What We Love
- Rooms are large by London standards, starting at 335 square feet
- Plenty of original features and a gorgeous Edwardian façade
- Minibars are stocked with British produce and local beers
- Within walking distance of historic theaters, the British Museum, Covent Garden and the River Thames
What To Know
- Popular with business types and the conference crowd
- Spa treatments are on the pricey side, but access to the facilities is free
- WiFi is available for an additional charge
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Blessed with classic good looks and a stellar location in London’s glittering West End, this heritage hotel has an Edwardian façade and plenty of Old World charm. Dating from 1914, when it functioned as the Pearl Assurance HQ, many neoclassical features remain including the original carriageway entrance and tranquil cobblestone courtyard. Inside, interiors echo the Belle Epoque era with a magnificent seven storey Pavonazzo marble staircase, grand pillars, chandeliers and enough red carpet to roll out to the Kodak Theater. Upstairs, things are decidedly more modern; an extensive refurb kicked off in late 2011, transforming the guestrooms into slick bachelor pad–style digs with mod cons galore.
Bed and Bath
Leading off sleek low-lit wooden corridors with chunky apartment-style doors, the guestrooms are giant by London standards, measuring at least 335 square feet. They’re a master class in masculine styling, with stripy monochrome carpets, hefty oak tables, 46-inch LED TVs with Geneva surround sound, posh espresso machines and pale gray armchairs and ottomans. Very much a high-end home away from home. Quirky Shakespeare and Dickens quotes etched onto the tables and minibars (which are stocked with British produce and local beers) lend a sense of place. Bathrooms feature gorgeous hexagonal sinks lined with hand-beaten alpaca silver, steam-free mirrors and toiletries from Czech & Speake.
The Holborn Dining Room has the look of a fancy fine dining restaurant — marble floors, walnut paneling — but it takes a more laid-back approach with the menu. British brasserie dishes are served all day as well as a decadent afternoon tea (alternatively, tuck into sandwiches and scones in the Mirror Room, a convivial salon in the heart of the hotel). The bar echoes a traditional gentlemen’s club with velvet sofas, and a crackling fire, where you can sip a glass of wine from the extensive menu; there are more than 50 drops on offer by the glass. The subterranean spa is centered around a candlelit teak and goldleaf relaxation room that leads to dry-heat saunas, an amethyst crystal steam room and experience showers. Treatments are on the pricey side, but access to the facilities is free for guests.
How to Get There
Beautiful hotel, very friendly staff, great bars, delicious breakfast, central location. My only complaint was the A/C stopped working on the second night so I asked to have it fixed the following morning. Came back to the room mid-afternoon and called again. The repair guy came and fiddled around and left saying all was now good. Went out for the evening and returned to find the room hotter than the previous night. Very disappointing.
Fantastic hotel, everything perfect, the stuff is so friendly, wonderful and clean rooms, the hotel is perfectly located in London, good breakfast. We spent three nights in the Rosewood Hotel with our family, we had two rooms, we can recommend this hotel!!! We come back again.
Wonderful location with plenty of attentive staff helping with anything you want. One time we needed a cab during a rain shower, and one of the staff ran out to the street to flag down a cab for us. Excellent restaurant for both breakfast and dinner is on site, plus Scarfes, an old library style bar with great live entertainment and drinks.
Every morning there is a bowl of miniature candy bars by the elevator on every floor filled to the top, and by late evening they are empty. Also one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in!
Highly recommend this hotel! Keep in mind this is a very business style hotel, but still fun for the traveling couple. The GM of this hotel should be proud of all the people that work here.
Nicely decorated hotel! Love it! Will definitely stay again! Very clean and well maintained property! Super cool bar! I enjoy very much. Great location very close to everything. Breakfast was really good.
Great location and also has an awesome
Restaurant which I reviewed that serves vegan High tea. The accommodations
Are quite nice and the bed has nice sheets. It’s also walking distance from the British museum which we plan to go to to
Tomorrow. Spacious rooms and good vegan options for room service.
It also close to an underground subway stop so easy to travel underground. There are two
Restaurants and a bar for easy dining.multilingual service staff . And beautiful architecture . Includes a great spa with massages, facials and wraps. Nice artwork on the walls and a cute ceramic bulldog.