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The Royal Horseguards
Ranked #121 of 1,081 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 June 2011

This hotel is so nice. The hallways are narrow, long and quite. The rooms are quite spacious for England. The bathroom had a towel warming rack, vanity mirror and a tv in the bathtub/shower. The safe was large enough for a laptop. The breakfast was nice as was the room. The hotel itself was always quite. The only noise we heard were the garbage trucks in the morning. The hotel's Afternoon Tea, was lovely. Being that we were there during the Royal Wedding they offered a special Royal William and Kate Afternoon Tea. The hotel is directly across the river from the London Eye. Close to Westminister Abbey, Trafagar Square, Buckingham Palace and The Royal Horseguards. All within an easy walk. The Embankment tube station is literally around the corner from the hotel. It was a very pricey 2 nights there, however it was worth it, if you can afford it. We would definately return to this hotel. My husband and I were able to move about the room without stepping over luggage, or rolling to get off the bed, as we have seen some London rooms that 2 out of 4 sides of the bed are against the wall, with very little space at the foot of the bed either. Lovely lovely place would certainly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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HotelLondon, General Manager at The Royal Horseguards, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2011

Thank you for your fabulous review of The Royal Horseguards Hotel. We are delighted to know that you were happy with the size of your room and the in-room amenities. Did you know that you even can charge your laptop whilst it is locked away in the safe? All our in-room safes are fitted with a socket, so our guests are able to charge their electronic device whilst it is stored in the safe. Have a look the next time you have the chance to stay with us. We appreciate your feedback regarding the nuisance of the early morning bin collection, we will address these comments with the contractor. Our pastry team will be pleased to hear that you have enjoyed their special creation of the “Catherine & William Afternoon Tea” for the Royal Wedding. We hope that this enhanced your experience of this wonderful and extraordinary wedding while you were in London. Once again thank you for your delightful review and we hope to welcome you again as soon as possible.

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Anna-Marie Dowling

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Reviewed 26 May 2011

We recently stayed at the Royal Horseguards and had the most wonderful time. The hotel was absolutely beautiful and the room was nice as well. The location is really convenient. It is located across the street from Embankment and within walking distance to many attractions. Philip, the concierge, was extremely helpful. We asked him for dinner recommendations every night and each restaurant recommendation he made was perfect. The rest of the staff was equally helpful too. We had a wonderful stay and can not wait to come back.

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HotelLondon, General Manager at The Royal Horseguards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2011

Thank you very much for your great feedback following your stay at The Royal Horseguards Hotel. It is always a delight for us to read when our guests have truly enjoyed their time at our Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you have experienced a committed service by our staff and that Philip in particular was very helpful. He will be proud to read that he was always spot on with your “appetite”. We certainly do not hope that our Concierge team will run out of recommendations, but next time you have reason to stay with us, you should also try our Two Rosette awarded “1212” restaurant, where we serve fantastic British and European cuisine. We are looking very much forward to welcoming you back at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in the near future.

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Anna-Marie Dowling

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Reviewed 22 May 2011

by far, the royal horseguards is my favorite hotel after spending 15days in 4european cities. before arriving, i emailed the hotel to request an early check-in which was promptly taken care of.
check-in was a breeze and internet complimentary. their breakfast was good and very needed after a jetlagged sleepless night. the room is cute and the location is wonderful - we walked everywhere except the tower of london. everyone at the hotel was very courteous and helpful w/ taxi/room service/whatnot.
recommend this hotel to anyone going to london!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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HotelLondon, General Manager at The Royal Horseguards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2011

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback after your recent stay at The Royal Horseguards Hotel. We always try our best to accommodate our guests as early as possible even if their arrival is before our advertised check in time. We are also delighted to hear that you were able to relax and enjoyed the breakfast after your overnight flight. Most importantly for us is, that you felt very well looked after by all the staff at the Royal Horseguards Hotel. It goes without saying that we would be delighted to be your host again on your next trip to Europe.

