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Royal Lancaster London

5-star5 stars
Lancaster Terrace, London, England, W2 2TY, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Kensington Gardens
  • Free WiFi
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  • Top notch, recently refurbed hotel just a 5 minute walk from Paddington station. All…Jun 10, 2019
  • We asked for upper level room and was not available even though we upgraded the room.…Jul 19, 2019

Royal Lancaster London

from £233
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Superior Deluxe Double
  • Superior Deluxe Twin
  • Executive Double Room
  • Executive Twin Room
  • Studio Suite
  • Spires Suite
  • Park Suite
  • Superior Deluxe Corner
  • Studio Suite (Corner)

What’s around Royal Lancaster London


  • In London City Centre
  • Kensington Gardens (1-minute walk)
  • Hyde Park (2-minute walk)
  • Marble Arch (14-minute walk)
  • Park Lane (15-minute walk)
  • Oxford Street (15-minute walk)
  • Kensington High Street (17-minute walk)
  • Kensington Palace (17-minute walk)

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 43-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 87-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 25-min drive
  • London Paddington Station 6-min walk
  • London Marylebone Station 19-min walk
  • London Euston Station 5-min drive
  • Lancaster Gate Underground Station 2-min walk
  • Paddington Underground Station 6-min walk
  • Queensway Underground Station 12-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 411 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 18 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Self parking *

  • Car charging point

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Thai

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Island Grill – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Nipa Thai – This restaurant specialises in Thai cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Royal Lancaster London’s small print

Also known as

  • Lancaster London Hotel
  • Royal Lancaster London England
  • Royal Lancaster London Hotel
  • Royal Lancaster London London
  • Royal Lancaster London Hotel London
  • Royal Lancaster London Hotel London
  • Lancaster Hotel
  • Lancaster London
  • Lancaster London England
  • Royal Lancaster London
  • Lancaster London Hotel London
  • Royal Lancaster London Hotel
  • Royal Lancaster Hotel
  • Royal Lancaster


This hotel will charge the guest's credit card for the first night's stay 24 hours before arrival for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs GBP 45.00 per day

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 29.00 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GBP 80.00 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.2 From 663 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Surprisingly perfect
Top notch, recently refurbed hotel just a 5 minute walk from Paddington station. All staff were friendly and helpful who happily changed my room when I discovered it was inter-connecting. The room (their most 'basic') was small but perfect for a one or two night stay as long as you don't have big suitcases (then I'd recommend you go for a larger room). The king size bed was perhaps a little firm but otherwise perfect, and the pillows were nice and heavy. Plenty of power and USB connectors, including beside each bed. The room had 2 safes (a new one for me), electric day and night blinds and nice views. Cookies and water was provided for free, and the towels in the bathroom were big and fluffy, which is a rarity in hotels these days. Everything was clean and new, and the Smart TV was useful (although I couldn't get the browser to work). The room also had a 'Handy', like a iPhone, which you could use whilst out and about, but unfortunately ours didn't work, so I' not sure what you could actually use it for. The evening turndown service was really great as the lady made the bed, gave us new towels and replenished the water and cookies! The only 'complaint' I would make is that the door to the shower is incredibly narrow. I'm not the size of a house but could still barely get in without a squeeze. Bigger people would definitely struggle. The elevators worked really well, with one not having to wait more than a few seconds for one to arrive. Didn't eat in. Overall: Excellent
Phill, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Clean Hotel near Hyde Park
The hotel is located just across Hyde Park and is easy to get to with the Heathrow Express. We walked everywhere - 30min to Notting Hill, ca.40min to Westfield Mall and ca.20min to Oxford Street. If you dont want to walk, the tube is just nearby. The hotel itself is clean with friendly waiting staff. We were able to check in earlier than 2pm and our room was on the seventh floor overlooking a part of the construction so not much of a view..However, we were only there for a weekend so this was not as important for us. The room was quiet and equipped with necessities. The bathroom was super clean and the beds were comfortable to sleep in. If you just want to see what the fridge has...don't open it at all. The products are weighted and even the slightest movement will be charged. There was 2 small bottled waters outside of the fridge but there was no information on whether they were complimentary or not so we did not touch them either. We were given chocolates upon our departure which was a kind gesture. Only negative with our trip was that the fire alarm went off at 2:30am on the Saturday but we do not think that the hotel did a good job in making sure their guests were outside the rooms &/or informed that it was safe to stay in. We would have appreciated an automated message on the phone, a response of what happened with an envelope under the door or any information or some sort of apology/compensation (as it seems it was a false alarm) offered when checking out.
Jasmine, seOther trip
Fair 4.0
We asked for upper level room and was not available even though we upgraded the room. When we finally got the room keys as we tried to enter the room, we could not open it, the key would not open the door, we were in a hurry since we had to be somewhere in an hour. I asked the room service to call someone to assist. It took a whole 20 minutes to figure out the problem. Apparently the battery was dead on the door lock and the key was not working . We were late by 15 min to our invitation even after scrambling for a taxi due to London traffic. When we checked out, we were not even approached by the the staff member to apologize with the inconvenience caused. I will think twice before re-visiting this hotel and definitely not pay £400/night
caFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Location! Excellent Staff! Comfy Room!
Just off of Hyde Park and and easy 5 minute walk to Paddington Station. If you are walking from the tube station you may have a little trouble finding it due to the remodeling it is undergoing, but it is the tallest building in the area. Totally worth the effort to find. The staff was unfailingly pleasant and helpful. The newly renovated rooms are well thought out, quiet, sparkling clean and have USB charging plugs EVERYWHERE! The new bathrooms are gorgeous - we stole many of the ideas for our own master bath remodel - raindance shower, frameless glass shower door, heated bathroom floor and heated towel rack. All granite and marble. The location is the best part of all. Close to Paddington which will enable you to take the tube or the national railway to anywhere. The area around Paddington gives you the opportunity to easily find a local pub or restaurant. The one thing we learned the hard way is that the minibar is automated. I put a bottle of wine I had bought in the minibar. Everything that I moved in the minibar to accommodate my bottle of wine was charged to my room automatically. The front desk staff resolved that issue with just a phone call, but it was a surprise that cropped up at the end of our stay. Absolutely recommend the Lancaster London. Wonderful place to sta
kbs1212, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Can't imagine staying anywhere else in London!
The standard room I had seemed very up to date and spacious, as far as I was concerned. I liked the sofa, the desk, and the double window shades. The bed was very comfortable, as were the pillows. Bathroom accessories were very nice, towels were the size of beach towels and shower/water pressure was very strong. I liked the subdued night light setting. Everyone I encountered at the hotel was friendly and professional. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else in London. It's near a tube stop and Hyde Park. This was my third time staying here and it was the best!
Dennis, us6 night trip

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