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Corinthia Hotel London
Ranked #16 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“Afternoon tea”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

I came here for afternoon tea with a friend around Christmas time. The hotel itself is stunning and the restaurant where the tea was served was beautifully decorated. The tea itself was good but I've tasted better. The finger sandwiches were fairly standard and quite pleasant to eat. The cakes had clearly been made with a lot of attention to detail but this did not always translate into the taste. Unfortunately, as vegetarians, we could not sample some of the cakes because they contained gelatine and this limited our choice. If you do not have specific dietary preferences, I would suggest you try this for a special occasion, however I do not think I would visit again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Thank you for posting a review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We very much appreciate your kind comments regarding the stunning décor, this festive season The Lobby Lounge looked lovely dressed in white. We are very disappointed that in this instance we failed to exceed your expectations, we do have a number of alternative offerings for specific dietary preferences, and we will always replenish upon request. We very much appreciate your recommendation and hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Corinthia London soon.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We had the best hotel experience in London. The food was great, breakfast .....heaven, the staff very professional, beyond everything we have ever experienced ...our special thanks to mrs. Antigoni , a wonderful lady who, wholeheartedly made us feel valued clients. Congratulations to owners and to the general manager of the hotel for the best staff a hotel can have. The room was very clean, very nice furnished, great bathroom with separate bath tub and shower cabin. The location of the hotel is walking distance to Trafalgar Square, London Eye etc. Undoubtedly Corinthia Hotel is a beautiful oasis in one of the most beautiful towns in the world and we are sure that in short time is going to be the best hotel in London!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Thank you for posting a lovely review of your stay in Corinthia Hotel London. We very much appreciate your kind compliments regarding the delicious buffet breakfast, beautifully furnished rooms, and superb service, your feedback will be forwarded to Mrs Antigoni. The hotel is just south of Trafalgar Square with the London Eye, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and The National Gallery amongst others within walking distance. Although we are situated in the centre of the city, the positioning in a quiet side street does indeed make the hotel an oasis of calm for a relaxing stay. We very much appreciate your compliments and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at many five star hotels in London and other major cities. My wife and I spent a weekend here, and the room and service were excellent. We also liked the location. We will be back when we come to London next.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Thank you for posting a review of your weekend stay at Corinthia Hotel London. We are very pleased you and wife enjoyed your break in the hotel, and were able to take advantage of the ideal location in the heart of the city. We are delighted to read you will come back to see us when you are next in London, we very much look forward to welcoming you.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We stayed here late summer with my kids ,we had heard good reviews about this hotel so thought we would try it.
Sadly we had terrible problems checking in , we were in London for 1 night only taking the kids for early dinner at 5pm and then a show.
We arrived at the hotel at 3.40pm , we understood that check in was 3pm so we did not foresee a problem , how ever our room was not ready and was actually not ready until 4.40pm in the end, 20 minutes before we needed to be out!
When we did get in the room it was boiling hot as the air con had been on full heat , we ended up with 10 minutes rushing about in the heat trying to get ready. The hotel did get one of its cars' to drive us to the restaurant which was a nice gesture but all in all our weekend was really spoilt by rushing around the whole evening seemed ruined for there on in.
When we were waiting for our room we were offered a free drink when I asked for a glass of wine we were told it only tea and coffee that would be complimentary.
I was quite surprise have stayed at other high end hotels in London and never had this before.
The family room its self was lovely , the kids loved the TV in the bath - What a shame we had so little time to enjoy the room!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Corinthia Hotel London. I am very disappointed to read your feedback, especially as this is not up to our usual exemplary standards. I would welcome the opportunity to address your concerns, please may I invite you to contact me directly, when I may respond to you personally.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

An outstanding stay at a lavish venue. This is an establishment where customers are made to feel valued which is all too rare these days. Hotel is handily situated for the tube and close to major attrcations

