Hotel Overview:The Grange St Pauls is located on the small side street of Godliman Street between Queen Victoria Street and Cannon Street in the City of London. This is London main financial district known as the Square mile. While the City of London does have plenty of facilities including bars and restaurants it becomes pretty quiet on weekends with many places remaining shut as the main work force head out of London for the weekend. The main tourist areas are just over a mile to the west. However there are many major attractions that are within or close to this part of London. As the Grange hotels name suggests, St Pauls Cathedral is just 150 yards from here, built by Sir Christopher Wren in the 1700's and one of London's must see places of interest. Its a similar distance to the Millennium Bridge which allows pedestrians to walk across the River Thames to the south side of the river. Just over the bridge you will find Shakespeare's Globe, a replica of the original theatre that stood there in the 160o's. There are 6 tube stations within half a mile along with major bus routes.
Other local places of interest include the Tate Modern (0.3 miles), Museum of London (0.4 miles), Vinopolis City Of Wine (0.4 miles), South Bank (0.4 miles), Golden Hinde replica (0.5 miles) and Clink Prison Museum (0.5 miles).
Hotel in Detail:New build hotel opened June 2009. The Grange St Pauls if a mix of the sophisticated and the contemporary featuring an 80 foot high central Atrium.
The bedrooms and suites are styled with an understated elegance. Each is equipped with air-conditioning, Climate Control, flat screen TV with digital channels and pay movies, music centre with MP3 connection, minibar, safe, broadband and WiFi internet access (charges), multi line direct dial telephone, floor to ceiling windows, iron and ironing board, desk with light, trouser press and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms en-suite with power shower, bath, slippers, toiletries, bathrobes, phone and hairdryer.
All rooms are non-smoking with Hypoallergenic Pillows and Duvets, Electronic door locks and complimentary newspaper.
The hotel has a dedicated female friendly wing where the Superior and Executive bedrooms come with anti-mist bathroom mirror, illuminated wardrobe, enlarged shelving space, special bathroom and beauty products and CCTV coverage in all corridors and public areas.
24 Hr Room Service for all rooms. Turndown service and daily housekeeping.
The central Atrium area (80 feet high) is where the restaurants and bars are located.
The 'Globe' and 'Novello' restaurants serve light meals.
Novello Restaurant: Light and airy gallery overlooking the lift lobby and reception. A full range of meals is served including a variety of table d'hôte and a La Carte menu options.
Open: 07.00 till 10.00 (Weekend till 11.00), 12.30 till 14.30 (not Sunday), 18.30 till 22.00.
Globe Restaurant: Private dining space located on the first floor. Good choice for formal lunches and dinners. Serves a European menu with healthy continental options including lobster, salads and pasta, together with a selection of desserts and an extensive list of new and old-world wines.
Open: 12.30 till 14.00 (not Sunday), 18.30 till 22.00
Benihana Restaurant: Part of a well known chain of speciality restaurants where chefs preparedand cook entrees at a table called a "Hibachi Grill". Benihana was awarded best family restaurant award by Timeout magazine. Dishes are of eastern influence.
Open: 12.30 till 22.30 (Sunday 11.00 till 15.00)
Temple Bar: Located by the Health and Fitness Club. Serves light meals and snacks along with a choice of drinks and a choice selection of black, green and herbal infusions from the 'Time 4 Tea' menu.
Opening: 08.00 till 23.00
Sky Bar: Located on the penthouse level. Featuring a sleek and stylish all-glass interior in a self-contained bar with lounge-style seating. Adjoining rooftop terrace and garden offering stunning views onto St. Pauls Cathedral. A full range of wines, whiskies and spirits is available, together with Champagne and an exclusive selection of cocktails. The Sky Bar can also be hired for private functions and is open daily.
Open: 09.00 till 17.00. 17.30 till 23.00.
Silks Bar: Sumptuous decor and serves cocktails. Open to guests and the general public. A decadent lounge bar featuring ambient lighting and crushed velvet seating. Serves the finest Champagne and exclusive in-house cocktails. A wide selection of light bites and snacks are also available. Accessed via the Atrium or from street level via Carter Lane.
Open: 24 hours for hotel guests.
QuarterJacks: Located in the hotel Atrium. An inviting bar and meeting space serving a comprehensive range of food and drinks. Serves the Grange St Pauls 'Time 4 Tea menu'. Forked buffet selections are also available.
Open: 08.00 till 23.00.
'Club Ten' is the hotels nightclub.
The first floor is home to the Grange St Pauls business centre.
There are 14 function rooms spread over 2 floors able to handle up to 2000 delegates.
All guests of the Grange St Pauls hotel can use the luxurious Health Club and indoor pool free of charge during their stay.
The facilities include an 18 metre swimming pool, gymnasium, Turkish bath, private mud rasul, Zen sun garden, sauna, Beauty treatments, aromatherapy suites, and professional hairdressing salon with nail bar. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Grange hotel has 24 hour front desk, lift to each floor and concierge services.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 83% by past guests. The London average is 78% and the average for 5 star hotels is 87%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating). Grange Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is one of the better rated Grange hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 200th from 791 London hotels, 2nd of 13 Grange Hotels, and 77th of 109 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.7 miles, 1.1 km) would be the 5 star Montcalm At Brewery London City Hotel, where rates start from £133 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Montcalm At Brewery London City Hotel also offers: free WiFi, a gym, a spa.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Radisson Blu Hampshire Hotel. 1.3 miles from here (2.1 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 84% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £92 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star Apex Temple Court ticks many of the right boxes. The Apex Temple Court is only 0.4 miles (0.7 km) away. The Apex Temple Court has an extremely high guest rating of 95%, one of the best rated London hotels.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Grange chain your closest choices would be:
Grange City Hotel: is 1.0 miles (1.6 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 83% and rates start from about £131.
Grange Holborn Hotel: is 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 81% and base rates begin at about £131.
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel: 1.2 miles (1.9 km), rated at 85% and with rates from around £119.
Buckingham Hotel: 1.2 miles (1.9 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £95.
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Bedroom Numbers: 433 (3 suites) / 10 floors
Check-in: 14.00 ( 2pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am