Tavistock Hotel

Tavistock Square, London, England, WC1H 9EU, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
Prices starting from $158.00
 

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... bi-sexuals, dykes on bikes, and even just the good old shirtless gay man. Every minority group was represented. Even the polish gay liberation front. Oh, and we taught the kids a valuable lesson about why you need to buy an oyster pass before traveling on a bus. It's a shame it was an expensive lesson for us. Please let me sleep till the sun rises in the country in which I am ...

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... in London before I left NZ, and found it was easy to get to the starting point at Westminster station from where I am staying. After that it was follow my notes and keep walking. What a lovely fine day it turned out to be and it didn't seem to be too crowded. At 65 years old I have what we used to call a Woolworths bladder, so I was on a constant lookout for public toilets (I drink too much tea and coffee). Anyway my first stop was ...

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... the Caldonia Sleeper train about 8:30. Berths are tiny...beds = 6.5' X 2.5'...and only a floor about 6' X 1.5 '....but it was definitely a new experience...no outlets for the CPAP machine so was lulled to sleep by the sound of a braying donkey...most of you know that would be Roy's snoring. But before going to bed we went to the lounge car for a light, late dinner. While we were eating the train came to an abrupt stop. We could tell something was ...

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... that impresses me. So, from Kensington Palace, we jumped the bus again to Hyde Corner, and then walked along what I think I saw was a sign saying The Diana Memorial Walk - no indication of why - to Buckingham Place for our 12.30 tour of the 12 "State" rooms. Tours only happen while the Queen is on hols, so with the last day for tours tomorrow, we were very fortunate to pick up a spot. Opulent and confrontingly so. ...

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This 2 star hotel, located in the Mayfair/Soho/West End area of London, is near Eltham Palace, Grant Museum of Zoology, Russell Square, and The Cartoon Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Tavistock Hotel London

    The Tavistock was a good budget choice for us

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    My husband, 12-year-old daughter, and I stayed at the Tavistock in London in 2001. We were living in Winchester, England at the time, so we didn't need to stay in hotels very much in London. We usually stay at 4-star hotels, such as the Millennium Britannia in Mayfair, however, this time we were looking for something more reasonable. We chose the Tavistock at the recommendation of some other Americans who were looking for a good deal.

    Nice place, great location, excellent value

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    I stayed at the Tavistock from Feb. 24 to Feb. 29,2004 and was entirely satisfied-- a good start when, after a long red eye flight , my room was ready when I arrived to a friendly welcome around noon. The lobby is art deco and was always peaceful. Street noises never bothered me (but I have lived in NYC). For a budget two star hotel at a great price (through British Airways), it surpassed expectations. My clean single room was good sized and had plenty of storage and floor space. Good lighting, too. Decor is simple but cheerful. Carpet could do with replacing. TV big and worked well. Plumbing was fine and plenty of hot water for the deep bath/shower. You can borrow a hair dryer or converter plug from housekeeping. Bring your own kleenex.My adult son arrived a few hours after I did and was given an adjoining room with a connecting door, a convenient arrangement that we did not think to request. Included Continental bkfst. with all-you-can-eat fresh rolls,toast, jam, juice and tea or coffee was fine. Location perfect in pleasant Bloomsbury neighborhood close to all major attractions including West End via nearby tube or bus. Airbus a block away. Brit.

    Clean, decent, and no problems with service

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    My husband and I stayed at the Tavistock in October 2004. We've previously stayed at everything from b & bs to budget to 4 star hotels in London and found the Tavistock a decent if not luxurious place to stay. The location is conveniently close to a tube station, small restaurants and stores.Our room was clean and comfortable and everything worked, unlike the experience other reviewers seem to have had. The view was limited to an air shaft, but hey, we were only in the room to sleep.The breakfasts were included with the room and consisted of a buffet with a choice of hot and cold foods. We liked the ham and the porridge especially.Altogether, we found the Tavistock several steps up from the ghastly Royal National Hotel at the other end of the block and worth the money.

    When there was no room at the inn !

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    Wonderfulll

    We had been reccomended to another establishment by friends, but upon our arrival discovered it was completely inadiquate for our young child (18 months). We hot footed it round to the Tavistock, (where we had spent millenium new year as a couple) and were treated like royalty in comparison to our previous abode. The room we were given was specificlly intended for parents with a toddeler, with lots of room for running round !

    We had a lovely time.

    A good choice

    from

    This review is actually a token of my gratitude, as my hotel choice was made based on some Tripadvisor reviews of London hotels. The one with the most reasonable reviews was Tavistock. So I picked this and... it was a good choice (of course it all depends on what you are used to)!

    What a joke!

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    We stayed at the Tavistick hotel in October for 5 nights. Even though I was aware that it was a 'budget hotel' I was not prepared for the run down quality of the place.

    The staff was not too friendly, bordering on rude actually. The room was run down, the lights didn't all work, the toilet didn't flush and my bed broke when I sat on it! Since the toilet didn't flush we changed rooms which seemed to be a bother to the staff! So when we finally found a new room the heat was blasted on (must have been 40 degrees Celsius in the room) and couldn't be turned off. At that point we were so tired we took it and opened the window wide. They had to call a plumber who came in the morning and finally turned it off.

    Over all a disappointment.

    Terrible

    from

    I spent 4 nights at this hotel in September this year. Contrary to the comments posted by other travellers, I found the hotel service terribly poor. Most of the facilities in the room did not work properly, including the door lock, tap, lightings, etc. When I asked the hotel staff to fix the door lock, I was told that it was "designed" in such a way that it could not be locked for fire precaution purpose!!!!! Just can't believe a staff in the hospitality industry told such a lie to customer.Most of the staff is rude and impolite. Do not choose this hotel unless you want to have some unpleasant experience in London.

    We loved it

    from

    We loved staying at the Tavistock! The first thing you see when you arrive is the lovely Tavistock Square across the street. Then you are greeted in the charming deco style lobby. I'll admit, I was a little disappointed when I first saw our room. It seemed so small and had twin beds! But it didn't take long to get over that initial disappointment. We weren't here to hang out in the room, so who cares if it's small? Besides, the view overlooking the square was beautiful. I read another review here that said the street noise was too loud. We didn't have that problem at all. We slept with the windows wide open and our sleep was never disturbed.The location is great, just two blocks from the Russell Square tube station. Of course, if the tube isn't for you, it's very easy to catch a taxicab in front of the hotel. The British Museum is just a short walk away

    Convenient and Clean

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    Just spent 9 days at the Tavistock. It was just what my wife and I wanted--centrally located, clean and quiet, inexpensive hotel. Most of the people staying at the Tavistock were "older" and were not the backpacking hoards we've encountered at other hotels in Bloomsbury. Not as upscale as the Kenilworth and Marlborough where we've stayed before, and certainly a notch above the Royal National where we've also stayed. The Tavistock is perfect if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing during the day and just want a place where you can crash at night. My only complaint? If you forget your room voucher you can forget about getting into breakfast. All in all, the Tavistock exceeded our expectations.

    Good For Cheap Stay

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    I've stayed at the "The Big Barn" (one of London’s

    TripAdvisor Reviews Tavistock Hotel London

    3.00 of 5 stars Good