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The Garth Hotel - B&B - London

2 star B&B London

69 Gower Steet Bloomsbury - London

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from £ 88 .76
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The Garth Hotel is located in the center of London, surrounded by the delightful squares and leafy parks which typify Bloomsbury. This area was, and still is, home to London's intellectual classes, and this central Bloomsbury hotel is only a short stroll from metro station, shopping district and London University's most prestigious institutions, such as the Warburg Institute, Senate House and Birbeck College, as well as the British Museum.

Like many of the academics which frequent this area of the city, this historical 18th-century Georgian town house has its own eccentric and original character. Guests on a weekend break or visiting the University will enjoy the numerous paintings, photographs and prints in the hotel, which create a unique atmosphere and give away the owner's previous job as a collector of antiques. The Garth Hotel - B&B offers a restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access

The reception is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and there is abundant tourist information available in the lobby.
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Guest Rating 6.2 Fair
Based on 102 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

It is a pity the garden was closed

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Breakfast at The Garth Hotel - B&B

A free English breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at The Garth Hotel

  • Luggage room
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Garden
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 11 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
6.5

Clean

7.7

Location

5.6

Quiet

4.1

Spacious

6.4

Service

The Garth Hotel reviews

2.9
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

the hotel is full of rooms. A few years ago there was the possibility to access the nice backyard garden. Now there is a room and you cannot access it. The basin is the bathroom needs refurbishing.

1.1
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

Awful. Hotel is in need of serious repair and decoration. Taps in room and bathrooms only gave cold water no hot. Shower has two settings - scolding hot or freezing cold. Cleanliness is a massive issue in this hotel, it is incredibly dusty, dirt everywhere and poor repairs such as exposed foam that's been used to fill a crack in the wall. Furniture looks like its been collected out of a skip and put in the hotel. Our room was ridiculously tiny. Curtains half hanging off the pole, net curtains had holes in. The place was filthy! Slats on wardrobe were thick with dust. Dubious stains on bedding. Not happy. For an extra £10 pp I should have just booked a travelodge. Outside garden of hotel has been seriously neglected, overgrown, wall falling down and empty bottles/rubbish scattered everywhere. Such a waste and disappointment. This hotel is clearly just about making as much profit as possible. I don't expect everything to be modern but there is no excuse for a hotel not being CLEAN.

6.0 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

The room is OK, but the shared bathdroom is lack of maintenance, the location is good.

6.9 Fair
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

very tiny single room in the basement with shower only as described - absence of toilet is cumbersome as is the small space but an excellent atmosphere and service nevertheless

1.4
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Hotel was very "tired" - in need of decoration and refurbishment. Shared toilet facilities - one on my floor did not have toilet paper in. Breakfast was not hot nor freshly cooked Bed was comfortable and bedding clean but very dated and need of replacement. Handle fell off of drawer and wardrobe door did not close Room very "cluttered" with little floor space Mirror positioned badly to facilitate putting on of make-up etc, no hairdryer

4.4 Ordinary
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Our room was so small there wasn't anywhere we could put both suitcases down at once unless we stacked them. The bureau drawers opened into the end of one bed. The wardrobe door would not shut all the way and the single window in the room was filthy. The beds were awful- springs in the mattress poked us all night long. The neighborhood was lovely and there were a few places to eat nearby as well as the Goodge Street tube stop.

3.1
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

On arrival the first thing I was told was how much i was going to pay! No politenesses like "welcome to the Garth Hotel". The room I got was the smallest I ever had in any hotel! It was like a closet with an attached bathroom. I stayed for 2 nights. My room was not cleaned nor was the bed made. Not to be recommended

3.2
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

The rooms we stayed in on the first night were tiny, not clean and noisy. Rooms like that should not be offered at all. We asked for a change and got "normal", acceptable rooms. They were still quite noisy and ot VERY clean, but at least they had a minimum standard.

3.3
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Terrible noise from thje traffic outside.Impossible to sleep with open window. Staff could be more friendly. Had to pay deposit for borrowing an adaptor , and when it dissapeared from my room during the next day, I was told I had to pay a new deposit to borrow a new one. The girl turned to be just ok after I told her this was bad service. No deposit return though. The kitchen staff was nice, and the breakfast was good. Would not return because of trafficnoice and bad service experience.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Estonia

I would not stay there if I were on holiday, but if you have to stay in a London for a couple of days, it gives yoa a good location and value for money.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The breakfast was full, and the girls was very kind. Clean

0.9
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

This Hotel is an absolute mess. We arrived at 11am and the first thing we heard from the staff was, that the rooms were not ready jet. Not even a welcome. As we came back later we discovered, that the room was way smaller than on the pictures and the carpet looked like the hotel doesn't own a vacuum cleaner. The bed sheets had already stains on it and instead of one full-size bed we got twin beds. The television was not working and the wifi didn't even reached the first floor. And the noise level of the street was so high, that we couldn't really sleep, even after long walking trips through London. I know other London hotels (which were unfortunately booked this time) and it was a BIG difference. It seemed like the staff didn't care about the feelings of the visitors. I complained about those things but the next time I entered just the cable of the television hung unplugged from the wall. Nothing improved!!! The answer from the (20 yr old) receptionist was, that I should watch tv in the dining room. This hotel is not worth a pence.

