The Bloomsbury Hotel London
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... a little worse for wear.
We then met a guide and went on a London Walks tour of the City of London. The walk lasted 2 hours and took us through the original city, a lot of the lanes dating back to Roman times. It was very interesting and certainly took us to places we would not have found on our own. The guide had an interest in architecture and had some very interesting views on some of the newer buildings - not a fan ...
... sure we saw everything we wanted and more. We started the tour through Hyde Park and saw the Rose Garden, Princess Diana Memorial and many more beautiful sights. We were able to see Kensington palace where William and Kate live. We then ventured to Buckingham Palace where the Queen lives. Then we walked through St. James Park where we saw the guards rehearsing for the Queens upcoming birthday party. From there we headed ...
... to catch a night bus to another bus for an hour and half drive just to get to the airport ...so we'd had to leave at 2am from the hostel) and he paid for a whole hour and a half taxi ride straight to the airport!!
So yeah super hung over, lacking of sleep, sweaty and dirty from all the walking and at an Airport security eating wayyy too overpriced sausage croissant who knows what from Burger King...I departed London
I dont think I've ever felt as ...
... for the medium haul flight from London to the UAE…she wanted a ‘PURPLE’ boarding card. All would become clear shortly.
We landed in Heathrow airport at Terminal 1. Collected our luggage and proceeded to Terminal 3, the home of Virgin Atlantic.
As we crossed the concourse and headed into the terminal, the words VIRGIN ATLANTIC blazoned in 20 foot high letters greeted us. We were still 30 yards from the entrance when we saw it through the ...
Today was a super quiet day by our standards as of late--owing to the fact that we got out of bed after 11:00 after not falling asleep until after 3:00 this morning--but, as with everything we've done so far in London, was totally memorable anyway.
First, let me just say that I am so pleased that we've been able to, you know, do stuff while we're in London. If you know Aidan and I, you know that we're two of the laziest homebodies ...
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We got this hotel at a pretty good rate on the internet (£99 per room per night - weekend rate). The Lutyens building is beautiful and the lobby gave a good first impression. The twin room was a decent size (for London) with quite a generous bathroom (with bath). Good facilities included hairdryer, iron + ironing board, safe and a TV with a good selection of channels, including Sky Movies Premier (which surprised me).
The negatives would include the table service at breakfast. We had to queue for a table despite there being loads free. When we got one, there was no milk or butter, although it came when asked for. The toast was barely toasted. Besides that, the full English breakfast was quite nice. I feel I'm being a bit picky here, but it does claim to be a 4-star hotel!
Overall, a very pleasant hotel which I would have no hesitation recommending at this price.
Regular visitor to London and I usually stay here
I am often in London on both business (paid for) and on pleasure (I pay) and have stayed in probaly 10 to 15 hotels, generally 4 and 5 star, but rarely if ever paying full rack rates (i.e £300+)
I find that I seem to retun to Jurys Gt Russel St (on both business and pleasure) and when I compare what other hotels offer and at the price, this hotel is a very tough act to beat.
Location, fittings, staff and service make this hotel my default choice.
I usually book oline using their website (jurysdoyle) and get a good rate. I also joined their FF stayer programme (Priority Guest) that came free for one year with my Airline FF programme ($100 p.a, but they have never billed me for subsequent years)) and this entitles me to a 1 category room upgrade. These business rooms are easily on a par with 5* hotels in London.
Only slight drawback is not having a Gym
Will be returning to London in Jan and have already booked Jurys Gt Russel St. I initially gave this hotel 4 out of five as I have had some wonderful stays at some five start hotels throughout the world (e.g Mandarin in San Fran) but considering the price/quality ratio of Jurys, I now give them 5 too (despite no Gym).
Solid 4 star hotel in good location
Close to Tottenham Court tube stop and walking distance to a lot of night life, the location was very good. And for the price we paid, we found the room to be a solid 4-star selection, and a great deal for London. Clean, decent service, adequate in terms of quiet and size. Shop around though, because we saw prices for this hotel vary greatly on the major travel sites (Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com)... we ended up booking on www.london-discount-hotel.com as a featured special and got a really outstanding rate.
