Grange Portland4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Spread over the entire street (Bedford) you have to go to different hotels for your meals and when you call the front office you dont necessarily get your front desk. I wanted ice and had to go down after half an hour because the call went elsewhere and the message was not communicated to my front desk. Quite annoying. When I went down the front desk chap was not at the desk and did not see the message.
I have stayed here before. It is close to where I needed to do some teaching. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room I had was clean. My principal complaint relates to the awful cold coffee. A colleague thought the tea was disgusting.
One of a chain of hotels branded as luxury hotels. Price can be a bit high, rooms are well furnished and Executive rooms are large with small kitchenette( sink, microwave and fridge). Whilst prices may be a little high, a continental breakfast is included and free wifi. Staff seem Ro gave been well trained and are polite and will try to be as helpful as possible. Unfortunately, some down sides: All Executive rooms face the main road and either due to conservation laws or the hotel nor spending money, the windows are single glazed and old so let all the street noise in and the odd bus goes down past the hotel, so if you are a light sleeper avoid the rooms at the front. I had the misfortune of being given a lower ground floor front facing room, later changed to a second floor front facing room, which was noisy and I had to wear ear plugs all night on both nights. The hotels also have no air conditioning, so on hot days can be uncomfortable, although fans are provided. My verdict, avoid the front facing rooms if you like peace and quiet.
One of a series of small Grange hotels in a perfect central location in Bloomsbury close to the British Museum and within walking distance of Covent Garden, Soho, and many other attractions. The rooms are very spacious with a little corner for coffee and a microwave for a light dinner.. A very nice Continental breakfast included in the rates. Staff is very helpful. Recommended if you don't need the huge lobbies in the large hotels.
We stayed here for 2 nights in early April. Rooms very spacious and a very good bathroom. The hotel is 5 min walk from British Museum and the street is very quiet. All staff we had contact with was very nice and helpful. Breakfast was at the nearby hotel Clarendon, and this was a basic and ok continental type. This was included in our rate, and we did not bother to pay the extra pounds for a full english. I have stayed several times in this area, and the location is very good. Walking distance to teaters, shopping and restaurants. If you come from Heathrow it is 5-6 minutes walking from both Holborn and Russell Square staions on Piccadilly Line. The hotel has no bar or restaurant! Very nica with a small kitchen on the room with fridge. Don't think room had any air condition. I will consider using this or one of the other Grange Hotels for my next visit in London.
I pre-booked a room in the Buckingham Grange Hotel, but when I arrived there I was directed to the Portland Hotel, which is about 3 doors down the same street, or a couple of minutes walk away, and is a member of the same group of hotels. Apart from this minor annoyance, check-in was efficient, and the receptionist staff were efficient and friendly. My bedroom was small and rather traditionally furnished, but also included a fridge, sink and microwave cooker, (and a kettle with, tea, coffee and biscuits, etc.) as well as a bathroom, of course. There was a shower over the bath. The room was exceptionally hot during the 3 days I stayed there, although the radiator was switched off. The window could be opened, however, so that helped. The situation of the hotel, in Bloomsbury and close to Euston and Kings Cross / St Pancras is very convenient for anyone arriving at these stations, and is a beautiful part of London, and slightly less frenetic than some other central areas. It is fairly close to Russell Square tube station. It is also very convenient for the British Museum, which is literally round the corner. The price of the room was reasonable, by London standards, and the room service prices were also very reasonable.
It have a very different impression as I walked into the hotel. Small reception with an almost non-existent lobby. However the staff is helpful and makes one feel welcome. The room was the best part. A beautiful and grand bedroom with a small kitchen area of its own. My room overlooked the street and the whole town-house blocks. The food options though limited aren't insufficient. A two minute walk away from The London Museum and a longer walk to Oxford Street etc. Overall very nice stay and recommended for short stays, business or pleasure.
We stayed here after being upgraded from the Grange across the road!, seems everyone is. Room 102 over looked the main road, which is quiet, lovely big room with small kitchen area included and a good bath and shower included. Big bed which was comfortable. Breakfast we were told was out the main door and a hotel along the road, visions of customers rolling down road in pajamas for breakfast made us laugh. Needless to say we didn't have breakfast. Great hotel to stay, no complaints, would gladly stay again
I booked at the Grange Lancaster and got upgraded to the Grange Portland (across the street). The room had it's own 3-piece bath, which was a nice perk. I had room 104, which overlooked the back of the building. It was a small room, high 12 ft ceilings, with a double bed pushed against the wall, but it was perfectly adequate for one person. It had a kitchenette in one of the closets, which was pretty great. Breakfast is served two or three doors down at the Clarendon. The hotel was very quiet, the amenities were fine (hair dryer in the desk drawer, plenty of plugs, towels, and toiletries). I'm an early-to-bed, early-to-rise traveler and I had no problem with noise or sleeping. I would say that the bed was quite firm and the pillows were not, but there were four on the bed, so that was ok. The front desk staff was great; they helped me book a car to the airport (55GBP) and gave me directions, as well. The British Museum is a five minute walk away, and it takes 20-30 minutes to walk down to Trafalgar Square. The area was perfectly safe. I was out at 8:30 in the morning and 9 at night walking to and from the hotel and had no issues.
After a disastrous experience in a hotel across the road we found this gem of a chain of hotels. The hotel was warm and welcoming and the staff friendly and helpful. Our room overlooked the front of the hotel but we did not experience any noise from outside. The room was huge, with a queen sized bed, a sofa and coffee table, a small kitchen with fridge and microwave and a lovely bathroom. Very impressed and would definitely return. The hotel was very convenient and only a stones throw from the theatre we were going to. Breakfast was in an adjoining hotel but this was not a problem at all. A good find !!
- Walking distance to Russell Square and The British Museum
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- Laundry facilities
Located in London City Centre, Grange Portland is adjacent to Russell Square and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like The British Museum. Each of the 18 rooms at this 4-star hotel includes a kitchenette, a microwave, and a coffee maker. St George’s, Bloomsbury and University of London are also a short walk from this London hotel.
For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.
The 18 rooms feature kitchenettes. Guests can expect TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes.
Guests of Grange Portland enjoy free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and free newspapers. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.
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78% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 174 reviews