1- Rosewood London Hotel
Rosewood is located in the deeply historic neighborhood of Holborn. It is a very short distance from prime historic attractions like the British Museum, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The architecture and structure of the hotel itself has Edwardian and Renaissance influences, having been built back in the 1910s. The entrance to the hotel is built in the style of a carriageway, and the entire hotel itself, along with its neighborhood, is simply brimming with Old World beauty and charm. If you’re someone prone to romanticizing the past, and if you appreciate ornate architecture as opposed to minimalism, this is definitely for you. In addition to the old-world charm and the connectedness of the hotel, it also features great customer service, and one of the best breakfasts in the city. As you stroll through the corridors of the hotel you can also feast your eyes upon their collection of artworks, each depicting a particular point in British history. For those who travel with their darling pets, fear not, the Rosewood hotel is also extremely pet-friendly and offers them welcome treats immediately upon entering the premises. The rooms are well equipped, with Nespresso machines, WiFi connection, and luxurious toiletries. However, if there’s one complaint against this hotel, it’s that they don’t offer a personal butler service to each guest.
2- Savoy Hotel London
This is one of London’s most critically acclaimed hotels, and the fact that it was built way back in 1889 almost renders it into a historical monument itself. It serves mostly business travelers, and as such it is positioned well within the very heart of London, so that the National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, and the London Eye, are all within walking distance from the hotel. However, you can also stay here if you’re looking to mingle with a more hip crowd at Soho. If you enjoy some theatrical entertainment, the hotel’s neighborhood is thriving with a bunch of theaters performing regularly. The river-facing side of the hotel is Edwardian in style, whereas the side of the hotel facing the Strand is replete with Art Deco motifs. This injects the hotel with some personality, whereas the modern refurbishments and touches keeps it firmly rooted in the present. The hotel also has a few endearing and charming touches that sets it apart from the rest. One of the rooms, which was often frequented by Shirley Bassey, features her portrait with a quote of her appreciating the hotel. Another room always has an arrangement of 12 pink roses, something their guest Marlene Dietrich often requested. As such, every rooms has a story to tell, if you choose to listen. Depending on the room or suite you choose, you can be lavished with either a countryside view, city view, or a wide view of the River Thames. Furthermore, you can also request a private butler for yourself if you so choose.
3- The Langham London Hotel
Managed and run by hoteliers from Hong Kong, this hotel is ideal for you if you prefer to be surrounded by an Asiatic and Oriental aesthetic. The hotel also has a lovely restaurant, and a romantic cocktail bar by the name of Artesian. The hotel is in one of the most desirable locations in all of London, positioned within close quarters of Oxford Street, the village-like aesthetic of Marylebone, and the heady nightlife of Soho. The Langham has been an exquisite well-oiled machine since its establishment back in 1865, and that isn’t likely to change any time soon.
4- Hotel Cafe Royal
Perhaps the biggest draw of this hotel is the fact that all guests have complementary around-the-clock access to personal butlers. That is perhaps one of the many reasons it can justify its incredibly high rates. The rooms feature a gentle pastel-shade aesthetic which immediately makes the hotel feel radiant and vibrant, whereas the bathrooms bear modern Thassos Marble tiling. The location of the hotel also works greatly in its favor as it’s located within London’s Mayfair neighborhood, close to Hyde Park, and as such it is quite accessible to all the different attractions of the city.
5- The Ritz hotel London
The Ritz is truly a luxury hotel that can appeal to one and all, without exception. One of their greatest assets is their lovely and charming afternoon tea, which harkens upon tradition but also fulfills our very modern need to network with people from all walks of life, and people from across the globe. The hotel seems like it’s constantly buzzing with excitement and activity, yet still manages to seem dignified. Located right behind The Ritz is the William Kent House. The general color palette of the rooms feature bright pinks, baby blues, and yellows.