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The Royal Horseguards

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Love the location, the building itself, the history of the building, the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff, the wonderful doorman in the top hat.

Excellent location in London, beautiful hotel w fascinating history. In the room, the lighting could be better controlled (eg, only 1 person could read in bed), and the tv was difficult to manage with the remote control. Otherwise it was comfortable, clean, classy and well-appointed.

Beautiful property with amazing staff. Nicest hotel my daugther calims to have ever stayed in.

Very nice hotel located in a part of London where there were many things to see and do.

Great hotel in a great location for a reasonable price.

We were tourists for five nights and found The Royal Horseguards to be perfect. Great staff and room. The bed was super comfortable. EXCELLENT location for tourists, right in the middle of things, great access to The Tube. We hope to be back soon and hope to make this our base of operations again. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5s all the way was that we had a small issue with the air conditioner control that did not get resolved.

Nice hotel with great location! The hotel staff were very friendly and very professional!

A palace to rival many. Amazing property with a splendid beautiful view and a wonderful friendly staff made this a truly royal stay

We loved the location, close to many sites, a theater, and the National Gallery. The view from our room of the river was wonderful. We found the staff very helpful as well. The workout room as good, with a rowing machine, which was great--and the room was kept cool. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would go back in a minute!

Great location. Hotel staff were wonderful. Beautiful, clean, spacious, and quiet.

Ordered a king size bed , came with twins. Staff quickly changed it back

We stayed for three nights and were very satisfied. It's a five star and it comes with all the bells and whistles. The doormen that greeted us were terrific, the front desk was courteous and answered every question we had. Room was perfect, bathroom even better. There is a walk in closet so you can hang all the clothes you need. They also have an american outlet for your phone charging or hair straightner. Location was perfect, walking distance to the London Eye, and the Pier for the boat trips. It's walking distance to cafe's, restaurants, the art gallery and tour bus locations. We will return here to stay during our next vacation to London!!

2nd floors smelled of cooking food, which was disconcerting

Our room on floor one was tiny. No room for baggage; no surfaces for Laying things down.

People at the hotel were fantastic. Any questions you had, the concierge was right there helping you

Wonderful room with odd lighting controls. There were master buttons for entire sections of lights, no individual controls, which made the lighting situation a little frustrating, especially when having to reach around to the nearly unreachable wall behind and to the left or right of the bed to turn off the lamp sitting next to you on the bed stand (both lamps, actually; you cant turn on just one at a time). Had an "interior" view which included a black electrical cord draped horizontally across the window. Such a small thing to fix, which, with the curtains open, gave an otherwise fairly luxurious the room a down market, shoddy feel (that and the water stains on the wood table tops. Cover those surfaces with glass, why don't you?) But the room was otherwise extremely comfortable and clean. Loved the big leather reclining chairs.

This hotel had a fantastic location. It was a 3 minutes walk from the Embankment station. 20 -30 minutes walk from Buckingham, British museum, Oxford st...etc. Right outside the hotel there were 2 stands of Santandar bicycles, which are great value and help you to go anywhere you want. We arrived late around 1030pm, doorman was still out, receptionist was very polite. Up into our room, first surprise was the bathroom. TV in the bathroom! Heated floor and heated towel rack! This is like from the future. All room lights can be dimmed or switched off by touch of a button. Do-not-disturb was done by pressing a button inside. EVERYTHING was great until we slept.... For 4 nights in a roll we have been waking up every 1 to 2 hours because of the bed. The bed was comfortable to lay on, but we just couldn't get a good night sleep. We thought we might get used to it but we did not. Oh and mini-bar was included, not sure because of Christmas or some other reason. We also got a little plate of deserts on Christmas eve.

2 Whitehall Court London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to The Strand and Nelson's Column
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in London City Centre, The Royal Horseguards is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms. This 5-star hotel has 282 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

Guests can enjoy a plasma TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free bottled water, and a laptop-compatible safe.


