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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the fifth time that we have had a weekend at RFSK with our Board of Trustees. It's ideal. Iparticularly like the way in which everyone at St K's strives to give us excellent service. The food was excellent; and the rooms were beautifully prepared. It's a peaceful setting although it can be a bit noisy at night. My... More 

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Thank Kenneth N
Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth, Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoy coming to us on a regular basis, and that you have had excellent service on each of your visits. I will pass on these kind comments to the entire team here. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Tom More 

New York City, New York
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48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a great location with quick access to the DLR. The breakfast was very nice. We did not miss not having a television. Unfortunately, the hot water boiler died and 3 days later we decided to leave. The staff did their best to make us comfortable and we appreciated it. Will go back again, but will choose a... More 

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. Unfortunately the hot water supply in a section of our bedrooms did fail. All of our systems are checked on a monthly basis and maintained to the highest standards we are able. A replacement boiler was ordered overnight, and fitted as soon as possible. in the meantime we were able to make... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An oasis in the city just a two minute walk from Limehouse DLR station, with excellent staff who were extremely polite and helpful. The room was a little small but spotlessly clean and comfortable with a free car park (but unusually no television in the room, which was not a problem). We only stayed for one night, but would certainly... More 

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Thank phillipg110
Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Phillip, We are delighted that you found us to be 'an oasis in the city', enjoying a peaceful, and comfortable stay! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Please use the discount code 'STK5' on our website to get the best price. Tom More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was attending a board meeting of trustees of a large charity and we needed several rooms at a reasonable price. We have used St Katharine's before, but on this occasion just for b&b. It rightly describes itself as an oasis. Small but perfectly adequate room, spotlessly clean. It was hot outside so the fan was a great asset. A... More 

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Thank Abe110
Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Abe, We are delighted that you had another great experience on your recent visit to RFSK. We are especially pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast offer, and I will pass on this feedback to the F&B team. Please note if you wish to come back and stay as an individual, please use the discount code 'STK5' on our website... More 

North Wheatley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stay In London every week and thought I'd try something a little different. This place has by far the best breakfast buffet I've seen in a long time (I don't eat full English). The vibe is so chilled and the staff so attentive that the rat race feeling just melts away. The rooms are a little noisy but at... More 

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Thank Emma W
Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Thank you for your fantastic feedback! I can see that you stayed in one of standard rooms which are a little more exposed to external noises of London, than our garden facing rooms. I would always recommend booking garden facing rooms for the most peaceful stay. Thank you also for your brilliant comments regarding the breakfast, I will... More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This time I was allocated room 22 which overlooks the garden. It is closer to Butchers Row than other rooms I have occupied and so it was possible to hear some traffic noise but on the plus side it was further from the DLR. A fan is provided in the room. As usual there was no internal noise which can... More 

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Thank Urbanorienteer
Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted you had another enjoyable stay with us at St Katharine's! We are especially pleased that you continued to enjoy our breakfast, and had another peaceful stay! The DLR does undergo maintenance work from time to time on the weekend, but there are many other transport links including buses, London Overground and C2C trains all within... More 

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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the B&B for business and an event at the ExCel in London. The rooms are clean and nice, the hotel is located directly near the DLR station Limehouse. Very convenient. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms do not have A/C so that might be a problem during summer. Breakfast was good.

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Dr Sebastian, Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that you found us to be convenient for accessing the ExCel Centre, and for visiting the city. Just a quick point, we do have rooms with A/C, so if this is something you require on your next trip, then contact us directly and we can advise which available... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Just a one night stay while here on business that a colleague had booked for me. What a fantastic place this is! Immaculatley decorated and staffed with a real sense of ease whilst walking through the grounds. Real character to the building and outside areas. Its clearly founded on a christian/worship ethos but with none of the usual stuffiness that... More 

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to London! For future stays be sure to use the code: 'STK5' to get a discounted rate. Tom and Team More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Wonderful to return and receive a great welcome from the members of staff on the reception desk. Stayed over in the suite again - clean & cool (fan in the room). A great place to visit Stratford to attend the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Park as well as travelling into central London. Thanks - so glad we found you!

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Thank Seekingcoffeeheaven
Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Coffee Seeker, Firstly I hope that you had chance to seek coffee, in our recently opened Yurt cafe! We are also extremely pleased that you had another fantastic experience on your most recent stay with us. I will certainly pass on your kind comments to the staff here. We look forward to welcoming you back, and please use the... More 

Chennai
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Pros: great staff. Very clean rooms. Cons: rooms facing garden do not have air-conditioner.The staff was very kind to move us to an air conditioned room but the room was still not comfortable to sleep in. Not sure if it was the beds too but we stayed 3 nights and couldn't sleep properly. I wouldn't recommend the hotel in summer... More 

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Farhana Suhail, We are pleased that you found St Katharine's to be clean, and that the staff offered great service during your stay. We are disappointed that you did not sleep well with us. All our rooms that face externally have air conditioning in the rooms, and all our garden facing rooms have fans. Our garden rooms face our... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

Address: 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Price Range: $116 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Foundation of St Katharine 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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