We decided to stay at the Connaught overnight as we were in London celebrating our wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left we were looked after, the staff were fantastic and the suite we were booked into was just fantastic - sitting in a huge bubble bath, whilst sipping bubbly and watching TV isn't everyone's idea of heaven, but its certainly a great way to relax before the evening festivities.
The drawback? Like many other reviewers we often stay in lovely 5* hotels but even given that, we were fairly "gobsmacked" at some of the prices charged. Champagne was nearly £30 a glass when you add on all the extra's, high tea was nearly £80 for 2 (and as stated in other reviews the cakes and scones weren't all that great, although the jams were gorgeous) and breakfast was a whopping £96 - that was for a bread basket, 2 x coffee, 1 x juice, 1 x full English, 1 fruit and yoghurt and scrambled eggs. It was absolutely delicious, but.... I just keep thinking £96 for breakfast. Now I get that it's London, that it was our choice (we could have gone elsewhere) and that it's a business hotel with lots of people staying courtesy of expensive accounts, and we DEFINITELY had excellent service, and a truly fantastic evening, but the first thing I keep remembering is the price of breakfast..... is it me, or is £96 excessive?
That said, if you want to throw caution to the wind, in terms of money. and want to stay somewhere in London that genuinely cares about their guests, in surroundings that are elegant, classy and traditional, then the Connaught is a definite winner. Just beware that you need to add 32.5% on top of most things - VAT and service!
- Also Known As:
- The Connaught Hotel
- The Connaught Hotel London
- Connaught Hotel London
- Connaught London
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small, traditional hotel with tranquil atmosphere, multilingual staff; overlooking one of the most picturesque spots in Mayfair. ... more less
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