Hotel Swissotel The Howard 5 Stars

  Temple Place - WC2R 2PR - London, United Kingdom View Map
Location: Bloomsbury / Strand / Euston / King's Cross

This is a absolutely fabulous property and is highly recommended. The hotel is undergoing the renovation of the restaurant and conference facilities till 01/07/11. During this period services will be unavailable at the Mauve Lounge and the Temple Bar (one at the time).
The hotel is situated overlooking the Embankment and the River Thames. It is a short walk away from the Strand and Trafalgar Square, the nearest tube is the Temple.

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Hotel Details


The lare reception area is exquisite with dark marble floring and light walls, coupled with Italian marble pillars and glittering crystal chandeliers.


The hotel is of modern design.


All the bedrooms are fairly large in size and in excellent condition decorated in a modern and very comfortable style. The medium sized bathrooms are in excellent conditions too.


The hotel has one restaurant, with its domed ceilings and traditional decor overlooking an open terrace, landscaped with plants and flowers. The restaurant serves the finest french haute cuisine and wines. The hotel also serves a japanese breakfast in one of the Banquet rooms.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Lifts 2
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 14:00
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Minibus parking area
  •  Lightboard available
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Baby sitting
  •  Other Facilities ON REQUEST
  •  Voltage 220
  •  Single rooms 40
  •  Twin rooms 109
  •  Double rooms 40

The Hotel Swissotel The Howard is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. The Hotel Swissotel The Howard offers disabled facilities. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel Swissotel The Howard offers a laundry service. Guests have access to an overhead projector to better support meetings, etc.. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel is great for those who travel for work. The hotel is ideal for families with small children.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Trouser Press
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Radio
  •  Movies

The Hotel Swissotel The Howard offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel Swissotel The Howard offers a minibar service. The Hotel Swissotel The Howard rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) . The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests. The Hotel Swissotel The Howard offers a movie service.

 Public transport

  • Airport: LCY
  • Time to the Airport: 30 MIN
  • Railway Station: WATERLOO
  • Underground: TEMPLE
  • Time to the Subway: 1 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 15 KM
  • Fair site: EARL'S COURT
  • Distance from Railway Station: 2 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 2 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Northampton, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.7/5 More Details

Swissotel the howard

I've stayed at the swissotel a few times before and this time it was a excellent as ever. the staff are friendly and helpful, amd the rooms are very comfortable.
i am very sad that the hotel is closing at the end of this month and is going to be sold and turned into flats.



Bristol, United Kingdom

Excellent: 5/5 More Details

New year 2009

Brillant hotel have stayed before so new it would be perfect for our stay. approx 2 minute walk from temple tube very easy if arriving from paddington station by tube with a suit case.we had a dinner dance booked on the river so the location was spot on , within walking distance. also if you did want to go to the theatre the strand is approx a 10 mintue walk very easy to do and worth it to stay at this hotel. again the price was excellent as always when i use this website , they beat every website when it comes to deals.



Northampton, United Kingdom

Good: 3.4/5 More Details

Swissotel howard

This was the second time that we've stayed at this hotel, and the standards had dropped a little. the room wasn't ready at 4pm when we checked in, so the receptionist gave us a voucher for a free drink and said he would come into the bar to tell us as soon as it was ready. an hour later we went back to the reception, and he'd gone off duty!
when we got into the room a housekeeper knocked on the dooor and said she hadn't finished the bathroom and she spent a few minutes on that. it wasn't cleaned particularly well, so perhaps she rushed it.
the room was very comfortable, and the view is fantastic, and the main reason why we returned to this hotel. the breakfast was good too.
the price we paid by booking through hotelsclick was very reasonable.



Ross On Wye, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.1/5 More Details

Perfect for visiting south bank

Perfect locastion for visiting south bank. a very well run hotel, just beginning to show its age by having impeccable restaurant service, even for a buffet breakfast, but a (very) little tiredness in the bedrooms. windows don't open and the efficient aircon is too noisy, even at lowest fan level.
excellent value for london.
it would be sensible if the information provided by guests at time of booking were automatically copied into the registration form so that it didn't have to be entered twice.



Manchester, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.8/5 More Details

Fantastic hotel, great location

Great hotel! upon arrival we were greeted with an updrade to a river facing room. the staff were very helpful and the hotel is a fantastic place to stay.

Hawstead, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.3/5 More Details

Excellent location great hotel

We stayed in london for a full sightseeing weekend and based ourselves at the howard. we were upgraded to a room overlooking the river which was fantastic and the service was second to none. they were attentive without being overwhelming and the room and facilities were great.

i fully reccommend this hotel and will definitely stay there again.



Sutton, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

Our second visit

This was our second visit to the howard and once again it didn't dissapoint. we were upgraded to a suite which was fantastic as we were staying 2 nights so it was good to have an area to relax in. this time our booking included continental breakfast which set us up for the day. the drinks were a little on the expensive side but we will certainly go back again.



Alcester, United Kingdom

Good: 3.3/5 More Details

Ov er priced...

Great location..but not so great room. i've stayed here before in a room with a balcony overlooking the thames..stunning. without, it's just an overpriced ordinary room.

lovely looking lounge area..but more suitable for a business sofas certainly not designed to get comfy in, relax and enjoy a drink or two!

would suit business person, as central. but definately not a romantic break.



Broxbourne, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Ideal for covent garden

Great location - ideal for covent garden, drury lane etc.
lovely staff - very attentive without being cloying.
this is very much a business hotel and as we were there at the weekend for leisure we did find the hotel lacked some of the usual 5 star facilities.



Settle North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4/5 More Details

Swossotel howard

My husband and i had a very pleasant stay. we had a very good deal with hotels click. we both thought the hotel would have been overpriced at the normal tariff. the location was good and the staff very helpful. we would stay again.

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