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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #10 of 613 Specialty lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Karen D Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return visit for us. Spotlessly clean comfortable rooms. Beds very comfortable. Ensuite shower room excellent. Communal rooms have Comfortable sitting rooms looking out onto quiet courtyard garden. Dining room where excellent cold buffet breakfast is well organised and has a good selection of juices, cereals, pastries, fruit, yoghurts, boiled eggs and toast. Staff on duty very helpful.... More

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

Dear Karen D, We are naturally delighted to read your fantastic review and your kind comments have been shared with the entire team here at our own Urban Oasis. Through our Ethos, we strive to provide a genuine warm welcome where the guest is our priority. We are also searching for ways to improve in other areas and can see... More

Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to stay at the Royal Foundation as it provided a very convenient location for an event at St Katharine Docks. Comfortable room overlooking the garden and a good buffet breakfast that set us up for the day. Would certainly stay again if needing a city location.

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

Dear TeamTrone, Thank you for your fantastic review and we are delighted to read your very kind comments. Naturally, we strive to improve our guest experience and our team will be pleased to hear that the efforts placed on providing a warm and friendly welcome are appreciated. Our Continental Breakfast buffet do receive great reviews and we are now looking... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked late and got a great deal on a Superior Double only £105. This included free WiFi which worked really well. Rooms facing the garden on the ground floor are the least noisy. So you get what you pay for. Not suitable for country dwellers who are not used to any noise. The bed was ultra comfortable and connection... More

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

Dear Graham240364, Thank you for the kind review and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed the fantastic links to o2 and East London. Equally, we are only 7 minutes from Bank, making this a really great destination for both Theatres in West End and Concerts at the o2 in Greenwich. I have picked up your comment on how... More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing hotel. Arrived at roughly 10:30M and was already allowed to check in and settle into the room. Staff were very friendly and helpful breakfast was lovely too shame it's wasn't a cooked one but we was not fussed but amazing hotel thank you

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

Dear Some_Guy_13, Thank you for your kind compliments and wonderful feedback. We are especially pleased to read that you found our staff both helpful and warm. The team here at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is our most valuable asset and it is always great to hear that they strive to provide a special welcome. Your comment about the... More

London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 hotel reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 1 night recently whilst attending a concert at the O2. I was impressed with every aspect of St Katherine’s and would highly recommend it when staying in London. Limehouse station is only a 2 min walk away, making St Katherine’s very accessible to all the major attractions of London. A big bonus for me (and the... More

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

Dear Shoegal1, We are humbled by your kind feedback and equally delighted that your stay with us was truly enjoyable. Our location really is perfectly located for an array of different activities in London, whether they may be for reflection, a good nights sleep or a place to use as a base for your stay in London. As always, we... More

Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Train trail 30 Meters away, 4 lane street next to the area. You hear the noise day and night, also at the weekend. Roof rooms are very hot in summer. You have to open the windows to cool it down a bit and then its more noisy. Shower was very small and the construction which is holding the shower hose... More

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

Dear Michael, I wish to thank you for brining these observations and thoughts to our observation. Naturally, I would have been delighted to have discussed these points with you during your stay and hopefully been able to find a suitable solution there and then. Regarding your comments about the area, I am pleased to inform you that the Borough of... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

After a suggestion was made by our son we chose to spend 3 nights at St Katherine's. Now back at home we feel the location was excellent and we were made most welcome during our stay. Although the room was not large the facilities were more than adequate. When asking about local knowledge, as we were not familiar with this... More

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

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us here at TripAdvisor. Your comments made for great reading, especially when mentioning that staff were going out of their way to help you during your stay. Your comment regarding the room is taken on-board and we are working on creating a clearer booking system, making our... More

Horsham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This hotel was a real find. Free parking outside the hotel. Whole environment spotlessly clean with a sense of tranquility and peace inside. Rooms comfortable with tea and coffee facilities. Breakfast included for the price. Underground and bus routes within a few yards of the hotel. Would certainly recommend and go back again if I needed an overnight stay in... More

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

Dear Lin, We are pleased to read your compliments on your recent stay with us. Especially we are proud that you recognise the efforts our team put in to provide a friendly, warm and calm atmosphere. Our Ethos is to ensure that all our guests will enjoy this Extraordinary Urban Oasis and the team and I are delighted to welcome... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Perfect for us. We like to keep our costs down, and this hotel is very good value. We used the Barclays Bike hire scheme to explore Canary Wharf; this is our 2nd visit so we are getting savvy as to where the docking stations and good bike routes are to be found. We are so well looked after at St... More

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

Dear Gill, Thank you for your recent stay with us and I wish to take this opportunity to wish you a belated birthday. Our Ethos is very much focused on providing a good nights sleep and I am pleased that you managed to enjoy your stay with us, feeling rested in the morning. I very much look forward to meet... More

Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Location: East London just by Limehouse station, easily accessible Room: Very Clean Environment: Quiet, Very Quiet, matches the "oasis" comment in offical website Breakfast: Enough Variety, High Quality to make you enjoy Recommended for anyone looking for a good solid hotel in London

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

Dear Bernard, Thank you for the very kind review of St Katharine, an Extraordinary Urban Oasis in London. Honesty happens by nature here and is part of our everyday life. I am pleased to read that you feel that this was reflected in your stay with us. Appreciating that you have travelled far to stay with us, we would be... More

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Address: 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is a charitable foundation which sits within, yet apart from, the heart of London’s East End. Just minutes from the City and Canary Wharf, our comfortable accommodation offers a secure and relaxing environment and an unparalleled sense of peaceful seclusion. We invite you to explore St Katharine’s and to discover what you may find in this hidden oasis. Simple, comfortable, and all with en-suite facilities, our recently refurbished bedrooms are available both to individuals and members of groups at St Katharine’s. For a long stay or short, take advantage of our proximity to central London, our excellent transport links, and the unrivaled calm you will find here. Our quiet garden and serene chapel are open to all our guests and provide a welcome contrast to the hustle of a day in the capital. ... more   less 
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