Mercure London Bloomsbury

130-134 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AF GB
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4.0 Star property Near The British Museum
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06/25/2022 - 06/26/2022
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Summary of verified reviews

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Fair luxury hotel. Close to Holborn. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation.

Location

96/100
364 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Centrally located, near restaurants, bars, and shopping.

Service

82/100
536 reviews

Service is professional and friendly. Management is alright, but housekeeping is not great. Room service could have been improved. Booking process should be better organized.

Breakfast

61/100
217 reviews

Breakfast is decent but expensive.

Cleanliness

57/100
263 reviews

Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms.

Value

52/100
96 reviews

Fairly good value for money. High priced breakfast.

Vibe

49/100
112 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel could be more stylish. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Hotel is fairly plain. Luxury hotel. Suitable for solo travelers. Nice for romantic trips.

Room

49/100
761 reviews

Small, outdated rooms in need of better maintenance. Room relatively tidy with acceptable beds but minibar and A/C not great. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Poor views, furniture, and TV's. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

44/100
444 reviews

Problems with room size, comfort, and A/C. Okay beds and quiet enough rooms.

Amenities

33/100
113 reviews

Older facilities and unpleasant entrance area. Architecture not so nice. Elevator in need of updating. Handicap accessible facilities can be a problem.

WiFi

26/100
17 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Food

25/100
89 reviews

Poor dining experience with uninteresting menus and bad side dishes. Desserts and fruits are so-so, pork dishes are poorly rated.

Bar

15/100
51 reviews

Bar could improve.

Rated 70/100 based on reviews from couples.

Near city centre. Good restaurants & bars in the area.

Location

97/100
109 reviews

Great location near shopping and public transport. Reasonably accessible by car.

Service

78/100
154 reviews

Friendly, professional service, however housekeeping is less well rated. Reception and management are fine.

Breakfast

59/100
59 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Cleanliness

56/100
62 reviews

Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms.

Room

46/100
216 reviews

Small, outdated rooms in need of better maintenance. Room relatively tidy with acceptable beds but minibar and A/C not great. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Poor views, furniture, and TV's. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

43/100
127 reviews

Problems with room size, comfort, and A/C. Okay beds and quiet enough rooms.

Vibe

43/100
35 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel could be more stylish. Entrance area is not particularly attractive.

Amenities

34/100
33 reviews

Poorly reviewed buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

Food

28/100
27 reviews

Food could be better.

Bar

19/100
19 reviews

Bar could improve.

Rated 68/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Terrific location. Great service.

Location

95/100
45 reviews

Great location.

Service

86/100
90 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

Breakfast

66/100
28 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Cleanliness

55/100
48 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

Value

50/100
8 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Vibe

45/100
18 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel could be more stylish.

Room

44/100
133 reviews

Poorly-maintained, but clean enough rooms, and okay beds. Old, small rooms and bathrooms. People dislike the TVs, A/C, and furniture. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

34/100
67 reviews

Small rooms with comfort and noise issues. Small rooms and poor A/C, but decent beds.

Amenities

32/100
21 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement. Architecture not so nice.

Food

22/100
12 reviews

Food could be better.

Bar

13/100
5 reviews

Bar could improve.

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from families.

Fantastic service. Professional service.

Location

97/100
41 reviews

Good location, close to public transport.

Service

85/100
84 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

Breakfast

65/100
28 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Cleanliness

57/100
30 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Value

52/100
11 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Room

47/100
94 reviews

Poorly-maintained rooms with substandard bathrooms, A/C, and furnishing. Rooms are cramped and old, but beds and overall cleanliness are satisfactory. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

41/100
11 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating.

Amenities

32/100
12 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Food

26/100
12 reviews

Food could be better.

Bar

13/100
6 reviews

Bar could improve.

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Great shopping. Great location.

Location

95/100
37 reviews

Good location, close to public transport.

Service

84/100
58 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

Room

64/100
101 reviews

Old, small but relatively tidy rooms with excellent beds. Poor A/D and televisions in poorly cleaned and maintained rooms. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

61/100
45 reviews

Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms.

Breakfast

53/100
28 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Vibe

44/100
17 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel could be more stylish.

Amenities

33/100
16 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement. Architecture not so nice.

Food

26/100
10 reviews

Food could be better.

Rated 68/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Fair luxury hotel. Close to Holborn. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation.

