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“Good location and breakfast”
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The Rembrandt
Ranked #233 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 2, 2012

The hotel is at walking distance from the Harrod's and many major museums like Natural History, Sciences, Victoria and Albert etc. Also, the south Kensington square nearby offers great variety of places to have a meal or snack.

The hotel breakfast is very well supplied too, nothing to add!

The hotel staff is unfriendly and bored, the concierge wouldn't bother to give Any advice whatsoever about restaurants in the neighborhood or other attractions.
Also disappointed by the non-refurbished rooms, pricy and tasteless. Access to the swimming pool,is not for free which is totAlly unusual and unacceptable for a 4 ***** hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Stayed with two friends for a birthday weekend - all celebrating a very special birthday in the same year. We booked three double rooms and asked for them to be in a quiet part of the hotel and close together. This was taken on board and was perfect. A bottle of wine was placed in our rooms to help us celebrate a really nice touch and appreciated! Rooms spotlessly clean. ample cupboards and a/c was effective.

Reception, breakfast and bar staff were efficient and very pleasant. Good choice for breakfast. Nice to sit in the large lounge area at the end of the day for a night cap (lots of big sofas)!

This is the third time I have stayed here and would definitely stay here again.

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1  Thank AmandaJaneUk
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at this hotel. We booked an upgraded room as the regular rooms can be small. This is the first time we actually got windows on the outside of the building and it does make a big difference when you have sun light! The room was very clean but I found the bed hard and the pillows not comfortable. We also found the room hot at night despite the air conditioning which my husband maintains is turned off in all hotels in Europe at night. You just get a thick duvet and no sheet so if you are hot the duvet comes off but you have nothing to cover yourself with. We also found the room very noisy which I have not encountered in other years. I could hear the people above us get up and use the toilet at night, could hear clearly conversations in adjoining rooms ( someone got in a lot of trouble for spending to much money at Harrod's!!) but the worse was at 6 am when the couple in the next room called up a family member and sang Happy Birthday at the top of their lungs. It is a convenient location, close to the underground and right across from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Also just 3 blocks away from Harrods. The area seems to be getting better restaurants if you take some of the side streets. Breakfast was okay. They only give an urn of coffee which only gives about one mug per person. The elevators remain very slow. At least there is access to the Piccadilly line that will bring you straight to the airport but there are some stairs involved with heavy suitcases. This is our hotel of choice in London but I am not sure if we will stay there next year. While I know London is very expensive, I think the hotel now is overpriced.

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1  Thank pottylorraine
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed for 9 nights at this lovely hotel in the beautiful Knightsbridge/South Kensington area. We decided on this hotel for two reasons, value and location. First value. We got an extended stay rate for the 9 nights that including the 20% VAT and full English buffet breakfast for an average of only $325.00 per night. That is a stone cold bargain for this trendy area of London that has a very neighborhood feel even though it is very close to Harrod's, museums and parks. It is also only a short walk from the South Kensington tube stop on the line that goes to Heathrow airport, allowing you to save a bundle on transportation costs. The hotel's reception area is not spectacularly gorgeous, and neither is the restaurant/breakfast buffet room. But they are clean, well run and functional. The staff was unfailingly friendly, efficient and a pleasure to deal with on a daily basis. The breakfast was more than complete with every type of fruit, cereal, pastry, etc. you could want, also including scrambled and fried eggs, bangers, ham, fried potatoes and, of course, British baked beans. I calculated that eating this type of breakfast, which could easily enable you to skip lunch, could easily save a couple $75.00 per day in breakfast and lunch costs. Great value on top of the reasonable room rate. With regard to the room, we got an executive king. The room was fairly small, but did have a king bed, two sitting chairs and a small side desk. There was ample closet and drawer space, an ironing board and iron, coffee maker, mini-bar and in room safe. The room and furnishings seemed fairly new and very well maintained. Our room, 332, had no view at all except for an inside courtyard with electrical equipment below. BUT, it was completely quiet and had a very efficient air conditioner which is important if you like a cold room, like we do. The bathroom, while only the size of a walk-in closet, is sparking clean and has a good size jacuzzi bathtub. In short, don't be put off by the size of the room and bathroom. The room was obviously recently renovated and the bed was extremely comfortable. Finally, the area around the hotel is lovely. There are a ton of good restaurants close by, including a red sauce Italian, Orsini, which is right next door, a northern Italian restaurant, Sette, on nearby Sydney Street, Thai Square, Le Brasserie, Bibendum and many other ice cream, pastry and sandwich shops. The South Kensington tube stop is a 5 minute walk, and the Knightsbridge stop a 10 minute walk right next to Harrod's. In short, if you want good value for your money in a beautiful neighborhood, do consider this hotel. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This hotel was very nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and well maintained. It is located directly across from The V&A, so it is centrally located with plenty of shops and places to eat in the area.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Nice room(executive with extra bed) with enough space even for 3 people. The extra bed was very hard , though. Nice bathroom. Good breakfast, but a little slow service. A bit anonomous. Quiet rooms. Good location just opposite the museums and plenty of restaurants nearby. Close enough to the underground.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This hotel definitely is not 4* hotel. I would give it solid 3*. Our room looked very basic but comfortable. It was kind of outdated, no AC in the room. Piping system is so old so you can hear your neighbors taking shower perfectly. But location is good, few minutes from the tube with direct line to Heathrow airport and Victoria Station, across from museums and walking distance from Hyde Park and Harrods.

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Address: 11 Thurloe Place | Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#54 Spa Hotel in London
#156 Business Hotel in London
#175 Luxury Hotel in London
#202 Romantic Hotel in London
#218 Family Hotel in London
Price Range: $214 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rembrandt 4*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rembrandt Hotel is located in Knightsbridge, tastefully combines elegant Edwardian architecture with contemporary design and is ideally located with exclusive access to designer shops and many of London's famous museums. Guests can relax with a drink or light meal in the 1606 Lounge Bar or enjoy a delicious Carvery in Palette Restaurant. Guests of The Rembrandt also have access to the adjacent Aquilla Health and Fitness Centre at a reduced rate. ... more   less 
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