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60 out of 100

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The Sanctuary House Hotel

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8.7

Good (6,498 ratings)

London, United Kingdom - 

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210 m Westminster Abbey

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490 m Big Ben

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700 m Buckingham Palace

Hotel Overview

The Sanctuary House Hotel is a charming and conveniently located hotel in Westminster, highly praised by guests for its prime location, exceptional service, and cozy, well-appointed rooms. It serves as an ideal base for tourists eager to explore the nearby attractions and those seeking a comfortable stay in the heart of London.

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Hotel highlights

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Property

Location

  1. Prime Location: Located in the heart of Westminster, making it convenient for sightseeing and exploring London.
  2. Customer Service: Staff are known for their friendly and helpful demeanor, enhancing guest experiences.
  3. Comfortable Rooms: Guests appreciate the cozy and clean rooms, equipped with modern amenities.
  4. Atmospheric Ambiance: The hotel's traditional British charm adds to the overall experience of staying in a historic part of London.
  5. Delicious Food: The on-site restaurant is praised for its tasty menu items and traditional British cuisine.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noisy Nights: Some guests have reported noise issues at night, impacting sleep quality.
  2. Small Rooms: A common criticism is the smaller-than-expected room sizes, which may affect comfort for some guests.
  3. Pricey: Several guests felt that the hotel charges are a bit steep for the value provided.
  4. Limited Amenities: The lack of certain amenities that are commonly found in other hotels of the same caliber.
  5. Occasional Maintenance Issues: A few guests have encountered minor maintenance issues in their rooms, although they are generally resolved quickly.

Amenities

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Laundry

Laundry

Housekeeping

24/7 front desk

24/7 front desk

A bar/lounge

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Total 6,498 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.6

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8.5

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8.8

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4.2/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

76 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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booking

2,055 Reviews

8.5 / 10

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expedia

1,008 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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google

1,445 Reviews

4.2 / 5

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tripadvisor

1,914 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 was mentioned 226 times

12% Negative85% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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A MacKenzie2 months ago
5/5Google icon

Great little pub hotel with an excellent location in Westminster, close to 3 Underground lines and the river bus dock. It’s a nice alternative to the big name hotels, one of which is just a block away. Breakfast is included in the room rate. We had a superior double (cozy but well appointed with a comfortable bed) overlooking Tothill St for a 3 night stay between Christmas and New Year. The room was immaculate and serviced daily. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, biscuits, and water also replenished daily. Would we return? Absolutely!

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origamius6 months ago
5/5Google icon

Amazingly located between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey / Big Ben, you can walk to most landmarks, restaurants, museums and venues. It’s also situated between two Tube lines which make it easy to get just about anywhere in London. The rooms are clean but small—which doesn’t matter because we’re out all day anyways. Their breakfasts were top notch, fresh, with lots of choices and satisfying to start our days. Front desk service was friendly and fantastic. And, I have to say the best was their pub on the ground floor. Wonderful British fare at best. All their pies were awesome! The Malt & Barley Smoked Cod Salmon & Prawn Fish Pie, and the Sharing Pie Board For 2 are an absolute must. If you haven’t had them you aren’t living!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 34

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Number of floors 6

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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8

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90

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79

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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What's nearby

Westminster Abbey

210 m

Big Ben

490 m

Buckingham Palace

700 m

London Eye

1.05 km

Hyde Park

2 km

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Getting around

St. James's Park Underground Station

210 m

London Victoria Station

840 m

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Airports Nearby

Heathrow Airport (LHR)

22 km

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Restaurants

The Old Star

Nearby

The Feathers

Nearby

Café at Storey's Gate

280 m

Westminster Arms

210 m

Blue Boar

Nearby

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

60

Overall Safety Index

Risky

An average rating of the six safety categories

60 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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51

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Physical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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60

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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56

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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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66

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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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50

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

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