The Academy Hotel - London

Gower Street 21, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG  show map
 4 stars
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The Academy Hotel - London

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Editorial review:

This quintessential English hotel The Academy with 49 rooms is located in five Georgian townhomes. Quality abounds in the rooms, full of fluffy pillows and duvets. There is a rear garden that houses a fish pond and a contemporary bar called the Library.

Overview

The Academy, The Bloomsbury Town House is comprised of a cluster of five Victorian townhouses located in the fashionable district of Bloomsbury. The hotel’s public areas, along with intimate lobby, are styled in keeping with the Victorian character of the building and reflect a refined flair that can be found only in a venerable English house.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   49.

Rooms

The 49 guestrooms and suites are designed to bring the best in comfort to the guests. Blending elegant decor with modern conveniences, each suite is named after a certain celebrity and reflects his/her style. In-room technology includes satellite television, wireless Internet access, CD players, coffeemakers and minibars. Bathrooms come with designer Molton Brown toiletries, slippers and bathrobes. Some rooms have split-level bathrooms and free-standing bathtubs.

Dining options

The highlights of the hotel are its two private gardens, the Library Garden and the Conservatory Garden, adjacent to the sitting rooms. In warm seasons, the Library Garden and the Conservatory are buried in vendour and offer a nice sanctuary for a pleasant rest. Alchemy Restaurant serves English and continental breakfasts at extra charge. Business guests can make use of two function rooms: airy Alchemy Room that can accommodate 40 people and the Boardroom suitable for gatherings of up to 18 people.

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 conference rooms feature modern equipment.

Free Wi-Fi is available.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Gower Street 21, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

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City Center
  • London
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Euston Station
    2700 ft
  • Saint Pancras International Station
    4000 ft
Underground stations
  • Tottenham Court Road
    1700 ft
  • Goodge Street
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    900 ft
  • Store Street Espresso (cuisine: Bakery)
    200 ft
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    3900 ft
  • Rushy Bay
    3900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    49

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Rooms and availability

The 49 guestrooms and suites are designed to bring the best in comfort to the guests. Blending elegant decor with modern conveniences, each suite is named after a certain celebrity and reflects his/her style. In-room technology includes satellite television, wireless Internet access, CD players, coffeemakers and minibars. Bathrooms come with designer Molton Brown toiletries, slippers and bathrobes. Some rooms have split-level bathrooms and free-standing bathtubs.

The Academy Standard RoomThe Academy Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 230 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Cozy room in pleasant colors has a fully equipped bathroom. In this comfortable room you’ll also find a working area with desk.

Room facilities
    The Academy Luxury Suite
    Luxury Suite
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 230 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Cozy suit decorated in classical English stile has a King-size bed and some more free space. In this spacious apartment you’ll find a comfortable sitting area with a sofa bed and a working area with practical desk. The room also provided with a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities

    Room facilities
      The Academy Junior Suite
      Junior Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 345 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        The Academy Club
        Club
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        This comfortable room made in traditional English decor. It provided with a luxury Double bed and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities. It also has a cozy seating area with armchairs and a working area with desk.

        The Academy Suite
        Suite
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        Cozy suit decorated in classical English stile has a King-size bed. In this spacious apartment you’ll find a comfortable sitting area with a sofa bed and a working area with practical desk. The room also provided with a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Academy Hotel - London London location
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        Hotel Address:

        Gower Street 21, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

        Get directions
        City Center
        • London
          1.1 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Euston Station
          2700 ft
        • Saint Pancras International Station
          4000 ft
        Underground stations
        • Tottenham Court Road
          1700 ft
        • Goodge Street
          1000 ft
        • Bus stop
          1700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
          900 ft
        • Store Street Espresso (cuisine: Bakery)
          200 ft
        Beaches
        • Shell Beach
          3900 ft
        • Rushy Bay
          3900 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of rooms:
          49

        Hotel Awards

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        The Academy Location

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        Oxford Street, a luxurious shopping venue is within walking distance

        Soho is an entertainment area with clubs, pubs

        Trafalgar Square, the city's central square is located nearby

        British Museum, 200 m, built in 1753, it houses a staggering eight million artifacts

        University of London, 200 m, founded 175 years ago, the largest University in the United Kingdom

         Bloomsbury, 400 m, a central London area

        Tourist attractions

        Train stations

        Amusement

        • Leisure Casino Centre - 700 ft
        • Vegas Gold - 1700 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Charing Cross Road - 2300 ft

        Museums

        • UCL Geology Collections - 700 ft
        • British Museum - 700 ft
        • British Telecom Tower - 1700 ft

        Universities, Institutes

        • University of London - 700 ft
        • Great Ormond Street Hospital - 2300 ft

        Theaters

        Food and meals

        • Ronnie Scott's - 2300 ft

        Underground stations

        • Goodge Street - 700 ft
        • Tottenham Court Road - 1400 ft
        • Warren Street - 2000 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Madame Tussauds London - 1.0 mi
          Marylebone Road, London
        • The Household Cavalry Museum - 5000 ft
          Horse Guards, London
        • Middle Temple Hall - 5200 ft
          Middle Temple Ln., London
        • East End - 5000 ft
          LondonEngland
        • The London Eye - 1.3 mi
          South Bank of the river Thames, London

