Cavendish Hotel- Bloomsbury
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Well this was it... The last leg, the last bags to coach, the last day song (jubel- klingande), the last stop song (wigue wigue), the last everything!! There was nobody sleeping in this bus ride.. We all had group photos printed from Florence, so we spent the whole coach ride writing cute little love notes to each other on the picture cover. Our tour manager (Jah) made an awesome speech saying how blessed she was to get a group ...
... through the European countries which border the North Sea-travelling through the countries of England, Scotland, Shetland Islands, southern coastlines of Norway & Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium & France. There is actually a website dedicated to this cycle tour and can be found if you google The North Sea Cycle route.
So then it was time to face packing up the house as we planned to be away for 7 months. Darren's ...
... paintings, some over 500 years old. Afterwards we continued onto Piccadilly Circus and caught the Underground back to our room to get some rest. At 5pm we went to St Paul's cathedral to partake in the evensong choral. It was a worship service sung by the choir. What an amazing experience. The choir were phenomenal. The interior of the church was spectacular. Words can't describe how beautiful it was especially the ceilings covered in paintings ...
... other person standing at any other point around the gallery. We ascended 257 steps spiralling 30 meters up above the ground floor, passing through a section of claustrophobia-inducing hallways that nearly ignited a full-on panic attack in me as we passed. From the gallery, we ascended a further 119 steps to a height of 53 meters--through more tight spaces; I don't know how I did it!--and exited out into the Stone Gallery, a pathway around the outer dome with ...
... Europe (or England-depending on your ideology or difficulty with geography). The night started out with a romp around Sacha's old LSE haunts near Covent Garden: The spicy chicken at Wagamama's, the vino tinto and coca-cola (yes, together in one glass according to spanish custom) at a small tapas restaurant , and the whisky, Guinness, and steak flavoured crisps at a traditional british pub overwhelmed my ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCavendish Hotel- Bloomsbury London
Nice hotel... I loved the breakfirst
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cavendish Hotel- Bloomsbury London
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Nous avons séjourné dans la vieille partie au 3ieme étage. Chauffage défectueux, toilettes sur l'étage souvent bouchés. Télévision non foctionnel.
Delightful New Rooms.A hidden gem in WC1
Booked the Hotel Cavendish via internet for its proximity to central London within walking distance to Leicester Square.Was looking for a room to sleep overnight for a meeting.Expecting a standard B & B I was surprised when I entered the room.For £55 a night it was an absolute gem and had free internet access in every room.The manager said the rooms were redecorated and totally new.For an extra £10 i upgraded to an executive room.Room was equivalent to a 4 star hotel standard where I have stayed many times before.I suspect that once it becomes popular the price may increase.However in the meantime it is ideal for a business visitor who is looking for a very high standard of room with modem facilities but without swimming pool and gym.
Overall rating for the price/class of hotel: 4/5
Nice New Rooms
After reading the reviews about work being carried out I was hesitant but decided to stay at the hotel after visiting the web site.
What a surprise! The contrast between the old rooms and newly decorated modern rooms is amazing. For the price and location the new rooms are a bargain. The rooms are as they appear on the web site unlike other hotels which carry old pictures.
I look forward to vising the place again in the summer by when it will be ready.
I'd have to say that for the price I was paying, I was very pleased. The newly decorated rooms are great, equipped with everything I needed. The hotel is very clean, and the room was well heated, hot water all the time, TV with all the channels I wanted to watch (more than your basic package), and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. I really have no complaints. I should note that they are currently undergoing renovations, but they go on during the day when most of the residents are out and about, so unless you're sleeping in late, this place is great for the price.
My husband and I were not informed at the time of booking with the Cavendish that they would be under extensive reconstruction(not redecorating). I am allergic to construction materials like fresh paint, sawdust,etc. We were initially given a room in an unsecured,adjacent building with no door staff and without a real lock on the door..imagine the door on a storage shed. We were moved to another room after we expressed concern about being placed in a construction site and having no working television, lock on door, etc. The new room was upstairs in the main hotel..also under construction. The workers were nice enough to move the ladders and paint and tools out of the way every time we needed to leave or return to the room. They were nice enough to refrain from sawing, drilling, etc. until after nine in the morning. The room was not the neatest.Apparently construction sites are a bit dusty. No dustbin to be found at all. No soap. The TV was still out of order.(Sounds petty but we live for our britcoms) The tea service was abysmal. Filthy cups and no teabags or sugar. The shower was best described by my husband as akin to being spat upon as the water pressure was missing(and we are familiar with european hotels and lower pressure, but this was just sad).The lowlight of this experience was the chambermaid asking my husband if he wouldn't mind leaving the door open while we were out, as the workers may need to get into our room!! (No, we were not on Candid Camera.)
Nice family hotel gone downhill
I'd stayed at this hotel when it was run by a very friendly and theatrical family, so looked forward to my stay this year. However, the previous owners have retired and the management has deteriorated dramatically. On arrival, I was sent to another hotel 3 doors down & given one of the tiniest rooms I've ever stayed in! The management was just adequate, but brusque, and the breakfast hours somewhat trying - breakfast stopped at 8.30-am even on Sunday.
What had been a charming (if eccentric) oasis on Gower Street has become just another cheap hotel, and I didn't feel particularly safe either. I'll book early for the Arosfa in future.
This hotel is being redocated and I was lucky to stay at the new room.
The new rooms are a real gem with new en -suite and new decor with flat screen TV.
For the price this hotel is an oasis in the heart of London and it is real good value for money although
the redecoration is still going on.I look forward to going there again when the whole hotel is done.
I stayed for a night at this hotel, not great, but with good breakfast and cheap. First problem: we were given a wrong room. When we got into the room we saw that it was already occupied. This shows an important lack of security. The biggest problem came a month later with my credit card balance. They've charged me twice. When I phoned them, they told me that they were giving me a refund the following day. After a week, they said they were not going to give me the money back because 'according to their records' I had stayed more nights. After I convinced that that was false, they again promised to make the refund. So far, it's almost two months since that happened I haven't seen my money back. The hotel's adminitration is a mess: they confuse who is staying in which room, lose the receipts, they've got no communication accross memebers of the staff (one says something different to the othr guy). NOt a nice experience whatsoever!!!!
I was a single traveller at the time and found the Cavendish a pleasant place to stay. The single room was tiny and the bath and shower were on different floors but just as others say I was in London for the sights not the room. The bed was comfortable, the owners friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was great. Cavendish Hotel is also so close to the sights I easily walked to the tube or a sight nearby.