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The Sanctuary House Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   33 Tothill Street | Westminster, London SW1H 9LA, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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Ranked #158 of 1,071 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel accommodation is clean, modern and spacious enough with good facilities and the hotel staff were faultless, so helpful and polite. The floors are incredibly creaky which is fine when everyone is asleep, but it gets pretty noisy early on, before 7am so little chance of a lie in. The food in the bar in the evening was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked on line, recommended at busy times and had the steak pie and pork with Apple pie, seasonal veg and mash. Excellent service from the staff and food. The prices were reasonable too. The London pride beer is ell kept and very good . A great place to eat,drink and relax

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful find in the middle of busy London a haven of peace truly a Sanctuary, rooms are great and offer everything you could possibly want, staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble for them. The breakfast is a joy and more choice than you would possibly want, when we are in London again will definitely be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly check in, I asked if I could be on a higher floor as I was a female staying alone and it was no problem. Room ready on arrival, even though this was earlier than check in time, and a lovely receptionist. Second stay there and will def go back. Brilliant location for Houses of Parliament and Westminster abbey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location for exploring Westminster. Staff were super helpful and went out of their way to assist. Rooms were clean and modern and pub downstairs was a bonus. We paid for breakfast which was nice but Pret is just down the road and is a cheaper option. Great stay, we will be back!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smack bang in the middle of Westminster, handy for the tube and lots of localised attractions, price was reasonable for the area too. Housekeeping lacked attention to detail and the rooms a little small for the price. They were apologetic when the issues with housekeeping was pointed out, but the problems were not rectified during the stay, so an obvious... More

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

Dear hotel guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your stay in our hotel. I am happy that in general you had a pleasant time and enjoyed all the benefits that our hotel has to offer. It is surprising to hear that our housekeeping team’s attention to detail was not to their usual standards and... More

Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights. Yes, the location is good for visiting sights around Westminster (hence it gets one star, for location only); but I wouldn't stay here again. Here's why: 1. Horrendously overpriced for poor quality: On the first morning, I ordered a vegetarian breakfast. It was the worst cooked breakfast I have ever tasted, worse than the... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read the other reviews concerning the Location and Food so I will say nothing more about those, only agree with all the positive remarks. This hotel has only 32 rooms and wonderful charm. None of the click, click of stone or steel stairs here. The wooden floors and stairs creak and groan, just like an old house should. Nothing... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I thought it might be a challenge to find a reasonable lunch in such a rarified neighbourhood on a Saturday. Not so. Great menu with pies and healthy sandwich. Plus I got my pint of ale and lemonade for the kids. Service was a bit slow, perhaps because customer traffic (and staff levels?) much lighter than on a weekday. But... More

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28 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This hotel is located just 3 minutes walk from Westminster Abby and the House of Parlament (Big Ben) so it is ideal for visiting the main attractions. The room was spacious, the bed comfortable and the shower/bath was big with lovely fluffy towels. We were in room 302 right besides the lift and I thought it will be noisy but... More

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Also Known As:
Sanctuary Hotel London
The Sanctuary Hotel
Sanctuary House Hotel
Sanctuary House
The Sanctuary House Hotel London, England
Address: 33 Tothill Street | Westminster, London SW1H 9LA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#176 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Sanctuary House Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of Westminster lies the Sanctuary House - a warm and inviting hotel that offers fine food, great hospitality and top class accommodation. Our 34 beautifully appointed bedrooms feature all the comforts of home.All our stylish bedrooms are extremely well appointed, with ensuite bathrooms, flatscreen TVs and little luxuries to help you enjoy a special stay in Westminster.As a Fuller’s Ale & Pie House, we are famous for our fantastic homemade pies - an authentic taste of London. There's chef's specials too, and an ever-changing bar menu.One of the best hotels near Big Ben, the Sanctuary House is just a couple of minutes walk away. The most famous sight in Britain, virtually on our doorstep. ... more   less 
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