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The Ritz London
Ranked #32 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 March 2010

we stayed at the ritz last nite and well it was outstanding i couldnt fault it in any way the service the room the food even the toiliet paper is the best.if you can stay for 1 night do it you will have a night to remember i would highly reccommend this hotel its a lot of money but worth every single penny.i even treated myself to a dressing gown for 65 pound and a teddy bear for 25 pound dont think about it book it our room was a superior king and was so lovley i didnt want to leave it.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2010

We had the Ritz afternoon tea. I suggest you NEVER go there because you will never enjoy afternoon tea anywhere else ever again. I have just been to the Selsdaon Park hotel and OK it was a third of the price but what a disappointment. The Ritz is just what you hope for- every superlative applies; the food fabulous, the service attentive without being overbearing the setting glorious- I could go on. But I warn you- if you go you will be spoiled rotten!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 February 2010

Myself and my partner recently stayed at the Ritz for the first time. Like stepping back onto a luxury line in the '30's, the hotel is as opulent as we imagined. The staff were friendly and sometimes a little too helpful. One slight problem - we ordered cocktails in the Rivoli Bar which were duly served with table snacks (nuts etc). Whilst eating some I felt something odd in my mouth which appeared to be a large-ish ball of black cotton. We complained to the waiter who subsequently gave us a complimentary cocktail - but this wasn't really what we expected of the place. Breakfast was very good, although you still cannot wear jeans to breakfast which seems odd as many people may be travelling home and would prefer to dress that way.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2010

Having travelled to London many times as a couple and having stayed at the Ritz before we were a bit nervous about going with out two young children (4 and 5). We did not need to worry, from start to finish the Ritz staff welcomed us and were wonderful with our children. As any parent knows if the children are happy then you are happy! The children had teddy bears waiting on their bed on arrival and they also had slippers and bathrobes for their age. They were left some really lovely children's toiletries and they loved having a bath with them. Each evening room service brought them milk and brownies or muffins. The children's room service menu is well thought out and the food very good. We had breakfast in our room which was wonderful, the children loved the French toast. We loved the poached eggs and the croissants.

We stayed in the Berkeley suite so the children had their own bedroom and we had plenty of space. There was champagne on ice when we arrived along with fresh fruit and nibbles. The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable.

Doormen and porters always helped us with bags and pushchairs and were also good with the children.

We are used to staying in nice places and travel a lot as a family but the Ritz really was wonderful. We shall certainly be back this year.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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Thank JonathanTravel
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Reviewed 21 February 2010

We dined at the Ritz in January, and we absolutely charmed with the place. It was then that we decided to come over again and stay at the hotel for the 14th of February.
Actually, we arrived on the 13th, and stayed for a night at the Ritz. It was a magical experience one absolutely ought to have at least once in a lifetime! From the very entrance to the hotel to the check-out the following morning, everything was impeccable. Our expectations were high - what else can one wish to get in a hotel of such class? - and they were all duly met.
It was very pleasant to feel a welcome guest there, as they actually make you feel at home in this palace of elegance and style.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank mrqs_Pauline_
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Reviewed 14 February 2010

We had the most amazing romantic weekend here.

Nothing was too much from the amazing staff.

Thinking of booking again for my birthday

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2010

A truly impressive hotel in terms of spendour and grandeur. I would say that it is a "must" to stay in the Ritz at least once in your lifetime.

We were visiting London to go to a friend's 50th birthday party, which was a black tie event. It thus made sense to us to stay at the Ritz since we would have the suitable attire with us .

Our room was a "deluxe king size" on the first floor overlooking the main road. The room was very large, well appointed and spotless. The bathroom was nice enough, but had a shower above the bath rather than a shower cubicle. The room cost GBP 390 + VAT and was booked directly over the hotel's web site. Along with an excellent breakfast for two in the large restaurant and a couple of drinks in the magnificent bar, the final bill came to just over GBP 500.

There is always a lot of talk on the forums about the dress code here. My advice is to avoid wearing jeans in all areas of the hotel and make sure you take a jacket and tie with you. At breakfast I did see one person wearing jeans, but that was one person out of about 50.

The Ritz says it prides itself on guest security - there's a video all about it on one of the room TV channels. This means you *will* get stopped and questioned by hotel staff upon entering the hotel, no matter how you look. They ask your name and room number and check it from a list. I found it useful to keep the hotel key with me as added proof of being a guest. If you stay for more than one day, the staff would get to recognize you and (presumably) no longer ask. This level of security can be a bit offputting, hence I thought it was important to warn potential visitors.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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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
#16 Family Hotel in London
#26 Business Hotel in London
#32 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £368 - £1,086 (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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