Good location, Servicable room
I stayed here from 31 Aug - 5 Sep. The location is close to both Oxford Street shopping and Tottenham Court Road Tube station, which are both about a 3 minute walk from the hotel. The Old Dominion theatre is a 2 minute walk, as are a few restaurants, such as Subway and Garfunkels.
My single room was almost palatial by London room standards ... a very comfy twin bed, large wardrobe with ironing board in it, huge bathroom, and a small writing desk/dressing table area. The room was next to the elevator, but laid out in such a manner that I heard minimal noise from the guests using the lift. My only challenge was the poorly placed dresser -- it was in the entrance hallway across from the bathroom door, and used up much needed space for both walking into the room and maneuvering luggage about. It was about 2 feet off the floor, so it made a better luggage holder than storage space for clothes.
The concierge was awesome! After a full day of sightseeing, I decided at 17:30 that I wanted to see "Tonight's the Night," the Rod Stewart musical at the Victoria Palace theatre. I called the concierge, and by 17:45 I had tickets for that night. My seats were in the 7th row from the stage, about 6 seats to the right of center stage. He made sure my cab to the theatre was at the door by 18:45 and greeted me when I returned to make sure everything had been up to my expectations.
The desk staff could have been friendlier, but they were at least pleasant. The Lutyens Restaurant breakfast was nice, as you could have whatever was on the buffet bar plus order an entree from the menu. The service could have been a bit better, but the food was always good.
This was my first experience at this property and I can honestly say that I would consider staying there again when I'm in London.
Great London Gem!
My husband and I stayed at the Jurys Great Russell Street during our honeymoon. I knew hotel rooms in London were small, but our room was delightful larger than expected. Certainly not large in comparison to American hotel rooms but large by London standards.
The location is wonderful! Around the corner from the tube, two blocks from the British Museum.
It was clean, bright and quiet. The staff was most helpful from the doormen to the conciege.
We would certainly stay there again!
For a quiet night's sleep, try Jurys Gt Russell Street
Here's why I liked staying here and would go back:
Convenient location. Quiet!!! Large bright tile bathroom and lots of hot water. Clean and very safe. I had a real small room, but I was by myself and paying only for a single, and I expected a small room, so that wasn't a problem. On my previous stay the street noise, even five floors up was bad - Jury's was quiet.
Decent but uninspiring
Good location, near to Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. This is a pleasant hotel - a relatively new conversion in an impressive building.
They'd made a mistake with my reservation, so sorted it by upgrading me to an Executive Room; to be honest, if that's an Executive upgrade, I was glad not to be in a standard room. It was pleasant enough, but nothing special (although it did have a very, very nice bathroom).
Best Location, Friendly Staff
I've stayed at the jurys on Gt Russel st. 2 times on buisiness during the last few years.Both times I was very pleased both with the location which is perfect and with the rooms and amenities. The rooms vary in size but are very comfortable and the hotel staff is very friendly.very nice breakfast, I will surely return there next year.
The travel agent informed us that this was a four-star hotel. Since this was our first visit to Europe we went with his advice. What a disappointment! The room was in the back of the building overlooking the air conditioner. It was so small we had to keep our luggage in the hallway by our bathroom. The service during breakfast was horrible. We had to get our own coffee and toast. By the third day it improved somewhat. Also the room was not completely cleaned - half full coffee cups, soda cans, full garbage. About the only bright spot was the loungeman who went out of his way to make me iced tea. The location is excellent, but we are going to London next year but not to this hotel.
I'm on this site looking for some recommended accommodation for Manchester but thought I'd offer my opinion on a Hotel I've stayed in.
I've stayed in Jury¬ís Great Russell Street on two occasions now. Once with the girl friend and once with a couple of mates of mine, on both occasions I wasn't let down.
The rooms are perfectly adequate and above the standards I've experienced within most hotels. The staff were more than pleasant when called upon and as for the location just of Tottenham Court road you couldn't get a better location. Right slap bang in the middle of everything but without the city centre noise.
Mostly everything about this hotel oozes quality. If you can afford the price of a room in this Hotel I'd heartily recommend it.