We stayed at the Lancaster London this weekend as part of a party of people gathering for a 50th birthday celebration. We did not choose this hotel, it was booked by my mother in law as it was close to the club where her birthday was being held.
I was really pleased with the location of the hotel, it is in Kensington/Chelsea, not far from Kensington high street where there are loads of good shops. It is also only a short distance to harrods (10 mins by taxi) and Oxford Street. The hotel is literally on the doorstep of hyde park, and some rooms have a view across it. Its a lovely quiet area, but still close to all the major attractions.
The hotel is not the most attractive building from the outside, but don't let that put you off, the entrance and lobby area are very nice and what you would expect from a good quality four star hotel. The hotel has on sight car parking which we used, there are around 40 spaces.
Our room was on the 13th floor (room 1309) of the hotel giving us great views across the city, although my brother in law had a better view (Big Ben, London Eye) who was also on the 13th floor (room 1312), but on the opposite side.
Our room was a reasonable size for London (i always find hotel rooms smaller in london in general), with two large windows allowing lots of light. The room was clean and nicely decorated with a comfortable bed. We had a very good nights sleep, we could not hear any noise from outside or from other hotel guests. The bathroom was again a good size and clean, we had a good powerful shower with plenty of hot water.
We had breakfast included with our stay, which was a buffet breakfast. We were seated next to some large windows which are all around the breakfast room, with a view over to Hyde park. The breakfast itself was very good, with something for everyone, there was a choice of a cooked breakfast (sausages, egg, tomatoes etc), Fruit, Cereals (with soya milk option), toast, pastries, and hams, cheese and olives etc. Also tea and coffee and a selection of fruit juices to drink.
Overall i would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting London, it is great value in a great location. A very good four star hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether looking down from one of the 416 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, or admiring the outlook from either award-winning restaurant, the 4-star deluxe Lancaster London hotel boasts some of the most panoramic views in the city, overlooking the lush green expanse of Hyde Park and many of the capital's famous landmarks. Walking-distance from Oxford Street, adjacent to Lancaster Gate Central Line tube station (providing a fast direct link to the CBD) and just a stone's throw from the Heathrow Express at Paddington, the hotel's location is perfect for all business and leisure visits to London. Renowned for its world-class function space, the Lancaster London's flexible meetings and events facilities can accommodate up to 3,000 guests. The vast Nine Kings and Westbourne Suites have their own dedicated entrances, sound-proofed dividing walls, state-of-the-art AV equipment and retractable Italian chandeliers. The Forest Suite is a collection of 13 contemporary spaces that can cater for smaller meetings and events of up to 200 delegates. Stylishly yet comfortably furnished using natural woods and fabrics, they are individually-designed to be inviting, calm and businesslike. Dining options at the hotel range from 24-hour room service, to traditional Afternoon Tea, to gourmet experiences in one of the highly-regarded restaurants. Inspired by the original Nipa Restaurant in The Landmark Bangkok Hotel, the 55-seat Nipa Thai Restaurant features a teak panelled interior and stunning traditional furnishings and ornaments, crafted in Thailand. Whether you judge it on its mouthwatering cuisine, subtle oriental décor or welcoming ambience, it is one of the most authentic Thai eating experiences in Europe. In contrast, Island Grill is a stylish modern venue featuring a delicious menu of wide-ranging European dishes alongside a varied selection of cocktails and wines to suit every taste and appetite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lancaster London Hotel London
- Royal Lancaster London