Royal Lancaster London a symbol of England’s rich history and benchmark for modern hoteling, stands tall and majestic over Hyde Park. This iconic hotel promises a premium experience in terms of food, lodging, and service. My stay at the Royal Lancaster Hotel was outstanding, and certainly an experience I will not forget.
The first thing that struck me when we reached the hotel was its wonderful location. A stone’s throw away from the Lancaster Gate Tube Station and overlooking Hyde Park, it promises both easy connectivity and great views. In fact, you can expect to see the most breathtaking versions of the London skyline and surrounding greenery from any one of the 411 rooms here.
As we walked through the lobby, peeking around every nook and corner, I noticed that the hotel is, in many ways, a tribute to the royal English tradition. From the rose-bearing hotel crest to the names of the suites, and the mid-century architecture, relics of the past have been fused with contemporary aesthetics. The result, you ask is Regal luxuriance!
While the ambiance and exteriors exemplify lush opulence, the hotel rooms take it up a notch higher. Fresh, scented linen, a comfy king size bed, roomy cupboards and a safe, a sofa, minibar, vanity, walk-in shower – all such conveniences are well-provided for. I loved the woody décor which shone with polished upkeep – a lovely setting! What I enjoyed, even more, was a great view of the London skyline that our room presented; I’ll never forget the feeling of waking up to such a magnificent sight!
The Royal Lancaster London has several lodging options. From the well-furnished Classic Room, to premium suites, there’s something to suit everyone’s interests. For instance, if you’re a nature lover, you can opt in for a Park Suite – these offer the best view of the Hyde Park and some extra luxuries such as a 55 inch Smart TV, in-room coffee machine, separate lounging area, a bathtub and twin sinks in the bathroom, and so much more. The top-of-the-shelf Lancaster Suite offers you an even larger TV, a spectacular view, and even champagne in ice on arrival! You can choose a room that meets your preferences and budget, and no matter your selection, you’re sure to enjoy your time in the lap of decadent luxury.
If you are able to drag yourself outside your room, you’ll find that the hotel has a splendid array of facilities as well. You can work out in their state-of-the-art gym or spend some time indulging in the tradition of Afternoon Tea. We were quite excited to give their Brilliant Afternoon Tea a try and I was very pleased that they were able to customize my cup to a gluten-free variant! The lavish spread of cakes and savouries was one of the best I’ve ever tasted, and worth every calorie. And if you are stressed about gorging on their sumptuous food, you can always relax yourself by signing up for some in-room spa treatments. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Surely was!
All in all, our stay at the Royal Lancaster London was rather delightful. The hotel recently completed 50 years, and I would hope it retains its charm and brilliance to reach the next milestone of 100. Kudos to the courteous staff and management for running this historic hotel with admirable excellence.