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Thanet Hotel

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walsall UK
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights to celebrate my wifes birthday. Unfortunately, the owners were away but the assistant manger was both polite and welcoming on our arrival. Our room was on the first floor, regrettably there was no lift but the offer was made to carry our cases. Our room was typically small as was the en... More 

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Broussard, La
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51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat their location, quietness, breakfast, and price! The accommodations aren't fancy or plush, but they are quite adequate and clean. If you want plush, there is a Double Tree nearby, but you'll pay more than double Thanet's rates. This is the third hotel we've stayed at in this neighborhood, and this is the first one that I plan... More 

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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend this little hotel, basic but had all the comforts of home, only drawback is that no lift , also bathroom a little squeeze, but hey one is not long I the shower, the breakfasts were fantastic . A family run business and in a Great location .

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359 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have stayed at the Thanet numerous times over the past several years and it has been consistently good. The location really couldn't be better but over the years Bedford Place has become noisier. We were woken each of the 3 nights in the early hours of the morning by yelling and screaming from drunk people on the road. And... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights as family of 5 looking for cost effective yet central location. The thanet lived up to expectations of what we expected for what we paid and the kids loved the Harry Potter room (downstairs). Breakfast gives you a chance to meet people as well as start your day off well and there are enough restaurants... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The location of this hotel is great, making everything in the city easily accessible. I was in a single room on the top floor, which was very quiet. That being said, it was probably the smallest room I have ever stayed in at any B & B or hotel. While I spent very little time in the room, it really... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

A lovely one night stay – for 3 ladies. Hotel is in a great location, it felt very safe. Was very easy to walk to Holborn and onwards to Covent Garden etc. Lovely cool room downstairs (it was a baking hot day & night) / 4 beds / very very quiet all night (we were probably the noisiest thing around... More 

Thank Sallie B
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Visited The Thanet for 2 nights recently. Exceptionally clean, comfy beds, great breakfast. Very close to British Museum, Underground, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. Bloomsbury Gardens and Russell Square Gardens close by. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Thanet Hotel - Arrived from 1wk in Ireland (Globus Tours-7 day Coach). Flew on Aer Lingus DUB=>LHR; User UBER Fm LHR; £75.00. Thanet is in good location, small & Owner operated; We had made reservations via web for 3 seniors for 3 nights; Amenities & Bath are sparse; Our unit in -1 Level in need of attention to detail /... More 

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Margate, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

This hotel was a great find, we had quite a large room in the basement, it was lovely and light, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was really nice and all the staff were polite and friendly. The location was fab for what we wanted to visit - British Museum less than 5 minute walk. Would definitely stay again!

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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Additional Information about Thanet Hotel

Address: 8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $171 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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Thanet Hotel London
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#296 Family Hotel in London
#313 Romantic Hotel in London
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“room facing the garden appear the most tranquil”
 of 5 bubbles Jdavies51, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Back side of the hotel is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles TadTolouse, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room overlooking the back, if you can. We tried but were unsuccessful.”
 of 5 bubbles CaliforniaNana, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Basement room was cool & airy - 4 beds.”
 of 5 bubbles 555sallieb, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room(s) facing the back and not the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles motherofthree03_2016, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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