The Sofitel St. James is fantastic.
My arrival was excellent - the staff was attentive, friendly, and professional - even though it was shortly after midnight when I arrived. My room was ready and waiting and included a nice arrival gift of chocolates and a bottle of still water.
My room was nicely sized by London standards. The bathroom had a very large tub and a great shower - a low volume nozzle with adjustable height and direction, and an overhead deluge that was great to just stand under and relax. The towels are hung on a heated bar.
Strangely, the room is dark despite numerous light fixtures. The desk area is comfortable and has a (free) wired internet connection. Small bottles of water were replaced daily.
As others have mentioned, the location is convenient to the National Gallery and other central London locations. The Piccadilly Circus Underground station is a quick two block walk away. Numerous restaurants are available. The breakfast in the hotel is quite good.
My rate included a picnic lunch which was delicious.
A touch of class was provided in the evening via a Pianist playing quietly on the balcony above the lobby.
My departure was just like my arrival.
- 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:
- Sofitel St James London Hotel London
- Accor St James London
- Sofitel London
- London Sofitel St James