Strand Palace Hotel

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Feb, 2013

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Adult family

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Culture / Sightseeing

My sister and I stayed at this hotel on Sunday February 10th as we were lucky enough to be attending the Bafta Awards in the Royal Opera House. The hotel was only a few minutes walk from Covent Garden so its location was ideal. The hotel was understandably very busy but we only waited a few minutes at reception before being given our room key. The reception area was friendly with plenty of settees and comfortable chairs, thick carpets and plenty of helpful staff. Our room was on the fifth floor and was quite small with just enough room for the twin beds and a dressing table area. The room though was clean and the beds very comfortable. The bathroom had plenty of hot water, plenty of towels and was spotless. A kettle and Tv, phone and extra bedding were all provided. The hotel was quiet through the night and we didn`t hear any early risers. Breakfast in the large resturant was the usual buffett with everything you would expect. We did have to wait a little while for a table as the hotel was extremely busy. Just as the welcome coffee pot arrived off goes the fire alarm and being stupidly reserved we all sat waiting for the staff to tell us to leave or not. After a few minutes the staff did indead tell us to leave and go to the foyer area. Everyone flooded the reception area in various array of dress from dressing gowns to suits. Cheers went up as the firemen arrived and after a while confirmed it was indeed a false alarm. I have learnt a lesson though whenI hear a fire alarm I will move regardless of what everyone else does. The hotel is in an ideal location for sightseeing in London. Tip Book early for best prices and order breakfast in your room for a few pounds and avoid the queues in the resturant.

Christine Reid

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