London Guards Hotel

36-37 Lancaster Gate, London, England, W2 3NA, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by westolz on May 10, 2014

... We went to Westminister Abbey, The Parliment House and Big Ben which are all in the same area. We went inside which is on the Abbey grounds. We went to Buckingham Palace and watched the changing of the guards along with thousands of other tourists. From there to the Tower of London where the Crown Jewels are kept. Royalty in England has had the finest jewels and are unbelievably large and beautiful. We had a guided tour through the Tower. Our guide ...

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... from many Australian events I've been to! The band was fantastic and played all the music we grew up with, including Prince and Guns and Roses and then some newer stuff as well.
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Soggy London

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Location

This 2 star hotel, located in the Lancaster Gate area of London, is near Kensington Gardens, Columbia Road Flower Market, Hyde Park Stables, and Serpentine Gallery.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews London Guards Hotel

    Dreadful

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    I normally stay in the Bayswater Road area when I travel to London & am always looking for new hotels. I found the London Guards Hotel on a trusted travel website & thought I'd give it a try. I unfortunately had to prepay for the first part of my stay, otherwise I would have left after the first night! I had the first room on the first floor just around the corner from reception. The fire door in the hallway would bang shut late into the night & first thing in the morning. Not that I was sleeping -- the bed was SO bad, I ended up trying to sleep on the floor! I skipped breakfast after the first morning because I couldn't see the point in getting up early for a meal that was barely adequate.

    After 3 nights of misery, I went to a familiar hotel just down the street. I'll never go back to the London Guards & won't recommend it-- even to someone I don't like...

    Clean And Quiet

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    We spent Christmas in London during 2003, staying at the London Guards, and were very happy with the experience. We were looking for something clean and quiet, and this the hotel is. It is located away from busy roads, is located within a short walking distance of the Lancaster underground station as well as the Paddington train station (with the quick trains to Heathrow). Also, a nice plus is it being only a few minute walk to Kensington Park.

    Good value, good location

    from

    I got a single room in this hotel for $70.00 a night and I thought that pretty good considering I booked last minute. Itīs close to Paddington, a 15 minute walk. Lancaster Gate tube is right there and I walked to Marble Arch, where you can catch cheap buses to the airport, in no time. It was a 7.50 pound taxi into Soho...so, itīs very well located but itīs better to take the tube! The room was clean, quiet and I had a bathtub and a fridge. The elevator is a bit noisy but for the price and location you canīt beat this little place in a city that is crazy expensive. Donīt expect luxury, but youīll have to pay 4-5 times the price of this hotel if you want anywhere near luxury in London.

    Great Location, but...

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    The location of the London Guards Hotel in Lancaster Square is ideal and the size of our family room was extremely generous, however, our overall opinion of the hotel was dampened by the poor/dirty condition of bedspreads, blankets and pillows. One of the double beds in our room was literally broken and the shower spray was like showering under a garden hose. The continental breakfast was bare bones basic--corn flakes and croissants. Think we would look for different accomodations next time. Three-star rating most web sites list for this hotel is very overstated.

    Would go back!

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    London Guards Hotel is centrally located in London. It's about a 5 minute walk to the Lancaster Guard tube station which is only 2 stops away from Bond Street tube station (on Oxford Street). Alternatively, from the hotel, it's an easy 20 minutes walk to the center of Oxford Street.

    Eventhough my room was on the ground floor, windows facing the street, noise wasn't a factor. The bathroom was better than I had expected - clean, deep bath and a great shower! Bed was firm, lighting and ventilation were good, and my room was probably the most spacious I've experienced for a hotel of this "rating."

    While the complimentary continental breakfast is nothing to shout about, the staff were friendly and accommodating.

    London Guards disappointment

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    We chose the hotel because it was a good price on an air-conditioned hotel. The airconditioning didn't work. When we complained, it took 2 days for a repair person to get there. When he did, he didn't repair it. We later learned that they don't turn the a/c on until June 1st, no matter how hot and sticky it was. We made do with fans, but the open window brought in pollen-loaded air, and it was impossible with the window closed. Every time we went to the desk, someone was complaining that something didn't work -- hair dryers, remote controls, etc. When we left, the advertised internet connection computer had a "sorry out of order" sign on it, as did the primary elevator. We also found a dead cockroach in the dining room, and the pest control people were there on the day we left. Never again!

    TripAdvisor Reviews London Guards Hotel

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good