This hotel was recommended by a friend who had stayed there. I was so impressed by the comfort of the hotel. It's got a very "homey" as we say in Texas, feel. Every member of the staff are very friendly and very customer service oriented. The restaurant for breakfast is very nice. They have a great buffet for the Continental breakfast...or for a little more, you can order the English Breakfast. Their coffee is excellent and served in your own personal French press pot. The pastries they serve at breakfast are excellent quality...croissants etc. Very flaky and good flavor. They also offer 24 hour room service. I used room service one night when I was too exhausted to go out. Everything I ordered was so good and hit the spot.
I never heard my neighbors next door. Rooms were small as one should expect in London but very comfortable. The mattress in my room as nice and firm and I slept like baby on it Really nice bathroom with really great water pressure and plenty of hot water. I got a Jr. Double so I had a bathtub. The tubs are narrow and elevated quite a bit so you have to be very careful when stepping in and out of it. They do have a grab handle on the tile to use when getting in and out. And they supply a rubber mat.
I really enjoyed the cozy lobby. The quintessential British feel in it. I always took time to sit in it after coming in from touring just to change gears before going to my room. Also I enjoyed sitting there after breakfast or before leaving to collect my thoughts. The concierge is always ready to give advice, print a train schedule off the computer etc. to help with any questions you may have. There is a nice variety of small restaurants around the hotel.
I arrived from Heathrow via the tube...and will never do that again....yes it's cheaper but hauling my suitcase up and down the steps in the tube was difficult. When I left, I took a taxi hailed by the concierge directly to Paddington (about 13 GBP) and took the Heathrow Express to LHR.
Next time I'm in London, that will be home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rathbone is a comfortable, intimate, boutique style hotel, located within the heart of London's West End, within easy walking distance of Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regent Street, Soho, the Theatre District, Museums, Art Galleries and a wide choice of some of the best and most vibrant restaurants London has to offer. With its 72 en-suite, air cooled bedrooms and suites, the Rathbone provides the perfect base for business and leisure visitors to London and provides a convenient, comfortable and tranquil haven amidst the pace of London's bustling environment. ... more less
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- Rathbone Hotel London