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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

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Redruth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The most reliable place I stay in London, don't be put off with the churchy connections, it's a fab place, great value, close to DLR. ideal venue for small conferences, walking distance to Canary Wharf

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

Dear Simon, Thank you for your fantastic review! We are delighted that you have found St Katharine's to be an Extraordinary Oasis during your stays with us! We are also pleased that you have enjoyed the addition of the Yurt cafe as part of St Katharine's Precinct, our meanwhile project aimed at further engagement with the local community. We look...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Another very good stay at St Katharine's with excellent food at every meal for our two day meeting - and if you are only doing B&B the you will also enjoy an excellent breakfast with lots of choice . So very convenient with the DLR next door and there is also a very good car company nearby you can book...

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

Dear MarycarolineH, Thank you for your all round lovely review! We are delighted that you particularly enjoyed the food both at breakfast and at your meals throughout both days you were with us. I will certainly pass on this great feedback to our chefs here. If it suits you we currently have a B&B special offer available at the moment...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Not a hotel but a conference centre/retreat. I just loved to stay here. Pleasant room, well equipped (true, without TV, true, without hairdryer but), quiet, super clean, with nice view. 24 hour doorman. Great breakfast. Pleasant staff. The quiet was very much appreciated. Perfect for a retreat. I felt it was a priviledge to stay here. Our room, on the...

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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 fantastic review, we are delighted that you felt privileged to stay with us on your recent stay. As you said, we do not have TV's in our rooms. This is part of an effort to maintain the peaceful setting at St Katharine's. We do however have super fast internet for our guests to enjoy...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed for a conference for one night - clean and tidy with good conference facilities but you have to accept no TV in rooms. Wifi worked well and food was of a good standard. Unfortunately radiator in room was so noisy when switched on and no one had put the one on in the bathroom so Baltic this morning. That...

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

Dear Paul, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and enjoyed the food! Just to address a couple of points that you made in your review. Not having TV's in our rooms is part of our identity as a retreat centre, aiming to create an oasis of calm for all our guests....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is one of London's hidden gems - a great place to stay for people who like beauty in the heart of the city. It's a no frills stay but actually I value the Foundation's focus on providing a peaceful environment and the staff's thoughtful approach to client care and communication.

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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 lovely review, and we are delighted that you found St Katharine's a beautiful and welcoming place to stay. We hope to welcome you again on your next trip to London, and we wold like to offer you the chance of a 15% discount if you book for two nights or more in January or February...

Reviewed 7 January 2017

I don't know London very well and recently spent 2 nights at this hotel with my son. I was slightly apprehensive about my choice because of my lack of knowledge of London but what a lovely surprise. The lady at the desk was lovely and friendly and the rooms were very clean and looked after and the beds were very...

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

Dear Rique, Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you had such a great stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on future trips to London! We can also offer you a discounted rate if you use the code 'STK5' on our website. Tom

Reviewed 12 December 2016

A real find after a busy 3 weeks of touring. Staff were great and friendly and facilities were of high quality for such a place. We enjoyed the breakfast provided. We will definitely go back again. A real find.

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

Hi Richard, Thank you for your glowing review! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to London, and we would like to offer you the code 'STK5' to get a 5% discount when booking directly on our website. Tom

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Two rooms booked at very short notice after a disaster booking at the Comfort Inn Westminster (see separate review). I now see that this is a christian retreat - well they certainly saved the day for us! Comfortable beds had a great nights sleep and laid in until 10am for the first time in years!. Can't comment on the breakfast...

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

Dear Tracey, Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that we were able to accommodate you last minute, and that you had such a peaceful sleep! Unfortunately breakfast does finish at 10am. On future stays if you know you are not going to make it to breakfast during serving hours, we can always make a packed breakfast for...

Battle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the food was exceptional! Probably ate a little too much it was so good! The rooms were impeccable and the beds very comfortable. The Royal Foundation of St Katherine's has a very peaceful and calm atmosphere. I look forward to visitng again.

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

Dear Carleen, Thank you for your great review! We are delighted that you had such a good stay, and that you enjoyed the food. We look forward to you visiting again! Tom

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

My husband booked us in for a one night stay and what a lovely place! The room was immaculately clean and looked newly decorated. Bed very comfy and a good shower too. In fact I could not fault it in any way. Not to mention the great breakfast ,and the staff are very welcoming . We will definitely stay again...

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

Dear Jen, Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay at St Katharine's and we look forward to welcome you back very soon. Please use the code 'STK5' on our website to get a 5% discount. Tom

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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Address: 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Price Range: RM453 - RM911 (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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“Recommend the Garden facing rooms”
Geebee55, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the parking is superb”
1957peter2017, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for inner rooms facing gardens”
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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”
simoncade, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The garden rooms are a little quieter if you are not used to city noise.”
marycarolineH, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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