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“Terrible, more like a hostel than a hotel ”
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The Lonsdale Hotel
Ranked #1,032 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed here just one night, having recently stayed in the Lancaster which is lovely and just a few doors down we was horrified at the difference in the two hotels.
After first being shown to our room which was £80 and the size of a shoe box, stains on the walls and ceilings we refused to stay in it so was shown another room up two flights of stairs (no lift) only to find another very poor room, even though it was slightly bigger than the last room it was again very dirty looking, stains everywhere, the door didn't feel secure when shut it rattled.
Beds wasn't comfy and bathroom was so basic and cramped. Very noisy place early hours of the morning when people are going back to their rooms which kept us awake.
Rooms are definitely not worth £80 a night and would not consider staying here again.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Janemboyce
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Right. Lets get this straight. This is a BUDGET hotel. Not a luxury, all singing hotel. A hotel room for less than £80 in the city centre. Please. Don't expect luxury interior design. Bespoke fixtures and fittings or a doorman wearing a uniform with brass buttons on his coat standing at the door! This is how it is. The place is clean and comfortable, the staff overworked but pleasant. Don't be too quick to believe bad reviews people. Just what do the whingers and whiners expect for the money they pay? Its not rocket science. If you want a slick fancy hotel with tea and coffee/ fancy furniture etc etc...you have to pay for it! Rant over

Room Tip: We stayed in the basement (room 40). it was adequate. Clean. Quiet. Large room. A little dark thou...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank bimwarren
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This hotel would be burned to the ground in any civilized country and even some third world ones. Its beyond beeing a dump, the receptionist dont even wear shoes haha
The door was almsot falling down in the room, it moved 5cm into the room.
There was so much filth in there it looked like a dump. Carpets in bits dirty beyond hope.
Staff could barely speak English and were generally less than motivated, cant blame them really.
In short this must be London`s worst hotel, and there is quite a few dumps in London I know from experience.
And it wasnt even cheap. haha we will laugh about this for years, just hope no one gets sick after staying in this joke of a hotel.

Room Tip: Stay away, far away for your own good
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank terjped
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

The receptionist was very rude,there were no tea/ coffee facilities. The room was very dirty. There was even a bottle of cleaning fluid left lying around, with many acid attacks happening surely that is not a good idea. overall a terrible experience.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mandie r
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This hotel needs to be shut down
Awful .. 0 out of a 100

minimal old basic furniture , poor service ,no refreshments
Property needs renovating,potential safety and health hazard.
Unclean and old mattresses
I felt absolutely robbed and didn't even have a wash there ...I had one on the train coming home and was straight in the bath.
Had a couple of flea bites too

Stayed: July 2017
2  Thank john h
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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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Ranked #1,032 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Price Range: €59 - €99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Georgian townhouse in Bloomsbury, homey, friendly atmosphere - Near the British Museum. ... more   less 
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