Langham Hotel

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Langham Hotel

, London
5 star

Rooms: 380

1c Portlan Regent Street - London - England - W1B 1JA - United Kingdom | +44 (0)20 7636 1000
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from A TripAdvisor Member
My 18 year old daughter and I spent 6 nights at the Langham in early June. We could not have asked for a nicer hotel. The rooms were very large and the beds were heavenly. We did not eat in the restaurants, but the concierge was able to sell us tickets to many London attractions and tours. My only complaint was that it was a bit far from the nearest tube stop- about 2 blocks- and we had trouble finding a resonable place to have breakfast. Had to settle for Starbucks or McDonalds. I would definitely stay here again.

Very impressive

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Langham Hotel is wonderful in every way. I was especially impressed with the hotel staff. Everyone was attentive, courteous, friendly, and cheerful and couldn't do enough for you. The facilities are beautifully restored and opulent but it's the people who make the hotel truly comfortable. Next time I return to London I will stay at the Langham--it's as we Americans say, "a no-brainer."

Luxury at a Great Price!

from halfbreed88
I had wanted to book a short trip to London for the weekend at the last minute, and I was really shocked at the prices for hotels in London...I had heard that London was expensive, but I didn't realize how expensive it could be until I saw what most rooms were going for. I like to stay in nice places but don't want to become poor and destitute in the process, so I was searching around for a good deal, and I stumbled upon the Langham hotel. It was among the lowest in price for that category of hotel that I could find, and it seemed to be pretty decent and well located. Still, I was a bit cautious despite the good reviews, thinking that there must be a catch. In the end, I found the hotel to be just what I was looking for. The location is great, especially for a shopaholic like me, and not very far to walk to get to the West End and Picadilly Circus. I even walked to some of the major tourist sites like Westminster Abbey from the hotel. The service was EXCELLENT! For example, on the day that I arrived, the lovely woman working the reception informed me that their computer system was down, so they had to do all of the check-ins manually. Well, you would think that they would be irritated and stressed by this...on the contrary, they were extremely cheerful and friendly. Furthermore, when I went to my room, I discovered that they had given me a room with 2 beds, while I had requested for a King-size bed when I made the reservation. I called the reception, and almost immediately someone came to bring me a new key and escorted me to a new room. All of the staff, including room service, bell staff and housekeeping, were courteous and friendly (such a welcome change from the cold service I have come to expect in Paris where I live). The room was immaculately clean and the bed was very comfortable. And, it's a funny quirk of mine, but the thing that really put the hotel over the top for me was the fact there was a fully functioning iron and ironing board in the closet! I am an obsessive ironer, and I hate when a hotel either doesn't have an iron in the room, or the iron that they give you is a triangular piece of metal with a handle that only warms up your clothes. This was an honest-to-goodness steam iron. The only parts of the hotel that I didn't check out were the restaurants and the pool, since I was too busy shopping and watching the great shows in the West End. (A little story about that: I decided at the last minute to go see Les Miserables...I passed by the box office on a Saturday afternoon and checked to see if they had any tickets for that night's show (sounds impossible, right?). I lucked out--I was able to get a seat right behind the conductor, front row, center. The show was fantastic and it was the most memorable part of my trip. So, even if you haven't booked tickets in advance, it's worth asking at the box office.) Finally, the thing that confirmed everything for me that I had made the right choice was seeing where a friend of mine was staying...he booked a room at the Regent Palace Hotel on Picadilly Circus. I wasn't paying that much more than he was, and his hotel was a complete dump!! I've never seen a more depressing or disgusting hotel. I couldn't understand why so many people were staying there! The rooms are tiny and dirty, my friend had to go down the hall to take a shower and use the toilet, the staff were MEAN, and the hotel had absolutely no character was more like public housing in the slums of some big city. So, I was really happy about my choice, and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants luxury accomodations at a price that won't leave you bankrupt!

Warm and welcoming.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I booked six rooms at the Langham for my friends 40th Birthday. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, they even arranged for complimentary champagne on ice in my friends room. We used the spa in the afternoon which we virtually had to ourselves. It's a five minute walk to Oxford circus so it was fantastic for shopping. My only negative comment would be the price of the drinks in the hotel. I would definately recommend this as an excellent place to stay in london.

Lovely stay!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Langham hotel for 3 days (19 mars - 22 mars). We booked a really cheap internet deal on Langhams home page (99 pounds/night/room excl tax and breakfast).
We were treated extremly well although we are both students and had booked the cheap internet rate

A non smoking standard room on the 8th floor (room 813). The room was great; clean and in proper condition with a nice view towards a small park. The bathroom was also in great condition with bathrobe, slippers and a scale.

We also used the pool and jacuzzi (charge 7 pounds/each) which were great. We had the jacuzzi and the pool all by ourselves! In the changing rooms there were a sauna and a steam room and Elisabeth Arden toilettries were available for free. The gym looked nice as well, I regret I didn´t bring my gym clothes.

