Lonsdale Hotel

Lonsdale Hotel

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#1 142 of 1 144 hotels in London
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
1.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
1.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
1.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Old Georgian townhouse in Bloomsbury, homey, friendly atmosphere - Near the British Museum.
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Property amenities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English

Location

9-10 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA England
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Russell Square
4 minUnderground
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Lizzy D wrote a review Mar 2020
Western Ireland, Ireland
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived to what we thought was a ‘beautiful’ property from the outside but to our horror it was far from that. Greeted by what we thought was an Indian woman, lying asleep on the couch in the lobby. The floor boards move every time you take a step. Entered the bedroom to see the following (see pics). Shocking horrible conditions, quite frankly I wouldn’t put my dog into this place!!! The bathroom was on another level- was like a portaloo placed into the bedroom on top of the terrible conditions! Staff do not give a continental crap- they sit around and watch videos on their phone and do not even realise who is walking in and out of the building. There are also light bulbs missing from every room in the property. The only thing that was moderately clean was the linen.
Horrid horrid place.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Andrew M wrote a review Feb 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Electric socket failed (only socket in room) - in fact it was dangeruous. Advertises tv in the room - no remote and couldnt plug in. Curtains were fiflthy and falling down. Shelf in tiny bathroom broken. You cant sit straight on the toilet, there is insufficient room as the sink gets in the way and Shower was very low on pressure, Beds were uncomfortable. No tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Noisy during night as shared bathroom outside was being used regularly. Doesnt just needs TLC needs an entire make over of the room.
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Date of stay: February 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Dont. Go somewhere else
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Goldilocks wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A Christmas Holiday was ruined when we stepped into this hotel. My two sisters and I got a triplet room in the BASEMENT. The beds had dirty sheets, one towel, and a shared bathroom with other rooms. We found food remnants in one of the corners, and a dirty towel under one of the beds.
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Date of stay: December 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Sovereign R wrote a review Nov 2021
United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasant swift reception check in and professionally welcoming. I requested a quiet room beforehand and was given Room 23 on the top floor, was delighted that we had a double and a single bed I paid for twin beds. Clean crisp bedding and towels comfortable beds large sash windows to open. The central heating was on constant for the stay which was welcoming with the November chill. The room fulfilled our basic needs just somewhere to crash after our amazing visit to the Moulin Rouge show at The Piccadilly. Affluent street location with restaurants and coffee shop and a 7 minute walk from Holborn Tube Station which was great for our Sunday visit to Camden Market and Locks. Would stay again a basic no frills yet comfortable stay in London.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I requested a quiet room and was given room 23 as a Twin room which had a double bed and single...
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Richard Tyers wrote a review Jun 2022
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Damp, dark mildew ridden room in basement. Rude staff when I complained said for the price you paid this is London it's all we have. No running hot water in room toilet 50yds away. Place should be condemned. Please avoid at all costs sleeping on a bench in Russell Square would be better.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Joe O wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The place is absolutely filthy and needs closing down. The location is great, but everything about this hotel is awful, dirty thoughout, from the corridors, bedrooms, bathrooms. Bed sheets and towels stained, do not ever go to this hotel
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Hugo H wrote a review Jun 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Officious and unfriendly staff - dropped in for a pint with my son while we waited for a takeaway. Very rude staff berated me for taking a table and that no children wear allowed when there was almost no visible signage outside saying that we had to be seated or anything about their family policy. Plenty of better places around in jesmond so best avoided. Have been here many times over the years but not any more.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t come with children
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Marcus Capel wrote a review Mar 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very good for what it is, cheap and cheerful. Great location for very low price. We had clean sheets, hot water and a warm room. Quiet street, good nights sleep. Ideally located very close to Holborn Station, Bloomsbury Gardens. Good shops in the high street and restaurants. Not the Ritz but not Ritz prices!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jackdaw7 wrote a review Jan 2020
Rutland UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
In pleasant part of London, on quiet street near British museum. Staff friendly. But oh dear. Communal areas dirty, smelly and poorly decorated. Rooms had clean sheets and towels but poorly maintained. Loo seats broken, door locks looked as though they had been forced. A sad place.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Curiosity5025 wrote a review May 2005
Ontario Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If y ou don't mind sharing a bathroom or having your own portapotty in your room, well then lonsdale is the place for you. the constant urine smell and dirty towels are an added bonus. the staff is fantastic, charging for phone calls that are local and should be included. but whats even better was the struggle to make a phone call. you have to ask them to use the line which isn't easy because half the time you can't even communicate with them. i think the bed gave me a rash and oh my those rooms aren't spacious at all. every night it sounded like there was a herd of elephants coming down the stairs... whata dump

overall... i hated it. i expected at LEAST clean towels. if your staying here... bring your own towels.
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Date of stay: May 2005
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Paolo G asked a question Mar 2017
Rome, Italy7 contributions7 helpful votes
Se ci sono le asciugamani e se vengono cambiate regolarmente. Ma dopo queste notizie penso proprio di no
Andrew M wrote a tip Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont. Go somewhere else"
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Sovereign R wrote a tip Nov 2021
United Kingdom16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I requested a quiet room and was given room 23 as a Twin room which had a double bed and single bed was pleasantly surprised. Quiet room."
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Hugo H wrote a tip Jun 2021
12 contributions23 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t come with children"
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Vgnsuper wrote a tip Dec 2019
Somaglia, Italy191 contributions68 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay away from it"
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Bob B wrote a tip Nov 2019
Felixstowe, United Kingdom107 contributions64 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room in another hotel."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,831 - R 2,629 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lonsdale hotel london
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonBloomsbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lonsdale Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Lonsdale Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The British Museum (0.2 km), Faulty Towers the Dining Experience (0.2 km), and THATMuse,Treasure Hunt at the Museum (0.2 km).
What are some restaurants close to Lonsdale Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Uzumaki London, Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, and Drury 188-189.
Are there any historical sites close to Lonsdale Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (2.3 km), Tower of London (3.6 km), and Churchill War Rooms (2.0 km).
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