The Royal Horseguards

5 stars
London, United Kingdom
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About The Royal Horseguards

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    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
A stunning five-star luxury hotel overlooking the River Thames near Embankment recommended by Forbes Travel Guide and Cond Nast JohansensThis majestic five-star hotel presides over the River Thames with outstanding views. From glittering chandeliers to contemporary design, this central hotel opposite the London Eye reflects a proud heritage. Enjoy the original tiled floors and discover a hotel with a secret past. Stay in the building that was once home and office to the first Chief of Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Sir Mansfield Cumming, and now commemorated with an English Heritage Blue Plaque.

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Deluxe room
1 king bed
1 king bed
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Double room
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King room
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
Standard Room
2 twin beds
bed type unknown
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Executive room
1 double bed
bed type unknown
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Royal Horseguards

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Dining

  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Dining table

Basics

  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

General

  • Garden view
  • Landmark view
  • Storage available
  • River view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Tile/marble floor
  • City view

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • Adapted bath
  • Upper floors accessible by lift

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Iron and ironing board

Bedroom

  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet

Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Reviews of The Royal Horseguards

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8.2
Very GoodBased on 3,724 verified guest reviews
8.2Families
8.3Friends
8.0Solo
8.1Couples

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8.0 Very Good
We had a luxury escape and requested single beds as we were friends traveling together. At check in I asked if the beds were single and if it was a deluxe room as per Luxury Escapes. I asked several times nut when saw the room we were allocated I did not believe it was a deluxe room and it did not have a city view. After further discussions we were moved to a deluxe room which was considerably larger and had a lovely view. The free mini bar consisted of a single small chocolate bar, one small packet of popcorn and 2 cans of Coca Cola. Again we pointed out that this was hardly a mini bar offering for 2 people. It was a delightful hotel and a glorious position but it does need to honour the Luxury Escape paid for by their clients.
D
10.0 Wonderful
Everything was beautiful. Had afternoon tea which was delicious too.
A
7.9 Good
We had an issue with the A/C in the first room on the first night and the hotel moved us to another room and everything was in order there. We only had the included minibar fully stocked once during the 6-night stay and only after mentioning it to the front desk. The minibar was restocked with drinks one more time but the food items were not restocked. Not sure if the hotel only includes one restocking or if it was supposed to be restocked daily. This was included with the rate we paid, I think it was the 'deluxe' package. It's a great hotel but I would say it is more of a 4+ star hotel. It seems the A/C units need updating or repair, the faucets in the bathroom are worn from cleaning so much and our spout was loose, the wood top near the tea-making facilities was warped from prior water damage. We have stayed here 5 or 6 times now over the past few years and the TV in the bathroom has never worked, but we don't use it so it's never been a deal-breaker. It is hit or miss if you get a room with working heated towel racks and/or heated bathroom floors. We love the location, the lobby, the staff, the bar, the breakfast, the courtyard/gardens, etc. It's one of our go-to hotels to stay at when we can afford it. You won't be disappointed if you do stay here. Just make sure to mention any issues with the staff and they will do their best to get it taken care of.
J
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Stayed in a king suite . View from the room was fantastic and the absolutely stunning at night. The room was spacious and comfortable with very nicely appointed furniture and bed. The bathroom with the heated floor was very nice surprise. Doorman was wonderfully welcoming, the bellboys were quick and helpful and the concierge was professional and always pleasant and patient.
Cons:I asked for an early check in which wasn't possible and I understood this. However, when I returned at the regular check in time, the receptionist without checking with anyone, insisted the room still wasn't ready. Had to ask for the manager, who after checking with housekeeping, found the room was ready. Receptionist was not happy at being contradicted and was less than pleasant for the rest of the check-in process. Not offered breakfast discount on check-in so would have paid substantially more if I hadn't found out about the discount by accident. Stayed two nights. Mini-fridge was not restocked the second day. Took 45 minutes to get a bucket of ice and then felt guilty for asking for it when we found out the poor guy doing room service was the only one on duty. Seems like the hotel needs to amp up the staff numbers to provide the five star service you're paying for.
H
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Beautiful hotel in an excellent location & very historical Staff are wonderful, great breakfast & we had a room facing the Thames & the London Eye.
Cons:Nothing, all was perfect!
A
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The room was very nice and quite comfortable. The staff was very attentive and accommodating.
A
7.7 Good
Pros: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.
Cons: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.
A
8.5 Very Good
Pros:Good service Great location
Cons: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 .
P
9.7 Wonderful
Pros: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.
Cons: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.
R
10.0 Wonderful
Pros: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.
Cons: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.

