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Reviews - The Jenkins Hotel

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45 CARTWRIGHT GARDENS Bloomsbury, LONDON, WC1H 9EH
From the moment you arrive at the Jenkins Hotel in Bloomsbury you will feel at home, in the best tradition of English Bed & Breakfast Hotels.

The Jenkins Hotel is small, only thirteen rooms, and is situated in Bloomsbury, within easy reach of the West End and the City, as well as Theatreland and the main shopping areas. The hotel takes Visa and Mastercard

"One of 'Ten of the Best' value hotels in London." Mail on Sunday

The Hotel has free WIFI in all areas.

Please note that guests staying at the Jenkins Hotel should check in at our sister hotel, The Judd, directly across the street from the Jenkins.
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Guest Reviews Based on 39 reviews
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57% recommended this accommodation to a friend 59% would stay again
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A useful little hotel - but noisy doors!
First off I want to thank The Jenkins for kindly refunding me two nights as my plans changed and I didn't need to spend four nights there; only two. I was hugely relieved to get my money back for the two nights I'd paid for but didn't use.
My room was on the lower ground floor (LG03). It was clean and once I'd been shown how to work the central heating nice and toasty warm. But there was no phone to ring reception which was next door in the Jenkins' sister hotel. This made me feel a little vulnerable. Also the front door banged whenever someone came in and that made the fire doors bang and the doors to the rooms bang too. When someone came in at 2.22am - I know the exact time because they woke me up - I couldn't get back to sleep. Also there was a noisy generator outside my room that emitted a low murmuring noise all night. (This troubled me far less than the noisy guest who came in late).
For the money, nearly £100 a night, I didn't feel this was very good value. For that price I expect more. There were no shelves in the tiny bathroom to put a bathbag and - worse - no table on which to make coffee! Just tiny shelf with the kettle on it and three cups on top of each other. Where are you supposed to make tea and coffee, where? There was a small bedside table but that was some distance from the kettle.
The breakfast was fine, a buffet style full English, but served in a very utility room which wasn't very comfortable or inviting. So I skipped it on my second, and last, night.
My bed was incredibly comfortable and on one of my nights gave me a very blissful night's sleep. The disturbed night due to a very inconsiderate guest coming in late and noisily was not the hotel's fault but the design of the doors is. And that, together with no phone or reception, is why I won't stay here again.

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Laura Marcus

From Leek, UK
Who stayed in January 2015

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girls night away
it was a good sized room for the 3 of us to stay for the night. clean tidy room.

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hannah p

From UK
Who stayed in January 2015

Group of women

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Great stay in London
Very comfortable room in a quiet area but close to the British Museum, and public transport. Large windows looking on to gardens with tennis courts and wild life.

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Angela R

From Cheltenham, UK
Who stayed in January 2015

Couple

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cheap and clean
Good area. Cheap....small room but everything needed. Recommend 100%

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g keisz

From Hereford, UK
Who stayed in January 2015

Travelling alone

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Room was very small, with a double and a single bed. Very little space to put things - only one small bedside table. Bathroom also tiny bed all facilities there. Breakfast was good.

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J Yarnell

From NOTTINGHAM, UK
Who stayed in December 2014

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Very good value
Well located for visiting London. The room was small but spotless and breakfast good. Great value for money

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Carolyn W

From Wells Next The Sea, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Economical!
By far the most reasonable price I have ever paid to stay in London. Nice quiet room, clean and of a good standard. I would definitely stay again!

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S Duncan

From Wareham, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Mixed group

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compact
very small room but very well thought out, clean, tidy, modern décor. The shower room had a brand new look and feel to it

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Karl C

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Travelling alone

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Room clean and tidy but not happy about going across the road for breakfast in the rain

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G Francis Goodall

From Bingley, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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midweek stay at The Jenkins
Room was one of the lower ground floor rooms, which are quite small but have all that you need for an overnight stay. The one thing i was surprised about was that there was no phone in the room. As reception is in a different building you would expect to be able to contact them easily. Also having paid in excess of £200 for the room I didn't think it was good customer service that having forgot my toothpaste I had to pay for a small kit- I think these items should be complimentary.
Great location and lovely friendly staff would mean that i would stay here again.

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C Yule

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Travelling alone

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