Hotel in Detail:Originally built as an art-deco showpiece after the turn-of-the-century (famed in the 1920's for its art deco entrance and foyer), the Strand Palace hotel has been carefully updated and equipped with modern amenities over the years. Now a large hotel serving London's west end.
Welcoming guests since 1909, the Strand Palace Hotel is home to 2 on-site bars offering cocktails and afternoon tea, and a restaurant serving British cuisine. An on-site cafe is also available. A flat-screen satellite TV is provided in each room. Guests also have use of an on-site gym and there is 24-hour room service. A fan is provided in the standard rooms. Deluxe and superior guestrooms have air-conditioning fitted as standard. The hotel offers a concierge service and 24 hours room service.
All rooms come with Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Flat-screen TV, Free WiFi, Tea/Coffee Maker, Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Hairdryer, Iron, Ironing Facilities , Free toiletries , Toilet , Heating , Cable Channels , Laptop safe , Wake-up service , Electric kettle , Tumble dryer , Wardrobe or closet and Towels.
Superior rooms are equipped with an art deco Carrara marble-effect table and a comfortable chair or stool.
Deluxe rooms have a fully stocked minibar, dry bar and Nespresso coffee machine.
Haxells Afternoon Tearoom: Enjoy loose leaf teas and delicate treats in true British style in the opulent afternoon tearoom. Set in a rich Bordeaux red finish. The eclectic afternoon tearoom at Haxells serves assortments. Take in the ambience of the beautiful afternoon tea salon located inside Haxells. Enjoy finger sandwiches and cakes hand-crafted by the Executive Chef. All of the teas come from Tea Palace, offering you 13 different special loose leaf tea varieties. Prosecco and champagne on hand if you'd like to toast your special event.
Haxells Restaurant & Bar: All Day Dining. Modern British Cuisine. With a passion for provenance and a focus on fine ingredients, Haxells has something for everyone. You'll find the menu is full of creative modern British dishes, served within a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. Haxells serves dishes throughout the day. A la carte breakfast menu with varied choice. Enjoy dishes such as chicken paillard, superfood salad, Haxells burger and to finish, a belter of a knickerbocker glory. Also British classics served. From fish and chips to beef wellington being served throughout the week.
Joe Allen Restaurant: New York-style brasserie. Since the curtain went up on Joe Allen in 1977, the restaurant has been known as the West End's Canteen in the heart of London's theatreland, it has welcomed actors and audiences alike for over 40 years. Its red brick walls are hung with stage show posters from throughout the ages, and guests are greeted by a live pianist tinkling the ivories every night of the week. Doors open at 11:30am every weekday for a classic American brunch, dishing up blueberry pancakes with whipped sweet butter and maple syrup, and Eggs Royale poached, free-range Cornish eggs with smoked salmon on an English muffin, with a generous pour of hollandaise. At the weekend, book a table between 12noon and 4 pm for Joe Allen's famous piano brunch, with Lee, Esther and Zino playing live show tunes. Head to Joe Allen for a pre-theatre dinner, or stop by for post-theatre dining after the show Joe Allen is the go-to place when the curtain comes down. Joe Allen is located on the ground floor of the hotel, on the corner of Burleigh Street. You can access the restaurant through the hotel lobby near the porter's desk.
The Gin Palace: Handcrafted cocktails and an extensive gin selection. A calm and elegant bar where people can discover tons of different cocktails. With a range over 30 gins and 20 whiskeys, The Gin Palace is the perfect place to discover brand new cocktails like the signature cocktail the Berry 372, a delicious mix of three berries, seven mint leaves and two different types of gin or re-discover classic ones. The mixologists prepare cocktails with the best ingredients to always obtain the perfect mix.
