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
We took our parents away to celebrate an 81st birthday. What a fantastic present. Hotel 41 was incredible from the moment we arrived. They gave us all champagne on arrival and all the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Our rooms were beautiful and it was lovely to receive a birthday cake and bottle of champagne which we enjoyed later in the day. The hotel arranged tickets to the Churchill war rooms so that we did not have to queue. When we returned in the evening we plundered the pantry! Fantastic food, snacks, ice creams and drinks.
The staff arranged taxis for us the following day to visit various sights in London. Nothing was ever too much trouble for them. This is our absolute favourite hotel and the third time we have stayed there. We will definitely be returning. Thanks so much to all the staff for making sure it was a truly memorable birthday occasion for my mother in law. It’s something they will never forget.
I decided to try a new Hotel in London on this trip, and was richly rewarded. 41 is a small, boutique hotel with an amazing staff. It’s just one floor with a small exclusive entrance in the heart of London. On the 5th floor near our room is the Executive Club. There the staff takes care of your every need from great food to packing your luggage if you like. I truly felt like I was at a beautiful home with the finest furnishings and an old world London feel. The staff make it a truly special place. If you want and authentic, throwback place in London that feels like home, 41 can not be beat!
We had high expectations given all the great reviews we had read before we booked, but Hotel 41 more than lived up to them. We were given a really warm welcome when we arrived and everything was done in a very personalised way. The rooms were lovely and well equipped with everything you might need, not huge but really cosy and beautifully decorated. The sitting room/bar area was very comfortable and had a lovely relaxed ambience and all the staff we interacted with were both professional and warm. We've stayed in many hotels but Hotel 41 has created something very special indeed.
We were fortunate to stay here for a second time and it did not disappoint, in fact was better than he first time, with our room being 'in the sky' with its glass dome roof. From the moment you arrive, until your final departure, every detail is catered for and nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast was as you would expect, with the choice and food quality. We plundered the pantry one night after a theatre visit and as they knew we were celebrating a birthday and a wedding anniversary, we were provided with a cake in our room. We will be back!
Invited to stay by a friend, I could not even get entry to my room with out reassurance from them with my credit card, it didn't even have enough credit to insure me going in! Was it worth it? I have no idea what it cost, but the centrality of the location was fabulous, the afternoon tea was just darling, and the staff attention unparalleled, plus my room, oh my.