July 13, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
The Royal Horseguards in London, England
You might still spot politicians enjoying a reprieve from Parliament at The Royal Horseguards. It began life as The National Liberal Club in 1884 and was commandeered by the Ministry of Defense during both world wars to headquarter the M15 and M16, Britain's secret intelligence organizations. After undergoing a full renovation in 2008, sparkling chandeliers and contemporary accents join the oil paintings and rich red and gold furnishings that still retain the air of Westminster.
Stride across manicured lawns to the banks of the River Thames and follow it south. Veer right to walk along St. James's Park. Stare down the stern guards outside Buckingham Palace and give the Queen a nod. Circle back to The Royal Horseguards for afternoon tea and apricot scones on the sunlit terrace. Raise a glass to Churchill at the bar named after him – he was one of The National Liberal Club’s most prominent members.
Location of The Royal Horseguards
Nearest Airport: LHR
Amenities for The Royal Horseguards
- General Information
- 280 Guest Rooms
- 2 Restaurants
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Afternoon Tea
- On-Site Amenities
- Fitness Center
- Limousine Service
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- iPod Docks
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Meeting Rooms
- Historic Sites
- Art Galleries
- Public Transportation
- Culture & Arts
Reviews for The Royal Horseguards
Great location and in general a good experience (window views were second to none) but a poor customer service experience after checkout was very disappointing from a 5 star establishment. Incorrectly billed for a breakfast (no big deal, was resolved in half a minute) but the follow up phone call about a separate concern that was not responded to as promised was a let down.
NatSawyer - Melbourne, Australia
Nice staff (with some exceptions), nice breakfast, nice place However, this is not a real 5 star regarding decor (need urgent remodelation). The best of this old hotel is the place it stays and breakfast. Just that. Do not expect more
Adriana Q - Lisbon, Portugal
We stayed here for 4 nights because of its great location. It's walking distance to a lot of famous landmarks in London. Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden felt like our backyard. When we checked-in, the hotel seemed under staff (and again when we were checking out). The waiting was worth it when we found out we are going to have a bigger room. We got to our room and the bed was not prepared correctly so we asked them to fix it and it took almost an hour to get that done. Warning; their room can get really cold, unless you have mastered how to adjust the thermostat for European hotels. I mentioned struggles as five-star because there are some perks to the hotel that seemed just a tad under five-star. Fixings in furniture are almost falling apart, providing french press instead of a single serve machine like Nespresso (as provided by rooms in other 4-star hotels), and room technology that is not always working. Royal Horseguards has great bed, by the way. You can be guaranteed a great night sleep. The breakfast was also great. It's the same every morning. I kind of wished it changed at least every other day but at least you know what to expect everyday -- sunny side up eggs, beans, tomatoes, mushroom, sausage, hash brown, pastries, yogurt, the works.
Ernestine D - Ithaca, United States
Well the hit is its a great building in a great location . The miss are very poor service ,the staffs biggest plus is they smile a lot sadly this in many cases is to cover the fact that to many of them don't understand English to well . We booked in for a two day stay in part to celebrate my wife's special birthday,nice reseption from the front desk quick and efficient .Found our room not bad size , did not like shower over bath which in its self was very small so difficult to stand in (forget the TV in the shower fit a walk in shower instead ) tiny back lit shaving mirror fitted in such a place as to be useless . Room nicely fitted out ,so called commplementry mini bar was an insult, contained two beers two sparkling water and two still,one coke two white wine bottles which contained just enough for one glass ,and no red wine ,a small bar of chocolate.a bag of crisps and one small biscuit .when I rang reseption re red wine as my wife and I drink red I was told (we don't offer red ) when I met one of the managers later and mentioned this she said they did offer red and indeed she rectified same regatta away ,guess what next day after ewe had drunk the wine .no refill in the bar and the same stupid story from reseption and house keeping .frankly the complementary mini bar was an insult to the guests and the hotel its self .We booked dinner in the restaurant on our first evening , big mistake billed as fine dining which it most certainly is not ,we had an eight thirty reservation there were only six other diners but the slowest service ,the menu is lacking in choice and the service terrible we even had to ask if we could have our wine which had been placed ten feet from the table poured as they had forgotten us ,in there haste to set up around us for breakfast ,we wanted to have coffee on the terrace (part of the bar we were told which should serve till1am ,by the time we were ready for coffee nine fort five the cushions had been removed from the seating and the doors closed.so we went to the bar where tables had not been cleared and there were no wait staff ordered a gin and tonic ok and a coffee which took twentyfive mins to appear ,forget it went to our room drank the red wine which had now turned up.I could go on but will just mention the breakfast priced at twenty four pounds ,two egg to sausage bacon and beans served on a cold plate with cold toast which was not fresh. My wife had tea and when she asked for a second cup the waiter tried to pour coffee into her cup(with a smile )then made a trail off drips across the table to fill my cup, but with a smile. This epic was for a room priced around four hundred and fifty pound per night . O I nearly forgot turn down service did not make it at all on our second night .had it not been my wife's birthday (no mention of the special treatment we had been promised)I would realy have made a fuss on check out but did not want to make things worse as she was already upset So sorry guys you are miles out in the race your staff problems are so obvious at the moment I could not Recomend anyone to stay .
It is very difficult to find the 'right' hotel in London. They are either over the top or cheap and nasty in horrible overrun areas. This hotel ( formerly the Liberal Club) is in a quiet Whitehall street, close to Embabkment tube, Trafalgar Square and Westminster. Very convenient for taxi or limo from Heathrow. It's a low key entrance that opens up to a stylish entrance, lobby and lounge. Our room was reasonably spacious not huge with a large bathroom, lots of cupboard space and a huge window overlooking the Thames and the Eye - very pretty at night. Everything is included, breakfast, morning paper, drinks in mini fridge. The breakfast was wonderful, huge choices plus anything to order as well. Highly recommended.
Greengreta - Sydney Australia