Built in the 1930's by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, The Bloomsbury Hotel welcomes guests to step into a more graceful era upon crossing its Georgian threshold. Fully restored in 1998 as a luxury boutique hotel, the building retained many of its original aspects, from its stone entryway to a high-ceilinged, elegant lobby and library. While offering a more contemporary aesthetic, the hotel references its original architect with furnishings in neutral tones or black and white, Lutyens' preferred color scheme.
The Bloomsbury Experience
The Bloomsbury Hotel offers perfectly modern amenities like free Wi-Fi and a fitness center, though guests should be sure to take the famous, traditional Bloomsbury afternoon tea at the Landseer Restaurant, or if weather permits, outside on the Summer Terrace. (The Landseer also serves excellent contemporary cuisine all day and classic cocktails in the evenings.) The wheelchair-accessible hotel is popular for both weddings and business functions, with several different lofty, ornate reception rooms and an on-site chapel.
Look Around the Neighborhood
In walking distance of The Bloomsbury Hotel are the British Museum, the quirky Cartoon Museum, and the Royal Opera House. Children will love Coram Fields, an exceptionally fun playground and park. Bloomsbury, with its many galleries, cafes, and restaurants, is also convenient to other coveted London areas, like Covent Garden. For accessing broader London, the Underground is around the corner, at Tottenham Court Road.
Stayed 7 nights and really enjoyed the hotel. Room was very nice. Bed very comfortable. The staff are very professional and helpful. Concierge desk was very good helping out with any questions. Loved location near British museum and nice area close to Oxford St. and Soho. Very close to hop off on buses for getting around to tourist sites.
The hotel exceeded our expectations. It was beautiful, clean and stylish, it even had fragrance oils in every corner so it smelled like heaven. The double bed room was relatively small but has everything one might need. Bathroom was big, beautiful and luxurious with boutique soup collection. The housekeeping was exceptional, the room was cleaned twice a day and little treats like chocolate was left for us once a day. Loved it!
Comfortable bed, large bathtub (with shower attachment), quiet, good temperature control, good location, friendly staff.
The room was pretty small, but it was adequate. Even at the discounted Kayak price, it was expensive, but the value for money was still high.
Perfect location because of walking distance to major shoppping streets and Covent Garden/Leicester Square. Good concierge services.
Housekeeping started cleaning round 9 am, the noise from the hall and nearby rooms woke me up every morning. Obviously paying for location and not room size. Air-conditioning makes considerable noise.
Good restaurant, nice building, clean.
No hot water, only luke water. When problems ocurred during extending my stay, different solutions were promised by different persons, no promises were kept though.
A very clean and luxurious designer hotel. Great food. Very helpful and pleasant staff.
The room was a little cramped. Desk was too big for the room. Feel the room could be bigger for a Superior room.
Good clean hotel in central London
Only the check in was bad. My colleague arrived ahead of me only to find he could not check in as the reservation was not in the system. The reservation and pin number that was on the e-ticket was not accepptable and only the original print was enough to convince the front desk that we had a reservation. It was only as a secondary measure that I brought this with me as your system led me to believe that the booking number and pin was sufficient. My colleauge had to wait an hour for me to arrive and this was at 11pm when we had a busy day both behind and ahead of us. For the above reason I will not use this service again. It's simply not acceptable.
Waiting to check in