Sacred Café: Authentic New Zealand Coffee. Situated right on The Strand and with a unique New Zealand-influenced theme, the Sacred Café is a relaxed space within the Strand Palace Hotel on the ground floor and is perfect for enjoying a wide range of fragrant teas, speciality coffees, and bites to eat. The Sacred Café's extensive menu includes:
Speciality coffees made from Sacred's New Zealand-style house roast,
Loose-leaf tea sourced from a family plantation in Sri Lanka,
Traditional English breakfasts,
Porridge, granola, smoothies and freshly-squeezed juices,
Soups, salad, and sandwiches,
Afternoon teas and indulgent cakes,
Quirky, modern décor with vintage and unusual teapots,
Free Wi-Fi and wireless tabletop phone chargers,
Direct access to the hotel lobby and the Strand.
Free access to the hotel gym for all guests.
The hotel has a dedicated concierge team, who can assist guests with tours and tickets.
The Strand Palace hotel is served by 3 lifts and offers luggage storage facilities. WiFi can be picked up in all areas of the hotel. Laundry and ironing services. Business centre located in lobby.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Covent Garden 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2 miles (3.3 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.3 miles (10.1 km). 6 tube (underground) stations within a half mile circle (0.8 km) , makes this a great choice for transport links. The Strand Palace Hotel London is in a central location, right in the heart of the main tourist areas. On the East side of the Strand, a short stroll from the law courts, the hotel also enables easy access into the financial district and the city of London which is a straight run along Fleet Street and on into St Paul's. The hotel is close to many of London's best known areas such as Covent Garden (located at the rear of the hotel), Trafalgar Square (1/3 of a mile at the far end of the Strand) and the River Thames (200 yards) which is just the other side of the Strand, as well a host of theatres on the strand itself. This location is on the edge of the capitals theatreland. Indeed along the Strand itself are a number of theatres such as the Vaudeville theatre just yards from the hotel. The Strand itself is a very busy road but also gives good transport links thanks to the everflow of Taxis and many bus routes that have stops along it. Local places of interest close to the Strand Palace Hotel include the Courtauld Institute Gallery (a centre for the study of history and conservation) (0.1 miles), Cleopatras Needle (0.2 miles), St Clement Dames Church (RAF central church) (0.3 miles), National gallery (0.3 miles), Leicester Square (0.4 miles) and South Bank (home to a range of theatres and galleries (0.4 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 785 / 9 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (express option)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 463rd from 866 London hotels, and 205th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 3 star Corus Hotel Hyde Park Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £85 and which has a 75% guest satisfaction rating. The Corus Hotel Hyde Park Hotel also offers: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the So Paddington Hotel. 0.3 miles from the Strand Palace Hotel (0.4 km), has been rated at 55% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £59.
Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 4 Star Royal Park Hotel may be one too look at. The Royal Park Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (372 Strand, WC2 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 18 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 22 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 9 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 82%). Coming out as the top rated hotel is Amba Charing Cross (4 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £179 per night. They range from a low of £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 82%) up to £438 at Corinthia Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £277, Four Star average: £140, Three Star average: £98 and Two Star average: £18.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for Strand Palace Hotel 45th (joint) of 50 and 21st (joint) for the 22 four star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 7th of 50 (2nd of 22 four star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 26th of 47 for sheer value for money (SoHostel was top).
Background:Bought by Trust House Forte Ltd January 1977. Sold to Granada plc in 1996.
The hotel first opened in 1909 (designed by Oliver P. Bernard) when it was a class leading art deco hotel. It later expanded in the 1920's by acquiring the adjacent Haxell's Hotel and carrying out a large scale refurbishment to merge the two buildings. The hotel has a strong American connection due to being used by American forces during world war II as a rest and recuperation residence. In 1958 all bedrooms were fitted with en-suite facilities.
In 1969 the hotels glamorous 1930's foyer was saved from being destroyed, being restored and placed on display at the Victoria and Albert museum in 2003. In 2008 it was shipped to Melbourne Australia to become part of NGV's major art deco exhibition.
Comment: Nearly half the bedrooms were upgraded in a multi million pound project during 2006/07 which included interior areas such as the lobby. Other interior areas were refurbished 2007/09.