The Lowndes Hotel, London
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A great hotel in the right placefrom Thorndon
A quiet, elegant retreatfrom mykel67
The Lowndes is a small, modern (1970's?) building with a traditionally decorated interior -- lots of wood panelling, marble, plush chairs, etc. The staff is extremely polished, professional and amenable. These are people who seem well trained for their positions and are seriously devoted to making each guest's visit as comfortable as possible.
Our room (#404) was an attractively decorated "superior queen" facing an interior courtyard and other buildings. The room was not too large, but it was definitely big enough for two people to be comfortable. The furnishings were of good quality and in good repair, and included armchairs, a writing desk, a bureau and a sizeable mirrored wardrobe fitted with hangers, drawers, a safe, and a trouser press.
The bathroom is very small -- about the size of an average North American closet-- but it was very clean and had all of the necessities. The towels were plush and soft, and there were two good quality bathrobes available. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the room had been serviced again in the evening while we were out - always a very nice touch.
Overall we were very pleased with our choice, and felt it was good value (for London) for the money. We paid 120 pounds per night booking through Hotels[-]. This was a better rate than the hotel's own website. If you book farther in advance than we did, however, we did notice that there were rates as low as 118 pounds per night including the VAT and breakfast available on other websites, so look around. The hotel was a short taxi ride from Victoria Station (approx. 5 pounds), so it's fairly convenient for those travelling from Gatwick or Heathrow. It was a short walk to Harrod's and Harvey Nichols, but not too close to the more visited "tourist sites" in the city.
If you've visited London before and are looking for a quiet, elegant hotel in an upscale, non-touristy area, then The Lowndes may be just what you're looking for. We would definitely consider staying there again!
Clean and Comfy roomfrom PurceyFamily
The service at the hotel was excellant. When we first checked into the hotel it was very late. They were there at the desk waiting for us to check in. We were also very hungry. They were able to make us a light meal from the kitchen. It was very very good. They brought it up to the room. I got tomato soup and croissants and my husband got a sandwich that came with fries(chips). I didn't need to order the croissants because the soup came with a bread with some spreads but I ate them anyway because they were so warm and crisp that I couldn't help myself.
We had a very good first impression upon entering the room. Fluffy looking bed with white linens, two rather large and fluffy terry robes hanging on the bathroom door, comfy rotating chair, table, desk with mirror and a chair, TV with two doored chest underneath with small refridgerator on one side and mini bar set up on the other. The closet large enough. It had small draws and a bar to hang clothes. There was trouser press that was not worth my time. I tried it for the first time but wasn't very satisfied with the results. The hair dryer is located in the draw in the desk. So, you sit at the desk with the mirror to do your hair.
Bathroom was large. The water pressure was excellant. There was the large tub, high shower head and hand held shower head. All very clean.
The breakfast was excellant. Plenty of choices for the continental buffet and the hot breakfast was also very well done. The service was excellant. The coffee was very fresh.
We booked our room thru British Airways Holidays (BA.com). The rate included the breakfast. We were surprised to find out that we could choose either the continental or the hot breakfast. The rate was also reasonable thru BA.com.
The concierge: Patrick, Sam and one other can't remember his name. All very helpful. They have that map ready to whip out and helped answer all of our questions.
They have this nice maid who comes around and fills your ice bucket. She knocks on the door and asks you for your bucket. You hand it to her and she fills it up. Although, you do have to be in your room at the time she arrives.
My husband and I were there for liesure travel. I do wish we were a bit closer to action. There was nothing in the area we could do at night. It is a very safe place to walk but there is not much there. There was one pub around the corner but that was it. Come to find out the Hotel is in is very upscale area. Nice grocery store a two minute walk but mainly shops of very high qaulity in this area that all closed at night.
Ten minute walk to Buckingham Palace. Same for the tube. Maybe five minute walk to the tube.
Lots and lots of walking in London. We were so thankful to come back at the end of the night to a very clean and comfy room at the Lowndes Hotel.
Nice Placefrom Lcrop
Very enjoyable stay at the Lowndesfrom Lin_NewYork
Location of the hotel was superb, especially for those who love to shop. Harrods, Harvey Nichols and other designer shops are all within walking distance. We felt very safe in the area. Also a quiet area at night and so even though our room was facing the street, we weren't disturbed by any noises.
We truly enjoyed our stay at the hotel and would recommend to all our friends.
Great location and good ratesfrom Lefant
Wonderful Hotelfrom sweetbasil
The staff was always friendly and greeted us daily whether we were on our way out or on our way in. The consierge Patrick was so helpful in every way. He gave us tips on transportation, got us taxi's when needed, arranged a tour for us and made a few phone calls in our behalf when we couldn't connect on our own. He was as friendly as can be.
The location of this hotel was another plus. A few blocks from the Knightsbridge metro station and a block or two to the red bus stops. Many nice restaurants in the area, just ask at the desk. Shopping is everywhere!
A block from Harrods and Harvey Nicks not to mention every other store immaginable.
If and when we return to London the Lowndes Hotel will be the place we will stay. No hesitation at all.
Feel free to e-mail me with questions.
We will definitely come back if we are going to London next time.
Absolutely loved the Lownesfrom Jerry042
Location: Belgrave Square is beautiful, charming, safe, upscale.
Tube: Knightsbridge is 5 minute walk and straight shot to the theatres. Shopping: the stores are range from can't afford to look in the windows to very convenient. Restaurants: plenty and varied.
Our room: queen bed, no smoking, great amenties. Can't ask for more than that. Bathroom exceeded our standards. Room was well decorated, and plenty large (#101), but we've stayed in larger rooms.
Breakfast: included in the price and the best hotel breakfast we've ever had. Plentiful, varied and served by extremely pleasant staff.
Conceirge and front desk: Terrific, helpful, pleasant, really caring.
Overall: This is our 4th year spending New Years in London and the Lowndes is the BEST London Hotel we've ever stayed in.
Home Away From Homefrom rubicon4693
Top Local Tips for London
Frankies Restaurant and Diner Nice restaurant in Knightsbridge owned by Marco Pierre White and Frankie Dettori (down Yeomans Row) 10 minute walk from the station. Nice atmosphere - caters for familes and reasonably priced.
Learn the bus system. Once you figure out the bus system, you will never ride the tube again.
Other names for The Lowndes Hotel
- jumeirah lowndes london
- hotel jumeirah lowndes
- Address: 21 Lowndes Street - London - England - SW1X 9ES - United Kingdom
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