My wife and I recently stayed at the Dorchester for a weekend as a birthday treat. It's somewhere that we've always wanted to stay and I have to say that I was apprehensive about whether or not it would live up to expectations.
Suffice to say that it managed to exceed our expectations in almost every way and then some more!
It really is the little things that make the difference between somewhere being good or great and the Dorchester staff go out of their way to make you feel special. They genuinely appear to be proud of their hotel and they really want their guests to enjoy the experience of staying with them.
Everything from the cutlery, to the crockery to the beds to the tolietries to the food to the ambience is special. Yes it's expensive. Yes it's probably (for most people) only for special occasions but you really do get value for your money.
We've stayed at a lot of truly great hotels around the world but this is almost certainly the best. It's got tradition and style in spades but it's also got character and you really do feel like a welcome guest - it isn't snooty in the way that some grand hotels can be.
I'd definitely recommend a stay if you can afford it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dorchester occupies the most prestigious acre and a half of real estate in the world, in the heart of Mayfair overlooking the glorious green expanse of Hyde Park. The preferred hotel of British society, The Dorchester embodies the highest service values whilst its design and character exude 1930s glamour with a contemporary edge. Prized for its spacious and beautifully designed rooms and suites, The Dorchester’s restaurants and bars - Alain Ducasse, China Tang, The Grill and The Promenade – also attract Londoners and the glitterati alike. The Dorchester Spa was recently transformed to create the most desirable and indulgent pampering destination in London with a uniquely named Spatisserie for tea and cake. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Dorchester Hotel London
- Dorchester Hotel London
- Dorchester London