Very pleasant stay
The hotel reception looks to have had a revamp since the last time we were there. it's now very smart and the lounge and café areas are clean and comfortable. reasonably friendly reception staff (so far as reception staff go). the rooms are spacious with lots of storage space. our room was clean with plenty of coffee and tea left out every day. our room overlooked the very attractive garden area at the rear and was lovely and quiet. (the rooms on the roadside might be noisy as southampton row is a very busy road.) the breakfast was varied and plentiful. we only had continental breakfast during our stay but the cooked breakfasts looked very appetising if that's what you like. a very convenient location - took only five minutes to walk to the top of shaftesbury avenue. there are lots of nice restaurants around the hotel and in fact the hotel restaurant itself served very good food for dinner. i would definitely stay at the bedford again.