Tavistock Square, London, United Kingdom
Doubles from: $149
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Part of the huge Imperial London Hotels chain, the Tavistock Hotel offers 395 rooms at reasonable rates. All six Imperial hotels are located around the British Museum, but we prefer the Tavistock, one block north of Russell Square and overlooking lovely Tavistock Square. It seems large enough to offer a wide range of services, yet small enough to seem personal.
Pros: Good value. Convenient location. Various services.
Cons: Feels a bit dated. Can pick up street noise.
The Tavistock Hotel’s smoking floors (1-4) look like they fell asleep in 1972 and never woke up—we're talking about unintentional retro here. Rooms are simply furnished and baths are bare-basic, but they work.
On the non-smoking floors (5-8), however, rooms have been freshened up with new furnishings, carpets, wallpaper and bedspreads.
All rooms are equipped with a TV and phone. Since rooms can get some noise from the street, we would definitely recommend a room on a higher floor, specifically one overlooking the quiet park.
The Tavistock often welcomes back an eclectic mix of regulars, and we understand why—it's unassuming, kind of retro, pretty cheap and quite convenient. Its large lobby and reception area dons a bit of retro charm, mixing deco elements with hints of the '70s.
Breakfast is included in the room rate and Wi-Fi is available for an additional charge.
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
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Handicap accessible rooms
Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom
About the Tavistock 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.