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Ruckersville, VA
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This hotel closed for renovation in June 2011. Since that time the construction sign on the building shows that the building is being turned into 16 apartments and 2 mews houses. As of 2/15/13, it appears the hotel is gone for good.

37Thank George165
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 February 2013

I loved my stay here with its close proximity to Hyde Park. The room was excellent, clean, quiet and nice staff. The only con is that the location is not anywhere near the underground. However, that makes the area a bit less trafficked.

3Thank PLRUS
Reviewed 2 October 2011

Nice quiet hotel, very clean spacious rooms. Excellent location for Albert Hall.

5Thank holidayuk2some
Walsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2011

We stayed at this hotel twice. The first time we were on the top floor right outside the airconditioning which was very noisy. However, we were so tired from all the sightseeing, and the bed was so comfortable, we had a good night's sleep anyway. The second time we stayed we were upgraded to a junior suite which was amazing....

5Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 12 August 2011

Really enjoyed staying at this hotel. It was very clean and the rooms were a good size. Short walk from museums, park and tubes. Comfy massive bed and I thought it was a fairly quiet location for London (not much in the way of road noise...) Would definitely stay there again. Good value for money :)

1Thank Chicky80
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Stayed here two nights, lovely room with lots of space, nice breakfast, good location for travelling to go sightseeing and right next to the Royal Albert Hall to stay overnight after a concert. Opposite the park for taking a walk on a sunny afternoon - I'd stay here again!

1Thank EiramS
Nice, France
Reviewed 28 June 2011

We stayed at this hotel with my family (two kids 10 & 14) in the family room at the back (room E I think). This is quiet and isolated from the rest of the hotel and is very nice. The only issues were the plumbing and the creaking floorboards as mentioned in other reviews. This was only really a problem...

1Thank RivieraGuy
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 June 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights - primarily because of it's location to Royal Albert Hall (we had an incredible evening at Prom Praise on 2nd April). Have been to London a number of times but this was brilliant - gave us a different view of London entirely - Kensington to be exact. The spring bulbs and blossoms were a sight...

2Thank SeadogCapeTown
Reviewed 17 March 2011

I got an apartment suite which was quite huge, 2 bedrooms, fully equiped kitchen, living room. Standard quality, nothing special, bathroom small and quite old. Style overall old-fashioined. My sleeping room was on the front, which was aweful loud in the night. Did not sleep well.

1Thank florianroellig
West Country
Reviewed 10 February 2011

I booked this as I was taking my mum to the Albert hall, we had a twin room which was very big and the bathroom was huge. The best thing about this hotel is it's location to the royal Albert hall and museums. It only a 5 mins walk to the hall and 10 mins to the natural history museum....

4Thank Laurista

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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Intimate Hotel offering tasteful appointments in renovated 1823 Victorian; multilingual staff; adjacent to Hyde Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about John Howard Hotel

Address: 4 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5EH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Kensington and Hyde Park
Price Range: $124 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — John Howard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Best Western London
London Best Western
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