When you are greeted at the steps by a smart, friendly gentleman who asks your name, then in the vestibule treated like a guest in someones home, and eloquently taken through the process of checking in using your name; you feel at home. Everything with regards to customer service is opulently discreet. Yes, the up-selling you get in every business, but saying 'no' seemed easier and continued to be treated as a guest in their home.
If you entertain pleasant acceptance of the fact it is going to cost a lot of money, the experience is well worth the relaxing oasis from the turmoil of London.
The restaurant is staffed by consummate, knowledgeable professionals with natural, personal training, as opposed to learnt from a classroom. Again, as in any business, you will get the one who doesn't want to be there, but they don't stick around, and in The Ritz you can do something about it with no fuss. I found the Hotel almost thinks for you. The bedrooms are classy, comfortable and you need to keep your eye on the time as it appears to stand still! I have stayed three times now and enjoy the atmosphere and will return again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened by renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz in 1906, The Ritz today still retains all the glamour and excitement synonymous with this world famous hotel. Perfectly located in a landmark position on Piccadilly in the heart of London's West End, the 136 room luxury hotel is ideally placed to suit both business and leisure visitors alike. Now totaling 111 bedrooms and 25 suites, the elegant rooms combine the original Louis XVI style interiors with modern day technology. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful rooms in the world, The Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant features a magnificent frescoed ceiling with west facing windows overlooking the Terrace, the Italian Garden and Green Park beyond. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with a Dinner Dance on Friday and Saturdays. The Palm Court restaurant offers, most famously, daily Afternoon Tea service which has been popular since the hotel first opened. The stylishly updated Rivoli Bar was designed by Tessa Kennedy and features Art Deco styled interiors. Open daily with a bar menu. Private dining facilities at William Kent House, the 18th century mansion house at The Ritz, include an exquisite selection of banquet rooms and suites. Possibly the most elegant and opulent private rooms in London, William Kent House offers the perfect venue for private receptions, weddings, boardroom meetings, lunches, dinners and gala events. The Ritz London is a Grade II star listed building and in 2002 became the first hotel to receive the Royal Warrant from his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for banqueting and catering services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz London Hotel London
- The Ritz Hotel London
- Ritz Hotel London
- Ritz London
- London Ritz-Carlton