The only negative thing was that breakfast was not included in our deal. But we did have breakfast one morning at the Memories restaurant. The buffé was top class, but it also cost a fortune 23 pounds/person! Traditional hot meals as scrabbled eggs, grilled tomatoes, beans etc, a large selection of freshly baked bread, different kinds of yoghurts, cheese (feta, ricotta, cheddar, philadelfia, low fat, etc), ham, fish (salmon, herring etc) and last but not least - fresh fruit (strawberries, pineapple, melon etc). Freshly squezzed juice.

The location were also terrific, just 3 minutes walk down to Oxford Circus and a bus stop just 2 minutes from the hotel. We usually stay in Baywater but this area was much more convinient, since you could walk to almost everything. You also get to see a more true side of London when not living in the traditional tourist quarters which was great!

I would absolutly stay at The Langham Hotel when visting London again and I recommend you to do the same!

Ostentatiously British

from Blondie247772
I stayed here in early 2004. I'm sure the hotel deserves the star rating, and is ideal for people wanting high class service for high prices. I got the room at a substantial discount, although the location is good the room was small and room service charges extortionate. There are more spacious hotels around London for a lower cost, but they won't have a concierge to call a taxi for you!

Good but overpriced

from Tobes01
OK, so the hotel deserves 5 stars, but I'm only giving it three because for the sort of money they're charging the room should be spotless and the fittings should all work. Yes, it's a great place to stay, but dig around on lastminute and you'll find places that are its equal for £100 or less. (Stayed December 2004)

Great Hotel, wonderful location

from WorldTraveller10101
Great hotel, wonderful location, quiet, very nice rooms espessialy the deluxe rooms. Amazing beds. The breakfast room is too small, and the waiters are not very welcoming. Stayed here a few times last time on 8.2003. Used to be a Hilton, now it is not. All in all, a top class hotel.

Great Hotel, Grand and traditional

from marksw
I've stayed here on many occasions, as have other members of my family, and i have never had reason to complain about the service or quality of the rooms.

All staff have been friendly and respectful, a nice change for an expensive hotel, the door men are partial to nice cars so if you drive up in something nice be prepared for some questioning and veiwings. it's all in good intention though.

Great bars, as with all hotels in london you do pay a premium, but none the less it's a great atmosphere. room service is quick and the food is good quality, breakfast is hugly over priced, go and join the que in the starbucks around the corner with the rest of the guests and half of the BBC for a coffe and a cake!

Nice short walk to all of the main toursit shopping destinations, taxi's are plentiful if you're not one for the walking!

Finding the gym can be a bit of a joke.. it's a very good health club, the best bet is to head out of the hotel, take a right and follow the path around until you come to the public entrance of the club, it will save you at least 10 minutes each time of wondering the hallways!!

For those of you staying in late October.. it's documented to be one of THE most haunted hotels in England... i took advantage of this on a haloween stay in a rather cruel manner, by frightening the life out of my girlfriend.. followed by a day's silence!!! lesson learned!

Solid performance, Concierge Club room luxury

from EuroTravellerPG
I stayed 2 nights in November and was upgraded to the Concierge Club room despite only having booked the lowest of the regular rooms. (£199 per night midweek)

The "concirege club" is essentially a separate hotel within the main hotel and offers plush room decor and a lounge room where complementary breakfast and daytime nibbles are served.

Studying the geography of the hotel showed that the concierge club rooms are an annex of the main hotel in a modern building at the rear, hence my room had no view whatsosver, despite being on the 5th of 8 floors. You essentially 'walk through' the Main hotel to get to the Concierge club which has its own separate check-in. The nights I stayed there, my room should have cost £330.

The room itself was spacious and well decorated with larger bathroom and upgraded toiletries. It was not such that I would have paid the £330 for it. Hence for the £130 extra, I received a free breakfast and an upgraded room

Room service was punctual, tasty and thorough. my laundry was efficiently handled.

The Concierge did get me a restaurant booking at a local restaurant and seemed to know the good places.

I used the Gym and pool (at a cost of £7 extra) which I found to be well equipped. Massage and beauty treatments were availavle and looked reasonably priced.

I note also that the Langham has a favourable Frequent stayer programme that rewards you with upgrades and additional features after 3 visits (Late checkout and water/wine in your room on arrival).

Conclusion, I'd stay there again so as to get the frequent stayer benefit but would not pay £130 extra for the Concierge room which is aimed at expense account execs. I though that complementary use of the gym might have been included with the Concierge room as having to fork out another £7 when paying £330 is a tad rich. I'd take my chances on the lowest rate in the hope of an upgrade.

Top Local Tips for London

Bateaux Thames River trip Do it really very special, but not if your into raves, perhaps for the middle aged & older ones! Leave your coat in the cloakroom which is not on the boat! Do not accept a table in the other end away from the band unless you do not want to join in with the party atmosphere.

Taxis Taxis will cost you about 50 pounds from Heathrow and more from Gatewick. They are nice cabs and the drivers are also, but that is expensive in American money. (Around $100.00), so if you have been before try the train.

Heathrow Express If arriving at Heathrow and travelling into London, this is the best way to travel between the airport and London.


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  • Address: 1c Portlan Regent Street - London - England - W1B 1JA - United Kingdom
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