Club Quarters St. Paul's
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Historical Traveler Reviews Club Quarters St. Paul's London
Basic but nice, few places to eat!
This hotel is ok if you are staying here for business and need somewhere basic. There is a restraunt in the hotel which isn't open weekends and unfortunately there isn't many places to eat. The whole area is very quite and there isn't much to do. We went to find some breakfast one morning and ended up walkin half way down the thames and finally cutting off finding a Burger King about half 1! There is a fantastic restraunt called Singaporas nearby down some steps if you turn right out of the hotel. We stayed here for valentines day and this restraunt made our weekend extra special, it is Thai/indonesian food.
The room is quite big, comfy beds TV Microwave very nicely decorated, warm and homely. Very nice stay here but would need to think about going out to eat early enough to find somewhere!
Great Place & Great Staff!!
The rooms may not be the biggest and being in the business district, there isn't much going on during the weekend - I would certainly give complete praise to the staff of this hotel. They were all courteous and brilliant! I would recommend this hotel to anyone solely on the basis of their staff. Keep up the good work and I'll definitely book this hotel again.
Good value but some problems
Reasonably convenient location, a block or so from St. Paul's Church and the St. Paul's Tube. Also convenient to St. Bart's Hospital, Smithfield Market, Fleet Street and the Millennium Bridge crossover to Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre.
Also about a half-mile (1 km) walk to Barbican, handy for theatre and also for a direct tube connection (take the Hammersmith line) to Paddington for the Heathrow Express.
We stayed at Club Quarters in March 2004. Luckily the weather outside was cool. Our room air conditioning didn't function, and we had to leave the unit turned off all together - - setting the unit on 'Fan' brought in more heat than we could tolerate. The windows are well-sealed against outside noise, which means they can't be opened.
Room decor is generic Scandinavian; bathroom modern and well-appointed.
Thin walls-- you won't be able to sleep until your neighbors in the next room settle down.
Club Quarters = Clean Quarters at a Nice Price
I stayed at Club Quarters, St. Paul's in February 2004 and was pleasantly surprised at the excellent value for London. The room was very clean. The air temperature was easy to adjust. The water in shower was hot. Other unexpected nice touches included shampoo, a shaving mirror, real hangars and some books.On the slightly negative side, the room was an odd bowling-ally shape with a tiny bed at one end near a window. Because Club Quarters is a business hotel, most of the long wall was taken up by a cherry wood shelf-like desk. The small bathroom only had room for a shower. The bed is not luxurious, but the hotel has a self-service closest on each floor where guests can find extra pillows and blankets.An ice machine (not very common in London, in my experience) is available. The same room also has a washer and dryer.This is a pleasant, no-nonsense hotel. The reception area is small, but at the back of the main floor is a very cozy lounge with a fireplace, books, newspapers and computers with free Internet access.The hotel occupies what looks like a 1960s office building very close to St. Paul's Cathedral. The St. Paul's tube stop is only a five-minute walk away. Several bus lines stop right in front of the hotel. A Marks & Spencer's food shop, which sells freshly baked croissants and excellent lattes 'to go,' is right across the street from the hotel.I'll be back, if this "members-only" hotel continues to sell some rooms online to non-members.
This is possibly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in and should not be rated 3*. The walls are plasterboard and therefore there is no soundproofing. They wobble on occasion too!! Every single noise from rooms on both side of me could be heard. The staff were rude, the automatic check-out system didn't work and the facilities were incredibly basic. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone.
Good hotel in a good location
We stayed here for a long weekend at the end of January 04. Nice modern hotel, very clean, and very handy location for where we going over the weekend (no more than 5 mins walk from 2 stations). As it's in the business area, it seems a lot of the food/drink places open during the week are not open at the weekend, but it's not far to go to get to somewhere more lively. Would recommend it.
Good Location, Price, Amenities
We just wrapped up our week long stay at the Club Quarters near St.
Paul's Cathedral over the 2004 New Year holiday. It was a very clean, well-run hotel with nice amenities including internet access, microwave, and refrigerator in the room. Our only complaints were that upon check-in, we received a smoking room, but the smell was not very strong. Also, there is about a 1 pound service charge for making calls from within the room. If you're calling home via a calling card, run down to the phone box by the British TI booth across from St. Pauls.
For a fun way to get to the hotel for check-in, we booked the hop-on/hop-off Big Bus tour and took it until it stopped at St. Pauls.
This dropped us off about 100 meters from the hotel! After checking in, we rejoined the tour at St. Paul's and then rode the bus around again to get back. If you want to get to the hotel this way, be sure to have packed lightly.
We took advantage of the nearby Marks and Spencer Simply Food to provide a cheap breakfast. Beware, however, that food options are limited past 8 PM in the City. The All One Bar down the street still had food, but you'll have to catch the tube or walk 20 minutes down to the Strand to find food after hours. Store some sandwhiches in the fridge just in case and use the reasonably priced vending machines to fill in the gaps.
Another nice feature is that either St. Paul's or Blackfriars tube stops are easy to access. If you need to buy a day or week travel card, the St. Paul's tube stop is not busy during the morning. You can also grab a Mocha at Caffe Nero for 20p less than Starbucks.
For fun, be sure to visit the Blackfriars pub for a quick pint or Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (on Fleet Street) for some fish and chips or traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
In conclusion, if you're a more mature, independent traveller who wants a good place to stay without paying for amenities you won't use, this hotel fits the bill.
Great stay at Club Quarters St. Pauls
My partner and I stayed at Club Quarters St. Pauls in November 2003 and had a very pleasant two nights. The rooms have double glazed windows so there is no disruption from the traffic as you might expect from a central location location. It was an easy 15 mins walk to Oxford St and even easier access (3 mins walk) to Blackfriers tube and rail station.
The staff were freindly and there is a vending room on the second floor where you can pick up a bucket and fill it with ice yourself as well as snack machines in case you get peckish, although the hotel does have a very reasonably priced restaurant next door. The bed was wonderfully comfortable and there was even a microwave in our room. It was clean, tidy, and secluded. Excellent all round. We would definately stay here again!
My fiance and I went to London Christmas of 2002-- Club Quarters is in the business section of London, right smack in front of St. Paul's Cathedral. The decor was up to date, they had free internet access, a lovely lounge with fireplace. Staff was very friendly to two confused Americans and always available. Rooms were nicely sized, clean, and highly affordable-- (I think we found this one for about $60 a night) Although that section of town was DEAD at that time of the holiday season, the hotel has easy access to the Tube and a little market across the street for cheap snacks. Stay here for the price, and quality, but not the social life or old fashioned grandeur.
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