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The Rembrandt
Ranked #231 of 1,075 Hotels in London
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Great location (close to Imperial College and the Museums), fast and free broadband, friendly and helpful staff, but - yes - this needs major upgrading. The bathrooms are dated and worn (also no shaving mirror, no soap dishes in shower), there is a dearth of power sockets in the room - choose between making coffee, air conditioning, or plugging in your computer! - and none close to the bed. This is the second decade of the twenty-first Century - sitting in the (clean and comfortable) room, you would be forgiven for thinking it was 1980! This is really a 3-star hotel now, with 4-star retained on a historical basis. There is also significant traffic noise, and you can hear guests in adjoining rooms.

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We upgraded our room to the King Bed club room... It was very nice- great bed, nice sitting area, wonderful Whirlpool bathtub- large room for the price and location... Word of warning- we used the whirlpool jets one evening and about 4 hours later, in the middle of the night, the jets went off without water in tub- creating a horrible screaming noise that made me jump out of bed... To the credit of the hotel- they had someone up to the room within 2 minutes to turn off the breaker switch and stop the horrible noise.... The in roomvsafe did not work and they could not fix it till the next day- but they provide another room to use for the safe only... Management comped our upgrade charge for these inconveniences- which I felt was very fair....

The daily breakfast was great... Service was impeccable in the dining room- hats off to the management of that restaurant- they have done a great job!!!!

Finally, the best feature of the hotel- its location!!!! Across the street from the Victoria and Alberrt museum... Just down the street from Harrods and Hyde park- very nice part of London...

I would recommend spending the extra money on the club room if possible- I saw the standard room and it was not in the same league as the club room- very small....

Room Tip: Ask for a club room upgrade- they charged us 20pounds extra a night- well worth it!!!!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

we just spent a weekend in London at The Rembrandt. we fully agree with previous reviews rating the hotel at 3*. the bathrooms were outdated, bathroom door cranked on the lower edge,handwash top also crancked. grid covering the light above the hand wash was so dusty..the website mention hairdryier available. we could not see it in the bathroom, checked all drawers in the room and in the end asked the reception.they said : well, probably someone left with it, will bring you one. they did immediately - but for a 4 star hotel I can not understand how come they don't have the ones on the wall, that no one can take home. and they are more modern.

the hall carpets were a bit dusty and old, walls carrying marks and dents from heavy luggage dragged around. it could do with a fresh paint.

the breakfast is fine, ok selection for both continental and English breakfast. when you come to the dining room, you have to wait to be sitted. they write the room number and number of persons on a sheet of paper by the computer.why not directly on the computer ?

the location is great, 5 min walk from South Kensington underground station.direct train from Heathrow on Picadilly line, can't be easier. good eating and shopping options around.

we do not necesarily regret our choice, but we will choose another hotel next time.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

The Rembrandt worked perfectly for our week-long stay in London. First big plus is the location, which is a pleasant five minute walk to the South Kensington Tube stop. We had direct access via the Picadilley line to theaters and museums, and the Circle and District lines. The immediate area includes Harrod's, excellent eateries and fine shops and reasonable walking distances throughout Kensington and Knightsbridge. The second plus was the condition of the hotel, which was recently redone. Our relatively small room was more than sufficient for our weekend-long stay. The included continental breakfast provided everything but eggs and bacon, etc., which is available at a supplemental cost, so we had ample breakfasts including croissants, fruit, cereal and coffee. The only drawback to the hotel (as noted by numerous Tripadvisor reviewers) is noise. We were given an inside room, as we requested, so heard no noise from the street. However, we heard too many footsteps from above. It is a non-smoking/non-pet hotel. The hotel website and other sources, such as British Airways, provide excellent deals on room rates. The hotel is not in the top tier and is priced accordingly. We would eagerly return.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room. Save money(and calories) and take the continental breakfast.
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

I stayed at the rembrandt as I had worked there over 40 years ago. Although the hotel had obviously changed a great deal in appearance it was a beautiful hotel.
The room which was a grand room was stunning and both very large and comfortable.
The staff were extremely helpful and polite at all times throughout my stay and I would happily recommend the rembrandt to anyone and I left the hotel feeling proud to be a part of the history of this great hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Rembrandt

Address: 11 Thurloe Place | Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#54 Spa Hotel in London
#156 Business Hotel in London
#173 Luxury Hotel in London
#202 Romantic Hotel in London
#218 Family Hotel in London
Price Range: $275 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rembrandt 4*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rembrandt Hotel is located in Knightsbridge, tastefully combines elegant Edwardian architecture with contemporary design and is ideally located with exclusive access to designer shops and many of London's famous museums. Guests can relax with a drink or light meal in the 1606 Lounge Bar or enjoy a delicious Carvery in Palette Restaurant. Guests of The Rembrandt also have access to the adjacent Aquilla Health and Fitness Centre at a reduced rate. ... more   less 
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