Location (8/10): Walk out the door and you are in Hyde Park one of the largest parks in central London. Walk 5 minutes in the other direction and you get to Paddington Station a central railway terminus and subway complex. Best thing: You can catch the Heathrow Express there that brings you in 15 minutes to the airport.
Service (8/10): I actually hate it, when they charge 30 Pounds in advance to your credit card. When I take something out of the mini bar, I pay for it the next day. When I make a phone call from the room, I pay for it the next day… Charging my credit card in advance tells me ‘we don’t trust you. You are a potential thief.’ Not a very nice first impression. The concierge guys however where very nice and very helpful.
Gym (0/10): A hotel in this price category without a gym? Kind of ridiculous. However: Hyde Park is next door. Maybe one of the nicest places in the world to take a run in the morning.
Breakfast (7/10): A very (!) nice breakfast room. Quality and quantity is very good. Coffee is is just okay and espresso or cappuccino cost extra.
Internet Connection (0/10): Ridiculous expensive. Something I really don’t understand. In more or less every coffee shop I can get free Wifi – but in an expensive hotel not. Can anyone explain?
Room (8/10): Everything was high standard and clean.
As you can see, I have some mixed emotions about the Lancaster London. The location is really great and the hotel is in a very nice area. More or less everything is high standard. But the room was rather expensive. And with no wifi and no gym – I probably will not stay there again. But don’t worry: if you decide to go there it is definitely not a bad choice.
- Also Known As:
- Lancaster London Hotel London
- Lancaster London Hotel
- Royal Lancaster London
- Royal Lancaster
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether looking down from one of the 416 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, or admiring the outlook from either award-winning Restaurant, the 4-star deluxe Lancaster London hotel boasts some of the most panoramic views in the city, overlooking the lush green expanse of Hyde Park and many of the capital's famous landmarks. Walking-distance from Oxford Street, adjacent to Lancaster Gate Central Line tube station (providing a fast direct link to the CBD) and just a stone's throw from the Heathrow Express at Paddington, the hotel's location is perfect for all business and leisure visits to London.Renowned for its world-class function space, the Lancaster London's flexible meetings and events facilities can accommodate up to 3,000 guests. The vast Nine Kings and Westbourne Suites have their own dedicated entrances, sound-proofed dividing walls, state-of-the-art AV equipment and retractable Italian chandeliers. The Forest Suite is a collection of 13 contemporary spaces that can cater for smaller meetings and events of up to 200 delegates. Stylishly yet comfortably furnished using natural woods and fabrics, they are individually-designed to be inviting, calm and businesslike.Dining options at the hotel range from 24-hour room service, to traditional Afternoon Tea, to gourmet experiences in one of the highly-regarded restaurants. Inspired by the original Nipa Restaurant in The Landmark Bangkok Hotel, the 55-seat Nipa Thai Restaurant features a teak panelled interior and stunning traditional furnishings and ornaments, crafted in Thailand. Whether you judge it on its mouthwatering cuisine, subtle oriental décor or welcoming ambience, it is one of the most authentic Thai eating experiences in Europe. In contrast, Island Grill is a stylish modern venue featuring a delicious menu of wide-ranging European dishes alongside a varied selection of cocktails and wines to suit every taste and appetite. ... more less
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