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Superior stay at the Strand Palace Hotel

Sally Proud recently stayed at the Strand Palace Hotel and was impressed by the quality of service,

the hotel’s location and the amazing welcome she received.

Welcoming guests since 1909, the Strand Palace Hotel is a palatial hotel surrounded by the best of what London has to offer. Its central location is a mere stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Convent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Soho and the West End theatre district.

It has fantastic transport links and the hotel is near to an abundance of chic cafés, eateries and bars.

My husband and I arrived at the hotel from Kings Cross Station on a Sunday afternoon. We travelled just three stops on the Piccadilly Line to Convent Garden. From there, the hotel was a mere five-minute walk from the tube.

First impressions of this grand hotel were positive. The building has a 1920s Art Deco feel to it. The sleek white stone and canopied entrance give it an elegant feel. Once inside the theme continues. The entrance is warm and inviting with sweeping curved lines and contemporary furniture.

The reception staff were amazing. They were efficient and welcoming and gave us all the information we needed to make our stay an enjoyable one.

Our room was located at the front of the hotel on the fourth floor. The room was well appointed and beautifully styled. The king-size bed was incredibly comfortable and the complimentary bathrobes and slippers were a nice touch of luxury.

Once we had unpacked and taken a breath we headed down to relax and have a drink in the bar. The choice of beverages was wonderful - from cocktails and IPA’s to wines, spirits, coffees and soft drinks. They also served Camden Hells lager on draft, so I was more than happy.

After finishing our drinks we headed out to explore the area. We happened upon Joe Allan’s. Since the 1970s, this American-themed bar and restaurant have welcomed actors and diners alike. It is a great place to meet and enjoy a bite to eat before heading to the theatre or to explore the capital.

After an exceptionally good night sleep, we headed down to breakfast. The choice on offer was wonderful and it was all freshly cooked. We ordered a fresh pot of decaf coffee and tucked into cereal, toast and a full English breakfast. I know I shouldn’t, but I returned to the buffet and enjoyed one of the lovely pastries.

The central location meant we could take a leisurely walk to see the House of Parliament. The lovely reception staff will look after your bags after check out to allow you to see more sights before making the journey home.

We really enjoyed our stay and are already planning our next visit to such a wonderful hotel in the perfect place.

Strand Palace was my home away from home, where modern comforts are complemented by truly British charm.


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