Looking for a more luxurious place to stay in the heart of the capital? Either for business or leisure, finding the perfect hotel in London can be tough – especially if you’re looking for luxury on a budget. Take a look at our review of the Montcalm Royal London House in Finsbury Square.
Perfect for whether you’re planning a city getaway or you’re a more frequent business traveller, London is one of the go-to destinations for many, and it’s a place that I find myself staying from time to time too. Last year, I was away for a conference and managed to book myself into The Montcalm Royal London House in Finsbury Square for the two nights I was down from Edinburgh. I’m a big fan of luxury for less, and whether I’m travelling for leisure or work, it’s always great to find a hidden gem that you can return to again and again.
overview of the montcalm luxury hotel group
No matter which of the Montcalm Hotels you stay in, you’ll be stepping into a truly world class guest experience. The group of hotels in the heart of the city are a great alternative to the pricey chain groups – and especially if travelling for a short vacation, these hotels offer far more for your money. Situated in the heart of the city, each of the 5* Montcalm Luxury Hotels offer exceptional design-led suites and beautifully appointed rooms which benefit from luxurious amenities. You’ll be treated to all of the complimentary amenities that you’d expect from a luxury hotel, such as free wifi and iphone connectivity throughout as well as unique luxury offerings such as a choice of pillows from their pillow menu and personalised aroma scents for the room.
As well as the Royal London House Hotel at Finsbury Square, the Montcalm Luxury Hotel Group also have venues in Marble Arch, Barbican and Shoreditch. This great roster of hotels across the city mean you’ll be able to stay in luxury for less no matter what your reason for visiting.
Offering 5 star accommodation, luxurious suites and state-of-the-art events and meeting spaces, The Montcalm Luxury Hotels ensure an exhilarating experience to frequent travellers, couples on romantic getaways, business executives and celebrities. You’ll be surrounded by stylish architecture, and unique features that make the hotels feel more like a home from home than many other hotels in London. I couldn’t help but feel at ease knowing that the room had all the essentials as well as a few additional surprises that made staying at the hotel a real pleasure.
In addition to great design, the staff at the hotel were phenomenal. The Montcalm Royal London House Hotel is the exemplification of where high end luxury meets world class guest experience. Whether you enjoy exquisite meals at fine dining restaurants, or drinks at a contemporary and relaxed bar in the evening – there’s definitely a range of choice at the Royal London House Hotel.
When I know I’m going to be away for business for a few days, I always try and book a hotel that will allow me to truly relax. All of the Montcalm Hotels have a well appointed Fitness Centre, and the hotel at Finsbury Square is no different. I found myself making use of the pool in the mornings to give myself a bit of a kick start before the long days at the conference. The Montcalm Luxury Hotels have a lot to offer and promise to add a memorable touch to your stay, the excellent customer service really adds to the experience to make your stay truly blissful.
With interiors ranging from heritage to contemporary, fine dining restaurants to gastro pubs and indulgent spas to state-of- the-art events spaces and facilities, The Montcalm Luxury Hotels represent luxury lifestyle redefined.
In terms of the Royal London House Hotel itself, the hotel boasts 253 beautifully styles rooms and suites, each with marble en-suites that really add to the luxurious feel throughout the hotel. The interiors in the hotel are something to marvel, with rich textures and shining marble finishes. As well as the two hotel bars, the Royal London House Hotel also hosts two stunning restaurants, including The Aviary on the tenth floor – providing a rooftop food and drink offering with a certain elegance and retro glamour.
In terms of other hotel facilities, the Montcalm Luxury Hotels make the very most of their excellent service standards, with multi-lingual staff, and a 24 hour concierge service. The Royal London House Hotel also has a fantastic spa and wellness centre, with smart contemporary design, superb facilities and a centrepiece eight-metre pool and jacuzzi.
AVIARY AT THE MONTCALM ROYAL LONDON HOUSE
High on the tenth floor of the Montcalm Royal London House, with commanding views across the City, Aviary is a luxury rooftop restaurant and bar. Tables radiate from a lively centrepiece bar, and the restaurant opens out onto a stunning south-facing terrace complete with loungers and low tables – perfect for al fresco entertaining in the summer months. Delectable international dishes are complimented by a well-chosen wine list and botany inspired cocktails. The Aviary is an absolute must for anyone staying at the hotel, and I would highly recommend booking a table.
🤵 Staff – Beyond Excellent – providing a level of personal service that exudes luxury – from arrival to departure, everything is meticulously taken care of. Attentive, knowledgeable and courteous throughout.
🍴 Food – Great variety between the two restaurants, as well as the coffee bar and in-room dining. Whether you’re looking for a taste of the traditional, or culinary excellence, there’s something for everyone. Breakfast options are made to order, as well as there being a great cold food buffet which offers a huge amount of choice.
✨ Atmosphere – Sophisticated, elegant and personal. You’ll feel at home with all staff taking the time to get to know you, and be able to be comfortable in the effortlessly luxurious surroundings. While it is a big hotel, in terms of rooms and facilities, the overall mood of the hotel is very quiet and relaxing. You’d be forgiven for forgetting that you’re in the heart of London – until you look out the bedroom window!
💰 Value – Great – with rooms from £110 per night, and so much included in the price. Suites tend to be on the more expensive side, but in terms of the basic facilities you get with a deluxe double room, you would be more than comfortable for a few days.
Star Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
While the current restrictions are in place regarding coronavirus, some of the facilities at the hotel are unavailable. Please check the website when booking, and feel free to leave a comment to allow us to update the post where necessary.
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