Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Goodge Street 264 yards (241 metres), Railway Station: London Euston 0.4 miles (0.6 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.7 miles (4.3 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.4 miles (8.7 km). Fantastic location for the tube system with no less than 7 Located on a road dominated by former Georgian/Victorian townhouses now converted into bed and breakfast guest houses is the Arosfa Hotel. However the Arosfa is one of the better reviewed of the hotels along this road and many guests are frequent returners. A popular area for a tourist class hotel since you are walking distance from the west end and Covent Garden but pay lower rates than an equivalent hotel closer to the centre. Bloomsbury itself is steeped in literary history and was the home of Charles Dickens, the hotel is actually opposite Waterstones bookshop (formerly Dillons). Indeed Dickens House (Charles Dickens Museum) which is open to the public is just 0.7 miles way on Doughty Street. Just north of the hotel is the major railway station of Euston, one of the five main national network stations in London. Places of interest close by include Political Cartoon gallery (0.1 miles), Petrie Egyptian Archaeology Museum (0.2 miles), Pollocks toy museum (0.2 miles) and the British Museum (0.4 miles). Oxford Street, one of Europe's busiest shopping streets, is less than half a mile .
Hotel in Detail:If the Arosfa Hotel gives you a feeling of London history then its not that surprising, the building itself dates back 200 years to a time when it was splendid Georgian residence. Sir John Everett Millais the famous painter and illustrator lived here during the 19th century. Today the Arosfa is a family run bed and breakfast hotel where guests benefit from 21st century amenities such as free wireless internet access and flat screen televisions in every room with digital stations and also free. The hotels small but comfortable and relaxing lounge features two computers that are free for guest use. There is a garden at the rear of the property and makes a welcoming place to relax come summer months and/or weather permitting.
Bedrooms are compact as is always the case for this type of guest house. Each room has its own bathroom with a toilet and shower and toiletries included. Inside each bedroom is a flat screen television, tea and coffee making facilities, ironing facilities, fan, heating, hairdryer, radio, and wake up service/alarm cock.
Please note that there are no smoking rooms available as this is a fully non-smoking hotel.
Breakfast (Full English) is served every morning between 07.30 and 9.00(Weekends 8.00 till 9.30). Fax and photocopy services provided. Luggage storage services provided.
Check-in: 14.00 ( 2pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 77%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 104th from 848 London hotels, and 9th of 319 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 3 star Grange Clarendon Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £69 and which has a 79% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the St George Hotel. 1.1 miles from the Arosfa Hotel Bloomsbury (1.8 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 58% from its past guests with base rates starting at about £35 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 4 Star Montague On The Gardens Hotel seems like a possible option. The Montague On The Gardens Hotel is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. The Montague On The Gardens Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 95%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (83 Gower Street, WC1 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. They are made up of 3 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 26 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 76%), 5 two star hotels (average rating 67%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 63%). Top 3 star hotel is Arosfa Hotel Bloomsbury (this hotel) at 90%. Top rated of the local hotels are Charlotte Street Hotel (5 star) and also the Montague On The Gardens Hotel (4 star) (both joint top with 95%).
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £94 per night. From a low of £15 at Generator Hotel (2 Star, 78%) and the SoHostel (2 Star, 82%) and the highest rates top out at £258 at London Edition Hotel (5 Star, 92%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £230, Four Star average: £104, Three Star average: £71, Two Star average: £43 and One Star average: £50.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank Arosfa Hotel Bloomsbury 6th (joint) of 50 area hotels and 1st for the 14 three star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 30th of 50 (11th of 14 three star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 7th of 46 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money (SoHostel was top).