What We Love
- The complimentary “treats table” at the entrance, stocked with brandy, chocolate truffles, candy canes, and more
- Turndown service that includes a selection of eye masks and pillow calming sprays
- “Whatever, whenever” buttons on guestroom telephones
- The gratis evening canapés are recipes from the hotel’s 80-year-old owner, Bea Tollman
What To Know
- The Master Suite has unbeatable sky views, thanks to a glass ceiling
- The hotel’s mezzanine area houses a carved chess set and other board games
- Pets are treated to their own concierge
- Most of the rooms here contain open fireplaces
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
At this swish, 30-room hotel, steps from Buckingham Palace, even the check-in process—a personalized affair that unfolds from the comfort of a leather couch and crackling fireplace, with complimentary flutes of champagne—is unexpectedly luxurious. It’s just a sampler for what’s to come, thanks to a 2:1 staffer-to-guest ratio. From the comprehensive form patrons fill out prior to arriving, which touches on pillow preferences and preferred spa treatments, to a unique buddy program that pairs staff with guests to partake in a range of outdoor activities (golf; trampolining), there’s little the attentive managerial team isn’t ready to tackle. Rooms are chic black-and-white chambers, furnished with brass lighting and sleek writing desks—but you’ll likely spend most of your time at the Executive Lounge, a mahogany den decked with chandeliers that stands in for a traditional restaurant. Here, a steady succession of on-the-house snacks, part of the hotel’s generous “graze all day” policy, includes mini tubs of ice cream, afternoon scones and jams, and a midnight meat-and-cheese platter that elevates an already sumptuous stay.
In the Area
Situated across the Royal Mews and behind Buckingham Palace, you’re sandwiched between London’s cultural nucleus, Westminster—beware of selfie sticks—and its refined aristocratic heart, Belgravia. With its stone churches, white stucco homes, and secluded gardens, its no wonder the latter, an especially regal neighborhood, is one of the wealthiest districts in the world. You’re also just five minutes from the British capital’s oldest royal park (one of eight scattered across the city), St. James, a pristinely manicured playground with unmatched London Eye and Westminster views.
How to Get There
Hotel 41 is a hidden gem with only 30 rooms, it' s as if you have your own private home with an attentive staff. The location is directly across from the Buckingham Palace's Royal Mews where the Queen keeps her horses. An easy walk to see the changing of the Palace Guard and stroll through St James Park. Victoria Station tube is close by and it's also easy walking to many of London's best sites. It's intimate, personal, sophisticated yet cozy and comfortable.
Lovely boutique hotel and a great location for visiting Buckingham Palace. The service was perfect. Everyone knew our name and bent over backward for any request. It is a very small hotel and though beautifully appointed our room was small too. I would say the hotel was a little too sedate for my thirty something daughter. I thoroughly enjoyed it however.
This hotel is a different gravy ! I can see why it is rated number 1 hotel on trip advisor.
Staff are exceptional and customer service is flawless.
Free upgrade on arrival to a suite and the pantry in the lounge is a very unique idea.
We will be back
What an incredible hotel. The level of service is the best I have ever encountered. And the concept of the all-day pantry is a wonderful touch. Beautifully decorated rooms. The “whatever whenever” button on the phone is a piece of brilliance.
Bravo to all the staff for making this hotel stand head and shoulders above the rest.
I'll just keep to bullet points to avoid rambling about this terrific hotel.
- We booked the Junior suite and it looked even nicer in person and had so much more amenities in the room than a person would ever expect. My husband thought it was funny that I got excited over all the small things they thought of to provide for people. For example; They have a "pillow" menu with 10 options for pillows if you prefer something different than than the standard pillows on the bed (see my photos)
- You are greeted in their main reception room upon arrival with a champagne cart to greet you with a glass of champagne while they check you into the hotel
- Customer service is phenomenal, and everyone was genuinely nice and eager to help with anything you could want or need
- Every evening they offer turndown. It's not like at other hotels we have visited. They give you a sheet with the next day's weather and a little something extra that changes every night. A couple nights it was a few luxury chocolates and wafers, another night it was a delightful calming pillow spray. Even if you don't want turndown they still leave the treats and weather forecast for you.
- For being in the middle of a bustling city, it was such a quiet room and we couldn't hear other guests or any noise from the city.
-The airconditioner in the room worked great! We like it very cold and it stayed cold the whole time. This may seem trivial , but we found many hotels in the UK don't have AC
- Try the Curry Room! The best curry I have ever tasted! They even have one of the curry dishes available (Butter Chicken) for room service to try and see if you like it. It's a very intimate setting with excellent service and the manager (Mohan Senchuri) came to visit and check in with us at the table and offered his card if we had any questions or needed anything from him.
- The water pressure is pretty intense.If you like strong pressure then it'll be great for you, but we had to turn the faucet down just a wee bit.
- Finally, the location is perfect. We walked every where we wanted to see and it is very close to most attractions and some gorgeous parks.