What We Love
- Suites designed by the likes of Diane von Furstenberg and David Linley
- A head concierge who’s been with the hotel for 30 years, with contacts to match
- A quintessentially English high tea that’s regarded as one of the best in London
What To Know
- Valet parking is a steep $82 per day
- Look sharp: A dress code is enforced for afternoon tea, dinner in the Foyer and Reading Room, and drinks at Claridge’s Bar
- The entry-level rooms have queen size beds
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Claridge’s is both one of London’s most storied hotels—dating from the 1850s—and one of its most of-the-moment hotels. It found its identity in the 1920s and 30s, and is still an Art Deco jewel, even as it’s evolved and become an urban playground for the likes of celebs like Kate Moss and Jade Jagger. The glamorous, individually designed rooms and suites are some of the largest in London, with marble bathrooms, top-line entertainment systems and lush Bamford Natural and Organic toiletries. The spa is a haven on the top floor, with Sisley facials and a well-equipped gym.
In the Area
Mayfair is one of London’s most exclusive districts, filled with independent boutiques and stylish watering holes. It’s also close to the famous shopping on Bond Street and Knightsbridge’s temples to consumption, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Guests can amuse themselves by strolling in Hyde Park or dining at other haute spots in the neighborhood, like Koffman’s at the Berkeley.
How to Get There
Every member of staff we encountered was great. Plenty of lovely sandwiches, cakes and tea (and they will box up what you can't eat). We didn't feel rushed at all.
Only tip would be don't sit too close to the piano, it was quite hard to talk at points.
Glamorous & timeless elegance in design, this iconic hotel in the heart of Mayfair is definitely one of my favourites!
The Queen room I had was spacious, beautifully designed & furnished. It feels comfortable and glamorous, and the sheets smell clean & lively. The marble ensuite bathroom was about half the size of my bedroom, and it certainly makes you feel the peaceful & tranquility of an inner sanctum.
Checking in was a breeze, and the front desk manager was detailed in taking care of our every requests and needs. Such impeccable service truly defines the Claridge's hospitality & service level. Concierge staff was attentive and very helpful, going the extra miles to ensure we get what we asked for.
I had an inspiring dining experience at the Michelin starred Fera and having a nice puff of cigar and exquisite whiskies at the Claridge's Bar.
Morning breakfast at the Foyer & Reading Room wasn't too bad an experience though it tend to be too crowded (on those days I am staying in). Though priority was given to house-guests, it was hard to get the attention of the wait staff, and I felt the wait time to be served was a let-down.
Conveniently located within the main shopping areas, there are also lots of good restaurants, cafes and bars. Never a dull moment!
I can confirm that this is the best hotel in London. We were so thoroughly impressed with the staff, service, quality of food and drink. If you are thinking of having a bucket list moment, this hotel is for you!
I always love visiting this hotel. Perfect location, comfortable accommodation and attractive decor, excellent and friendly service, delicious food at the Michelin restaurant Fera and in the Reading Room.
Have stayed here several times and always good. This time got a newly refurbished room which was very nice. Had a good meal in the foyer and went to bed. Woken up by a loud banging... there was a power cut and aircon banged off. There was a very bright LED emergency light that also came on. Impossible to sleep. No power and no phone had to ring reception on mobile. Attitude was what's the problem as you don't need power as your sleeping. Explained the emergency light and aircon and phone banging on and off but to no avail. When out into corridor and there was two other guests out of their rooms. Room service women told me off and to go back to my room! Maintenance guy came along and said it would be sorted. could hear a loud claxon sounding on units on roof. Obviously something had tripped in new wing. Power then went on and off for next two hours. Rang reception and they said it was a problem with the new rooms. Asked to be moved as it was now 1am and had been awake two hours and still power going on and off. Duty manager came up and said "I don't know what to do" We asked to be moved which she agreed to. When to older room but got good night's sleep.
Next morning we had bizarre experience. Order breakfast in room and my coffee was stone cold. Rang room service and guy who served it came back and said coffee machine not working properly and had a replacement pot that was also cold, not stone cold just cold and undrinkable. His machine wasn't heating the coffee up. i asked him if he could get coffee from somewhere else and 20 minutes later he reappeared with hot coffee from the restaurant.
Raised this on checking out and duty manager apologised and deducted one night's accommodation from our bill which was appreciated.
With both incidents staff very polite but absolutely clueless.