Grange Rochester Hotel

69 Vincent Square, London, England, SW1P 2PA, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Westminster/Belgravia area of London, is near Big Bus Company, Jack the Ripper Walking Tour with Golden Tours, Guards Museum, and St. John's, Smith Square.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGrange Rochester Hotel London

    Reviewed by ldschaub

    Fabulous!

    Reviewed Jan 11, 2014
    by (9 reviews) Tucson , United States Flag of United States

    The hotel was great! It was in a perfect location, within walking ditance to just about everything we wanted to see. The rooms were nice and the staff was friendly. The room overlooked Vincent Square which had on going football games.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by marybc

    Wifi isn't,t free but the location is great

    Reviewed Aug 30, 2013
    by (15 reviews) Kelowna , Canada Flag of Canada

    If your want a reasonably priced room within walking distance of major London attractions then this place will work just fine. No air con and the wifi is pricy but it is quaint and comfy.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by maddyinlondon

    My Accommodation at Grange Rochester Hotel

    Reviewed Jul 12, 2013
    by (2 reviews) Kerala , India Flag of India

    I booked online at http://www.londonhotels4u.com/ for just £60 per night at Grange Rochester. An executive double room with my girlfriend, truly a place where we revived our romance. Breakfast was superb and its central location allowed us to visit some top attractions in London. It is an impressive place to enjoy your weekend in London. I recommend this hotel for couples travelling to London.

    Double Executive at Grange Rochester
    London, United Kingdom

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Grange Rochester Hotel London

    Lovely weekend break in London

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    The Grange Rochester is a lovely hotel situated within walking distance of Victoria Station in London.We stayed for three nights and had a gorgeous room with a balcony overlooking a park. The decor was beautiful and the room large.It has a beautiful glass elevator to all floors from the foyer.The hotel was spotless throughout and the staff were really pleasant and courteous.It was a pleasure to stay there and we will be returning in the near future.

    Not so good

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    The hotel is in a nice location and the room was nice but other than that, my stay there was not so good. This was my second trip to London. The first hotel that we stayed (the Thistle Westminster) was excellent. They had a very helpful concierge, nice and convenient restaurant and great staff.

    I was expecting a better experience at the Grange because I was told that it was a nicer hotel but really it was pretty bad. We were told upon booking that that the breakfast was a full breakfast. When we got there, we were only served a full breakfast for the last 2 days of our stay. We were there during Christmas so only a continental breakfast was served during the holidays. It would have been nice to know that before booking the hotel and paying for the included breakfast buffet beforehand. They also did not supply enough food on the buffet so when we would get there around 9 or 9:30 they would have run out of half of the items. I also got food poisoning from the hotel. At least 2 other people in the hotel had gotten ill as well. I know I got sick from the hotel because that was the only food that I had eaten for 3 days that no one else in my party had shared with me.

    The hotel staff was not particularly helpful either. In fact I felt like we were annoying them with our questions. They really need to understand though that we were tourists, not from the area, and do not know how things there work so we have questions. They also had an absurd light switch system in the rooms. You had to have all the switches on by the door, then stick something in the doorway to hold the door open so you don't trip in your room in the dark, then turn one of the many switches by the bed on. We were there for about 4 days before we figured out the light switch system and, of course, no one who worked in the hotel could explain it to us and the directions on how to use the light switches were confusing (if they needed directions, you know it must be bad...)

    I will say though that the location was ok. Could be better but it was ok. The post office, grocery store and restaurants were anywhere from a 5 to 10 minute walk and Victoria station was about a 15 minute walk.

    The Rochester (Grange Hotel)

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    Second visit to this hotel and always enjoy it.

    Marvelous breaklfast room and buffet breakfast.

    Rooms are fairly spacious and nicely furnished.

    Location could be more convenient, but it's good walking.

    Tucked away near a school, it's a nice walk to Harrod's

    via interesting streets and little shops.

    A hidden gem!

    Nice hotel

    from

    I stayed at the grange rochester december 3 thru december 6. Even though my room was very small (it was a single), I was very satisfied with the room and the service. When I first checked into my room, I saw a no smoking sign on the table. i had asked for a smoking room. When I went to the receptionists desk, she apologized and gave me an ashtray. The room was cleaned well each day and the hotel staff was always polite. The only problem I had was there were only 10 channels on the t.v. I only mention it because I thought while I was in London I would enjoy some classic British television. The location was exceptional because one could walk to Victoria station.For the price ,I would stay there again

    You can do better!!!

