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Located in a quiet, picturesque enclave just a few minutes' walk from Russell Square, The Montague on the Gardens Hotel offers guests a whole other world inside. Trying to recreate the stories of the Bloomsbury Group novels, the hotel's decor is imbued with romance and grandeur, for a truly classic British experience in one of London's most esteemed areas.
Staff at the hotel are very attentive and offer guests a warm welcome from the doormen to the receptionists to the bar staff. The hotel is also very family friendly and welcomes pets. Staff make the effort to welcome children, supplying their own bathrobes and slippers and offering complimentary biscuits at room service.
Rooms at the hotel offer baroque luxury where guests can live out their fantasies in one of the hotel's 88 guest rooms, 11 suites and self-contained apartment. From pinstripe, to tartan, velvet to fake fur, the Montague definitely couldn't be described as minimalist, but offers a wealth of character in rooms which mix Tudor portraits with mirrored ceilings, or Louis XVI furniture with contemporary copper baths. It may be a little overwhelming, but decor at the Montague is fun and quirky throughout, channeling a delightful English eccentricity. In-room amenities include Fragonard toiletries; turn down service, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, US and UK modem lines and complimentary magazines.
The hotel's restaurant is as opulent as the bedrooms, with comfortable furnishings in bold colours and styles and a modern British menu, you can enjoy a generous breakfast, dinner or a genteel afternoon tea. The Terrace Bar continues the English manor theme with opulent banquettes where you can relax with a cocktail or glass of wine. The hotel also includes a cigar terrace, where you can choose from a huge selection of cigars from the hotel's humidor. If you want something a little healthier, you can order in-room beauty treatments or visit the small on-site gym. For guests who want to make a splash, there is a pool nearby, which hotel guests can use.
The Montague on the Gardens is very well located for London attractions. Situated in the very literary Bloomsbury district of London, the area has previously housed the Bloomsbury Group, which included Virginia Woolf and other illustrious residents such as E.M Forster and Charles Kingsley. You can still wander around the square where these literary giants lived and gain some inspiration. London's British Museum s also just a few minutes' walk away. Housing over 7 million artifacts, from Ancient Egyptian mummies to the Rosetta Stone, which unlocked the mysteries of some ancient languages, whether you visit the museum's permanent collection or one of the many exhibitions held during the year, you will learn something new. If you fancy learning more about London's literary history, you can visit the Charles Dickens Museum; and if you don't you can stroll to Covent Garden to enjoy independent boutiques or watch a play in one of the districts many theatres. Or you can visit Oxford Street's mile and a half of shops, which will keep you (and your credit card) busy.
The hotel is well located for transport as well, situated just a few minutes' walk from Holborn tube station, which services the Central and Piccadilly lines. From here you can explore the rest of London with ease and you have a direct link to Heathrow Airport and King's Cross St Pancras Station, where the Eurostar terminates. 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.
This hotel may be a pricier option, but previous guests cannot praise the service enough, although if you are a fan of pared-back minimalist chic, you may find the rooms too fussy. Guests can choose to overlook the road or the garden and although the hotel is on a quiet street, light sleepers may wish to request a garden view room.