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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05/21/2022 - 05/22/2022
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Summary of verified reviews

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Fair business hotel. Close to Holborn. Close to public transportation and the train station."

Location

97/100
271 reviews

"Great location with good access by car. Close to public transport." Good shopping and sightseeing.

Service

81/100
422 reviews

"Great service, especially at reception." Room service could have been improved. Management is acceptable. Great hotel security.

Cleanliness

58/100
207 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms." Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Breakfast

54/100
162 reviews

"Breakfast is decent but expensive."

Room

48/100
605 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"Small, outdated rooms in need of better maintenance."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. Shower can be a problem. Poor views, furniture, and TV's.

WiFi

47/100
13 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Comfort

45/100
345 reviews

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

Vibe

45/100
88 reviews

"Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes." Hotel could use some updating. Hotel could be more stylish. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Hotel is fairly plain. Good for business people. Suitable for solo travelers. Nice for romantic trips.

Amenities

35/100
89 reviews

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

Food

25/100
80 reviews

"Poor dining experience with uninteresting menus and bad side dishes."

Bar

18/100
46 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Rated 70/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Wonderful sightseeing. Good accessibility by car."

Location

98/100
93 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing." Close to public transport and the train.

Service

78/100
130 reviews

"Service is professional and friendly." Management is alright, but housekeeping is not great.

Cleanliness

59/100
54 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Moderately clean hotel facilities."

Breakfast

54/100
51 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Room

44/100
192 reviews

"Badly maintained rooms with no views to speak of." Rooms acceptably tidy, and beds alright, but rooms are small with substandard minibars. Older rooms with small bathrooms, poor furniture and A/C problems. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

43/100
113 reviews

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

Vibe

42/100
30 reviews

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

Amenities

40/100
28 reviews

"Poorly reviewed buildings and an uninspiring entrance area."

Food

29/100
26 reviews

"Food could be better."

Bar

23/100
18 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Rated 66/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Fantastic service. Great reception."

Location

98/100
31 reviews

"Great location."

Service

82/100
70 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Cleanliness

63/100
35 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

60/100
19 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Room

43/100
99 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

40/100
13 reviews

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

Comfort

38/100
49 reviews

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

Amenities

30/100
14 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Food

24/100
10 reviews

"Food could be better."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Great shopping. Great location."

Location

97/100
32 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport."

Service

82/100
53 reviews

"Great service, especially at reception."

Room

60/100
94 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

57/100
39 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms." Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Breakfast

51/100
24 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Vibe

40/100
16 reviews

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

Amenities

34/100
17 reviews

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

Food

29/100
9 reviews

"Food could be better."

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great reception."

Location

98/100
36 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport."

Service

85/100
75 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Cleanliness

62/100
27 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

57/100
26 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Comfort

47/100
47 reviews

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

Room

47/100
85 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.

Vibe

38/100
10 reviews

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

Amenities

35/100
9 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Food

24/100
12 reviews

"Food could be better."

Bar

15/100
6 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Rated 65/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Fair business hotel. Close to Holborn. Close to public transportation and the train station."

Location

97/100
12 reviews

"Great location."

Service

84/100
22 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Breakfast

58/100
6 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Cleanliness

56/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Comfort

47/100
20 reviews

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

Room

42/100
37 reviews

"Small rooms with below average bathrooms and poor maintenance." Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard.

Vibe

39/100
9 reviews

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

Amenities

38/100
5 reviews

"Amenities are not the best."

Rated 70/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Friendly service. Great reception."

Service

81/100
6 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Comfort

49/100
6 reviews

"More comfort would be nice."

Room

46/100
10 reviews

"Room needs to be improved."

Vibe

43/100
5 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great service."

Service

83/100
6 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Comfort

46/100
6 reviews

"More comfort would be nice."

Room

35/100
9 reviews

"Rooms need regular maintenance."

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Fair business hotel. Close to Holborn. Close to public transportation and the train station."

Location

97/100
235 reviews

"Great location with good access by car. Good shopping and sightseeing." Close to public transport.

Service

80/100
385 reviews

"Friendly reception service, with decent management." Room service could have been improved. Great hotel security.

Cleanliness

62/100
186 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities."

Breakfast

54/100
145 reviews

"Breakfast is decent but expensive."

Vibe

49/100
74 reviews

"Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes." Hotel could use some updating. Hotel could be more stylish. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Hotel is fairly plain.

Room

49/100
546 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.

Comfort

46/100
310 reviews

"Problems with room size, comfort, and A/C. Noise level is acceptable."

Amenities

34/100
78 reviews

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

WiFi

34/100
10 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Food

27/100
74 reviews

"Poor dining experience with uninteresting menus and bad side dishes."

Bar

13/100
43 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Rated 66/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Wonderful sightseeing. Good accessibility by car."

Location

98/100
87 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing." Close to public transport and the train.

Service

79/100
120 reviews

"Service is welcoming, but housekeeping is not great." Management is acceptable.

Cleanliness

57/100
51 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable. Moderately clean hotel facilities."

Breakfast

54/100
47 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Room

43/100
177 reviews

"Badly maintained rooms with no views to speak of." Rooms acceptably tidy, and beds alright, but rooms are small with substandard minibars. Older rooms with small bathrooms, poor furniture and A/C problems. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

39/100
104 reviews

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

Vibe

39/100
23 reviews

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

Amenities

36/100
25 reviews

"Poorly reviewed buildings and an uninspiring entrance area."

Food

29/100
23 reviews

"Food could be better."

Bar

19/100
16 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Rated 62/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Terrific location. Great service."

Location

98/100
26 reviews

"Great location."

Service

80/100
65 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Cleanliness

63/100
33 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

57/100
17 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Room

46/100
91 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

41/100
44 reviews

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

Vibe

41/100
11 reviews

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

Amenities

31/100
11 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Food

24/100
9 reviews

"Food could be better."

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Great shopping."

Location

98/100
28 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport."

Service

82/100
48 reviews

"Great service, especially at reception."

Cleanliness

59/100
33 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities."

Room

59/100
84 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.

Breakfast

51/100
24 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Vibe

40/100
16 reviews

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

Amenities

34/100
17 reviews

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

Food

29/100
9 reviews

"Food could be better."

Rated 71/100 based on reviews from families.

"Terrific location. Great service."

Location

97/100
31 reviews

"Great location."

Service

84/100
67 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Cleanliness

62/100
25 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

56/100
24 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Room

51/100
74 reviews

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

Comfort

46/100
41 reviews

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

Vibe

40/100
8 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

Amenities

35/100
8 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Food

24/100
12 reviews

"Food could be better."

Bar

16/100
5 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Fair business hotel. Close to Holborn. Close to public transportation and the train station."

Location

98/100
6 reviews

"Great location."

Room

40/100
8 reviews

"Room needs to be improved."

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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 serving guests of Mercure London Bloomsbury. 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) - 28.6 km / 17.8 mi
London City Airport (LCY) - 14 km / 8.7 mi
Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 51.5 km / 32 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 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • 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
  • 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 StationEUSTON (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 walkBus68/168/91/59SOUTHAMPTON 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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