Hotel in Detail:The Royal Lancaster London is a landmark in the Hyde Park area where it has been located since the 1960s. An independently run hotel with a range of facilities including 24 hour gymnasium, two restaurants and two bars and in-room spa treatments.
Each of the bedrooms at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel is air-conditioned with double glazed windows and has free wireless internet access. The en-suite private bathrooms are each finished in marble with a bathtub and power shower, top brand toiletries, heated towel rail, slippers and bathrobes. The bedrooms decor makes use of burgundy and green colour schemes along with American Oak furniture and deep pile carpets. In-room amenities include smart flat screen television, AM/FM radio, full length mirror, iron and ironing board, vanity kit, USB hub, direct dial telephone with voicemail, desk with universal power sockets, high speed internet access, voice mail, minibar, hairdryer and electronic safe.
The Superior rooms enjoy views over Hyde Park, upgraded toiletries and an evening turndown service. These rooms are located between floors 13 and 17.
The Deluxe rooms are larger than the Superiors bedrooms, as is the bathroom, and have a seating area with an easy chair. There is a choice of King sized bed or twin beds.
Executive bedrooms have a more luxurious decor and furnishings with larger picture windows for improved views. Separate seating area and separate dressing area. King or twin beds.
The hotel has a range of suites which are all individually designed and decorated. They come with options for up to 3 connecting bedrooms and have a lounge and separate dressing area. They also have baths and standalone showers.
24 hour room service available.
Dining Options:The 'Island' restaurant and bar: Contemporary and chic setting on a split level. Features floor to ceiling windows overlooking Hyde Park, specialising in Contemporary European cuisine and British Classics with fresh seasonal produce. The restaurant has an all-day menu. Bar serves a wide range of drinks including cocktails and wines.
The Nipa Thai Restaurant: 55 seats. The decor has teak panelling and Thai works of art. Serves the finest authentic cuisine from Thailand in a traditional Thai setting. Set menus or A La Carte dining. Winner of the 'Thai Select' award from the Thai Government.
The Lounge Bar: Is an elegant and stylish cocktail lounge bar ideal for a relaxing drink, traditional English afternoon tea, light meals and snacks.
Extensive in-room dining available 24 hours a day. During the summer months, the menu includes Arabic cuisine.
The Royal Lancaster London has won awards for its meetings facilities and its 3 function rooms can accommodate anything between 8 to 300 delegates/guests.
An onsite Business Centre provides a full range of services 24 hours a day including secretarial services, photocopying, computer with scanning facility and internet access, facsimile, mobile 'phones, pocket pagers, courier service. A laundry and dry cleaning service is available 7.00 am - 8.00 pm, Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, arrangements can be made through the Housekeeper. The hotel of course also boasts full concierge facilities.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Lancaster Gate 0.02 miles (0 km), Railway Station: London Paddington 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.7 miles (7.6 km). The Royal Lancaster London Hotel first opened in 1967 and occupies a small island in the middle of a mini gyratory system that connects Bayswater Road and Sussex Gardens. Its right in front of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, a prime location. Hyde Park, literally yards from the hotels doorsteps, covers more than 350 yards with some 4000 trees. There's much to and see, the park is full of statues, landscaped gardens, snacks bars along with the Serpentine Gallery and boating in good weather on the lake. It joins with Kensington Park Gardens which is where the Princess Diana Memorial is located. If you walk across Hyde Park to its south side you come to the very popular and chic area of Knightsbridge, perhaps best known as the location for the Harrods department store. The area immediately surrounding the Royal Lancaster London hotel is mainly residential with nearest major shopping at Queensway (0.5 miles) which has a range of shops and bars along with a skating rink and covered shopping mall called Whitley's. Paddington station, one of 5 main stations serving London, and is only 400 yards from the hotel. From here services run all over the country as well within London and its also home the Heathrow Express, the non-stop train service to Heathrow airport (15 minutes to the central terminals). Lancaster Gate station on the tube network is actually opposite the hotel. Bayswater has a large middle eastern population and a lot of the local shops reflect this element. Some other local places of interest include Alexandra Fleming laboratory (0.3 miles), Albert Memorial (0.7 miles), Church Street Market (0.7 miles), Speakers Corner (0.7 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.7 miles) and Kensington Palace (0.8 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 416 / 22 suites
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Comment: Named the Lancaster London till 2017. Was called the Royal Lancaster Hotel until September 9th 2009.
In 2009 the hotel setup a bee colony on its roof to provide honey for hotel guests.
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Preferred chain your closest choices would be:
Me London Hotel: is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 91% and rates start from about £236.
The Beaumont London: is 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 98% and base rates begin at about £495.
Mandeville Hotel: 1.0 miles (1.5 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £112.
The Hari London: 1.4 miles (2.3 km), rated at 91% and with rates from around £209.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% 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. Preferred Hotels across the chain average 90% so this hotel is rated as average when compared to other Preferred hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 186th from 866 London hotels, 6th of 11 Preferred Hotels, and 80th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.7 miles, 1.2 km) would be the 5 star Montcalm London Marble Arch, whose lowest rates start at about £216 and which has a 94% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Ten Manchester Street Hotel. 1.0 miles from here (1.7 km), has scored 88% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £148 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair seems like a possible option, it's only 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from here. The Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (Lancaster Terrace, W2 postcode) that we list cover a 0.5 miles (0.7 km) radius. They include 1 five star hotel (rated 90%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 21 three star hotels (average rating 72%), 10 two star hotels (average rating 69%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 62%). Of the local hotels the highest rated are Royal Lancaster London (this hotel) (5 star) and also the Royal Park Hotel (4 star) (both joint top with 90%).
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £95 per night. They range from a low of £11 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 71%) to a high of £720 at Commodore Hotel (4 Star, 60%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £0, Four Star average: £155, Three Star average: £77, Two Star average: £45 and One Star average: £49.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Royal Lancaster London 1st (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 1st (last) for the 1 five star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 49th of 50 (1st of 1 five star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 13th of 46 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).
Green Tourism for London: Gold Status
AA ECO Hotel of the Year 2012
Considerate Hoteliers Association Awards:
2012 Hotel of the Year
2012 Considerate Green Champion of the Year
2010 winner for Green Marketing Initiative (for its use of the bee roof colony)
2006 winner for energy and water conservation, waste minimisation and use of sustainable British food.
2008 Bronze for Sustainable Tourism