My wife and I stayed here for three nights during a recent trip to London for our anniversary. We stayed here based on the reviews and were not disappointed. The hotel is lovely, the service is impeccable, and the location is hard to beat. One perk is that the hotel is within easy walking distance to everything in the West End, yet is whisper quiet at night. There was no noise whatsoever. Fantastic! I also love a hotel that has some character and style. The Bloomsbury is a throwback to another era, one that predates all of the corporate hotel chains that predominate today. It felt refined yet homey.
We had a deluxe room, which was still on the small side, but perfectly fine for our needs. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the nightly turndown service was a nice touch. (A robe and slippers were also included.) The room featured lots of small touches and little amenities that made it more pleasant. These included a full-sized iron and ironing board, a decent-sized in-room safe (my 15" laptop did not fit), a large closet, an iPod dock with speakers, and so on. The room featured a small desk and an armchair. The lighting system was terrific, as you could control most elements of it from the bed. There was a flat screen TV that we did not use. Two bottles of water were provided daily. Dry cleaning service was available, another nice touch, although we did not use it.
The bath was particularly nice, with white marble everywhere, a full-sized tub, and nice soaps and lotions.
Cleaning service was provided daily with no problems. My wife used the workout room, which she described as small but perfectly adequate for this type of setup. The breakfast buffet was not included in the price of the room, so we skipped it. This seems like something that should come included in the price of a "deluxe" room, but it wasn't a big deal.
My lone complaint is that the internet service, while free, was very slow and often somewhat useless. I wish European hotels would figure out that in this day and age, working high-speed internet is essential, not a bonus. At these prices, I expect to have working, high-speed internet. I'm willing to pay extra, even, but this is really something this and other hotels should look into. It's akin to not having hot water or plumbing that functions. That's a minor complaint, however, and overall our stay was incredibly pleasant. Thanks to the Bloomsbury staff for making our trip to London memorable! We will return for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bloomsbury provides tradition through the design of revered architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, and is nestled in the heart of bustling Bloomsbury, itself steeped in literary and architectural history. The hotel is moments from London highlights The British Museum, Oxford Street, Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden. The 153 contemporary guest rooms and suites are bright, spacious and located over 8 floors overlooking the neighbouring streets and rooftops or onto the quiet central courtyard. Our generous corner suites offer residential style living spaces and are equipped with every convenience for the perfect stay including Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, marble ensuite bathrooms with Victorian roll top baths and heated floors, flat-screen TVs and luxurious Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products. Bloomsbury Club Bar & Dining Room offers delicious, locally sourced cuisine. Relax with a drink on Dalloway Terrace or savour the quintessential Bloomsbury Afternoon Tea in Dalloway lounge and feel a brief respite from the pulse of 21st century London just outside the door. Dalloway Terrace Breakfast: 7am-10.30am Monday-Friday Breakfast: 7am-11.00am Saturday-Sunday All Day Dining Menu: 10.30am-10.30pm Monday-Friday Brunch 11.00am-4.00pm Saturday-Sunday All Day Dining Menu 4pm-10.30pm Saturday-Sunday ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bloomsbury Hotel London