$101 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 4, 2014

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

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 12
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

80% would recommend to a friend.

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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

2
5.01.0
Hospital Outpatient
Merseyside
Feb 15, 2013

Could do much better

No lift, no en-suite toilet. It advertises itself as part of a group of hotels and obviously advertises the best features of the best hotel. Third floor with no lift when the 'group' advert stated a lift was not acceptable. £80 for a room here was too much. Won't be staying again.

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

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
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
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