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“Very cozy and clubby - staff tried very hard"” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel 41
Ranked #1 of 1,086 Hotels in London
New York City
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117 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very cozy and clubby - staff tried very hard"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2009

This is really more of a "clubby" hotel than the traditional hotel. Without sounding "over the top" this is the first time in 40 years of traveling to London that I did not stay at one particular 5 star, world renowned hotel - my only past London hotel to compare to. I was impressed once I got used to the size. The rooms are great and the staff gives it their all to please - and most of the time they are spot on. If you're a NYer in a rush - bring a patience pill. The "front desk staff" (which is just someone at a table) treats everyone with great detail so if there is someone ahead of you, bring a magazine or your blackberry to kill time and they don't have the same level of expertise as a 5 star luxury hotel would have for recommending and getting reservations at the top / hot restaurants. But that's it for the downside... the staff was absolutely willing to do anything to accomodate. We were there for tea which was lovely and there were many personal touches throughout our stay that quite frankly, for the cost of the room, was as good as any 5 star luxury hotel. It was a happy, charming place.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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44 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

Wow - this hotel was just perfection from the second we stepped in. The service was impeccable. Everyone was SO NICE! The room was beautiful - the shower was AWESOME. I think I could have stayed in the shower and the bed the entire time we were there, only there's too much to see in London!!
The location is also really great, as it is less than a two block walk to the Victoria Underground station - the underground (subway) is really easy to maneuver, so the fact that the station is so close to the hotel is very convenient. It is also walking distance to some more simple eateries like EAT and Garfunkles for a quick meal. The hotel even has cozy bathrobes and slippers. There is also complimentary snacks every night. I liked this place so much I didn't want to leave!!! I can honestly say this gets a 100% positive rating. I can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

My brother and I spent 2 nights at 41. The service was unbelievable. They seemed to anticipate our every need. The location was perfect and we took several walks to nearby spots of interest. Always had a little snack for us and even an early breakfast ready for us on the morning of our early departure. The bellman was waiting for our 6:30 call for our luggage and was at the door in less than 30 seconds. I would love to go back and let them take care of me for a month.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Avon, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2009

This was our "Splurge" hotel of our anniversary trip and it was well worth it. The staff was polite and attentive from check-in to check-out. We stayed 2 nights and had high tea and breakfast in their Library, which was very nice. They even held a bag and sent it on to our next hotel, for a small fee.
This was not a cheap hotel or a budget stay but that's not why we chose this hotel. We wanted a luxury hotel in a convenient location with excellent service. We were not disappointed.

Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

This was our second time at Hotel 41 and it was everybit as good as our first experience. It is hugely expensive but worth every penny to stay somewhere so gorgeous and be made to feel so special by the excellent staff and surroundings. All the extras (plunder the pantry, welcome drink etc) help to set it apart from other 5 star hotels but what really makes it is the excellent customer service that the staff give - they make you seem as though nothing is too much trouble and the level of attention that you recieve is just right. We will hopefully be back for more once we have saved enough!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jenkaufman
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Vermont
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105 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2009

We stayed 5 nights this September, and found that any of the "con's" were surpassed by the large number of "pro's".

Pro's: 1) EXECELLENT service- the hotel has a "whatever, whenever" policy- staff was always asking if they could get us something. Staff was very helpful with recommending places to go and see, and staff was always friendly.
2) room and hotel was very clean
3) beds were comfortable & linens very soft yet crisp
4) breakfast, snacks and drinks were always available & plentiful

Con's: 1) hotel desperately needs wireless internet throughout (in the rooms)
2) our room was extremely small, and had bulky unneccessary furniture which if removed could have made room seem larger
3) the tub/shower needed a shower curtain- while the set up looked sleek, it allowed water to get everywhere in the bathroom-making things very slippery

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Durban
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2009

It was a wonderful experience!! We arrived really early in the morning (remember to tell the taxi driver that Hotel 41 is next to The Rubens Hotel as ours did not know where it was). We were allowed to freshen up in another room as ours was still occupied. Our room was small but gloriously luxurious: gorgeous range of toiletries; olives and ice in buckets; candles illuminating the bathroom in the evenings; heated towel rails; fluffy towels; wide choice of pillows; billowy mattresses; large mini-fridge selection; excellent room service and food; and, best of all, there are "midnight" snacks available in the dining area/library from 20h30. The hotel is really central : we were able to walk everywhere as I did not want to catch the underground and miss out experiencing London (although there is an underground nearby). Hotel arranged chaffeur for airport (and will arrange anything else you require during your stay). Our time at Hotel 41 was absolutely fantastic!!! A big thank you to all the staff who spoilt us so much!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel 41
Address: 41 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in London
#1 Romantic Hotel in London
#1 Luxury Hotel in London
#6 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel 41 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury hotel with club like atmosphere & 21st century business technology; near Buckingham Palace & Westend theatre. ... more   less 
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