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
When you walk into a place and the first thing somebody says is, ‘Welcome back Mr and Mrs Gaygan, it’s lovely to see you again’, you know you are somewhere truly special.
I spoken before about how wonderful this place is but I never get bored of writing about it. It wasn’t apprehension about visiting again but I admit to thinking about whether or not it would live up to the previous three visits. Because after all, all good things must come to an end at some point, surely?
As with so many other things, Hotel41 bucks the trend and we felt totally at home even before the lift had taken us to the executive lounge.
The welcome, the room, the food (particularly the croque monsieur), the attention to detail and the care and concern from ALL staff. It was all simply wonderful.
This visit was only a one night visit as a thank you to Mrs Gaygan for taking the strain over the last 6 weeks at home because my work has been bonkers. One night is never enough and that’s why we have already enquired about a longer visit pre Christmas.
The final part of review just about sums up everything about Hotel41. I got an email from Marlon Wunschel (Assistant Manager at Hotel41) asking if we enjoyed our stay and looking forward to welcoming us back in December. To top it off, he even enquired to make sure we got home safely.
Hotel41 care, even when you are not there. Now that’s class.
I booked this hotel as surprise to celebrate our 4th Wedding Anniversary. And based on the reviews plus the hotel being rated no1 I was excited to arrive!
We were not disappointed - we arrived late due to delayed flights but were still given the same 5 star treatment with champagne and excellent attentive staff on arrival.
Our room was lovely and the bed was extremely comfortable - just what you need after a long day/night around a London!
The hotel even surprised us with an Anniversary cake in our room and other little extras to make the trip feel very special!
The complimentary section at the hotel is also a great added extra - canapés, snacks, sweets, ice cream, breads and cheeses - just in case you feel a little peckish.
I can’t say enough about the wonderful staff and hotel - it is simply a must visit and we can’t wait to return!
Thank you Hotel 41 for a fabulous time!
We will be back :)
Our second stay and I thought it couldn’t get any better a beautiful hotel with fantastic service and friendly staff who go above and beyond to make your stay pleasurable.I can’t wait to stay again soon
What an amazing hotel, from the moment we arrived to the time we checked out, everything was perfect. Impossible to single out any one member of staff as they are all absolutely top class. We stayed at Hotel 41 for a birthday weekend celebration and the extra little touches were a lovely addition, even arranged a surprise treat at our dinner reservation.
Would recommend this place to anyone
Mark and Helen
My wife and I were emigrating from the UK and I wanted to prepare a surprise for her for our last night. I had never heard of Hotel 41 before but was recommended it by a friend who had stayed there and loved it. My wife has a dairy allergy and the staff prepared a dairy-free chocolate cake which they left in our room with a message (written in chocolate!) wishing us luck with our new adventure. The staff were attentive, friendly and approachable, and would ask us about our upcoming move (which was a very nice touch!) My wife was thrilled with the surprise and we'd definitely stay there again when visiting London. Thank you for such a lovely night!