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REVIEW: Myhotel Bloomsbury

REVIEW: Myhotel Bloomsbury


Ah, Bloomsbury. One of my favourite places in London, the area is steeped in history.

Karl Marx created communism here. Virginia Woolf championed the twentieth century British novel here. Charles Darwin even coined the term ‘natural selection’ here.

And now you can visit the Myhotel Bloomsbury over on Bayley Street, conveniently located near Tottenham Court Road tube station and shopping mecca Oxford Circus…


An amazing alternative to overpriced luxury hotels, myhotel sites are all about the location (see our review of myhotel Chelsea), retaining a focus on low rates. Cleanliness and good service run throughout, and the design is by no means plain.

Where myhotel Chelsea is bedecked in pastel pink, the Bloomsbury outpost champions dark woods and sharp lines – an ‘East meets West’ theme.


77 bedrooms are smart and functional – not overly plush but by no means bare – crucially fitted with double glazing to drown out the racket outside.

Penthouse rooms are particularly interesting, with awesome views of the capital. Extra facilities include “Jinja”, a one-room treatment suite offering massages and beauty treatments, and next door you’ll find Central Bloomsbury, a work and meeting space with a pleasant little eatery.

Even better, Gail’s bakery, one of our favourite cafes, sits in the base of the hotel. Here you can take your continental breakfast (included in the room rate) of orange juice, tea and coffee, fresh bread, pastries and yoghurt. Sadly, the service on our visit was painfully slow as it was super busy, but once the food arrived we found no cause for complaint.


Finally, a standard check out time of 12pm affords plenty of time to lie in, should you so wish. But with a location as good as this, that’s the last thing you’ll fancy doing.

Where:  11-13 Bayley Street, Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HD

Price: From £139 per double, per night

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Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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