Courthouse Hotel  5 stars

19 Great Marlborough Street, London, United Kingdom, W1F 7HL  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Courthouse Hotel Kempinski London is a former magistrate’s court, complete with a prison. The likes of Oscar Wilde, John Lennon and Mick Jagger have all made appearances here. Now a 112-room luxury hotel with all the usual amenities (spa and pool) as well as a bar whose tables sit within original prison cells.

Verified Reviews:

  • Mini bar had great selection of snacks - Staff very friendly and very helpful - No tea/coffee facilities in room
  • Decor is classy - Plasma tv was huge - Bathroom spotless with bathrobes and slippers
  • Food was excellent - Bathtub has a tendency to leak water - Breakfast was mediocre
  • Breakfast was delicious - Room was lovely - 30 seconds away from carnaby street - Reception was friendly and swift
  • Perfect for soho, the shops and theatres - Room was small - No mirror - Service was excellent

Overview

The five-star Courthouse Hotel Kempinski is situated in the heart of London’s primary shopping and commercial area.

This traditional hotel offers a private hotel cinema and swimming pool.

All 112 elegant room feature LCD TVs and full bathroom.

There are two bars, luxurious Silk restaurant and Carnaby brasserie at the hotel.

Breakfasts are served at the Waiting room daily.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   133.

Distance to:

  • City center London - 4300 ft
  • Airports: London City Airport (LCY) - 8.2 mi, London Heathrow (LHR) - 14.0 mi
  • Train stations: Charing Cross Station - 4000 ft, Euston Station - 1.0 mi
  • Underground stations: Piccadilly Circus Station - 2000 ft, Oxford Circus - 1000 ft
  • Bus stop - 2000 ft
  • Restaurants: Ping Pong Soho (Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum) - 200 ft, Shakespeares Head (Cuisine: British) - 100 ft
  • Parks: Piccadilly Circus - 2000 ft, Holland Park - 2100 ft
  • Beaches: Shell Beach - 2700 ft, Rushy Bay - 2700 ft

Rooms

All rooms are contemporary and spacious featuring laptop sized safes, mini-bars and flat screen LCD TVs with entertainment systems, satellite TV and pay view programs with DVD library available from the concierge.

In addition, every room has air-conditioning, idd telephone with voice mail, wardrobe, entertainment system and writing desk.

A 24-hour concierge is available at the hotel.

A private butler service is provided.

Dining options

A breakfast is served daily at the Waiting room between 7am and 10.30am.

The Silk is a Michelin recommended venue with traditional design and varied cuisine.

Carnaby brasserie offers some grilled dishes, light snacks and afternoon tea.

The bar is an unforgettable late experience with pleasant music and tasty cocktails.

Roof Terrace bar boasts of stunning city views and relaxed atmosphere.

The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 22.50 per person per night. 

Work

All six conference rooms can accommodate up to 100 persons and feature AV equipment.

Leisure

The hotel has a swimming pool, fitness room and spa for your relaxation.

In addition, the hotel has one of the largest private cinemas in London.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Wedding Services
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Cribs/baby cots
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Solarium
  • Steam bath
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Beauty treatment
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Voice mail
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • In-room computer
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Connecting rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Direct dial telephone
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

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All rooms are contemporary and spacious featuring laptop sized safes, mini-bars and flat screen LCD TVs with entertainment systems, satellite TV and pay view programs with DVD library available from the concierge.

In addition, every room has air-conditioning, idd telephone with voice mail, wardrobe, entertainment system and writing desk.

A 24-hour concierge is available at the hotel.

A private butler service is provided.

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Size: 370 sq. feet

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    Size: 595 sq. feet
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          Bed type: King Size Bed
          Size: 435 sq. feet
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              Bed type: Two King Size Beds
              Size: 1185 sq. feet
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                Courthouse Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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                What's nearby

                What's nearby.

                Royal Opera House is within walking distance

                Covent Garden, a popular shopping area is in the nearest vicinity

                Berwick Street Market is available for shopping at location nearby

                Soho Theater with interesting live performances is also located nearby

                Bond Street with a cluster of designer boutiques is a short walk away

                Oxford Street, 300 m, Europe's busiest and most dense shopping street with more than 300 retailers

                Savile Row, 300 m, a shopping street in Mayfair, famed for its tailors

                Queen's Theatre, 500 m, many famous performers have treaded the boards in this theatre

                Tourist attractions
                Popular areas
                • Carnaby Street
                  400 ft
                Places of interest
                • Regent Hall - A Salvation Army Church
                  700 ft
                • Soho
                  1400 ft
                Shopping areas
                • Oxford Street
                  1000 ft
                • Savile Row
                  1000 ft
                Amusement
                • Vegas Gold
                  1400 ft
                Monuments and Landmarks
                • Regent Street
                  1700 ft
                • Shaftesbury Avenue
                  1700 ft
                Parks
                • Cavendish Square
                  1400 ft
                Theaters
                • London Palladium
                  400 ft
                • Lyric Theatre London
                  1700 ft
                • Queen's Theatre
                  1700 ft
                • Piccadilly Theatre
                  1700 ft
                Underground stations
                • Oxford Circus
                  700 ft
                • Piccadilly Circus Station
                  1700 ft

                Local Attractions

                • The London Eye
                  1.1 mi
                  South Bank of the river Thames, London
                • Churchill War Rooms
                  5200 ft
                  Clive Steps, London
                • Changing of the Guard
                  5000 ft
                  Buckingham Palace, London
                • The Courtauld Gallery
                  5200 ft
                  Somerset House, Strand, London
                • Queen Square
                  5000 ft
                  Queen Square, off Prince Street, Bristol

