What We Love
- The central Covent Garden address means easy access to London’s shopping and theater districts
- Private, Italian-designed Champagne screening room with 30 graduated seats
- Impeccable eco credentials: bathroom amenities from PlanTation, an in-house Green Team and a chlorine-free swimming pool
- Dedicated personal trainers in the state-of-the-art fitness center
What To Know
- The property opened in 1998, and soft renovations occur annually; recently the former Cinnamon Bar was transformed into a new executive lounge, scheduled to open spring 2012
- Nearby streets are occasionally noisy on weekends with post-theater crowds
- Claim your space: The popular Lobby Bar fills fast with locals meeting for business and pleasure
- Skip the car rental, as the hotel has easy walking access to the Covent Garden tube station
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A contemporary city pad in one of London’s toniest neighborhoods, One Aldwych is Cool Britannia at its very best. The boutique property has been thoughtfully decorated with original photography, art and sculpture, and it delivers impeccable service, high-tech, amenities and outstanding dining options. Bespoke furnishings and a profusion of fresh flowers underline the attention to detail and comfort the Brits do so well. Upstairs, 105 guest rooms are fitted with original artwork, Frette linens, and oversize bathrooms. The vibe here is more business and romantic than family-friendly—the lobby is sleek and swank, with elaborate flower arrangements, and guests make good use of the heath center and spa, where restorative treatments use Barcelona’s Natura Bissé skincare line. Our favorite feature: the plush 30-seat screening room, which shows classic films and new releases.
In the Area
One Aldwych is right in the heart of London, close to the Royal Opera House and Waterloo Bridge. The Theatre District is at your doorstep. Take in a world class show, concert, ballet or opera, but reserve your tickets in advance. (One Aldwych’s concierge can take care of this for you.) There’s also an abundance of outstanding art venues nearby including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the National Gallery, and the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Consider investing in a London Pass for discounted entrance to numerous sights.
How to Get There
We do not stay here that often but it is always here when we stay in London for any reason. A high end hotel well located excellent room and other facilities, first class breakfast and bar menu etc. Staff are very professional and friendly, always there but not intrusive. No wonder we think of you as our 'London home'. By the way being 'upgraded' to a suite was unexpected and a great treat.
Superb afternoon tea. Offered us more savories at the start so we didn't feel bad asking for more. All were delicious, particularly the pepper and avocado wraps. the sweet were great as were the scones, very light. Service is the only thing that let it down. Tea wasn't bought over for a long time and then the wrong ones when we reordered. Lots of waiting for the staff. However they were all friendly and polite. the décor was good and the Christmas tree stunning!
We were several days in this hotel. The service is very good and courteous. The bar food was terrible, sorry. I had nothing to pay, that was an good reaction from the bar manager. I can recommend the hotel but in my opinion the hotel is a little bit to expensive for what they offered. The rooms are very small for that price. Maybe after the renovation the rooms are more worth its price. The food at Eneko was outstanding and is worth a visit.
The only way to get hubby to "tea" was to make sure it was chocolate themed! This was his first tea - and now he's hooked. We enjoyed everything about it, from the tea selection, sandwiches and dessert. Staff was very attentive. We felt relaxed and unrushed. Recommend reservations well in advance.
excellent option for anyone with city committments and desire for great service, very good rooms and health club facilities. excellent breakfast menu, energetic bar, top service from room to restaurant