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The Penn Club

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently met up with a friend from Canada who was visiting London for a conference. He was staying here and suggested I did too so we could maximize our time together. This is classic old style English middle class accommodation. Good but not fancy. I recommend the rooms with a garden view. Visit the small library to read newspapers.... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Back in the 1970s I lived in a nurses' home (for Gt Ormond St) opposite the Penn Club in Bedford Place. We would walk past in our caps and starched caps at 7am and often wonder exactly what it was. It was many years later that I discovered it to be the most perfect place for a stay in London... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a lovely 'club' which has a wonderful old-fashioned feel. It's a little tired and there's no lift - but you're warned of that when you arrive. My room wasn't en suite, but I didn't mind because there are plenty of facilities nearby and it made it a little cheaper. There's a lovely quiet lounge to relax in and... More 

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Thank R0binsRule
Paris
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This place is not swanky or posh: it is quiet, friendly and peaceful, with lovely staff and a great breakfast. Ask for a room that backs on to the lovely garden square. [19 is lovely]. there is a library with books, games and all the newspapers and free tea and coffee all day.

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Thank CecilyBoomtrinket
Cotswold
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a quiet place, based on Quaker congeniality, where you can easily get to the rest of London off the Tube or on a bus. It is within a short walk to the British Museum, which is why I like to stay here.

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Alameda, California
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The location is great if you like Bloomsbury, and I do. The club is located on a reasonably quiet street by Russell Square. It is discreet and old-fashioned, in fact most of the members seem to be older, single gentlemen. The membership factor gives a sense that hotel-type guests are transient and perhaps somewhat translucent - the service given was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a special place to stay. I feel so safe there and it's great for lone travellers too. Easy walk of Euston station and tube stations nearby, together with all the attractions of the local area. No TV in the bedrooms, which makes for a peaceful stay, though there is a TV lounge if you do want to watch.... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had Room 4 which was a quiet twin facing the garden. This was not a small room; it was a good size with an excellent shower room. The staff were efficient and informative. The breakfast was excellent. Take a radio if you want to keep up with the world in your room. TV was blissfully absent.

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Thank David C
Bundaberg, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

There might be other things that you want (loud TV's, spacious rooms, lifts) but this excellently located establishment will provide everything that you need ( if like us you value a good sleep, clean quiet rooms, peaceful reading rooms and a generous breakfast included in your tarrif). We couldn't fault The Penn Club.

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Wollongong, Australia
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This was my first stay at the Penn Club, but I hope I can stay here every time I come to London in future. Read all the website and all the reviews here. It's not a conventional hotel. It's perfect for some people, but wouldn't suit everyone. Your room will be small and plain, but very clean. It may have... More 

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Bloomsbury
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 The Penn Club

Address: 21-23 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $144 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
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Penn Hotel London
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#294 Business Hotel in London
#358 Family Hotel in London
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“Garden view is best”
 of 5 bubbles P8298PRtims, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room if that bothers you.”
 of 5 bubbles R0binsRule, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are basic, but garden view rooms are more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles CecilyBoomtrinket, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There is no elevator so if you have trouble with stairs ask for a lower floor. Rooms that look out to the garden may be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles sarabL3129KJ, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“En-suite is a must”
 of 5 bubbles GodMat, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
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