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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

3.0 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, England (East End / East London)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely place to rest after a hard day's sightseeing. Clean and comfortable. Felt very welcome and at home. Excellent continental breakfast. Easy access to DLR, then on to tube. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Royal Foundation of St Katherine is not a hotel, so don't expect hotel standard accommodation with air-conditioning, double- or triple-glazing, room service, etc.. What they do offer is secure, comfortable, basic en suite rooms, in a quiet facility that has a communal reading lounge, enclosed gardens, a quiet chapel, a supply of drinks and snacks to purchase at reception... More

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

Dear roosterza, Thank you for your fantastic and honest review. We are especially grateful that you pointed out so many wonderful facts on what we are and how our services differ from those of an high-street hotel. That naturally doesn't remove the importance in making sure that we offer a comfortable and good nights sleep, a great start on the... More

Sneek, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very surprised to find a place like this in London. The room was excellent. It overlooked the garden.The staff was very friendly en helpfull. Breakfast was great. It is only 20 minuten from London City Airport. The Royal Foundation is very close to Limehouse Station, By train you are within 10 minuten at the tower bridge and underground.... More

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

Dear Ysbrand1942, We are delighted to hear that you found us such a fantastic place to stay. In the heart of East London with so many easy access routes from airports, train and even by car. I am not sure if you took advantage of our FREE parking and if not, something to consider for your next stay with us.... More

Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As other reviews have stated, a short walk to Limehouse on the DLR (Zone 2), easy to reach by train or car with FREE parking and such a quiet, contemplative location. The staff (especially Nalatija) were really helpful. the breakfast was a continental buffet with quite good coffee! The room was very clean and tidy and cleaned daily to an... More

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

Dear Tracycymry, We are truly appreciating you wonderful feedback and kind words. Your comments are naturally shared with the entire team and we are pleased that you managed to single out one of our many team members as going the extra mile for you during your stay with us. Like for most of our guests, it is important that we... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very special location; an oasis of calm in Limehouse. A couple of minutes from rail access and with parking. An incredibly historic foundation; set in lovely grounds. The rooms are immaculately serviced with, air-con, refreshment and fast wi-fi. A lovely breakfast with respectful and helpful staff. It MUST be remembered and respected that this is a religous... More

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

Dear Rickcs, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and for providing us with suck great compliments. Whilst the Foundation is steeped in religious history, you are so right in stating that it is a Extraordinary Oasis which is open for everyone. In fact, we have a vast majority of guests congratulating us on the choice of not having televisions in... More

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

What a beautiful tranquil place. I have a mobility challenge and I had a ground floor room with a wet room, which was excellent. It overlooked the garden and was really quiet.It was very hot when I stayed there and there was a stading oscilating fan, excellent! I attended a conference there and all the rooms we used were lovely.... More

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

Dear Sue, Thank you for heart-warming feedback. It is especially wonderful to see that we can adapt our services to all our guests and that the small little touches makes a big difference. Our kitchen team is working hard to improve the dining experience even further and we really look forward to share our new Ethos of dining with you... More

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for our sons graduation the next day. after having breakfast we packed our bags and were about to leave when one of the ladies in the office ran after us to wish a successful graduation celebration, my wife and i thought that was so sweet. having stayed here twice we will be making another visit asap. thank... More

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

Dear Peter P, What a wonderful glowing report from your second stay with us. We are so delighted to read that you now already looking forward to your next stay with us. What really sets us apart is the genuine friendliness of our staff, each one with their own personality and aim to make your stay a bit extra special.... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The value for money is outstanding. Small but perfectly formed rooms, overlooking the garden. Given the location and that we needed to keep the windows open it was so hot - the noise wasn't too bad (London noise)…. Breakfast simple and fresh. Lovely calm atmosphere. A treat.

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

Dear Mrsbriggsjunior, Thank you for your warming feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The summer has truly blessed us and we are pleased that you managed to enjoy your stay, despite the warm breeze flowing through this Extraordinary Urban Oasis. Naturally, we always aim to improve our services and if you feel that there... More

Chester
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I booked this after reading the reviews and it is absolutely amazing. The rooms were perfectly clean and well maintained and the free wifi works well. The staff are lovely. The gardens are gorgeous. The whole place is so quiet and calm. Breakfast was superb. It's 'only' continental but the best continental breakfast I have ever seen. Rolls, croissants etc... More

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

Dear TuesdayChester, Thank you for the wonderful review of our Extraordinary Urban Oasis. We are delighted to read that you had a thoroughly enjoyable stay, and especially picked out your warm comments about the friendliness of our staff. We strive to make sure that we always offer a genuine and warm welcome in a relaxed and tranquil environment. We are... More

Reepham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights for or daughters graduation, the room had everything we needed and for us it was nice not to have a TV. It was one of the hottest nights however we had come prepared and brought our own fan and was supplied one by the establishment. The room was spotless and plenty of hot water in... More

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

Dear Southall58 Thank you for your wonderful review and compliments towards our breakfast buffet. We strive towards offering affordable quality accommodation with easy access to the hustle and bustle of London. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Extraordinary Urban Oasis and recommend you to keep a close eye on our website as we start improving the Royal... 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*
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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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