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“Great Location, very clean and excellent service”
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The Rembrandt
Ranked #225 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 September 2008

Stayed at the Rembrandt for five nights last week. Overall, the stay was excellent.

We were on the sixth floor, generous sized room and fantastic bath.

Room very clean and the housekeeping service fantastic.

Our rate included a continental breakfast which was fine, I'm not a big breakfast eater but I did notice that some packages included a full english breakfast if that's of interest to anyone.

Very close to the tube, buses and taxis were parked directly in front of the hotel.

Will definitely stay there again in the future.

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5  Thank manhattan1
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Reviewed 20 August 2008

it had been a few years since I stayed at the Rembrandt Hotel. The location is convenient, but you pay the price for the location. The room came with breakfast. I use to look forward to their food, but the breakfast has gone very downhill. Watery scrambled eggs, canned fruit, fatty bacon and little else worth eating except for the cereal. For such an expensive hotel, they sure have let their food go to the dogs.

  • Stayed: July 2008
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1  Thank charles R
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Reviewed 3 August 2008

Good - Location of hotel is brilliant, close to south kensington station and Harrods. Bad - Rooms are old and in need of refurbishment but then again we got what we paid for, prices are cheap for london and we were out all day sightseeing so it suited us. Breakfast is nice. Overall, don't expect much from the hotel but then again locaton makes up for it

  • Stayed: July 2008
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1  Thank Emmapi
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Reviewed 30 July 2008

The Rembrandt is reasonably-priced, quiet and centrally located. The breakfast which is included in the room price is good with a large choice. I didn't try the restaurant for other meals. The hotel is furnished in a very conservative style, not very contemporary or very luxurious, but very comfortable. My bedroom was air-conditioned with double-glazed windows so that I didn't hear the heavy traffic on the street outside. My only criticism is that when i checked in, they took a £50 deposit charge on my credit card to cover any possible expenses. This deposit was cancelled when I left, but even so I found it very unpleasant to be treated as a potential thief. Except for this, i recommend this hotel very highly to people who want an agreeable stay in London.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled solo
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3  Thank Ttcat
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Reviewed 28 July 2008

This hotel should not be listed as a 4 Star ! I was booked into a Superior room which is rated as a "posher room".
The bed linen was dirty and smelt of body odour, even the curtains smelt stale ! The carpets where thread bare, the bathrooms old, rusty the overall room was like a 1 star travel lodge ! I would have been happy to pay £45 per night to stay at this hotel but paying £191-00 to stay in a tarted up DUMP is a joke ! The wallpaper, doors and just the general look of the hotel is tired and unkept ! The leasure club attached to the hotel was in a very poor state, the jacuzzi didnt work, the pool was slimey, there as plasters floating in the pool and to top it all off there was chewing gum on the steps.
DONT STAY THERE IF YOUR AFTER A DECENT NIGHTS SLEEP IN A LUXURY ROOM - IT WONT HAPPEN

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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4  Thank Leyla73
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Reviewed 17 July 2008

My husband and I stayed 1 night at this hotel on business. On first impressions the reception and lobby area was small and not as plush as some other hotels. We were allocated a room on the 5th floor. The corridor carpet was shabby in places and the wall scuffed. The room and bathroom were tiny.. The small queen size bed was in an alcove so to get out of bed you virtually had to climb over the bed. The room was noisy. The decor and furniture were ok and the breakfast was fine. The location was very good and we had no issues with staff. Overall I think the hotel was ok, but it was the smallest bedroom I have encounted in London and the hotel did not feel like a luxury hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled on business
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1  Thank joannetricklebucket
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Reviewed 17 July 2008

Spent 5 nights in early July. I found the staff to be very helpful and pleasant (if somewhat difficult to understand with heavy accents for most personnel). Our group was made up of 1 couple and a grandmother/grandaughter - so we had the opportunity to see both a twin bedded room and a gueen size room. The twin room was beautiful, on the second floor facing the V&A museum. It had the most delightful little balcony. It had been updated fairly recently, I would say, with a very nice bathroom. The queen room was towards the back of the hotel, nowhere near as nice and cost more - substantially more! However, the room towards the rear was very quiet while the room facing the museum had a lot of street noise.

Breakfast buffet was quite good with a nice selection and the best scrambled eggs we encountered on a 14 day trip that included Paris and parts of Scotland. Our breakfasts were included in our room rates, but we did eat there for dinner one night as well. They offer a 25% discount for early dinners, so we gave them a try. Dinner is also a buffet and while acceptable, was not anything great. Rather limited choices. Beware if you are paying by credit card and are from the States....they will attempt to do the conversion for you, running the charge in dollars and not pounds, and won't bother to ask you first. I had repeatedly read that if asked, you should always have the charges run in pounds as it will be a higher conversion fee, if run in dollars, than your own credit card company would charge you.

There are 2 computers in the lobby for internet. At check in, I was told that you could purchase a password to allow you to access the internet. However, if you just sat down to use the computers, you could get right online without any password. Not sure what was going on, but was able to check weather and email with no problem and at no cost! As other posters have pointed out, the location is superb. I would certainly consider staying here on future trips to London

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Address: 11 Thurloe Place | Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#51 Spa Hotel in London
#127 Family Hotel in London
#156 Business Hotel in London
#169 Luxury Hotel in London
#202 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: £152 - £258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rembrandt 4*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rembrandt Hotel is located in Knightsbridge, tastefully combines elegant Edwardian architecture with contemporary design and is ideally located with exclusive access to designer shops and many of London's famous museums. Guests can relax with a drink or light meal in the 1606 Lounge Bar or enjoy a delicious Carvery in Palette Restaurant. Guests of The Rembrandt also have access to the adjacent Aquilla Health and Fitness Centre at a reduced rate. ... more   less 
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