Swissotel The Howard - London

Temple Place, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 2PR  show map
 5 stars
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Swissotel The Howard - London

 Paid Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour check-in

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

Verified Reviews:

  • Rooms are not large but well appointed - All the necessary room amenities for a business traveller
  • South bank just over the river - Covent garden and west end 5/10 minute walk away - Lovley rooms - Bar was good
  • Beautiful linens - Bathroom was marble with a powerful shower - Excellent toiletries - Breakfast was excellent
  • Excellent location - Breakfast freshly cooked with excellent choice of food - Bed in the room was enormous
  • Loved the breakfast - Outstanding views - Staff all helpful and friendly - Right next to temple tube station

Overview

The traditional Swissotel The Howard is rated 5 stars and offers modern accommodation overlooking the River Thames. Founded in 1972, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2011.

The property is about 10 minutes' walk of Tate Modern, The London Eye and Covent Garden. London city center is 2 km away.

The hotel offers excellent location close to a river.

Tate Modern train station is a 10-minute walk from the property. Due to its location 15 km from London City airport, it will take about 15 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

The rooms in Swissotel The Howard come with TV, a minibar, a safe, a writing desk and a seating area. Some rooms offer a great view over the cathedral. They are fitted with marble bathrooms with a hairdryer, a power shower and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the lounge every morning. The hotel’s elegant restaurant serves a variety of British dishes. Temple bar is available on site. The Delaunay and Embankment Cafe are situated in an entertainment area, about 200 meters from the venue.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of GBP 18 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs GBP 23.50 per person per night. 

Services

Swissotel The Howard provides a conference room and a business center along with laundry, 24-hour reception and 24-hour room service.

Relax

On-site spa options feature a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at GBP 15 per day.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 37 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   189.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Concierge desk
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool

Room view

  • Courtyard view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Trouser press
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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hotel Swissotel The Howard - London London location
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Hotel Address:

Temple Place, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 2PR

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City Center
  • London
    3700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Blackfriars Station
    2700 ft
  • City Thameslink
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Holborn
    2700 ft
  • Embankment Station
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • The Yacht London (cuisine: British)
    400 ft
  • Tom's Kitchen Somerset House (cuisine: British)
    600 ft
Parks
  • Covent Garden
    1900 ft
  • Lincoln's Inn Fields
    2000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    189

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Rooms and availability

Swissotel The Howard photos Room Swiss Advantage Room, Courtyard View, King
Classic Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 335 sq. feet
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Contemporary room has a Queen size bed, free internet access and includes all bathroom facilities.

Room facilities
    Suite
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    The St Paul’s Suite and the Westminster Suite are located on the top floors of the hotel and feature a large private balcony offering views of St Paul’s Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

    Swissotel The Howard photos Room Swiss Advantage Room, Courtyard View, King
    Crest Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 335 sq. feet
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    The four Crest rooms feature an extended lounge area with a private balcony overlooking famous London sites. Each room is 29m2 with a King size bed.

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      Swissotel The Howard photos Room Swiss Advantage Room, Courtyard View, King
      Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 335 sq. feet
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      The seven Swiss Advantage Riverview rooms have stunning panoramic views of the River Thames and London’s legendary landmarks. Each room is 41m2 with a King size bed.

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        Swissotel The Howard photos Room Swiss Advantage Room, Courtyard View, King
        Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 335 sq. feet
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        The Two Grand Rooms with Terrace and feature a King size bed, a large private balcony, with views from the Houses of Parliament to St Paul’s Cathedral. The terrace is 72m2 and the room is 39m2.

        Room facilities
          Swissotel The Howard photos Room Swiss Advantage Room, Courtyard View, King
          Grand Room
          Bed type: King-size bed
          Size: 335 sq. feet
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          The six Grand Riverview rooms feature a King size bed, large floor to ceiling windows with magnificent views of the river Thames and London’s historic attractions. Each room is 39m2.

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            Swissotel The Howard photos Room Swiss Advantage Room, Courtyard View, King
            Double Room
            Bed type: King-size bed
            Size: 335 sq. feet
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            The 18 Swiss Advantage Courtyard View rooms are 49m2, featuring a King size bed and separate lounge.

            Room facilities
              Swissotel The Howard photos Facilities In-Room
              Premier Double Room
              Bed type: King-size bed
              Size: 295 sq. feet
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              The 56 Premier premier courtyard rooms are 27m2 with a King size bed.

