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The Academy

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  • Excellent25%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“afternoon tea”(54 reviews)
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We stayed at the Academy and were most impressed by the charm and style of this London hotel. It has beautiful sophisticated interiors and very comfortable bedding; with a luxurious and homely feeling in the centre of London. Rooms on the back promise peace and...More

Thank Marius M
Response from AcademyHotel, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Glad you enjoyed the charm and character of the property and of course the location is second to none! Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards Andrew van Eeden

Reviewed 29 May 2014

Having seen some of the recent reviews on Tripadvisor I feared the worst and was pleasantly surprised when we arrived with a Travelzoo voucher today. We were seated in the library and enjoyed that to ourselves. Service was attentive but not overbearing which allowed my...More

1  Thank Kiwicall
Response from AcademyHotel, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am glad you enjoyed the afternoon tea with us but, I am sure a sneak preview of our rooms would have changed your view on a family budget hotel! Kind Regards Andrew...More

Reviewed 27 May 2014

I stayed in the Academy hotel on the bank holiday weekend on the 25th-26th May with my girlfriend. Reception greeted us nicely enough as we arrived and promptly took our bags to our room. Our room was situated on the 3rd floor in a hotel...More

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Response from AcademyHotel, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am glad you enjoyed the many features of our hotel and thank you for your kind words. As the hotel is a grade 2 listed building I feel it adds to the...More

Reviewed 26 May 2014

Staff very friendly, welcomed us and explained all hotel arrangements. We were shown to our room which was a good size with a spacious bathroom. Bedding and towels were very good quality. Room clean but carpets could do with updating, Afternoon tea in the garden...More

Thank jennifer s
Response from AcademyHotel, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. By reading through your review I am slightly confused as to the final average remark as everything else seem to have been positive. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards Andrew...More

Reviewed 22 May 2014

Front desk really friendly but the rest was sadly very disappointing. Internet frustrating with new codes required every 200mb's and connection slow. Stains on bedroom carpet. Tiny bathroom. No breakfast before 7am despite all being put out well before that. Grumpy dining room staff. No...More

Thank Anton M
Response from AcademyHotel, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Our internet within the hotel is complimentary throughout which is not the case with most of our competitors in the area. We have a control system in place in that you are required...More

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USD 135 - USD 348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#342 Luxury Hotel in London
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USD 135 - USD 348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#342 Luxury Hotel in London
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Nearby
Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Jeneba C
11 August 2017|
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Response from Roy B | Property representative |
The completion date is scheduled for Easter 2018.
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Katie M
20 November 2016|
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Response from Michael H | Property representative |
Dear Katie Thank you for the question. We have a number of bedrooms located on the ground floor of the Hotel, however access through the Front Door is up two steps from street level. We do not have any lifts within the... More
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Morag M
21 July 2016|
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Response from TennesseeGreenfields | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest calling the hotel to see if you culd have a room on the second floor. I feel sure they will hold your luggage, we found that was a service all over Europe when we travelled. Enjoy the Academy!
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"Request a room at the back of the hotel as the front looks straight out onto Gower Street"
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"Avoid room 21"
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"We had room 27 up 4 flights of stairs but big and comfortable. No noise"
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"room 10 was lovely"
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