To stop any confusion for those who would like to book this hotel. It is no longer jury's inn but 'The bloomsbury hotel'.
I stayed at this hotel for three days. The first thing I really liked about the place was the location. It was so convinient being so close to Tottenham court road and soho as these are areas I am very fond of. As it is so central there are good connections to most places and the hotel is a 2 minute walk from the station.
Once I arrived I was immediatley impressed with the decor. They really made an effort to make the place traditional and yet classy. The staff were very friendly and it didn't take long to check in. However it did take a little longer to check out.
The hotel comes with complimentary internet which is great if you have your laptop handy. The room also came with an iron and ironing board, tea making facilities and 2 complimentary bottles of still water.
I went on a really hot day and was so relieved to find aircon in the room.
The bedroom wasn't huge but it was decorated well, the bathroom was quite big with a black and white theme through out.
The room also came with a flat screen tv that plays sound into the bathroom as well as the main room so if you like music whilst having a bath this feature is great for you.
I would go back here again, but only if somebody else paid. lol .I went on london town.com and it cost me about £405 for the three nights.
A great place to stay for a central location in the city.
I booked this hotel online at www.london-discount-hotels.com for 10th - 12th February 2007. I booked the hotel as a suprise trip for my boyfriend for Valentine's day. I booked a double room (with ensuite) + breakfast. Booking the hotel was easy enough, and I was given a reference number and asked to arrive after 2pm.
The hotel was very easy to find. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station.
We arrived at about 1.30pm but the hotel staff were very polite and kind, and said they would prepare the room as soon as possible get the concierge to take our bags to the room when it was ready. We were then invited to sit in their 'lounge' area to wait. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The only complaint I would have with the reception staff is that they asked my boyfriend about the booking reservation and how he would pay, presuming that he would be paying as he is male! Other than that though, they were very helpful.
We were shown to our room after about 10minutes of waiting. The room was very spacious and clean. There was the standards - bed, desk with writing equipment, tv, shower/bath, sink etc. Nothing extrodinary, but it was finished to a high standard and was very elegant. The mattress was very comfortable and extra pillows/towels/accessories were available on demand from reception.
We had our evening meal at the hotel restaurant, they were very accomodating, and even though we did not book the table until the last minute they were very curteous and made space for us. The waiters were polite and subtle, they merely glided around us filling up our glasses and making sure we had enough bread without intruding. The only complaint I would have was that once we had finished our exquisite meal the waiter mentioned three times (not so subtly) that when we paid a tip would be very welcome!
Later in the evening, my boyfriend and I were going to the theatre but were unsure of how to get there. We went down to the lobby and asked the concierge. He was most helpful, he explained very clearly where to go, drew us a map, and offered to call a taxi for us, even though we were only 10 minutes from the theatre.
The hotel at night was very quite and there were no noise disturbances. We ordered breakfast in the room before we went to bed.
Breakfast arrived in the morning within minutes of the time we requested it, and there was the usual complimentary newspaper. There was mroe than enough food for the two of us, and it was still very hot when it arrived.
CHeckout was at 11am, and we were dealt with very quickly and efficiently by the reception staff. It was a fairly expensive stay, but worth every penny. It cost just over £350 for everything, but was well worth it.
I would highly recommend this hotel.