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The Academy

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We had a voucher for afternoon tea at this hotel when we arrived we had to wait in reception for about 5 mins and were then taken to there little courtyard garden at back of hotel which was very nice as the sun was out...More

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Response from AcademyHotel, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 22 July 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am glad you were able to enjoy your afternoon tea with us. We have now introduced a number of new teas which I hope you can sample during your next visit. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 July 2014

Regardless of a porter being available to take luggage, our trek up six flights of stairs to our room would be difficult for anyone who has mobility problems. Luckily we are fit 60-somethings but didn't really enjoy being stuck up in what would have been...More

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Response from AcademyHotel, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 22 July 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Due to the fact that the property is dating back to the 1700's and now also a grade two listed building we are unfortunately not able to install a lift. I am sorry...More

Reviewed 2 July 2014

four of us had booked afternoon tea here. I was a special occasion and we were all really excited to be meeting up at a lovely old hotel. We checked in at reception, and waited, and waited. It was about 20 minutes before we were...More

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Response from AcademyHotel, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 22 July 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Following on from a previous review I have just replied to, we have made a number of changes to our afternoon tea service as this area was clearly not to an acceptable standard...More

Reviewed 27 June 2014

My friend treated me to afternoon tea here. We sat in the garden as it was lovely weather. It was very relaxing. The hotel itself is old style and quite quaint. The tea was good - scones lovely and warm, sandwiches nice but The minature...More

Thank AnnJ69
Response from AcademyHotel, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 22 July 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We have made a number of changes to our afternoon tea service, setting and offering to ensure guests receive the best possible experience. We will also be introducing a number of new teas...More

Reviewed 22 June 2014

Today six of us went for afternoon tea at The Academy. We were taken to our table at the back of the hotel in a small courtyard/garden area. Very nice indeed. However, the service was non existent, and when extra tea and jam were needed,...More

Thank Eric960
Response from AcademyHotel, General Manager at The AcademyResponded 22 July 2014

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Please accept my sincere apologies for the poor service you received during your time with us. This is an area that we have now reviewed and restructured from a staffing perspective to ensure...More

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#345 Luxury Hotel in London
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US$132 - US$343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#345 Luxury Hotel in London
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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
10 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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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
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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"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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