We recently spent one of the most wonderful weeks at the Corinthia Hotel.
First let me start with a couple of small nuances that we encountered. Get them out of the way, before I rave about the hotel. I must emphasize that our opinion of the hotel was not impacted negatively by any of these.
If you are a fan of the X Factor UK you will be delighted to know that the contestants stay at the hotel. If not, you would want to know that the front street entrance is often crowded with fans and paparazzi. The contestants do love the attention. We learned to use the back entrance to avoid overcrowding. Unfortunately, there is not taxi service there.
The morning after our arrival we dined in the bar area of Northall for breakfast. Shortly after we were seated we were told that they would be removing the buffet and beginning to set up for lunch. They also swept the floor around us as we rushed to finish our breakfast. There are other options within the hotel for a late breakfast and I wish they had informed us before we were seated. Specifically, the Lobby Lounge and Northall.
When we checked in we were initially given a room that was not overlooking the courtyard as reserved. Upon notifying the front desk of this, after some time they moved us to a courtyard room which smelled of smoke. The bellhop agreed and we waited for a third room. 3rd time was a charm.
Once we were settled into our new room, much earlier in the day than any other hotel would have your room ready, our special stay began. The Corinthia thought of everything when they designed this hotel. The room was spacious, overlooking the courtyard with a small balcony. The wardrobe space (yes I said wardrobe), is bigger than most people I know space in their home. There are plenty of drawers, shelves, and rods for organizing your belongings. The safe is large enough to store any of your valuables. It was also nice to be able to leave our luggage in this space and out of the actually living area. The white marble bathroom is huge and includes separate areas for the shower and toilet. I have never slept so good in a hotel before. The hotel was completely booked during our stay and we never heard the smallest sound while in our room.
The king size bed was, well ...fit for a King! Amazingly comfortable. You have the ability to control all of the room lighting from your bedside table. First time I've seen this in a hotel. After I ruined my blow dryer, I was dreading the thought of the typical in room blow dryer provided by hotels. I should have known better. Even the blow dryer is amazing professional quality.
We had wonderful service throughout our stay. Concierge was helpful with last minute theatre tickets, tour reservations, and restaurant reservations. We were thrilled with all of their recommendations. We dined at all of the hotel restaurants and were not disappointed by the food selection and quality or the service. We enjoyed the beautiful Lobby Lounge on many evenings for a pre-dinner drink. I did go to the Daniel Galvin salon once for a blow dry. Ricky is a master. The best blow out I ever had!
The staff goes out of their way to make sure your stay is comfortable and exceptional. They are 100% sincere when they ask you if there is anything they can do for you. I was asked while walking in the corridor, in the elevator, and all the more obvious places if there was anything I needed. The Corinthia Hotel takes service very seriously and they deliver on this.
We can not wait for our next stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 294 exceptionally designed and spacious bedrooms and suites, among the largest in London, offering outstanding views of the River Thames, London Eye and Trafalgar Square. A specialty seafood restaurant, a modern British restaurant, a destination bar and a world class Spa, ESPA Life at Corinthia. Corinthia Hotel London will offer guests a lavish retreat in timeless beauty in a historic yet vibrant location. ... more less
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