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The Ambassadors Hotel is a friendly independent hotel in the Bloomsbury district of London, near to Euston station and Russell Square. The immediate area is rich in London history, with associations with the famed Bloomsbury Group of writers. The hotel was built in the late 1800s and now features very contemporary, colourful interiors. Staff have been praised for their friendliness and assistance in storing luggage and helping with local area knowledge.
Rooms are decorated in cool, minimalist style, and you can stay in a superior or deluxe room. Amenities include complimentary Wi-fi, an LCD TV with pay per view movies, Hypnos mattresses and hypoallergenic bedding, toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities and a high-pressure shower.
The hotel's Number 12 Restaurant and Bar, serves an elegant menu with contemporary British and Italian fare, with picturesque Dickensian views over historic Woburn Walk, so you can enjoy a three course feast or just some pre-theatre drinks. However there are some good restaurant options in the surrounding area including one of the best Indian vegetarian restaurants in London, Chutneys; Mestizo for spicy Mexican fare and Archipelago for an unusual treat with creatures such as wildebeest, peacock and scorpion on the menu.
There are also many attractions near the hotel, so you can easily explore. Just down the road is the fascinating Wellcome Museum, which holds excellent seasonal exhibitions on subjects as diverse as dust, tattoos and psychedelic drugs. The permanent collection includes many strange curios from around the world including a forceps collection, fertility dolls and a mummy. The British Library is also nearby, which has over 14 million books and holds talks and art exhibitions, which are well worth visiting. For a slightly morbid evening, you can head over to The Crypt Gallery underneath St Pancras Church, which hosts independent art exhibitions throughout the year. For evening entertainment, can watch a play at Bloomsbury or New Diorama Theatres, or soak up some whisky and live music in the Charlotte Street Blues bar.
The hotel is well placed for transport links, just a five-minute walk away from Euston tube station, which services the Northern and Victoria lines. From here you have a direct link to King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates); and you can easily explore other areas of central London. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated just off the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. The Euston NCP car park is located five-minutes' walk away for reasonable overnight parking.
Some guests have complained that this hotel can do with refurbishment, but with reasonable rates and a great location in a fascinating area, you may be willing to overlook slightly worn furniture, although perhaps one to miss if you're visiting for a special occasion.