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Overview of The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

VIP Access

The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

5.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
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21 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, England, WC1E 6HG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe British Museum6 min walk
  • Popular LocationTrafalgar Square18 min walk
  • Popular LocationPiccadilly Circus19 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)50 min drive

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About this area

London

The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World is located in London City Centre, a neighbourhood in London, and is near a metro station. The British Museum and Buckingham Palace are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Big Ben and Tower of London. London Eye and Natural History Museum are not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Oxford Street - 6 min walk
  • The British Museum - 6 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 18 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 19 min walk
  • London Eye - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Goodge Street Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road Station - 8 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 50 min drive

Restaurants

  • Rising Sun - 3 min walk
  • The Jack Horner - 4 min walk
  • Sagar - 4 min walk
  • Chettinad - 4 min walk
  • Elysee - 4 min walk

About this property

The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

5-star luxury hotel near The British Museum
Close to Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World provides a terrace, a garden and a library. The on-site restaurant, The Alchemy Bar, features al fresco dining and light fare. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a fireplace in the lobby.
Other perks include:
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket information and free newspapers
  • A 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff and a front desk safe
  • Smoke-free property, luggage storage and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World boast comforts, such as premium bedding and climate-controlled air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and shower/bath combinations
  • Flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and phones

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Languages

English, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 15 for adults and GBP 15 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • The Alchemy Bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Free newspapers
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 2 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from November 9 2021 to September 30 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 15 for adults and GBP 15 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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 on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Academy Hotel London
Academy London
The Academy Hotel London
The Academy London, England
Academy Hotel
The Academy
The Academy Small Luxury Hotels of the World
The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World Hotel
The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World London
The Academy - Small Luxury Hotels of the World Hotel London

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Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 211 out of 350 reviews
5 - Excellent 60%
Rating 4 - Good. 98 out of 350 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 27 out of 350 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 350 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 350 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.3/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Lovely hotel and staff were great. A few areas could do with some attention in our room; the air conditioning didn't function properly and the door to the shower room didn't shut. It would also be nice to have the bar available for late drink or room service options. However we did have a really lovely stay and would recommend this lovely hotel. Thank you.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Good location nice and small convenient for my needs looking around the area. The room was nice and the bed comfortable. Very disappointed with our room our toilet flushed but then you couldn't flush for over an hour again and it was not possible to use the shower
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was extremely helpful and so out of your way nice. Breakfast was outstanding. There is nothing negative about this hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great staff. All of our requests were attended to immediately. Room was well laid out with everything you need. Location was excellent as it was close to restaurants and the tube. Enjoyed our stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely hotel in a quiet area Had a really nice room, comfy bed, sbower was reqlly powerful really tasty brekkie Staff are very polite and approachable Would stay here again
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022