In a word - special, its a Grand Hotel with all the flourishes and service of the grand hotels, and yet its kept pace with the world as well. Its breathtaking, a spectacle and a place you are made to feel welcome and special.
Gren from Wellington, New Zealand
This seven-story London hotel is centrally located in the West End near Hyde Park, 500 yards from Buckingham Palace, 3 blocks …More
If you stay at a hotel like the Cafe Royal, you expect something special and, celebrating our anniversary, we were not disappointed. The first thing to say is that service is exemplary. From the genuinely friendly welcome of the doorman, who took charge of our bags and escorted us to reception, to reception staff escorting us to our room and explaining facilities, and prompt and attentive staff in bars and dining area, we honestly could not have been better looked after.
The room was very comfortable and the bathroom exceptional - lovely marble walls, and TV set into the mirror
We found one of the bars a bit busy and noisy, so opted for the 'champagne' bar where we sampled an Oscar (after Oscar Wilde) champagne cocktail and glass of wine. The drinks are priced a bit on the high side, and the music choice did not quite fit the surroundings - fantastic mirrored walls with ornate gold frames and paintings on the ceilings looked fantastic (see photo) but maybe better with something more relaxed and laid back rather than the edgy and funky music that had been chosen.
The food was excellent as you would expect - quality ingredients and cooked and presented with great care.
We would definitely consider a return, and think value overall is good, considering the qualty and its prime locaton
Bob from Sheffield
Heritage and DesignCafe Royal hotel achieves the perfect balance between restoring the splendour of grand historic public …More
When we stay in London we love to stay and eat in Mayfair but need to watch the budget. We love the Washington as it is a couple of hundred yards from Green Park tube, dead easy to get to, and is round the corner from our favourite and not expensive French restaurant. We just use the room as there are lots of nearby places for breakfast, drinks, coffees etc that are frankly a better option than the hotel (or indeed any hotel really). We got the room for £168 which is about our limit and well worth it for the experience of just being in the heart of Mayfair and such a good base for doing anything in London, and so easy to connect to the main stations we use.
Keith from Edinburgh
In the very heart of Mayfair, this privately owned, purpose-built luxury hotel suits business and leisure travelers equally …More