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    The Academy

    21 Gower Street | Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 6HG, England
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      2 adults
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          US$231
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          • Excellent25%
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          • Average22%
          • Poor11%
          • Terrible5%
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          “afternoon tea” (54 reviews)
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          Reviewed 5 April 2017

          We had travelled frequently to London but had stayed in serviced apartments but this trip for just my Husband and I, we found this convenient and value for money Hotel. Located near Oxford Street and Covent Garden, a real treat for us as we had...More

          Thank Christina T
          Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 19 April 2017

          Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff to be friendly and efficient. We look forward to welcoming you back at The Academy.

          Reviewed 4 April 2017

          This hotel certainly worked for us - great value for money, a spacious room, an unsuite bathroom with roll top bath, it was quiet and the location was ideal. Close to Tottenham Court Road, the British museum, plenty of places to eat and drink it...More

          Thank SeanHumby
          Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 19 April 2017

          Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

          Reviewed 3 April 2017

          If you are looking for a corporate slick hotel, with gleaming surfaces and identical hallways... then the academy is not for you. If you are looking for a hotel that feels old and very English this is the place. The place feels quaint and charming...More

          Thank suers1
          Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 19 April 2017

          Dear Guest, We are pleased to hear that you found The Academy to be different from the rest and that our staff were helpful and pleasant. Out location is indeed very good as we are close to transport links and major shopping areas. We look...More

          Reviewed 2 April 2017

          This is a modest hotel, just a little shabby, with awkward staircases but clean and adequate rooms and courteous, helpful staff. Breakfast was very good. The location, five minutes' walk from the British Museum, is ideal. There is wireless service in the hotel, but the...More

          Thank michael m
          Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 19 April 2017

          Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and our customer service. We are due to undergo a major refurbishment which during this time the Wi-Fi issues will be addressed too. We look forward to...More

          Reviewed 1 April 2017

          The Academy is nothing special but fit my purpose. The room was small, clean and the bed was comfortable. Their was a desk where I could work, so again for me perfect. The continental breakfast was also sufficient for me. The best part was the...More

          Thank Rob R
          Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 19 April 2017

          Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure to read when our hard working staff are appreciated and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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          About
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          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Business Centre with Internet Access
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          • US$141 - US$335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • #333 Luxury Hotel in London
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
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          • 49
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Katie M
          Hi there Are you wheelchair friendly, please? Kind regards Katie
          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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          Morag M
          We are arriving by sleeper, is there a facility to leave our luggage at the hotel so we can get straight to our sightseeing? Also how do we request a room on the 1st or 2nd floor?
          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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          mbuns
          Do the guest rooms have air conditioning?
          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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