Guest Testimonials

At Red Carnation Hotels we value guest feedback as it helps us to improve our service. Here are some of our favourite guest testimonials:


“We have had a lovely weekend in London and our stay at The Montague on the Gardens will be a memory we will treasure. We both enjoyed and appreciated the whole experience. Please pass on our thanks to everyone.”

Mr and Mrs W, March 2014


“We had a very interesting week, staying first in the Hotel D'Angleterre in Geneva and thus experiencing a Carnation Hotel for the First time followed by the choice of your Hotel for a night in London.
Both stays were characterized by the Staff who were in all cases a delight to be with and among. 
It did not matter whether we were walking from room to reception or asking the Bar man for a late night drink...all were alert and keen to ensure that we were happy and that all was as required.
We shall search out your group in future to see whether there is one available where ever we travel.”

Mr and Mrs C, March 2014


“As a result of our recent stay, we subsequently wrote to Mustafa to thank him for the welcome and hospitality shown to my wife and I.

Although these are some of the reasons we return to The Montague whenever we stay in London, it is so refreshing to receive such a warm welcome from all your staff every time we visit. They never disappoint.

Our room was very comfortable and beautifully decorated, the service excellent and we had a wonderful breakfast on Sunday morning that set us up for the day. We almost enjoyed a read of the papers on your terrace but it was a little cool for that; perhaps next time.

Your service is terrific and your facilities are excellent. Be assured, we will return with expectations suitably high!”

Mr and Mrs M, March 2014


“I had the most delightful time at your hotel. The staff was uniformly kind, caring and helpful. It would be unfair to single anyone out by name, I wasn't wearing my specs all the time, but I do remember Leti at reception, Anya at the restaurant, and a number of others, whose smiling faces are very clear in my mind, but no names... I will definitely stay there again, recommend it to my friends and family, and I will keep the best memories of the whole experience.”

Ms L, February 2014


“My wife and I have just visited the Montague for the fifth time. As usual, everything was excellent. The Montague is a lovely hotel and so convenient, both for the theatres and the shops, and also for Euston Station. When visiting London, we now wouldn't think of staying anywhere else and we will be back later in the year.

Many thanks for an excellent stay”

Mr and Mrs O, February 2014


“A quick note to say that both my colleague and I had an exceptional stay at your hotel.  Your staff are a credit to the hotel, welcoming, friendly and efficient.  One of your porters was especially kind – I had just walked the 175 steps from the bottom of Russell Square to the top, near enough killed me, and he was kind enough to offer me a glass of water if I needed it.

It was my first stay at your hotel, my colleague has stayed previously, and the attention to detail was just lovely.

I look forward to coming to stay again.”

Ms C, January 2014


“Once again another excellent few days at the Montague on the Gardens - and once again nothing but praise for your staff. Without exception everyone is so friendly, courteous and helpful - from your front of house team to the chambermaids we meet on corridors upstairs. I have no doubt that those behind the scenes are equally good. All are a credit to your organisation and the best ambassadors a company could have.

I only wish that we were able to spend more time at the Montague - we certainly look forward to returning.”

Mrs B, January 2014


“Our recent stay was, as per usual, simply excellent. I think it was our fifth time with you at The Montague. The best yet.... We were absolutely blown away by the kindness and very much appreciated the exquisite furnishings and attention to detail. Superb!

We have already booked to come back to celebrate my 50th birthday!”

Dr F, January 2014


“We had a wonderful stay over Christmas.  All the staff was very helpful and attentive but I would especially like to thank Jorge and the Concierge team and Lucia and the Breakfast team.  Lucia is particular was very cheerful and helpful.  The Christmas stockings that were delivered on Christmas Eve were a very welcome touch.  

We look forwards to staying with you again in the future.”

Mr S, January 2014


“I have stayed at the Montague several times again this year (have been staying there for a number of years now) and have reservations for a considerable number of days next year.  This may tell you how happy I am with my experience.  I always appreciate the small details in the rooms which make my stay comfortable tea and water replaced as I drink them, good hangers (including women’s suit hangers) that are not captive on the rail, good quality hair dryer, dressing gown and slippers, toiletries again always replaced as used, cushions pillows and comfortable bed.  The hotel is quiet at night and I sleep well.  I also love the night light in the bathrooms.

In the last few weeks I have stayed with an ankle injury and been provided with ice packs, with a dreadful cold that meant I lost my voice and was offered hot lemon and honey.  On the rare occasion something is wrong with the room it is put right promptly.

I always feel at home when I stay there.”

Mrs H, December 2013


“We just had 6 perfect days at the Montague. It is my 4th, or 5th stay with you and it never disappoints! I would especially like to thank Sebastian, at the concierge desk, for getting us terrific seats for Madame Butterfly and Romeo and Juliet....really great!
Also, the head hostess in the breakfast room has a smile and kind words for everyone each well as the gentlemen in the bar. All are terrific employees that make your hotel what it is - better than a home away from home. THANK YOU to one and all.”

