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The Lonsdale Hotel
Ranked #1,032 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Reviewed 14 July 2017

On the positive side the location, outside appearance, cost and cleanliness of the bedding / towels are all good.
on the negative side, the internal condition of the hotel is poor, the rooms basic, the bathroom facilities poor but the poorest part of the experience is the reception welcome / service which is frustratingly poor.
This hotel could be so good with a little investment but I would say it did what it needed to do in terms of supplying a cheap bed for the night.

Room Tip: Trust to luck and good luck !
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

I entered the hotel after a long journey, to a very unhelpful receptionist, I had an issue when paying as I had booked it for £55 online (Booking.com) I was then charged £60 by the receptionist who seemed to make up £5 from somewhere. A small amount but it was the principle that annoyed me. The room I was given was small with an extra bed frame that took up alot of space in the room. The bed was small and the mattress springs had broken, but the bedding was clean at least. The bedroom was noisy and the sink in the room was dirty and made a terrible rumbling noise during the night.

Room Tip: Good Location, but would be better and cheaper staying in a hostel
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This hotel was just horrible. We had a small room at the back on the ground floor which was badly furnished with a mouldy and rusty shower cubicle and the most basic facilities that you'd expect to find in the cheapest hostel. The photographs are not at all representative of the room we had and we are cross and disappointed. I wish I'd read the reviews here first. Never again.

Room Tip: Don't book a room here
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sally W
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

I had to complain to get my room cleaned. The hallways and stairs were piled high with bags of dirty laundry. The carpet in my room had not been cleaned any time in this century. I don't think I need to go on as you probably get the idea. The only saving grace is that it's close to the British Museum

Room Tip: Stay at another hotel for a good room.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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1  Thank chillwills
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

The room is shabby and it has not been refurbished for a long time. The service is poor, dirty and a bit damp . The wifi only works at the reception. The bed is not comfortabl. The views? no views. The good point is the location but there are pther hotels for similar prices in this area.

Room Tip: you may better choose another hotel
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Address: 9-10 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Ranked #1,032 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Price Range: €59 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
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Old Georgian townhouse in Bloomsbury, homey, friendly atmosphere - Near the British Museum. ... more   less 
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