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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

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2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the RFSK for 2 nights and had a very restful stay. There was none of the usual hotel noise at night - no TV in the room wasn't a problem either. It is a retreat and was nice to return to after a day in Central London. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, the rooms very... More 

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ChristianKaberg, Director of Operations at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Helen E, Thank you for your complementing feedback, which is well-received by the entire team. Your comments really highlights the areas we strive to do very well and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Extraordinary Urban Oasis. Please visit our website and join our rewards program, ensuring a better deal when booking direct with us. Kind... More 

Manchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of a last minute booking in March 2014 as one of us had work in central London and the other in Essex. Location for both public transport and driving was excellent. Also of note are the Boris bikes which are just 2 minutes away and on the cycle highway which takes you all the way... More 

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ChristianKaberg, Director of Operations at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Darla1753, Thank you for your complimentary review, highlighting the tranquility. I hope that we will able to allocate you one of our popular Garden Rooms for your next stay. I also recommend that you join our Rewards Program, offering you a little extra as a thank you for booking direct with us. Kind regards Christian Kaberg More 

Cumbria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third stay at St Katherine's, and we have chosen a garden room on each occasion for the peaceful outlook and quiet nights. As before, we had a great arrival and the room was clean and tidy. The breakfast was excellent with a good choice of good quality. Although no evening meals are available, snacks can be ordered... More 

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ChristianKaberg, Director of Operations at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear RiversdaleGrasmere, Thank you for coming back to our Oasis, and I am pleased to read that you enjoy our garden rooms. I have noted your comments about both the bathroom, bedding and lights creeping underneath the floor. I welcome this constructive feedback and am pleased to inform you that not only are our rooms and bathrooms undergoing refurbishing, we... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Found this hotel by accident and so glad i did. In the middle of Lime house literally 2 minutes walk to the DLR, you could never find a more tranquil spot, an absolute hidden gem. Arrived to be greeted with a welcoming smile, easy booking in system and a font of all knowledge of what was going on around the... More 

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ChristianKaberg, Director of Operations at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear W4yneW, Thank you for your kind feedback, which has been duly shared and is appreciated by the entire Team. We do try to offer something rather unique and tranquil and by not having televisions in the rooms, we surely delivery that quietness in our normal hectic life. We encourage you to join our loyalty program on our website and... More 

Birmingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Spent a session facilitating a session here and my wife stayed for a conference. Lovely spaces and a tranquil and private garden. Staff very friendly. Very very close to Limhouse station so well connected. Will report on food and room later!

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ChristianKaberg, Director of Operations at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear BrianJHomer Thank you for your kind reply, which has been duly shared with the entire team. We do look forward to your next stay with us and if there is anything we can support you with whilst enjoying a tranquil stay with us, please let us know. I encourage you to book with us directly and whilst on our... More 

London, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I stayed midweek in a garden room. Very welcoming staff. My room was clean and comfortable. They provide good hairdryers in the room. You can get an iron/ironing board from reception (it says so in the blurb but I didn't do this). The continental breakfast was good. I ordered a Mezze platter for dinner and it was absolutely delish! (no... More 

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ChristianKaberg, Director of Operations at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Singlewhitefemale44, Thank you for your kind feedback which was well received by the entire Team. Our location does bring London closer to our doorstep, whilst we maintain our tranquility. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and suggest you join the RFSK Rewards program when booking direct with us. The team is always at hand... More 

Amsterdam
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I stayed at the Foundation while I visiting a conference in London, in the City. It was great to be so close to the DLR and in the City within 10 minutes. I was glad to walk to St Katherine in daylight. There is nothing scary during the walk, but if you don't know the route, it can be a... More 

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ChristianKaberg, Director of Operations at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Calijn, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and we are pleased that you found this unique alternative to hotels perfect to your needs. We look forward to welcoming you back and encourage you to join the RFSK Awards program when you book direct with us. Our Team will be at hand if you need any help. Best regards Christian... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our second visit to this lovely place. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely clean and comfortable rooms. Breakfast overlooking the garden is a delight. Secure parking outside the congestion zone and just a couple of minutes walk from the DLR station. Why would we go anywhere else ?

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ChristianKaberg, Director of Operations at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear John B, Thank you for your kind feedback, which has been duly shared with the Team. I do hope that you took advantage of our Rewards Program as you are now a regular guest with us. Best regards Christian Kaberg and Team More 

Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A great place to stay to explore London as the DLR station is just around the corner. A very tranquil place to stay, very clean rooms, comfortable beds with very friendly and helpful staff. The continental buffet breakfast is good. The hotel has its own gated car park with CCTV. I would never stay anywhere else when in London.

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ChristianKaberg, Director of Operations at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Ricky W, We are humble in our gratitude for your kind feedback. Equally delighted that you found the team here supportive, as they are our greatest attribute to returning guests. We encourage you to keep an eye on our website for fantastic new and suggest that you consider joining our rewards program, giving you even better value for money.... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The other reviews fairly reflect this place. I was booked here for work, while it was quiet, I personally didn't enjoy it. The room layout meant it was impossible to sit at the desk and work, the plugs were mainly behind the furniture, and the pillow very uncomfortable. It was never dark as the hall light came in all night.... More 

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ChristianKaberg, Director of Operations at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear CS-Newport Thank you for your recent review, even though I was surprised to read some of your comments. I have discussed your comments with the team, and sadly the is no reflection of a guest communicating these issues to either the dining room or the reception. We do take all our feedback very serious and this is how we... More 

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