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Lancaster Hotel London

Posted on March 28, 2011 | HotelsNo Comment


This 18-storey wonder of England always mesmerizes guests via its one unrivaled aspect – the breathtaking, far-reaching vistas. Each angle or corner wherever your vision goes, you are sure to enjoy the look of the largest of the imperial parks called the Hyde Park, south of the city, and also of the city’s east including the comprehensive skyline. So, if you are view buff, there is nothing else besides the Lancaster Hotel London to offer you the best scenes of the city. Irrespective of whether you are looking down from your own room or are looking straight from any of the hotel restaurants, you will surely feel in the center of  London, as promised by this chic retreat.

If you are booking a stay at the Lancaster Hotel London, know well in advance that you can then easily explore the famous attractions just by a few-minute walk. These highlights are Oxford Street shops, Marble Arch, Harrods, Knightsbridge, Paddington train station, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace where Princess Diana used to live, and Royal Albert Hall. In addition, the financial district is only at 15-minute location via Underground; whereas reaching the Heathrow Airport is only a matter of 20-minute Heathrow Express run.

Rooms

Boasting the fusion of Asian and European decor as well as Oriental carpets, the Lancaster Hotel London is the home of 416 guest rooms nicely scattered on its 18 floors. Besides offering the double-gazed windows for the far-reaching vistas, the rooms offer all the amenities as well as light and airy décor. The standard amenities are hypo-allergenic bedding, mini bar, climate control, voice mail, phone, wake-up calls, AC, private bathroom, hair dryer, bathrobes, bathroom phone, designer toiletries, housekeeping, desk, iron/ironing board (on request), safe, satellite television service, and wired/wireless high-speed Internet access (surcharge).

The main room types here are the Deluxe, Superior, and Executive with the combinations of Single, Twin, and Double as well as city or park vistas.

Amenities

• Babysitting or child care  • Currency exchange  • Medical aid  • Dry cleaning/laundry service  • Concierge services  •  Gift shops  • Restaurant(s) in hotel  • Event catering  • Breakfast available (surcharge)  • Lounge  • Room service (24 hours)  • Business center  • Self parking (surcharge)  • Parking (surcharge)  • Wireless (high-speed) Internet access – surcharge  • Banquet facilities  • Business services  • Audio-visual equipment  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms  •  Cell phone/mobile rental  • Photocopy machines  • Fax machine  • Safe-deposit box – front desk  • 24-hour front desk  •  Doorman/doorwoman  • Security guard  • Multilingual staff  • Porter/bellhop  • Express check-out  • Air-conditioned public areas

Recreation

• Tennis  • Horse riding  • Running track/path  • Boating

Restaurants

At the Lancaster Hotel London, there is only one main restaurant that is called Nipa from where you undoubtedly enjoy the scenes of the Kensington Gardens as well as Hyde Park while savoring lunch or dinner. This is a pure Thai restaurant featuring décor of hand-carved chairs, golden ornamental artifacts, and elaborate teak wood paneling all of which have come here all the way from Thailand. Not only this, but also the chef along with the staff here are originally Thai. So, you really can expect an authentic Thai cuisine.

Salads, toasted sandwiches, afternoon tea, and light breakfast are to draws of the Lounge Bar that is stunningly adorned with the Queen Anne and Regency-style décor as well as crystal chandeliers. However, the more famous is the Island restaurant where besides enjoying the seasonal produce of the fine quality, you also enjoy the vistas of the royal park from its floor-to-ceiling windows. You actually have your meals on a chic split-level space on which cooking is done daily for fresh, stylish presentations.

Rates

From $176 per night.

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