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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This boutique hotel is fabulous....the rooms are absolutely beautiful and the proximity to everything is perfect. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The bar and drinks are better than any bar in London...will definitely stay there again.
As Day 1-4 on our honeymoon I could not have asked for a better hotel or service. It is absolutely beautiful and they upgraded us to a junior suite on the first floor which was lovely. The food there is delicious and I can’t rave enough about the professional service you’ll receive from the staff, especially Charlie. He works with the concierge service and was always there with a helpful tip and a huge smile. We actually looked forward to seeing him every day! I highly recommend staying at this luxurious hotel and definitely try the afternoon tea in the Drawing Room if you have time :)
We stayed for 5 nights at this hotel and found it very well located but not really meeting up to the expectations we have of a luxury hotel. On the surface everything is neat so to speak, it`s when breaking through the polished shell that you realise the hotel still has some steps to climb before it is up there in the true luxury segment.
The rooms are rather small, the corridors are narrow with (in our case) 4-5 parting doors to go through with a few steps up and down from the elevator to our room which makes it complicated carrying luggage. There is one single elevator serving the whole hotel making the journey to and from the lower ground breakfast room a time consuming challenge as all guests have breakfast more or less at the same time. It does not help either when the staff (!) is using the elevator for transport of cleaning material during the busy morning hours, blocking it for minutes on end while guests are queing up on every floor.. (see pic)
The breakfast itself is a decent continental buffet without any hot food. Eggs etc. can be ordered at additional cost. The breakfast room is in the basement and being without any curtains, fabric or carpet becomes very loud and canteen-like when busy. On top, it feels like the staff, though friendly, is participating in a race which will never end. They are not quite on top of things, running around trying to please everyone but often being a step behind.
We did not visit the restaurant but went to the bar a few times which was nice with a good choice of drinks.
The turn down service in our room was forgotten one night and when we complained the manager called the day after to apologise but did not compensate with anything (like a bottle of something for example).
When checking out, as members of SLH we had a voucher for some nights but the staff could not handle that and we had to call SLH ourselves to organise the administration of it all.
All in all, for us being frequent hotel guests around the world it feels like Flemings is still on an internship to become a true SLH member. That genuine luxurious feeling of being totally taken care of is yet missing.