Firstly as anyone will know London is an extremely expensive city to stay in, especially in the central locations. The St James is a magnificant building and the location couldnt be better. The lobby area and front desk is quite small, maybe not quite what you would expect for such a pricey and respected hotel.
We stayed in a classic room for one night which was fine. The room was a lot smaller than expected but then again rooms in central london generally are. If you are staying more than a couple of days you might feel uncomfortable. You also cannot see out of the windows unless standing on a chair as they are so high up so not a huge amount of natural light gets in to the room particulary well. But this is obviously not the fault of the hotel as it is a dated building.
Personally for what Sofitel charge for a nights stay you will probably expect more of a room than what you will actually get, but hey ho, thats London!
If money is no option, sure go ahead and stay here. If the cost does need to be somewhat controlled you WILL find just as good for cheaper at some other hotels in the area. Remember just because its expensive doesnt mean its great!!
In conclusion, a great hotel. But just remember you probably wont see £250-300 pounds worth of a hotel room for the night!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel London St James lies discreetly at the very heart of London. Created in a magnificent grade II listed building, the 183-room hotel boasts accommodation to suit every taste. The hotel features a restaurant, "The Balcon," an elegant cocktail bar, the St James Bar and a chic yet cosy Rose Lounge, ideal for afternoon tea. The hotel is the perfect place to unwind with So FIT, a gym and relaxation space, and a luxurious spa, So SPA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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