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
The service was simply exceptional.
Friendly, attentive, proactive, generous, warm, welcoming and with great attention to details. The executive lounge has an amazing vibe, warm yet luxurious, rich but not overwhelming, intimate though you still feel part of the scene. And the treats... they just keep flowing in. In 3 words - above and beyond!
The room is great. Filled with all the amenities one might want. Super comfortable bed and pillows, slippers, good A/C, sound proof, separate bath and shower, big and soft towels, robes, very dark when your turn off the lights, choice of morning papers, sweet treats, espresso machine and water (still and sparkling). Seriously, not much can be improved.
We stayed here for two nights on this occasion because one didn’t feel enough last time, on our next visit we hope to stay for three!
We can not recommend this hotel enough from the glorious decor to the wonderfully friendly, helpful and attentive team of professionals who work here to make your every moment as relaxing and enjoyable as humanly possible.
From the welcome glass of champagne at check in to the delicious complimentary range of food offered at various times of the day, Hotel 41 try to make you feel at home (if you lived in such a beautiful place!) and with all the effort put in by the fabulous team they certainly succeed! We couldn’t dream of living a real everyday life like this although I’m sure some of their guests are this lucky but the main reason it works so well is how unpretentious it is - everyone is treated with equal importance and in such a friendly way that it really makes your visit an absolute joy!
We love it! Enough said!!
Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic - says it all. This hotel goes above and beyond. Cannot recommend this hotel enough for service, attention to detail, comfort and style. The hotel went out of its way to make our stay for birthday celebrations so special. A particular mention to Andrew & Steven for their attentiveness and enjoyable company. I particularly liked my hot water bottle in my bed when we arrived back from the theatre -little touches like these make this such a stand out hotel. Thank you again everyone at hotel 41.