I must write to tell you of our wonderful two night stay. I took my daughter for her 17 Birthday she was amazed and loved the ambiance of the place. The reception staff were welcoming and wished my daughter a happy birthday on our arrival. We were given a short tour of the Hotel and then shown to our room having been given an upgrade. It was amazing. We left and spent the afternoon at Harrods and upon our return to our room there was a Birthday cake and little top hat with sweets laid out on a tray with a hand written card with birthday wishes on. How lovely. We then went to a show in the evening returning around 11.p.m. Rang room service for hot chocolate it arrived within ten minutes with a smile, the hot chocolate was lovely. Next morning we had breakfast in the dining room. We were shown to our table, napkin swiftly laid across our knees and with a smile our order was taken. When the tea arrived it was poured for us, and as soon as our cups were empty refills were given and always with a smile.
We had plenty of hot water in our room. The beds were very comfortable, loved the old fashioned key for our room door and could leave it with the concierge when we went out, no worry about losing it. Retuned around 5.p.m. on Wednesday and the head concierge asked my daughter if she would like a half hour ride in the Ritz Rolls. (what a question). She sat in the Rolls looking like a queen and waving to everyone. To Winston our chauffeur THANK YOU. Afterwards had afternoon Tea at 7.30.p.m. Good time to have this as we were so busy during the day. The waiters made us feel very special, Absolutely stunning food, sandwiches, cakes to die for and the scones arrived warm and just melted in the mouth. The waiter took a photograph of us at the table, we took one of him. Had the same waiter right through. We asked if we could have the afternoon menu as a keep sake. Of course was the reply. They must of had a busy day but you would not of known. The pianist was lovely as the music played in the back ground. My daughter thought she was in heaven. Afterwards went to the Rivoli Bar for non alcoholic cocktail and a coffee for me the waiter took us back to sit in the long hall and brought our drinks to us such a nice end to the day. NOTHING was too much trouble. Had breakfast on our final morning. The breakfast at all times was of course excellent. I know the Ritz has relaxed dress rule for breakfast which I think is a good idea. BUT, to the gentleman who sat with his baseball cap on and refused to remove it I assume wanted to make a point. Silly man. Even my daughter thought him so rude.
To Benjamin, Assistant Manager I would like to say a huge Thank You. And to all the staff including the concierge gentleman for making our stay so special Thank You.
The only slight blip in our stay was just before we left waiting in the foyer to take a photo of the concierge reception area a rather overzealous member of staff who jumped on me telling me I could not take photographs inside the Ritz. Please don't be so mean. Photographs are the most important part of any special holiday. My daughter has been back to college and has done a short thesis of her stay using the photographs. This was a birthday treat but also part of her education on travel. Many of her peers will probably never have the opportunity of visiting the Ritz and loved all the photographs taken. So please don't stop guest from taking them.
TO ALL AT THE RITZ A VERY BIG THANK YOU GIVING US VERY SPECIAL MEMORIES WHICH WILL STAY WITH US FOR EVER.
- 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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