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The Lancaster

3 stars
4 -6 Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JD
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
12 reviews
Comfort and location for a great price

Can't beat the price for this location. Room bigger than most European/British hotels. Sharing a... See full review

  • I love London
  • May 25, 2013
Good basics, good price

This hotel was exactly as advertised and matched the reviews, which was great, because there were... See full review

  • Lala1
  • May 10, 2013
The Lancaster is a 3-star hotel ideally located close to the British Museum in Bloomsbury. A former 16th century Georgian townhouse, The Lancaster has since been restored to its period glory. The location is close to Covent Garden, Oxford Circus and the City's financial district. Beautifully restored with it's Georgian features enhanced, The Lancaster offers a peaceful and comfortable retreat in the quieter part of London's West End. The capital's renowned theatres and Covent Garden's entertainment are within easy walking distance and most of the West End's attractions are just minutes away.

The Lancaster Rooms

Semi Ensuite Single Room
The room offers 1 single bed and features individually designed bedroom, beautifully appointed to satisfy an extensive range of tastes and expectations. Amenities include 24 Hr room service, non-smoking rooms, only hypoallergenic pillows and duvets, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee facilities, complimentary newspaper, electronic door locking system. The semi-ensuite room has ensuite shower, however the WC is shared and located in the hall.
Semi Ensuite Double Room
The room offers 1 double bed and features individually designed bedroom, beautifully appointed to satisfy an extensive range of tastes and expectations. Amenities include 24 Hr room service, non-smoking rooms, only hypoallergenic pillows and duvets, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee facilities, complimentary newspaper, electronic door locking system. The semi-ensuite room has ensuite shower, however the WC is shared and located in the hall.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

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Area served
London
Nearby airports
Heathrow International Airport
Area description
City. Located in central London, close to the West End, Covent Garden, Oxford Street and the City it is the perfect location for your visit to London.

Nearby points of interest

  • Cartoon Museum: 0.1 mi
  • British Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Russell Square: 0.2 mi
  • London Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • School of Oriental and African Studies: 0.3 mi
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 0.3 mi
  • Dominion Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Sir John Soane's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Birkbeck: 0.3 mi
  • Institute of Education: 0.4 mi
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.4 mi
  • Royal Opera House: 0.4 mi
  • Charles Dickens Museum: 0.4 mi
  • London Astoria: 0.5 mi
  • Soho: 0.5 mi
  • Cartoon Museum: 0.1 mi
  • British Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Russell Square: 0.2 mi
  • London Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • School of Oriental and African Studies: 0.3 mi
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 0.3 mi
  • Dominion Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Sir John Soane's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Birkbeck: 0.3 mi
  • Institute of Education: 0.4 mi
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.4 mi
  • Royal Opera House: 0.4 mi
  • Charles Dickens Museum: 0.4 mi
  • London Astoria: 0.5 mi
  • Soho: 0.5 mi
  • West End: 0.5 mi
  • Aldwych Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: 0.5 mi
  • The Brunswick : 0.5 mi
  • London Transport Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Institute of Archaeology Collections: 0.5 mi
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret: 0.5 mi
  • Grant Museum of Zoology: 0.6 mi
  • Transport Museum: 0.6 mi
  • British Postal Museum and Archive: 0.6 mi
  • the Strand: 0.6 mi
  • University College London: 0.6 mi
  • Courtauld Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • University of London: 0.6 mi
  • Twinings Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Somerset House: 0.6 mi
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • London Chinatown: 0.7 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.7 mi
  • Leicester Square: 0.7 mi
  • British Library: 0.7 mi
  • Temple church: 0.7 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • St Pancras railway station: 0.7 mi
  • Fitzrovia: 0.7 mi
  • Charing Cross station: 0.7 mi
  • Fleet Street: 0.8 mi
  • Kings Cross-St Pancras station: 0.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (12)

Ratings and reviews for The Lancaster

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
3.7

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Lancaster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lala1
Cairo, Egypt
May 10, 2013

Good basics, good price

This hotel was exactly as advertised and matched the reviews, which was great, because there were no surprises! It is a 5-7 minute walk to the Russell Square tube station in the Piccadilly line, which is super convenient. It took close to an hour from the airport on the underground. The street is quiet and the hotel staff are very friendly. As advertised, you have a shower in your room, but the toilet is down the hall, shared by a small number of rooms. If the toilet situation doesn't bother you, I absolutely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Lancaster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr CH
GVA, CH
Apr 27, 2011

