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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located across from Hyde Park, 15 minutes from the financial district and a quick taxi ride to popular sight-seeing locations such as Buckingham Palace. Royal Lancaster London hotel is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of any distinguished guest. Business travelers are invited to take advantage of the hotel’s impressive meeting spaces while enjoying the accessibility of our state-of-the-art on-site gym, hot breakfast and hotel bar. Don’t miss out on their award-winning restaurants, Nipa Thai – offering authentic and delicious Thai dishes, and Island Grill – known for its fresh and sustainable cuisine. The hotel has just inaugurated a collection of brand new rooms and suites, showcasing an effortless blend of mid-century design and contemporary luxury. Curated down to the smallest detail, all rooms feature Smart TVs, heated bathroom floors, quality linen, USB charging port and much more. Choose one of the suites to discover the meaning of “a view with a room”. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lancaster London Hotel London