Just came back from London, we can't say enough of Cafe Royal Hotel, superb 5 star Hotel.Justst opened in December 2012, used to be an events place, famous to host events celebrities, (like David Bowie) the hotel has a completely new/antique fusion, while they have a completely new wing where you find reception, restaurant and Bar, they have kept Luis XVI decor and detailing.
The rooms are spacious,(40sqm) (we were at the Portland room, the most basic option) we find it very comfortable, flat screen TV, 2 arm chairs,
Bathroom is spacious too, great shower, (rain featured) Small tv incorporated in the mirror, so you can still watch the news while doing your make up, and strong blow dryer.
There is a coffee machine to make yourself a latte or an espresso, along with a variety of tea.
Complimentary water when the room is turn down.
The service was great, the door guys are smartly dressed, very helpful with directions and running up and down to get us taxis, specially one of them "Grant" was very good.
Go to the 'Grillroom' you are transported to the past, beautifully restored to its old splendor, you feel like Oscar Wilde is going to show up at any time. We had martinis, (we are fussy) they were perfectly done, we were there twice, both times the chef sent complimentary canapes.
You are steps away from Picadilly's square on Regent street, which is great for shopping, and you have the subway at Picadillys, right behind the Hotel you have an awesome supermarket "whole foods", where you can buy almost anything freshly made.
Will come back for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Combining architectural heritage with contemporary design, Cafe Royal has been reincarnated as a luxury hotel in the heart of London's West End with the elegance of Mayfair to the west and the creativity of Soho to the east. Grand historic areas have been sensitively restored while 160 guestrooms, including 49 suites and six signature suites have been created in a contemporary yet refined style. Our guestrooms start from approximately 35 sq m / 377 sq ft to 212 sq m / 2,281sq ft with every room presenting itself as a suite. Continuing its celebrated legacy, Hotel Cafe Royal offers a selection of restaurants and bars for guests to enjoy. At the heart of the hotel, the Ten Room offers British informal dining all-day, while the Green Bar is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a cocktail. Restored to revive the ornate Louis XVI decor and detailing, the iconic Oscar Wilde Bar (formerly the legendary Grill Room, originally established in 1865), is now the place to enjoy Champagne, cocktails and a light menu of British dishes and live entertainment on select evenings. The Cafe, on Regent Street, revives the European tradition of cafe culture. To complete the experience, the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre is an urban retreat in the centre of the capital spanning over 1,200 sq m / 13,000 sq ft featuring a large lap pool, sauna and Hammam/steam room and offering a range of signature treatments. Reflecting a core vision to harmoniously unite the four natural elements of nature, Akasha features four corresponding spaces; lounge/earth, spa/water, gym/fire, yoga/air. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cafe Royal Hotel London