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Tavistock Hotel
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

If you're looking for a well-located no frills hotel, this is it! We were very happy to find a hotelroom with en-suite bathroom and breakfast for just 105 pounds per night during the Olympics. Location is excellent - within easy walking distance of museums, many shops and restaurants, 3 tubestops covering most lines and ofcourse just a 10 minute stroll to the Eurostar terminal.

Room and bathroom were clean and kept that way by the friendly cleaning staff.
The bed was a bit hard but okay.
Breakfast was good for the price with a wide enough selection (full English available!). Breakfastroom staff were the only people in the hotel that we found to be a bit grumpy, everyone else was pleasant and helpful.

There is free wifi in the lobby and bar. We did think it was a bit strange that we had to pay 2 pounds to leave our luggage in the storage room after we checked out, but this may have been an 'obligatory tip' for the concierges? Worth it for not having to lug a suitcase around town until your train leaves though!

Tip: We booked online on the hotel's own website and received a complimentary 3-course dinner in one of the restaurants within this hotelchain!

Room Tip: Ask for a room higher up and overlooking the park when reserving, for a quieter room.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Would give 3.5 if possible. Tavistock Hotel is dated but is in ideal location for visiting London and transport links. The rooms are a good size, with a bath and were spotless with house keeping doing a good job, even though sometimes they were a bit early, Staff on the whole were friendly and helpful. Breakfast not the best but plenty of it, and filled you up. Rooms on the whole were quiet. The bonuses are Jaques Wine Bar with Coffee and under two pounds and the hotel Bar with real ale at under three pounds a pint. Would i stay again, Yes,,

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank LincolnKaren
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Like all older hotels in London, travelers from say the US/ Australia may find small rooms, over-heating and warren-like corridors annoying, but it's really part of the charm. Very good value for money in that its pretty cheap, breakfast is seriously basic buffet-style and wi-fi only available in the lobby lounge, not rooms. Your no-frills option.
But: it's right round the corner from the British museum, major tubes/stations, walking distance to everything that matters if the weather's fine, perfectly comfortable and effective service. I wouldn't pay more for something slicker in London - the Tavistock offers the good basic stuff. Interesting note: it's on the site of Virginia Woolf's home, which was bombed in the blitz, so pretty well the centre of the Bloomsbury Group life, if you're interested in literature of the era. A few steps away is the small plaque which marks the spot of the 7/7 bus bombing.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

We stayed for three nights during the Olympics....all three nights cost us less than some hotels wanted for one night....it offered us superb value. Taxi from Euston was less than £5 and you could walk to tube station in less than 5 minutes. We found a hidden shopping centre which had a load of shops, a waitrose and some restaurants including yo sushi and gourmet burger kitchen...all right on your doorstep (just past the tube station). Breakfast very, very basic. First room (first floor overlooking centre of hotel courtyard (air con vents etc) was very, very noisy with staff emptying bottle bins at all hours. However, they moved us immediately upon request and second room was far quieter (7th floor overlooking park). Bathroom tiny and very poor quality towels but clean. You get what you pay for...we thought it offered good value for London for the price.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

This is a no frill hotel but well located near public transit. This price is reasonable. However, the front desk staff is neither friendly nor helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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