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    We stayed at Grange Rochester in December of 2004 and were very disappointed. I'll start with the biggest problems first. The blankets on the bed had such huge stains on them, we were disgusted to look at them. The mattress was very dirty too, although the sheet covering it was clean. Stil, just knowing what lies beneath the sheet was enough. The towels in the bathroom looked clean but had an unfresh smell. We requested a double bed, but instead we got two single beds moved close together, which kept moving apart in the middle of the night. The safe in the room did not work. After calling reception, they sent someone up to fix it. And the main problem was at the end of our stay. The hotel arranged a shuttle to the airport for us with Hotelink. The shuttle never showed up & we ended up taking a taxi to the airport almost missing our flight. I understand that it was Hotelink's fault for not showing up, not the hotel's. However, we trusted the hotel to arrange our transportation and they failed. It's their job to make sure they do business with reliable shuttle companies. Overall, this hotel does not justify the price we paid. If you're paying more than $70/night IT'S NOT WORTH IT!

    Wonderful Hotel, Staff and Service

    from

    Stayed four days 8/27-8/31. Wonderful hotel. Large rooms, great staff and service. Booked through Grange Hotel website and received fantastic deal for August Bank Holiday Weekend.

    Approximately $100 per night for a very large double room including tax and breakfast. The location is a bit off the beaten track for evening activities, but close to Victoria Station. I was very pleased with my stay.

    Nice enough and a 5 minute walk to Victoria Station

    from

    I took the room at the Rochester based on the fabulous rate and the close proximity to Victoria Station. The lobby area and entrance were small, but nice. My room was on the 5th floor (the top floor), however, the elevator only went to the 4th and had it not been for the helpful bell-hop, it would have been miserable lugging heavy suit cases up an extra floor of stairs. I was a bit concerned since the hallways were not air conditioned, however, the room was. It was a fairly nice sized room by London standards with a decently sized bathroom more than large enough for one person at a time, but too small for two at a time. The one thing I did notice about the bathroom was that the towels had an unusually pungent smell on them as if they had been dry cleaned but with dirty percholorethylene. I had to have them replaced. Also, I did notice quite a bit of dust in the room, expecially where the walls met the floor. The rate included a breakfast each morning starting at 7 am, which included the standard European fare and excessively strong coffee. If you are jet-lagged easily, this is the place for you! Two cups of that joe and your motor will be running all day long! I would recommend the hotel as a good place for 2-3 nights max, but would look elsewhere for longer stays in a place that provided more creature comforts.

    Rochester Grange was great

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    I spent some time going through the reviews posted here before deciding upon the Rochester Grange. I was looking for a reasonably nice hotel on a tight budget to invite my wife to celebrate (my own) birthday in London.

    We were both very pleased with the hotel - we got a room on the fifth floor, but the hotel has a elevator, so it wasnt so bad! The room was nice and clean, and most importantly the staff was very polite, accomodating and helpful.

    Overall the hotel met its description fully: the bed wasnt tiny (like they sometimes are!), the room was small, but not tiny, the bathroom was very nice, and the breakfast was good.

    We got our room for 70 pounds a night through late rooms, which I think was a real bargain for the place.

    We will be returning next summer if we can get a deal half as good as we got this time!

    The only con is that when we were staying they were rebuilding the site opposite from the very narrow street the hotel stands on - so there was a annoying view of a gutted six story building and a vacant construction site. Also Westminster isnt necessarily the most pictoresque neighbourhood in London - but its not dingy and full of backpacking teenagers either!

    Good hotel, great value for London

    from

    We booked this hotel through their website and thought the price was quite reasonable. The rooms were nicely furnished. The bathroom was quite small but adequate. Within walking distance of many attactions in the Westminster area. The staff were very helpful. Compared to the quality of a lot of hotels in London this was a great hotel for the price.

    Lovely Hotel

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    We booked the Grange Rochester in London as a Last Minute Booking and we were a little concerned as you had no reviews on this hotel at all. But I can confirm this is an excellant hotel, the staff are friendly and very keen to assist with any matters you have. They also have a concierge desk, so very easy to find directions to all the attractions. During our stay many of the Tube Lines were not working, but we found the location to be ideal. 10mins walk to Victoria Station, 20mins walk to Westminster, London Eye, Big Ben etc. The rooms were decorated to a very high standard and the showers were excellant too, with no problems with the hot water. Breakfast was Continental, but more than enough for a good days sight-seeing (Full English at an additional price). Overall I rate this hotel very highly and will certainly be going back

    TripAdvisor Reviews Grange Rochester Hotel London

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    Traveler Photos Grange Rochester Hotel London

    Double Executive at Grange Rochester
    London, United Kingdom