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For years one of our favorite small hotels in London, the Arran House these days is quite a bit less charming. However, its location is still a winner.
Pros: Great Bloomsbury location. Rooms can be quite cheap.
Cons: No longer a charmer. Rooms on street can be noisy.
Housed in a Georgian townhouse with a black brick exterior, the Arran House Hotel was for nearly a decade one of our “go to” family-run B&Bs on Gower Street. Unfortunately, recent changes in ownership have resulted in a far less charming operation.
The hotel’s 30 simple rooms still offer both private or shared facilities. Each is equipped with a TV, coffee maker and plenty of storage space. Note: Light sleepers might want to request a room in the back off Gower Street.
During our most recent inspection, we didn’t experience any of the warmth of the original B&B. The flowers in the lobby are now made of plastic, and could use a dusting. It’s too bad.
A full English breakfast is included in the room rate, and Wi-Fi is free throughout.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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About the Arran House Hotel neighborhood
Leafy Bloomsbury is centered around Russell Square, north of Piccadilly Circus and the West End, and boasts the British Museum, University of London, and Georgian townhouse-lined streets. Budget-friendly B&Bs line Gower Street, just west of the University.