Swissotel The Howard London

12 Temple Place, London, WC2R 2PR, United Kingdom
#2174 of 2,538 hotels in London
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews

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Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 3, 2008

Stayed several times, because my work often took me to that part of the city (opposite the Thames, near the law courts and Fleet Street).

It had an old fashioned quality to it which is not my favourite style, but when I looked up its website I found it is now part of Swissotel. Probably just what it needed!

Comfortable, even luxurious.

Unique Quality: Location; style

Directions: opposite Thames on Embankment (almost)

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Great Location and Views

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 18, 2005

This is a great choice if you're looking for a four star in central London. It seems to be a close walk to almost everywhere and offers great views of the Thames and all its wonderful buildings. More of a businessperson clientelle though so if you're young looking for a hip crowd, this might not be your place.

Unique Quality: Great restaurant

Directions: Across the street from Temple Tube station.

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The hotel with the best view of the river

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 5, 2004

This hotel is not cheap, a room with river view cost 195 pounds a night, but the view is awesome, as I have shown here in the photo. My room is clean and the bedding is comfortable. The in-room espresso machine is such a nice touch! Staff are friendly and helpful, on one occasion, one of the concierge even ran up the street to get me a taxicab. Its proximity to Covent Garden is a big plus. I would pick this hotel over any stuffy hotels in town.

Good location, good hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 31, 2004

The hotel is ideally located in central London, only minutes walk to Covent Garden, Theatre district, Chinatown, Trafalgar square... Recently renovated it has a very high standard for the furnishing, beds are very , very comfortable. Added touch is a real italian coffee maker in the rooms. The food is also excellent with french and asian cuisine.
It's situated right accross the Thames so make sure you book, for a supplement, a river view room (you can see Big Ben, London Eye and the Tower Bridge).
Two minus however, the staff is very polite and experienced but a bit cold. The price is a bit high so they could have included the continental breakfast which cost about Usd 35.

Directions: Right accross Temple tube station (circle and district line)

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