4.2 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Indonesia

Room is extremely small; and choosing a room with bathroom is useless since the bathroom size is very very very small. If your body size is Large or XL, forget it. The hotel need to address the cleanliness of the room right away, the carpet is very dull need to be replaced with new one. Location is however is great in the city centre. You need to be on time for breakfast as they won't service any breakfast after 9.30am. Service is medium to low; the hotel seems to run by university-students that offer standard service. Initial view on the website gave us impression that it's an old & historial hotel but we found it as hotel without a 'soul'(run business as usual) after stay there for 4nights, if you understand what I mean.

5.8 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Georgia

Dominant requirements for the hotel were - location and price. So, if you want to be somewhere near Trafalgar Square and don't want to pay much - have in view this hotel...

7.2 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

Considering, it's always difficult to find good budjet accommodation in London, the Garth is very good value also consideing its great location. I booked a twin room with shower with a male colleague and we had a good laugh about this - as there was no separate shower room , just a glass shower door in a quite tiny bedroom. But we got by.

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

This was a very quaint bed and breakfast. Great location. The service was nice: daily cleaning service; clean showers, although shared throughout the entire building; private sink in the room; very nice breakfast included; coffee and tea facilities within the room; and helpful staff. As I said, though, it is a bed and breakfast. Do not expect a 5 star hotel experience. The rooms were smaller, the furniture older, and it is more of a family run type of business. The highlights of this hotel are the location, the breakfast, and the cleanliness. Overall our stay was very nice.

2.1
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Chambres vraiment bruyantes! on ne peut pas fermer l'oeil de la nuit car les voitures et autobus passent au ras de la fenêtre! La propreté des chambres est douteuse, les lits pourris et l'installation éléctrique loin d'être aux normes...pour une chambre à 90 euros! le personnel est limite aimable et il faut se lever sans arrêt dans la salle de petit déjeuner pour demander au personnel de réalimenter la cafetière en café, la carafe en jus, de rapporter des verres propres.... il n y a qu'une salle de bain pour tout l'hôtel!! c'est une honte!

6.8 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Employees very nice and an hotel full of charm but rooms are small and without toilets.

6.4 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

The toilet is really bad

4.7 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

very small rooms and not very clean

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Belgium

The location is relly convenient regarding underground, St Pancras Int station and Oxfrod Street.

5.2 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Hotel liegt in einer schönen, zentralen Gegend in London. U-Bahn ist in wenigen Minuten zu Fuß erreichbar. Das englische Frühstück könnte besser sein (Bohnen aus der Dose), Speck und Eier scheinen kurz frittiert anstatt gebraten zu sein. Das Hotel hat eine familiäre und freundliche Atmosphäre. Das Personal sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Das Zimmer war sehr klein und die Dusche und WC auf dem Gang. Das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis ist für London ok. und die Lage des Hotels einfach super. Den Straßenlärm hört man im Zimmer leider ziemlich laut.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

The Hotel is near at the tube and located in a beautiful area.

7.5 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Hotel piccolo, ma funzionale!! Molto pulito, colazione abbondante e personale veramente gentile...a noi facevano la colazione all'italiana... :-) veramente comodo per visitare Londra!! 10 min a piedi e sei a Covent Garden!! metropolitana a 100 mt... consigliato a chi deve visitare la città....

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

In all very central of all Londons Sides. The only Thing missing in our Room was a Toilet

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Everything perfect!Clean room,bathroom bit dirty but well,in general was really great!breakfast complete,good location

4.9 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Cheap and cheerful given the ridiculous price of accomodation in London. No toilet in the rooms just basin and shower so when it says shower only it means it! Noisy from main road at front of hotel but very friendly staff and clean rooms/facilities.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Fantastic, just near the city center!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The manager and staff were very welcoming and competent. The full English breakfast was served to order and top quality. It was a little noisy being on a busy street in a highly populated area, but that fact also made it very convenient to the underground and shops. There was a Starbucks nearby, as well as a greengrocer for snacks. We were very satisfied.

4.3 Ordinary
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Our room was so small and noisy that we checked out an hour after checking in. We would rather pay the first night as a penalty than stay there the four nights.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Breakfast was good, personell was kind, the room was wide and clean, and the price was cheap! Excellent!

