For a grand, imposing heritage hotel in London, look no further than the London Marriott Hotel County Hall that’s situated right next to the River Thames, the London Eye, and opposite The Houses of Parliament.
With an enviable location, this 5-star hotel offers a range of deluxe rooms and 25 suites that look out over the Thames, cue the newly renovated Westminster Suite (their Presidential Suite) that offers 135 sqm of luxury space. There’s also a whole host of facilies and aneminies on site, from The Library where quintessential afternoon tea is served, Gillroy’s Steakhouse for the carnivores, and a Fitness Club that comes complete with a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, to name a few.
From location to landmarks, the General Manager of the London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Govert Deketh, who took the helm just after its refurbishment and relaunch a few years ago, shares his 10 favorite things about this London hotel.
A quintessentially British landmark: A quintessentially British landmark, County Hall was opened in 1922 by King George V and Queen Mary as the headquarters of the local government in London.
Views of London’s landmarks: The hotel provides guests with stunning 180 degree views of The London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Bridge.
Luxurious rooms: The bedrooms and suites capture the subtle essence of great British style. Each of the guest room’s entrance and bathrooms are adorned with mosaic flooring, dating back to the building’s early 20th century style.
Suite Life at County Hall: The hotel offers Balcony Suites which boast private balconies with panoramic views of the River Thames.
The orange armchair: In each suite, you will find a unique orange armchair, a tribute to the orange and red leather-upholstered seating used in the former London Council debating chamber.
Gillray’s, the masters of Steak on London’s Southbank: Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar showcases over 100 gins and serves locally-sourced steaks from O’Shea’s Butchers.
VIKids at County Hall: The hotel offers a range of popular packages, including the VIKids Package. Make more of a family break in London and treat kids like the VIPs with custom amenities and benefits for young explorers.
Afternoon tea with a view: The Library serves a traditional Afternoon Tea overlooking Big Ben and surrounded by historic bookshelves which formerly belonged to the London Government, which are now considered part of English Heritage.
The Club at County Hall: The Club at County Hall is spread across two floors at the top of one of London’s historic landmarks, the fitness centre in London Marriott Hotel County Hall encompasses the largest indoor swimming pool with natural light in London.
The ultimate business-meets-leisure destination: The hotel is the ideal destination to mix business with leisure. Easily accessible from major transport links, just steps away from Waterloo Station, the hotel has a range of different meeting rooms, each of which tell their own historic story.
Address: London Marriott Hotel County Hall, London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
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