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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
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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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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you like hip swinging vibrant lively places with the in crowd then this is not for you. If your after a peaceful, reflective, calm oasis from the busy London streets this is it. Very clean secure parking great friendly staff. Great to have a sanctuary and a place to rest and think before heading out to the hubbub. The... More 

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

Dear loadlift, Thank you for your kind feedback, which has been well received by the entire team here at this Extraordinary Urban Oasis. I am pleased to read that you found this a great place to "kick-back" after a hectic day on town. We are very fortunate to have such a great team here, working effortlessly towards maintaining a calm... More 

London, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
93 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Foundation, and just as delightful as the first. The staff are very helpful & friendly, the rooms & breakfast excellent and the general ambience one of peace & calm. Limehouse station is very close, with connections to all parts of London. A perfect place to stay.

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

Dear Bubalyuve, Thank you for your fantastic review and your feedback is shared with the entire team here at this Extraordinary Urban Oasis. We are especially delighted that you have made us a regular destination for your trips to this part of London and are delighted to welcome you back, when another trip to Limehouse is called upon. In the... More 

Stretford, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We booked St Katherines for two reason one it was two stops down the DLR which is 2 minutes walk away from Tower of London where we were to catch our boat at St Katherines pier to follow the Havengore in Winston Churchill's 50th anniversary flotilla. The other reason was we stayed her in October 2014 and it is brilliant.... More 

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

Dear Hazand93, We thank you gracefully for your wonderful recent review, and are pleased that you continue to use this fantastic Urban Oasis for your trips to London. Our location is so brilliant from an historical, convenience and multi-cultural point. Yards from Wapping Sunday Farmers Market, minutes from River Thames and a short ride (even a Boris Bike Point 3... More 

West Yorkshire
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

St Katharine's is even better than the website suggests. It is easy to find, very close to Limehouse station, and a wonderful, welcoming venue. Both the public rooms and the bedrooms are beautifully furnished and maintained. I stayed for the first time recently, with colleagues, the officers of a Christian organisation, and we enjoyed sharing the charcuterie boards for a... More 

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

Dear YorkshireGirl4, On behalf of the entire Team here at our Extraordinary Urban Oasis, I thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are truly trying to maintain a strong ethos, offering tranquillity whilst keeping our service and bedrooms on par with other venues in London. Our team is very important to us and your recognition is shared amongst them, and... More 

Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place was a breath of fresh air and a nice quiet retreat at the end of each day in London. The employees were kind and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and a nice break from the traditional Full English Breakfast served at most places.

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

Dear DelawareTraveler302 Thank you for your wonderful feedback and we are naturally delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our Extraordinary Urban Oasis. Your specific comments regarding the team is well received and has been shared accordingly. Equally, we are pleased that you enjoyed our comprehensive Continental Breakfast Buffet. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal Foundation... More 

Cookham Dean, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
22 helpful votes 22 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 

Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
7 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

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 

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