$144 Avg/night
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Strand Palace Hotel London

3 stars
372, Strand, London, WC2R OJJ
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
339 reviews
City Break

This was my 2nd stay at the Strand Palace Hotel and once again I was made welcome and very... See full review

  • Pinklady1967
  • Apr 23, 2014
Very GOOD

Highly Recommended, very clean and Kind, Trafalgar square at walking distance. See full review

  • gyckoo
  • Mar 29, 2014
Fine dining, modern styling, and in the heart of theaterland

The Strand Palace Hotel London is ideally located within walking distance of many of London's major tourist attractions. Guests visiting the city on business can make use of the hotel's nine conference rooms. There are excellent transport links right outside the door, including tube stations and bus stops that further add to the hotel's convenient location. The hotel's interesting contrast of a very modern interior with a typically old-English exterior makes for a comfortable stay and the on-site bar and restaurant serves various European dishes and a traditional British carvery. Wi-Fi is free of charge and available throughout the entire hotel.

Reasons to stay
  • Located in Covent Garden, just a few minutes' walk from London's most prestigious theaters
  • A selection of nine different meeting venues to choose from, making it ideal for business travelers
  • Contemporary and modern interior within a traditional British building
Strand Palace Hotel London rooms

There are two types of room available at the Strand Palace Hotel London: Club and Executive. Each of these categories can provide single, double and king bedrooms. All of the rooms in the hotel are very spacious and contain modern furnishings. The décor is clean and bright, and many of the rooms have marvelous views of London's West End. Executive rooms are decorated in earthy tones and come with a wide variety of extra features, such as complimentary a la carte private breakfast, free movies, choice of luxury toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, and a seating area with desk. All rooms at the Strand Palace Hotel London come with a flat screen television, in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities and 24 hour room service. For families wishing to stay at the hotel, cots are available on request for children under the age of two, and a sofa bed is also available in some of the rooms.

Things to do nearby
  • Covent Garden (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Leicester Square (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Trafalgar Square (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • St Paul's Cathedral (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Buckingham Palace (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Green Park (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • London Eye (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Piccadilly Circus (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Camden Market (2.6 mi/4.2 km)

Hotel Map

51.5107 -0.1207
Area served
London.
Nearby airports
Heathrow International Airport.
Area description
Great Central Location close to Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the River Thames.

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Strand Palace Hotel London Rooms