Location

97/100
23 reviews

Great location.

Service

86/100
37 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

Breakfast

62/100
19 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Cleanliness

53/100
21 reviews

Buildings are reasonably clean, but less well kept up rooms.

Comfort

49/100
32 reviews

Noise is as expected, as are the beds, although rooms are small and generally uncomfortable.

Vibe

40/100
14 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating.

Room

40/100
57 reviews

Small, poorly cleaned rooms and subpar bathrooms. Beds are standard, but furnishings and room maintenance are lacking.

Amenities

35/100
8 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Food

19/100
8 reviews

Food could be better.

Rated 68/100 based on reviews from couples.

Professional service.

Location

97/100
5 reviews

Great location.

Service

81/100
9 reviews

Professional service.

Breakfast

63/100
6 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Comfort

45/100
9 reviews

Okay beds but not comfortable overall.

Room

43/100
14 reviews

Rooms are subpar, but beds are decent.

Vibe

42/100
6 reviews

Vibe is not too good.

Rated 71/100 based on reviews from families.

Great reception. Great location.

Service

84/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

Comfort

49/100
7 reviews

More comfort would be nice.

Room

40/100
11 reviews

Rooms need regular maintenance.

Rated 71/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Friendly service.

Service

83/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

Cleanliness

60/100
5 reviews

Quite clean.

Room

50/100
7 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Fair luxury hotel. Close to Holborn. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation.

Location

97/100
7 reviews

Great location.

Service

86/100
8 reviews

Friendly service.

Breakfast

57/100
5 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Room

40/100
5 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Rated 66/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Fair luxury hotel. Close to Holborn. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation.

Location

97/100
8 reviews

Great location.

Cleanliness

53/100
6 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

Comfort

38/100
5 reviews

More comfort would be nice.

Room

36/100
12 reviews

Rooms and bathrooms are clean enough, but still lacking.

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Fair luxury hotel. Close to Holborn. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation.

Location

97/100
8 reviews

Great location.

Service

83/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

Comfort

42/100
7 reviews

Okay beds but not comfortable overall.

Room

40/100
8 reviews

Rooms are subpar, but beds are decent.

Rated 68/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Fair luxury hotel. Close to Holborn. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation.

Location

95/100
307 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping.

Service

82/100
473 reviews

Reception and restaurant service are professional and friendly. Housekeeping and management are lacking. Room service could have been improved. Booking process should be better organized.

Breakfast

62/100
179 reviews

Breakfast is decent but expensive.

Cleanliness

61/100
227 reviews

Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms.

Value

53/100
80 reviews

Fairly good value for money. High priced breakfast.

Room

49/100
665 reviews

Small, inadequately maintained rooms with no views and poor furniture. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Room cleanliness is acceptable. Old rooms, with unsatisfactory minibars. air conditioning and TV's. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

49/100
89 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel could be more stylish. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Hotel is fairly plain.

Comfort

43/100
384 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. A bit too noisy and some complaints about the size of the bathrooms.

Amenities

30/100
93 reviews

Older facilities and unpleasant entrance area. Architecture not so nice. Elevator in need of updating.

Food

30/100
78 reviews

Poor dining experience with uninteresting menus and bad side dishes. Desserts & fruits are ok.

WiFi

14/100
12 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Bar

8/100
48 reviews

Bar could improve.

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from couples.

Terrific location. Good service.

Location

97/100
99 reviews

Great location somewhat accessible by car. Close to public transport and the train.

Service

77/100
139 reviews

Friendly, professional service, however housekeeping is less well rated. Reception and management are fine.

Breakfast

58/100
51 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Cleanliness

56/100
57 reviews

Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms.

Room

45/100
196 reviews

Small, outdated rooms in need of better maintenance. Room relatively tidy with acceptable beds but minibar and A/C not great. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Poor views, furniture, and TV's. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

42/100
27 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating. Entrance area is not particularly attractive.

Comfort

40/100
114 reviews

Problems with room size, comfort, and A/C. Okay beds and quiet enough rooms.

Amenities

31/100
28 reviews

Poorly reviewed buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

Food

28/100
23 reviews

Food could be better.

Bar

14/100
17 reviews

Bar could improve.

Rated 64/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Friendly atmosphere.

Location

95/100
38 reviews

Great location.

Service

85/100
84 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

Breakfast

64/100
26 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Cleanliness

52/100
44 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

Value

50/100
8 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Vibe

44/100
15 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating.

