The Academy - London

21 Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HGshow map
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Overview

The traditional Academy is a 4-star hotel and offers an indoor swimming pool and a library. Featuring Georgian architecture, The Academy Hotel was renovated in 2012.

The hotel is in a prime location steps away from a theater, a college and a palace. Such London sights as Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square are all within reach.

Shoppers will appreciate shops and boutiques at a short distance from the hotel.

The hotel stands within a 5-minute stroll of Tottenham Court Road subway station and within a 10-minute walking distance of Euston train station. Fast access to London City airport within 15 km is provided.

Rooms

The Academy Hotel has fashionable rooms fitted with a minibar, a laptop-compatible safe, a seating area, a writing table and a closet. The Academy Hotel features rooms with the garden view. The rooms are designed with English décor and have carpet floors.

Eat & Drink

Guests can relax in the lobby bar serving refreshing drinks. The bakery Paradiso is located 150 meters away.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of GBP 12 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 15 per person per night. 

Services

The conveniences such as a designated place for smoking, a car park and a luggage storage are offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   49.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Bungalows
  • Sauna
  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 19 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Seven DialsSeven Dials2700 ft
Euston StationEuston Station2300 ft
British MuseumBritish Museum700 ft
New London TheatreNew London Theatre2300 ft
Cambridge TheatreCambridge Theatre2700 ft
Tottenham Court RoadTottenham Court Road1400 ft
Warren StreetWarren Street2000 ft
Oxford CircusOxford Circus3000 ft
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station3300 ft
Tavistock SquareTavistock Square1700 ft LondonEngland
Old Compton StreetOld Compton Street2700 ft LondonEngland
Shaftesbury AvenueShaftesbury Avenue3100 ft LondonEngland
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 3300 ftSoho
Charing Cross RoadCharing Cross Road3400 ftCharing Cross Road, London W1
King's Cross StationKing's Cross Station3900 ft LondonEngland
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Chettinad RestaurantChettinad Restaurant900 ft16 Percy Street
Store Street EspressoStore Street Espresso200 ft40 Store St, London WC1E 7DB
The College ArmsThe College Arms300 ft18 Store Street WC1E 7DH
The Life GoddessThe Life Goddess400 ft29 Store Street
ParadisoParadiso400 ft35, Store Street
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London ZooLondon Zoo1.4 mi
London BridgeLondon Bridge2.0 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station4600 ft
Waterloo StationWaterloo Station1.5 mi
Paddington StationPaddington Station1.8 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park1.8 mi
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall2.4 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station5000 ft
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station2.9 mi
Portobello Road Market Portobello Road Market 4000 ftPortobello Road Jcn. of Westbourne Park Road
King\'s CrossKing\'s Cross4100 ft LondonEngland
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square 4700 ftCentre of the City
Somerset HouseSomerset House4700 ftThe Strand
Hatton Garden Hatton Garden 1.0 miStudio 209, 24-28 Hatton Wall, Hatton Garden, London
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)7.9 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)12.6 mi
Train
Euston Station2700 ft
Underground
Tottenham Court Road1700 ft
Bus
Bus stop1700 ft
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  159  reviews

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9.0
Location
  • 6.6
    Good

    Good size bedroom, friendly and helpful staff. Brilliant location with access to secure parking.

    Bathroom was very small in comparison to the room.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We have stayed at The Academy on several locations within the last 10 years and although we found the hotel as comfortable and relaxing as previous visits we thought that the standards on the little things had dropped; toilettrie products, hot drink selections etc. which were an obvious attempt to improve margins.The bathroom of the suite although clean certainly needs to be refurbished to reflect the overall standard of the hotel and offer. The hotel is extremely well located for the west end and the St Pancras International train station

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very well located, comfortable, well decorated, good breakfast ... a very good choice. The only weak point was a cold welcome but we strongly recommend this nice hotel.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Beautifully furnished with excellent facilities, friendly and helpful staff and in a pleasant and convenient location.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The service was excellent - we were required to change suites as the television was not functioning. Staff and management helped the transition with no problem. Room was spacious and king bed very comfortable.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    This is a real hotel, just reception and bedrooms. No spa or gym etc. Our room was very clean comfortable, spacious and decorated in keeping with the Georgian style of the hotel. Staff were efficient and helpful..

    Our room on the top of four floors smelt slightly musty but it was a very sttractive,clean and comfotable.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Lovely courtyard garden with a little fountain. Great location easy walking distance of Event Garden.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The location was very convenient for the area of London I was visiting, it was convenient for Subway stations for accessing other areas, and being next to University of London the area was quiet overnight.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Close to the nice restaurants of Bloomsbury, underground, rather quiet place. Cosy small gardens. The bottle of water every day refreshed.

    The hotel definitely needs the renovation.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Excellent location. The staff were very friendly, polite and efficient.

    This is a creaking, old and tired hotel. With no lifts, the stairs are awkward, steep and difficult for older guests. The room was small for two adults. The ensuite facility was hopelessly small with a faint smell of drains. Simply no room in the shower cubicle and rarely able to get hot water. Worryingly, no fire escape - just told we would have to run down the stairs! Avoided the cooked breakfast after the first day - served cold.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location and staff ok .

    Old shabby and dated, bedroom up 6 flights of stairs in the attic and bedlinen worn and shabby. Room was heavily decorated and too warm. Shower room resembled something you would get in a youth hostel very poor.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Friendly staff. Small hotel made it more intimate.

    The wifi was useless. Every hotel should have good quality free wifi.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Perfect single room with view to the garden.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    We chose the hotel because of its proximity to a theatre where we went that evening.

    When booking our accommodation, we did not realise the hotel has no lifts, my wife is recovering from an illness and found climbing up the four floors was too much of an effort. Because of this, we were relieved our booking was just for the one night. That besides, everything else was fine.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Attractive---nice breakfast room/restaurant

    Not enough milk for the 2nd day. had to go without our early morning cuppa!!

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  159 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 19 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)7.9 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)12.6 mi
Train
Euston Station2700 ft
Underground
Tottenham Court Road1700 ft
Bus
Bus stop1700 ft
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