Standard Single
Single bed (100 cm) Complimentary Wi-Fi En-suite bathroom/shower LCD TV with full Sky package satellite channels In-room safe Mineral water
Standard Double
Double bed (135 cm) Complimentary Wi-Fi En-suite bathroom/shower LCD TV with full Sky package satellite channels In-room safe Mineral water
Standard Twin
Super king size bed (200cm) Complimentary Wi-Fi En-suite bathroom/shower LCD TV with full Sky package satellite channels In-room safe Mineral water
Air Conditioned King
Room offers a two single beds with amenities like air condition, high speed internet access fee applies, satellite TV, pay movies on request, hairdryer, work desk, water, biscuits, fluffy bathrobes on request, plasma TV, magnifying bathroom mirror, lifestyle and business magazines, 24 hour room service, fan, black out shutters, duvets, showers, baths. For exercise enthusiasts, guests enjoy complimentary access to in-house gym.
Executive King
Plasma TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, TV channels and movies, food and beverage discounts, in-room safe, turndown service, choice of toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, I-Pod docking station, free magazine and newspaper, express check-out service. For exercise enthusiasts, guests enjoy complimentary access to in-house gym.
Air Conditioned Single
Room offers a single bed with amenities like air condition, high speed internet access fee applies, satellite TV, pay movies on request, hairdryer, work desk, water, biscuits, fluffy bathrobes on request, plasma TV, magnifying bathroom mirror- lifestyle and business magazines, 24 hour room service, fan, black out shutters, duvets, showers, baths. For exercise enthusiasts, guests enjoy complimentary access to in-house gym.
Air Conditioned Double
Room offers a double bed with amenities like air condition, high speed internet access fee applies, satellite TV, pay movies on request, hairdryer, work desk, water, biscuits, fluffy bathrobes on request, plasma TV, magnifying bathroom mirror, lifestyle and business magazines, 24 hour room service, fan, black out shutters, duvets, showers, baths. For exercise enthusiasts, guests enjoy complimentary access to in-house gym.
Executive Single
Plasma TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, TV channels and movies, food and beverage discounts, in-room safe, turndown service, choice of toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, I-Pod docking station, free magazine and newspaper, express check-out service. For exercise enthusiasts, guests enjoy complimentary access to in-house gym.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet in room
Accessibility
Accessible facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Courtauld Gallery: 0 mi
  • Transport Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret: 0.1 mi
  • the Strand: 0.1 mi
  • London Transport Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Somerset House: 0.2 mi
  • Aldwych Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Charing Cross station: 0.2 mi
  • British Music Experience: 0.3 mi
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Benjamin Franklin House: 0.3 mi
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.3 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Courtauld Gallery: 0 mi
  • Transport Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret: 0.1 mi
  • the Strand: 0.1 mi
  • London Transport Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Adelphi Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Somerset House: 0.2 mi
  • Aldwych Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Charing Cross station: 0.2 mi
  • British Music Experience: 0.3 mi
  • British Optical Association Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Benjamin Franklin House: 0.3 mi
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 0.3 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • London Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Festival Hall: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Hayward Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Canada House Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Nelson's Column: 0.4 mi
  • Twinings Museum: 0.4 mi
  • West End: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Opera House: 0.4 mi
  • Trafalgar Square: 0.4 mi
  • Port of London: 0.4 mi
  • London School of Economics: 0.4 mi
  • London Astoria: 0.4 mi
  • Leicester Square: 0.4 mi
  • Admiralty Arch: 0.4 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Sir John Soane's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Temple church: 0.5 mi
  • London Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 0.5 mi
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts: 0.5 mi
  • London Eye: 0.5 mi
  • Cartoon Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Waterloo station: 0.6 mi
  • Dominion Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Soho: 0.6 mi
  • South Bank: 0.6 mi
  • London Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • Piccadilly Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • British Museum: 0.6 mi

Dining

Mask Bar
Enjoy a relaxing multitude of cocktails in the sophisticated ambience of the Mask bar. Be it drinks before a show or a night cap at the end of a great evening, the Mask bar is the ultimate venue to unwind. Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 17:00 - 3:00 Sunday 17:00 - 2:00
Hops
This is a great place to get together and enjoy some live sport on our big screens or maybe just shoot some pool while enjoying a cold one. Opening Times: Monday - Thursday 16:30 - 23:00 Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:00 Sunday 12:00 - 22:30
Strand Carvery
The Strand Carvery is one of Londons original Carvery restaurants and is a destination for guests and locals alike. A mouth-watering choice of hot and cold buffets are available to guests. Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 17:00 - 22:00 Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Johnston's Brasserie
Serving modern international dishes, Johnston's Brasserie is a contemporary and stylish restaurant, it is the perfect place to enjoy a pre-theatre dinner or a business lunch. Opening Times: Monday - Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
The Lounge Bar
The Lounge Bar serves a wide range of coffees and teas, complete with a fully stocked bar. The Lounge Bar is perfect for drinks and snacks throughout the day. Opening Times: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 24:00 Saturday 10:30 - 24:00 Sunday 10:30 - 22:30

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (339)

Ratings and reviews for Strand Palace Hotel London

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 339
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Globezipper
Business
Minnesota
Feb 16, 2010

Highly Overrated

This hotel is highly overrated and over-priced. After standing in line for a significant time, checked in to this "non-smoking" hotel and given room that reeked of smoke. After standing in line again, given another room that wasn't very clean, carpet thread-bare and tiny. Free internet service in the lobby turns out to be 30 minutes total. More problems when trying to use business center. "Fresh" towels were dirty and had hair (not mine) on them. Rooms, at least mine, badly in need of renovation. Only thing going for it is its location and history. Would not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Covent Garden was a wonderful area full of shops, food and free entertainment.

Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Globezipper
Business
Minnesota
Feb 16, 2010

Highly Overrated

This hotel is highly overrated and over-priced. After standing in line for a significant time, checked in to this "non-smoking" hotel and given room that reeked of smoke. After standing in line again, given another room that wasn't very clean, carpet thread-bare and tiny. Free internet service in the lobby turns out to be 30 minutes total. More problems when trying to use business center. "Fresh" towels were dirty and had hair (not mine) on them. Rooms, at least mine, badly in need of renovation. Only thing going for it is its location and history. Would not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Covent Garden was a wonderful area full of shops, food and free entertainment.

Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Manchester
Jun 13, 2011

Great location, but...

I previously stayed in this hotel 6 months ago, and found my outway-facing room relatively comfortable. The big selling point for me is the location, as your literally minutes away from Covent Garden, and just a short walk away from Charing Cross tube, so you can get all over London in no time. So when I stayed this time, I expected much of the same... wrong! The check-in staff are very courteous, and even found that I had stayed before, so I assumed that I would be given a room at the same standard (or hopefully better) - what a wrong assumption! I was given a room that faced inwards into one of the courtyards, and you could have raised tropical plants in the room it way that hot! I attempted to open the windows to get some fresh air circulating, but one of the windows would not open at all, and the other one only 3 inches. To make matters worse, the shutters that you close at night completely seal the room off from outside, so even if you do have the windows open, any air that might blow in is totally prevented by these wooden shutters. You are provided with a small desk fan, but the lack of plug sockets in the room means that you can't place them anywhere near the bed. Out of three nights, I only had one with any sleep, and that was due to a dose of Nytol! The rooms otherwise are modern, but very small. you may also have a problem in the showers if you are tall - I'm 6' 2" and I had to crouch in the shower as my head was against the ceiling (and also to dodge the extremely hot downlight that's in the shower cubicle!) Upon checkout, I discovered that if you complain about the windows, they will get housekeeping to 'adjust' the windows so that they can be opened further - although what they would do about the shutters I don't know. In brief, if you are after a hotel that is in the centre of it all, with good links to the rest of the city (and can get an outway-facing room), then the hotel is good value for money. However, if you get an inside room, then ask for a change of room!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Warsaw, Poland
Jan 25, 2011

Good price, good location

The hotel was relatively nice, not great but the the price was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Good price

Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Avalongod
Business
Laredo, TX
Jul 1, 2009

Excellent Location, a little stuffy

Overall this was a good hotel in an excellent location, right near the Thames with easy access to just about anything you'd like to see in Central London. The hotel itself is reasonably nice with some good restaurants. My only real complaint regards the absence of air conditioning, which made the room hot and stuffy (it was considerably warmer inside the room than outside in the British air). That did make it difficult to sleep at night, even with the windows open (although they only open 100 mm) and a fan going. That knocked a couple stars off for me. Aside from that, it was a good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MomDina
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Mar 7, 2012

Good for the price, nice location, but ...

crazy smell of poison against cockroaches in the hall! You can barely hold your breath. I had really bad headache because of that. The hotel was getting ready for the Olympics I guess, was all covered by plastic, from outside it was just not looking good at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Pret a Manger is located in less 5 minutes walk. Small grocery stores are around. ALso number of theaters around, and great location for main historical landmarks of the city

Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Warsaw, Poland
Jan 25, 2011

Good price, good location

The hotel was relatively nice, not great but the the price was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Good price

Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 24, 2010

Great London Hotel

Convenient location, rooms were clean and service from the front desk was efficient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York
Jun 11, 2009

Central location, no frills

Experience and service were most enjoyable. Rooms so small they do not allow any activity in a vertical position. Because the hotel is in remodeling, the space outside the rooms is shabby and includes construction crews and equipment. Rooms spartan look like exhibits from IKEA catalog.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Traditional theaters of London all within short walk.

Review of Strand Palace Hotel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
g4sandman
Business
Sheffield, UK
May 5, 2012

Too expensive

Booked this for a business trip because it was near the location I needed. Quite expensive considering the tiny room. The room itself couldn't have been more than 12 foot by 6 foot, with an inward facing window. The hotel was having an exterior facelift so was covered in scaffolding. Disappointing. The staff were great however, courteous and polite. Free wifi with the room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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