OK, so London hotel rooms are typically small, and Strand Palace is no exception. I had a single room that probably measured 7ft by 11ft. It was, however, clean, smart and perfectly acceptable.
The walls are a little thin, but tolerable. My TV did not work, but the internet is SO good (and free) that I watched TV on my laptop without any problems at all.
The breakfast is OK, not sure it is worth 12 pounds, but if you get it included in your room for a reasonable amount of money, it is probably *just* about worth taking. The fresh fruit is excellent, but the sausages are very cheap (and I am sure deep fried) and the bacon a bit on the chewy side .. maybe on balance, you might be better spending money on food elsewhere.
What makes this hotel is the location and price. It is very reasonable, given the location. About a 2 minute walk to Covent Garden, 2 minutes to the river, lots of places to eat and drink nearby and easy access to a number of train and tube stations (Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment) and about a 10 minute walk to Waterloo.
It is an excellent base to explore London, and although I knocked the rooms a bit, I probably would stay there again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Strand Palace Hotel London, England
- Hotel Strand Palace
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