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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Not that many places truly exist about which you honestly say here I want to came back, and even fewer in eastern London, a special place to stay. Founded in 1147 as a (what else as a Christian) hospice for the poor (not in this post war building) It's today a rather non denominational place to stay where as well...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at this hotel overnight as part of a work residential. It is a lovely place with fantastic rooms, food and service. I had no idea this even existed! Would definitely return again. The stay is very comfortable and you will definitely have no regrets!

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Rezwana, Thank you for your fantastic review, we are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay during your recent stay as part of a residential group. We look forward to seeing you again whether as part of a group or as an individual. If booking as an individual you can use the code 'STK5' to get a 5% discount...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night in Flat 3, and it is basic, no frills, budget friendly accommodation that somehow managed to make a busy, frazzled parent feel recharged. The immediate neighborhood is a little dingy, but that didn't detract from the charm of this place: when you're in the courtyard there are no high buildings in sight, it is quiet and...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantastically comprehensive review! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are particularly delighted that your stay at St Katharine's left you feeling refreshed and recharged. We do have one of our family rooms that faces our cloister garden, we would encourage you if booking again to...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a wheelchair user I've often been told places are accessible only to arrive to find they are definitely not! This wasn't the case here. The conference team who I liaised with before my arrival were very helpful in terms of my needs but also were very professional in terms of the arrangements I was making for the whole team....

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that your experience as a wheelchair use was a positive one. Picking up on something you mentioned in your review, we are currently in the process of creating a small ramp as you step out from the garden so it is fully accessible. We look forward to welcoming you back,...

Evesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, this place is religious based/charity funded.... but neither myself nor my partner are religious, and at no point did we feel like we had to be! The rooms were big, the beds were incredibly comfy, there was hardly any noise, the view was lovely and the staff were very friendly. The very kind staff were always on hand and...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and particularly that you found our staff to be helpful during your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay, and we would like to offer you the code 'STK5' to get a discount when booking on our website. Tom

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed here for business, I'm so pleased to have found the Royal Foundation of St Katharine as it really is a hidden oasis in London and just a delightful 15 minute walk along the Thames Path to Canary wharf. The rooms are simple but perfectly comfortable, good beds, clean fresh bathrooms and many look over the garden so extremely...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Laterallife, Thank you for your glowing review! We are delighted that you enjoy staying with us, and that you find us to be hidden oasis that suits your needs! I will pass on your kind comment about the staff and breakfast to the entire team here. We look forward to welcoming you back whether it be on business or...

Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a wonderful experience, which I will definitely experience again. the hotel is like and oasis with brilliant parking facilities, and although my first reaction when I walked into the room was "where's the TV!" did I miss it? no the whole place as an amazing calming effect, the buffet breakfast is wonderful and the staff are helpful and...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had such a wonderful experience on your recent stay with us, especially enjoying the calm, relaxing environment that we try to create! We look forward to welcoming you back and I would like to offer you the code 'STK5' to use on our website to get a reduced rate,...

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't fault it for the price paid. Comfortable, quiet (go for a garden view), nice continental breakfast and within easy walk to Wapping and the City. No TV in the room which I viewed as a positive. Good wifi so if you don't feel you can disconnect then you don't have to (oh the irony of writing this while here...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you your review, we delighted you had a quiet and relaxing stay with us, and that you found us to be conveniently located for your needs. We are also please you enjoyed the use of our high speed WiFi, something we pride ourselves on! We look forward to seeing you again here, and please use the code...

Helston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't expect luxurious bedrooms, but be prepared to be overwhelmed by nearly everything else. The welcome, the breakfast, the kindness and the ambience of the place, the elegant lounge and the carefully prepared supper platter impressed me. As someone with a gluten allergy I was also very happy that housekeeping had even put GF biscuits in my room. I slept...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Taylor, Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you had such enjoyable stay with us! I will pass on your kind comments to the entire team here, and we look forward to welcoming you back. I can also offer you the code 'STK5' to use on our website to get a 5% discount for any future...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed over at St Katharine's for one nigh. The staff couldn't have been nicer and even invited me for communal drinks in the dining room, which I thought was lovely. The place is a little tricky to get to from the station (although that could have been my Google maps!) though was very pleasant when I reached it. Unfortunately...

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Tom S, Guest Services Manager at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found the staff to be helpful and accommodating during your stay. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay in one of bedrooms. We pride ourselves as a hidden urban oasis, and so we have taken the decision to not include TV's in our bedrooms. Whilst...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is a charitable foundation which sits within, yet apart from, the heart of London’s East End. Just minutes from the City and Canary Wharf, our comfortable accommodation offers a secure and relaxing environment and an unparalleled sense of peaceful seclusion. We invite you to explore St Katharine’s and to discover what you may find in this hidden oasis. Simple, comfortable, and all with en-suite facilities, our recently refurbished bedrooms are available both to individuals and members of groups at St Katharine’s. For a long stay or short, take advantage of our proximity to central London, our excellent transport links, and the unrivaled calm you will find here. Our quiet garden and serene chapel are open to all our guests and provide a welcome contrast to the hustle of a day in the capital. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

Address: 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Price Range: $142 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Foundation of St Katharine 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“the parking is superb”
 of 5 bubbles 1957peter2017, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for inner rooms facing gardens”
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 of 5 bubbles 275bridgetm, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Range of room sizes and views, if you're going to be in room a lot then ask for a larger room”
 of 5 bubbles simoncade, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The garden rooms are a little quieter if you are not used to city noise.”
 of 5 bubbles marycarolineH, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra £s for a room looking over the garden. I booked on line and didn't know.”
 of 5 bubbles 685riquer, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
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