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Lonsdale Hotel
Lonsdale Hotel
Lonsdale Hotel
Lonsdale Hotel
Lonsdale Hotel
Lonsdale Hotel
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5

Review score

1,528 reviews

1,528 reviews

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7.5

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Cochrane Theatre

120 m

Old Bloomsbury

120 m

Cosmo China

140 m

Queen’s Larder

140 m

Jacqueline Shaw Pearl Boutique

160 m

Popular landmarks
The British Museum

230 m

National Gallery

1.3 km

London Eye

1.9 km

Madame Tussauds London

2.1 km

Big Ben

2.2 km

Closest landmarks
Museum Dental Suites

190 m

Midtown Cycle Vault (within underground car park)

220 m

The British Museum

230 m

All Star Lanes

230 m

The Museum Practice

250 m

Lonsdale Hotel

9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 5JA - See map

Strategically situated in Bloomsbury, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

270 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Inside city center

220 meters to The British Museum

Safety deposit boxes

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Safety deposit boxes

Concierge

Family room

Currency exchange

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in London every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money4.8
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport12.2 km

Rooms available at Lonsdale Hotel

Family En-Suite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Triple Basic
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Twin En-suite
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  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Double En-Suite
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  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Basic Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 single beds
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Single Room - Basic
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Family Basic
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  • Shared bathroom
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Basic Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Lonsdale Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Lonsdale Hotel?

Russell Square Tube Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 270 m away from Lonsdale Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby Lonsdale Hotel?

Lonsdale Hotel is located in Bloomsbury, famous for good restaurants such as Ciao Bella, Wahaca and Hakkasan.

What popular shopping places are close to Lonsdale Hotel?

Located in the Bloomsbury area, Lonsdale Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Cosmo China, Jacqueline Shaw Pearl Boutique and Rubber Blade.

What are popular attractions near Lonsdale Hotel?

Guests at Lonsdale Hotel can easily visit The British Museum, Old Bloomsbury and Russell Square located in the Bloomsbury area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Lonsdale Hotel?

Lonsdale Hotel is located in the Bloomsbury area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Tree for Nirmal Roy.

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What people love about Lonsdale Hotel

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "A great location and as long as you are not looking for luxury, this is 4stars above a hostel."

    Kevin

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    October 3, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "The receptionist was amazingly helpful, the television worked, and my room had a little outside balcony overlooking the street."

    Kevin

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    October 3, 2022

  • 8

    Very good

    "Cheap and cheerful enough for a short stay."

    Kevin

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    October 3, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 6,356 London properties
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Room comfort score
4.3/10
Location score
7.5/10
Value for money score
4.8/10
Service score
4.6/10
Better than
93
%
of London properties
Better than
90
%
of London properties
Better than
87
%
of London properties
Better than
87
%
of London properties
Overall rating:

5

Review score
1,528 reviews
Cleanliness
4.3
Facilities
3.7
Location
7.5
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More about Lonsdale Hotel

More about Lonsdale Hotel

Lonsdale Hotel

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Lonsdale Hotel, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in London. The true local flavors and culture of London are yours with a stay at Lonsdale Hotel, located just 1.9 km from the famous London Eye.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Lonsdale Hotel. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service and safety deposit boxes.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel.


Around the property

While in London, take some time to venture outside of Lonsdale Hotel. Spend a day and acquire some cultural knowledge at The British Museum located 220 m away, where you can explore works of arts and cultural pieces. You're sure to want to visit Tower of London located 3.6 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting London.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 96% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 92% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 92% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

3.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

6 mentions

Breakfast

4 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Available in all rooms

  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • TV
Location
9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom, WC1B 5JA
Very good
Location

7.5

Airports

  • London City Airport (LCY)
    12.2 km 36 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR)
    23.5 km 53 min drive

Public transportation

  • Russell Square Tube Station
    270 m 5 min walk
  • Holborn Tube Station
    460 m 6 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Museum Dental Suites
    190 m

Shopping

  • Camden Market
    2.7 km

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express
    310 m 3 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    120 m 1 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • The British Museum
    230 m
  • National Gallery
    1.3 km
  • London Eye
    1.9 km
  • Madame Tussauds London
    2.1 km
  • Big Ben
    2.2 km
  • Buckingham Palace
    2.5 km
  • Tower of London
    3.6 km
  • Tower Bridge
    3.8 km
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    4.3 km
  • Natural History Museum
    4.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Cochrane Theatre
    120 m
  • Old Bloomsbury
    120 m
  • Cosmo China
    140 m
  • Queen’s Larder
    140 m
  • Jacqueline Shaw Pearl Boutique
    160 m
  • Russell Square
    160 m
  • Queen Square Gardens
    180 m
  • Bloomsbury Square
    190 m
  • Museum Dental Suites
    190 m
  • Midtown Cycle Vault (within underground car park)
    220 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00

