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The Lonsdale Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While I can deal with a shared bathroom for a location like this, the bed was so bad I could barely sleep. The mattress dipped in the middle with springs pressing into my back. I've put all the blankets they had underneath myself to make it bearable but it was still a really uncomfortable sleep. I don't think it is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to know where to start....the staff, the smell, the filth, the furniture and the bedding were all unbelievably appalling but I think in the end it was the vermin that really topped it off. This hotel is rated 1035 of 1080 in London by TripAdvisor. I find it difficult to imagine what the 45 lower rated hates could possibly...

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1Thank coyleray
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is the WORST hotel I have experienced in my life. We should have been wary from the start - even entering the building - It was grotty. The receptionist was extremely unhelpful, miserable and never smiled once. Again, we should have taken notice of the surroundings and asked to see the room before paying, but this is all great...

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The hotel is close to the main attractions, good location but the staff is not helpful. There is no water in the bathrooms, you have to use the shared bathrooms. Of course you have to pay immediately when you arrive. I no wonder why... The rooms are terrible.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Not the best option if you are looking for a good comfortable place to spend the night. The service is not helpful at all, I got to my room and the light wasn't working; the receptionist said he couldn't do anything about it. The WIFI is really slow and stops working every now and then and you can hear everything...

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Thank Sebastian v
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I booked this because I had a job interview in Russels Square and it was very close. I didn't read reviews but nearly panicked when I did. Frankly I think the reviews are very unfair and seem to be expecting too much of somewhere that is what £30-40/night in central London. It has WiFi, hot showers, working toilets and a...

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1Thank Conrad H
northants england
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Dirty,tatty,outdated . No kettle in rooms. No hangers . Staff rude and unhelpful.Cobwebs everywhere. Mould, fag burns and stained furniture and worn carpets with big holes in! Avoid this place its awful we couldn't get out quick enough !

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1Thank diceydeb
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This place is a death drap the rooms are disgusting as. Soon as you book in the owner a very nasty woman demands and I mean demands payment before you even see the room after seen it I can understand why I went with my mother and two kids 10 qnd 12 after seeing the room I told her it...

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2Thank violetann18
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It is not a place to stay. The staff was rude and clueless. The heater in the room was broken and the room was freezing. I went downstairs and told the guy sitting at the reception but he ignored me at the beginning completely until I shouted at him. He was clueless and was not going to do anything about...

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2Thank HenryNo
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The positives are the location and the staff being friendly. The negatives are that it's dirty, there's no wifi in the rooms, they charge to store luggage, the beds squeak, they turn the heating off at night centrally so it's freezing when you wake up, the carpets are worn and the stairs are steep with no case help offered. They...

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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 throughout the week.
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Old Georgian townhouse in Bloomsbury, homey, friendly atmosphere - Near the British Museum. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lonsdale Hotel

Address: 9-10 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Price Range: $87 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
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“Go somewhere else...anywhere else...”
 of 5 bubbles coyleray, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid this hotel at all costs!!”
 of 5 bubbles Chooch8591, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There is none just avoid this place”
 of 5 bubbles violetann18, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Check the reviews and book somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles YusufS197, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For backpackers! Really cheap in the center of London.”
 of 5 bubbles silvanah995, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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