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The peaceful Bloomsbury district of London is renowned for its literary legacy, as the famed Bloomsbury Group, of which Virginia Woolf was a member, lived and worked here. The area retains the genteel charm of the early 20th century, with Georgian town houses and landscaped garden squares scattered liberally throughout. Occupying five of these elegant buildings is the Goodenough Club, a 3-star hotel offering comfortable accommodation in a convenient West End location, suitable for both business and leisure guests.
Rooms at the Goodenough Club are available in Single, Double, Twin and Family sizes as well as a range of Garden Suites. All are decorated in a modern style, with warm colours, cosy furnishings and tasteful design touches, such as art prints on the walls. Rooms come complete with a useful array of amenities, including a colour TV, hairdryer, direct-dial telephone, a hot drinks tray, complimentary toiletries and unlimited Internet access.
The hotel has a home-from-home ambience and staff are friendly and welcoming. The hotel has the unique distinction of being part of educational charity Goodenough College, so guests can enjoy talks and events taking place on campus. The hotel also offers a continental and full English breakfast, which is reportedly very satisfying and Freddie's Cafe Bar, which serves drinks and snacks throughout the day. There is a guest lounge, where visitors can relax with a coffee and evening meals are available in the College's Great Hall, however, the surrounding area has plenty of tempting eateries to try, including Ciao Bella for Italian fare and Cigala for delectable tapas and traditional Spanish dishes.
The hotel is in a fantastic location, just minutes from King's Cross and Euston. The British Museum and British Library are both five minutes walk away, where you can peruse mummies and ancient monuments or visit fascinating exhibitions and talks. The sprawling campus of the University of London is located five minutes away, making this a great accommodation option for prospective students. Shopping enthusiasts can trawl Oxford Street's 300 stores; just a fifteen-minute walk away and culture vultures can enjoy unique galleries such as The Crypt, for art and theatre in a subterranean vault and The Horse Hospital for contemporary works. The Cartoon Museum and The Wellcome Collection provide some of London's more unusual sights and the Charles Dickens Museum pays tribute to one of the city's most famous sons.
The hotel enjoys excellent transport links; with Russell Square tube station just a five minute walk away. This station services the Piccadilly line, which runs directly to Heathrow Airport in 30 minutes and to King's Cross St Pancras Station in 5 minutes, where the Eurostar terminus is located, making this extremely convenient for international travellers.
Judging by reviews of former guests, the Goodenough Club is more than good enough and provides a pleasant and reasonably priced hotel in a highly convenient London location. Any disabled visitors should be aware that the hotel has no lift, so a ground floor room is advised, and light sleepers should choose a room near the back of the hotel, you may miss out on views of the local gardens, but you'll get a more peaceful nights sleep.