Well I came to the Jefferson Hotel all the way from Great Falls, Virginia (120 miles) to have their popular English High Tea…. what a disappointment. Reservation were required and the next reservations being accepted were for November (2 months away). Wow! Two months advance reservations just for tea. This must be real good stuff then and I am sure it is judging by the number of people, dressed for this special day. Thoroughly disappointed I decided to take a tour of this wonderful historic hotel. I can say this that I am coming back to Richmond to spend a weekend at this hotel, have their high tea and check out on Richmond as well, which I found out is a place many Washingtonians and rest of the country maybe missing out. The hotel speaks and smells history. There is always a special aroma associated with old bricks and woodwork. Walking down the hotel restaurant and lobby where afternoon tea was about to start I jealously watched a large crowd taking their seats, on perfectly set well decorated tables to start the affair of what is called High Tea. I asked myself, "so much formality just for tea" (I am used to high tea from a former british colony some decade ago. So had all the experience with the setup and offerings. It was Nostalgia that brought me to the Jefferson in the first place. I intend to come back in November.
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- Since 1895, The Jefferson Hotel has been recognized for its genuinely friendly service, luxurious guestrooms, breathtaking architecture and elegant decor. Guests of The Jefferson enjoy newly renovated guest rooms, two award-winning restaurants, 24-hour room service, a complimentary on-site health facility,indoor swimming pool, and complimentary wireless internet access and local calls. Located in the heart of downtown, all of the city's most popular destinations can be reached using the hotel's complimentary transportation. ... more less
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