The Z Hotel Strand

The Z Hotel Strand

Heathcock Court 415 Strand, London WC2R 0JT England
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If you're looking for the perfect base to stay in London, look no further. There's your average locations. And then there's Z locations. Nestled between Embankment, Charing Cross and Covent Garden, our latest hotel offers 114 bedrooms in the heart of town, just a stroll away from all the bars, restaurants and theatres you could possibly visit over a short stay. In fact one of London's oldest theat
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
24-hour security
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Non-smoking hotel
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Heathcock Court 415 Strand, London WC2R 0JT England
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Great for walkers
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Tracey B wrote a review Sept 2022
Telford, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at 10.30a.m to leave our cases before heading out. The very helpful staff checked if there was a room ready but there wasn't. We returned at 12 noon to change for a restaurant booking so we asked for our cases as they said we could change in the toilet. They did however find us a room and checked us in early. The rooms are very small but frankly we only wanted to sleep and shower for 2 days so was sufficient at a very good price in such an excellent location. The tool was very clean, with a comfy bed, good air con and lovely white towels. Every member of staff was ver helpful and super friendly. If you are literally looking for a cheap hotel with a shower and a bed with no frills this is it.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lina Freitas, General Manager at The Z Hotel Strand
Responded 04 Nov 2022
Dear Guest, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Z Hotels, the staff has been helpful, friendly, and that also our cleaning standards meet your expectation. We would like to thank you one more time to find the time to review our hotel and will be pleased to welcoming one more time in Z. Kind Regards Maria Elena Cluster Duty Manager
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Debs O wrote a review Jan 2022
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom154 contributions151 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 1 night. From arriving to check out it was exemplary. Lovely room, clean minimalistic design but with everything you need, and all high quality fittings etc. Large TV with all channels. There is a central panel for lights, TV , window blind & AC etc which worked well..We had a room over looking the Strand, and never heard any road noise as the rooms are sound proofed, in fact the only noise we heard at all was showers running. Great comfy beds with good linen and luxury feather pillows, also good white fluffy towels. Very good house keeping. Breakfast was excellent, great bacon roll & pot of Tea for £5 and service with a smile! We left our bags to pick up later , no problems with this at all. Z Hotels are great for a theatre break or sight seeing visit. Certainly the way forward for us. Well done Z hotels, your staff are a credit to you!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Lina Freitas, General Manager at The Z Hotel Strand
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Dear Debsy_Owe9 What a wonderful surprise to see you took the time to leave a review for our property and such a lovely 5-star review! We are really happy to read that you had such a memorable experience here in the Z Hotel Strand. It helps all of us here to keep up the quality and always service with a smile. At the end of the day, our best reward is the smiles and lovely feedback from our guests. We are glad that our concept proved ideal for your stay and we want to invite you to join our membership on our website to take advantage of the discounts and benefits that come with it. Kind regards. Nicoleta Panaguta Cluster Manager
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Laura F wrote a review Nov 2021
13 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a little gem of a find this hotel was!! Clean, comfortable rooms and excellent value for money!

We stayed here as we attended back to the future at the Adelphi theatre right next door, what a treat it was to leave after the show ended and arrive at our beds straight away.

The hotel chain has nailed the compact hotel idea, comfy beds, spotlessly clean, complimentary tea, coffee, water and high spec tv. The rooms are very small (part of the unique selling point) but that’s ok because they are cleverly thought out so you can stash any bags out the way under the bed and hang clothes on the walls. Staff were very welcoming and are available round the clock if you need anything. We were also pleasantly surprised after paying for a room without a window to be put in a room with a window which is usually more expensive.