Great

Great central but quiet location, very friendly and helpful staff, beautiful and confortable room. Not a five star hotel but definitely excellent for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Lancaster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
I love London
Chicago
May 25, 2013

Comfort and location for a great price

Can't beat the price for this location. Room bigger than most European/British hotels. Sharing a bathroom is the only con and honestly was never much of a problem for us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Lancaster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, NY
Feb 16, 2009

Friendly, helpful staff & modern rooms

The staff was VERY friendly and helpful, the room was modern, clean and comfortable. The only thing I didn't like was the the toilet was shared and down the hallway (though the shower and sink were in the room), but the rest of the experience made up for it. It was in a very nice neighborhood and very convenient to the West End, two underground stations and the St. Pancras train station. The price was very affordable and this was the best hotel I stayed at for this price. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Lancaster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr CH
GVA, CH
Apr 27, 2011

Great

Great central but quiet location, very friendly and helpful staff, beautiful and confortable room. Not a five star hotel but definitely excellent for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Lancaster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, NY
Feb 16, 2009

Friendly, helpful staff & modern rooms

The staff was VERY friendly and helpful, the room was modern, clean and comfortable. The only thing I didn't like was the the toilet was shared and down the hallway (though the shower and sink were in the room), but the rest of the experience made up for it. It was in a very nice neighborhood and very convenient to the West End, two underground stations and the St. Pancras train station. The price was very affordable and this was the best hotel I stayed at for this price. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Lancaster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bloomsburygirl
UK
Mar 28, 2012

Location Location Location

This hotel is ideally situated at the heart of Bloomsbury for the British Museum and University of London. It is a short walk from Russell Square tube station, less than ten minutes to the West End and 40 minutes to Heathrow. It is also walking distance to Euston, St Pancras (Eurostar) and King;s Cross mainline stations. It is also quiet at night as it is next to Russell Square gardens, (where we saw a fox!) The rooms have high ceilings and feel roomy. My only criticism is the size of the TV (small) and the skimping on the little luxuries. However, it was good value for money as long as you don't have breakfast which was ridiculously expensive (there are plenty of nearby cafes for this) and certainly classier than the "motel".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a nearby Tesco Express open until 23.00 where you can buy everything you need for breakfast, lunch or that bottle of wine in your room!

Review of The Lancaster

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The hundred year old hotel
Israel
Jan 5, 2011

The lancaster

This location is located close to Russel square not far from the tube, location was in a nice quiet area so not too much traffic, the room i had didnt include breakfast and when booking i had booked a double but i only got a single. there was a broken window in the room and stains on the carpet, the bathrooms were shared bathrooms and the inroom shower was quite small, all in all for the price i was satisfied but that was because it was new years eve and there was nothing affordable available anywhere else. the staff were the crown jewel. The staff were the most helpful i have ever had in all my travels and i travel about 4 times yearly around the world. very polite,very honest,very helpful, very knowledgeable, very outgoing. they really are the reason why i stayed there after seeing the quality of the location. Thanks guys you were the best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy the Oyster card when in london you save loads of money that way.

Review of The Lancaster

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chrissy B
Chicago, IL, USA
Mar 20, 2012

Basic but satisfactory

The staff was incredibly friendly upon arrival. However, the rooms, while cozy, left little privacy for the non-romantic travel partners. I think shower curtains would be a wonderful addition. Still, at the end of the day, it was a warm, clean place to which to return from a long day of touristing. Good value for area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Lancaster

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JonRob
Business
Washington DC area
Nov 28, 2010

Well ... its sort of OK

I arrived to find it was a walk-up to the room on the 2nd floor (which means the third floor in US terms). The room was very tiny although it did have a shower and a sink (no toilet). The people were nice but the full breakfast cost 18 pounds (about $32) which is outrageous. The only internet was in the lobby/registration area and only one person at a time could use it. In short it was not a great hotel for business travelers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Other restaurants are near the hotel and there is even a Subway, of all things, so if you do have kids or just want a much less expesive alternative to the hotel b'fast, go there

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