The first room my adult son and I were given was dangerous as there were stairs leading up to a landing and a tiny bathroom. It was also too small to allow two adults to move around in comfortably. In the middle of the night, in the dark, I flew off the landing and bruised my shoulder and knees. Luckily, nothing was broken. So we were given a regular-sized room with no stairs and a regular-sized bathroom. At this hotel, the regular-sized room was considered an upgrade but in North America, this would have been a standard room.
Two days later, my son was sitting on the front stairs of this tiny hotel trying to make a long distance call to his girlfriend back home in Canada at one o'clock in the morning. Security at the hotel ordered him off the stairs in case patrons came in and out of the hotel. At that time, there was no one present but my son and he would have gladly moved if he had been in the way. The next day, the security man argued with me about his decision and no apology was given to my son.
If you choose this hotel, avoid choosing the breakfast as they charge $100 US for two persons each morning. Instead, we found a wonderful Italian cafe close by which sold fruit cups, juice, yoghurt, sandwiches and cappuccinos for less than $20 for two.
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- Tucked away in the heart of historic St James’s, and just minutes from London’s iconic landmarks and vibrant West End, The Stafford London is one of the finest luxury hotels in the Capital. Luxuriate in the stunning individually designed rooms and suites, dine in cool sophistication in The Game Bird and relax with a cocktail in the renowned American Bar. Our stylish rooms and suites are guaranteed to help you relax. The Main House, is a blend of Victorian grandeur and modern comfort, while the Carriage House offers a unique, countryside ambiance in the heart of London. The Mews Suites and Penthouse offer classic, contemporary elegance and the comfort and discretion of your own private residence at one of London’s most prestigious addresses. The Game Bird restaurant is a contemporary tale about relaxed dining at any time of the day. A place to eat, drink and socialise, the focus is on modern British comfort cooking executed with style and panache, all wrapped in a seductive ambience that oozes cool sophistication. For a more relaxed atmosphere, visit The American Bar, where every available wall and surface is crammed with an intriguing collection of artefacts, knick-knacks and signed celebrity photographs donated by patrons and guests over the years. Open daily from 8am, enjoy a casual breakfast or lunch or simply soak up the history and relax with one of our speciality cocktails. There is even a private cobbled courtyard so you can enjoy outdoor dining at any time of day. Experience unrivalled luxury in one of London’s most historic and quintessentially English five-star hotels. ... more less
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