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

GBP 15 per day

Parking

GBP 37 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Laundry

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 elegant Swissotel The Howard lies in a shopping area of London. The hotel opened its doors in 1972 and was remodeled in 2011.

Located in Westminster district, close to Blackfriars subway station and Menier Chocolate Factory, Houses of Parliament and London Palladium. The property lies within 2 km from the city center.

A cathedral, a temple and a theater are set within walking distance.

15 minutes' drive from London City airport and 10 minutes' walk to Tate Modern train station.

Rooms

Guests are offered contemporary guestrooms featuring a private balcony, a minibar, TV, a writing desk and climate control along with traditional décor. The guestrooms afford a great view of the garden. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves French dishes. Guests are welcome to the Temple bar to relax with a drink. The Delaunay and Embankment Cafe are located within 200 meters away.

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

The hotel offers a business centre and a conference room together with professional staff.

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 parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Concierge desk
  • Wheelchair access
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Balcony
  • In-room desk
  • Trouser press

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.

How to reach hotel

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

Classic Room
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Contemporary room has a Queen size bed, free internet access and includes all bathroom 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.

Crest Room
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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.

Double Room
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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.

Double Room
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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.

Grand Room
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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.

Double Room
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The 18 Swiss Advantage Courtyard View rooms are 49m2, featuring a King size bed and separate lounge.

Premier Double Room
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The 56 Premier premier courtyard rooms are 27m2 with a King size bed.

Premier Double Room
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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.

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

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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
    LondonEngland

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

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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

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