Honestly wouldn’t hesitate to stay in a Z hotel again, really impressed by my stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Gates locked around 10pm just don’t forget your key card to gain access through the main gate.
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Response from Lina Freitas, General Manager at The Z Hotel Strand
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Dear Laura F, Thank you very much for the time taken to write this amazing review that highlights all our best features. We are very happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Z Hotel Strand. We are glad that you found our rooms comfortable, cleverly thought out and clean. Our staff is very hardworking and will appreciate seeing that you mention how friendly and helpful they all are. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again! Please remember to use our membership program so you can benefit from plenty more discounts and benefits! Kind Regards, Nicoleta Panaguta Cluster Manager
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Andrew G wrote a review Dec 2022
Greenhithe, United Kingdom160 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Hotel in February for our stay in December for £80. We didn’t expect much for the money as this was the cheapest hotel we found in this part of London for our trip to the Palladium . We were able to drop our bag off early at 11am so we Counc go around London and have lunch before checking in. We came back around 2pm and had a short wait until our room was ready so we made use of the bar area. When we got into our room (101) we were taken aback at how modern the whole room was , with a large tv at the end of the bed a large comfortable double bed and a large toilet/shower area, with a really modern shower. True enough with how the rooms are laid out I has to climb over the bed to get out of bed but I managed that ok …I’m 61 lol. We do want to attend next years Panto again at the Palladium on 23/12/23 but see we’d now have to pay £500 and not the £80 we’ve just paid!!!! Very disappointing. This will mean we won’t return at those prices …we’re not silly, and will have to rush for a train home or see the matinee . Anyway thank you for this current stay , it was great
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lina Freitas, General Manager at The Z Hotel Strand
Responded 22 Dec 2022
Dear Rarmy. I would like to thank you for such a great review. We are really happy to see you found the rates and our hotel's location suitable for your needs. We are also glad that your room was ready before the checking time and you found the room modern and well equipped. Regarding the rates for December 2023, please be kindly informed that they are not open yet, therefore, I would suggest you to double check closer to your arrival date. We hope to welcoming you very soon in our hotels. Kind Regards, Nicoleta Panaguta Cluster Manager
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VikkiJane90 wrote a review Jan 2022
Bromley, United Kingdom87 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked this hotel on a whim, at the last minute as I suddenly needed to stay overnight in London. I booked online a few hours before I arrived. At just £50 for a night in a central London hotel on the Strand, I was not expecting much but this was such an enormous surprise!
Rooms are small but perfect for a quick trip, comfy bed and good TV, smart capabilities etc. Tea, coffee and water all in the room + shampoo, body wash and a hairdryer, as well as plenty of towels. I really couldn't believe how comfortable it was. There is no wardrobe but there are couple of hooks to hang a coat and bag. You can control all the lights, temperature and blinds from the same place and it's all pretty self-explanatory. My room was on the 6th floor and had a really nice view over some London rooftops of Covent Garden.
The room was also very quiet and I slept brilliantly with no disruption.
Breakfast is paid separately if you want it, there is not a huge selection but it's only £5 and it's handy to have the option. Check out is fuss free, you just put your card in the box.
Wi-fi also very speedy.
Honestly I can't really find fault, I will definitely be staying again. I would only think twice if I needed a room where I could work as there isn't really space for desk/laptop in the small rooms.
If you sign up to their member scheme you get 7.5% off your next bookings.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lina Freitas, General Manager at The Z Hotel Strand
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Dear VikkiJane90 Glad to see you enjoyed our special prices in December 2021 in such an ideally central location. We are delighted to read that our rooms went beyond your expectations and that you had such a lovely experience with us here. I am also happy to see that you like our smart controls for the rooms lights and window blinds and you found them easy to use and what a nice view you must have had over from your room in the sixth floor, it is only a 6 floors high building but in the Covent Garden area its lovely to be able to see over the classical rooftops of this old city. Obviously our rates have gone up since 2021 during the restricted measures but we have updated our website since then and our guests who sign up in our website immediately get 10% discount and a complimentary drink every night of their stay! We would love to see you back with us in the future! Kind regards Nicoleta Panaguta Cluster Manager
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Ifty1987 wrote a review Dec 2021
Cambridge, United Kingdom551 contributions438 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 1 night in December when attending the Back to the Future Musical in the Adelphi Theatre which is next door. For us, the hotel location was excellent and only a short walk into Soho / Covent Garden etc which is full of restaurants, bars, theatres, cinemas etc.

The reception staff were friendly and checked us in promptly.

Me and my friend booked our own rooms and I am glad we did because the rooms are very compact. It's fine for 1 person with not much luggage but I can't imagine it's particularly comfortable for 2 people. We noticed a couple who were staying in 1 room that had 2 huge suitcases and if their room was similar to the ones we had, then I can't imagine they had much space to move around. The only "storage" we found in the room was some hangers.

The rooms did have a nice big TV which included all the sports and movie channels from Sky / BT. The focus seems to be on tech here - the blinds, lights etc are all controlled from a series of switches located near your bed. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable.
The shower was nice - good temperature and water pressure. Wi-fi was free with no password required to connect.

