Arran House Hotel

Address: 77 - 79 Gower Street, London, England, WC1E 6HJ, United Kingdom | 3 star b&b
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This 3 star B&B, located in the Mayfair/Soho/West End area of London, is near Dominion Theatre, Eltham Palace, Grant Museum of Zoology, and Mayfair.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Arran House Hotel London

      Great hotel


      Pleasantly surprised by Arran House. Rooms were clean, staff was friendly, price was right. Had a single ensuite room which opened onto the patio in the backyard. Room was very small compared to North American standards, but who goes on vacation in London to stay in the room all day! For individuals travelling alone, it's perfect. Close to Goodge St. and Tottenham Court Road tube stations which was hand. Euston Sq. station is a couple blocks North and will save you 12BP on a taxi between the hotel and Paddington station. Gower St is fairly busy with vehicle traffic, tourist pedestrian traffic is low (visited in early Spring) and the neighbourhood is a lot less hustle and bustle than Soho or Westminster. I don't think I'd stay at any other hotel in London.

      Decent hotel for the price


      Decent hotel for the price. Paid 62 pounds for a double with a shared bath. Where else can you get that in London?Our double was on the top floor, which was nice because it had a tall ceiling that made the room seem much bigger. But, there was no lift, so don?t request #12 unless you want to climb six flights of stairs every day. The higher floors seem to have fewer people sharing the bath though ? there were only three rooms on the top floor sharing one bath. Never had to wait despite the hotel being mostly full. (looked like some of the lower floors had the dormitory-style rooms, so there might have been 10-15 people sharing two baths.)Pros: extra-large bed, always enough hot water in the shower, tv in the room, tea fixings in the room (avoid the creamer though), hairdryer you can borrow, breakfast buffet was plenty to get you going (cereal, eggs, sausage, English bacon, orange juice, tea). Staff was adequately friendly.Cons: Location left a little to be desired. Very few neighborhood places to eat or hang out. But, it was close to Tottenham Court to hop on the Underground and go somewhere else. Our room overlooked Gower Street, which was REALLY noisy, so next time I?d ask for one over the garden. We had a problem trying to get an outside line to make calls. Also, there?s no locked room to store your bags when you check out or if your room isn?t ready when you get there.All said, if I were going to need a hotel in Bloomsbury again, I?d stay here. But if it?s your first time to London or you want to be more in the middle of things, I?d suggest staying in Bayswater, Oxford Circus or Kensington.

      Great except for bathroom


      I really liked this B&B with one exception. Our triple room had a bathroom that is smaller than the one in a Winnebago. You could not turn around in the shower and water was everywhere when you finished the shower. The sink was so small you couldn't even bend down to wash your face. When we inquired if there were rooms with larger bathrooms, we were told that was how all the ensuite rooms are. You might be better off sharing a bathroom since the shared bathrooms were much larger. But it's a great value, wonderful breakfast, good location only a couple blocks from the Goodge Street station on the Northern line or Russell Square on the Picadilly line (from Heathrow).

      Close to British museum


      The best part of the hotel is the location,close to most things that tourists want to see especilly,the British Museum.. Otherwise, our room was acceptable despite a very small shower/toilet area. This is fine as long as you are not a very large person. The breakfast was hearty , good old English fare including the breakfast tomatoes. The hotel entrance and living room areas appear a little ratty, painting would help. At times , there seemed to be numbers of student groups staying.

      This became a little noisy as they mostly returned from the pubs well after mid-night. Overall, great location, the price is right, rooms are clean, the breakfasts are good. If you expect little else, your stay willl be a happy one.

      Great spot!


      We had the privelage of staying at this hotel for just 2 days. The room was tidy and quiet even though it is on a busy street. The staff were all very courteous and knowlegable and provided an excellent English breakfast. The hotel is centrally located and is close to all major attractions. We walked to all the sites we wanted to see including the British Museum that is just a few blocks away. We recommend this excellent hotel.

      London's best B&B


      What a find! - The Arran House Hotel is is a wonderful base for an affordable stay in London. Offering excellent value for money and the best breakfast you will find for miles. We had a room overlooking a traditional English Garden - quiet and historic and we found a team of welcoming and friendly staff offering a 5* service. Great and thank you again. Can't wait to come back.

      College dorm atmosphere


      The atmosphere in July at the "hotel" was more like a college dorm-which is fine if you are 20 and start your alcohol consumption at noon. The rooms were incredibly small, the breakfast room is in the basement, the garden was ragged and nasty. The shared bathrooms were nasty and in need of cleaning each morning..with trash cans overflowing. The staff was snippy and snotty..when we said we were checking out they charged us for an extra nite. There is at least one much nicer hotel in the block. Don't be fooled by the website either.

      The "owners" were never is left to the young staff to run the place.

      Great little hotel, fantastic location, great value


      We stayed here for at the end of 2003. The rooms were spacious and the beds very comfortable. The staff could not have been more helpful.

      Breakfast is buffet-style, all you can eat and is included in the very reasonable rates.The location is fantastic, 2 mins walk from Goodge St underground station, and a short stroll from Oxford St, Soho and Covent Garden. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a warm, friendly, comfortable place to stay in the heart of London.



      We have stayed here atleast 5 sperate times in the the last 5 years.

      The staff are excellent. The rates have remained reassonable. The location is prime, within walking distance to everything

      Great place!


      I got this hotel out of the Lonely Planet guide, and it turned out to be a great choice for our first few nights in London. We arrived, jet-lagged, at the hotel at 7:30 am and they had our room ready. The big fluffy bed was exactly what we needed. It was pretty quiet, and the location was excellent(around the block from the Goodge St station and a few-minutes' walk to the British Museum and other Bloomsbury sites).

      It WAS a little pricey, but so are all the other decent places to stay in London.

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