                Near the hotel

                • London Palladium
                  200 ft
                  7-8 Argyll Street, London
                • A Chorus Line
                  200 ft
                  Argyll Street, London
                • Lloyds of London
                  300 ft
                  1 Lime Street London, Greater London EC3M 7HA, London
                • Carnaby Street
                  600 ft
                  LondonEngland
                • Oxford Street
                  700 ft
                  4 Brewer St., London
                • Angel
                  1000 ft
                  LondonEngland
                • Langham Place
                  1000 ft

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Ping Pong Soho

                  61% likes this, based on 428 reviews
                  Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum

                  200 ft
                  45 Great Marlborough Street

                  Phone: +44 020 7851 6969

                • Shakespeares Head

                  64% likes this, based on 144 reviews
                  Cuisine: British
                  Price Range: USD 20 - USD 30

                  100 ft
                  29 Great Marlborough Street

                  Phone: 02035 824 753

                • Leon - Carnaby Street

                  75% likes this, based on 66 reviews
                  Cuisine: Mediterranean, Fast Food, Healthy, Café
                  Price Range: USD 4 - USD 12

                  100 ft
                  35 Great Marlborough Street

                  Phone: +44 (0)20 7437 5280

                • Antidote Wine Bar

                  52% likes this, based on 101 reviews
                  Cuisine: French, European
                  Price Range: USD 57 - USD 73

                  200 ft
                  12A Newburgh Street

                  Phone: 020 7287 8488

                • Le Pain Quotidien

                  68% likes this, based on 18 reviews
                  Cuisine: Bakery

                  100 ft
                  18 Great Marlborough Street

                  Phone: 020 7494 9733

                Getting there.

                Heathrow Airport is within 45 minutes driving by taxi.

                The Heathrow Express can take you to the hotel within 15 minutes from Paddington Station.

                Gatwick Airport is within 75 minutes driving by taxi.

                The Gatwick Express will take you to the hotel within 30 minutes from Victoria Station.

                Stansted Airport is within 45 minutes by train from Liverpool Street.

                Courthouse Hotel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Courthouse Hotel

                Average guest rating

                8.0
                out of 10
                Excellent
                Based on 145 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Service
                7.6
                Value
                7.5
                Dining
                8.0
                Location
                9.3
                Rooms
                7.6

                Individual guest reviews

                • Older travelers

                  proximity to the event that we were attending

                  There was no reservation when we arrived, rooms had been double booked, we were then upgraded, but the room wasn't ready until after 6.30 and we meeting friends at the restaurant at 6.20, therefore we had to us the spa facilities to get ready, which were far to hot and steamy to get ready for an exclusive night out - nto a good start to the relaxing weekend we had planned.

                  • Average rating
                    7.0
                • Group of friends

                  The excelent and professional service provided for all the staff

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Couple

                  Location

                  Staff maybe just about met expectations. You would expect better from a 5*.

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Single

                  very bad service and bad atitude. especially the reception and reservation people.

                  • Average rating
                    5.0
                • Couple

                  excellent location, staff very helpful

                  the english breakfast, could have been better quality and better heating system for the food, as soon as you sat down the food was cold, plates were also cold which didnt help

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Single

                  Good staff ,service and roof top bar !!

                  Average poor reception area .

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Family with children

                  I thought the staff made us feel more than welcome in every respect

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Couple

                  close from shops and resturants

                  I came early in the morning and there was no rooms available! they let me wait for more than one hour although I came from long distance trip! didnt give late check out!

                  • Average rating
                    5.0
                • Single

                  the most we like was the location in the centre

                  the most accept the room and the lobby where very bad.chairs in the breakfast room was onacceptebel.the bar on the roof was very , very bad, while the price is a hilton price. no we nevr schould go back.we always are going to hilton in the world but this was the most bad hilton we ever saw.

                  • Average rating
                    5.4
                • Single

                  Unfriendly personal; worn out hotel and a shame for the hilton group. Compared to the langham hilton where I stayed 2 nights before. This hotel is totally out of wack in price quality; Their web site is misleading.

                  • Average rating
                    4.2
                • Single

                  Great location

                  Hallway is dirty, room does not have tea/coffee maker, however when we asked they did bring us.

                  • Average rating
                    7.8
                • Couple

                  Good position

                  Small room, dirty pool that not many choose to use.

                  • Average rating
                    7.0
                • Older travelers

                  Room was very good

                  We were charged £50 deposit and told would be refunded on depature when we arrived even though we had already paid for the room fee in full to you we are still waiting for the £50 to be refunded in our bank account

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Family with children

                  Location is very good. But comfort is poor for a 5 star hotel. İn our previous holiday in february we stay at millenium Myfair a 4 star hotel but it was more luxury then this hotel and the breakfast of Millenium was much better and we just paid 596 UK £ for same period.

                  Here in this hotel food supply in breakfast table was not well organised and items were missed day to another. The room suppose to be 32 sq mtr but it was arnd 26 ? I can recomend but after the Millenium.

                  • Average rating
                    5.8
                • Couple

                  Location.

                  Extremely overpriced. The hotel room was more like 3 star and the decor was old & tatty. It was extremely hot and the air conditioning was not working. We complained but the staff were extremely unhelpful and offered no discount. The room was so hot and stuffy that we checked out by 8am which was not the plan. We have a young family and was looking forward to a night away and a lie in but this was impossible in the conditions of this room. The breakfast was terrible! The orange juice was out of a carton and was served at room temperature. The coffee was awful and was served from a glass jar when i would expect better from a supposed 5 star hotel. The beans were cold, the bacon wasn't cooked and the sausages tasted like cardboard. We complained about the breakfast to which the staff were as unhelpful as above. Very very disappointed with the quality of this hotel. Very poor service and never a 5 star hotel! One to avoid.

                  • Average rating
                    3.2
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