Hotel Features. This prestigious riverside hotel was constructed in 1884 as a lodging for international diplomats. The lobby's oak fireplace serves as a focal point for furnishings that include striped sofas, brass lamps, a glittering chandelier and historic British memorabilia. One Twenty-One Two restaurant is named after the nearby Old Scotland Yard police headquarters' telephone number. White table linens and silver-plated cutlery set the tone for buffet-style breakfasts or cooked-to-order lunches. Dinner menus feature European favorites. The Lounge serves drinks throughout the day and presents afternoon teas. A business centre offers two computers equipped with high-speed Internet access. Business amenities include fax, print, scanner, photocopy and courier services. Two floors of restored grand Victorian function rooms accommodate up to 250 people. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. A complimentary 24-hour fitness room contains a television and seven pieces of cardiovascular equipment, including a rowing machine and a static bike.
Guestrooms. The Royal Horseguards Hotel is a non-smoking property that offers 280 traditional English-style or contemporary guestrooms distributed among nine floors. Accommodations include two armchairs and desks that double as vanities. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is available. Cable television is provided in every room. Room amenities include minibars and coffeemakers. Executive rooms are air conditioned.
Expert Tip. This property is known for its quintessentially British ambience and its strong historic connection to Scotland Yard. The hotel displays fine samples of British artifacts and Royal Horseguard memorabilia. In keeping with the British theme, a lovely flower-bedecked terrace is tucked behind the hotel which offers a wonderful vantage point for viewing the London Eye fireworks.
Please note that the hotel is undergoing renovations until December 2008. Wo rk will only take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week in order to minimise disturbance to guests. Please contact hotel for details.
Executive Double/Twin: One double or two twin beds. Duvets and cushions. View of river or nearby buildings. Dual-voltage sockets. Complimentary bottled water. Built-in wardrobe. Marble-tile bathroom has vanity, makeup mirror, phone, shower/tub combination or separate tub and shower. High-speed Internet access (surcharge).
Deluxe Double/Twin: One double or two twin beds. Quilted bedcovers. View of river or nearby buildings. Tile bathroom has vanity, phone, and shower/tub combination or separate tub and shower. High-speed Internet access (surcharge).
Easter Special Double/Twin: One double bed or two twin beds. Desk. High-speed Internet connection. Cable/satellite TV with pay movies. Coffee/tea maker and minibar. Hair dryer. Trouser press. Complimentary newspaper.
Advance Purchase Deluxe Twin/Double: One double bed or two twin beds. Desk. High-speed Internet connection. Cable/satellite TV with pay movies. Coffee/tea maker and minibar. Hair dryer. Trouser press. Complimentary newspaper.
Royal Twin Room : Two twin beds with Egyptian cotton linens. Work area and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Plasma television with laptop connection. MP3 docking station. International adaptor. Bathroom with heated floor, flat-screen television, steam-free mirror, and Elemis toiletries.
Royal Double Room : One double bed with Egyptian cotton linens. Work area and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Plasma television with laptop connection. MP3 docking station. International adaptor. Bathroom with heated floor, flat-screen television, steam-free mirror, and Elemis toiletries.
royal Room Promotion: One double bed with Egyptian cotton linens. Work area and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Plasma television with laptop connection. MP3 docking station. International adaptor. Bathroom with heated floor, flat-screen television, steam-free mirror, and Elemis toiletries.
This rate includes: <li>One complimentary bottle of wine
From London Heathrow Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 16 miles (26 kilometres)
From London Gatwick Airport:
Approximate distance to the hotel is 35 miles (56 kilometres)
Getting around. Express trains travel from both airports to the center of London for transfers to taxis or the Underground. The hotel is located in the Westminster district, just off Whitehall, one block from Embankment Underground Station.
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- Air Conditioning Cable/Satellite TV
- TV/VCR High Speed Internet
- Coffee Maker Dry Cleaning Service
- Currency Exchange Business Center
- Laundry Facilities Restaurant(s)
- Express Check-in Conference Room(s)
- Banquet Facilities Bar/Lounge
- Elevator/lift Fitness equipment
- Breakfast services Internet public area - wireless - Fees Apply
- Audiovisual equipment Barbecue grill(s)
- Fireplace in lobby Ballroom(s)
- Meeting room (small groups) Event catering
- Exhibit space Room service (24 hours)
- Express check-out Garden
- Comp newspapers in lobby Air-conditioned public areas
- Parking nearby - Fees Apply Patio
- Concierge desk - 24 Hours
Room Amenities: , , • Complimentary toiletries • Climate control • Designer toiletries • Housekeeping (daily) • Smoking rooms • Cable/satellite TV • Electronic/magnetic keys • Extra towels/bedding in room • Turndown service (on request) • Internet access - high speed • Trouser press • Iron/ironing board (on request • Cribs (infant beds) available • Rollaway beds • Pay movies
Victoria Embankment Gardens - Adjacent | West End Theatres - 50 metres | Embankment Underground - 1 block | Whitehall - 1 block | Horse Guards Parade - 2 blocks | London Eye - Across the River | London Aquarium - Across the River | Big Ben and Houses of Parliament - 3 blocks | Trafalgar Square - 3 blocks | Covent Garden - 1.0 kilometre(0.5 mile) | West End Restaurants - 1.0 kilometre (0.5 mile) | Buckingham Palace - 1.5 kilometres (1.0 mile) | Oxford Street - 1.5 kilometres (1.0 mile) | St Paul's Cathedral - 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) | Tower Bridge - 2.5 kilometres (2.0 miles)
London Hotels - Royal Horseguards Hotel