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • British Museum - 1200 ft
          Great Russell Street, London
        • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology - 1300 ft
          Malet Place, London
        • Wellcome Collection - 2200 ft
          183 Euston Rd, London
        • Once The Musical - 2300 ft
          110 Charing Cross Road, London
        • Grant Museum of Zoology - 900 ft
          UCL Rockefeller Building, London
        • The Cartoon Museum - 1500 ft
          35 Little Russell Street, London
        • Holborn - 2300 ft
          LondonEngland

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Chettinad Restaurant - 900 ft

          Address: 16 Percy Street
          Phone: +44 20 3556 1229

          78% likes this, based on 882 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian
          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 34

        • The College Arms - 300 ft

          Address: 18 Store Street WC1E 7DH
          Phone: 02074364697

          56% likes this, based on 40 reviews
          Cuisine: British

        • Paradiso - 400 ft

          Address: 35, Store Street
          Phone: 02072552554

          64% likes this, based on 27 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: USD 24 - USD 32

        • Store Street Espresso - 200 ft

          Address: 40 Store St, London WC1E 7DB

          74% likes this, based on 21 reviews
          Cuisine: Bakery

        • The Life Goddess - 400 ft

          Address: 29 Store Street
          Phone: 02076372401

          76% likes this, based on 41 reviews
          Cuisine: Greek

        Getting there.

        This property lies within a few steps from Oxford Street and the British Museum. Covent Garden is also close by. The 4 underground stations nearby make the hotel easily accessible from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, London City Airport and the Eurostar.

        Getting around.

        Ther are three train stations within five minutes walking.

        The hotel provides access to seven tube lines of London.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of rooms:
          49

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        The Academy Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Academy

        Average guest rating

        7.4out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 99 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        9.0
        Value
        8.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Single
          5.8

          Good breakfast and nice quiet location.

          Very small room, definitely not 4 star quality. No spark or professionalisme, plain and a little outdated.

        • Group of friends
          8.8

          Friendly staff, great location and comfortable rooms and beds.

          Breakfast lacked variety and was expensive.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          It's in a great location and it's well appointed.

          We asked the desk staff to order two taxis the morning we were leaving but in the morning no taxis arrived and when we convinced the desk staff to check the booking, it turned out that none had been ordered. That was a little stressful as we both were travelling from London that morning.

        • Couple
          8.8

          Good location for the West End. A well presented clean and tidy room.

          The Car Parking is in an NCP Car Park and cost £36 for an overnight stay on a Saturday. The Bathroom was small but functional

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          The location is wonderful for walking to the theatre district.

          The hotel is fine, but I would not call it a luxury hotel. The air conditioner did not work well and the windows could not be open, so it was very stuffy.

        • Single
          9.2

          It was a nice quiet room which is a lot being in super busy Gower street. Hotel is very well appointed although the extras come at an exorbitant price (£15 for a bottle of water) but if you stick to what's included then it's good value.

          Not much really. My toilet wasn't flushing and I found this out in the middle of the night but there was nothing much it could be done at that point. I won't hold it against them though.

        • Single
          8.8

          Stadtteil Soho zu Fuß erreichbar, viele Läden zum Shoppen oder Frühstücken um die Ecke incl. Subway. Man ist mit der U-Bahn und einmal umsteigen am Leicester Square in einer Stunde in Heathrow.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          Technical maintanence is mediocre.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          The garden - such an oasis of cool calm on a hot day.

          Very small (attic) room - window sash broken so had to prop open with cushions.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Elegent excellent service, staff were efficient, professional and friendly. excellent arrangements all round.

        • Single
          4.0

          Nothing! Beware of the mattresses! They are really bad.... Actually I moved out to another hotel . Really bad!

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Well located for access to central London yet nice and quiet in an evening.

          Would have been nice to have tea/coffee making facilities in the room.

        • Older travelers
          3.8

          location very good , good access to local transport but could walk most places

          room was not suitable for double occupancy and bathroom extremely small

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Very nice atmosphere and central Helpful staff

          The lihght from outside coming throught the window of bathroom upstairs when I was in bed Kept me awake

        • Group of friends
          10.0

          The hotel has modern facilities, is tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and yet has retained a certain quirkyness.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Academy Hotel - London London location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Gower Street 21, London, United Kingdom, WC1E6HG

        Get directions
        City Center
        • London
          1.1 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Euston Station
          2700 ft
        • Saint Pancras International Station
          4000 ft
        Underground stations
        • Tottenham Court Road
          1700 ft
        • Goodge Street
          1000 ft
        • Bus stop
          1700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Chettinad Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
          900 ft
        • Store Street Espresso (cuisine: Bakery)
          200 ft
        Beaches
        • Shell Beach
          3900 ft
        • Rushy Bay
          3900 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of rooms:
          49

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonThe Academy

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

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