7.5 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I enjoyed my stay at The Garth.Very good breakfast and the price is good for the location.

4.0 Ordinary
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Possibly the seediest B&B I've ever stayed in. Lock on room door was temperamental, bed was uncomfy, it was noisy all night and I could hear every word (and the rest) that was said in the next room. Room was tiny and no tea/coffee making facilities as promised.

6.4 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

Good B&B, very welcoming person and friendly. Avoid basic rooms, avoid rooms on the street because the windows are old and you hear all noises of the street. Personnal is really welcoming.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

És un lloc amb habitacions menudes però net i agradable per a passar uns dies. Està molt ben situat si vas en plan turístic. Aconsellem demanar l'habitació amb dutxa.

3.7
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

The main reason to quote a very low rate is the noise inside the room because of the street. The price may be considered high, since rooms of 3 or 4 stars hotels are available at the same price when reservation is performed sooner.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

We were very happy with our stay at the garth Hotel and would happily recommend it to our friends. The location is excellent too.

7.0 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Netherlands

in general a very nice place, although it was impossible to get our room less hot and the sound of the traffic was going on all night. next time I go for the room that has a door to the garden (why did nobody in the hotel tell us to go and sit there? it is great!).

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Ambiance trés anglaise, petit déjeuner typique....mais chambre trés trés bruyante!! Dommage...

7.8 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

What counted for us was the central location of the hotel. For that we accepted the price (which might be not even high in comparison with other hotels in the same area) and the considerably small room with shower but without private toilet.

7.7 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Our room was at the top, in the front, facing the street. It was extremely noisy. Otherwise, the Garth was a very good value.

7.2 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

A small but cozy room; nice hospitality; good breakfast. Our room faced a street that remained busy thoughout the night, so was quite noisy.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Breakfast could be better in quality of food

4.2 Ordinary
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The room was severely cramped and it was demanded of me to pay cash upon entering the front door. I thought the place to be clean and comfortable otherwise.

5.2 Ordinary
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Perhaps I am not used to London prices, but the Garth seemed a little bit like a high-priced boarding house. Some staff members seemed to have a kind of boarding house mentality, a little like they didn't want to be disturbed with requests from their guests.

7.1 Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Germany

A little hotel amongst quiet a few along the road. No indication what the difference was. Old style inside, rooms renovated but somehow 'mixed' together with stuff. Ensuite in a 3 bed-room too small to even dry yourself while having the door closed.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

perfectly located to explore the city of london. only 5 minutes walk to oxford st. but realy silent at night. very friendly service. everything was fine, except that the bedroom was very, very small.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Extremely friendly welcome and very helpful staff. Property exactly as described. Great area from which to explore London.

7.0 Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Denmark

5.6 Ordinary
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

4.0 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

6.5 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

3.3
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

3.9
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

7.8 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

7.7 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

5.4 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Estonia

7.0 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

6.9 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Israel

1.5
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

7.6 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

7.7 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Norway

5.2 Ordinary
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Russia

6.0 Fair
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

6.7 Fair
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Austria

5.7 Ordinary
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Austria

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

3.5
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

7.7 Good
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Belgium

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Canada

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4.7 Ordinary
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

6.3 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

6.4 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

2.6
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

2.7
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

1.3
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

5.5 Ordinary
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

3.8
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.8 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

4.1 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

7.8 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

5.0 Ordinary
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

7.8 Good
  • January 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Switzerland

4.9 Ordinary
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

7.3 Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

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Room Details

The Garth Hotel - B&B has 18 guest rooms. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Bloomsbury area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access. Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience.

Coffee/tea makers and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs.

Accommodation Services

  • Wireless Internet access
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV

How to reach The Garth Hotel - B&B

By train
From Waterloo International station: take the Northern subway line and get off at the Goodge Street stop.

By airplane
From Heathrow airport: take the Piccadilly subway line to Leicester Square, switch to the Northern line and get off at the Goodge Street stop.
From Gatwick airport: take the Gatwick Express to Victoria station. Then take the Circle or District subway line to Embankment, switch to the Northern line and get off at the Goodge Street stop.
From Luton airport: take the Thameslink to King's Cross St.Pancras station. Then take the Northern line and get off at the Goodge Street stop.
From Stansted airport: take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station. Then take the Central subway line to Holborn, switch to the Northern line and get off at the Goodge Street stop.

Distances from The Garth Hotel

University of London - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
London Senate House Library - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
University College London - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Bloomsbury Theatre - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Bedford Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The British Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
University College Hospital - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Russell Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
BT Tower - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cartwright Gardens - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Bloomsbury Square - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Great Ormond Street Hospital - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
British Library - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Prince Edward Theatre - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Palace Theatre London - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for The Garth Hotel - B&B is London (LCY-London City) - 12.7 km / 7.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.