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Tavistock Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location - within walking distance to every thing in zones 1&2. Excellent beds and shower.

The Tavistock is in a great part of London, near the British Museum, King's Cross, Russell Square, and more. The price was reasonable in winter. However, there was no wi-fi available except in the lobby, the breakfast was plentiful but substandard, the lighting in the rooms was dim, and the room was small. The lobby was nice and ran classical radio all day, which I like. Service was polite, no more.

Hotel was situated close to trains, was clean and suitable

The mouse running across the bar was the final straw for me. It's in a decent part of London, but there are other hotels in the area I'll probably check out next time.

Great corner room with a view of the square, plenty of space. Had to get used to turning on the dressing table lights from the switch at the entryway—but then we got a lighted mirror! The bed was comfortable; linens looked and felt like brand new. The bathroom offered tub and shower and we found both satisfactory. You do want to use the lift to the left of reception. The one in the center of the lobby, while larger and equipped with a pleasant voice, is inexplicably slow. Staff at the concierge desk was great. We even got the answers we needed about service times at the Abbey. Made up for the clerk at reception who did not seem happy in this particular line of work. This is a fine hotel in decline. What appears to have been the dining room at one time is now open for breakfast only. There is a bar, but the "Lounge" (not sure of the distinction} was behind locked doors. Accessible through the lobby is a "wine bar" offering a small menu with Mediterranean influence in a diner like atmosphere. It was not evident whether this enterprise was part of the Hotel or separate. Room service was offered although we did not avail ourselves. Our plan included continental breakfast, but the complete meal buffet including hot dishes cost an additional £4.50. Evidently this varies according to your plan. If you have the appetite for a full meal between 7 and 10 AM, the buffet is well worth it. This location is served by four bus routes, with several more within two blocks, most of which have 24 hour service. There is also a tube entrance within four blocks.

Quiet room. Enough space for two. Large bathroom. Extra towels provided on request. Staff cordial.

great location. Breakfast was bad though, could use some upgrade

Tavistock Square London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of London and Russell Square
  • Free breakfast
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in London City Centre, Tavistock Hotel is adjacent to University of London and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Russell Square. This 395-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and a conference center. It's in central London and also a short walk from British Library and The British Museum.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 395 rooms feature coffee makers, safes, and phones. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

At Tavistock Hotel, guests have access to features like a conference center. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3