The Montague on the Gardens is a 4 star boutique town-house hotel, overlooking a private, peaceful and secluded garden and nestled in the heart of Bloomsbury. Will it live up to expectations? Read on for our Montague on the Gardens London Review.

Montague on the Gardens London Review

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Just a 4 minute walk from Russell Square tube station, a minute to the British Library, and close to Covent Garden and Theatre land, The Montague on the Gardens is an intimate hotel offering peace and quiet amongst the bustle of central London.

Inside the hotel its old world charm, rich fabrics, textured walls and imposing furniture create an atmosphere akin to a fine country hotel. The stunning gardens, cigar terrace and sunroom are impressive additions, allowing you to relax in luxury and serene surroundings after a hard day doing what you do in London.

Food and Drink

The cigar terrace in-particular is a great, and quite unique feature. Open enough to conform to UK smoking laws, but closed enough to ensure you won’t ever feel the elements. It’s a great place to just sit and chill, even without a cigar in hand. Don’t have one, there are a wealth on offer from the special in-house cigar cabinet.

You are looking at pretty average London prices when it comes to drinks, around £6 – 8 for a short of your choice and dash. I wouldn’t mind too much, the table service was welcome, but the service was slow, and for one drink even completely wrong..

There are a number of dining options from the Blue Door Bistro, offering modern British cuisine, to classic Afternoon Tea in the sunroom and the breakfast is a delicious array of freshly cooked and continental options served in an elegant dining room. Or if you prefer, sink into a dark leather sofa in the cosy Terrace Bar and let the dulcet tones from the live pianist wash your stresses away.

We didn’t have time to try the full range of culinary delights, but we did grab some quick room service. And although quick, the quality was not that you would expect of a very top hotel. The ceaser salad was smothered in garlic, so much so you couldn’t quite finish it. The ‘mini’ burgers platter was well presented, but the meat was over cooked for such a delicate and small meal and the fries were so well done and crispy they were pretty much un-edible.

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In total there are 88 rooms, 11 suites and one apartment suite, the Guv’nor, with a king & twin, snooker table under the kitchen table, copper bath and private outside area. All of the rooms are individually decorated and fully air-conditioned which include all the fluffy white robe and complimentary toiletry finery you could ask for, are a delight and beautifully encompass all the usual mod cons without distracting from the elegant and sumptuous style.

A number of different rooms and options are available to suit all budgets, with single rooms from £255 per night (rack rate, search for cheaper).

The staff gave us welcoming smiles and exceptional attention to detail, from the little treats left on our pillow at night to the polite acknowledgements at every turn. They seem to go about their work with quiet efficiency and calm allowing the hotel to exude an air of tranquillity.

Overall, if you’re looking for something special with fantastic service (in the most part) and uncompromised serenity in the heart of central London, with shopping, dining and all the sights London has to offer just a stones throw away, The Montague on the Gardens won’t let you down.


Well there is our review of the Montague on the Gardens Hotel, Bloomsbury London, check out the website and look for yourself – Montague on the Gardens.



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