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Guilford House Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very friendly staff. Unfortunately they were not able to provide me with another room but the noisy one in the front of the basement when I asked for one. Street noise, people gathering on the outside stairs and heavy traffic through the adjacent emergency exit kept me awake most of the night. Propably my fault not to enjoy breakfast in the windowless basement in the morning.

I was booked in here for an overnight stay. As soon as I walked in I felt uneasy. The place smelt dirty and unpleasant. I was told my room was next door and taken to the neighbouring hotel - which had no reception. The room could not be locked from the inside and as a lone female traveller I was particularly disturbed by the notice on the desk warning you not to leave any valuables in the room. Within an hour I had checked out and found alternate accommodation. I can cope with basic as long as it is clean and feels safe. This was neither - I felt very vulnerable.

Just appalling, a health hazard. The disgusting filth, all facilities unusable one would not even want to touch them e.g. kettle unusable, shower unusable, bed gross, floors dirty - staff abusive when I complained. Breakfast - again dirty pots, cutlery and poor quality food. The worst place I have ever been in - I did not feel safe and could not sleep! Booked with who have not helped how do we get such places shut down?!!

I needed a place at the last minute after an AirBnB host cancelled. Found this place on seemed to have decent reviews for the price range. Also looked for a place close to St. Pancras Station. DON'T make my mistake. PAY for something nicer--you won't miss anything here.Everything is shabby, not well-cleaned, and there are signs up everywhere reminding guests *not* to leave valuables in the rooms, as management won't accept responsibility for their loss. They also ask you to leave your keys at the desk while you sight-see. The surrounding neighborhood is a bit noisy (sirens going frequently), and my husband and myself were uncomfortable coming back after dark/late due to the state of the place. Also, the WiFi is weird: they give you access for a set number of devices (not a problem), but if you max out your login attempts on a device, you have to wait 30 mins before logging in again. In total, don't stay here.

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. I was a lone female guest and the staff were rude and unhelpful when I arrived. I was shown a room in the basement of the hotel next door (the Grenville hotel). The room was filthy, dark and smelt disgusting. The towels were filthy, the shower cubicle miniscule and v dirty. The curtains were falling off the window. I went back to the Reception area and said I would not stay in the hotel. The 2 managers on duty were very aggressive and threatening saying they would only refund my money if I stayed the night. I felt very threatened by them and left. The room cost £84. This hotel is unsafe and lone woman travellers SHOULD NOT STAY HERE.Have referred the hotel to Camden Environmental Health.

This is simply the worst (excuse for a) hotel I have ever had the displeasure to have booked into. It is an appalling advertisement for London and should be condemned. Small, scruffy, outdated, ill-equipped, vastly overpriced, pathetic breakfast, poor plumbing, in need of decoration, inadequate staff, noisy...... just don't bother to even think of staying there and perhaps a hotel inspector will do the honorable thing and close the place down to protect the public from wasting their money!

This is more like temporary accommodation for people waiting for permanent social housing.We expected basic ( for the price we paid) but not shabby,dated ,falling apart and mouldy.It was fairly close to where we were going and we wanted a five bedded one room ,so as this came up with two stars ,with OK reviews back in April when we booked it we thought it would be fine.The receptionist was monosyllabic and the room was in the next hotel!Bedding and towels were clean to be fair but everything else was dated,shabby or falling apart.The so called ensuite bathroom was a plastic moulded type that you get in caravans and really was quite disgusting.The water was hot though.Tea and coffee making facilities were provided but no milk ( no fridge anyway) and a hairdryer .The T. V didn't get a good signal but we only turned this on to have sound in the room when using the toilet.!!! We spent a restless night feeling a little unsafe due to dodgy lock,bars on sash windows,one didn't lock at all and people coming and going slamming the main door all night.Upon checkout I was nearly charged again for our room and the only words spoken in apology for the mistake was my room number????!!We left as quickly as we could.

nothing to say : one of the smallest shower I saw. Room : ok. but we decided to stay one more night (and didn't want to find another hotel at last minute) - we told the "manager" but at midnight we were awakened to pay for the room - without waiting for the next morning.

I stayed in mid July in this "hotel" and my experience was terrible. I was greeted by a gruff elderly man at reception who seemed to be put out by the fact that guests were staying in the hotel. A slightly nicer younger man showed me to my room which was actually in another building a few doors down from the reception. My room was an attic style bedsit at the top of a three story building. The lock on the door was very flimsy and the door could have been kicked in by a small underfed child. The room itself was visibly dirty and there was an air of ageing decay about the whole place. Delightfully though I had the opportunity to have a shower whilst sitting on the toilet as it was all self contained in the same space like a mobile home! When I called to collect my room key on the Saturday afternoon there was no one manning reception when I rang and eventually when I gained entry the aforementioned elderly man asked me, rather confrontationally, what I wanted! On Sunday morning at 9.25am I was awoken from a deep slumber by the maid knocking on my door to advise check out time was 11am!!!!! Thanks for the heads up! Needless to say I didn't get back to sleep. I didn't chance their continental breakfast and something told me it would be a gastronomic disaster, judging by the rest of my experience. All in all the biggest waste of GBP£150 I have ever spent. If it wasn't for the excellent location this place would have closed down several years ago. Do yourself a favour and stay anywhere else but here.

I checked into this hotel as it had been booked through my employer as it was close to a course I was attending at goodenough college. Having read the previous reviews i was nervous but tried to remain open minded. Please, please, please take notice of every negative review regarding this hotel. On check in it was apparent that this is more like a hostel...dirty, dated & dangerous. As a single female traveller being greeted with a sign stating 'do not leave ANY valuables in your room' was daunting however I was then ushered to a different property next door to be shown the room. Again, this was dirty with worn carpet & dirt visible on all surfaces. I was taken up 3 flights of stairs, the third flight of stairs been so steep I'm sure they would not pass any safety regulations, to finally be shown my room in the attic. The door was flimsy & certainly not what you would expect in a hotel & the inside of the room was no better. The bed was a very old divan with an appalling mattress, and the pillows were poor quality & not anywhere I would like to put my head on, the electric sockets were dangerous & there were stains on the walls & ceiling. The best part was the 'en suite'. On opening the door it was basically a plastic shower & sink which you find in a towing caravan & a small toilet, both of which I wouldn't ever wish to use. I have attached photos however please be advised that they do not reflect how bad this place was with visible dirt & extremely questionable standards. I have never stayed anywhere so awful & trip advisor does not allow you to review with zero ratings otherwise this would clearly be a zero.

6 Guilford Street London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Russell Square
  • Free continental breakfast
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in London City Centre within a short walk of Russell Square, Guilford House Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as St. Paul's Cathedral. The 14 rooms at this guesthouse include coffee makers and TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast. London Eye and London Dungeon are also near this London guesthouse.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.


All 14 rooms feature coffee makers and desks. 16-inch TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Guests of Guilford House Hotel enjoy features like WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Family Room, Multiple Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

3% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 149 reviews