Swissotel The Howard, London

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Location. Swissotel, The Howard is located on the Victoria Embankment and overlooks the River Thames in London, England. This property stands across the street from the Temple Underground Station and is positioned six blocks from Covent Garden shops, theaters, and restaurants.
Hotel Features. The light-infused lobby displays a blend of traditional and contemporary décor anchored by elegant glass sculptures and a mirrored reception desk. Fluted columns, contemporary mauve-toned couches and chairs, and fresh flower arrangements create a welcoming environment. Jaan restaurant offers Baroque-style décor with orchids and green silk-covered chairs. The chef prepares innovative French and Vietnamese cuisine. Tempo Bar opens onto a quiet courtyard that houses a playful waterfall, a pond and a gigantic yucca plant. This bar features black-lacquered cabinets that conceal malt whiskies and cigars. Mauve Bar presents stylish ambience and serves afternoon tea, light meals, wines, champagnes and cocktails. A 24-hour business centre is equipped with high-speed Internet access. Four function rooms accommodate up to 150 people. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel, for a fee. Guests receive complimentary use of an off-site health club. Secure valet parking accommodates 30 vehicles.

Guestrooms. Renovated in 2002, this nine-story hotel offers 189 guestrooms with river, courtyard or garden views. Accommodations feature muted earth tones and contemporary style with chrome accents, books of London photographs, and beds with oversized headboards and fluffy duvets. Room amenities include wood-floored entryways, three telephones, Lavassa espresso machines, minibars and digital laptop-compatible safes. Rooms are equipped with dial-up, high-speed and wireless Internet access. Marble-clad bathrooms contain shower/tub combinations and are stocked with Swiss Spa Tradition toiletries.

Expert Tip. This hotel is one of few London properties that offers unobstructed views of the River Thames from more than half of the guestrooms. Accommodations afford sweeping vistas of the Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey and Saint Paul's Church.

Room Types:

Premier - Courtyard View:   One king or two twin beds. 27 square metres. Individually controlled air conditioning. Plasma-screen satellite TV with MP3 port. Wireless Internet connectivity and multi-line phone. Minibar and Lavazza coffee machine. Complimentary newspapers. Safe and iron and ironing board. Bathroom with tub and shower combination, bathrobes, and traditional Swiss spa products.

Swiss Advantage:   One king or two twin beds. 49 square metres. Individually controlled air conditioning. Plasma-screen satellite TV with MP3 port. Wireless Internet connectivity and multi-line phone. Complimentary newspapers. Minibar and Lavazza coffee machine. Safe and iron and ironing board. Bathroom with tub and shower combination, bathrobes, and traditional Swiss spa products.

Premier King River View:   One king or two twin beds. Views of the River Thames and the South Bank. 27 square metres. Individually controlled air conditioning. Plasma-screen satellite TV with MP3 port. Wireless Internet connectivity and multi-line phone. Complimentary newspapers. Minibar and Lavazza coffee machine. Safe and iron and ironing board. Bathroom with tub and shower combination, bathrobes, and traditional Swiss spa products.

Grand Riverview :   One king or two twin beds. Floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the River Thames and the South Bank. 39 square metres. Individually controlled air conditioning. Plasma-screen satellite TV with MP3 port. Wireless Internet connectivity and multi-line phone. Minibar and Lavazza coffee machine. Complimentary newspapers. Safe and iron and ironing board. Bathroom with tub and shower combination, bathrobes, and traditional Swiss spa products.

Driving Directions:
From London Heathrow Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 29 km (18 miles).

From London Gatwick Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 47 km (29 miles).

Express trains serve both airports into the center of London and transfers apply to taxis or the Underground. The closest Underground station is Temple.

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  • Garage Air-conditioned public areas
  • Banquet facilities Conference room(s)
  • Dry cleaning service Bar/lounge
  • Room service (24 hours) Express check-out
  • Currency exchange Patio
  • Comp newspapers in lobby Children stay free - 12 Years and Under
  • Parking (valet) - GBP37/24 Hours

Room Amenities: , , • Climate control • Pay movies • Designer toiletries • Rollaway beds • Cribs (infant beds) available • Internet access - high speed • Iron/ironing board (on request • Cable/satellite TV 

The River Thames: 0.5 blocks | Temple Underground Station: 0.5 blocks | Somerset House: 4 blocks | Covent Garden: 6 blocks | The South Bank: 1.0 kilometre (0.5 miles) | West End Theatres: 1.0 kilometre (0.5 miles) | St. Paul's Cathedral: 1.5 kilometres (1.0 mile) | Tower Bridge: 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles)

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Temple Place London, WC2R 2PR

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