Overall, this was a pleasant experience for a short stay and ideally located for the Adelphi Theatre next door. However, I would not recommend the room for anyone wanting spacious rooms as the compact design means there is not much extra space. It's fine for a short stay / individuals I would say.
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Date of stay: December 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Lina Freitas, General Manager at The Z Hotel Strand
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Dear Ifty1987, Thank you for staying at the Z Hotel Strand and for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We are delighted to read that you had such a lovely stay and that our location was ideal for your visit to watch Back to the Future in the Adelphi theatre right next door to us. We appreciate that you mention that you and your friend really liked the high end technology design of our rooms. As you see the focus in our design is not the size of the space, but the smart use of it. If anything, being in such a central location we want to have a nice and comfortable space for as many of the city travellers as possible, and glad to see that you enjoyed your selves as much! We will be very happy to see you back again with us in (to) the future! Kind reagrds, Nicoleta Panaguta Cluster Manager
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Pink Panther wrote a review Aug 2022
St Helens, United Kingdom69 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in Westminster around 12pm and our room was all ready for us meaning we didn't have to hang around till the usual check in time of 3pm and was able to dump our bags and crack on. The room was spotless and the staff were ultra friendly. Along with the cleanliness of the room the staff were excellent!! All in all out experience of Z Hotel was "A" star and the next time we visit it will definitely be at the top of our list of places to stay if available. Thanks a million!!! Loved it!!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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heather wrote a review Jan 2022
Norwich, United Kingdom5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying overnight for a show. This was a great little place, in an ideal location. Rooms are tiny, but well equipt and thoughtfully laid out (plug next to a mirror, USB ports). Staff are friendly and helpful, and there 24hrs. I wouldn't want to stay longer than 1 night as a couple, but ideal for overnight or as a single.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lina Freitas, General Manager at The Z Hotel Strand
Responded 28 Dec 2022
Dear evvadinar, We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your stay with us. We are happy to know that the location of the hotel was convenient for your stay in London. Our hotel is indeed in a great location, giving the opportunity for guests to accommodate themselves in the heart of the city. Regarding the rooms, they are indeed compact, as this is the style of our hotels, but it is nice to see that you have encountered needed things inside and pointing them out. We are proud of the services provided by our staff, making sure good customer service is always provided to our guests. Having said that, we thank you for pointing out how friendly and helpful the staff is. It does make us happy to see the services of the team being recognised. We thank you for your stay with us and would gladly receive you as our guest in the future again. Kind regards, Nicoleta Panaguta Cluster Manager
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Snoringunicorn wrote a review May 2022
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom62 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing hotel right in a top location right in the middle of theatreland. Accessed from the street via a small alleyway, it leads onto a small reception area and a small cafe selling well priced snacks and hot drinks, The rooms are tiny, one up from a Pod hotel maybe, but supremely comfortable and ideal for one person for three nights. Two large people may have had space issues, but for me, a lone traveller, it was perfect. The hotel staff are friendly, and very helpful; just what you needed to see after a long stressful journey. Thanks so much for a perfect stay.

Special call out for the most comfortable bed I have slept in a long time, and the bacon rolls in the café were delicious. :)
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Fred wrote a review Feb 2022
9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the first time I had used this chain of hotels and thought it would be basic but surprised at the truly wonderful room and compact and so clean. The shower was a delight as were the comfortable bed.

The staff are second to none and enjoyed the food as well in the morning that is also very reasonably priced.

A walk to the sights of London or in my case a short walk to BAFTA and then the Southbank for the National Theatre, but it is easy for all London's main attractions.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Just an oasis of tranquility in the heart of London, great value for money
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Mildredcanada2015 asked a question Mar 2023
Calgary, Canada40 contributions12 helpful votes
Do windows open in this hotel? Thanks
S B asked a question Oct 2022
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom99 contributions35 helpful votes
Is there an iron in the room
3 helpful votes
Hello, Thank you for contacting us, Regarding your question, please be informed that Iron and Ironing board are not placed inside the room; however, we do have a 24h reception and can be provided to you anytime you need. Should you need further information, do not hesitate to contact us. Kind Regards Maria Elena Cluster Duty Manager
jameshobart asked a question Apr 2022
Bangor, Northern Ireland30 contributions
Does the hotel have a late bar for residents and what time is last orders ?
Paris, France243 contributions196 helpful votes
James, there are really good bars very close. The eating area is pleasent for a quick stop - it's not a bar and you wouldn't want to stay tthere. Try the Nell Gwynne and The Porter House both 2 mins away amongst many others.
Deeznuts asked a question Mar 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom8 contributions
What's the best way to get here from heathrow ? Never been to London before
Answer from Barsy_123
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom167 contributions63 helpful votes
Piccadilly line (dark blue on the map of the underground train service) to South Kensington. Then change onto the district (green) or circle (yellow) line to embankment. 2 minute walk from embankment to the hotel.
Uranela B asked a question Feb 2024
Geretsried, Germany12 contributions
Hi, Is there a hairdryer on the room? Thanks. Nella
Kenny wrote a tip Yesterday
Belfast, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect for theatres"
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Amy M wrote a tip Apr 2024
172 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The food and drink is pretty good if you want an easy option."
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Sally-Ann E wrote a tip Feb 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay at z it’s lovely and all anyone requires for a sleep and stay. "
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Chris B wrote a tip Jan 2024
10 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No parking due to location. Minimum storage space Great location Value for money "
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Lycia M wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No safe provided "
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Z Hotel Strand
Which popular attractions are close to The Z Hotel Strand?
Nearby attractions include National Gallery (0.4 km), Covent Garden (0.2 km), and The Lion King (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Z Hotel Strand?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and complimentary tea.
What food & drink options are available at The Z Hotel Strand?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Z Hotel Strand?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chop Chop, Leicester Square Kitchen, and Bustronome.
Are there any historical sites close to The Z Hotel Strand?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (1.2 km), Tower of London (3.2 km), and Churchill War Rooms (1.0 km).
Is The Z Hotel Strand accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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