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Thank you for posting a review of your weekend stay at Corinthia Hotel London. The outstanding building was designed by GA Design, who have combined the best of the original features with modern décor. The hotel is within walking distance of many of London’s major attractions in the cultural heart of the city. We aim to exceed every guest’s expectations, and we are delighted to read that you were made to feel valued. As a very valued guest we look forward to welcoming you once again on your next visit to London.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

My husband and I stayed here in December for a Christmas getaway, we wanted to experience some cold weather (its warm where we live) and Christmas cheer, which London is full of! We picked the Corinthia based on reviews and what appeared to be a good location, and we are so happy we did.
The location can't be beat. We could walk practically everywhere, and the embankment tube is a very convenient line, we could go most places we wanted to go without transfer. We really didn't need to cab at all. This hotel is walking distance to Westminster Abbey, Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Churchill War Rooms, most of the popular Theatres, Trafalgar Square, Sommerset House, tons of parks and museums, it was a bit far but we also had a nice walk to Harrods and the wonderful high end shopping over on Sloane street and Knightsbridge area.
The service at the hotel was outstanding all around. Breakfast was delivered every morning on time to our room with professionalism and a smile. I had many requests that the concierge happily fulfilled prior to our arrival including obtaining some very hard to get theater tickets, and multiple dinner reservations. Max and other concierge staff, thank you for all your help! The doormen were attentive, I never had to open the door, they always were there to greet us. And housekeeping was also very good. I appreciate the washcloth under makeup compacts and other toiletries, extra items of what was clearly being used the most, organization of the countertop, a clean pair of slippers each night, etc. I also want to add that they have excellent hairdryers, BaByliss Pro Hairdryers, so I didn't have to fry my fine hair with a standard hotel hairdryer.
The room and bathroom were a nice size, I thought they were larger by European hotel standards.
Lastly, if you stay here you MUST do the champagne tea. It was such a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting London, they must go here for tea. I wish we had time to do it more than once.
Overall we had a wonderful trip and this hotel was a big part of it, so thank you to all the staff.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thank you for posting a glowing review of your stay at Corinthia Hotel London. We can’t think of a lovelier time of year to say that over the Christmas period when the hotel and London is decorated in festive garlands and lights. The hotel is situated in the cultural heart of London, with many of London’s must-see sights within walking distance, next to both Embankment tube and Charing Cross rail stations for quick and easy access throughout the city, and over thirty West End theatres and opera houses within a mile radius, as well as world-class shopping within the vicinity. We are delighted you enjoyed our in-room dining facilities, it is a special treat to have breakfast delivered to your room. We are always most pleased to read of our staff going above and beyond to exceed our guest’s expectations, your compliments has been forwarded to the Concierge team. All of our rooms are larger than average for central London hotels, and come complete with many luxurious amenities as standard, including ESPA toiletries, fluffy slippers, and powerful Babyliss hairdryers; whilst the big underfloor heated marble bathrooms include separate rain showers and big bath tubs with built in LCD-TVs for the ultimate luxury. We very much appreciate your recommendation to take Afternoon Tea under the iconic Baccarat chandelier in The Lobby Lounge, especially with a glass of ice cold Laurent-Perrier Champagne. It sounds like you had the most delightful stay, and we cannot wait to offer you a warm Corinthia London welcome on your next visit.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

This was a weekend spa break. The hotel was simply outstanding throughout, from the quality of the room, the unfailingly courteous staff, the range and quality of the breakfast. The spa was unbelievable in its scale, ambience and is fully deserving of it's reputation as a must-visit.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Thank you for posting a glowing review of your weekend spa stay at Corinthia Hotel London. In just a sentence you have summed up the essence of Corinthia London, and many of the aspects that make it so very special, from the best quality fixtures and fittings, superb design, the award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia spa, the extensive buffet breakfast in The Northall, but most of all the exemplary standards of service from the staff. We are delighted with your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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Property: Corinthia Hotel London
Address: Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 1,069 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:5 star — Corinthia Hotel London 5*
Number of rooms: 294
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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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