Club Quarters Gracechurch Hotel

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Club Quarters Gracechurch Hotel

, London
4 star

Rooms: 200

7 Gracechurch Street - London - England - EC3V 0DR - United Kingdom Hotel Website | +44 (0)20-7666-1620
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Reviews - Club Quarters Gracechurch Hotel

3/10
not what you expect from a four star hotel
Submitted by: amanda in 30/09/09
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
the location is handy for tube but be aware that everything including the hotel bar, restaurant, wetherspoons next door and local pubs/eateries close down over the weekend. I have never heard of a four star hotel that closes down services like this!Disappointing
8/10
Good quality with some finishing touches
Submitted by: Frank in 06/03/09
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
This is not a luxury hotel but the services are there and the price is good. Reception staff are available and helpful and hotel is clean and well serviced, a little gem in the middle of town!
9/10
Quality with efficiency
Submitted by: Melinda in 20/07/07
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From:
  • Traveller type: Retired
Read other reviews remarking on lack of activity at w-ends. No mention of nearby (opp. Liverpool st stn) Petticoat lane & Spitalfields mkts. Lots to see & buy. Hotel v. pleasant & efficient (particularly quick check in) Still can't solve MYSTERY OF THE SOLITARY TEA-BAG in room. We British are a tea-drinking nation....Pity Wetherspoons pub. Closed at w-end, they're great value.
9/10
Very Comfortable, Quiet And Handy
Submitted by: Stephen in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
The hotel is quiet - little night life nearby, but this means it is great if you are looking for somewhere to rest. Handy to underground station, so we found it ideal as a base for trips into the centre of London.
9/10
Comfortable And Quite
Submitted by: Annalisa Vilasi in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Italy
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
I have been a Club Quarters Gracechurch's guest three times.
Is the best "compromise" if you look for a place in the heart of London, but at the same time quite, well organized and not so expensive. In few minutes you can walk to London Bridge, the Monument or Borough Market and is very close to some Tube Station: Bank, Liverpool Street Station (Train Departure to Stansted Airport) or Monument.
You can visit London as you like!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Club Quarters Gracechurch Hotel

Good Value Hotel

from hkeenan
Stayed in this hotel on a Saturday night. Very handy for Bank and Monument Tube Stops. Rooms are small but well appointed and clean. Lounge area is nice and cosy. Only negative comment would be that they charged us £1 per bag to hold the bags the next day until we were ready to go to the airport. Also the local area is a bit dead during the weekend.

Good price, nice room

from A TripAdvisor Member
Spent sometime researching the hotels in London, for a weekend away. The price was really good & cheaper than some travel inns/lodges; the room was really nicely decorated.

I didn't get much sleep though due to the bed being extremely soft & the pillow sitting a foot off the bed, made for a very uncomfortable night. The hotel was very quiet so if you did get off to sleep you wouldn’t be disturbed.

The hotel is in the financial area so it is very quiet at the weekend but still safe. The hotel is used very much for business people in the week; so don’t expect a hotel service for tourists.

Overall good value for money & using the self service to check out was really quick, Monument is the nearest tube station

Great weekend

from Riflerangeblues
We've just stayed for 2 nights in Club Quarters, Gracechurch via a Last Minute booking for £65 per night for a large double. This was really excellent value for such a central location. Good sized room, a huge bed and the facilities were fine. Previous reviewers comment on a lack of service, maybe we were fortunate, we were greeted by pleasant and helpful staff. Ok, you do check in automatically, but that means check out is quick and hassle free. All the other services are clearly stated on flyers in the rooms, on the reception desk and in the lift. There are guest request lockers on the floors - so you can get new supplies of coffee, soap, towels, irons etc. without bothering reception - something I think other hotels could learn from. The small gym, ice and a vending machine are in the basement.

Gracechurch is deserted at weekends - be prepared for a lack of pubs, bars, restaurants on your doorstep. But, Smithfield is an easy walk and Monument and Bank tubes are both very close and on main lines to livelier spots. (There's also the benefit that even with the windows open, it was pretty quiet on Saturday night.)

Club Quarters isn't basic in the "travel inn" sense - the rooms are of a good quality and any service you need can be arranged for you - but it isn't luxurious. For a weekend sightseeing etc. and if you are happy doing your own thing it's just the job.

Okay, but could do a lot better

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just back form a weekend break in London with my girlfriend. I found Club Quarters Gracechurch getting fairly good reviews on this site, and a friend also told me it was a good bet. So I booked it.

Can I first say that it is an okay hotel in a great location. Its clean and safe and can be value for money. On the other hand, as a hotel Club Quarters is quite impersonal and very functional. Its not surprising that it's a business travellers hotel during the week.

For instance, during our stay the desk didn't give any information about the facilities in the hotel (e.g. ice machine, gym, etc) - we only found these at the end of our stay - perhaps we should have asked, perhaps that information should have been volunteered. Our room smelled a little strange. The corridors were pretty bizaar and confusing. When my girlfriend arrived before me and tried to check in, she was asked for a 40 pound deposit, even though she had a copy of the booking and I had rang ahead to let the hotel know to expect her. She felt a bit put out. When checking out my receipt got stuck in the card machine, and I had to call the guy on reception to help - he could have waited while my receipt was printing. My girl friend summed it up well - there was a general lack of courtesy in the hotel. The staff could have been better trained on how to make guests feel welcome and valued.

Its a great great location, safe, clean, near a tube station and very central. But be prepared for a very impersonal service. In fact, looking back, expect almost no service at all except self service.

