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The Royal Horseguards

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2 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EJ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#279 of 1,171 hotels in London
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This majestic five-star hotel presides over the River Thames. From glittering chandeliers to contemporary design, this central hotel near the London Eye reflects a proud heritage. Expect more, with free wi-fi throughout the hotel, Victorian splendour, award-winning dining, afternoon tea and sumptuous river view suites.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 4 more

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177Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
118Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Glen_Jessica_Austin wrote a review Today
Fareham, United Kingdom50 contributions16 helpful votes
Really liked the location of the hotel and was visually stunning. Had a garden view king room which was nice and spacious and looking out on greenery while in London is a first for me. What I could make out the garden rooms are just lower down than the river view rooms as we were on the second floor and could see both the river and garden so bonus in our eyes. The tech in room didn’t have phone charging ports or the bathroom tv didn’t work but was told that at checkin and personally didn’t care at all as why waste time watching tv in a bathroom in such lovely surroundings anyway ! Location of hotel is awesome as found everything we wanted to do was in walking distance anyway and so much to see along the way. Had afternoon tea with bubbles and was very nice and service very good. Breakfast was also nice but we both didn’t eat the sausages as found it extremely greasy but I think this was just a glitch in the matrix as everything else was very nice. Staff in hotel very friendly and seemed keen to please. On checkout they offered to store our bags so we could still enjoy the day before walking back to Waterloo station (10 minute walk) which was brill and enabled us to go shopping and look at the sites without dragging bags around. They also left a little note and some chocolate in the room for her bday which was a very nice gesture. Most importantly did the wife like the room, and stuff in there, hairdryer etc - yes loved it. Did she enjoy the afternoon tea - yes loved it Did we enjoy breakfast - yes Did she like the location and hotel - yes loved it Did I get nagged at by wife for anything - Nope Winner then Going to book again but bring the kids also with us to see the local sites we know they would love to see so see you all soon lol
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Can walk to the hotel from Waterloo station about 10 mins with bags.
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CherylKent wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom27 contributions21 helpful votes
We booked a two night stay for our anniversary and were delighted with our upgraded room and thoughtful card and chocs. Brilliant location. We dined on our second night and really enjoyed the meal. Breakfast both days was a bit lacking. First day the food was not overly hot and the second day my husbands order was misunderstood and when it was returned correctly his poached eggs had not been freshly cooked and were therefore hard - not what you would expect from a 5 star hotel. One of the best things about this hotel is the staff - in particular the restaurant and bar staff - so friendly and welcoming they are a real credit to this hotel. Terrace is lovely for a drink.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Alex F wrote a review Jun 18
Selby20 contributions16 helpful votes
First time we stayed in the centre of London (usually have stopped a few tube stops outside the centre) and it has been so much easier to be able to get around with out using the tube. The hotel is very central for Covent Garden on an evening and we also walked up to the Tower of London along the river bank. Hotel was good, staff polite, didn’t stay in much as we wanted to be out and about, had a drink in the bar and staff were friendly. Overall we were happy with our little break away.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We parked at an underground car park next to the Palace of Westminster maybe 5-10 min walk away,...
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Chaz wrote a review Jun 15
Stevenage, United Kingdom36 contributions53 helpful votes
Excellent location hotel dated our television in our room kept turning itself on and off apparently it’s to do with the Wi-Fi in the hotel They came out to fix it but it was never fixed the TV in the bathroom didn’t work which wasn’t a problem because we wouldn’t of use that We wanted to go to the Terrace where there was a lot of people still at 10 pm to be told we had to go to another bar which we done and the people who served us their English was very bad and didn’t understand any drinks we asked for we asked for a Kir Royale with with Chambourd and Prosecco and we got a tall glass not a champagne glass with Prosecco with ice which we did not ask for Overall very average not The special stay we expected
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Karl Paulson wrote a review Jun 15
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Came down here with my wife to stay for one night initially but then ended up with 3 nights. So it’s clear to say we really enjoyed our time here, breakfast was perfect to our liking. We will be back again! Great staff who were extremely helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$273 - $558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandLondonWestminster
NUMBER OF ROOMS
282
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Horseguards
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Horseguards?
Nearby attractions include National Gallery (0.3 miles), St. James's Park (0.3 miles), and London Eye (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Horseguards?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Royal Horseguards?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Horseguards?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Horseguards?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Horseguards?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea By The Taw, The Port House, and Rosetta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Royal Horseguards?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Royal Horseguards?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Royal Horseguards offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Royal Horseguards?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Horseguards?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (0.3 miles), Tower of London (2.1 miles), and Houses of Parliament (0.4 miles).