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Strand Palace Hotel London

4 stars
View map of 372, Strand, London, WC2R OJJ

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Strand Palace Hotel London

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
255 out of 255
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pcook
Business
Virginia
Mar 9, 2011

Good tourist hotel in central location

I always stay at this hotel while in London. The rooms are clean and housekeeping service is accommodating. Hotel staff is pleasant and helpful. Also - You can request guaranteed early check-in between 9am and 2pm for £30 pounds, arranged to pay on arrival through emailing the hotel directly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Very convenient location for museums, Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Also for plays and opera, the location is a 10-minute walk from most theatres which avoids a scramble for a taxi when they all let out around the same time. 5-minute walk to Covent Garden and 10-minute walk to Leicester Square with numerous film theatres and restaurants.

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
miami beach
Jan 2, 2010

Strand Palace

this is my second time at this hotel...it is a good location and the bb is awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
new york
Aug 2, 2011

great location

hotel had a great location, easily accessible to attractions and subways. we were able to walk to most places. great recommendations for restaurants from the staff. very accommodating and friendly staff. would have been nice to have free wifi in this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

go out to eat dinner early as everything shuts down at 11pm!!

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
A retired bum
Business
Midland, MI, USA
Oct 6, 2011

THE BEST LOCATION!!!

I have stayed here many times and have always been pleased. This time London was experiencing record heat for October. I expected a hotel in this price range to be air conditioned - WRONG. The windows did open and they provided a fan but still it was too warm. It is a fabulous location for sight-seeing, the theatre district and all the entertainment and dining choices around Covent Garden.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy an oyster card and load it up "pay as you go". Maybe start with 10 pounds. You can use it anytime on a bus, train or underground. Just tap and go. Saves money and time. You can add more money to it at any time. The Brits call this "topping up". BTW, it is not valid on the Heathrow or Gatwick trains. Also if you need or want to be reachable by phone, pick up a cheap pay as you go phone at the train station or a Tesco grocery store. I paid something like 5-10 pounds for mine 2 years ago and still use it anytime I am in Europe. Be prepared to pay for internet use at every hotel and it isn't cheap!

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ft. Lauderdale
Jul 8, 2011

Great Location

The hotel staff is friendly and very accommodating. Stayed there on two different bookings. The second room was really small and hot, but the staff readily changed the room with no hassle whatsoever. That being said, there is NO air conditioning, [...]. Each room has a fan which worked with the weather conditions I experienced. Location can't be beat. So many things are within walking distance, including museums, Trafalger Sq., London Eye, Tate Modern Somerset House, Theaters, Covent Garden and more. Low frills, but convenient and clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy an Oyster card for the Tube. Ask the Tube Assistance people to make sure you can return it at the end of your stay. Costs 5 pounds, which is refunded, then you load it up in 5 pound increments (I did for 3 days with 20 pounds of travel and got back 11 pounds (5 for the card and 6 for unused travel) and you get the cheapest rate for each trip you take.

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boca Raton, FL
Jun 14, 2010

Really great location

Walking distance to many theaters, Covent Garden, and across Waterloo Bridge to the South Bank area. Long walk or convenient buses and tube stops to other theaters. Room was very nice, and staff very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Indio, CA
Feb 14, 2011

Great Hotel in central London

Great location on the Strand just up from Trafalgar Square, and close to Covent Garden. You can walk to everything, and many options for tube stops. I upgraded to the larger king room and it was very nice, newly remodeled.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Imperial, Pa
Oct 27, 2010

Fabulous Trip

Great Hotel. I was able to check in early so I could start touring the city. Room was clean and staff was friendly. Only drawback was the street noise. My room faced Strand and Friday and Saturday was very noisy. The restaurants in the hotel are convenient, but the food is just ok. I would definitely stay there again. Perfect location near Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and bus and tube stops.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Spend time looking around for places to eat. Avoid chains and try the small pubs. Most food is ala cart. So it can be costly to eat.

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cincinnati, OHIO
Nov 17, 2010

Good hotel

Good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hazel Green
Business
Saint Louis
Oct 6, 2009

A Decent, Well-Lacated Hotel

The Strand Palace have been making many improvements over the last few years. It is a nice place to stay. BUT they have nailed the windows shut so that only one will open more about an inch. With no air conditioning, it makes the room quite warm. I fan was provided, but it is not as nice as fresh air. And there is only a heavy comforter on the bed, which is impossable to use with the room so warm.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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