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Strand Palace Hotel
Ranked #427 of 1,068 Hotels in London
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Oakham
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“Does what it says on the Tin”
Reviewed January 25, 2008

This was our 3rd stay at the Strand Palace. This hotel has an ideal location. It is on the Strand, just down from Trafalgar Square. It is easy to walk to theatres restaurants ,attractions etc. The tube station is also just down the road.

Make no mistake this is no trendy boutique hotel. It is large, functional very busy efficient 3* commercial hotel.

If possible get a club room they are far superior for little more providing you can get a deal. We had a direct offer Club double for £99 Breakfast included. Even with the club room space is tight, but its OK - the full wooden shutters kept out noise and light.

So if you want to stay over in the city and want a great location with at a competitive price I recommend it. We do not stay anywhere else when in London

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2008

Great centrally located hotel, Ideal for Theatreland, Westend, Covent Garden e.t.c.

I booked this hotel purely for the location as it was a theatre break.
It has nice reception/lobby area with lounge, bar, shops e.t.c

After reading previous reviews, I asked for a quiet room while checking in. The choice was a small quiet room or a larger noisy room. Went for the small quiet option.

Didn't have any traffic noise, but plenty of noise in the corridor. You can literally hear everyone who passes and the constant banging of doors. Maid knocked on our door at 8.30 am - a bit early!!

Room was small and hot with no air con. Bed, pillows e.t.c. were all very basic.

Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice. As previous reviews, hotel is 4* in the lobby but once upstairs it is like a 2*. Only reason for booking is location.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Noise, basic room
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Stavanger
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 21, 2008

Arrived friday 18 january 2008. We where 5 from Stavanger,we chose this hotel becase it is cental to many attractions. All over an ok hotel. No expectations,no bad surprices,nothing but the toilet,that took nothig less then 3 flushes to do its mission. That was equal in all our 3 rooms. I`m not ment to spend my time flushing the toilet in 5min. Discusting.

  • Liked — Clos to attractions, museums etc
  • Disliked — Toilets,noise from nabouring room guests.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Exeter
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Reviewed January 20, 2008

We chose this hotel with a theatre deal. It was conveniently located in "theatre land" and next to convent gardens. We travelled up on a coach to victoria station and it is about half an hour walk from there but its an interesting walk past big ben ect. The hotel is absolutley huge with a large reception and seating area and restaraunt. Our room (once we had found it) was a twin it was very nice and a decent size with a clean bathroom. The staff were very helpful and in the morning we had a buffet breakfast which included a lovely cooked breakfast. I would stay here again.

  • Liked — nice room and yummy breakfast
  • Disliked — hard to find room hotel is so big
  • Stayed March 2007
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east ayrshire
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Reviewed January 20, 2008

Excellent location for theatre breaks. Staff were friendly and helpfull. Room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfast had good choice and service was first class even when very busy. Pre theatre meal was good value for money. My only critisism was that the room we were given faced the front and was a bit noisy. I would recommend this hotel and would certainly stay there again if visting this location in the future.

John and Rebecca, East Ayrshire

Stayed January 2008
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London
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Reviewed January 18, 2008

I booked direct with the hotel which was my first mistake. The price of £118 compared to £59 which I later found on the internet.

The check in was incredibly slow. Each transaction took ages and I had to wait over 10 minutes despite the fact that there was only one person ahead of me.

My room was tiny and had a single bed which was a cheek given the price I had paid.

Check out was again very slow. Which hotel has just one check out staff on duty at 8am?!

It's obviously a popular hotel with tourists and its central location is its only saving grace.

Stayed January 2008
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Wokingham, England
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Reviewed January 18, 2008

We wanted somewhere to stay for one night as we were going to the Opera House and the convenience of the Strand Palace was perfect. We approached the booking with a little trepidation as we have both lived in London and up to relatively recently the Strand Palace had the reputation of being tired and run down. I am pleased to say that we were pleasantly surprised.

We had booked a Club King room through a very good offer from the hotel's own website. The room was on the eighth floor and was small but spotlessly clean; the bed was extremely comfortable and the situation quiet. The biggest criticism would be that it was hot even with the radiator off. The breakfast was very good and efficient despite being busy. A plus point was that service continued until 10:30 am which was lovely because we weren't in a rush. The staff we came across in our short stay were pleasant and friendly.

I would recommend the hotel for convenience and efficiency.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Hot bedroom
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Strand Palace Hotel
Address: 372 Strand, London WC2R 0JJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Covent Garden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Green Hotel in London
#232 Family Hotel in London
#261 Romantic Hotel in London
#292 Luxury Hotel in London
#347 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Strand Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 785
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcoming guests since 1909, the Strand Palace Hotel is surrounded by the best London has to offer. Set on the Strand in the heart of the capital's West End, the hotel is mere moments from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the Thames, making it the perfect location for discovering cultural icons and for those travelling on business. The hotel is home to an award-winning restaurant serving British as well as superb bars offering afternoon teas and exquisite cocktails. ... more   less 
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