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    The Academy

    21 Gower Street | Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 6HG, England
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Fundamentally this has everything a hotel needs. I usually stay in a IHG hotel and I have to say this was not at that level. The staff were very helpful but the room was extremely small and was really noisy from both the road and...More

    Thank andrew c
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Stayed one night in a single room which was at the top of some stairs in what appeared to be an attic room. Check in was confusing as I had to confirm that breakfast was included. The room had a window with a view blocked...More

    Thank Parcelie
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The Academy

    Dear Guest, Due to the design of the Hotel, unfortunately not all room have a view and we are sorry that on this occasion your room had a limited view. We have sent your review to our Front Office department to see how these issues...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I came here for a week with my family. The hotel definitely looks much better than in the photos on the website. The room I had was very spacious and had a lovely garden view. The hotel is in a very good location to walk...More

    2  Thank CourteneyBelle
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The Academy

    Dear Guest We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We have passed on your comments to the the Front Office in order to investigate the problem you encountered with some members of our Reception team as this is falls...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Whilst The Academy is a nice enough hotel with friendly, helpful staff, their afternoon tea leaves a lot to be desired. There was a poor selection of too few finger sandwiches. The hard bread suggested they were probably prepared too early. It was not a...More

    Thank Jan M
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The Academy

    Dear Guest, We are sorry to see that your recent Afternoon Tea with us was not to your liking and that you left hungry. The selection of food is normally well liked, however we do understand that individual guests have varied tastes. Your comments have...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The hotel Academy positives - Close to Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Mini bar, iron etc in room. Negatives - Building very outdated, with tired carpets and furniture. Walls were paper thin and we could hear upstairs banging as...More

    Thank Golch89
    Response from Roy B, General Manager at The Academy

    Dear Guest, We are pleased to read that your enjoyed your recent stay with us and found our staff very welcoming and helpful. As you stated, we are very Centrally located and within a 10-15 minute walk away from most areas. We are due to...More

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    About
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    • US$142 - US$323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #331 Luxury Hotel in London
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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
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    Katie M
    Hi there Are you wheelchair friendly, please? Kind regards Katie
    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
    We are arriving by sleeper, is there a facility to leave our luggage at the hotel so we can get straight to our sightseeing? Also how do we request a room on the 1st or 2nd floor?
    20 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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    Is bodylotion and showercreme available in the junior Suites?
    19 January 2016|
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    "Stay in the back of the building away from the Gower Street noise. I recommend requesting a room not facing..."
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