Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

London - Grosvenor House on Park Lane and Home House, Portman Square

London - Grosvenor House on Park Lane and Home House, Portman Square

Old Nov 17th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 130
London - Grosvenor House on Park Lane and Home House, Portman Square

Wow! I just got an upgrade at Grosvenor House on Park Lane in London when I checked in - have no idea why.

Look at the second room of my absolutely enormous suite with a HUGE view of London as far as you can see. I've never seen anything like it.


This is a really nice big spacious hotel. So far so good. Will let you know more as my stay progresses.

They say the steakhouse - I think it's JW Steakhouse - here is awesome. I ate dinner there this evening but just had salad and oysters so I can't give you a beef report. Being from Texas, I seriously doubt they can beat Texas in the steak department.

Caution - there is another Marriott on Grosvenor Square - NOT THE SAME. You want the one on Park Lane backing up to Hyde Park. Everyone seems to get them mixed up.

Here's the super room I had last night at Home House (a tres chic private club) in London on Portman Square. Check out the fabulous wallpaper. http://homehouse.co.uk/bedrooms/inde...tricia-portman
And the bathroon - oooh lala - a huge old-fashioned footed tub and even more fabulous antique wallpaper.

And their dining room is really QUITE the place to be. LOTS of deal-making going on. And the food was really lovely. Not SPECTACULAR - but really quite good.

This club has some of the PRETTIEST rooms I've seen outside of Paris. The ceilings are absolutely out of this world. And there are TONS of private rooms - just the place to have a tete-a-tete in LUXE plus. I found the waiters to be quite attentive and apparently very happy.

Home House has every style of room from SUPER smashing modern Jetson-type bar to brown leather sofa-paved bar to over-the-top tearoom and very PRETTY sitting rooms - for just sitting around and looking good!.

It was a LOT of fun to run around looking in rooms. I'll be those walls have a LOT of stories to tell.

It's only fair to warn that the building is being renovated outside. I awoke to workmen singing from the Wizard of Oz on scaffolding right outside my window. It was really quite cute - especially since I was finished sleeping anyway.

Tomorrow I'm going to Harrods for a little Christmas shopping. And to imagine what it was like when Princess Diana got the whole place to herself for Christmas shopping all those many years ago.

Thinking about her today and how immensely pleased she would be to see her son so happy.

Any other Princess Diana fans here?

mariacallas2 is offline  
Old Nov 17th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 130
Oops - make that I'll bet those walls have a lot of stories to tell. (blushing) MC2
mariacallas2 is offline  
Old Nov 17th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 633
WOW - what a beautiful room, the only time we got a large room was at the Paddington Hilton last year.
Sue878 is offline  
Old Nov 19th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 4,409
OMG, what a room! You must feel like you won the lottery!!
Yes, i loved Princess Diana too. Loved seeing Di's engagement ring on William's beautiufl fiancee.
But i dont like Harrod's...
CaliNurse is offline  
Old Nov 20th, 2010, 09:59 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 130
Yes, staying in that room - with that huge salon - was divine. I really enjoyed it too. Invited a friend for dinner there in my room and the hotel brought in a beautiful round table and chairs replete with white tablecloth and all. It felt tres glamourous!

I still haven't made it to Harrods yet, so I'm assuming I haven't missed much,
mariacallas2 is offline  
Old Nov 20th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 9,705
Don't turn your nose up at the beef. Scottish beef is better than Texas . And I lived in Texas for many years!
avalon is offline  
Old Nov 21st, 2010, 12:45 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 130
Yes, I just had a Scottish steak that was FABULOUS - not better than Texas, but very good.
mariacallas2 is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Oct 5th, 2018 08:16 AM
Sep 22nd, 2010 07:04 PM
May 27th, 2003 11:45 AM
Nov 14th, 2002 06:56 AM
Oct 17th, 2002 06:53 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information