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Lancaster Gate Hotel
Ranked #440 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

This hotel is situated next to Kensington Gardens, just off the Bayswater Road. There are at least 2 underground stations on the central line within a few minutes walk. I believe there is a third but we never used it. There is also a very frequent bus service which terminates at Piccadilly Circus. We got a good price on Booking.com and could not fault the hotel. Our room wasn't huge but there was only 2 of us and we were hardly in it. It was clean, warm and quiet & the power shower was something else. The staff were OK but we didn't really spend any time there so can't really comment otherwise. The bar was nice for a nightcap before bed and reasonably priced for London. We didn't breakfast there so can't comment on the standard of the food. I would definitely stay here again due to the location and price. I imagine that in the Summer you wouldn't get out of the two parks!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paulamcm, Guest Relations Manager at Lancaster Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Lancaster Gate Hotel after your recent stay with us.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall and in particular that you benefited from the enviable location of the hotel.

It is always very encouraging to receive a positive review like yours and we look forward to welcome you back to the Lancaster Gate Hotel.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We were on a short weekend theatre break, hotel is convenient for kensington gardens and only a few minutes from underground so suited our needs. Room (609) was small , no view, no mini bar , however there is a small fridge and safe in the room plus a welcome kettle to make a hot drink.
Breakfast was chaotic and had to queue for an available table . Breakfast was good however.
Staff polite and efficient . Able to leave bags in a secure area after vacating our room - £1.00 per bag . Good facility.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paulamcm, Guest Relations Manager at Lancaster Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Lancaster Gate Hotel after your recent stay with us.

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall and that you benefited from the location of the hotel.

Once again, thank you for your time and we hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Lancaster Gate Hotel on any future visits to London.
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Stayed at Lancaster Gate again for short London break again not dissapointed.
Ideal location walking into central London. Staff friendly from manager to decorators refubing the corridors.Good enlish breakfast.
Would reccomend

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paulamcm, Guest Relations Manager at Lancaster Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Lancaster Gate Hotel after your recent stay with us.

We were thrilled to hear that you decided to return to the Hotel and found both the facilities and the staff to be of an excellent standard. Customer care is an area we are constantly striving to improve and it is always encouraging to receive such a positive review.

We hope we can welcome you back to the Lancaster Gate Hotel on any future trips to London.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Located near Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park (closer to Marble Arch), Lancaster Gate is in an older building with some character. Close to three subway stations (Lancaster Gate, Bayswater and Queensway) and a short walk from Marble Arch, one of the starting points for many of the City Tours, the hotel offers a quiet, pleasant, medium-priced alternative to the big 500+-room warehouse-type tourist hotels. Rooms are average size by European standards (a little bit on the small size for any family larger than 1-2 people), clean, and well appointed.
Pros: character, location, breakfast, WiFi
Cons: charge for WiFi, a small and always busy lobby.
Conclusion: recommended for couples visiting the city.

Room Tip: The hotel is situated on a quiet street and A/C is not noisy at all.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Paulamcm, Guest Relations Manager at Lancaster Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Lancaster Gate Hotel after your recent stay.

We are pleased to hear that you benefit from the enviable location of the Hotel, and found it perfect for travelling around London.

All feedback is invaluable to us, so once again we thank you for your time. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Lancaster Gate Hotel on any future trips to London.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

This hotel is very well located near main attractions and well kept ....the room is very basic but clean and with good wi fi connection , the breakfast was just ok . I suggest this hotel for everyones.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Paulamcm, Guest Relations Manager at Lancaster Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Lancaster Gate Hotel after your recent stay.

We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay and, in particular, that you benefited from the enviable location of the Hotel.

The Lancaster Gate Hotel sincerely hopes to be able to welcome you back on any future trips to London.
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014

This is not a hotel for business travelers. I was just over 20 minutes past the cancellation period due to a meeting and change of plans and they wouldn't cancel the reservation. It is at 12:00p the day of, which is unusual as well, and I called at 12:22p and they would not cut me a break. In addition, I found out the room rate off the street was 70 pounds less than the rate I had been given over the internet. The manager could not care if I ever booked another room - which I won't. The irony of it all was that they were just about fully booked that night as well i was told. If that is how they treat prospective guests, my sympathies for those who have an issue who are already there.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Paulamcm, Guest Relations Manager at Lancaster Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Lancaster Gate Hotel.

We were disappointed to hear about the lack of customer service you received in regards to your cancellation. We are constantly striving to improve our customer care and all feedback is greatly appreciated.

We understand that you spoke to the Reservations Manager and, as a gesture of good will, you were offered alternative options.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any shortcomings that you may have regarding your cancellation and we sincerely hope that you will consider the Lancaster Gate Hotel for any future visits to London.
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014

This hotel is very conveniently located within walking distance of Paddington Station. The prices are reasonable for the centre of London.
Reception was pleasant and the room was unremarkable but very clean and freshly decorated. The sound-proofing between rooms isn't the best but fine for normal neighbours, not so fine one night when the visitors next door talked, moved around and took phone calls until 3am. There is no serious road traffic outside.
We went out for breakfast most mornings but took it in the hotel on our last morning,. It is quite a good breakfast if a bit busy for comfort. We also ate dinner in their dining room, really the bar menu, on our first night. We only wanted something light and did well with a couple of big salads. Most people seemed to be ordering what looked like huge hamburgers. It was handy and well done but nothing exciting.

Room Tip: we were at the front which was bright and pleasant
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paulamcm, Guest Relations Manager at Lancaster Gate Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Lancaster Gate Hotel after your recent stay.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall. We are constantly striving to improve our customer care and all feedback is greatly appreciated.

Once again, we thank you for your time as your feedback is invaluable to us and we hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Lancaster Gate Hotel.
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Property: Lancaster Gate Hotel
Address: 66 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#339 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Lancaster Gate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lancaster Gate Hotel is located across from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and is a short stroll away from Portobello Market, The Albert Memorial, Albert Hall, Marble Arch and Oxford Street. The hotel has 196 rooms with modern amenities and special facilities for business travellers and families. Our Serpentine Restaurant & Bar offers international dining options as well as our popular breakfast buffet. We also provide 2 meeting rooms for small-scale business meetings, conferencing and events. ... more   less 
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Park Inn London
Park Inn Hyde Park

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