The Strand Palace Hotel
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With a stay at The Strand Palace Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in London, steps from London Transport Museum and Covent Garden Market. This 4-star hotel is close to Coca-Cola London Eye and London Dungeon.
Stay in one of 785 guestrooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. Full breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.
How to Get There
This was my first stay at Strand Palace. I chose it due to its location. I meetings at The Savoy, right across from the Strand Palace. This was a big plus. Everything I needed or wanted was within a 30-min walk - food (lots of choices), bank, supermarket, cafes and more.
I had a day off and I walked everywhere - to the museum, restaurants, sight seeing, and others. The 8 hour walk took me through the alleys and hidden treasures in London.
Many thanks to the doorman at Strand Hotel, Aaron, I had one of the best ice creams - Chili basil - at a artisan ice cream shop on Goodwin Ct. So if you love ice cream or you don't, La Gelatiera is a great place for ice cream. Aaron also recommended restaurants and places to visit - not your typical tourist/visitor crowded places. So be sure to ask him for recommendations.
BTW, my first day at the hotel wasn't as pleasant as I would have liked. I was not notified that renovation work is going at the hotel. So there were banging and drilling throughout the day. The noise was unbearable, I asked for a room change - not the easiest thing to do.
I also encountered several other challenges at the hotel. The facilities are quite old. The shower head and bath isn't very inviting. The amenities are very basic and minimal. There's no fridge in the room, no slippers. The room is rather dark. The entire room and hotel really looks dated. There was one day where I didn't have water in the bathroom.
Great Hotel for its location to Theatre Land.
We stayed for two nights in a Deluxe Double room.
The room was lovely. Modern and clean and the shower room was gleaming. Not long been refurbished so it’s what was expected. The rooms are not on the spacious side and we did hear some disgruntled guests moaning about their ‘Cosy Deluxe Rooms’. Basically a very small room.
I did look into this before we booked and saw the pictures of the ‘Cosy’ rooms. Very compact.
Breakfast is lovely with everything you would expect.
The Cocktail bar and room service are as you would expect - pricey - however, very nice.
I would definitely book again if just for the location.
I had specifically chosen the Strand Palace Hotel due to it's location central to Somerset House (where I was attending the Peanuts exhibition). I had read reviews of the hotel in various travel agent publications and it sounded pretty high-end (4 star hotel). On getting to the hotel, I could definately see it harking back to the Roaring 40's. All the staff from the Breakfast staff to Concierge were very helpful (even though I didn't need to use them much) and the Check In/Out staff were very proficient in sorting room cards (scan cards) and detailing breakfast times/check-out times etcetera. The Gin Palace looked very cosy and inviting. I did mean to use it but at £12 for a G&T, quite expensive - but then it is London prices. My newly refurbished single-bedded room was very comfortable. There was a big walk-in shower. The only slight reservation is that the toilet paper dispenser was very close to the toilet, meaning you had to swing your legs in to ensure you didn't knock the loo-roll out of its' fixings. Breakfast was amazing value for £7. You had the choice of Full English, Continental and Cereal - or all three. Tea and Coffee was brought to you in canteens. I didn't feel rushed, as the canteens held enough for 3 to 4 cups. Tea was a bit bitty with the floating bits of tea-bag coming loose, but the coffee was strong and hot.I couldn't say anything more about the other facilities available (as I didn't use them), but nothing seemed too much trouble for any member of staff. Two nights of blissful sleep and fun in an excellent hotel. Can't really fault it bar the few minor quibbles mentioned.
Beautiful hotel, excellent location, Gin Bar perfect, all staff apart from breakfast perfect. Only bit that let it down badly was breakfast itself. Food was very very dry and had obviously been under the heat lamp ages even though we were sitting at 08:00 - i would have expected fresher food. Restaurant (female breakfast staff) were very unapproachable, grumpy, rude, ignorant and made not just,us but others in the area feel guilty for asking for a coffee or tea let along when i asked if they were able to do any poached eggs - we quite expected them to be thrown at us when they arrived! The general concesus of other staff, including housekeeping were very friendly and willing to help - just avoid breakfast and be ready to dive under the table if you need anything.
The hotel reminds you of grand hotels of 19430's-1950's (I only saw them in the movies)
The lobby is great. The breakfast is excellent (much more than your typical bacon and eggs) Teh room is abit small but cozy. Hot water jet is strong in teh shower