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What We Love

  • Central riverside location, perfect for sightseeing and going out on the town
  • The building’s past — you’re staying in a historic London landmark
  • Dining on seasonal British cuisine in restaurant One Twenty One Two
  • Sipping cocktails named for famous Brits in the cozy bar
  • The mix of modern technology and old-school elegance in the rooms and suites

What To Know

  • Some rooms don’t have river views, so consider upgrading if a Thames view is essential to your stay
  • The breakfast buffet isn’t the most filling in town
  • The restaurant doesn’t overlook the river, so no romantic city views while you dine
  • The staff is friendly and polite, but there could be a few more of them
  • WiFi is free

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at The Royal Horseguards, you’ll be centrally located in London, steps from Benjamin Franklin House and minutes from Trafalgar Square. This 5-star hotel is close to London Eye and London Dungeon.

Make yourself at home in one of the 282 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and plasma televisions are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This hotel has 14 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

The Royal Horseguards
2 Whitehall Court
London, SW1A 2EJ United Kingdom

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 5471 Reviews
Beautiful historic hotel in great location
Reviewed 10 hours ago

Booked this hotel as we were attending an awards ceremony here, it wasnt cheap but worth the money.
We were able to go into the adjoining building 1 Whitehall which is stunning and well worth a tour.
The hotel is itself is lovely , great doorman too. All staff are very attentive and nothing is any trouble for them.
Would recommend

Afternoon Tea
Reviewed 11 hours ago

Lovely afternoon tea experience, great service and great food. However, make sure that you state the deal you have bought, otherwise you will be but in for ‘normal’ afternoon tea instead of the level that you have paid for.

On this occasion
Reviewed 15 hours ago

Been many times to this hotel and have had very little to complain about,however on this occasion that all changed.
The allocated room was miserable,small not even light enough to read a paper,also one of the wall lights wasn’t working.wardrobe door had to be held open in order to access the inside. Bath only suitable for small people

Beware of “standard room choice!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Firstly i’d like to say that this hotel is in a wonderful location close to the river. This was our second stay and we booked a double room through the hotel website. We paid approx $260 and were expecting a fairly basic room overlooking the buildings close by.

However, the room we were allocated #902 was located at the very top of the hotel. The room was very small but that is not unusual for London.

The worst part though was that there was only one small window which looked out onto a brick wall approx two feet away. The ceilings were extremely low and little, if any natural light in the room which made it feel extremely claustrophobic.

When I called to complain I was informed by a very patronising “duty manager” that all the “standard” rooms faced onto a wall.

I questioned that with him as no where on the Royal Horseguards site does it show or even mention that “standard” rooms come complete with a brick wall view.

A compromise was eventually reached with me paying additional money for a different room which was then upgraded to a river view room.

Whilst this issue was resolved it should serve as a warning to all when booking this hotel. Make sure you are clear that you don’t want a view of a brick wall when you book and get that in writing before you go.

Given the number of five star hotels located in London for visitors to choose from this hotel needs to take steps to manage guests expectations prior to their arrival.

Londonpride
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great hotel in a superb location overlooking the Thames.It offers first class service within a historic building.I have stay a number of times and can vouch for the fact that the service is consistently good.