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The Guardsman

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#60 of 1,130 hotels in London
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A boutique hotel in heart of London with the feel of a members club. A location that's fit for kings and queens. A level of service that is second-to-none and is tailored to you, personally. We get to know our guests and remember their wants, needs and preferences. We make sure they feel pampered but not pressured. Our team is ever present yet discrete, attentive but not intrusive. We look forward to welcoming you to The Guardsman.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 8 more
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Adam F wrote a review 19 Apr
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Excellent luxurious service. It's all about the small details and they made many wonderful ones to my short time there. Food was surprisingly fantastic, both the dinner and breakfast. A perfect boutique London hotel to feel supremely relaxed.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Matthew wrote a review Jan 2024
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Highly recommend The Guardsman! Stayed for 4 nights with partner. We both felt so at home. Rooms are of a very high standard. Comfortable beds, powerful shower and a TV hidden in a tinted glass panel are positives. Amazing choice for breakfast. Staff attentive and friendly. Location is wonderful - a very short walk to Buckingham Palace and just around the corner from St James Park Underground. A hidden gem in London! Truly deserves its 5 stars. Will definitely be returning soon.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Nicolas Monaglio, Guest Services / Front Office at The Guardsman
Responded 23 Jan 2024
Dear MatthewRyan76, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic experience. We were thrilled to hear that you highly recommend our hotel. It brings us immense joy to know that you and your partner felt at home during your 4-night stay. Your compliments on our rooms, including the comfortable beds, powerful shower, and innovative TV setup, are truly appreciated. We were delighted that you enjoyed our breakfast offerings, and we were grateful for your kind words about our attentive and friendly staff. Our central location is indeed a wonderful advantage, and we were pleased it added to the convenience of your stay. Being described as a hidden gem in London is a tremendous honor, and we were glad you feel we truly deserve our 5-star rating. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon to The Guardsman. Kind regards, Nicolas Monaglio General Manager
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Nick S wrote a review 18 Apr
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A wonderful place to stay, great location, friendly and helpful staff complimenting a high quality room. We intend to return, thank you
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Chris wrote a review 9 Apr
Alderley Edge, United Kingdom3 contributions
We really enjoyed our stay. The staff were extremely attentive, the rooms were lovely, and the food was also good. We appreciated the little touches like the hand written welcome letter, welcome drinks, and the fruit bowl in the room. We will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guide, Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to share your comments. I was delighted to see that you very much enjoyed your stay with us. It will give us a great pleasure to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, Nicolas Monaglio General Manager
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Deichkind Ferienhaus wrote a review 7 Apr
Lenzerwische, Germany1 contribution
Beautiful hotel, very nice service at reception, all personell really helpful, nice breakfast. I would not recommend the bar for drinks in the evening. But the location and hotel are very nice. Central location, easy to get around and walking distance to major sights.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear DeichkindFerein, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments. I was delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us overall. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Nicolas Monaglio General Manager
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Go for it! wrote a review 6 Apr
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a bit of a stressful beginning to our London city break with a mix up in the transport that was collecting us from Heathrow and had to wait over an hour for a car to come for us. So, was looking forward to getting to the guardsman and beginning the break in a nicer way. But the receptionist was really dismissive when we walked in. I won’t name him but he didn’t even lift his head when talking to us and told us to wait in the lobby area and he will be with us shortly. I have read some people were offered a drink while waiting but we weren’t offered one. The room was lovely, we stayed in a suite and it was spacious and beds and pillows were comfortable. Had dinner there twice and food was nice. We had pre dinner drinks in the bar one of the nights and the girl working the bar was lovely and talkative. I think she mentioned she was the manager of that area. We were the only ones in the bar but that isn’t an issue as it was nice and relaxing. Hotel is in a good location a few minutes from Buckingham Palace. Overall it was a nice stay, but the receptionists really do let the rest of the staff down.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Wayne, Thank you very much for sharing your comments. I was sorry to read that we failed to deliver a pleasant start of your stay with us. We wish it would have been different. We appreciate reading your comments so that we can see where we stand and what are the areas that we might need to improve. I hope have the opportunity to welcome you back in so that we can ensure that your stay is a pleasant experience from start to finish. Kind Regads, Nicolas Monaglio General Manager
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Victorbussey wrote a review Mar 2024
