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The Bloomsbury district of London evokes an older era of the city, with grand Georgian and Edwardian buildings, landscaped garden squares and an impressive literary legacy, as it was once the home of Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens and E.M. Forster. The Hotel Cavendish is located in one of the remaining Georgian buildings and guests can enjoy a mix of period features and modern comforts, alongside a superb location within walking distance of many major London sights.
The Hotel Cavendish features Single, Double, Twin and Family rooms, to cater for all kinds of guest. Rooms are tastefully decorated in a simple style, with comfortable furnishings and a good range of in-room amenities, which include a hairdryer, colour television with satellite channels, a telephone with internet dial-up facility, a writing desk, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries and Wi-Fi internet access; all the basics you will require during your stay. The hotel also has a guest lounge and a walled garden, an extremely rare commodity in London, where guests can escape from the busy streets, or relax after a long day of sight seeing. The hotel offers a continental breakfast with the room rate, but guests haven't been so enamored with the selection on offer, so it is advised to explore the local cafes and eateries, which are plentiful. Apostrophe is a delectable patisserie, Busaba Ethai offers reasonably priced Thai food and Elena's Etoile offers glamorous European food in intimate surroundings.
The hotel's main selling point is its excellent location in the heart of London's West End. The British Museum offers a fascinating day out, just five minutes from the hotel. Regent's Park, a stunning green space, which contains London Zoo, a boating lake and a golf course, is just a ten-minute walk from the hotel and Oxford Street, which contains over 300 shops across a mile and a half stretch, is just a short walk away. Covent Garden, Shaftesbury Avenue and Piccadilly theatres are all within 20 minutes walk of the hotel, as well as the Bloomsbury and New Diorama Theatres offering works by up and coming playwrights, just minutes from the hotel. Ten minutes from the hotel, the Welcome Collection, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and British Library offer a range of exhibitions and gallery shows alongside an extensive collection of historic artifacts.
The hotel enjoys excellent transport links; with Russell Square tube station just a ten 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.
The Bloomsbury district has a good selection of low-cost hotels for tourists, many of whom have a charming, old-English atmosphere; however, the Hotel Cavendish appears to be more shabby chic than vintage elegance, with some guests complaining about the cleanliness and maintenance of some rooms. The hotel's location and reasonable room rates redeem these minor annoyances, although only if you are looking for a place to lay your head at night and don't plan to spend much time inside the hotel. For the best experience of this hotel try to get a room away from the road, overlooking the garden, which is quieter and has picturesque views.