The Royal Horseguards

8.8
Excellent

Based on 3,380 reviews
 
2 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EJ, United Kingdom
  +44 207 839 3400
The Royal Horseguards - London, England, United Kingdom
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Distance to city centre 0.5 mi
Location rating 9.7
Nearest airport London All airports
Distance to airport 0.2 mi

Rooms

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Standard rooms

£160+

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Double rooms

£388+

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Luxury rooms

£299+

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Executive rooms

£448+

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£145+

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  • Good
    Feb 2017
    7.7

    Weekend away

    Reception staff were really good, consierge was equally as good. Nice welcome, and fire in lobby. A lady in the restaurant for breakfast was very good, I think her name was Pam.

    Breakfast was really not great, firstly the lady who seated us, asked if we wanted coffee and toast, then none arrived had to ask again for it, same with ordering some porridge it came 15 minutes later, but was like gruel, quite surprised that a 5 star hotel kitchen can't make porridge. Overall a little bit too structured and formal, but lacked professionalism in the restaurant.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2017
    10.0

    Best Hotel ever

    Beautiful hotel in an excellent location & very historical Staff are wonderful, great breakfast & we had a room facing the Thames & the London Eye.

    Nothing, all was perfect!

  • Excellent
    Apr 2017
    10.0

    Royal Horseguards A Treat

    The room was very nice and quite comfortable. The staff was very attentive and accommodating.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2016
    8.5

    Good service Great location

    Breakfast buffet same everyday. Not much selection for 5 star luxury hotel. I stayed 13 nights and every morning same small selection of breakfast. There should be a lot more selection .

  • Excellent
    May 2015
    9.7

    Elegant, helpful, and very well located

    Location is perfect for the theater district. Staff is very friendly and accommodating indeed. Hotel is very elegant, a bit formal. Could be intimidating for a tourist from the US west.

    Got a good room rate, but drinks, tea, and breakfast were as expensive as you'd expect from a 5 star central London hotel. We ended up changing our room twice -- the first time at the suggestion of the bellman, because it didn't have any view. The second room had a view but was way smaller than the other, and had no bath tub. We were moved a third time at our request and got a wonderful room (but without a river view). The staff made both moves very easy indeed.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2014
    10.0

    Great location and friendly and helpful staff

    The rooms were comfortable and we had a lovely view of the river and the lighted ferris wheel. The staff were courteous, professional, and responsive. The location is great. The concierge was quite helpful. Breakfast was great but if we had not obtained a good price including breakfast, the a la carte cost of adding on breakfast would not have been worth it. The hotel is lovely and we hope to stay there again.

    For about half of our stay the hotel telephone system was not working. The sink in one of our rooms was quite high and uncomfortable for our elder and short relative.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2014
    9.7

    Overall stay was very comfortable except there was a very loud wedding party on Saturday night that didn't end till past 1:00am, but the hotel gave me a very generous discount for that night. Would also have liked more overhead lighting because the atmosphere in the room was rather dim!

  • Excellent
    Sep 2014
    10.0

    Service and staff were exceptional. Made us feel special and very welcome.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2014
    9.6

    Hotel is very well located - 50 meters to Embankment Tube, walking distance to Covent Garden, Taffalgar Square. Service was great. Room was very nice and comfortable with heated bathroom floors, but no views to speak of. Would definitely stay here again. Great deal at $250US pricepoint.

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About

Overview

History and luxury go together like tea and scones at The Royal Horseguards, a five star member of Historic Hotels Worldwide. A bad room doesn't exist at this hotel, but the best are on the higher floors, with beautiful views of the Thames River. In the Lap of Luxury The Royal Horseguards' 281 guestrooms feature Victorian-meets-contemporary decor, and are well-equipped with luxury amenities, including bathrooms with heated floors, Elemis toiletries, iPod docks, complimentary Wi-Fi, and multiple flat-screen televisions - including one in the bathroom. Dining at The Royal Horseguards is an excellent proposition, with options including the award-winning One Twenty One Two Restaurant, al fresco dining on the Terrace, and a cozy lounge for guests to take traditional British afternoon tea. The Equus Bar serves cocktails named for the hotel's most famous former guests, like Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw. Additional facilities include 24-hour business and fitness centers. Overlooking the London Eye The Royal Horseguards occupies a prestigious location on the Thames in central London. Some of the city's best attractions are within a mile of the hotel, including Buckingham Palace, Picadilly Circus, trendy Soho, the National Gallery, Leicester Square, Covent Gardens, and the London Eye. The Royal Horseguards is also convenient to public transit, with the Embankment tube station and Charing Cross train station each within a 5 minute walk.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8.8 Excellent

Based on 3,380 reviews

9.7

Location

8.5

Service

6.9

Breakfast

5.0

WiFi

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Great view

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15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

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Amenities

Parking
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Babysitting or child care
Business centre
Internet
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Air-Conditioned
24 Hour Front Desk
Safe
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Lift
Hairdryer
Pets not allowed
Wedding services

Location

Most popular landmarks

  • National Gallery 0.3 mi
  • London Eye 0.3 mi
  • Southbank Centre 0.3 mi
  • Churchill War Rooms 0.3 mi
  • Big Ben 0.4 mi
  • Westminster Bridge 0.4 mi

About the neighbourhood

Westminster is known for: touristy, political epicenter, royalty

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London City 7.5 mi
London Heathrow 14.5 mi
London Charing Cross 177 yd
London-Waterloo 0.5 mi

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