1 November, 2013

The Reluctant Hotel Inspector – The Grange City 5* Hotel – London

Back in London for business again, the Inspector chose a hotel close to his client meeting and booked a room for one night at the 5* Grange City Hotel.


Grange City Hotel, London


The hotel overlooks the Tower of London and Tower Hill Underground Station is approx 2 minutes walk away.Fenchurch Street railway station and Tower Gateway DLR station are less than 5 minutes walk. Car parking is either on street by a parking meter or there is a car park on Tower Hill which has 110 car park spaces.

For history buffs, the hotel site incorporates the last remaining section of London’s Roman Wall which stands undamaged.  The hotel is close to the Tower of London, Petticoat Lane Market and St Katharine Dock.

The hotel has 307 guest bedrooms, several bars and restaurants and a state of the art health & fitness club with a private gym, virtual golf simulator, a spa and a 25m swimming pool. One floor is dedicated to meeting space for conferences and events and there is a private club lounge for business guests. The hotel offers free WIFI in all bedrooms and public areas within the hotel. The bedrooms also have a high speed broadband connection if required.

The Inspector had an executive double room on the 2nd floor at a cost of £274 for one night (excluding breakfast). The room was extremely large with double bed, TV and desk and a separate lounge and office space. The room was nice and quiet.


The Extremely Spacious Executive Double Bedroom


The bathroom contained a bath, toilet, washbasin and a walk in shower. All spotless.


Dinner in the hotel”s main restaurant was a sirloin steak with mushrooms and tomatoes, plus a side of vegetables and fries.The bill came to around the £50 but the Inspector found the meal well cooked but average. The steak was served on a mound of vegetables, the majority of which was potato rendering the extra flies surplus to requirements – a point not mentioned on the menu or by the waiting staff.

This was the Inspector’s first time at the Grange City Hotel London but he enjoyed his stay and this hotel is one on his shortlist when visiting the metropolis.

Coopers Row
Tel: +44 (0) 7863 3700

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