We first stayed at the Grange City on our wedding day, when relatives booked us in as a surprise. We came back a year later to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed. The hotel is very clean and comfortable and our room, a standard double, was great! The carpets are thick and soft and the bed superlative! On booking we had requested a South-facing room with a view of the Tower and were told that this couldn't be guaranteed, and sadly on arrival the view from our room was a bit rubbish - ugly roofs and a glimpse of Fenchurch St station. This was the only negative and I guess someone has to have the rooms at the back!
The best part about the Grange City is the spa downstairs, with a 25m pool, wonderful 'starlit' jacuzzi' and various steam and sauna rooms. We used it every day of our stay, even after checkout! Another high point was the continental breakfast, included in our room rate, which offered a substantial menu. On day 2 we upgraded to English Breakfast for £8 each and ordered it up to our room, which we would do again though not every day. The minibar prices are reasonable for a hotel - a big glass of wine for a fiver without having to leave the room is ok in my book! We ordered room service dinner the first night which was delicious and pretty reasonably priced.
The hotel location is excellent, just minutes from the tube station and near the river. We walked along the South Bank to Borough food market, and had a coffee in St Katharine's Dock.
In terms of things that could be improved, providing conditioner would be nice, as would a DVD player as the films on offer were very expensive (£10 rental) and the choice pretty limited (absolutely nothing we wanted to watch). Being able to guarantee a room with a view of the Tower would be nice, though I realise that this may not be possible for logistical reasons.
We will definitely be back, probably around the same time every year, and perhaps one day we'll get that elusive Tower view!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grange City Hotel is a spectacular luxury 5 star hotel. Superbly located with unique panoramic views over the City and just a gemstone's throw away from the Tower of London, the Grange City represents a first for a hotel of this standard in the City. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotels.com, Agoda, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Cancelon, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd and HotelsClick so you can book your Grange City Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Grange City London
- Hotel Grange City
- Grange City Hotel London, England