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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Superb in every way, location, breakfast, welcome, accommodation. Our visit could not have been bettered, its a Haven in the midst of busy London life. The area is on the up, good access to DLR nice pubs close to city or Canary Wharf.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Enjoyed my one night stay here very much. Warm and attentive welcome, quiet place, very clean room with garden view. It has the atmosphere of a monastery with places to sit quietly, no shouting posters, no TV-set in the room, etc. If you prepare yourself for this, you will enjoy this experience. I wish there would be more hotels like...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the peaceful surroundings at st Katharine's, and that you found us well located to get around London. We look forward to seeing you again at St Katharine's and would like to offer you the code 'STK5' to get a 5% discount when booking on our website....

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a very good price in comparison to other accommodations in London. I knew the room was small and among those that did not have a view. But I was only staying overnight, so this is a good deal. What I didn't count on was being near an apartment with someone doing laundry at 2am. There was also a...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very disappointed with your review and review score. We are sorry that you did not enjoy a peaceful sleep. We have not had any complaints previously regarding noises as described, in the section of bedrooms you described. We will investigate this to make sure this will not be a problem for subsequent guests. It is worth...

london
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gem in the city, lovely quiet surroundings and friendly staff. A good place for work meetings and away days. Good food also. Very close to the dlr and Canary Wharf. Has parking available and is also a hotel.

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay and meeting with us. We are encouraged by your words, as we pride ourselves on being a space that encourages our guests to do their best work. We do hope you see you back soon, whether as part of a group or an individual. Tom

London England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So pleased to have found this charming hotel. Conveniently situated 2 mins from Limehouse DLR, so well connected to the city and central London. Most rooms face inwards to the green & tranquil garden. I can recommend for a safe, stress free stay. Staff were welcoming, continental breakfast had loads of choice and everywhere including my room was spotless. Comfortable,...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantastic review! We are pleased that your stay afforded you the 'space to breathe'. We look forward to seeing you again at St Katharine's and would like to offer you the code 'STK5' to get a 5% discount off future stays. Kind regards, Tom

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day in London arriving at this hotel is a relief. It's really peaceful and fairly quiet by London standards. The hotel has character with a more personal feel to it than the big chain hotels. The room I stayed in looked over a beautiful garden. It contained all the essentials, apart from a iron and ironing board,...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Jones, We are delighted that you found relief whilst staying at St Katharine's. With regards to the mattress we have identified this following your feedback and it will be replaced. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to London, and would like to offer you the code 'STK5' to get a discount off your next...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not that many places truly exist about which you honestly say here I want to came back, and even fewer in eastern London, a special place to stay. Founded in 1147 as a (what else as a Christian) hospice for the poor (not in this post war building) It's today a rather non denominational place to stay where as well...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you want to come back and stay with us again! As you say whilst we are still a COE Christian charity, we do welcome guests from all religions and denominations to come and stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back, and we can...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel overnight as part of a work residential. It is a lovely place with fantastic rooms, food and service. I had no idea this even existed! Would definitely return again. The stay is very comfortable and you will definitely have no regrets!

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Rezwana, Thank you for your fantastic review, we are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay during your recent stay as part of a residential group. We look forward to seeing you again whether as part of a group or as an individual. If booking as an individual you can use the code 'STK5' to get a 5% discount...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night in Flat 3, and it is basic, no frills, budget friendly accommodation that somehow managed to make a busy, frazzled parent feel recharged. The immediate neighborhood is a little dingy, but that didn't detract from the charm of this place: when you're in the courtyard there are no high buildings in sight, it is quiet and...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantastically comprehensive review! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are particularly delighted that your stay at St Katharine's left you feeling refreshed and recharged. We do have one of our family rooms that faces our cloister garden, we would encourage you if booking again to...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

As a wheelchair user I've often been told places are accessible only to arrive to find they are definitely not! This wasn't the case here. The conference team who I liaised with before my arrival were very helpful in terms of my needs but also were very professional in terms of the arrangements I was making for the whole team....

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that your experience as a wheelchair use was a positive one. Picking up on something you mentioned in your review, we are currently in the process of creating a small ramp as you step out from the garden so it is fully accessible. We look forward to welcoming you back,...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is a charitable foundation which sits within, yet apart from, the heart of London’s East End. Just minutes from the City and Canary Wharf, our comfortable accommodation offers a secure and relaxing environment and an unparalleled sense of peaceful seclusion. We invite you to explore St Katharine’s and to discover what you may find in this hidden oasis. Simple, comfortable, and all with en-suite facilities, our recently refurbished bedrooms are available both to individuals and members of groups at St Katharine’s. For a long stay or short, take advantage of our proximity to central London, our excellent transport links, and the unrivaled calm you will find here. Our quiet garden and serene chapel are open to all our guests and provide a welcome contrast to the hustle of a day in the capital. ... more   less 

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Address: 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Price Range: €96 - €193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Foundation of St Katharine 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Recommend the Garden facing rooms”
Geebee55, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the parking is superb”
1957peter2017, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for inner rooms facing gardens”
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275bridgetm, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Range of room sizes and views, if you're going to be in room a lot then ask for a larger room”
simoncade, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The garden rooms are a little quieter if you are not used to city noise.”
marycarolineH, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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