Review: Komnata Quest – Saint Angelo’s Castle

Saint Angelo’s Castle at Komnata Quest in the heart of London’s Drury Lane has one of the best openings an escape room in London has to offer. Atmospheric, dramatic, and really good fun.

Locked in a dungeon, we raced against the clock to escape before we joined the remains of the dead – innocent victims of the Spanish Inquisition.

The room has fantastic set design and the game play is well-paced. The playfulness and hands-on nature of some of the puzzles are good fun. Some puzzles are a bit worn for wear which led an eager team-mate to race ahead based on deducing what worn parts of a picture indicated. Nonetheless, there is good sense in this room and the dungeon atmosphere is greatly assisted by hardy, quality props and fabulous costumes.

We found the room very easy, however, and escaped within 30 minutes. For an hour-long room, escaping so quickly is quite an anti-climax, and more puzzles would have added more to enjoyment and a sense of value for money. We’d be keen to play Doctor Frankenstein as our (fabulous) game master suggested it’s a bit more challenging due to its non-linear nature.

Still, Komnata Quest is a solid escape room offering in London.

Komnata Quest escape rooms range from £27 to £39 per person peak with teams of 2 to 5. We had a team of 4 which worked well but advanced players could easily complete the room with 2.

SCORE

Overall: 8/10
Fun: 8/10
Atmosphere: 8.5/10
Room design: 8.5/10
Game design: 7/10
Pace: 8/10
Creativity of puzzles: 8/10
Story integration: 8/10
Foyer: 7/10
Difficulty level: easy

For more information or to book, visit: www.komnata.co.uk. Komnata Quest have 2 escape rooms in central London, 181 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5QF, which is a 5 minute walk from Covent Garden station.

London Escape Room Guide team members: Maryann, Molly, Julia, Bobbie-Jean.

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