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Often dubbed as the most famous hotel in London, the Savoy has always been a playground of the rich and famous. With such names as Winston Churchill on their list of guests over the years, no expense is spared in terms of luxury, style and décor. It can be argued that such fame originally arose due to its convenient location near the Strand. So, all of the most well-known theatres and restaurants are literally only minutes away.
As a testament to the owners, the Art Deco style of the Savoy has changed little over the years. This character is indeed impressive, for you will feel as if you have been transported back to the excess and opulence of the Roaring 20s. However, there is little here which could be considered outdated. A refurbishment costing no less than £ 220 million pounds has made sure of that.
The services here are understandably superior here. Everything from chambermaids to valets and barmen are at your disposal upon request. When we then combine this attention to detail with features such as free wireless Internet, laundry services, an indoor pool, a sauna, an amazing restaurant and a fitness centre, it is clear to see why the Savoy has been turning heads for decades.
Located in Hyde Park, The Dorcester is another hotel that should not be missed by anyone who has a bit to splurge. This five-star hotel first opened its doors in 1931 and has been catering to the needs of discerning guests ever since. While it can be argueed that its location is not the best in terms of convenience, the amenities offered more than make up for this quirk.
The Dorcester is known as a hotel which is defined be the seasons. Such events as the Chelsea Flower Show and (of course) Christmas are celebrated in unsurpassed splendour. Another benefit in regards to this property is that there are no less than 250 rooms to choose from. This makes The Dorcester one of the largest luxury properties within London.
This location offers all of the services that you would expect to enjoy during a stay at a five-star hotel. Some examples include a spa, four different restaurants, rooms equipped with chrome and white marble accents and of course, a staff that is highly attentive to your needs.
Brown's is another property which consistently makes the top of many lists. One benefit of this hotel is that it is located immediately off of Piccadilly, you will literally be within a stone's throw of all of the major attractions that London has to offer. Boasting an impressive 11 town houses, you can likewise enjoy a superior sense of privacy during your stay.
To give you an idea of the history here, the hotel was originally opened 175 years ago. It was frequented by such personalities as Rudyard Kipling, Agatha Christie and even Alexander Graham Bell. Although remodelled in 2015, Brown's Hotel has not lost any of its character over the years and thanks to art works which are rotated on a regular basis, there is always something interesting to be seen.
The Ritz was first opened in 1909 and since then, it has been considered the most opulent hotel in London (staying true to the name). Upon entering, you may be slightly reminded of the Palace of Versailles due to the ornate walls and ceilings. You will also be pleased to learn that this very same character extends to the staff as a while. From valets with white gloves to barmen that are able to cater to even the most discrete of needs, you are without a doubt getting what you pay for.
The bedrooms and facilities are likewise designed in accordance with the “XVI” décor style; an excellent ambiance and a welcome departure from other hotels which may have leaned a bit too much towards the modern era. Modern conveniences such as Internet, laundry, a spa and a fitness centre are nonetheless all offered as standard options. Dinner and dancing are offered on Friday and Saturday nights; a Ritz tradition for over 100 years.
While the Langham has recently changed hands to Hong Kong owners, this by no means takes away from its splendour. It is currently one of the oldest hotels within London and since the 19th century, its location on Oxford Street guarantees that convenience is always on your side.
Having been constructed in 1865, there is certainly a good amount of character within its walls. Little has changed over the years; particularly in relation to the services that you can expect to enjoy. Highly trained staff members, a fully equipped Chinese spa, a rock salt sauna and rooms defined by purple velvet are some of the benefits that you can expect during your stay. In terms of food, you will not be let down. Although the room prices here are understandably high, dinners from only £65 pounds are relatively cheap for a Michelin-rated venue.
These are five of the most impressive, historic and unbelievable hotels that London has to offer. Keep in mind that occupancy rates can be high and prices are likely to change from time to time. Still, such locations will certainly provide you with memories to last a lifetime and of course, their levels of luxury simply cannot be matched.