The cachet that comes with the name is probably lived up to more in this hotel than in the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, as it does not have the faded glory feel of its New York cousin.
I was upgraded to a junior suite, which was reasonable, but I have to say that I would not have been exactly blown away had I paid for a junior suite and got a reasonable, but not enormous, bedroom with a small sofa. Particularly poor, given that it was a junior suite, was the bath which was no bigger than some of Hilton's other properties in London that are a quarter of the price.
The location is not ideal for public transport, but it is very central. My biggest gripe was the lifts, that were sclerotic. For a top flight hotel to have lifts that would have been embarrasingly slow 100 years ago was a source of increasing frustration during my stay.
Overall, it's acceptable but there are much better central London hotels at the luxury end.More
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