The Bloomsbury Hotel is a part of the Doyle Collection – a luxury hotel group that comprises eleven hotels in six cities around the world. These design-led properties provide modern havens for modern day travellers, as well as stylish bars and restaurants for local consumers.
The location of the Bloomsbury is absolutely ideal for anyone wishing to shop till the drop in Oxford Street, visit the British Museum or frolic in Covent Garden.
The Bloomsbury itself is a neo-Georgian listed building designed by the esteemed British architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. Externally the hotel oozes class and immediately screams for attention. The lobby entrance is warm, opulent and inviting. As you enter, you feel a warm wave of luxury flow over you and it really is a pleasant entrance. On the Bloomsbury website it is claimed that the staff have `exceptional people skills and [they] turn warm, personal service into something of an art form.` On the whole, I would say this was correct, however, we did find one of the receptionist quite cold, unhelpful and rather abrupt. This was an unfortunate blot on an otherwise fantastic service experience.
When we arrived in the Suite it was spacious, luxurious and extremely comfortable. Whether you want to relax in the lounge area or sit upon the large luxurious King-Sizes bed, you begin to surrender yourself to utter relaxation. A décor of warm colours and dark woods made for a sophisticated feel.
The most impressive part of the room, if not the entire hotel, was the expansive and luxurious bathroom. The bathroom comes compete with his and her sinks, an LCD TV and a generously sized roll-top bath. There was certainly enough room to swing a cat, or 10.It was a fantastic spectacle and really lit up our stay.
I should also add that the hotel is suitable for those who are looking to find a suitable business location; the hotel was selected as one of the top 25 business hotels in Europe and each room is kitted out with the necessary tech to make sure you are fully connected for business communications.
Landseer British Kitchen
The Bloomsbury Hotel also offers fine dining and drinking at its in house restaurant – The Landseer British Kitchen. Offering a selection of all things British, and some favourites from elsewhere in the world, the menu brings fresh meat from Smithfield Market and Hebridean Scallops, to your table.
I particularly enjoyed the Cree oak smoked Scottish salmon, finished with lemon and capers. Also, the Lemon Tart, albeit a French dish, was a nice change from the English offerings on the menu. All of the food was welcomingly washed down by some fantastic cocktails from the Landseer Bar. Service on the whole is ok, although a couple of times the staff seemed to misunderstand our needs. However, the maétre d`, a young Irish gentleman, gave the restaurant a great sense of charm and fun, which we were very thankful for.
For more information go to: www.doylecollection.com/bloomsbury
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