After one year of traveling around and focusing on our sailboat, we’re finally back in the UK! We’re only staying for a couple of days to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday, run some errands, meet friends, and more!
One of the main reasons why we’re here is because we had to attend the Vuelio Blog Awards last November 24 which celebrates the ground-breaking influencer community in the UK. For the third consecutive year, we have been nominated as a finalist for the Travel Blog Category. We didn’t win but still, we were really happy to meet new and old bloggers, PR pros and brand marketers whom we’ve worked with before– all of whom we consider as friends.
Anyway, during the first few nights, Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel welcomed us with a Pearl Suite Room which is one of the best and biggest rooms they have! They knew that we were attending the Vuelio Blog Awards at The Bloomsbury Big Top so they moved us to another Mercure Hotel which is so close to the venue, the Mercure London Bloomsbury where they gave us a lovely Corner Room.
THE ROOMS AT MERCURE LONDON BLOOMSBURY
The Mercure London Bloomsbury boasts 108 rooms sprawled over its 7-floor classic building. The modern bedrooms have been refurbished, and have tea/coffee facilities, luggage racks, work desks, and laptop safes. You can also find a Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Seating Area, Heating, Tile/Marble floor, Wardrobe/Closet, Telephone, Radio, Satellite Channels, and a Flat-screen TV.
The room is carpeted and equipped with modern and classy furniture. The bed is huge and comfortable. The windows are big enough to let natural light get in and sockets are plenty. The room is quiet with not much noise from the outside coming in.
The sleek bathrooms have modern showers, illuminated mirrors and heated towel rails. Towels, toiletries and hair dryer are also provided.
You can choose between the Standard Twin Room, Standard Double Room, Superior King Room, Small Double Room, and Standard Single Room.
FACILITIES AT MERCURE LONDON HYDE PARK
Reception/Lounge- The reception desk is available 24/7 with their courteous and lovely staff always eager to assist you with whatever queries you may have. Their impeccable customer service is what really makes them stand out. They will be happy to take in your luggage for storage before and after the check-in and check-out times. Currency exchange is also accepted.
Breakfast- There’s no better way to start your day in London than an all-you-can-eat breakfast. It is really good with a wide array of selection. Special diet menu is also available upon request.
Meeting Center- The Bloomsbury room is ideal for smaller meetings, interviewing and private dining. Wifi is complimentary and the room is fully airconditioned and has natural daylight. The room is equipped with Flipchart, Audio and Video Equipment, Video Conferencing Equipment, and Overhead Projector.
Marcos New York Bar & Restaurant- Sit back, relax, and enjoy good food and wine in their contemporary bar & restaurant.
Mercure Bloomsbury is on a superb location. Major tourist attractions and shopping centers can be reached within a 5-minute walk. Buses and taxis are also available right outside the hotel so you getting around will be easy breezy.
Dominion Theatre- It is an inside out marvelous theatre in art deco style. Do catch and watch magnificent productions like An American in Paris, Memphis the Musical, etc.
Covent Garden- This is West End, London’s main theatre and entertainment area. More than a shopping and dining experience, you’ll discover Covent Garden’s rich heritage here through the centuries, from orchard garden of Westminster Abbey to London’s first residential square to London’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market.
Oxford Street- Also less than a kilometer from the hotel is this major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, running from Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road via Oxford Circus. It is Europe’s busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and hundreds of shops.
Soho- If you’re a sucker for nightlife, head onto this street which is a few minutes walk from the hotel! You’ll fall in love with the posh restaurants, pubs, and shopping centers. Dean, Frith, Beak and Old Compton streets are the epicentre of activity 24/7. Theatre fans head to Shaftesbury Avenue, while shoppers flock to Carnaby Street, Oxford and Regent streets and the iconic Liberty’s department store.
Murder Mile Tours- Behind the party music and crazy nightlife, Soho is the venue of the most shocking murders in the history of UK. This is a guided walking tour which covers notorious murder cases which features 18 murderers, 3 serial killers, over 21 locations, totalling 75 deaths, over just a one-mile walk. It’s an absolutely grueling and different experience.
British Museum- Home to hundreds of artifacts is the British Museum which is also nearby the hotel. The best part is admission is for free!
King’s Cross- This can be easily reached within a 5-minute walk from the doorsteps of Mercure Bloomsbury. King’s Cross is a major rail hub, with national trains at King’s Cross station and the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras. The revitalized Regent’s Canal area has offices, landscaped walkways and smart restaurants at Granary Square, plus the King’s Place arts centre. The British Library houses historic manuscripts.
FAQ: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MERCURE HOTEL BLOOMSBURY
1. How much is the room rates at Mercure Hotel Bloomsbury?
2. What is the check-in and check-out time?
Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM.
3. Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, free Wi-Fi is available– and it’s super fast!
4. Is smoking allowed?
5. Are pets allowed?
Sorry to say but no.
6. Are children free of charge?
One child from 0-2 y/o can stay free of charge when they use existing beds/cribs.
7. Is there a special rate for a group booking?
Yes. Special rates may apply when you are booking more than 7 rooms.
NOTE: Our stay at Mercure Hotel Bloomsbury was sponsored but rest assured that my opinion cannot be bought and are all based on my honest personal experience.
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