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The Sanctuary House Hotel

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We stayed at this hotel for business. It was conveniently located for the tube and Westminster etc. the rooms were modern and very clean. complimentary toiletries and accessories were great. service in pub downstairs was very attentive, though breakfast was expensive in comparison to the normal evening menu. Would definitely stay here again when in London.

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Absolutely the slowest, most inattentive service I have had in a long while. The restaurant is very poorly run and the wait staff do not appear to be trained well. The food is "ok", but the service should keep you away. Choose another place to eat if staying in the hotel.

7 Thank George D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Great location stayed 2 nights room was spotless with great facilities including free wifi. Took the breakfast option which was well worth it. Staff were really helpful and it is central for Westminster and close to the tube. Would use again.

2 Thank annielow
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Reviewed 30 December 2012 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel 27th-30th of Dec 2012.. great location for westmister, big ben, and st james's park tube station was 30 sec walk away, comfortable rooms though not sure if work going on outside as was really noisy on a morning so if wanted a lie in it wasnt the best, still gave 4 stars for location &... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 28 December 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights with a 1.5 year old. Room size was adequate, especially for being so close to the city center. Rooms were clean and had all amenities we required. Comfortable beds as well. Location was excellent, 300m from Westminster Abbey, a short walk to the Royal Palace, St James Park, the mall, and trafalgar square. Not many restaurants... More 

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Maniago, Friuli, Italy
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

We spent 5 nights at the Sanctuary House and were very satisfied. First of all, the location is one of the best you can get in London: it's very central (maybe 100 meters from Westminster Abbey) and most of the West End is easy to reach on foot. Also, St. James's Park tube station is 80 meters far, Westminster 200... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2012

I stayed at this hotel for two nights, December 2012. The location was amazing, really close to St James' Park tube station and so getting around the city is easy. The room was wonderful, and it's really handy to have a traditional English pub below. The reception staff were also lovely and helpful.

1 Thank Ra1994x
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Reviewed 21 December 2012 via mobile

Had happened upon the place through a combination of googling for central London pub/hotels and comparing reviews and this seemed a good bet. Unrivalled location coupled with a spotlessly clean, large bedroom with all the expected facilities and a really very good continental breakfast included made this a wonderful stay for us. It's central London, it is noisy - request... More 

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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Everything was perfect! The hotel located very, very central, 2 minutes to tube station St. James Park, 5 minutes to Big Ben, Westminister Abby and the Themes River. It is close to the other sights, parks like Hyde Park & St. James Park. The neighborhood was perfect; the rooms were recently renovated, smart and clean the value for the money.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2012

it has a great location, great value for the money, located near the subway and near the sights. the people at the reception could not be more helpful. the rooms have been recently renovated , very comfortable, good bathroom. not much space for storing clothes but i had a carry on so this was not an issue. the pub downstairs... More 

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Staying in Westminster

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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At the heart of Westminster lies the Sanctuary House - a warm and inviting hotel that offers fine food, great hospitality and top class accommodation. Our 34 beautifully appointed bedrooms feature all the comforts of home. All our stylish bedrooms are extremely well appointed, with en suite bathrooms, flatscreen TVs and little luxuries to help you enjoy a special stay in Westminster. As a Fuller’s Ale & Pie House, we are famous for our fantastic homemade pies - an authentic taste of London. There's chef's specials too, and an ever-changing bar menu. One of the best hotels near Big Ben, the Sanctuary House is just a couple of minutes walk away. The most famous sight in Britain, virtually on our doorstep. ... more   less 

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Address: 33 Tothill Street, London SW1H 9LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Price Range: €154 - €247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Sanctuary House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Sanctuary Hotel London
The Sanctuary Hotel
The Sanctuary House Hotel London
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#134 Romantic Hotel in London
#256 Family Hotel in London
#276 Business Hotel in London
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“Absolutely best location for sightseeing. Only rooms on the front 2 sides have a real view.”
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“Ask for a higher floor to avoid street level noise.”
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“Room 101 faces the main road and can be a little noisy but with three windows is lovely and airy”
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