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The Lonsdale Hotel

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where do I start. I was put into a room that was akin to a prison cell. There was a communal toilet (which I was not told when booking) as a woman I was frightened to go to the bathroom and feared for my safety especially in the early hours of the morning. There was raucous behaviour and banging of...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this Hotel on line 2 days before arrival and then noticed my partner had already booked somewhere. I requested a cancellation which went through but no refund so money was wasted. Then I looked at the reviews and was very glad I was staying somewhere else! Somewhere there is a property owner who is using this as a cash...

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Canton of Valais, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this "hotel" for a one night stay. I'm well aware that it's a budget hotel but for £65 I would expect something basic but decent. It is London for Gods sake! Clean it up properly and increase the price if you have to. But do not make people sleep in such a horrible place. This place should be shut...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff at desk gave us the key and just pointed at where to go to get to our rooms because they couldn't be bothered to show us. Took us about 20 minutes to realise it was downstairs. The place is a mess! Rooms dingy with horrible decoration. Shared toilets which stink! People in the kitchen cooking curry at 1:00am stinking...

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1Thank samhannah10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the room as we got it before we got a cleaner to sort it never been to a place that is anywhere near as bad dirty towels still on floor in shower room bed not made up and the lovely view from our window

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Thank Mick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was expansive for what they were offering. Not clean and a mission impossible to find the room number. No towels at all in the room and bathroom was the smallest bathroom ever. Do not waste your money on this hotel, better sleep under the bridge.

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was in London for one night, I booked this Hotel. The staff is not so kind. The room was little and too old. The bathrooms, in common with other people, were new and clean. The only positive thing. Good position but is not worth the price.

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Lima, Peru
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've been reading lots of reviews, mostly terrible. Well, you cannot expect to have luxury and amenities like a 4 or 5 stars hotel in the center of London paying 50 or 60 pounds. I personally, did not like it, but I will try to make an objective review: THE GOOD: The hotel is really cheap considering the location. It...

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Sliema, Malta
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

After several hours travelling through the night, it has been very disappointing getting to the hotel and be forced to leave it only after 30 minutes and find a new accommodation at 3,00am! Firstly, we were given a room with only 1 bed instead of two as requested; this room was changed for another, on the 3rd floor (no lift),...

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Room was in the basement, small and dirty. Shared bathroom on the ground floor... Heating in the room was not working (and it was already very cold in London) - had to sleep in my clothes. But the worst thing: bedbugs. I tried many other budget hotels in Central London, but none was such bad.

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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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Old Georgian townhouse in Bloomsbury, homey, friendly atmosphere - Near the British Museum. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lonsdale Hotel

Address: 9-10 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Price Range: $86 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
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“Check the reviews and book somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles YusufS197, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For backpackers! Really cheap in the center of London.”
 of 5 bubbles silvanah995, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get one at the rear the streets noisy at night with foot traffic”
 of 5 bubbles Thesaint73, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room s with garden view are quieter, but go on the floor, not in the basement.”
 of 5 bubbles peterkX3850OX, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“choose another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles christinecaine, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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