The Connaught


  • Legendary hotel
  • Great for star-spotting


  • History comes at a price
  • Bathrooms are small

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

A huge favorite of the "we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else" monied set since its opening in 1917, the Connaught has many dazzlingly modern compliments to its famously historic delights. These include up-to-date rooms done in smooth taupes and creams and—the ultimate sign of devil-may-care swagger—a swanky bar with platinum-plated walls. Chef Hélène Darroze runs the titual, Michelin-starred restaurant; alternatively, the afternoon tea (around £45–£58) is a great splurge. But for all its modern touches, there are nods to history at every turn here. The Coburg bar is a wink at the Victorian royal family (the current royal dynasty was named "'Saxe Coburg" until adopting the more British-sounding "Windsor" in 1917) and the hotel itself was named in honor of Queen Victoria's son, Arthur—the Duke of Connaught at the time it was built.

Hotel Award Winner | 2012

  • The Connaught, Mayfair

    Courtesy of The Connaught

  • The Connaught, Mayfair

    Courtesy of The Connaught

Hotel Information


Carlos Pl., London, W1K 2AL, England

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020-7499–7070; 866-599–6991-in U.S.

Hotel Details:

  • 87 rooms, 34 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 08/30/2016


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May 26, 2016

Business Travel Warmth (and Family Memories)

Recently (22-25 April, '16) had the honour of a most efficient and memorable business travel stay at this exquisite property. (Memorable in part due to a rush a lovely memories of childhood visits and stays with my parents and siblings. The Connaught was also a favourite of my grandparents.) London / Connaught arrival was from a week of meetings in the Middle East, flying in from Doha (Qatar Airways, business class, flight #15); hotel reception and

check-in most efficient and personal. Indeed, one Connaught manager regaled me with fond memories of my parents' various times at the hotel; special. My Connaught lodging entailed an upgrade to a Grosvenor Suite, which was perfect for my brief, working stay (and also for entertaining family friends visiting from Scotland). Love this hotel; only downside to this most recent visit was being obliged to fly to Toronto for ongoing meetings. Savour your Connaught times.

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