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The Sanctuary House Hotel

#201 of 1,050 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
3.5 of 5
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33 Tothill Street | Westminster, London SW1H 9LA, England
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Ranked #201 of 1,050 Hotels in London
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WE stayed at this hotel lat year and have booked again for this coming trip - the location is too good to miss, you can walk everywhere, St James park, Theatres, Buck House, good restaurants (right next door at the Wild Boar) and the hotel starf are so very helpful. They will mind your luggage while you travel further afield.... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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118 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at The Sanctuary House for a long weekend. We booked two rooms as we were a party of four. The hotel is strategically located at a short walk from Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, with St. James' Park underground station almost next to the hotel. The hotel has a bar & restaurant on the ground floor. Reception is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location. Walking distance to the Palace, Abbey and the Thames. tube station a stone's throw away.Exactly what we wanted. Pub atmosphere but not noisy. Breakfast was substantial.Room was clean and big enough.friendly staff. Often saw who I assume was the Manager -keeping busy and very hands on. Loved the bed.

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SanctuaryHouseHotel, General Manager at The Sanctuary House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Terri T., Thank you so much for leaving your lovely review. I am extremely pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay, from the fantastic location, hard working staff and of course the general ambience and comfort that we aim to bring. I hope that we are your hotel of choice should you visit London again. Kind regards,... More 

Boston, ky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was located where you could get around easily, clean, comfortable with courteous and helpful staff. Breakfast was adequate but don't expect the typical American fare. It was convenient that a decent pub is located right there.

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SanctuaryHouseHotel, General Manager at The Sanctuary House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hotel guest, Thank you for you kind review. Here at The Sanctuary House Hotel, we always pride ourselves on serving up traditional and hearty pub food, and breakfast should be no exception to this rule. Therefore, I am extremely disappointed to hear that this was only adequate to you in comparison to what you are used to. Despite this,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my teenage nephew and niece and we were given rooms near each other. It was a very comfortable and cosy place to stay, with excellent food in the pub on the ground floor. The staff were very accommodating, storing our luggage for us as we arrived early before our rooms were ready and wanted to get... More 

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SanctuaryHouseHotel, General Manager at The Sanctuary House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your lovely review. I am thrilled that you found your stay with us so pleasant. Our staff always try to be as helpful and accommodating as possible and I will certainly be passing on your kind words so they know their dedication is being picked up on. I... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a midweek stay off season for the princely sum of £220. The room was small. Not too small but was expecting something bigger. It was noisy when people walk past in corridor. There was also no fridge in the room. Staff were friendly both in the pub downstairs and the hotel. It's in a good location so your not... More 

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SanctuaryHouseHotel, General Manager at The Sanctuary House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robert W., Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am glad to hear that the décor and certain amenities were to your liking. A lot of thought and effort has gone into each and every room to ensure that all guests feel completely at home whilst staying with us. On the other hand, I am... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location can not be beat! The rooms are small but pleasant and comfortable. The "corner rooms" are especially nice because of all the windows. Very handy to have the pub attached to the hotel. The staff was helpful. Now that I have found this hotel, it will be my preferred hotel whenever I am in London!

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SanctuaryHouseHotel, General Manager at The Sanctuary House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susan K., Thank you so much for your kind review. The location of our hotel, indeed, can not be beaten and we are always on hand to point you in the right direction of the site seeing hot spots, which I am pleased that you noticed we are perfect for. I am thrilled to learn that you will be... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel in April 2013. It is ideally located, a stones throw from Westminster Abbey / Houses of Parliment. First impressions were good. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. My room was beautifully decorated. If you require fresh milk for the tea/coffee facilities you dial reception and they bring it to you in a quaint little... More 

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SanctuaryHouseHotel, General Manager at The Sanctuary House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen, Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review. Being a smaller hotel in such a sought after location, we do our best to ensure that we pay as much attention to detail as we possibly can to guarantee that all guests have a comfortable stay with us, so I am glad that he room was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The previous sharing menu was good value and good. However their new menu leaves much to be desired. For £5 you can treat yourself to 4 (shop brought) bread sticks or 'salt and pepper' squid with neither salt nor pepper and hardly any squid. The nachos lacked cheese, the chips were cold and the chicken over-cooked. I would definetly recommend... More 

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SanctuaryHouseHotel, General Manager at The Sanctuary House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your dining experience with us. Here at The Sanctuary House Hotel, we are always grateful for any kind of feedback, good or bad, in order to help us improve our product and service accordingly. As with any food establishment, we are always looking to improve and update... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed in many hotels in London, and the rooms can be a bit hit and miss. Some are opulent and roomy, others are shabby broom cupboards. I must admit when I first looked at the pictures on-line, I was a bit sceptical due to the location and price of this hotel, I had low expectations. How pleasant it... More 

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SanctuaryHouseHotel, General Manager at The Sanctuary House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris C.,, Thank you so much for your amazing review of your time spent with us. Our staff always aim to be as accommodating as possible, and we try to deliver those special little touches to ensure that all guests feel well at home in our hotel, so I am glad that this act from our reception team was... More 

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