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The Bloomsbury

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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited for a short stay to celebrate her birthday with the stay and a theatre visit, we were upgraded to start with which was a great surprise, the birthday extras and room extras were perfectly arranged and delivered by the very thoughtful and attentive staff, we will definitely stay again, we are planning a visit to...

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Julia F, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review

Dear Nick thank you for your nice comments about our hotel. I am delighted to hear that we managed to make your wife's birthday extra special and that you had a wonderful stay with us. I am already looking forward to welcoming you both again in the future. Kindest regards Julia Falz Guest Relations Manager

Leatherhead
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The hotel is a true beauty in central London. The accommodation rooms are elegantly decorated and very comfortable. Would definitely want to stay in the room again. The conferencing on the other hand was poor. Smelly rooms, poor equipment, smokers outside the window of the room and noisy construction going on.

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Sebastian A, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for noticing our beautifull ambience! I would like to apologise for the challenges you encountered during the conference, we are currently improving our Terrace and will be updating the events spaces soon after. Please feel free to contact me directly at The Bloomsbury if you should have any questions. Kind regards, Sebastian Annandale Guest Relations Manager

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a group. Hotel is beautiful and only a few minutes walk from the underground. The staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough to help you. Got spoilt with a birthday cake and complementary breakfast mimosas! It's London so don't expect massive rooms but we spent very little time there anyway, so the...

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Sebastian A, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review

Dear Sadie, We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your comments on Housekeeping, we try to offer excellent service but must also make sure to notice the time of day whilst we do that. I very much look forward to having you with us again! Kind regards, Sebastian Annandale Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent service. Literally freshly baked scones to order. Flavoursome tea that makes you think you have never drink tea in your life before., sandwiches, cakes, everything on the platters a total delight. I just wish we had allowed at least 2 hours for the experience. Will go again and 100% recommend

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Sebastian A, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review

Dear David, Wow! You managed the afternoon tea experience in under two hours? Please come back and spend the afternoon. We pride ourselves in serving the very best tea products and the ambience is beautifull. I am so glad we made your day and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Sebastian Annandale Guest Relations Manager

Westborough, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Very comfortable and quiet stay. Clean premises. A historic building. Great location - very close to the British museum and Soho square. Walking distance to the tube. Extra perks - Staff left goodies each day in the room such as fruits, pastries etc

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Sebastian A, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review

I am so happy you enjoyed The Bloomsbury as much as you did. It is exceptionally nice that you mention the building and it's history as we like to think it adds to the romantic ambience of the Hotel. London being such a vast sprawled out city we have the luxury of being smack in the middle of the action...

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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

The rooms were very clean, even had a north American power outlet in the room (just 1) and USB chargers built into the wall the bed was very comfortable and the breakfast downstairs was delicious, the location was also very good close to both Soho and museums the only negative thing that happened was I got locked out at like...

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Sebastian A, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review

Dear Jon, I am happy to see that you liked the Hotel and our location is one of the best in the city. Regarding you being locked out, I am sure you will agree the security measures we have in place are for your benifit just as much as ours. I would like to apologise for the five minute wait....

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2015

A disasterous start ! Turn-up -no room no booking! Done though On-Hotels (Bloomsbury man stated previous problems with them). Told we would have to go to sister hotel miles away ---- made to feel our fault, or that of OnHotels, 20 minues later insisted on seeing manager. Young can-do charming lady turned up, showed empathy, sorted us a room with...

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Sebastian A, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am so glad that we were able to turn this experience around for you. In addition I would like to apologise if you felt we were implying that you were in any way at fault in this matter. You were not! Please feel free to contact me directly so that I can help you with future bookings....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We went to this hotel for afternoon tea. Fantastic venue, beautiful building crammed with period features. We had a private room, ' the library' that could accommodate 16 people. The waitress serving us was very attentive and hospitable. The afternoon tea was average for London hotels. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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Sebastian A, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review

Dear Hannah, Thank you for such a nice comment! The library is a lovely room and I can only imagine what a treat it was to enjoy afternoon tea there. Do let us know if there is anything we can do in future to make it an even better experience. Kind regards, Sebastian Annandale Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 11 October 2015

Hotel customer service was amazing! The breakfast was awesome and our servers Alex and Bogdan went above and beyond. Great location. The concierge and hotel staff were so helpful!! Would recommend this hotel and would stay here again!

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Sebastian A, Guest Relations Manager at The Bloomsbury, responded to this review

Dear Jaime, Thank you for staying with us and for mentioning Alex, Bogdan and the Concierge Team. We aim for the very best level of customer service and love to read responses just like your own. Do let me know if there is anything I can do for you in future! Kind regards, Sebastian Annandale Guest Relations Manager

Estepona, Spain
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Me and my fiancée had a wonderful two night stay at The Bloomsbury. Our room was decorated beautifully with a nice bath and shower. All the staff were friendly and a big thanks to Sebastian for printing off our boarding passes the evening before and then leaving them in our room for us. Tottenham Court Road tube station was just...

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Thank you for the nice comments! It was my pleasure arranging this for you. Do let me know when you are next in London and I will gladly look after your Reservation. Kind regards, Sebastian Annandale Guest Relations Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bloomsbury provides tradition through the design of revered architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, and is nestled in the heart of bustling Bloomsbury, itself steeped in literary and architectural history. The hotel is moments from London highlights The British Museum, Oxford Street, Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden. The 153 contemporary guest rooms and suites are bright, spacious and located over 8 floors overlooking the neighbouring streets and rooftops or onto the quiet central courtyard. Our generous corner suites offer residential style living spaces and are equipped with every convenience for the perfect stay including Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, marble ensuite bathrooms with Victorian roll top baths and heated floors, flat-screen TVs and luxurious Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products. Bloomsbury Club Bar & Dining Room offers delicious, locally sourced cuisine. Relax with a drink on Dalloway Terrace or savour the quintessential Bloomsbury Afternoon Tea in Dalloway lounge and feel a brief respite from the pulse of 21st century London just outside the door. Dalloway Terrace Breakfast: 7am-10.30am Monday-Friday Breakfast: 7am-11.00am Saturday-Sunday All Day Dining Menu: 10.30am-10.30pm Monday-Friday Brunch 11.00am-4.00pm Saturday-Sunday All Day Dining Menu 4pm-10.30pm Saturday-Sunday ... more   less 

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Address: 16 - 22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $320 - $549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bloomsbury 4*
Number of rooms: 153
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Bloomsbury Hotel London
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#18 Green Hotel in London
#39 Family Hotel in London
#41 Romantic Hotel in London
#47 Business Hotel in London
#54 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Ask for a quiet room, we were set back from the main corridor and was nice and quiet”
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“Always ask to stay away from the lift”
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“We were facing inside and high up. I don't know how busy the road is or how noisy the terrace is when it is warmer.”
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“There are a couple of rooms near the elevators. I wouldn't stay there. I've stayed on the 5th floor both times. Awesome!”
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“I'd simply say ask at the time of booking in special request. This hotel knows how to look after their visitors and are very accommodating.”
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