Review: The Westminster London, a Hilton Curio Collection hotel

Luxurious rooms and welcoming and attentive staff, the Westminster is the perfect stay for international tourists and Londoners alike.
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Located in the heart of historic London and just a stone’s throw from the M15 headquarters, The Westminster is an ideal spot for international travellers and Londoners alike.

Part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, the Westminster offers guests luxury and calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the capital.

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It has views of the River Thames and London’s skyline, with the Tate Britain, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey within walking distance.

The four star hotel has 464 rooms across 12 floors, where guests can choose from a Queen guest room, all the way up to a King bedroom suite.

The Westminster, London Curio Collection by Hilton The Westminster, London Curio Collection by Hilton
The Westminster, London Curio Collection by Hilton

Dining at the Westminster

At the Westminster, guests have the choice between the main STK restaurant which is an American steak chain and Bao Yum which serves Chinese Bao buns.

The stylish STK restaurant has a glamorous vibe, with plush seating, dim lighting, and a mix of contemporary and traditional decor.

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As the name suggests the menu specialises in succulent steaks, which come in a variety of cuts including flat iron, rib-eye, sirloin and fillet. For an extra treat, one can add on a lobster tail and make it a surf and turf meal.

STK restaurant at the WestminsterSTK restaurant at the Westminster
STK restaurant at the Westminster

This can be accompanied by a variety of sides including truffle topped fries or potato gratin.

In addition to its steak offerings, the restaurant offers a range of seafood, vegetarian, and vegan options, so there’s something for everyone.

Along with its delicious food, STK London also offers an extensive wine list featuring a range of international wines and a selection of cocktails and spirits.

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During my visit, my dining companion and I were treated to excellent personalised service, where our waitress made us feel truly welcome and was committed to us having an enjoyable and memorable experience (which we did).

Dinner at STK restaurantDinner at STK restaurant
Dinner at STK restaurant

Breakfast at the Westminster is an equally delightful affair, with a buffet offering full English and continental options.

There is a chef on hand serving up omelettes, or any type of eggs of the guest’s request and a splendid array of bacon, fried potatoes, mushrooms, sausages, beans and tomatoes as well as sliced ham, pepperoni and cheese.

Gluten free and vegan options are also available, as well as yogurts, fruit, cereals and a selection of pastries.

Rooms

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The hotel has a wide variety of rooms and suites which are both modern and sophisticated for that home from home feel.

I was offered a Queen Premium room, which had a luxurious Queen sized bed, a living room area with a large 50 inch television screen and a spacious black marble bathroom with a walk in shower.

Queen Premium room at the WestminsterQueen Premium room at the Westminster
Queen Premium room at the Westminster

On arrival I was treated to a selection of macarons and fruit and a handwritten welcome note, which felt like an extra special touch.

My room was on the 12th floor and had beautiful views of the Thames and the many skyscraper buildings in the area, which was glorious in the morning.

Views from the 12th floor of the WestminsterViews from the 12th floor of the Westminster
Views from the 12th floor of the Westminster

Welcoming and attentive staff

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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Westminster and left feeling relaxed and revitalised and well looked after.

The staff throughout the hotel are welcoming and attentive, from the lobby, to the restaurants to those working on reception.

The location is perfect for international guests to those on business as it is within walking distance to a number of London’s most popular tourist attractions and the capital’s business and political district.

Rooms at the Westminster Hilton start at £165 per night and can be booked online.

The nearest London Underground station is Pimlico, with quick links to London’s West End and the South Bank.