Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Russell Square 299 yards (273 metres), Railway Station: London St Pancras Domestic 0.4 miles (0.6 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.5 miles (4 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km). Within a half mile circle of the hotel (0.8 km) are no less than 4 mainline (overground) and 6 tube (underground) stations. Sitting between Bloomsbury and Russell Square places the St Athans Hotel on the doorstep of central London. Just 150 yards from Coram Fields which is especially geared towards children and the young with a youth centre, sports programme and even a city farm amongst the many things on offer. While the nearest tube station is Russell square (0.3 miles) the hotel is well placed for Kings Cross St Pancras station which is a similar distance from the hotel and provides the direct service to Paris in France and is called the Eurostar service. Both Holborn and Covent Garden are less than a mile away. A short walk away (just 150 yards) is the Foundling Museum which was London's first home for abandoned children. The area around Bloomsbury is well known for its literary roots and indeed this is where you will find Dickens House (0.3 miles) which is open to the public. There are also several theatres including the Shaw Theatre and Bloomsbury Theatre and the classical music venue at the Conway Hall. A must visit for shoppers is Oxford Street (0.7 miles to the south west) and one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe. Half a mile from the University of London.
Hotel in Detail:The St Athans Hotel is a family owned and run guest house. Indeed the Geyer family have been running the hotel for more than 50 years and building itself dates back 200 years. Breakfast (cooked and continental) can be taken in the adjoining Bloomsbury Coffee House, (charges apply, guest discount). Offering basic but clean accommodation close to central London but in an area where rates are not at a premium. The hotel is made up from a series of former Georgian townhouses (Grade II Listed status), and still retains some of those period features. It is an anomaly that most hotels in the lower star rating offer free internet aces while the more expensive upmarket hotels more often charge and the St Athans stays true to that trend by offering complimentary WiFi (in public areas). The hotel additionally has a lounge area for guests to relax.
A standout feature is the bedrooms that allow 5 occupants. Rooms that allow that many guests in one room are quite rare in London. Bedrooms however are on the compact size.
While a few rooms have their own en-suite facilities most rooms have shared facilities and their own wash basin. There is one shared bathroom per 3 bedrooms.
The hotel can provide packed lunches along with ironing facilities (6 pm till 11 pm) luggage storage services and fax and photocopy facilities. Hairdryers are available from the reception. There is no lift at the St Athans and each floor is accessed by stairs.
Full non-smoking throughout.
Bedroom Numbers: 45
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
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 79% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 1 star hotels is 61%. Therefore while the hotel is below the overall London average you should note that this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 570th from 866 London hotels, and 2nd of 8 one star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the St Athans Hotel and not too far away (2.1 miles, 3.4 km) would be the 1 star St George Hotel/Hostel, where prices begin from around £49 and which has a 62% guest satisfaction rating. The St George Hotel/Hostel also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the City View Hotel. 4.1 miles away (6.6 km), has scored 56% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £35 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 3 Star Arosfa Hotel Bloomsbury may be one too look at. The Arosfa Hotel Bloomsbury is only 0.3 miles (0.6 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (20-24 Tavistock Place, WC1 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. They are made up of 4 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 82%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 77%), 8 two star hotels (average rating 71%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 63%). Top 1 star hotel is St Athans Hotel (this hotel) at 79%. Top rated of the local hotels is Montague On The Gardens Hotel (4 star) at 99%.
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 £98 per night. From a low of £16 at Generator Hotel (2 Star, 79%) and the highest rates top out at £222 at Renaissance St Pancras (5 Star, 89%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £172, Four Star average: £122, Three Star average: £85, Two Star average: £56 and One Star average: £27.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank St Athans Hotel 28th (joint) of 50 area hotels and 1st for the 2 one star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 3rd of 50 (1st of 2 one star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 4th of 43 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money (Generator Hotel was top).