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    The Academy

    21 Gower Street | Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 6HG, England
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The hotel looks superb online. Trust me - the photos are well chosen. Now one doesn't expect a Georgian building to have all mod cons. In fact that's much of its charm. There are little winding staircases everywhere, and the hotel is long and rather...More

    2  Thank LSO1973
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Guest, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your recent stay with and that the hotel is looking a bit tired. We are due to undergo a major refurbishment program in September where these issues will be addressed. Your other comments have been...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Small hotel in perfect location. Ideal to explore London. Nice and clean rooms, pretty little garden. The crew was friendly and supportive. We didn't use breakfast but there is a range of breakfast bars around the hotel. We would go there again.

    Thank kutkali
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found the rooms to be clean and the staff to be friendly. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I have been staying here for many years. Aside from the great location near Bedford Square and a short walk to the Goodge Tube plus Charlotte and Store Street restaurants, you will not find better service at any other hotel in London-even the Savoy! Roy...More

    1  Thank Katherine p
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and have done so for many years. It is always a pleasure to read when our hardworking staff get praised for their professionalism.. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Booked hotel as 4 stars on Priceline auction. It's definitely NOT 4 but 2 stars hotel. Shabby room in refurbished old building, no elevator for three story. Not efficient air conditioner for June weather. Slow internet connection, tiny room - couldn't have a chair if...More

    Thank slanas
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, We are sorry that whilst your stay was not up to the standard you were expecting, however you were pleased with both our hardworking staff and the location. We are due to undergo a major refurbishment program where the other issues will be...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I live in London but often play tour guide to visiting friends, and a small group of us were looking for a central but quiet place to enjoy a bit of tea and cake. It would never have occurred to me to check out The...More

    Thank Lauren H
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us for Afternoon Tea. Our gardens are a welcome respite from the hustle & bustle of London and are often fully booked. It is always nice to see that our hardworking staff receive a...More

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    • US$116 - US$278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #337 Luxury Hotel in London
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    Katie M
    20 November 2016|
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    Response from Michael H | Property representative |
    Dear Katie Thank you for the question. We have a number of bedrooms located on the ground floor of the Hotel, however access through the Front Door is up two steps from street level. We do not have any lifts within the... More
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    21 July 2016|
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    Response from TennesseeGreenfields | Reviewed this property |
    I would suggest calling the hotel to see if you culd have a room on the second floor. I feel sure they will hold your luggage, we found that was a service all over Europe when we travelled. Enjoy the Academy!
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    7 July 2015|
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    Response from AcademyHotel | Property representative |
    Hello mbuns Indeed - all of our rooms are air conditioned. We actually installed all brand new units and compressors in the April this year. Hope to see you soon Michael Hewson General Manager
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