This was my second stay at Arosfa, the first a few years ago with my husband and daughter. This time I was a solo, senior (60) female traveler. I had not been able to get reservations again until this visit (we travel through London twice a year) and am so glad I did. The hotel is the same, great location, comfortable, clean linens, free internet in the lounge, wonderful breakfast, excellent value, etc.. Last visit, staff were pleasant, helpful, etc. This visit, everyone was extraordinary. Tessa, Atilla and other staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and are helpful in every possible way. Tessa and others made an effort to get to know you and I felt I was staying with friends, not at an impersonal hotel. I had to leave at 5:30 am and Tessa made sure my bags were brought down, woke up herself to give me a wake-up call at 5:00, pre-ordered a cab, brought me a take-away breakfast, etc.- just one example of the special care taken of guests.
The rooms are small, the bathroom tiny, there is no elevator, stairs are a little narrow and steep but I still give the hotel a 5* rating as you CAN NOT get better value for money or better service anywhere in London. I really appreciate the charming decor, the small touches like having a bowl of apples in the room along with the usual coffee and tea service, the iron and ironing board on every floor (offers to bring one to your room if you prefer), etc. etc. Also if you are a book-lover the best Waterstones is across the street. I've stayed at many places in London (some much more expensive and more centrally-located) but will always try to get reservations at Arosfa first again on all future travels.
Thanks Tessa, Atilla and all for such a lovely stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Arosfa Hotel is a refurbished 200-year old Georgian Town House in the heart of historic Bloomsbury district, the former home of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir John Everett Millais. The cool white garden squares and wide streets of Bloomsbury have been a pull to thinkers for centuries, and it sometimes seems like every second house has a blue plaque denoting that a great writer, scientist or philosopher once inhabited the building. It was in Bloomsbury that Karl Marx created communism, Virginia Woolf defined the twentieth century British novel, and Charles Darwin first conceived the theory of natural selection. The imposing bulk of the British Museum, home to seven millennia of human art and artefacts, dominates the area, and there are plenty of other academic institutions including Birkbeck College, the beautiful University of London Library, and RADA, London's grandest drama school. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arosfa Hotel London
- Arosfa London