Those wanting to get a true sense of what it is like to live in the midst of one of the world's most exciting and diverse cities could do worse than heading to the Hallam Hotel, which is situated just off Great Portland Street in a traditional white stuccoed building that provides both an unbeatable central location and classic townhouse decor. The hotel is a 3 star, privately-run enterprise that offers travellers a good, affordable alternative to soulless chain hotels without compromising on comfort or location. With several tube stations within a 15 minute walk of the building, getting around the capital is a piece of cake, and major attractions including Oxford Street, Regent Street, the theatres of Piccadilly Circus and the British Museum are all within walking distance. The hotel is also right next door to Broadcasting House, one of the historic locations for the BBC in London.
The hotel itself is a smart and elegant establishment with decoration that is in-keeping with its period roots, with the lobby and public rooms combining patterned carpets, antique furnishings and a rich colour scheme to evoke a members' club feel. There are 22 bedrooms within the Hallam Hotel, available as a single, twin or double and all with an ensuite bathroom. All rooms are compact but comfortable, with a neutral colour scheme and conveniences including a flatscreen television, WiFi access and hairdryer to keep you connected and relaxed.
Given that the hotel is a budget choice that aims to offer decent quality accommodation in a central location rather than lots of unnecessary extras, there is not a huge amount of additional facilities outside of the rooms. However, visitors should not discount the universal WiFi access, complimentary buffet breakfast and small business centre with printing and internet facilities, as well as a 24 hour reception that is on-hand to answer any of your queries. As far as budget hotels go, the Hallam is a solid choice in the heart of the city that is perfect for those who want to pack in the sightseeing without spending all their money before stepping outside the front door!
Nearest stations are Regent's Park (Bakerloo) and Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Victoria, Central).
24 hour reception - bar - lift - business centre - concierge - WiFi access - breakfast
WiFi access - flatscreen television - radio - hairdryer - telephone - tea and coffee maker - cots