We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
2017-12-31 2018-01-01
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Thanet Hotel

    8 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England
    Lowest prices for your stay
    2017-12-31 2018-01-01
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Traveller (47)
    Room & Suite (23)
    Dining (8)
    • Excellent36%
    • Very good45%
    • Average11%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible3%
    Travellers talk about
    “russell square” (32 reviews)
    “british museum” (92 reviews)
    “bedford place” (17 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    3.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
    Dec 31Jan 1
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all London hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "ddbda2e66331423db3051368ce4150d6", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":214657,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":31,"month":12,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":1,"month":1,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"ddbda2e66331423db3051368ce4150d6","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Thanet Hotel","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImRkYmRhMmU2NjMzMTQyM2RiMzA1MTM2OGNlNDE1MGQ2IiwiQUlLIjoiNjc4MzE4MzRmMDBiNDQ4NGI3MWUzMTUwMTQ0YTc0YjQifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "31/12/2017", "checkOut": "01/01/2018", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[]},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (346)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year

    1 - 5 of 308 reviews

    Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

    This is the second time we’ve stayed; it’s comfortable and friendly...and very good value for its position so close to the British Museum. Breakfast (excellent and cooked fresh for you) is included and the owners Richard and Lynwen are lovely people who look after their...More

    1  Thank holintel
    Response from thanethotel, Owner at Thanet HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Many thanks for your lovely review and so pleased to see that you feel we are good value. Thank you also for your kind words about Richard and myself - we so enjoy meeting people. Thank you again Lynwen

    Reviewed 21 September 2017

    Had room on 3rd floor facing Bedford Place. Easy 5 - 10 minute walk from Russell Square tube station. Room and bathroom were clean, bed comfortable. With window open, street noise not noticeable. Top floor, as noted by others, was squeaky. Could hear some talking...More

    Thank Richard0828
    Response from thanethotel, Owner at Thanet HotelResponded 3 October 2017

    Thank you so much for your kind review. I am pleased you enjoyed our breakfast and you found us clean and comfortable. I was also pleased you like our colourful window boxes. We hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes Lynwen

    Reviewed 6 September 2017

    I stayed at the Thanet Hotel for 3 weeks in July. It was a wonderful place: the location is excellent...only a 5-minute walk from Russell Square and the British Museum. Located on (for London!) a quiet street, the hotel was still close to restaurants, post...More

    Thank malmgren2017
    Response from thanethotel, Owner at Thanet HotelResponded 14 September 2017

    Thank you so much for your kind review . It was lovely meeting you and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the small touches we try to incorporate. We hope to see you again on your next visit and...More

    Reviewed 27 August 2017

    My husband and I first stayed here in 2003. We liked the accommodations so well that I kept the brochure. 14 years later we returned to find the same friendly owners. The rooms had been updated since our first visit of course. Our room was...More

    Thank sixtyntravelling
    Response from thanethotel, Owner at Thanet HotelResponded 14 September 2017

    Thank you so much for your great review. We were so pleased that you decided to stay with us again and we had a real "blast from the past" seeing the old bochure - Thank you for sharing it with us. Best wishes Lynwen

    Reviewed 27 July 2017

    This hotel is clean, friendly staff, excellent (fast)breakfast, and sooooo perfect in it's location. Bedford street is close to the Russell Square tube station and literally down the block from the British Museum. It was also very quiet. It was exceptionally affordable. I would stay...More

    Thank TwoMomsTV
    Response from thanethotel, Owner at Thanet HotelResponded 2 August 2017

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we were very touiched by your description of the Thanet and certainly what you describe is what we aim to achieve. We hope to welcome you back one day. Many thanks Lynwen

    The Montague on The Gardens
    4,330 reviews
    #10 of 1,077 hotels in London
    0.1 km
    Grange Beauchamp Hotel
    833 reviews
    #361 of 1,077 hotels in London
    0.07 km
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - West End
    3,230 reviews
    #406 of 1,077 hotels in London
    0.1 km
    Bedford Hotel
    1,181 reviews
    #422 of 1,077 hotels in London
    0.07 km
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Price range
    • US$147 - US$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #155 Family Hotel in London
    • #312 Romantic Hotel in London
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 16
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Thanet Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • England >
    • London >
    • Bloomsbury
    • Also Known As
    • Thanet Hotel London
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (47)
    Room & Suite (23)
    Dining (8)
    Hotel & Grounds (27)
    Bathroom (2)
    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
    Sponsored by:
    Nearby HotelsSee all 1,077 hotels in London
    Grange Beauchamp Hotel
    833 reviews
    .07 km away
    The Montague on The Gardens
    4,330 reviews
    .12 km away
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - West End
    3,230 reviews
    .12 km away
    Bedford Hotel
    1,181 reviews
    .07 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    The Blue Door Bistro
    423 reviews
    .12 km away
    915 reviews
    .12 km away
    Afternoon Tea at The Montague on The Gardens
    212 reviews
    .12 km away
    Old Amalfi
    284 reviews
    .11 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    British Museum
    57,378 reviews
    .23 km away
    Russell Square
    464 reviews
    .23 km away
    Queen Elizabeth II Great Court
    63 reviews
    .23 km away
    Bloomsbury Square
    53 reviews
    .15 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    Mark J
    14 July 2016|
    AnswerShow all 4 answers
    Response from Kinga W | Reviewed this property |
    There is no parking right outside the hotel, but there is underground parking available approx 3 minutes away from the hotel. If you show them your receipt that you stayed at the hotel, you only have to pay £15 for 24 hours... More
    Julie M
    17 April 2016|
    AnswerShow all 3 answers
    Response from Jason L | Reviewed this property |
    Hey Julie, This was our first time to London. So we did the usual tourist stuff during the day and relaxed during the evening time. Our daughter was there for 3 months studying abroad, so we let her show us around. Like John... More
    31 August 2015|
    AnswerShow all 3 answers
    Response from Mossparkdave | Reviewed this property |
    Hi,sorry my wife and I were in a room for 3 people due to a mix up .Reasonable size but could only guess about the five person room.Good place for a central base and great breakfast ,all the best !
    Room Tips
    "Quietest room may be at back, not on Bedford, and not on 3rd floor."
    Read review
    "I stayed on the first (second to a Yank) floor, No. 5, facing the garden, not the street."
    Read review
    "Note: this hotel has no air conditioning. Also there is no elevator so you may want a room on a lower floor."
    Read review
    "Request a lower level room if stairs are an issue."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing