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    The Academy

    21 Gower Street | Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 6HG, England
    011 44 20 7631 4115
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    Reviewed 20 August 2017

    Me and my boyfriend spent two nights at The Academy in August 2017. We didn't really spend much time at the hotel, basically just slept there. Didn't have any contact with the staff except when checking in and out. We were lucky and got a...More

    Thank Christina N
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 24 August 2017

    Dear Guest, We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Indeed our location is very Central. We are due to undergo a major refurbishment program where the decor, fixtures and fittings will be addressed. We look forward to welcoming you back in...More

    Reviewed 20 August 2017

    It was a while ago since my Husband and I stayed at this hotel, just got around to my review. Booked the hotel through Travelzoo as we were coming to London for 1 night - good price with a free bottle of prosecco. It was...More

    Thank Caroline D
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 21 August 2017

    Dear Guest, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and was able to enjoy your Prosecco in the the sunshine in one of our 2 gardens. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you for your review.

    Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

    We stayed here on a visit to London to see a play. Our room was tucked in the attic and was very stuffy when we went up the stairs (no lift) to reach it. The blind was askew but we didn't try and use it...More

    1  Thank piedwarbler
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 18 August 2017

    Dear Guest, It is always nice to read when our hardworking staff are mentioned for being helpful and friendly. As we are a Grade II listed building we are unable to have lifts installed. I have passed on your comments to the Department Heads to...More

    Reviewed 16 August 2017

    Our family of four stayed in one suite. The beds (one a pull-out couch for the kids) were not comfortable at all. The A/C unit - which worked well - gurgles all night long - and made us feel like we were in an aquarium....More

    1  Thank Joel M
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 18 August 2017

    Dear Guest, We have passed on the issues raised to the Heads of Department to investigate and will implement additional training where required. We are due to undergo a major refurbishment program where all the furniture will be replaced. Thank you for your review.

    Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

    I stayed here for the the weekend the room was quite basic for a 4 * i expected it to be a lot nicer i also found alot of human hair on the bed linen and matress they had to change the linen but they...More

    Thank Donna F
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 14 August 2017

    Dear Guest, We are due to undergo a major refurbishment program where to rooms will be updated. Having investigated the issue regarding the hair, both the Housekeeping Assistant Manager & the Duty Manager apologised for this, however whilst the hair should not have been there,...More

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    Jeneba C
    10 August 2017|
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    Response from Roy B | Property representative |
    The completion date is scheduled for Easter 2018.
    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
    Morag M
    20 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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    "We had room 27 up 4 flights of stairs but big and comfortable. No noise"
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