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Rochester Hotel by Blue Orchid

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.0 / 5Very Good
1,285 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Westminster Abbey
    13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    St. James Park
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Buckingham Palace
    14 min walk
  • Airport
    London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station)
    1 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in London's London City Centre neighborhood, Rochester Hotel by Blue Orchid is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. The Strand and Piccadilly are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore St. James Park and Green Park. Sea Life London Aquarium and Coca-Cola London Eye are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Westminster Abbey - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      St. James Park - 14 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Buckingham Palace - 14 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Big Ben - 18 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Coca-Cola London Eye - 4 min drive

    Getting around

    • St. James's Park Underground Station - 8 min walk
    • London Victoria Rail Station - 9 min walk
    • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 47 min drive


    • Pavilion Restaurant – Restaurant offering French cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
    • Rochester Wine Bar – Wine bar. Serves light fare daily.
    • Lord's Lounge Bar – Bar. Serves light fare daily.

    About this property

    Rochester Hotel by Blue Orchid

    A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, 24-hour room service, and concierge services. All 76 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus 24-hour room service and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free newspapers, and hair dryers.

    Renovations and closures

    The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 08 December to 09 December:
    • Swimming pool



    Check-in between 3 PM - midnight
    Express check-in

    Special check-in instructions

    Please note that pets are not allowed, but guests may bring service animals.


    Check-out before noon
    Express check-out

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Payment types

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 20 per person (approximately)
    • Nearby parking fee: GBP 30 per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    • No onsite parking is available.
    • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    We should mention

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    Property is also known as

    • Grange Rochester
    • Grange Rochester Hotel
    • Grange Rochester Hotel London
    • Grange Rochester London
    • Rochester Grange
    • Grange Rochester Hotel London, England
    • Hotel Grange Rochester
    • Rochester By Blue Orchid
    • Rochester Hotel by Blue Orchid Hotel
    • Rochester Hotel by Blue Orchid London
    • Rochester Hotel by Blue Orchid Hotel London

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and transportation

    • No onsite parking available
    • Parking nearby: GBP 30 per day

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: GBP 20 per person
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • 24-hour fitness center

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • In-room child care (surcharge)
    • Laundry facilities


    • Elevator
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Front-desk safe

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter/bellhop
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Turndown service

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian

    Business services

    • 2 meeting rooms
    • Computer station


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Hypo-allergenic bedding


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Shower/tub combination


    • Satellite channels
    • TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker


    • Desk
    • Free newspapers
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    • Safe
    • Turndown service

    Nearby things to do

    Where to eat

    • Pavilion Restaurant – Restaurant offering French cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
    • Rochester Wine Bar – Wine bar. Serves light fare daily.
    • Lord's Lounge Bar – Bar. Serves light fare daily.

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    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    Service was great but the rooms were old and stuffy

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    The location and cleanliness was a plus. However there was no air conditioning which meant we were melting in the heat. It was difficult to sleep at night despite having two fans working.

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    The hotel is a bit old, and not up to date with the equipment, but it’s in a pretty quite location and in a walking distance to major attractions, so it’s pretty convenient for tourists. Hotel staff are very friendly too!

    Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    Definitely quality and comfortable. My only complaint: too small. Just too small.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019


    The hotel itself is conveniently located 10 mins walking distance from Victoria station. The rooms were comfortable enough, although some of the furniture is visibly past its prime. But overall, the rooms are nice. The staff, however, was really disappointing. Some of the reception people struggled with the language a bit (it was my impression that most of them were Spanish speaking) which is a bummer, especially if you are serving clients who are not locals and will need help with directions, etc. But most of all, the organization around the hotel is really poor. The lobby is super small and gets crowded very easily. Nobody knows who is doing what. The bus boys seemed nice and eager but disorganized too. Worst of all, we decided to pay for breakfast (breakfast was not included in the rooms I had booked via expedia) and became victims of false advertisement. We were given a set fare of 4.99 GBP which turned into 12.99 GBP per person. For a standard hotel buffet fare that was really steep. When we contested it, we were told that we must have misunderstood. As far as I am concerned, this is poor form. I would not recommend the hotel unless you are stuck and need something close to Victoria station which is the reason I picked it up.

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

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