Hotel Café Royal
What We Love
- Top location: Mayfair to the west, Soho to the north, Covent Garden to the east and the Thames to the south
- Lavish old-school detailing alongside ultra-modern guestrooms
- Sipping champagne in the Louis XVI–style Grill Room is a must
- 24-hour in-room dining
- The 13,000-square-foot holistic spa (including a lap pool, hammam and gym)
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- There isn’t an official dress code for the Grill Room, but jeans and sneakers would look out of place
- Piccadilly Circus is on the doorstep; expect to dodge tourist traffic when stepping out of the hotel
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Following a glam four-year revamp, Café Royal, on London’s Regent Street reopened its revolving doors on December 5, 2012 after being meticulously restored and reinvented by British architect David Chipperfield. Plenty of original details remain, from sweeping staircases cut from Carrara marble to rococo plastering and ceiling paintings that pay homage to its high society heyday. The public spaces have a serious wow factor. The Grill Room is a lavish hall-of-mirrors ballroom turned champagne bar with dusky pink velvet seating and parquet flooring (Oscar Wilde once hallucinated on absinthe in this very room), and the Domino Room restaurant has a gentleman’s club vibe with gilt-edged oil paintings and wood paneling. The look is dramatic but not over the top. A British take on bling.
Bed & Bath
In contrast to the public areas, the 159 guestrooms and suites have a modern bachelor pad feel, with Bang & Olufsen gadgets, giant flat-screen TVs and music systems that can be synched via bluetooth. Ceilings are high and walls are clad with chunky Portland stone–style blocks. They’re large by London standards, starting at 366 square feet, and the soothing nude and slate color scheme offsets the neon glow of Piccadilly Circus, which many of the rooms overlook. Twin sinks and sizable tubs carved from solid stone feature in the bathrooms, which are stocked with products from luxe London perfumer Floris.
In keeping with the hotel’s heritage, the emphasis is very much on attracting London’s creative crowd to drink and dine in a series of buzzy see-and-be-seen hot spots. In addition to the champagne bar and posh restaurant, the lobby level Ten Room (for brasserie dining) and Café 1865 (for dainty cakes and pastries) both exude old-school grandeur.
How to Get There
This is my first time to try Cake & Bubbles and it made my day!
First, an appreciation to Jordy. She took care of me and my friend very well. I personally love her welcoming with the lovely smile. She was aware of this special occasion, then surprised me with my favourite dessert the Rose! Good luck to her new position!
Secondly. Kimmy made the special surprise for this celebration. I cannot complain about anything at all.
The desserts look very tempting. Especially the Cheesecake, I am a cheese lover and this is so far the best dessert I ever had!
Thank you very much for the service and the experience. :)
The hotel is in great location, near the Piccadilly Circus on Regent road.
The staff gives fantastic and personalized service and will get you anything that you want.
The room is very comfortable
The fitness and spa facilities are great with an indoor pool.
Really good deal on Bookatable.com star deals £30 for 3 courses and a drink. Cute Yorkshire with cheese on top as bread. All very tasty. Would definitely go there again if there was a deal like that again.