Royal Lancaster London

Royal Lancaster London last year celebrated its 50th year of delivering charming hospitality and breath-taking views of Hyde Park and London’s stunning skyline to guests, and has recently unveiled a brand new design following a £85 million renovation of the internal areas and external structure.

This mid-century icon reinstated its original name ‘Royal Lancaster London’ following the renovation which feels appropriate as the hotel allows you to feel like royalty. Royal Lancaster London has a coveted central London location, quietly located next to city centre landmarks including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Oxford Street and is easily accessed via Lancaster Gate or Marble Arch Tube Stations. Wherever you are within the hotel you experience a 360 view of the city of London and these landmarks and when London is lit up, the backdrop provided to any room and the restaurants is incredible.

Approaching the hotel demonstrates the renovation as the entire frontage of the hotel has been remodelled and the exterior architecture now features a dramatic 8-metre high glazed façade revealing an impressive double-height reception space. The showpiece of the lobby is a palatial sweeping staircase made of 300 square meters of white Carrara marble which wraps around to the first floor.

Set within acres of white marble is the elegant Hyde Bar, a new innovation echoing the name of London’s most famous royal park. Designed with the most discerning guests in mind, Champagne, cocktails, coffee and light cuisine are served throughout the day.

Royal Lancaster London boasts 411 guestrooms across the 18 storeys which each room providing a scenic view of London and a timeless style mixed with contemporary aspects of hospitality and design. All of the guest rooms have Handy phones, hidden international plug sockets, bath robes, slippers, The White Company toiletries, waterfall showers and under floor heating in the bathrooms. TVs show over 138 international channels and 33 radio stations are available.

The executive double room offered a stay in complete comfort and as a result of being placed on the upper 4 floors of the hotel provided unrivalled views. The spacious room features a comfortable king size bed which means a pleasant night is almost guaranteed, a large seating area and a working desk for any business guests. The room exhibits luxurious aspects, especially the marble bathroom with bathtub, 55 inch flat screen TV and Nespresso machine. The dual controlled blinds with a daylight and night setting gives you control over the darkness of the room depending on how you prefer to sleep and the room was completely sound proof so the noise of city life wasn’t noticeable.

The complimentary breakfast once again gives an opportunity to enjoy views over Hyde Park as you start off the day and the buffet style breakfast, consisting of cooked breakfast items including scrambled egg, bacon, sausages and beans or continental items ranging from pastries to yoghurts to ham and cheeses mean all tastes and requirements are thoroughly catered for.

The service level provided throughout the stay by the staff at Royal Lancaster is impeccable, check in is seamless and all staff exceed expectations when it comes to politeness and they implement the Royal Lancaster core value ‘We Always Care’ impeccably and assist in making your stay truly exceptional.

Royal Lancaster London after the renovation really does provide the ultimate hotel experience for guests throughout all aspects of your stay and is an immaculate jewel in London’s bustling boutique hotel crown and therefore should be on everyone’s must-stay hotel list.

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