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“Afternoon Tea - wonderful!”
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The Ritz London
Ranked #29 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We booked for afternoon tea about 4 months ago, for my 40th Birthday and my Husbands 50th Birthday. It was everything we thought it would be. Staff were attentive and pleasant. The sandwiches were delicious and the clotted cream scones freshly baked and still warm. We had ordered in advance the Traditional Fruit Cake as a Birthday cake, which we were able to bring home and is delicious.

The Dress Code is formal, no jeans, no trainers and jackets with ties for men, most of the ladies were in summer dresses. 99% of the Afternoon tea guests were wearing the appropriate attire, it would seem a shame to make all that effort and not come properly dressed.

There were a couple of children there for our sitting, but I don't think we would have wanted to bring our 3 boys as I just don't think they would have appreciated it and to have spent all that money only to be distracted by children would have been a shame, in my opinion - but it depends on the occasion. For us, it was a chance for couple time, being waited on hand on foot, being made to feel special.

If you want to continue to soak up the atmosphere and make such a wonderful experience last a little bit longer you can sit outside the Palm Court and listen to the pianist, or purchase the teas and similar gifts at the Hotel Reception.

If you have luggage from an overnight stop or lots of shopping etc they have a cloakroom for storage and a visit to the toilets is a must!

Overall it was an amazing experience, living up to and exceeding expectations!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We booked an overnight stay that included afternoon tea and breakfast and had the most amazing time. It was a treat for my husband's birthday and we had champagne and a birthday cake waiting in our room on arrival - such a wonderful way to start our stay. The room was beautifully appointed and the service was perfect without being intrusive; nothing was too much trouble, especially the concierge team - service with a smile. A truly memorable stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stephen_Boxall, Managing Director at The Ritz London, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

It is always a joy to learn that we have made some special memories for guests to take away with them and cherish forever. Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay at The Ritz. SB

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We had afternoon tea for my birthday and was excellent. Service, Hotel and all staff were welcoming and professional. Great day out if your in London. Even had a birthday cake made for me. Champagne. Lots of sandwiches and a large selection of cakes.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

My husband booked an overnight stay and afternoon tea at The Ritz for our first wedding anniversary. Apart from our wedding day, this was one of the most wonderful weekends of my life. Everything met our expectations (which were very high) but the staff exceeded them. What an incredibly lovely, humorous, dedicated team of professionals - surely the best in the world? We were swept into a world of opulence and elegance from the moment we arrived. We felt so very welcomed, pampered and indulged for every minute we were there. Afternoon tea was divine. Drinks in the Rivoli Bar's intimate atmosphere were wonderful. Breakfast was delicious. Our room was as beautiful as you would expect and I have never slept so well. If you are going to stay then please do this wonderful hotel justice and dress up!

Stayed: July 2014
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Stephen_Boxall, Managing Director at The Ritz London, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Perfect! I hope that you and your husband will enjoy many more happy years visiting The Ritz to celebrate your anniversary. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you appreciated our efforts. SB

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Stayed 3 nights as part of a week of celebration for Mum and Dad's Birthday. Beautiful Hotel, great location and the weather was on our side. But what makes it that extra special are the staff - from the doorman to the guys and girls on the front desk, the concierge team, restaurant staff, room service and the room maids. Nice bunch of people who couldn't do more to help or assist.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Stephen_Boxall, Managing Director at The Ritz London, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Wonderful! I could not agree more with your sentiments about the staff.. I believe them to be truly dedicated to the guests' enjoyment of their stay at The Ritz, and in turn they take great pleasure in reading feedback such as yours. Thank you so much for your kind words. SB

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

myself and my daughter had afternoon tea last week. having had afternoon tea earlier in the year at the dorchester hotel we compared the two. while the sandwiches and cake were better at the ritz the decor in the powder room was very dowdy and needs a serious makeover. it is very small compared to the dorchester and considering it is the ritz they need to buy new carpet as it is quite threadbare in places. the dorchester has a cosy feel and there is an intimacy about it but the ritz didn't give off that vibe.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

I have visited The Ritz twice for afternoon tea and have throughly enjoyed both visits. The decor is grand and exactly what you would expect inside and the staff are all very friendly and attentive. Afternoon tea consists of sandwiches, cakes, scones and more cakes! My family really enjoyed it, we all had a lovely experience and were extremely satisfied when we left.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Ritz London

Address: 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > St. James's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in London
#16 Romantic Hotel in London
#20 Family Hotel in London
#26 Business Hotel in London
#29 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £374 - £889 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz London 5*
Number of rooms: 136
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
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Ritz London
London Ritz-Carlton

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