I have just returned from a two night stay at this hotel with my husband. The title of my review sums up my stay really - the hotel was decent enough, but having never stayed in a five star hotel before, I was left feeling as if it didn't live up to expectation. From my other reviews, I have stayed in plenty of four star hotels. However this hotel was not any better or worse than them. I got a very good deal on this hotel through a third party website so have no complaints in regards to the cost. But had I paid the apparent standard rate of almost £300 per night I wouldn't be very happy. Initial thoughts on entering the hotel were good. Large foyer, attentive staff and an efficient check in process. The lifts up to our room were also a good size and very quick. Our room, had a sign on the outside stating designated smoking room - I was under the impression it isn't legal to smoke indoors? The room also smelt quite musty. The room itself was a decent size and had a large LCD TV. Tea and coffee facilities were available. However the information book also stated complimentary bottled water was available. Upon looking in the incredibly overpriced minibar I could see several bottles of divan water. But as they were listed on the bar menu at £3.75 each I didn't dare take one on the chance I would be automatically billed.
For most of our stay the hotel was hosting a convention. It seemed that the attendees needs were put above those if the hotel guests as on several occasions I had force my way through a packed foyer and the noise was so loud my ears were ringing for several minutes afterwards.
On the whole I enjoyed my stay - the hotel is in a good location with amenities in the local area. We only used the hotel as a base but had I been the type to stay within the hotel for longer periods I think my review would be a lot different.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grange City Hotel is a spectacular luxury 5 star hotel. Superbly located with unique panoramic views over the City and just a gemstone's throw away from the Tower of London, the Grange City represents a first for a hotel of this standard in the City. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grange City London
- Hotel Grange City
- Grange City Hotel London