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The Royal Horseguards, London

2 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EJ, UK
The Royal Horseguards Review
5 Star Rating
23 October 2017The Royal HorseguardsTags: London, UK, Traditional reviewsThe Bill: £336 per night

The Royal Horseguards Hotel is part of Guoman Hotels, and can be found located just a few short steps from Trafalgar Square. The hotel itself is certainly sizeable, and has the most characterful façade, making it very inviting indeed. This building was once the home and office of the first Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service MI6, Sir Mansfield Cumming, which was highly intriguing and exciting to us.

On arrival we made our way through the busy reception area to get checked in. After a short and friendly check-in we were shown on our way to the Tower Suite, on the top floor of the hotel. We walked in great anticipation as to what the Tower Suite would have to offer and were able to get a real sense as to the scale of this hotel. We gasped with excitement when we finally reached our suite, to discover it split over two levels, with the bedroom area situated on the lower level along with the bathroom, and the upper level being home to the living area - complete with 180 degree views over the London skyline and the beautiful River Thames; not to mention the London Eye as our immediate neighbour.

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The décor in our suite was classic in design and extremely well-kept, with both a flat screen television upstairs and downstairs. The upstairs living area also came complete with a sofa, coffee table, dining table and a large desk for anyone looking to catch up on some work. Although as a warning, when I attempted to work it was rather difficult not to be distracted in admiration of the views that surrounded me. There was also an espresso machine with a selection of pods and a nicely stocked mini bar.

“The hotel itself is certainly sizeable, and has the most characterful façade, making it very inviting indeed.”

Downstairs, our bedroom was a good size and again included views of the surrounding area, although the windows in the bedroom were much smaller than the upper level. In my opinion, the bedroom would be far better suited on the upper level allowing you wake-up with these impressive views in sight, however we were still impressed with this suite. The bedroom offered a king size bed that took centre stage and provided a good night’s sleep. The bathroom was also a good size and was complete with combined bath and shower with a wall mounted television, which I made use of whilst relaxing in the bath.

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Moving back out into the hotel you will find a fitness room for anyone looking to keep on top of their fitness, and for foodies there are a couple of options within the hotel, which include the One Twenty One Two restaurant and the Equus bar, which serves cocktails named after the hotel’s famous guests. This makes for a great place to begin your evening.

The hotel couldn’t be better located with just a short walk to South Bank or Covent Garden where you will have no shortage of alternative dining options. The Royal Horseguards Hotel is one of many five star hotels in London, yet somehow it has created a lasting impression which we would have no hesitation in repeating.

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