Property features

The Royal Horseguards features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Valet parking is available for GBP 110 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a terrace, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

River View Room 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Royal Horseguards

Everyone (31) Couples (43) Business (7) Family (6) Other (8) Friends (1)
5
Families

Love the location, the building itself, the history of the building, the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff, the wonderful doorman in the top hat.

By on Apr 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 25, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your 5* review of your recent stay with us.I am so happy to hear that you had an exceptional stay and were not disappointed. We do take great pride in our regal Victorian building. Which coupled with our 5* team ensure that your stay is nothing short of unforgettable from start to finish.

5
Families

Excellent location in London, beautiful hotel w fascinating history. In the room, the lighting could be better controlled (eg, only 1 person could read in bed), and the tv was difficult to manage with the remote control. Otherwise it was comfortable, clean, classy and well-appointed.

By on Mar 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2019

Thank you so much for your gracious 5 star review. I am happy to read that you enjoyed the well appointed bedroom that was allocated to you, although we are sorry to know about the lighting. Our guests satisfaction and comfort is of the utmost importance so I am extremely pleased that you enjoyed every detail of your visit.We cannot wait to spoil you again on your next stay!

5
Everyone

By on Mar 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to rate your visit with us! We greatly look forward to welcoming you back for another superb stay!

5
Everyone

Beautiful property with amazing staff. Nicest hotel my daugther calims to have ever stayed in.

By on Jan 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 15, 2019

Wow! Thank you for the complimentary feedback. I am so pleased to hear that you found our hotel beautiful. Our French chateau-style building boasts many of it’s original Victorian features, including the beautiful tiled floors as well as the crystal glittering chandeliers. It would be our pleasure to spoil your daughter and you on your next visit.

5
Everyone

Very nice hotel located in a part of London where there were many things to see and do.

By on Dec 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 2, 2019

Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you appreciated our fantastic SW1 location. In the heart of the city alongside the River Thames and a stone’s throw away from London’s attractions such as the Theatre Land of the West End, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and the Royal Horseguards Parade. We all look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional stay in the very near future.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 8, 2018

Thank you for your 5* rating! I am thrilled to know that we met your expectations and on all aspects of your stay. Attentive, friendly and courteous service go a long way to deliver first class service. We greatly look forward to welcoming you back!

5
Everyone

By on Oct 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 1, 2018

Thanks for the great rating. We are delighted to know that you had a relaxed, 5* stay with and look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic visit.

5
Everyone

Great hotel in a great location for a reasonable price.

By , from San Diego on Sep 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 26, 2018

Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit to The Royal Horseguards Hotel. We are proud in the service and standards we offer ensuring our guests have an enjoyable and comfortable stay.We are ideally located a few minutes walk away from the theatre-land district of the West End. Or if you prefer the hustle and bustle of our chic city, you have the bright lights of Leicester Square, trendy Soho or street performers of Covent Garden also a charming stroll away. We truly are right in the centre of the town. Thank you once again for your 5* review and for sharing your experience with us. We cannot wait until you visit us again so we can have the opportunity to look after you again.

5
Everyone

We were tourists for five nights and found The Royal Horseguards to be perfect. Great staff and room. The bed was super comfortable. EXCELLENT location for tourists, right in the middle of things, great access to The Tube. We hope to be back soon and hope to make this our base of operations again. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5s all the way was that we had a small issue with the air conditioner control that did not get resolved.

By , from Seattle on Aug 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 27, 2018

I am so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time and found our service and standards worthy of 5 stars. Their attention to detail goes a long way in ensuring that each guest has an unforgettable experience. I am so glad to hear that we achieved this for your stay! Our Hypnos beds, which carry the Royal Seal of Approval, are well renowned for their comfort and decked out with our exquisite Egyptian Linen bedding ensure that you have a restful and comfortable night. Thank you again for your 5 star review and we look forward to welcoming you for another superb stay!

5
Everyone

Nice hotel with great location! The hotel staff were very friendly and very professional!

By on Aug 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your 5* review. We pride ourselves on delivering impeccable 5 star hospitality to ensure that each and every aspect of your stay is perfect. I shall be sure to pass on your gracious comments to the team. We cannot wait to welcome you back for another superb stay!