I found a fantastic rate for this hotel, well below what it should be (weekend away to see Cirque Du Soliel at the RAH with my neice). We were greeted by lovely doormen and helpful reception staff who told us that we had been upgraded to an executive twin room. Our room wasnt ready (arrived at 2.30) so we went for a walk leaving our luggage (which was put in a room behind a desk that was staffed). The Embankment which is near, is full of shops and eateries (including Costa and Starbucks and others such as a Japenese fast food shop). Went back to the hotel and was given card keys for the room, 830 on the eighth floor. Walked past the lifts a couple of times as they are not well sign posted. Everything is lovely and clean and very up to date. As we walked to our rooms we saw that the "do not disturb" and "make up the room" signs are on the outside of the room displayed electronically on the wall (which is neat because anyone can change a paper sign over!!)
Our twin room view was awesome, looking directly out over the Thames to the London Eye. The room itself was decorated in burgandy and taupe with lots of nice little touches, an umbrella in the room, a coffee perculator, slippers, dressing gown and loads of toiletres in the bathroom which had underfloor heating and although we didnt use it, a plasma tv in the bathroom. Took a while to sus out the lighting but it was OK in the end.
Beds were nice and comfy and room temperature can be to your liking by the electronically controlled room temperature controls. ipod docking stations also in the room
We were offered breakfast at a reduced rate of £19 but there are so many cafes within short walking distance that this was not an option for us.
The only thing I could ask as an improvement would be some herbal teas to go along with the other tea and coffee choices in the room - apart from that I would definately stay here again (if I could get the same great rate!!)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Royal Horseguards Hotel London
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