The Sofitel St James is a beautiful escape from the bustle of London. Gloriously decorated, friendly and welcoming staff and opulently understated surrounds make this a delightful hotel. Our room was next to the gym and we never heard a thing the building is so well designed to control noise. The breakfast was delicious each morning and the bar staff produced perfect drinks each evening. Our only grizzle was the bathroom door which was dreadful - French doors that did not allow for noise separation between it and our bedroom. Other than that, it was a perfect stay.
Henry from Melbourne, Australia
Set in the heart of London, this heritage hotel is surrounded by famous attractions such as Her Majesty's Theatre, Admiralty …More
I was in London last week for business and randomly chose the ME on Expedia. I didn't really know what to expect. Immediately upon arrival I began to realize what an stellar lodging I had stumbled upon. Modern, clean, chic, sexy -- those are just a few words I would use to describe the place.
The reception desk is located within a massive pyramid of stone extending up 9 stories to a skylight. In the evenings, they have a reception there and project an amazing lightshow up onto the walls. It is really cool!!
There is a FANTASTIC rooftop restaurant featuring a terrace offering amazing views of London. It was a great spot for entertaining my clients.
A note on the staff -- they were all so nice and accommodating. At first one might think that because they are all young and beautiful and wearing mostly black that they might be snobby, but that was not at all the case. They all seemed to have a relaxed ease and were perfectly in-tune with making everything just right for their guests.
If you are looking for something traditional or a place to stay with young children this may not be a good fit -- as I said before, it is modern, chic and sexy. Not that children wouldn't enjoy themselves - it just seemed to be a very adult-oriented kind of place.
AJT from New York
Cutting edge contemporary luxury hotel designed by Foster and Partners founded by Sir Norman Foster. The hotel is steeped in …More