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Anna-Marie Dowling

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Reviewed 20 May 2011

Booked for one night because we were seeing a gig at the O2. Really great location, about 20 minutes on TUBE from Euston. Couldn't be easier to find. Fantastic, impressive reception hall, and harpist playing! A real one!! Bar was expensive but you expect that in such a place. Really close to key tourist sights. Room was gorgeous and the biggest bed I have ever seen and I have stayed at hotels in the USA. TV in the bathroom, lots of gadgets in the room, so much so it needs a room guide!! Quiet location for such a central location. Didn't have the chance to experience the food but if the accommodation was anything to go by it would be fab. Shame we couldn't have stayed longer. Next time I think I won't bother going out, I'll just lounge about in the hotel - it was that nice!

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HotelLondon, Guest Relations Manager at The Royal Horseguards, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2011

Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us at the Royal Horseguards Hotel. I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will most definitely forward your wonderful feedback to the rest of our team. I hope you enjoyed the show at the O2 arena. I do hope you have the opportunity to return to the Royal Horseguards so that you can experience our newly refurbished Lounge and Restaurant. Thank you again for your kind comments and we do hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future!


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Reviewed 19 May 2011

This was the third time I have stayed at this hotel over the course of eight years. Each time I have been delighted with the experience and felt that staying there greatly enhanced my vacation. The service is always outstanding, the atmosphere is one of elegance and old world charm and the location cannot be beat. Located just a block or so from Trafalgar Square you can walk to many of the main attractions, yet it is quiet and relaxing around and within the hotel itself. There are many extras provided as part of your stay ranging from tea and cookies in the room, to newspapers to read in the beautiful lounge, to heated floors and towel racks to ensure your comfort in the room. The Royal Horseguards is classified as a five star hotel and has earned it! I would recommend staying at this hotel to everyone visiting London as a gift to themselves.

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Reviewed 17 May 2011

I arrived tired and stressed to find immediate check -in available and was given an upgrade to a riverview deluxe double. What a wonderful welcome to London! The view downstream towards The City and St. Pauls and across to the London Eye (all red white and blue at night for the Royal wedding ) was breathtaking . The staff were great, the room staff especially so. All the amenities were first rate. The location is so perfect for walking almost anywhere in the Westminster /Mayfair and South Bank area. The wonderful Embankment Gardens are directly below, between the hotel and the Embankment. I cannot imagine staying at a lesser hotel on my future visits to London. I was spoiled. It was hard to return to reality!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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HotelLondon, Front Office Manager at The Royal Horseguards, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2011

Thank you for talking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Royal Horseguards Hotel. I am delighted with your feedback and pleased that you have found your new home away from home! I will be sure to pass on your positive comments with the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel upon your next visit to London.

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Reviewed 16 May 2011

My partner and I stayed her weekend of 7th May. The hotel was more than i had hoped for. The room was fantastic - the bed was huge. View was not good but that was the trade off for an upgrade - and once the curtains were closed i really didnt mind. Bathroom was fantastic and the IPOD port was a wonderful extra. We ate on the terrace. Hussein and his staff made this a wonderful evening. The food was outstanding, and we left the choice of wine to Hussein - and he knows his stuff. Couldnt faultit. It was a wonderful experience sitting on the terrace on a warm balmy night. Went into the bar after dinner and ended up trying a few cocktails! Can recomend the Masrl smith cumming (or whatever it is).
Staff were very friendly, even those i passed in corridors. service was excellent. facilites were very good. I have read some bad or mediocre reviewsfor this hotel on late booking sites but i can only speak as i find. We were wearing jeans when we booked in, and indeed booked out. We were still treated with a warm and friendly professionalism. I think that if you treat the staff well, they will return the favour.

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HotelLondon, Front Office Manager at The Royal Horseguards, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2011

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Royal Horseguards Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your bedroom and all the luxury amenities within the room. It will be my pleasure to pass on your comments to our Food and Beverage department, and especially to Hussein for taking great care of you during your dinner on the Terrace. The cocktail in question is called “The Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming” – A lively mixture of Scotch, Quince Liqueur, Fresh Lemon and Whisky barrel aged bitters… We certainly look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to the Royal Horseguards Hotel the next time you are in London.

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Address: 2 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in London
#60 Business Hotel in London
#105 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £190 - £433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Royal Horseguards 5*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This majestic five-star hotel presides over the River Thames. From glittering chandeliers to contemporary design, this central hotel near the London Eye reflects a proud heritage. Expect more, with free wi-fi throughout the hotel, fully refurbished Victorian splendour, award-winning dining, afternoon tea and sumptuous river view suites. ... more   less 
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