June 16, 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
My husband and I recently stayed here for two nights while visiting London. Physically, the hotel is beautiful and well-maintained. The location was perfect for our needs and within walking distance of many of the tourist attractions. Our room was comfortable with decent finishings and a lovely view. Unfortunately, the service seems to be highly inconsistent. The front desk was either wonderful or disinterested, depending who you spoke with, with a similar experience in the dining room. On the first evening, we were awakened at 3:45am by an unsolicited wake-up call and received a tepid apology after having to insist that we never ordered a wake-up call. (Although a 2nd manager was more understanding the following day.) Overall, the hotel is okay for a short stay given the location, but for the price weâ€™ll look at other options next time we are in London.
JenninMI - Michigan
I would definitely stay in this hotel again and again when back in London. Reason being...location was walking distance to many historical places, close to Underground (if one does not feel like walking); check in process was swift, systematic and efficient. The rooms were spacious, good size for 2 people with comfortable bedding, clean and spacious bathroom with abundant supply of amenities and towels. It is noteworthy (and I was thrilled) that mini bar (except for alcohol) is on the house...a big plus. A big shout out to "Mo" from guest services who was extremely helpful, patient in answering all our questions...gave us useful tips on good restaurants, gave us recommendations on best sites to visit given our short stay in the city. And, we bumped into "Mo" in the lobby twice and it was rather nice of him to make an effort in acknowledging us by our last names...another big plus! This hotel feels cozy the minute you walk in the lobby. The staff from valet, guest services, concierge and porter were wonderful.
Lsamoy - Washington DC, District of Columbia
We stayed four nights in early May 2017. The service at the Royal Horseguards was exceptional. The hotel has a wonderful history and is a very beautiful building. But the most impressive thing that made this worth the trip was the location. We were able to walk to Ben Big, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Old Scotland Yard, New Scotland Yard, Trafalgar Square and more... most within minutes! The tube station was directly around the corner too. There were plenty of shops, restaurants, and pubs within walking distance as well. Could not have asked for a better experience and location. Well worth the price for the service and stress free travel around town. Thank you to the Royal Horseguards for helping make our first trip to London such a memorable occasion.
AngeliaP71 - Woonsocket, Rhode Island
It's correct that on the 23rd May the hotel was having technical difficulties with its IT system that staff were trying to resolve. This was more frustrating for us as we had arranged an early check it at 1:00. That being said, if wasn't the fault of the staff on the day, and we did manage to get a room before the normal time of 3:00 pm, although we had to wait in the lounge for some time. We had dinner at Massimo in the Corinthia across the road, this is a truly 5 star location, but it is more expensive the the Royal Horseguards but the general ambience is nicer. Breakfast was good, standard fare. We did return to collect our luggage and decide to have something to eat on the terrace, a lovely setting. The food was fine, our waiter Luis was attentive and helpful and this made the afternoon more enjoyable. The location is perfect, the accommodation was fine, but if your bank balance will support the hotel across the road, go there for the 5 star experience.
plrm - uk
Check in was a mess. Their system was down and it took 20 minutes for something that should have taken five. I paid over 500$ US dollars a night to stay in a nasty little box with two very tiny grime streaked windows. The tub was very narrow and was filled with plenty of hair from the last inmates. Jackhammers outside. The carpet is the color of dirty oatmeal. Very dark room. The free mini bar amounts to a few cokes and a bag of potato chips. The windows don't open and there is an alarm which screams out if you touch them. Maybe this once was a nice hotel but now it is unpleasant and terribly claustrophobic. I seriously regret this visit. It looked nice online. I read other negative reviews online and thought people were being too harsh until I stayed here. There is a beautiful hotel across the street. This is not a five star experience. It is one point of a very tarnished star.
Madison M - New Zealand