The hotel is located along a main road some 500 m from Buckingham Palace and other top London attractions such as the Houses of Parliament. Victoria Station (railway) is close by and Victoria Tube station (Victoria, District & Circle Lines) is just a 2-minute walk away. An abundance of shops and nightclubs are around 1 km away and it is a mere 100 m to the nearest bars, restaurants, pubs and links to the public transport network.||Built in 1862 and renovated in 2000, the hotel comprises a 5-storey main building as well as an annexe block with a total of 357 rooms of which 74 are singles, 281 are doubles and 2 are studios. Facilities include a stunning lobby with a 24-hour reception desk, a safe, a currency exchange desk and lifts in addition to 2 bars and an air-conditioned à la carte restaurant with a non-smoking area. It is possible to gain access to the Internet as well as to make use of the room and laundry services.||The traditional en suite rooms feature a hairdryer, direct dial telephone, a TV with pay movies, wireless Internet access and tea and coffee making facilities.||A buffet is prepared at breakfast and at lunchtime. At lunchtime and in the evening there is also a set menu or an à la carte option available. Special dietary requirements are catered for.