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Grange City Hotel (London)
Member Name: samgriff
Grange City Hotel (London)
Advantages: Perfect hotel
A few months ago my family and I spent the weekend in London and where we stayed was The Grange City Hotel. This luxury 5* hotel could be one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at in London.
The address of the Grange City Hotel is as follows:
8-14 Cooper's Row, London, EC3N 2BQ
Well this hotel is located in Tower Hill; itís literally a five minute walk to the Tower of London which is pretty impressive. Situated right in the centre of London it is close to everything. Needing only a short trip on the Underground you can get to all of the wonderful sights, events and activities London has to offer. It is situated only 2 minutes from Tower Hill underground. In fact when you get out and turn one corner you can see the hotel.
Walking inside of the hotel you can tell that itís a pretty nice hotel, very modern, very well furnished and clean. There are comfortable chairs all around for waiting customers. The reception area is a large circular desk with lots of staff at hand to help you out with any needs. There are also large lifts with a golden exterior as the hotel does have about seven floors so I was grateful for these with my suitcase. The floors are all marble so they have a very elegant feel to them and make the hotel seem all the classier from the start. So from first impressions this hotel scores top marks in my books and comes across as a well presented, smart and classy hotel.
Finding the room was easy and the hallway was very clean and modelled very nicely with tasteful pictures on the wall and good lighting. The rooms themselves were absolutely gorgeous. I received a room which had a queen sized bed, a desk, TV with cable, mini-bar, en-suite bathroom but unfortunately no view. That was the only downsize but other rooms on higher floors have sweeping views across London and even the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
The rooms were lovely and furnished very well. Everything is very tasteful in this hotel from the carpets to the bedding. The bathroom was very clean which I always find a very important factor in any hotel I stay in. But this one was lovely with complimentary shampoo of course! The shower worked very well as I hate a hotel with a bad shower.
The bathroom also provided a hairdresser which was a bit annoying as you had to keep holding the button for it to work but it was powerful enough and did the job. There was room service however I did not order any but the menu for it was very good and had a large variety of foods and drinks on it.
The bed was extremely comfortable and with just me in it was plenty big enough to have a good stretch. I am known to be a bit of a bad sleeper and it usually takes me forever to get to sleep. But in this bed I fell straight to sleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. I didnít really want to get up in the morning because it was so comfortable. Five stars for the quality of sleep you can get.
What I thought was some nice little add ons to the room that you donít get in every hotel you go to was the fact there was so many. There was an iron and iron board which we found quite useful, a safe which I always find a reassuring item in a hotel room, a tea/coffee maker with cups, a Bose music system which plays brilliantly. Also not in every room there is the internet which has broadband. There was plenty of space to put your clothes as well as there was a chest of drawers and a cupboard with hangers. So overall I just loved the rooms and would give them top marks in everything.
I was quite shocked to find out how much this hotel actually had to offer as from the outside it doesnít look that big, but it has everything you could wish for. The bar called ĎIsisí we visited on the Saturday night. Considering it was about half ten it was quite quiet, however we found this a positive thing as I hate overcrowded bars. Isis was a lovely bar and very modern. It was small but had a good feel to it as the lighting made it seem cosy and gave it a nice atmosphere. The seating was also very comfortable but the price of drinks was a bit extravagant, however they were fair in Londonís pricing.
Grange City also boasts a fitness centre, a swimming pool, laundry services, a business and conference centre, dry cleaning and virtual golf; however I couldnít do this as we didnít have the time.
There was also a Japanese restaurant called Koto however we couldnít get seating there as it was so busy but the food looked absolutely gorgeous, the fish looked very fresh and everyone seemed to be enjoying it.
Breakfast was included when we visited the hotel and I must say this is probably one of the most amazing aspects of the hotel. We walked down to the room where we could have a breakfast and expected a small room with a small continental breakfast as Iíve come to expect from hotels. However what we received was quite a shock, we came to a massive room with what must have been hundreds of tables and chairs with dozens of people occupying them. We were seen to a table straight away and were told the breakfast was a buffet. So up we went and found tables full of fresh food. Included was everything you could want for breakfast, fruits, yoghurts, toast, croissants, cereal, sausages and many many more. Also available was tea, coffee and a whole table full of different juices. I seemed to have gone on for a bit now but honestly it really is the highlight of the hotel providing that much food that was extremely tasty and set you up for the day. Another top score from me!
The Grange City has a 24 hour porter and reception available for its customers so no matter what time there is always someone on hand to help. From the first person we came across at checking in to checking out everyone was absolutely superb. They were friendly, kind and had a brilliant sense of humour. We actually spent ten minutes chatting to a guy on reception about the play we had just seen. They all wore smart uniforms and always had a smile on their faces. So for the service that they give us while we were there I would say they were the best staff I have come across in a hotel in my life.
Yes the most important factor to consider when booking a hotel. When we went earlier this year in June we quite luckily got a special offer and we got a double room each for £75 pound a night which in London is an absolute steal! However at normal times they do go up and a single room can start at about £150 going all the way up to paying for the penthouse for around £1200. Pretty expensive, but just think of the views!
So the Grange City Hotel if you are lucky you can get a brilliant bargain and pay cheap for a wonderful five star hotel. However prices do go up but honestly for the service and the quality of the hotel I would probably say that it is worth the money.
So I should think itís pretty obvious that I think this hotel is just wonderful in every single way. It is conveniently located, has brilliant views from some rooms, great rooms, great service and sometimes great prices. So I would completely recommend the Grange City Hotel with absolutely no hesitations. If you are ever in London and want a hotel to stay in, you can look no further.
Parking: There is on street parking but there is a local car park which is situated two minutes from the hotel.
Check in time: After 14:00 Check out time: Before 11:00
Directions: Get off at Tower Hill tube station, turn right and itís a one minute walk.
Thanks for reading
Summary: Lovely hotel, completely recommend
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