Richmond Hill Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This 4-star hotel is in Richmond -- an ideal place for those who want to "flee London's concrete urban interior and get a look at the city's leafy, riverside complexion", says Lonely Planet
- Richmond Park -- the largest of London's royal parks, known for its wild deer -- is a few minutes' walk away
- Facilities include an indoor pool, a spa pool, a sauna, a steam room and a gym
- The hotel is a 20-minute walk from Richmond station -- trains into central London take around 30 minutes
Richmond Hill Hotel is a 4-star Georgian property in the riverside town of Richmond, in southwest London. It's next to Terrace Walk, a Grade II*-listed area that offers scenic views over the River Thames.
The property is a few minutes' walk from Richmond Park -- the largest of London's eight royal parks and the former hunting ground of King Henry VIII. Popular places to visit include Pembroke Lodge, a listed Georgian mansion with tea rooms located at the highest point of the park, and Isabella Plantation, a 40-acre woodland garden. Richmond Park is also known for its wildlife, with over 600 red and fallow deer roaming freely.
Ham House and Gardens -- a National Trust property built in 1610 -- is a 20-minute riverside walk from the hotel (admission fees apply). Twickenham Stadium, known as the Home of England Rugby, is around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel, as is the historic Kew Palace and Gardens.
All guests get access to the Cedars Health and Leisure Club, which has an indoor swimming pool, a spa pool, a sauna, a steam room and a gym. The hotel can also recommend cycling, walking and running routes outside of the grounds.
Pembrokes Restaurant offers a seasonal menu of modern British cuisine as well as traditional afternoon tea, and there is a bar serving cocktails and light meals.
Rooms are individually styled and soundproofed. Georgian Deluxe Double rooms are in the traditional old house and are more spacious than Hill Collection Double rooms. Hill Collection Suites have additional space and a separate lounge area. All rooms have Sky TV. Wi-Fi is free.