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I really enjoyed my stay, all the furnishings are opulent and very stylish. I’d definitely come stay again. That should say it all really. The staff were also very friendly and helpful, Also we were given a free upgrade and a complimentary drink at the bar
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Victorbussey, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review and comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the furnishings to be opulent and stylish. It is wonderful to know that you would definitely come back to stay again. We take pride in our friendly and helpful team, and we were glad to hear that they made your experience even more enjoyable. We were also pleased that you appreciated the complimentary upgrade and drink at the bar. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to The Guardsman. Kind regards, Nicolas Monaglio General Manager
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AdamS wrote a review Mar 2024
Paris, France1 contribution
Was positively surprised, first time so had no real expectations and generally hotel standards in London often all over the place. Room and finish very good all modern with a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Location also great. The price for a single room was very good value
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear SingerAdam, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely experience with us. We were delighted to hear that you had a positive surprise during your stay at our modern hotel. It is fantastic to know that you found our room and finish to be of high quality, with a modern atmosphere that contributed to your overall enjoyment. Our team works hard to create a friendly and welcoming environment for all our guests, so it is wonderful to hear that you found our team to be friendly. We were also glad to hear that our location suited your needs and added to the convenience of your stay. Providing excellent value for our guests is important to us, so we were thrilled that you found the price for your single room to be very good value. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon to The Guardsman. Kind regards, Nicolas Monaglio General Manager
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Helena V wrote a review Mar 2024
Prague, Czech Republic13 contributions4 helpful votes
If you travel to London, this is THE place to stay. Not only is it within a walking distance to the Buckingham palace, the river bank and then the sits you wish to see, but the staff, the decor everything is just perfect. We had a connecting room and all the staff made us feel welcomed right from the start. Thank you all for a lovely stay, filled with memories that will last a lifetime. PS: Richard and his teddy guardsman has a fun flight back together.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 413Helenav, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review and comments. We were thrilled to hear that you found our location to be perfect for exploring London, with convenient access to Buckingham Palace, the riverbank, and other sights. It is heartwarming to know that our team and the decor contributed to making your stay memorable. Ensuring our guests feel welcomed and comfortable is our top priority and were delighted that you felt this right from the start, especially with the connecting room arrangement. We were so pleased to hear that your stay was filled with lasting memories. It is wonderful to know that Richard and his teddy Guardsman had a fun flight back together – we always aim to create special moments for our guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon to The Guardsman. Kind regards, Nicolas Monaglio General Manager
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LeahMM206 wrote a review Mar 2024
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida3 contributions
We visited The Guardsman for an Afternoon Tea experience with our 7 year old son. Not only is the hotel cozy but beautifully pleasing and contemporary but the service was outstanding. We had booked a reservation (in advance) and I didn’t realize it until we left that our server, Oskana, had actually reached out prior to our visit for confirmation. Oksana was absolutely delightful and welcoming to our family. It was a wonderful way to start our trip in London. Highly recommend for an Afternoon Tea.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Leah Mm206, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at The Guardsman with us. We were thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience with your 7-year-old son. We were delighted that you found the hotel cozy and contemporary, and we were pleased to hear that the service was outstanding. It is fantastic to know that Oksana went above and beyond to ensure that your visit was memorable. We were glad that her initiative-taking communication prior to your visit added to the overall positive experience. Starting your trip in London with such a wonderful experience must have been fantastic, and we were honoured to have been a part of it. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to The Guardsman in the future. Kind regards, Nicolas Monaglio General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Guardsman
Which popular attractions are close to The Guardsman?
Nearby attractions include Buckingham Palace (0.3 miles), Westminster Cathedral (0.3 miles), and Royal Mews (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Guardsman?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Guardsman?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Guardsman?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Guardsman?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Guardsman?
Conveniently located restaurants include House of Ming, Th@51, and The Vincent Rooms Brasserie, Bar & Escoffier Restaurant.
Does The Guardsman have airport transportation?
Yes, The Guardsman offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Guardsman?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Guardsman?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Guardsman?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Guardsman?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (0.5 miles), Tower of London (2.7 miles), and Churchill War Rooms (0.4 miles).