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Grange Clarendon

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

If I could communicate with the staff life maybe a little easier. Alarm goes off at 2pm. No hot water or maintenance staff to sort it. If you complain you will get a free cooked breakfast. I am already getting one. Not impressed. 5 star.... come on

I stayed at this hotel for four nights in November 2017. My stay was very enjoyable. I was greeting by a helpful, friendly receptionist who was very efficient. She confirmed my booking and politely asked whether I would like to leave a deposit for incidentals. I declined which she said that was fine (Ignore the previous review about discrimination. I am white and was dressed very smartly and I still got asked for a deposit, very politely! This is quite normal in most hotels I stay at) There is a lift to each floor and my room was large and well furnished. Most of all it was very clean. The bathroom was modern and well fitted with good toiletries provided. Lots of soft clean towels. My Executive room had three very large windows overlooking the quiet street below. There is a small park at the end of the road. The heating in the room was excellent and easy to control. There was a kettle and plentiful supply of tea, coffee and milk with even a few biscuits. There was plenty of wardrobe and drawer space, a useful desk area and two armchairs. There is a very large safe in the room, big enough to fit a laptop in which is very useful. I did have a slight problem with the shower screen and, when I reported it to reception, the Duty Manager (Mwasa I think) gave it his immediate attention. This was then followed up by the General Manager, Mr Yash Rai, who made sure that the problem was solved quickly and to my satisfaction. All hotels have problems sometimes but the test of a good hotel is how they deal with a problem. In my case, the problem was dealt with correctly, quickly and efficiently. Full marks to Yash and Mwasa. Breakfast is buffet style with a wide selection of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, pastries, meat, cheese, bread, etc. etc. Tea, coffee and hot toast is quickly brought to your table. You can eat as much as you like too! I didn't have the cooked breakfast but it looked good so I will try this next time. I have seen some other reviews and I have to disagree with the bad ones. The bed in my room was huge and very comfortable. The bathroom was spotless (which is very important). There was no noise problem. I have stayed at several of the Grange hotels in the same street and, in my view, this is the best. The others are good too but the service at this hotel is first class. I will certainly stay at this hotel whenever I am in London. I recommend it very highly.

My husband and I stayed at the Grange Claredon for two nights, we were accommodated at this hotel by a third party who was paying for our trip, therefore we did not feel we could complain and do not know what the cost of our stay was. The location of the hotel is very good, a five minute walk to the underground, 10 minutes to Covent Garden. The staff were very pleasant and the hotel rooms quite cosy. Our big gripe was the comfort of the beds; in my book the most important thing about a hotel is the sleep quality. The bed was an absolute disgrace; it sagged in the middle giving us both terrible backs for the whole of our stay. I've included photos; I think they probably say everything. Would we stay here again? No, not even if it was being paid for like this visit.

34-37 Bedford Place London England

Hotel highlights

  • 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.

Property features

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.

Room options

Executive Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 565 reviews