West End location, about 5 minute walk from South Kensington tube station, which connects with three different lines. Cute restaurants nearby abound. About a 15-minute walk to Hyde Park. The V&A Museum across the street.
The hotel itself looks like an old world charmer that has been given a modest facelift. In other words, everything functions the way it should, but it still has the bones of an older hotel. Gorgeous lounge with plenty of space. Rooms are fairly big by European standards, good A/C. Internet service was very good. The breakfast in the lounge had an especially wide selection and was of good quality (it did not seem to vary day-by-day, but that didn't bother me).
Really only one complaint, and it's a minor one. I stayed for a week, and I found the front desk habitually understaffed. Obviously there are going to be times when there are queues for things (like just before noon checkout), but I found that it often did not matter what time I went to the front desk with a question, there were 2-3 people ahead of me. Perhaps I just had bad luck in that regard, but after awhile one starts to think that this is just chronic. To be fair, the front desk people were very good, very professional, very thorough - it's just that I wished there were more of them so that I could get on with things instead of waiting in line. If that is my biggest gripe, I'll take it. There are lots of other hotels with similar locations that are orders of magnitude more expensive.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Rembrandt Hotel London
- Rembrandt Hotel London