Both for tourists with backpacks and visitors with higher standards London is still a preferred destination. The city offers luxury and the finest of experiences for the most pretentious and strange tastes of its guests. The list of luxury and refined places to stay is quite long. As a truly global city and one of its kind London brings to the front wide variety of choices. Our selection contains 5 of the most visited, popular hotels in the city, which offer deluxe stay, comfort of a high level and first class service. You should have in mind that an average single room in any of these 5 starred hotels is not as expensive as many people think– everything starts from about £450.
Address: Strand, London WC2R 0EU – Directions
Savoy is long standing hotel in a perfect location in Covent Garden. It is surrounded by remarkable landmarks. The National Gallery and House of the Parliament are close as well as top restaurants and bars are in a walking distance. The hotel has been there since 1889 and after its renovations in 2010 it became even more stylish. The Savoy mixes two major styles – Edwardian on side of the river and Art Deco on the opposite side – towards The Strand. Savoy has classical look both outside and inside. At The Savoy you will find a Gordon Ramsey restaurant, also the famous American bar – one the first places, which started to serve cocktails in American style.
Rooms are decorated in the same two styles, classical, but still simple. The interior is enriched with pictures of famous residents of the hotel like Marlene Dietrich and Shirley Bassey. For those who prefer quiet nights and comfort sleep, The Savoy offer rooms with special beds for the best rest. These beds can even be bought from the hotel.
Prices start from £450 and the rooms with beautiful view towards the river shining in neon lights- Southbank and The Eye can get up to £1000. The Royal Suite, which is called royal for a reason will cost you over £9000.
2# The Ritz
Address: 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR – Directions
The Ritz is probably one of most famous hotels worldwide. Built in London in 1909 it still keeps its original spirit. The hotel has top location on Piccadilly near Green Park. Ritz is popular with its Long Gallery and Palm Court and don’t forget the astonishing dining room. The dining rooms has changed little over the years, you will have incredible experience and the chance to plunge into 20th century atmosphere.
Service here is also luxury in traditional way, from doormen to receptionist and waiters, staff with uniforms and sophisticated manner will make you feel extraordinary.
The Ritz has 133 rooms, all of which kept in their original style from the XVI century with bright colours like pink, blue and yellow. The hotel’s finest suites are now positioned at the William Kent House, which was attached to the hotel part at 2005. You will be left speechless from the interiors there.
Prices for single room starts from £400 and their special signature suites offer almost personal service to their guest – airport transfers, designated butler to assure higher comfort and many more. The signature rooms are themed furnished and prices vary between £4000 and £6000 per night.
3# Connaught Hotel
Address: Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL – Directions
Unlike the two strictly classical hotels above, Connaught is yet traditional but modern. The interior design is mixed into lovely symbiosis of classic and contemporary elements, colours and lines. The new wing of the hotel offers experience in oriental style with a flavor of the Far East.
From the hotel its visible a water feature – fountain called “Silence” by Tadao Nado. Service couldn’t be more finely, but The Connaught is more popular with its spa and relaxing facilities. There you can find steam room with exotic aroma scents in the air, gym, meditation classes at the “Aman spa”- the first spa built outside the Aman resorts. Most of the procedures are inspired from Asia and Native America traditions of treatment and are long enough to satisfy you.
Don’t miss dining room Hellene Darroze- you will be offered special, limited meals, gourmet kitchen from around the world.
The Connaught has 113 rooms, 30 of them in contemporary soft style. They are decorated with oriental and Chinese furniture. There are many different types of rooms, from single bedroom to themed suites, even a terrace suite. Interior is also different in every room, with marble bathrooms and decorative ornaments.
Prices start from £480 and can reach over £1400 per night.
4# The Dorchester
Address: 53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA – Directions
The Dorchester takes the fourth place in our list among the high class hotels in London. Like the most of the classy hotels in the city, it is not quite impressing at the outside, but still keeps up level with its interior for 5 star facility and service. It is located at the end of Park Lane in Hyde Park, interesting location, for those who prefer calming views throughout the window, and not very comfortable for people who seek silence. The location is however little noisy.
The Dorchester keeps one of the first places for delicate, diverse kitchen and entertaining with its two bars and two dining rooms. It is known, that the hotel keeps 23 chefs in its kitchen and it’s also popular today with the fame of its main chef – Christophe Marleix. You can choose between the Alain Ducasse -three star restaurant with innovative and contemporary French cuisine and the famous dining room – The Grill, a typical and perfect choice for traditional British meal lovers.
China Tang is on a lower level and offers both cuisine and drinks. China Tang serves Cantonese kitchen and it’s suggested for a pre-dinner drink. The other bar in the hotel is called The Promenade, which mainly serves afternoon tea, but also other drinks.
Rooms are kept in the style of the thirties, but renovated with taste and style. They are bright and cozy, in light, soft colours. Leather, dark wood and marble, also patterns can be seen inside. The half of the rooms have view towards Hyde Park. The Dorchester is famous with its big Italian marble bathrooms.
Prices do not differ a lot from the previous hotels, traditional Queen’s/ King’s suite start from £455 and depending on the size, design and location, designer suites are between £1600 and £4600 for the Terrace Suite.
Address: Brook St, London W1K 4HR – Directions
Claridge’s is the favorite place for celebrities, movie stars, models and royalties. You shouldn’t hesitate to spend your money there. The hotels is just off Bond Street, surrounded by clubs and bars. The hotel’s style is renovated vision of the twenties and Claridge’s architect is Charles Stephens- the same who designed Harrods.
There is a full variety of choices for dining, resting and having a drink in the hotel. The restaurant Fera is starred place for interesting, modern British cuisine – luxury in every way, Fera’s chef changes the menu, so you don’t get bored. The other restaurant is Aluis, kitchen for innovative chefs and a place where guest can observe the creation process. Foyer is another option for dining, with calm atmosphere and a Reading Room, for more intimate dining. You can have a drink in style of the thirties in the Fumoir Bar.
All rooms are decorated in Art Deco style, simple but unique, light, but with colourful accents. Every rooms is served by butler and this is included in your final price. As every 5 star hotel Claridge’s is full of delights, you will find fitness centre and astonishing spa at the rooftop, offering full list of beauty treatments, while using famous brand products, such as Sisley.
Prices here at Claridge’s start from £480, VAT included. You should know, that 5% discretionary tax is added to you stay price. Of course service is on highest level, for those 5 %. Claridge’s has offers for bigger suites that usually start from £1200 per night. Penthouses are very expensive – over £6000 per night.
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