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The Academy

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Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished
Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished
Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished
Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished

Overview of The Academy

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The Academy

5 out of 5

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
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

Located in London's London City Centre neighbourhood, The Academy is in the city centre and near a metro station. The British Museum and Royal Opera House are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Covent Garden Market and Aldwych Theatre. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and London Eye are not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Russell Square - 4 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 6 min walk
  • The British Museum - 6 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 18 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Goodge Street Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • London (QQU-London Euston Train Station) - 13 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 50 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Alchemy Bar — 1 min walk
  • Busaba Eathai - 3 min walk
  • Rising Sun - 3 min walk
  • Gail's - 4 min walk
  • The Jack Horner - 4 min walk

About this property

The Academy

Luxury London hotel in London City Centre, walk to Russell Square
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, 24-hour room service, a business centre and concierge services are on-site. All 50 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as free minibar items and espresso makers.
The Academy offers 50 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and free minibar items. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottles of water. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Awards and affiliations

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

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

Gives staff 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
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • 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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

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

More

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

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Policies

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • 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
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 Hotel
The Academy London
The Academy Hotel London

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Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 124 out of 217 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 64 out of 217 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 18 out of 217 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 217 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 217 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness
not 5 star
Terrible stench from the toilet, no facilities, mini bar not replenished.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I really liked this hotel. A very nice room on the first floor with a beautiful bathroom. People were very warm and helpful. A fantastic breakfast. The hotel is very close to many great places.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was charming and not a regular chain appearance.The rooms were and new very clean, however extremely tiny.The staff was very helpful and polite. The breakfast was excellent. The location is very very convenient. Beside the size of rooms, I really did not enjoy the narrow staircases climbing up to the room on the top floor ( 4th by European standard, 5th by american). No elevators.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020