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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Great shopping at your doorstep
  • amazing views of Hyde Park
  • excellent service

    Cons

  • nothing comes cheap
  • you must dress for dinner (and lunch and breakfast)

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Review

Built in 1880, the Mandarin Oriental welcomes you with one of the most exuberantly Victorian facades in town, then fast-forwards you to high-trend modern London, thanks to striking and luxurious guest rooms filled with high-tech gadgets. Legendary British chef and "food alchemist" Heston Blumenthal oversees the restaurant, or there's New York–based Daniel Boulud's French brasserie, Bar Boulud. There's a butler on every floor, should you, for example, need assistance with the pillow menu (yes, really). For the 99% of us who can't afford to stay here, cocktails in the Mandarin Bar offers a glamorous (and surprisingly relaxed) taste of London high society.

    Hotel Details

  • 177 rooms, 23 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-28-2014

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    Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Review

    My recent - and first - business stay at this splendid hotel was simply magical. Four evenings of pleasure and fine service; the three days of meetings went by rather quickly. Upon hotel arrival (I had travelled to the property via train and finally taxi from a brief family holiday in Scotland), I was warmly greeted by staff and enjoyed an efficient, personal and private check-in. (They had a file of my stays - business and leisure - at her sister property in Bangkok, including some of my preferences.) My upgrade to a Hyde Park view room (not requested, but a delight nonetheless) proved to be most satisfactory. Extremely quiet with great broadband; perfect for my work. My days and evenings of meetings and working dinners did not allow for much time to savour the property's amenities, but will say the hotel's Mandarin Bar did have a most attractive and well dressed clientele the evenings I did have time for a libation with a colleague. Morning meals at the hotel consisted of room service after early exercise in Hyde Park. Upon completion of meetings, efficient check-out, then off to LHR for another superb Singapore Airlines flight to our home in SIN. Fine and productive business stay at a great city hotel. I remain partial to her sister in Bangkok (enormous personal and professional reasons involved), but wouldn't hesitate to return for either business or pleasure. (In fact, it appears this property will be a quarterly business visit for the foreseeable future; no complaints from me.) Many thanks and deepest gratitude to wonderful staff and new friends at a special London hotel.

    by AskOksena, 9/11/11

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