Location

2 Whitehall Court, London, W1A 2EJ

What's nearby

  • National Gallery0.4 km
  • London Eye0.5 km
  • Southbank Centre0.5 km
  • Churchill War Rooms0.6 km
  • Big Ben0.6 km
  • Westminster Bridge0.6 km
  • Somerset House0.7 km
  • Westminster Abbey0.8 km
  • Palace of Westminster0.8 km
  • Piccadilly Circus0.8 km
  • St James's Palace1 km
  • Buckingham Palace1.3 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Royal Horseguards

Low season

April

High season

July

Average price (weeknight)

$538

Average price (weekend night)

$568
Cheapest month to stay with an average 9% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 63% rise in price.
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When to book a room at The Royal Horseguards

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Top tips for your stay at The Royal Horseguards

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Royal Horseguards, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in April and July.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Royal Horseguards, plan to stay on a Thursday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Royal Horseguards was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $498, while the most expensive was $567.
  • How long should you stay at The Royal Horseguards? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at The Royal Horseguards

  • Why should I stay at The Royal Horseguards?

    Constructed in 1884 and first used as a residential property, the building has been a significant feature of the Whitehall skyline for well over a century. Existing for a variety of uses, the elegant mystique is enhanced by the fact that it once served to house the UK’s secret service. Whether admiring the French chateau architecture from across the Thames or exploring the stunning hallways, a luxurious experience awaits.

  • What is the best room at The Royal Horseguards?

    Ensure a stylish getaway by booking a King Room River View. Making the most of the hotel’s incredible location along the river, a gorgeous seating area by the window offers the chance to gaze out across the water. Sophisticated furniture and tasteful art pieces appear throughout, with rooms available from roughly £370 (approximately $471) per night.

  • What accommodation packages are available at The Royal Horseguards?

    KAYAK offers at The Royal Horseguards include discounts for Deluxe rooms with breakfast included, garden view and Wi-Fi upgrades. Other discounts can be found for the Tower Suite, a 5 star room with views to the River Thames, which can be enhanced by an exclusive breakfast.

  • Where should I eat when staying at The Royal Horseguards?

    A memorable dining experience is guaranteed at The Secret Herb Garden at The Terrace. A sleek alfresco restaurant and bar nestled in the hotel’s luscious garden, you can bask in the sunshine while watching the world pass by. Open between 12:00 pm and 10:00 pm, popular dishes include wood-fired pizzas and seafood platters.

  • What wedding facilities does The Royal Horseguards have?

    A picturesque location to host your wedding, four stunning rooms are available if you would like to celebrate your special day in London. The Meston Suite, River Room, Whitehall Suite and Gladstone Library offer a variation of breathtaking high ceilings, glass chandeliers and marble details. Spaces are capable of hosting up to 320 guests, with organization of ceremonies, catering, audiovisual equipment and decoration provided.

  • How can I get to The Royal Horseguards from the airport?

    Once you land at Heathrow Airport, board a Piccadilly line train and head towards Earl’s Court Station. There, you will need to change to a District line service heading east and get off at Embankment Station. The hotel is a short 2m walk from the platform, with the opportunity to stop in at Whitehall Gardens and check out Hungerford Bridge.

  • What family-friendly services are available at The Royal Horseguards?

    For a memorable experience and fun for all involved, take the kids to a mini tea party. Organized daily between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm, children can enjoy freshly baked food, creative snacks and coloring books. There are also board games and puzzles available from the hotel lobby, while babysitting services are available onsite.

  • What business amenities are provided at The Royal Horseguards?

    A computer station is located in the business center if you need to get some work done, while photocopying, printing and faxing facilities are also available.(Prices checked 01/07/19).

  • Where is The Royal Horseguards located?

    The Royal Horseguards is located at 2 Whitehall Court in Westminster, 0.8 km from the centre of London. National Gallery is the closest landmark to The Royal Horseguards.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Royal Horseguards?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Royal Horseguards.

  • Does The Royal Horseguards offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Royal Horseguards offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Royal Horseguards from the airport?

    The Royal Horseguards is 12.1 km from London City.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Royal Horseguards hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Royal Horseguards in London and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Royal Horseguards and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Royal Horseguards.

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