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                Swissotel The Howard photos Facilities In-Room
                Premier Double Room
                Bed type: King-size bed
                Size: 295 sq. feet
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                The 84 rooms offer prime views of the River Thames and celebrated London sites. Each room is 272 with Twin beds.

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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Swissotel The Howard - London London location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  Temple Place, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 2PR

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • London
                    3700 ft
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Blackfriars Station
                    2700 ft
                  • City Thameslink
                    2700 ft
                  Underground stations
                  • Holborn
                    2700 ft
                  • Embankment Station
                    2700 ft
                  • Bus stop
                    400 ft
                  Restaurants
                  • The Yacht London (cuisine: British)
                    400 ft
                  • Tom's Kitchen Somerset House (cuisine: British)
                    600 ft
                  Parks
                  • Covent Garden
                    1900 ft
                  • Lincoln's Inn Fields
                    2000 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2011
                  • Number of rooms:
                    189

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonSwissotel The Howard

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  Popular areas

                  • The Strand - 700 ft

                  Places of interest

                  • Somerset House - 400 ft
                  • Middle Temple Hall - 700 ft
                  • Temple Church - 1000 ft
                  • South Bank - 1400 ft

                  Monuments and Landmarks

                  • Somerset House - 400 ft

                  Museums

                  • Courtauld Institute of Art - 400 ft
                  • Theatre Museum - 1400 ft
                  • London Transport Museum - 1400 ft

                  Theaters

                  • Lyceum Theatre - 1000 ft
                  • Novello Theatre - 1000 ft
                  • Duchess Theatre - 1000 ft
                  • Aldwych Theatre - 1000 ft
                  • Aldwych Theatre - 1000 ft
                  • Savoy Theatre - 1400 ft

                  Galleries

                  • Courtauld Gallery - 400 ft

                  Government buildings

                  • Royal Courts of Justice - 1000 ft

                  Marina

                  Local attractions

                  • Westminster Hall - 5200 ft
                    Westminster, London
                  • St. James's Park - 1.0 mi
                    Horse Guards Road, London
                  • The Clockmakers' Museum - 5000 ft
                    Guildhall Library, London
                  • The UK Supreme Court - 5000 ft
                    Parliament Square, London
                  • Westminster Abbey - 1.0 mi
                    Broad Sanctuary, London

                  Near the hotel

                  • Temple - 400 ft
                    West Park Road, London
                  • Somerset House - 600 ft
                    The Strand, London
                  • St. Clement Danes - 900 ft
                  • Middle Temple Hall - 1100 ft
                    Middle Temple Ln., London
                  • The Courtauld Gallery - 700 ft
                    Somerset House, Strand, London
                  • Twinings Tea Shop And Museum - 900 ft
                    216 The Strand, London
                  • Thames River - 1100 ft
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                  Restaurants nearby

                  • The Yacht London - 400 ft

                    Address: Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment
                    Phone: 0207 836 1566

                    60% likes this, based on 180 reviews
                    Cuisine: British
                    Price Range: USD 16 - USD 26

                  • $ Grills and Martinis - 600 ft

                    Address: 2 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell
                    Phone: 02072780077

                    Cuisine: American
                    Price Range: USD 51 - USD 67

                  • The Delaunay - 1100 ft

                    Address: 55 Aldwych

                    72% likes this, based on 650 reviews
                    Cuisine: Contemporary

                  • Tom's Kitchen Somerset House - 600 ft

                    Address: Somerset House
                    Phone: 020-7845-4646

                    52% likes this, based on 112 reviews
                    Cuisine: British
                    Price Range: USD 24 - USD 40

                  • Embankment Cafe - 600 ft

                    Address: 25 Victoria Embankment
                    Phone: 02079301471

                    71% likes this, based on 36 reviews

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2011
                  • Number of rooms:
                    189

                  Hotel Awards

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                  Swissotel The Howard Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Swissotel The Howard

                  Average guest rating

                  7.8out of 10
                  Fabulous
                  Based on 109 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Rooms
                  5.0
                  Value
                  8.0

                  Guest reviews

                  • Couple
                    6.2

                    Hotel location is great, view (if you pay for it) is also quite amazing. Room was a good size, as always the 'king size' bed was actually two singles pushed together. Coffee machine was appreciated, even with no instructions. Shame no biscuits...

