We stayed here for the four nights we were in London. This is without a doubt the QUIETEST!! hotel we have ever stayed at. The staff was professional, yet friendly and always helpful. That goes for the front desk as well as the wait staff for breakfast. There was a large variety to choose from for breakfast (normally an extra charge). My husband very much enjoyed his breakfasts. I did not. I found the meats to be very salty and could not wrap my head around mushrooms and beans for breakfast. I enjoyed the freshly cut fruit on our first morning there. The remaining mornings, I found the fresh fruit to be "off" a bit - as though it had been sitting overnight. My breakfasts consisted mainly of 2 to 3 small very tasty danish, juice, and coffee. As regards the coffee - it was extremely strong and not to our taste. I simply asked to have a pot brewed "not quite so strong". There was no problem. The staff obliged without complaint.
As for our room itself - it was quite small. There was very limited drawer and closet space. The bathroom was very small and inconveniently laid out. Space to put toiletries while in use was also limited. I understand that this is common outside of the US and Canada. We found ways to work around it - mainly by allowing an extra half hour or so to get ready in the AM.
The location suited us perfectly. It was within easy walking distance of all the main sights we wanted to see in the Whitehall/Westminster area. Restaurants were close enough to walk to. This hotel is in what we would consider the business district, so it was all the more quiet after 6PM or so. If you want to be ion the thick of things and do not wish to walk a few blocks for meals and sights, this is NOTthe hotel for you. If you want to be near enough for sights and meals and entertainment, but want peace and quiet in the evenings - this IS most definitely the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The DoubleTree by Hilton London – Westminster is as close to a cultural epicentre as it is possible to get. The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Tate Britain are just a short walk away, while the West End, financial institutions & the ‘Square Mile’ in the City, South Bank and the London Eye are also within easy reach. Our own attractions are impressive, too: Enjoy innovative, modern-European cuisine at our Award-Winning City Café offers fresh, seasonal, imaginative menus and a separate terrace for stylish al fresco dining. Enjoy a drink and more at the informal-but-stylish atmosphere of Millbank Lounge, and the on-top-of-the-world feeling of the Skylounge for a rendezvous with a view. Airy, modern rooms offer all the comforts you’d expect – and some you might not, like an Apple iMac and complimentary high-speed internet in every room and throughout the hotel. The Hotel was designed with original touches we know our guests appreciate: a fresh, light contemporary design; floor-to-ceiling windows; enhanced fresh air conditioning & soundproofing for undisturbed nights. We also offer late night room service, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and private dining rooms. So whether you’re on business or enjoying a relaxing break, DoubleTree by Hilton London – Westminster has what it takes to make your stay a memorable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- City Hotel Westminster
- City Hotel London
- City Inn London
- Doubletree By Hilton Hotel London - Westminster England