Hotel in Detail:Opened as a brand new hotel in October 2016. The Montcalm Royal London House – City of London offers a contemporary style 5 star luxury hotel with 2 restaurants and 2 bars (including rooftop bar and coffee area), a spa and an indoor swimming pool. Montcalm themselves describe the hotel as subtle mid–century styling meets twenty–first century tech and the first thing that greets guests s the alluring lobby area. Many rooms overlook the green space of Finsbury Square and Gardens. The hotel its located within the Islington Bunhill Fields and Finsbury Square Conservation Area.
Bedrooms at the Montcalm Royal London House can accommodate up to 4 adults in the family suites and quadruple bedrooms. All guests will find a smartphone, mood lighting, free WiFi and a pillow menu in their room.
Guest rooms come with a 55 inch flat–screen TV with PPV, media hub, air conditioning, minibar, desk, ironing facilities, seating area, telephone, iPod dock, electric kettle, coffee machine, wake–up service, executive lounge access.
Bathrooms have a hairdryer, free top brand toiletries, towels, bath or shower.
There is free WiFi for all rooms. 24 hour room service.
Burdock Restaurant and Bar: A luxury but relaxed bar with all day dining just off the lobby of the Montcalm Royal London House. Enjoy fresh smoothies and juices in the morning, small plates and sharing dishes for lunch or dinner along with cocktails and tank beers in the evening. Stylish, comfortable and buzzing the Burdock Restaurant and Bar is suitable for meetings over morning coffee to an intimate dinner and a nightcap.
Aviary Restaurant: Poised above Finsbury Square, Aviary is a rooftop restaurant and bar with a stunning south-facing terrace that puts the City at your feet. Smart, mid-century styling gives this expansive space an air of retro glamour, and light floods in through floor to ceiling windows. Modern international dishes, prepared with flair, are paired with a superb wine list, and the terrace is a sought after spots for entertaining.
The onsite Wellness comes with a gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. High tech meeting spaces for up to 300.
Other amenities include 24 hour concierge service, wake–up service, newspapers, laundry and 24–hour front desk. The Montcalm Royal London House is fully non–smoking.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Moorgate 0.3 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Liverpool Street 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.9 miles (1.5 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7.1 miles (11.4 km). Within just 0.5 miles (0.8 km) there are 3 overgound railway stations and 3 tube (underground) stations. Located slap bang in the heart of the City of London within walking distance of all the main business locations around Moorgate, Aldgate and Broadgate. Montcalm Royal London House City of London is one of the best placed true luxury hotels for the Square Mile (the name for the Citys business district). Sitting on Finsbury Square just off from City Road and next to Finsbury Gardens which includes a bowling green. Just over 2 miles (3.2 km) from the main nightlife area around Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. Well placed for the Barbican Arts Centre which is just 528 yards (482 metres) way and a 10 minute walk. Lots of bars and restaurants in the local area including a rare darts pub (Fight Club Darts). It is worth noting the area is much busier weekdays than weekends but transport links are good. Five tube stations within half a mile plus a link to the Docklands Light Railway at Bank. The upcoming high tech area of Shoreditch around Silicone roundabout is 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. Every third Friday of the month sees Finsbury Square home to Finsbury Square Farmers Market where the stalls offer fruit and vegetables, cheeses, rare–breed meats, fresh shellfish, handcrafted pies, olives and olive oils, different types bread, rich dried tomatoes and free–range grass–reared lamb. Other places of note close by include Exchange Square 422 yards, (385 metres) Dinerama 528 yards (482 metres), Old Spitalfields Market 0.5 miles (0.8 km) (0.8 km) (0.8 km), Bank of England and Museum 0.5 miles (0.8 km) (0.8 km) (0.8 km), Museum of London 0.5 miles (0.8 km) (0.8 km) (0.8 km) and Petticoat Lane Market 0.5 miles (0.8 km) (0.8 km) (0.8 km).
History: The Montcalm Royal London House is a grade II listed building that once housed the Royal Mail head office. The hotel retains the buildings name from that time, Royal London House.
Bedroom Numbers: 253
Check-in: noon (12.00)
Check-out: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 92% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Montcalm Hotels across the chain average 88% so this hotel is one of the better rated Montcalm hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 31st from 866 London hotels, 2nd of 6 Montcalm Hotels, and 23rd of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 5 star Grange City Hotel, with rates that start from about £111 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Re Shoreditch Hotel. 1.6 miles from the Montcalm Royal London House (2.6 km), has been rated at 74% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £67 (theres free WiFi too).
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 5 Star South Place Hotel is potentially a good choice for you, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The South Place Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (22-25 Finsbury Square, EC2 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.9 miles (1.5 km) radius. Consisting of 17 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 12 three star hotels (average rating 82%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 80%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Batty Langley's (5 star) at 96%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £121 per night. Starting from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) with top rates of £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 91%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £164, Four Star average: £117, Three Star average: £72 and Two Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Montcalm Royal London House 2nd (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 2nd for the 17 five star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 38th of 50 (8th of 17 five star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 3rd of 44 for pure value for money (Batty Langley's was top).
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Montcalm chain your closest choices would be:
London City Suites: is 0.3 miles (0.4 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 88% and rates start from about £114.
Montcalm At Brewery London City Hotel: is 0.3 miles (0.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 88% and base rates begin at about £113.
M by Montcalm Shoreditch Tech City: 0.5 miles (0.8 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £108.
Montcalm London Marble Arch: 3.2 miles (5.1 km), rated at 95% and with rates from around £200.