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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Quakers believe in living simply and here we find a good example of faith in practice. The Penn club is clean, comfortable and functional. Nothing is frivolous, but what there is is adequate and of substance. The quality of the bedroom curtains is one example, made to last and interlined with bump for thermal efficiency, the English breakfast is another...good...

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5Thank portliberty
Troy, New York
Reviewed 22 October 2014

If you want a cheap room, clean and simple with an included breakfast you will enjoy the Penn Club. It is loosely associated with the Quakers. The people who stay tend to be elderly who enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Breakfast is a hardy one and a guest is easily drawn into conversation with the other travelers. Tea and coffee is...

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2Thank Richard Y
England
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Be careful as the Penn club won't suit everyone. If you are a traveller or visitor of a certain age then you will enjoy your stay. Single ladies will feel secure, and the other guests are delightful. I love the friendship and conversation at breakfast particularly. For a solo traveller it is a calm and gentle place to stay. Location...

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5Thank AbracadabraEngland
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

I cannot fault neither the location or the simplicity. Yes, the rooms are basic, but the accommodation was fine. The stairs are a little problematic if travelling with large cases, but London is the city of stairs, so you get used to it. The breakfast provided was exceptional. Although not a fan of American style drip stewed coffee, the blend...

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5Thank Dennis W
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The hotel reflects the Quaker ethos, the rooms being simple, and the shared bathroom/toilet is pretty basic. The breakfast was ample and delicious, a good start to the day. In a good area for London attractions.

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3Thank Shirley L
Soquel, California
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I recently stayed two nights in the Penn Club. It is a terrific find for the right person & situation. The location is super close to Russell Square tube, an easy walk to the theater district (assuming one likes to walk). Slight downside, but as they say, "we don't compete". Most rooms have a shared bath/shower, there are no elevators....

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1Thank ckf722
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I love to stay in Bloomsbury when I return to London, it's a quiet and elegant neighbourhood, but close to everything you'll need and a good transport hub. The Penn Club is a great hotel in this area. It's not flash, but if you want a comfortable, calm, homey base this is the place. The staff are super helpful. The...

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2Thank Melbonny
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is the first and only review I have ever written in my 30+ years of travel. I was so excited about visiting this place, as I'd heard wonderful things about it. The pastor of my church recommended it. After all, it is a Quaker establishment and everyone knows the kindness of Quakers. To be honest, yes, the room was...

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13Thank TravelDoggie9997
Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The Penn Club with its absence of muzac thoughout, comfort of its bed bedding and pillows, and central location is perhaps the ideal place to stay in London. The Edward Cadbury Room - a quiet room within a quiet club is ideal for reading and has all the major daily newspapers. There is a separate T.V. room. The windows in...

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2Thank Tim S
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here on several occasions. I have never done the European thing of sharing a bathroom, which frankly scared me a little but after staying at the Penn it was perfectly fine. I love their breakfast, they have quite a spread and all very delicious. The quiet & calm of the place is absolutely delightful. This place was first...

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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 throughout the week.
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Address: 21-23 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $132 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
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The Penn Club Hotel London
Penn Hotel London
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#294 Business Hotel in London
#358 Family Hotel in London
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“Pick a low floor if stairs are an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles 491kenw, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Garden view is best”
 of 5 bubbles P8298PRtims, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room if that bothers you.”
 of 5 bubbles R0binsRule, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are basic, but garden view rooms are more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles CecilyBoomtrinket, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There is no elevator so if you have trouble with stairs ask for a lower floor. Rooms that look out to the garden may be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles sarabL3129KJ, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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