The property

  • Number of rooms 40

Reviews of Lonsdale Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
4.9
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10
Review score
Cleanliness4.3
Facilities3.7
Location7.5
Room comfort and quality4.3
Service4.6
Value for money4.8
High score for London
Rating
9+ Exceptional (4)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (69)
Time of the year
Mar - May (25)
Jun - Aug (31)
Sep - Nov (22)
Dec - Feb (11)
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6.3
Good
Shun from Philippines
Family with teens
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

Central location but poor room condition”

central location

staffs are very friendly. we arrived in Generator but found out that my 16-year old son is not allowed to stay in hostel. Agoda is so efficient (which also took >1 hr) to rebook us in a very close hotel Lonsdale. Lonsdale is in the hotel zone, so the entire neighborhood are all hotels. There is a perfect park for morning jogging, it is right next to the British Museum! the room condition is not so good in shape. Ours is a relatively big room up at the corner of the highest floor (imagine the luggage!) the door jamb is almost like deformed, but still working. there is TV and closet in the room, it would be better if there is a table. bed condition is also not so good, but London is expensive. We share common bathroom but it is very convenient and abundant and clean. We did not take the breakfast (not included) but the dining area seems not functioning!

Reviewed August 09, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Inger from Norway
Group
Twin En-suite
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Centrally located hotel with friendly staff”

Very good location, close to shopping area, restaurants, subway etc. Very friendly staff.

We had a nice stay at this lovely little hotel in London. The rooms were quite simple, but perfectly okay. The hotels location is great, you have easy access to everything you need, whether it be restaurants, shops, subway or bus-stations or museums.

Reviewed October 18, 2012

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8.8
Excellent
Simon from South Africa
Business traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 7 nights in February 2017

Basic but good”

Well priced, decent location for what I wanted, and after a little issue with the online booking (Agoda issue, not hotel) all was sorted by the duty manager quickly, and Agoda sorted from their side. Basic basic hotel, but very nice for the purpose - hot shower, sleeping and being central. Will return.

Reviewed July 13, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Andrea from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Decent hotel ”

It might be it was a fluke, but the combination price-quality I experienced was a way better than what one can expect from the current low score the Hotel bears. The room and (common) bathroom were clean enough. Again, it might be that the price/quality ratio I experienced was due to some market conjuncture, but I would book again.

Reviewed May 22, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Darren from United Kingdom
Group
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Great Hotel in a Great Location !!!!!!”

This Hotel was ideal as its so Close to the Tube...Great Room, Great Shower & i had a Fantastic Nights Sleep !!!!

Reviewed January 16, 2017

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6.0
Maria from Russia
Family with teens
Twin En-suite
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Great location and that's it”

The best thing about this hotel is its location

If you are not a demanding person and all what you require from lodging - to be close to everything just to fall down into your bed after a tuff touristic day, then you'll be setisfired with this place. Price-quality..., if only take in consideration general price level fro accommodation in London. Disappointing was absence of the internet, so to check-in our flight in advance we had to find an internet caffe and reception person could not give us proper instructions how to get to the airport early in the morning. Other then this, me and my adult daughter were satisfired.

Reviewed December 18, 2012

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5.2
Mark from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

somewhere to get your head down”

The hotel needs an urgent facelift but if you just want somewhere to sleep then I found my room clean there was no hot water in my room but room was very cheap for London at £60 . There's no breakfast at this hotel but many options await on the main road . This hotel is simply a base to leave your stuff and explore London and a place to get your head down at night . I did have a good sleep because there was hardly any noise so would visit again .

Reviewed May 11, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Joanna from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double En-Suite
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

The location is brilliant ”

Price is excellent location brilliant staff could improve some are better than others you get what you pay for but everything is nice and clean

Reviewed March 11, 2018

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7.0
Very good
Julian from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Budget hotel in an excellent location”

Great location, budget price, clean sheets

This is a budget hotel, so don't expect 5 star quality, but it is relatively quiet, comfortable, and warm. The sheets are clean and while the whole place looks a bit shabby and there's no lifts, if a you need is a room to sleep in this is a decent hotel in an excellent location

Reviewed February 23, 2013

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5.6
on from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

You cant ask for more in London”

The rental in London is too expensive. Even in the cheapest hotel, you also have to pay at least over 100pounds per night then without a bathroom in your room. But the location is great. Nothing I can tell.

