Not surprised that Hotel Royal Horseguards was a winner of traveller's choice 2012. We loved this 5*, big, fabulous Victorian hotel right on the Thames River. We paid more to get an Exec. King with view and could see the river and the London eye - which is a must to ride on for great views of London. The line moves very fast. When we were up in the eye, we could see our stately, magnificant hotel on the river edge and were so excited to be staying there. (see photo) There was plenty of space in our room for an extra twin cot/bed for our teenage daughter. Our room had a tv IN the shower/bath tub!
*We walked to so many things from the hotel including: the London Eye, Parliment, Westminister Abbey (get in for free for the afternoon service and hear the amazing boys' choir - ask for time and days), Trafalgar's Square, St. James Park, the Mew, etc. It's in a great location in London. The service was excellant. We got on the hop on, hop off bus to see the city from the top of the bus and to go to St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Tower, etc. (seems like it was just 2 or 3 at most blocks away. Go early to the tower to avoid a long line for the jewels, look at the old armours and beautiful bridge!
*Get a room high up to be over the tree tops for better views unless it's winter and the leaves have fallen, and to avoid the sound should there be a wedding party or anything below. It is located a block in on a side street, so you really don't have the noises of the city, but were right in the city! We LOVED it here and would go back in a heart beat!
Get a room up high for better views and above tree tops if on river side.
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7 August 2012
Thank you for your fabulous review and confirming that we deserve being awarded the Travellers Choice Award 2012 by TripAdvisor.
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I am delighted that you found both your room and hotels location to be excellent. As you said we do have so many of London’s top attractions on our doorstep, or you could just look out of your bedroom window and see many of them from right where you stand!
We would love to have you come back to us and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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