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62 out of 100

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The Royal Horseguards, London

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8.8

Good (13,640 ratings)

London, United Kingdom - 

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420 m Trafalgar Square

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630 m London Eye

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630 m Big Ben

Hotel Overview

The Royal Horseguards in London is an iconic hotel recognized for its prestigious location and historic significance. Drawing guests from around the world, it offers a unique blend of Victorian elegance and modern luxury. Based on user reviews, here are some key highlights and downsides to consider.

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Hotel highlights

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Property

Location

  1. Prime Location: Guests love the hotel's central location, convenient for exploring major attractions.
  2. Luxurious Rooms: Many appreciate the luxurious and well-equipped rooms, offering comfort and style.
  3. Historic Charm: The hotel's historic character and elegant architecture is a highlight for guests.
  4. Stellar Views: The breathtaking views of the River Thames and London's skyline are highly praised.
  5. Attentive Service: Staff professionalism and attentiveness make stays more enjoyable.
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Area for improvement

Accessibility

Air Conditioning

  1. High Price Tag: The premium experience comes with a high cost, noted by several guests.
  2. Room Size Variability: Some guests find certain rooms to be smaller than expected.
  3. Booking Issues: Issues with reservations and booking have been noted, causing inconvenience.
  4. Outdated Amenities: A few guests mention that some of the amenities feel outdated and could use an update.
  5. Noise Levels: Noise from nearby streets and corridors can occasionally disrupt the peace.

Amenities

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Gym

Gym

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RateScore

Total 13,640 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.8

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8.2

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8.8

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4.4/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

682 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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booking

2,841 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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expedia

1,005 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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google

2,188 Reviews

4.4 / 5

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tripadvisor

6,924 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Service

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Location

Bar

Breakfast

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Sleep

Cleanliness

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Parking

Service was mentioned 606 times

14% Negative82% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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Jaime Lynn2 months ago
3/5Google icon

This is an absolutely stunning hotel set in a prime location of London. With tons of eateries, shops, and major tourist spots within walking distance as well as embankment station being a 2 minute walk away, it surprisingly offers a quiet and calm atmosphere to return to each night. Their high tea was wonderful despite my skepticism about dining in the hotel. However, for being a 5 star hotel, I do have some complaints following our recent stay. We paid around $1300 for 3 nights and booked a Deluxe King Room. While the room itself was up to standards, our “king bed” was 2 small beds pushed together which obviously leaves an uncomfortable gap in the middle. The front desk offered little to no resolution as they were fully booked and sent maintenance to do their best to make the gap less uncomfortable. This just seems like an unacceptable way to host guests and is in ways a false advertisement for what we paid for. The complimentary water and 2 sodas are nice, but 4 additional waters and a couple more sodas sent to us was €56. It was also hard to reach the front desk at times. Overall, this hotel is an absolutely stunning old English style accommodation. I just wish the value for money matched.

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Adrian770872 months ago
5/5Google icon

We've lodged here twice already, unquestionably one of London's premier hotels in terms of value for money. The more renowned 5-star establishments don't offer much more but come with significantly higher price tags. The architecture, ambiance (including little things like the fragrance in the lobby or the real fireplace) friendliness of stuff and amenities (like a complimentary minibar) are truly first-rate. Undoubtedly, it boasts the ideal location for welcoming the New Year in the comfort of your hotel room. The rooms facing the London Eye not only provide a splendid view of the fireworks but also allow you to immerse yourself in the entire commentary and musical ambiance throughout the night. The sole drawback is that the windows aren't permitted to fully open due to regulations. We encountered an issue with room service once (waited for over an hour), but they extended their apologies, and ultimately, the meal was on the house. Also, finding a parking spot nearby doesn’t seem to be an easy task. Additionally, the lift control system lacks a certain intelligence, and if you rely on a wheelchair, their makeshift ramp becomes necessary. However, these are merely minor inconveniences.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 282

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

15

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98

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110

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Trafalgar Square

420 m

London Eye

630 m

Big Ben

630 m

Westminster Abbey

700 m

Buckingham Palace

1.19 km

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Getting around

Embankment Station

210 m

Charing Cross Station

350 m

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Airports Nearby

London City Airport (LCY)

18.5 km

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Restaurants

Tattershall Castle

Nearby

Sherlock Holmes

210 m

The Clarence

210 m

The Old Shades

210 m

50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo

280 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

65 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

39 out of 100

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Safety

Crime

62

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

62 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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54

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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63

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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59

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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76

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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69

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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54

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

54 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

58

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Mugging or robbery  57/100

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Car theft  43/100

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Car break-ins  50/100

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Home break-ins  48/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

57

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Physical attacks  54/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

High

63

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  38/100

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Drug problem  62/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $2.3

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Coffee

$2.9 - $7.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $3.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$16.2 - $38.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $5.8

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.3 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$57.9 - $162

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$8.1 - $17.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.1 - $11.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.5 - $3.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$138.9 - $309

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$11.6 - $35.9

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$28.9 - $115.7

Weather In London

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.512

PM1023

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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