                    Reception staff were snooty and verging on rude and as the hotel is classy but hardly the Ritz, this was unexpected and uncalled for. The building itself is quite ugly from the outside, the interior is a bit drab but comfortable, if a little outdated in some aspects. Bathroom toiletries were adequate but are possibly the most 'budgeted' from all similar hotels, no complimentary bottle of water was a let down (for the hotel). Overall the stay was fine but clearly the hotel thinks it's on a level that it simply hasn't been able to reach, perhaps due to the location? Or perhaps (as seems quite common) they turn up their pointy noses to those who have booked a room through a website, rather than rack rate? I would stay again for the location.

                  • Single
                    7.4

                    Convenience to my business location.

                    Very tired looking hotel and in need of renovation. The covered garden looks dilapated.The meal was extremely poor quality and seeemed to be bought in frozen and heated in the kitchens. I would not dine in the restaurant again.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.4

                    Ease of check-in, valet parking and departure.

                    Breakfast prices too high

                  • Older travelers
                    6.6

                    Staff attentiveness. Location.

                    We visited on a grey day and the colour scheme chosen for the room made it feel even drearier. Just a few white neutral prints on the wall would have lifted the dull interior, the brown muddy pictures are a very bad choice. Bathrooms had cracked tiles on the floor.

                  • Couple
                    9.6

                    The Hotel staff was fantastic. They took into account that we were celebrating a special event and gave us a room upgrade that was fantastic. The cleaning and organisation was also excellent.

                    At the Bar we considered that drinks were a bit expensive.

                  • Older travelers
                    9.2

                    We went to the theatre on afterwe were caught in a torential rainstorm we were wet through and on our return to the hotel the staff could not have been more helpful. Well done to them I am sure they did not want wet rats coming in but the were fantastic

                  • Older travelers
                    9.6

                    Great staff, good room - quiet as requested and very clean with a very comfortable queen size bed, and complimentary "Lavazza" espresso machine and tea making facility. At weekend breakfast is served from 7 until 2.pm making for a very leisurely start to the day. Thank you.

                    Did not use Virgin Active Gym ( 5 mins away), but if facilities were on site would have used pool, jacuzzi & steam room to unwind.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.8

                    The size of the bed and the room itself were very good

                    The bar and restaurant are a bit drab - especially in the evening

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    Easy walking distance to major tourist spots. Directly outside tube, very easy to reach. Great location on the river.

                    Desk staff just take that bit too long to acknowledge you and no eye contact.

                  • Older travelers
                    9.6

                    Location is brilliant, staff superb, and when they knew it was our Ruby Anniversary they upgraded our room, which was lovely.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    We were able to check in early and leave our bags at the desk long before the room was ready. We were going to a matinee so came back later that evening after a meal to find out room ready and our luggage to hand. The staff were very courteous.

                  • Couple
                    7.8

                    Very modern and friendly staff

                    Hotel restaurant was not open on the evening, a little dissappointed.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    The location on the Thames cannot be beat - brilliant view from our room looking down the river towards the London Eye and Big Ben. Complimentary champagne was a nice surprise.

                    The carpet & sofa in the room looked worn & in need of replacement. The Spa is 5 minutes walk away & so we didn't use it.

                  • Older travelers
                    9.2

                    We were very impressed with the hotel and the efficient staff. The room was extremely comfortable and decorated tastefully and I'm sure we shall visit again.

                  • Group of friends
                    10.0

                    The staff very very helpful and friendly. We were walking distance from convent garden and many theatre's.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Swissotel The Howard - London London location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Temple Place, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 2PR

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • London
                    3700 ft
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Blackfriars Station
                    2700 ft
                  • City Thameslink
                    2700 ft
                  Underground stations
                  • Holborn
                    2700 ft
                  • Embankment Station
                    2700 ft
                  • Bus stop
                    400 ft
                  Restaurants
                  • The Yacht London (cuisine: British)
                    400 ft
                  • Tom's Kitchen Somerset House (cuisine: British)
                    600 ft
                  Parks
                  • Covent Garden
                    1900 ft
                  • Lincoln's Inn Fields
                    2000 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2011
                  • Number of rooms:
                    189

                  Hotel Awards

                  UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonSwissotel The Howard

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

                  Use Badge