Royal Garden Hotel
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Arrived safely, but tired, in London about 4pm Friday afternoon. Early to bed in preparation for our first day in London.
We began the day with a nice walk in nearby Kensington Gardens which was full of activity with the finals of the World Triathlon in full flight. Lots of interruption to roads, traffic etc. Later as we went to …
... Bubble tea is a sweetened milk tea which has large tapioca-like 'bubbles' in it which I used to get every day while I lived in Suzhou, China. Sadly I could not find any place that serves it open. I did purchase some delicious Chinese sweetened red bean paste pastries (like I make at home only better here), and went along my way.
I stopped at three antiquarian and used book dealers looking for Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd by Janet Arnold, a ...
... consumed, before it was time to help one of my more inebriated new Contiki friends back to the hotel!
The next morning we got a tour rarity...a sleep in! It was well needed though, as there were many sore heads the next morning! After a hot breakfast (standard fare in the UK) we jumped on the bus at 11.30 for a short drive to York, the most haunted town in the world, and home to the stunning York Minster Cathedral. After a quick walking tour, we decided to try and ...
Overnight we relaxed onboard DFDS Dana Sirena as we sailed our course 650km south west across the North Sea toward UK. I made a visit to see the kids entertainer "Captain Lighthouse" and he agreed to my odd request to talk in to a 30 sec Iphone video saying hello to Charlotte & Christian (they travelled on the ferry last summer and had a ball!) We docked in Harwich at 1200 now on UK time and followed the GPS routing toward Colchester The sun was out ...
... hour. Eventually tracked him down at a club next door. Rolled back to hotel sometime after 2am. Slow start and full English breakfast in the morning to start the day. Dropped Luke back home then drove back to Charlie's. Georgie and Charlie took me on a walk along the Thames to a suburb called Barnes. It was really nice. We stopped for tea and cakes at Orange Pecho. Very English, and very tasty. Incredibly, at the table next to us, was Genevieve! She had been ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Garden Hotel London
Just returned from 3 nights at the Royal Garden Hotel. When we registered we were upgraded to a room with a view, 645 on the 6th floor. Wow! what a dynamite view over Kensington Gardens. The bed was very comfortable as was the lovely sitting area where we enjoyed the views. Service at the hotel was excellent. Breakfast in the Park terrace was very good, but not special. The location of the hotel is great. You are near the underground, good shopping, the park and some excellent restaurants. Try Zaika for outstanding Indian food..it is right across the street. Maggie Jones is a block away with very good british food. Starbucks is also across the street as is Wegamama, an inexpensive noodle shop.
5 STAR HOTEL
We stayed in the Royal Garden in a deluxe room, 5th floor, 6/22-6/25, with a magnificent park view, great room, and excellent service. Truly a 5 star hotel.
We have just stayed in room 822 for 3 nights at the end of June paid good money but the room was tiny just 1 hair 1 small tv that was located in such a way that you had to lay at differing places in the bed to see it the bed was just a double 4ft 6 it was obviously a single room that had had a small double put in did complain told thats all we got 5 star Huuummmmm think not
Best Hotel in London
Because of its location (edge of Kensington Gardens) the view is INCREDIBLE! Get a room facing the park and you won't be sorry. 8th floor gives a particularly fine view. Rooms/food/servive is fine. I particularly disagree with the bad review given a couple of spaces below, this hotel is A1 (and I've stayed in many of the best hotels in London).
What a great hotel
What a grea\t hotel the staff are great the rooms are great and the views are second to none. Best hotel i have stayed in London.
In my opinion the Royal Garden is overpriced and overrated and seems to bathe in some kind of reflected glory of Britain past, if the displays and artifacts around the hotel are anything to go by.
A mixed bag
I stayed at this hotel for three nights. I found the hotel great in all respects - except one - the noise!
I am a deep sleeper but was woken every night by doors slamming and people talking in the hallway. Very annoying at 4am!
Worth Every Penny
I could not have been more pleased. My room was a tad larger than a U.S. mid-grade hotel, which is large by Eurpoean standards. The bathroom was a bit small, but that is always the case. The staff were superb in every way. I felt as if I was truly taken care of, from helping me get around the city to holding my bags before check-in. The restaurant, Tenth, was the BEST MEAL I HAVE EVER HAD. Really. Ever. And the service fantastic. My room was clean, and cleaned every day of our stay to perfection. Close to Notting Hill and Kensington shopping, and there is a stop for the touristy bus tour straight across the street.
Hyde Park was lovely, and right next door. I will definitely stay here if I am ever in London.
The trip to London was great and the hotel staff were very efficient and helpful at the Royal Garden Hotel. They were able to get tickets for shows, tell us how to use the bus system and everything worked out perfectly.
The service here is great, and from the moment you walk in you are treated like a star!! I even got a complimentary upgrade on my room! It is right on Kensignton High Street- so fab for shopping! The guest rooms are nicely decorated and of an average size, likewise are the bathrooms. Overall this is a great hotel and i would definitely return!