Superb!

from OrganisedYetLaidBack
Stayed for night on the 1st Oct, the room was booked via Lastminute (although the hotel isn't listed by name on the site), it cost approx £66.

Check-in is painless (you just swipe your credit card and your receipt and room card pop out of a machine), but someone is on hand to provide assistance if need be. The reception staff were always very helpful and friendly. I stayed on the 8th floor and the room itself was decorated to a high standard, also with wireless internet. Rooms also have a mini fridge and microwave.

The hotel location is fantastic. It is literally opposite Leadenhall Market and a short walk to Bank tube station. However, you really don't need to use the tube if you wish to explore London, so many things are on your doorstep, e.g. Monument, Borough Market, London Bridge, Millenium Bridge, St. Pauls Cathedral, the list is endless!

It is worth noting that if you want to leave your bags at the hotel either prior to or after check-in, it is only £1 per bag. I didn't have any problems checking in at midday though, it is officially 1500.

I would definitely stay here again.

Good sized room if a little dark

from Blondie247772
We stayed at this hotel after scouring reviews on this site for a reasonable quality, sensibly priced hotel in London and we were happy with our choice. The rooms were of a good size for London and comfortable, our only complaint being that the room was very dark, with the view from the window being of the building next door. There was no breakfast included in the price, but that wasn't too much of an issue. The hotel was a short walk from the nearest tube station making the rest of London easily accessible. I'd recommend this hotel for a short stay.

I would stay here again

from Livie
I stayed for 2 nights this past August and I find this hotel to be very clean, efficient in its checkin/check out procedures and the staff are courteous. It is a discrete hotel; no frills and nothing fancy but it serves a purpose and comes at a great price for London. The city of London is basically dead on the weekends and takes on an eerie feel, however, with the many closeby tube stops within 5-10 minutes walk away, there is no problem at all. Closer by attractions include the Tower of London, and from there, another short distance takes you to two good markets (Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane).

The room is not huge and the "closet shower" is very small, however, if you're looking for a cheaper, clean place to crash after a full day's worth of sightseeing, this is the place to be. I would definitely check in here again.

Wow! Great hotel at bargain price!

from Llanelli
Wow! When can I stay at this hotel again?! Stayed for three nights at Club Quarters, Gracechurch at the bargain price of £78 per room per night and would definitely return. Desk staff were courteous and very friendly. Breakfast was not inlcuded in the price, but the hotel is joined to the Crosse Keys Weatherspoon pub which does a full cooked english breakfast until mid-day for £2.79! Our room was on the eighth floor with great view of the gherkin building and Lloyds of London. Room was great size, good modern decor with walk-in power shower. Took advantage of the restaurant delivery service and was very impressed. Prices are listed in the restaurant guide with a £4.95 delivery charge so you know exactly what you are paying beforehand. Delivery took approx. an hour and a friendly member of staff delivered our meal to the room with plates and cutlery.

This hotel is so cheap as business companies use it during the week, but a bargain is to be had if you are staying in London on the weekend. The City of London is very historical with the Bank of England, fire of London monument a 5 min walk from hotel, pubs and shops seem to close on the weekend in this area, but a short 10 min walk to Liverpool Street is an option for local shops and pubs. On Sundays, Petticoat Lane market and Spittalfield indoor market is approx. 10 mins walk. Monument and Bank tube stations are a 5 min walk away, with regular buses to Oxford Street and Victoria near the Bank of England. The Thames path is a 5min walk away, 20 mins walk to St Pauls and Tate Modern and 15 mins to Tower Bridge. You simply can't go wrong with this hotel for location, comfort and price and I can't wait to go back!

Good Weekend Buy for Tourists

from rwoody
This hotel is in the City or business district but only a few short tube stops away from the more touristy areas. Good weekend rates to be had. The rooms are small (even the suite we were upgraded to was about the size of a regular US hotel room), but it is modern, clean, and comfortable. Staff were very helpful. You can easily pay more for a much less desirable room elsewhere. Especially liked the free wireless internet access. Would definitely stay there again.

What a bargain! Very nice!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I cannot believe what a bargain Clubquarters Gracechurch was! I agree with the other reviewers. We got £65 including tax on lastminute.com (approx. $130) which for London is unbelievable unless you're staying in a rat trap. The reason this place is so cheap I think is because it caters to Fortune 500 companies but only during the week and these companies have accounts which they pay heavily for. There were lots of business type people around.

The room we got was just a standard double but VERY spacious for London and nicely decorated. Very clean and in great condition. The bed was really comfortable with a plush duvet. The bathroom only had a shower which was a disappointment but for what we paid we didn't mind one bit, especially as the shower had unlimited hot water and perfect pressure. They give you really expensive looking shower gel and shampoo which was a plus.

Another perk of this hotel is that they have a contract with this special room service thing where you can get delivery from many great restaurants around London at very reasonable prices and they deliver it to your room. We didn't use the service but were impressed by it nonetheless.

As far as the other reviewer who thought the lady behind the reception desk was rude, I thought the staff were really lovely all around. No problems at all. Speaking of reception, they have a great reception area with tables and nice leather chairs plus a small library of books and lots of newspapers and magazines and free coffee/tea/water throughout the day.

The only possible bad thing about this place is that it's in the business/financial section of the city so it might not be good for people who've never visited London before and don't know their way around. But it is very close to Monument tube station and a short walk from Bank station connecting to all the tube lines.

We loved the Clubquarters Gracechurch and couldn't believe what a bargain it was and will happily stay there again any time! Highly recommended!

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  • Address: 7 Gracechurch Street - London - England - EC3V 0DR - United Kingdom
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