What We Love
- Location on an atmospheric, postcard-perfect London street
- Bold, graphic wallpaper in all rooms
- Spa-like bath products courtesy of luxury Brit brands
- Seasonal British fare in the subterranean Flemings Grill
- Endearing perks for kids include cocoa and cookies at bedtime and a special menu at the restaurant
What To Know
- Rooms start at a cozy 229 square feet but are well organized
- Bring along Fido for an additional cost of $77 per day
- Free WiFi
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- The restaurant and rooms on the second and third floor were just renovated in June 2016
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Sandwiched between Hyde Park and Green Park, and steps from Mayfair’s high-end boutiques and boozers, this 129-room hotel is traditional and quirky in equal measure. Dating from 1730, thirteen interconnecting townhouses were converted into a hotel in 1851, and this charming boutique sits on a quintessential London street complete with wrought iron street lamps. Inside, you’ll find a funky cocktail bar, afternoon tea rooms and a stylish restaurant. Flock wallpaper, brightly hued walls, Murano glass chandeliers and scented candles provide a warm welcome and an intimate vibe.
Bed & Bath
Guest rooms vary, but all have a distinctive Flemmings feel. Classic Doubles are petite, at around 229 square feet, and feature a work desk. Executive Doubles offer a little more lounge room, and in the apartments you can make believe you’re a Mayfair resident, cooking up a storm in your very own kitchen. Some of the bathrooms are on the small side, but most feature both a tub and shower, and the products are courtesy of luxury British brands.
The on-site restaurant, Flemings Grill, is tucked away in the dark, sultry basement, where seasonal British ingredients feature heavily on the menu. For lighter bites head to the the Drawing Room which pays homage to the hotel’s 18th century origins. Here you’ll find traditional champagne or chocoholic afternoon teas, hosted in partnership with the East India Tea Company. There’s no spa, but the hotel has a partnership with the Michael John Salon and Spa nearby, and there’s a small gym equipped with all the necessary fitness gadgets, including a Power plate.
In the Area
You’re a short walk from Green Park, which backs onto Buckingham Palace Gardens, and Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular green spaces, where you can boat on the lake, ride along ancient horse trails or swim in the Serpentine Lido. Stroll Mayfair’s boutique-lined streets and pop into Dover Street Market, a multilevel hipster store adored by fashion editors, or head to Fortnum & Mason to gawk at the food hall. Shopping thoroughfares Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regents Street are all within strolling distance, and for a spot of culture, walk along Piccadilly to the Royal Academy for blockbuster art shows.
How to Get There
Excellent Mayfair location between cozy Shepherd Market and the Green Park tube station. The decor and amenities at Flemings Mayfair are quite nice. Not too big, not too small. Intimate scale and ambiance. They offer good in-house choices for dining and refreshment.
The Junior Suite is spacious comfortable and luxurious. The decor is very festive this time of year and there is something very special about walking around Flemings hotel. The Bar is great, the staff are friendly and very helpful and this is why Flemings is my favourite London Hotel.
We never expect rooms in London to be big, unless you pay a big premium, but Room 406 is a joke. Insufficient storage for clothes, just enough room to move around the bed - but only one at a time.
As for the bathroom, it was tiny and a larger person wouldn’t fit it in.
The room was in need of upgrading.
We had a good meal in Ormer in the evening.
However, we walked out at breakfast as we waited 30 minutes for the £28.50 English breakfast to arrive, while our coffee and tea went cold.
For some reason they only provide three milk portions for the tea/coffee making, which seems mean and only allows one guest to have a second cup.
The couple who booked the two rooms had an unknown charge of £400 appear on their credit card in the early hour of the morning. It was removed when they complained.
This hotel is trying to be 5 star and seems to have a lot of staff but still poor service.
To be honest, the rooms and trained staff at Premier Inns are superior.
Nice hotel with well furnished, comfortable rooms and good food - service was attentive without being stuffy.
Great location in Mayfair - the only downside is that the lower rooms suffer from hearing the tube line rumbling past underground...
I know, it’s London—so rooms are going to be small compared to most cities. That’s fine and expected, but this was a bit ridiculous for the price. Billed and priced as a luxury hotel, the Flemings Mayfair was anything but in our experience.
Our room was so tiny that I’m pretty sure it had a full-size bed—not a queen and definitely not a king. A king size would NEVER fit, it just wouldn’t. There was just enough room on each side of the bed to “scoot” out. We had two large suitcases and found one space of floor big enough to lay one of them down. The other suitcase had to be stowed. Unfortunately we had to live out of our suitcases because there were zero drawers in the room, only one small wardrobe for hanging a few items and storing one closed and upright suitcase. The layout of the room didn’t help any, it appears that at some point in history they decided to retrofit an old room to accommodate a tv and bathroom. This resulted in the tv being mounted down a short “hallway” of sorts that was probably a closet in the past. If one wanted to watch any tele, they had to be on the right side of the bed (left side couldn’t see it). Or sit at the desk 18” from the screen.
This cannot possibly be a common room in this hotel. Listed and reviewed as luxury—I would have to say that our room here was the smallest and least conveniently appointed, old and dirty hotel room we have ever stayed in.
I think what happened is that we booked our room through a tour company, which gave us a good rate—I’m sure the rate was only good for the “cheap rooms.” Amazingly this was the way we were treated here as well. The doorman wouldn’t open the door for us because it seemed he didn’t expect our kind to be entering such a posh establishment. We were wearing jeans most of the time and that appears to be beyond acceptable attire for their clientele. My advice to you considering this hotel—pay their high rates, and you’ll probably get a nice room and attentive service. Pay a discounted rate and you will be cloistered in the makeshift room above the stairway! My advice to the hotel—remove room 417 (I think) from service or return it to its original purpose, maybe servant’s quarters or storage. Then you won’t have any of the cheap rate riff-raff to deal with. And train your doormen to hide their surprise when someone in jeans (btw, they were new jeans, not holy or worn) actually steps inside. 3 days of pushing past your doorman gets old. Amazingly when we were dressed up for dinner, our experience was 180 degrees different, “Welcome...have a wonderful evening, may I hail a taxi for you, etc.”
Moral of the story, Flemings Mayfair will judge you according to your rate paid and your attire and adjust their room and service accordingly.