Mr M, November 2013


“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit which was up to its usual standards.  It was strange to see the hotel at the weekend rather than the business week!  There are no specific staff I would highlight.  All members of staff that we came across had the same genuine interest in making us feel welcome and at home and it is that standard of service that makes the Montague stand out from its competitors and keeps me coming back. 

Thanks once again, and I look forward to being back with you soon!”

Mrs R, November 2013


“The hotel was just what I expected from your website, and the staff were wonderful – nothing was too much trouble and they were courteous and helpful to me.  I would not hesitate to recommend your hotel to family and friends visiting London.  The cream tea was delicious – and I even went to Twinings store and purchased two of the tea timers as gifts after using them at your hotel.”

Mr and Mrs W, October 2013


“This was my third stay at the Montague. I have recommended the hotel to a few people who stayed there and loved it. I can't single anyone out for service because every single person I encountered there was fabulous - helpful, courteous and just plain pleasant I love this hotel and I can't imagine staying anywhere else in London.”

Mrs H, October 2013


“I had an amazing time at the Montague and will certainly stay there again. Courteous staff, friendly and cosy atmosphere, clean and stylish room, delicious and varied breakfast... The traditional afternoon tea I had on Monday was also out of this world! :) Truly my whole stay was an unforgettable experience.”

Dr D, October 2013


“My last visit in September was as welcoming and relaxing as always.  All the staff who served me on Reception, in the bar and restaurant at breakfast time, were efficient and polite.  The concierge were equally helpful on advising on a film to see at The Renoir Cinema, as well as calling a taxi for me to go on a visit.  The management team at The Montague are always visible and present to greet guests during their stay, which is impressive, even at busy times.

Thank you for maintaining high standards of service at The Montague.”

Mrs C, October 2013


“I would like to thank you and your staff so very, very much for the wonderful stay you have provided for my daughter. I booked her stay, along with theatre tickets, as a birthday present for her and she has just called me to say how perfect everything is, and how wonderful the staff and the attention to details have been, including a birthday card and balloon.
I shall certainly be booking a stay with you again.”

Mrs T, October 2013


“I’ve stayed at the Montague quite a few times and have to commend you all on the really fantastic service.   The restaurant staff, the concierge service, the bar - all great.  I forgot to take my passport to the airport during this stay, and the concierge staff sent Mark out to Paddington to deliver it to me so I could catch the Heathrow Express back in time.  Really above and beyond the call of duty.”

Dr M, September 2013


Our stay at The Montague was the best experience we have ever had at a hotel. You have the best staff there is - period. Everyone - from the front desk to the concierge team to the housekeeping staff to the engineer to the dining staff - attended to our every need, never missing a beat, so that we felt like royalty. We could not leave our room for more than a half-hour without returning to a freshened, even cleaner room, with a chocolate on the pillow. My husband attributes his best sleep in thirty years to the wonderful, luxurious bed! The food was delicious and delightfully English - my husband is addicted to bubble and squeak and now I have to learn to make it!The hotel is a beauty - every public room is a pleasure. And we could not have asked for a better location. If 5 stars is the top, The Montague on the Gardens rates a 6. Thanks everyone for the stay of our lives.

Mr and Mrs L September 2013


All the staff were extremely friendly, helpful and very accommodating. I am embarrassed to say that I did not manage to note any staff names. However, I must mention the charming young man welcomed us on arrival and after we had checked in showed us around the hotel, took us to our room and delivered our luggage. I would also like to mention the young lady who looked after us on Saturday. She apologised for not greeting us beforehand but had been on a training course when we arrived. She was very professional and attentive without being intrusive, a difficult balance to achieve. Although we are occasional rather than regular visitors to London it is safe to stay that the Montague will our new hotel of choice. Many thanks to you all and we look forward to staying with you again in the not too distant future.
Mr C August 2013


From the moment we checked in, everything was perfect. I would like to highly commend Patrick on the concierge desk who did an outstanding job of looking after us. Whoever booked us into room 47 - huge 'thank you'.What a stunning room. We were absolutely delighted. I had a fantastic conversation with the sommelier in the bar, discussing the merits of Sauvignon Blanc: he told me the connection with the South African SB being sold behind the bar - enlightening and interesting. All in all - a perfect stay at our favourite hotel.
Dr F August 2013


Your wonderful property was one of the highlights of our European trip. We cannot say enough positive things about the location, beautiful rooms, bar, etc. That being said, it was the level of service that the staff provided that made a lasting impression. They knew our names, the bar staff remembered what we liked for drinks and the concierge's recommendations for dinner each evening were fantastic. We booked the Montague based on all of the positive reviews that we read on Trip Advisor, and it truly lived up to and surpassed our expectations! We will no doubt return to your property!

Mr and Mrs B August 2013


My wife and I stayed with you for one night on Saturday, as part of our celebrations for Mrs C’s 30th birthday. I would like to thank all of your staff for making it such a lovely visit, and staying at the Montague on the Gardens was the highlight of our weekend. We especially appreciated the biscuits, balloon and card which greeted us when we returned to the room in the evening, and putting us in room number 30 was also a nice touch. The staff were all very friendly and attentive, and the breakfast on the terrace was lovely.

Mr C August 2013