Reviewed September 08, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Evelyn from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Excellent location and value for money. A bit shabby but very clean. Good safety level with fire doors. Quiet area. ”

Room not en suite but that is not a huge problem and is something we all used to be used to!

Reviewed July 05, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Yibing from China
Solo traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Good position ”

Close to British museum and Oxford street, very convenient for traveling, neat room

Reviewed March 21, 2017

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6.0
John from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Seems like a nice hotel but a shame about the booking agent”

I am unable to recommend the hotel not because I did not enjoy my stay but because I did not have a stay. I booked through Agoda. When I arrived (at 11:15 pm(!)) at the hotel they acknowledged the booking but said that no card details had been supplied by Agoda and therefore my booking was cancelled. They said that they had had many problems with Agoda bookings and with unpaid invoices - therefore they were rejecting all bookings where Agoda failed to supply a relevant card number for payment.

Reviewed June 21, 2018

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5.2
Ian from United Kingdom
Couple
Double En-Suite
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Lonsdale ”

Whilst I fully admit that the price of £65 per night was cheap for the location....the hotel was very poor, no facilities in room such as tea/coffee..No change of towels or toilet roll...room had faulty light in bathroom and took 24 hrs to fix...terrible drains smell coming in through toilet....would never stay here again

Reviewed August 09, 2019

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4.3
john from Ireland
Solo traveler
Single En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

receptionist coins it room unprepared”

location location location

my initial impression that there was going to be issues was when i arrived in the morning of my stay and was told check in wasn't until three pm and that they couldn't store my suitcase for my one night stay in London.Then the receptionist cheekily offered me storage for my suitcase at desk for five pounds.i paid i had no choice i assume that she is making money at the desk constantly on unwary travellers.My room was basic.the only locker in the room was holding up a miniature t.v. which didn't work there wasn't even a remote control, There was no toilet paper,and no shampoo (am not making this up)when i asked for shampoo i was given two pill like soap bars.there were no use when i went to use the shower. The shower spray was so inadequate its water flow a was akin a watering can you use for a garden.The sink was all crackled and i didn't use it.The old bed had springs that i could feel on my back on. people reading this don't stay there This is what you don't want on a trip to London book some place else.it has been the worse place i have ever visited

Reviewed November 07, 2014

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4.3
Martin from Australia
Solo traveler
Single En-Suite
Stayed 4 nights in August 2014

Basic hotel”

Location

The location of the hotel is excellent and the staff were quite friendly. However, there is no internet in the hotel, no breakfast and the rooms are in extreme need of repair and refurbishment. My first room had a faulty toilet so I asked to change to a second, which had a broken window, so I changed to the third which had no working light in the bathroom. There are other hotels which provide breakfast, internet and a better standard of room for the same price in the area.

Reviewed August 29, 2014

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5.0
Richard from Ireland
Solo traveler
Single En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in May 2012

great location, small rooms, room not complete, no”

close to tube in london

on arrival couldnt access room because there was no glass/window in the frame, so encouraged to leave luggage in an unlocked room while worksmen worked for several hours to fit a new window before I was allowed to settle in, Paid for ensuite but was told that my room was not an ensuite Staff were not readily available at reception to allow guests access to hotel in evening, I h ad to buzz the door only to find a guest answer and then had to wait considerable amount of time until staff appeared to give me my room key

Reviewed May 21, 2012

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7.2
Very good
Mike from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

excellent location”

I found the hotel ideal for my stay of 3 days. No breakfast or storage facilities.

Reviewed November 19, 2018

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5.2
David
Couple
Twin En-suite
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Above average”

The Hotel was in a good location for us, but it was nothing more than a room. No bar, restaurant, coffee making facilities. The front door was locked very early and if someone was supposed to be at reception they weren't there and I couldn't be sure if the door bell worked. Had to phone my wife to come out and let me in

Reviewed March 01, 2019

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3.7
George from United States
Group
Double En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in May 2014

Don't stay here”

I feel like saying nothing... but the location is good.

For the price and location, one had to assume that in London, this couldn't be so great... You're so much better off staying farther outside of the city or in a hostel. This place was disgusting, smelled bad, was dirty, the staff was rude and incompetent, and overall it was just a terrible experience for us. Luckily we were only there for a night.

Reviewed June 02, 2014

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