The Great Western Royal Hotel was the first purpose-built Hotel in London. Initially incurring a 'huge' fee of £50,000. The Hotel was opened by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort, on the 9th June 1854. Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the Architect. Being a privately owned traditional Victorian Hotel, we are blessed with high ceilings and spacious, interesting, bedrooms, and some marble bathrooms - unlike the standard hotel rooms of more modern chains. This feeling of space is carried through into the 17 Conference Suites. The average ceiling height is 5.2 metres, and all our rooms have natural lighting. The Great Western Royal was and still is the 'Gateway to the West.' There are four tube lines that come into Paddington, along with the main line station, bringing guests from Bristol, Cardiff, Plymouth etc. Situated close to, Hyde Park, Madame Tussauds, Oxford Street and Marble Arch, the Hotel is an ideal venue for both business and pleasure.
on site facilitiesWalking, River
off site facilitiesTennis/Squash
equipmentFlipcharts, Lectern, Secretarial, Photocopier, Fax, Telex
address42 Princes Square,
- M4 JCT 1 (4.3 miles)
- M4 JCT 2 (4.9 miles)
- M1 JCT 1 (5.3 miles)
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