Has anyone stayed at the Renaissance Chancery Court in London recently? I will be in London for less than three days at the end of next week and was especially interested in two questions -- is early arrival a problem? I noted it on my reservation and I'm a Platinum member. Also, is there computer access in the Executive Lounge? I was considering not taking my laptop since it's such a short trip.
Hi Jerry and others who are interested in staying at the Renaissance Chancery Court. I am still here and have almost nothing but good things to say about it. First of all, if you are taking the tube to Heathrow there are no changes and it's only a block walk from the Holborn stop. Everyone at the front desk was wonderful, I got checked in at 10:30am and was given access to the 3rd executive level floor (which requires elevator key access).
The lounge is open all day, with free breakfast (good selection of breads, fruits, cheese and juices. No hot meals, but no big deal). At night they have a dessert hour. Desserts are free. Drinks cost on the honor system. But it is open all weekend. I brought my computer with me after all so I've forgotten to see if there is one in the lounge.
A negative for some but not for me is that it is an area that is relatively dead on the weekends. It's close to the Strand, the British Museum, and the Inns of Court.
If the prices were the same, I'd still opt for the London County Hall -- only because the beds there are the newest and larger screen TVs which are nice to come back to late at night. Here the rooms are renovated and very, very nice but the mattresses too firm for my taste and the TVs rather old fashioned.
But all in all it's a very good stay. I also had a very nice lunch at the Pearl restaurant. Three course meal for 29 pounds was quite elegant.
Cheerio, Prof Chiara
Thanks for the update! Glad to hear you are having a great time.
Am working on my next trip to London and will need to stay close to the Threatre district and Tralfager Square. You place sounds like it may work for me as well. Have been staying at County Hall or Grosvenor, but am always looking for something new. Will have to take the Eurostar from St. Pancreas so you place will work.
Have a great trip and keep all of us informed of your great experiences.
I think you'll like the Chancery Court -- although the County Hall remains my favorite. Chancery Court is a block from the Holborn station, which makes travel very easy. It's also very elegant with a great restaurant. The lounge was significantly better (and open for breakfast, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts all week) than the County Hall.
Enjoy your next trip!
The report really helped me!
I have a concert (Moody Blues) to go to at the O2 next year and I think I will stay at County Hall or your Ren,
I think to stay around the 02 on the week-end will be too far for me to do my West End activities.
You help is appreciated, as always.
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