Grange Clarendon4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This hotel is a great location to be based for the eastern side of the west end. 10 minute cab to leicester squ and a few restaurants around. Room was great and very comfy if a little warm. Clean. Staff very courteous and professional, if a little impersonal. Great price booked late, for central London.
We stayed for one night as it was only a 10 minute or so walk from Covent Garden. The hotel is a few minutes walk from Russell Square station (note there are about 170 steps to climb at the station so Holborn might be easier!) We were upgraded to a superior double and the lady on reception was very friendly. Room was really spacious with good facilities overlooking the street. The only downsides were the noise that came from the street below - I got woken up several times throughout the night with dustbin trucks and various other noises from outside and the corridor right behind our heads. We wanted to make a quick cup of tea and coffee before we checked out but it had not been replenished from the previous people - no breakfast tea and only two milk pots. We didn't have time to fiddle around and ask reception as we were against the clock so this was a bit annoying but overall a good stay and we would stay again.
This hotel is well located on a quiet street in the attractive Bloomsbury area. Rooms are spacious. However, the standard of fittings and basic maintenance leave a lot to be desired considering the prices charged, and certainly fall below our experience of 4-star establishments. Perhaps we were unlucky, but in our room the bath tap was faulty (unable to obtain hot bath), the shower erratic, shower screen broken, the TV cut out for no apparent reason, and the room, though clean, had rather faded décor, plenty of scuff marks on walls and skirting boards, threadbare carpeting and a badly dented grill over radiator. Having written to the hotel's guest relations manager to point out these deficiencies, we received a polite e-mail in response apologising for our experiences and saying our comments would be passed on to the relevant personnel for investigation and monitoring purposes.
Stayed here for one night, very disappointed with the room for a hotel of such high rating! Massive holes in curtains, marks all over the wallpaper where people had clearly tried to get through the very small gap between bed and wall, wallpaper peeling back and very uncomfortable bed that squeaked every time you turned over! Location was the only plus side for us. Overall not impressed.
The Claredon is one of five Grange hotels that were converted from a row of terrace houses originally built in 1815, and the architecture retains its splendid Georgian façade. Located in Bloomsbury, the hotel is short walk from the British Museum and the Domination Theatre, and within the same tube zone for Soho and a number of other theatres. Our room was clean, a good size, and complete with all the basics (TV, hair-dryer, safe, wifi, kettle for tea and coffee), however the wallpaper was coming loose in some places. The bed was a full-double, but the mattress was too hard to be comfortable. Although we were on the third floor at the end of the passage, there was still a bit of ambient noise that filtered into the room. The shower had good pressure, and plenty of hot water. The staff were exceptionally friendly, always welcoming and anxious to assist. We didn't eat at the hotel. In all, it was a very pleasant stay.
Can not rate this hotel highly enough. We arrived at night seeking alternative accomodation because we were so unhappy with the hotel we had booked. They were so accommodating and friendly, taking us with no worries at all. We were impressed with the price too. While not a big room, it was clean and nice. There was a safe provided to lock up valuables and, importantly, the wifi worked great. Breakfast was nice too. The staff were lovely the whole time, always professional, greeting guests and ready to help. Our London trip started horribly but worked out great thanks to our change in accommodation.
Stayed here on a work trip and it was my first time back in London for about 10 years. I'd forgotten how small rooms were in London. The location was excellent, the room was very nice, the breakfast was really good. The staff were superb. Not much to complain about really. The shower wasn't great, water pressure could have been better but then again I'm used to a rainmaker and good pressure. Don't let that stop you staying here. Was a bit disappointed that on the morning of checkout the lift was out of order so had to carry bags from the second floor. These things happen, just bad timing.
This hotel is well located in Bloomsbury and the building is lovely. The hotel has many strengths including friendly, welcoming staff. The atmosphere in the hotel is great and the architecture splendid. The room (overlooking the gardens) is a very good size and well appointed. It is a shame that basics are not so well sorted. The plumbing was poor - couldn't have a bath since hot water came out too slowly to fill the bath! Shower was seriously slow. Although not the fault of the hotel, we were kept awake from children running around and loud talking from a room above for several hours in the night. We heard every creaking floorboard! Did share these concerns with the reception staff who did apologise but nothing else. I say in many hotels and even Premier Inn give you a complete refund for less disturbance! All in all, it is a great hotel but really needs to address the basics.
efficent friendly service on check in room very comfortable and well appointed good size bath with over bath shower tea & coffee making facility This hotel is located in a beautiful quiet road which is a 10 minute walk from googe streets famous restaurants which provides something to fit all budgets for those wishing to shop Oxford street lay in wait Electrical and hi tec also furniture can be found on Tottenham road British museum Soho China town and Covent garden are all within walking distance This hotel is well placed and reasomably priced. great quiet location great value well worth the visit
I'm not sure what bedrooms the photo's in their website depict but they cerrtainly bears no relation to the room we stayed in. It was small to say the least with the bed end onky about a foot away from the opposite wall. A tight squeeze indeed and made going yo the loo in tge dark quite difficult. The toilet seat in the bathroom wouldn't stay up - a necessity for a man. The floor slopes quite significantly too. But the worst thing was the noise, it sounded as though we were immediately above a generator or something similar, and it hummed loudly throughout the night. We had full english breakfast, but that too wasn't up to scratch either. Asked how we'd like our poached eggs we bothh opted for soft. Well they arrived very hard and on top of a soggy piece of toast. The only bread on a full english should be fried surely. Rest of breakfast was quite tasteless and only luke warm. I should have sent it back but we were in a hurry. All in all hotel is in a good location but is certainly not up to a 4* standard hotel and the website is very misleading over the type of room you are booking. Must do better.
- Walking distance to Russell Square and The British Museum
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Business center
Located in Bloomsbury, Grange Clarendon is adjacent to Russell Square and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like The British Museum. This 51-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. St George’s, Bloomsbury and University of London are also within a short walk.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a English breakfast is served each morning for a fee.
All 51 rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.
Grange Clarendon features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out.
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68% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 569 reviews