was really clean and spacious. The staff was very helpful and breakfast in the restaurant was good. It was not in a really swinging part of town but it was not far from the tube which would take us anywhere. Next time we go to London I would definately stay at a Holiday Inn and I am normally not a fan of Holiday Inns.

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