Room

44/100
121 reviews

Small, outdated rooms in need of better maintenance. Disappointing TV's, furnishings, air conditioning and bathrooms. Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

37/100
60 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Okay beds and quiet enough rooms.

Amenities

29/100
16 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Food

21/100
11 reviews

Food could be better.

Bar

13/100
5 reviews

Bar could improve.

Rated 69/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Great shopping. Wonderful sightseeing.

Location

95/100
33 reviews

Good location, close to public transport.

Service

83/100
52 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

Room

63/100
90 reviews

Rooms are moderately clean, but a bit small and poorly-maintained. Old rooms with complaints about bathroom cleanliness, TVs, and A/C. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

60/100
37 reviews

Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms.

Breakfast

56/100
27 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Vibe

42/100
16 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel could be more stylish.

Amenities

33/100
16 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement. Architecture not so nice.

Food

28/100
9 reviews

Food could be better.

Rated 69/100 based on reviews from families.

Great reception.

Location

96/100
35 reviews

Great location.

Service

85/100
73 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

Breakfast

65/100
26 reviews

Breakfast is average.

Cleanliness

60/100
27 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

Value

51/100
10 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Room

49/100
80 reviews

Small rooms with below average bathrooms and poor maintenance. Moderately tidy rooms and ok beds but poor furniture and A/C. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

46/100
42 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Okay beds and quiet enough rooms.

Vibe

41/100
9 reviews

Vibe is not too good.

Amenities

32/100
10 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Food

26/100
12 reviews

Food could be better.

Bar

13/100
5 reviews

Bar could improve.

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Property description

With a stay at Mercure London Bloomsbury, you'll be centrally located in London, steps from Russell Square and within a 5-minute walk of Great Ormond Street Hospital. This 4-star hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Bloomsbury Square and 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from The British Museum.

Grab a bite from the snack bar/deli, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge.

Stay in one of 108 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Russell Square - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Great Ormond Street Hospital - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Bloomsbury Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The British Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Brunswick Centre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Theatreland - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The Cartoon Museum - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Shaftesbury Avenue - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Oxford Street - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Charles Dickens Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
King's College London - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Tottenham Court Road - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Aldwych Theatre - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Royal Opera House - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Theatre Royal Drury Lane - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi

The nearest airports are:
Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 29.8 km / 18.5 mi
London City Airport (LCY) - 14.3 km / 8.9 mi
Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 89 km / 55.3 mi
Luton Airport (LTN) - 54.2 km / 33.7 mi
Stansted Airport (STN) - 56.9 km / 35.3 mi

The preferred airport for Mercure London Bloomsbury is Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Featured amenities include limo/town car service, a computer station, and express check-out. This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events. A train station pick-up service is available for a surcharge.

Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Green sustainability

With PLANET 21, Accor has made 21 commitments in favour of sustainable development.

Amenities / Features

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 18
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Limo or town car service available
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of bars/lounges - 1
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Roll-in shower
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Total number of rooms - 108
  • Number of floors - 7
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • UNESCO sustainable tourism pledge
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Express check-out
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Computer station
  • Terrace
  • Concierge services

Airport & shuttle information

Railway Station EUSTON (1.13 km / 0.70 mi) ST PANCRAS EUROSTAR (1.45 km / 0.90 mi) HEATHROW (24.14 km / 15.00 mi)

Local shuttle info: Underground: PICCIDILLY at RUSSELL SQUARE, 3 mins walk Bus 68/168/91/59 SOUTHAMPTON ROW, directly outside the hotel

Breakfast information

Full buffet breakfast can be added at £10 per person per day.

Pet friendly?

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

No pets

Misc. fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in fee: GBP 59.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 59.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • One child 4 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.
  • This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Cleaning policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

About Mercure

  • Midscale hotel with warm, contemporary rooms
  • The Park Sleep & Fly offer includes 1 night acoomodations, airport transfer by shuttle service and up to 15 days of free parking
  • Coffee and tea tasting
  • Buffet breakfast with both local and international food items or the Express & Co. breakfast formula is served at the bar until noon. Enjoy a hot drink, a glass of orange juice, and some bread with jam, or other delicious pastries
  • Ready to Spa packages includes accommodation, breakfast, and one spa treatment
  • Great meeting space for any special occasion

The Mercure highlights above are subject to change without notice.

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