Ambassadors Bloomsbury Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Bloomsbury, London, England

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Pros

  • Central location in historic literary heart of London
  • Bright rooms with crisp white linens and flat-screen TVs
  • Stylish lobby with free apples and filtered water
  • Sleek, modern bathrooms (some wet rooms, others with tubs)
  • Popular on-site bar, Number Twelve
  • Excellent breakfast and afternoon tea available
  • Convenient location walking distance to tube stations
  • Free Wi-Fi and small, basic fitness center

Cons

  • Tiny wardrobes
  • Some bathrooms have wet room layout, resulting in damp floors
  • Only freeview channels available

Bottom Line

The 100-room Ambassadors Bloomsbury is located in the historic literary heart of London. Beyond the convenient location near tube stations, this hotel also offers bright rooms with crisp white linens and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms are sleek and modern -- guests can choose between wet rooms or larger bathrooms with tubs -- and the stylish lobby offers free apples and filtered water. Number Twelve is the popular on-site bar and restaurant, serving three delicious meals a day along with traditional afternoon tea. This hotel offers good value for the location, especially with free Wi-Fi and a small fitness center.

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 Scene

Pleasant and modern with a solid restaurant/bar

Entance at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury
Entance at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury

The Ambassadors Bloomsbury sets a relaxing scene with its clean interior lines and pops of bright color. The lobby has interesting features such as circular accents in the walls, arched windows, and dome-shaped oversize ceiling lamps. While rooms are on the small side, there is plenty of space to lounge in the lobby and the hotel is home to a popular restaurant and bar, Number Twelve. Three meals a day -- and traditional afternoon tea -- are served in this modern space. Beyond the laid back scene, the central location is also a perk for visitors.

 Location

Five-minute walk to Euston tube station, in literary-famed Bloomsbury

The neighborhood of Bloomsbury -- which stretches from Euston Road at its north border to Holborn at its southern border -- is most famed for a strong literary heritage. The Bloomsbury Group was an intellectuals' collective that was active throughout the 20th century and included notable members such as Virginia Woolf. Other residents of the area included Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Bob Marley, and William Butler Yeats. Bloomsbury also houses a lovely array of garden squares.

The area today is full of a mixture of academics, doctors, tourists, and businessmen. The neighborhood is home to hospitals and esteemed academic institutions such as the London School of Economics. Bloomsbury also conveniently borders Covent Garden and Soho on the south, the West End shopping district to the west, great dining options in Clerkenwell on the east, and national/international rail connections via King's Cross to the north.

  • 6-minute walk to the British Museum
  • 11-minute tube ride to Green Park station including Mayfair and Buckingham Palace
  • 12-minute tube ride to Tottenham Court Road station and Soho
  • 13-minute tube ride to Piccadilly Circus station, Piccadilly Circus, and theatre district
  • 13-minute tube ride to Farringdon station and the Clerkenwell dining scene
  • 13-minute tube ride to Covent Garden
  • 15-minute tube ride to Embankment station including Trafalgar Square and the South Bank
  • 16-minute tube ride to Bond Street Station and West End shopping districts including Selfridge’s
  • 17-minute tube ride to Hyde Park
  • 19-minute tube ride to Knightsbridge station and shopping district including Harrod’s
  • 19-minute tube ride to Westminster station, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, and scenic walks along the Thames
  • 25-minute tube ride to Notting Hill Gate station, Notting Hill, and Portobello Market

 Rooms

Functional with bright, modern colors

View from the Deluxe Room
View from the Deluxe Room

Rooms at Ambassadors Bloomsbury are more functional than luxurious with sensible wood furnishings and geometric leather chairs, but the bright and modern colors keep the look fresh. Room perks include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and work desks.

  • Free Wi-Fi and in-house filtered water
  • Superior room wardrobes are tiny; there's not much room to hang clothing.
  • Sleek bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling opaque glass walls.
  • Some bathrooms have a wet room layout, while others have shower/tub combos.
  • Deluxe rooms have more wardrobe space and floor space.

 Features

A popular bar/restaurant and a basic fitness center

The Number Twelve restaurant and bar
The Number Twelve restaurant and bar

Ambassadors Bloomsbury has many features that might appeal to business travelers. The hotel's entire lower ground floor is devoted to conference rooms in a variety of shapes and sizes. In addition, this hotel features free Wi-Fi, a basic fitness room, and a popular bar/restaurant called Number Twelve.

 Bottom Line

The 100-room Ambassadors Bloomsbury is located in the historic literary heart of London. Beyond the convenient location near tube stations, this hotel also offers bright rooms with crisp white linens and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms are sleek and modern -- guests can choose between wet rooms or larger bathrooms with tubs -- and the stylish lobby offers free apples and filtered water. Number Twelve is the popular on-site bar and restaurant, serving three delicious meals a day along with traditional afternoon tea. This hotel offers good value for the location, especially with free Wi-Fi and a small fitness center.

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Address

  • 12 Upper Woburn Place, London, , WC1H 0HX, GB

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Superior Room

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Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Bloomsbury, London
Address: 12 Upper Woburn Place, London, , WC1H 0HX, GB
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