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Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London
Ranked #62 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
“Europe's best view”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We went there for a two night stay in August14 - and had a really great experience with Europe's best cityview from the room at 45th floor. The room was beautifully decorated, very comfortable furniture, a nice touch with the IPAD,WIFI and welcoming tea. Everything worked perfectly as expected, of a new hotel and in that pricerange. If you can - then try it and it will be a lifetime experience !

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShangriLaLondon, General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear PiaB73,

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that your recent two night stay with us was so enjoyable and we hope to welcome you back again to Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London soon.

Sincerely,

Darren,
Darren Gearing, General Manager
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Arrived to lovely welcome, reasonable experience at checking in and the room was amazing - 50th floor overlooking Tower Bridge etc. Drinks in Gong at the end of our evening was fine. Then it all went pear shaped. Breakfast was like being in Fawlty Towers. I asked to move table as the noise of clattering and voices from the kitchen was rediculous. When we moved table it was not laid up completely, our earl grey tea took a further 10 minutes to arrive and we had to ask if we could order something off the A La Carte. We had English Breakfast at £32.00 per head. We were not asked how we would like our eggs and when it arrived about 20 minutes later it was cold. If the restaurant was full it would have been understandable but at 9.00am a lot of the tables had finished and some were empty and filling up again. Waiters were wandering around aimlessly with racks of toast not knowing where to put them and not even a friendly bit of chit chat occured so why would we be inclined to say anything as there was no confidence anything would be done . For a 5 star Shangri-La Hotel this hotel has a long long way to go to warrant a five star and I would currently be embarrassed to include this in my 'stable'. The brand always indicates first class and this is far from it. Considering The Ritz, The Mandaring Oriental and The Dorchester are also five star hotels The Shard falls a long long way behind in service. You expect some teething problems with a new jhotel but poor customer service should not be a teething problem in a five star hotel.

If you want a great view this is a great hotel but if you also want good service this in not the place at the moment until a serious amount of training has taken place.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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ShangriLaLondon, General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Deborah B,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am saddened to hear that you received this level of service during your stay, I have shared your comments with our TING management team so that these issues can be addressed immediately. We truly believe in providing excellent service, I do hope to invite you back in the near future so we can show you the level of hospitality that you should have received during your stay.

Kind regards,

Darren,
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Stayed at the Shangri-la in June for our wedding anniversary. We had a great time, the hotel had literally been opened a week or so and the room we stayed in was completely brand new, nothing had been used before us, so it was pristine. The room was stunning and the veiws were fabulous.
We went to the restaurant Gong which again was lovely, the service was a little slow but they were just getting in to their stride, they had camera crew following them around the room which we are sure was a little off putting.
The bar was not yet open so cannot say what this was like, but going off everything else we think it would be amazing.
We will definately go back to try out the rest of the restaurants and bar. We look forward to doing so:)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShangriLaLondon, General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Frances W,

Thank you for your recent review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us for your wedding anniversary during our opening and I do hope to welcome you back again in the future to Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London.

Best regards,

Darren,
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stayed at the Shangri-La for our wedding anniversary. Upon arrival, we were very unexpectedly upgraded. We were delighted. The suite we had was amazing and had great views over South and West London. The hotel is well designed and the sky pool is a particular highlight.

Importantly for us, everyone was very friendly and welcoming to our two year old son. Recommended for that very special holiday in your home town!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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ShangriLaLondon, General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear AleSueFra,

Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay with us to celebrate your wedding anniversary.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London in the future.

Kindest regards,

Darren,
Darren Gearing, General Manager
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Stayed one night as a surprise birthday treat midweek. Staff absolutely fantastic. Erol (concierge) was very professional and welcoming - the face of the hotel. From start to finish our experience was brilliant. Our room on the 48th floor with city view, was superb. King size bed with state of the art en-suite including toilet with heated seat and built in wash facilities - if needed!!! Only let down was piece of exposed chipboard with screws sticking out in wardrobe - possibly a rushed job? When slot in cocktail bar on 52nd floor was reserved - no guarantees of window seat, but they did us proud - window seat for two overlooking Tower of London. Breakfast excellent and food very tasty. Wide choice of food selection. Did not visit infinity pool - so cannot comment. Would definitely recommend a stay.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShangriLaLondon, General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear littlemiscomplicated,

Thank you for your recent review. I am glad to hear that your stay with us was an enjoyable one but apologise that there was a maintenance issue with your room, if this was not reported upon check-out please could you let us know which room you were staying in and we will ensure this is fixed by emailing claire.hepworth@shangri-la.com or by calling +44(0) 207 234 8187.

We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Darren,
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel on the Romance in the Clouds Package.

The room was brilliant and the views were spectacular. The in room dining was superb, drinks at Gong brilliant and the staff were all exceptional.

Not cheap but a fantastic opportunity to spoil yourselves!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShangriLaLondon, General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear LiamHum,

I appreciate you reviewing your stay. I am delighted that you had a great stay with us recently on our Romance In The Clouds package and will pass on your kind feedback to the whole team.

We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Best regards,

Darren,

Darren Gearing, General Manager
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We've stayed at some great hotels and this is certainly one of the best yet. The rooms are beautiful, clean, spacious and the views across London are sublime. All of the staff were helpful, efficient and their attention to detail made our stay very special - you could tell they genuinely wanted us to have a great experience. I can't recommend the hotel enough. A visit to the bar is well worth it for the views and the lovely drinks - the London night view was stunning. We would have eaten dinner at the hotel but we had an early theatre show to see so we visited the Borough Market for quick dinner, eating at Roast restaurant (very good) and had breakfast there to. Enjoyed meandering through the specialist food market at Borough Market in the morning. My husband booked the stay as a surprise for our anniversary, we were treated like VIPs by the hotel and I know we will definitely return again. Thank you Shangri-La!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShangriLaLondon, General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear KatNe,

Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you felt your stay with us at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London was your ‘best yet’ and I will share your kind comments with the team.

We already look forward to your return.

Kind regards,

Darren,
Darren Gearing, General Manager
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Property: Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London
Address: 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Southwark , London Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #62 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London 5*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
London's first elevated luxury hotel - starting at 125 metres high - Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London occupies levels 34 to 52 of The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building. Situated in London's most historic areas, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is in close proximity to the financial hubs of the City and Canary Wharf as well as key tourist attractions such as Tate Modern, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and Borough Food Market. The hotel offers 202 guest rooms and suites throughout levels 36 and 50, all with unparalleled views across London. Three signature Shangri-La wining and dining venues and three river-facing event spaces on level 34. Level 52 is home to London's highest bar alongside the hotel's infinity Skypool and 24-hour gym. ... more   less 
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