Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Goodge Street 246 yards (224 metres), Railway Station: London Euston 0.7 miles (1.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.7 miles (4.4 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km). There are 6 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The Rathbone Hotel London is centrally located in the area known locally as Fitzrovia. A short walk from Oxford Street, one of the most popular shopping's areas for tourists to London and also from Tottenham Court Road, well known for its rows of discount electronics shops. The surrounding areas offers an abundance of theatres, restaurants, bars, nightlife and shopping. Just on the other side of Oxford Street is Soho, very popular for its nightlife and adult oriented entertainment venues along with some great restaurants. Nearest attractions include the Pollocks Toy Museum (0.1 miles), House of Homosexual Culture (0.2 miles), Ben Uri Art Society and London Jewish Museum of Art (0.3 miles), Petrie Egyptian Archaeology Museum (0.4 miles), British Museum (0.4 miles), Trocadero Centre and Leicester Square (0.6 miles). The surrounding areas offers an abundance of theatres, restaurants, bars, nightlife and shopping.
Hotel in Detail:The Rathbone hotel is privately owned and features the work of designer Kit Kemp with a 'Bloomsbury Group' theme throughout the hotel with original works of art. Now called a a boutique hotel it was actually one of London's first 'Townhouse' termed hotels. Red brick facade.
Thebedrooms are en-suite, with individually controlled air-conditioning and have traditional style furniture and decor. Amenities include in-room safe, WiFi internet access, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV, trouser press And hairdryer.
There is a hotel lift that serves each floor. Room service is available for in-room dining 24/7.
The hotel has an intimate bar where you can enjoy a pre dinner cocktail or a relaxing after dinner coffee and liquor. Furnished with dark wood Italian furnishings.
The first floor restaurant offers a buffet or full English breakfast and additionally snacks and light meals are available from the room service and lounge menus. The restaurant features a Mural of modern London. Breakfast served 07.00 till 10.00 (Sunday, Bank Holidays 08.00 till 11.00).
Guests receive free membership to the Rathbone Restaurant Club, giving discounts or at least 10% at many local restaurants.
The drawing rooms display works of art by artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell.
The Rathbone Hotel features two air conditioned meeting rooms with a capacity for up to 12 guests. Facilities in the meeting rooms include television, video, DVD and flip chart. Additional audio visual equipment can be requested.
Reception remains staffed round the clock. WiFi accessible from public areas.
Bedroom Numbers: 72 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi can be picked up throughout. Fee is £15 per 24 hours.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 82% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 389th from 866 London hotels, and 175th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Rathbone Hotel and not too far away (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star My Bloomsbury, where prices begin from around £95 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The My Bloomsbury also offers: free WiFi, a gym.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star The Nadler Soho ticks many of the right boxes. The Nadler Soho is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. The Nadler Soho has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty one hotels that are closest to this location (30 Rathbone Street, West End, W1 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.5 miles (0.9 km) radius. Consisting of 11 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 24 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 11 three star hotels (average rating 76%), 3 two star hotels (average rating 67%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 45%). Of the 51 local hotels top rated are Soho Hotel (5 star), the Montague On The Gardens Hotel (4 star) and also the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) (all joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £142 per night. Starting from £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 80%) with top rates of £378 at Ham Yard Hotel (5 Star, 91%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £279, Four Star average: £125, Three Star average: £76, Two Star average: £43 and One Star average: £55.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Rathbone Hotel 21st (joint) of 51 nearby hotels and 11th (joint) for the 24 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 16th of 50 (6th of 24 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 16th of 47 for pure value for money (SoHostel was top).