What We Love
- Museum-worthy collection of period furniture and antiques
- Killer location on Soho's Frith Street
- Cozy honesty bar with an impressive selection of wines
- Just 30 rooms, all different and charming in their own way
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What To Know
- Some of the street-facing rooms can be a little noisy, but this is Soho
- Strong literary connections: Several authors have left copies of their books (many of them first editions) in the library
- The history of the building and former residents is displayed in the rooms — it’s fascinating
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Named for the late, great English essayist William Hazlitt, this characterful boutique occupies three 18th-century townhouses on Soho’s lively Frith Street. The homey interiors are stuffed with period features and curios, including bookshelves containing works from the hotel’s literary guests, overstuffed sofas, a huge fireplace, enormous Georgian sash windows dressed with heavy curtains, a glitzy chandelier and a wonderful ginger house cat.
Bed & Bath
The 30 guestrooms are all different and charming in their own way; some come with four-poster beds and bathrooms with rolltop bathtubs (in some cases just showers), REN toiletries and thronelike carved wooden toilets called thunderboxes. Mod cons are discreetly tucked away (the TV is hidden behind wood-paneled doors). There are jacquard blinds, beautifully upholstered curtains, hurricane lamps and daybeds. For the best room in the house, check into the Duke of Monmouth Suite, which has a working fireplace, a rooftop garden terrace and a huge marble bathtub.
There’s no restaurant, but the hotel offers 24-hour room service, and Soho’s finest restaurants are on the doorstep. For a cozy evening in, the honesty bar is a teeny terra-cotta-colored room with book-lined walls, well-worn rugs, a jacquard sofa and a small but impeccable selection of wines. Next door in the “Wardrobe” you can hole up with a good book and pretend you live in a palatial Georgian mansion — or just use it as a meeting space.
In the Area
Soho’s culinary hot spots are on the doorstep, from the hip Italian trattoria Bocca di Lupo to the English-Russian fusion restaurant Bob Bob Ricard, where the booths are equipped with champagne buzzers. For potent pisco sours head to Ceviche. On the entertainment front, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club is across the street, and the West End’s theaters are around the corner.
How to Get There
Nice hotel in great location for shopping and eating out.
Had an enjoyable stay, liked our room but we were facing directly onto the street which was very noisy late at night. We really liked the character the hotel had loved the comfortable bed.
A strange hotel and it did not live up to expectations at all I must say. Especially when I think of how much it cost!
We wanted somewhere romantic and different but Hazlitt's was not it. The rooms are a real struggle and not all fun to stay in. Everything seemed a compromise to us, no shower, not practical taps, a poorly thought out room in every way. Plus the stairs are a danger - be warned!
For the price we paid we expected a great deal more. The staff offered no wow factor and that was a disappointment.
I am sorry but i do not recommend this hotel - there are many other much nicer places nearby
If you are looking for clean lines with a modern finish then this is not for you. If you want a place with heart and history coupled with great service then book now. You have a feast of restaurants and attractions all around you.
Amazing hotel in the heart of Soho, We felt like we had stepped back in time. Our room, "The Prussian Resident" (kept wanting to say "The Russian President") was beautiful. On the third floor which was a bit of a challenge. If you have any problems with your knees or back or balance, you might want to reserve a room on the floor on the lower floor or just one flight of steps. If had one concern, it would be the stairs. They are borderline unsafe, especially with a large suitcase or the food trays that the staff carry up and down.They are especially treacherous on the way down, where your foot tends to slip forward. Old building that it is, I really think that they should consider new stairs. The lack of a restaurant isn't really a problem with their being restaurants within easy distance. Breakfast would be nice but we found a wonderful restaurant within about three minutes walk, at the Dean Street Townhouse. The street was noisy but the bedroom windows seemed to be double glazed so we just closed the doors to the bathroom and little hall. If you want an experience, more than just a place to stay, then Hazlitt's is the place for you.
The hotel is located in the heart of Soho. Close to everywhere and easy to arrive. The staff is very friendly and helpfull.
There is no elevator so climbing to the 3rd floor is not easy.
The stairs are nerrow. One can't place his foot and feel safe.
The rooms are small.
The bed was small as well. Every room is unlike the other.in one room we stayed the cabin was in the washroom...
No breakfast is offered but there is an "honesty room" where you may take coffee or other drinks ans simply bill yourself. Nice.
So. Nice hotel but one should be aware what he is going to get for 300 GBP per night.