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The Guilford House Hotel is a basic 2-star establishment located between Bloomsbury and Clerkenwell in west London. The hotel is housed in an attractive 19th century building and sits just a stone's throw from Coram's Fields, a charming playground which only allows families to use the facilities, perfect for those travelling with small children. The area is safe and peaceful and close to shops, restaurants and attractions, and the hotel's rates are very affordable for such a convenient place to stay.
The 12 rooms at the Guilford House Hotel are basic, but comfortable and cosy. Room sizes range from Single to Family and all are equipped with a range of amenities such as a direct-dial telephone, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer and TV. Non-smoking rooms are available on request at the Guilford House Hotel, which also has a small basic business centre with fax and photocopying facilities. The hotel also has a Wi-Fi connection and the staff at the reception are very friendly, a continental breakfast is included in the room rate, but previous guests have been less than impressed, so it is highly recommended to sample the local cafes and restaurants instead. The elegant Blue Door Bistro and Mary Ward Vegetarian Cafe are both good options, and carnivores shouldn't fear as the Mary Ward Centre Cafe serves dishes to suit everyone and a tasty cake selection.
The Guilford House Hotel stands in a great location, in easy walking distance of the West End and the national rail services of Euston and Kings Cross stations. Kings Cross Thameslink Station, which provides rail services across the southeast to destinations including Luton Airport, is situated 600m north of the Guilford House Hotel, on Pentonville Road. The sleek, revamped Eurostar terminal is also located here for travel to Europe, and the Piccadilly line provides a direct link to Heathrow Airport in just 30 minutes.
Places of interest close to the Guilford House Hotel include the British Museum (600m south-west), the British library (700m north-west) and Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, where you can find a plethora of shops, including Selfridges Department Store. Quirky attractions such as The Wellcome Collection, The Cartoon Museum and The Horse Hospital Gallery are just some of the fascinating hidden gems of the area, and the sprawling campuses of The University of London and University College London are situated just minutes away, making this the ideal choice for prospective students and visiting families. Russell Square Underground Station, which provides Piccadilly line services, is located 600m west of the Guilford House Hotel, for easy travel to other London locales.
With a great central London location, the Guilford House Hotel is an ideal base for travellers interested in booking budget hotel accommodation close to many London attractions and landmarks. The rooms are basic and some guests have reported issues with cleaning and maintenance, so it may be better shopping around before booking, although if you aren't fussy about where you sleep and don't want to spend too much this will suit you.