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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

3.0 of 5 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cookham Dean, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just stayed here, for probably the fourteenth time, it is wonderful - such a welcome, beautifully calm, so clean and efficient. Our European boat club have used this retreat as our London meeting place for many years. It continues to impress with higher standards every time we visit. Lovely meeting rooms, comfortable bedrooms, and a delightful dining room... More 

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

Dear AndySoper We thank you for your fantastic feedback and are delighted that you found our Extraordinary Urban Oasis a wonderful place for relaxation is this bustling city. Being just minutes from the financial districts, River Thames, Tower of London and vibrant West End, many wonder why they haven't stayed here before. We do look forward to your next stay... More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed in a number of 4 star hotels in and around London due to my job as a solicitor. Many if not all do not give a real opportunity for a relaxing time because they are very busy and cannot break from the hustle and bustle of this great city. St Katharine 's is an exception. I was... More 

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

Dear vijayafernando Thank you for your wonderful feedback and I have especially made a not of your supportive comments about the Team and how they made a difference to your stay. The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is truly a magnificent place to relax and we like to say that it is a unique alternative to hotels. This is reflected... More 

Thaxted, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My wife and I stayed overnight after Christmas party in the City. Yards from Limehouse station and has car park. Comfortable rooms, excellent value, friendly staff, great breakfast. Room overlooks green area. Quite faultless. Recommend for any London stay - particularly for the City.

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

Dear Ian1096726 Thank you for your kind feedback and we are delighted to read your supportive comments about the friendliness of the team. Our location is certainly perfect for Canary Wharf, River Thames, Tower of London and City/West End. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal Foundation of St Katharine and hope it will be sooner than... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My wife and I stayed at St Katharine's (RFSK)for one night in December 2014. It had been recommended to us by a friend as a good base for staying in London. Our booking was made by phone this was nice and easy and the hotel itself is easy to find and just a few yards from Limehouse station. There is... More 

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

Dear Nigel & Pauline, We will have to show humbleness and restrain in our reply to such overwhelming positive feedback. Having managed luxury hotels in both UK and abroad, focus should always remain on getting the basics right, and I am very proud of the team here, ensuring our unique alternative to mainstream hotels delivers just that, a delightful nights... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I stayed here on a retreat. Upon arrival I was treated by a friendly member of staff who showed me around, and the spaces available for use. The lounge and conservatory where the two spaces I made most use of. It is a very pleasant space with just the noise of other people moving around so it is very easy... More 

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

Bear Matt_ayers80! Thank you for your delightful review. Your kind words of support and appreciation has been duly shared with the entire team here and helps us in supporting our great people. Having a really friendly and supportive team is only part of what we aim to provide here, the tranquil garden, several lounges and library, Chapel and close vicinity... More 

Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I booked in a hurry as I attended an awards evening, deep joy when I arrived, clean room, nice shower, fresh fruit salad and generous fresh bread and croissant for breakfast. No television, which is an experience contemplating your own thoughts and the garden views! Peace! I will be back again for sure.

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

Dear Malctag, We are delighted to receive your review and like many other guests, you too enjoyed the tranquility of our Extraordinary Urban Oasis. London really delivers plentiful excitement for all travelers and we are blessed with both location and great team members looking after our guests. The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is going through some fantastic improvements to... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A technical problem with an online hotel reservation company (and all accommodation was fully booked when we arrived) meant that we weren't able to be allocated a garden room, despite having booked one. However, this was all resolved by The Royal Foundation of St Katharine very swiftly and generously on our return home. Excellent customer service! Our stay at The... More 

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

Dear Adaptcom, We wholeheartedly thank you for your glowing reports. We strive to ensure that every individual in our team feel that they are a part of the bigger organsiation, and through your feedback it is clear that we are doing the right thing. Our location is really great and with excellent transport links just a minute away, River Thames... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed here over weekend with kids. We felt warmly welcome, and staff was friendly. It was a surprise how spacey the flat was! There were two rooms. Location was close to train, easy access to downtown London. Zone 2, Limehouse. I read the train had bothered someone, but even though our windows were towards the railway, it didn't bother... More 

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

Dear Ilkka, We are really pleased to receive you fantastic feedback. One of our core principles is to provide a fantastic retreat for everybody, and it is a delight that your family thoroughly enjoyed the flat. The DLR is conveniently located for excursions in London and whilst some find it disturbing, we do go to quite some length to ensure... More 

Bruges, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A real haven of peace in a big city. Nice and clean rooms, close to the DLR station, close to the Troxy, good continental breakfast buffet. Friendly service. Free and safe parking! Should really recommend it.

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

Dear Jurgen, Thank you for your feedback, which has been shared with the team here at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, an unique alternative to hotels. A great asset (apart from the wonderful team here) is the proximity to West End, Financial Districts of the City and Canary Wharf and River Thames. Troxy is naturally one of London's great... More 

Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We spent a very comfortable three nights here whilst visiting the sights in London. All staff were friendly, efficient and welcoming. We had a good-sized room (number 2) on the ground floor and facing the garden. It was very quiet, a million miles away from the hustle and bustle outside. The room was simply furnished and the beds were comfortable... More 

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

Dear MillyMollyMandy01 We are really pleased that you like the majority of our guests agree with our decision not to install televisions in the bedrooms. It is a part of our ethos to bring people together in a tranquil and soothing environment. The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is really a fantastic Oasis, just minutes from London's busy financial districts,... More 

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Address: 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Foundation of St Katharine 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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