The hotel has had a revamp since my previous stay and has an attractive lobby area and bar/restaurant. It's located really ideally for Covent Garden market, the theatres and isn't too far from the British museum and other attractions. I walked everywhere from there. I usually prefer staying around the Piccadilly Circus area, but I may just change my mind about that and stay here again in future. The area is somehow not as run-down as Piccadilly and the hotel is reasonably close to the underground station, but still quite a slog if you're dragging 20kgs of luggage. I had a single room and it had everything I needed, including coffee and tea, toiletries and wi-fi, although I couldn't get the latter to work, but it's probably me and not the facility! I asked for a room facing the courtyard at the back based on recommendations on TripAdvisor and that was a good idea. Unfortunately my room was on the corner where the other passage veers off at 90 degrees, and that room was occupied by a vociferous cougher and he was essentially facing my window, which wasn't great. As in many hotels the soundproofing is really non-existent, but for the kind of trip I made it was ok. It was also reasonably priced considering it's location by comparison, although certainly not cheap. I didn't have the breakfast there, but saw long queues at the breakfast room every morning. They have a free luggage storage facility after checkout, which is really great, and the doorman was very helpful in flagging down a taxi for my ride to the station. The afternoon high tea look very nice and sumptious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic four star Strand Palace Hotel stands with true grandeur in the heart of the West End. Since opening its doors, the hotel has remained a true landmark in the area. With over 700 guest rooms ranging from Cosy to Executive, WiFi throughout, Art Deco features, a gym, two restaurants, lounge area, two bars and meeting space the hotel is ideal for business and leisure travellers. Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment underground stations are also within easy reach as well as main line over ground trains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Strand Palace Hotel London, England
- Hotel Strand Palace
- Strand Palace London
- Strand Hotel London