Luxury London hotels

Jan 17th, 2013, 03:57 AM
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Luxury London hotels

My husband and I are taking a once in a lifetime trip to London. We have been reading about different luxury hotels in the West End/Mayfair region and they all sound amazing, such as the Goring, 45 Park Lane, the Dorchestwr, etc.... We don't like hotels that are too stuffy, but are otherwise open minded. Would love some recommendations! Thanks
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Jan 17th, 2013, 05:42 AM
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Claridge's!
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Jan 17th, 2013, 06:04 AM
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The Lanesborough.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 07:11 AM
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The Lanesborough
The Capital

Not as luxurious as the Lanesborough:

Knightsbridge hotel the location is great. Book the Junior Suite
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Jan 17th, 2013, 07:41 AM
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Something a little out of the box:

http://www.firmdalehotels.com/london...t-garden-hotel

Another Firmdale property, The Charlotte Street Hotel, is a wonderful place to stay although it is located in Fitzrovia. My favorite place.

Also take a look at the Kempinksi Stafford Hotel, hidden away near Green Park:

http://www.kempinski.com/en/london/t...ondon/welcome/
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Jan 17th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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I would definitely have a look at the websites of these hotels to get a picture of what they're like - I think you may find several of them are VERY traditional.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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The Milestone

www.thebentley-hotel.com

Location in the heart of Kensington is very good.I usually stay in the area. Have not booked at the Milestone as it's out of my price range but have had a good look. We can look can't we? The hotel is often referred to as the Rolls-Royce of London hotels.

The others mentioned are good options also. London does not lack luxious hotels if you're willing to pay the price.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 12:23 PM
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I LOVE the Dorchester, it's traditional but beautiful with wonderful service. The Chinese restuarant there is wonderful and the bar for pre dinner cocktails is fab.
Claridge has one of the most comfy beds I have ever slept on and again wonderful service and a great bar!

The Manadrin Oriental gets rave reviews from friends who have stayed there, I have only been for drinks. The location is fantastic.

I also stayed at the Jumeriah Carlton towers just before Christmas and thought it a wonderful hotel. Luxurious rooms and again very very good service.( and if you are a shopper, again it's in a great location)
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Jan 17th, 2013, 12:51 PM
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LOVED Claridges, especially when I saw Colin First arriving at the front door!
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Jan 17th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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The Savoy
Brown's
The Dorchester
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Jan 17th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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The Royal Horseguards in the heart of Whitehall...
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Jan 17th, 2013, 01:56 PM
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The Corinthia, great location, beautiful newer hotel.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Claridges, Savoy, Mandarin Oriental, Lanesborough, Dorchester, Halkin.

For something very modern, The Sanderson.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 02:20 PM
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We spent two nights at The Goring in 2005. I highly, highly, highly recommend this wonderful, intimate, charming hotel.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 07:25 PM
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The Royal Horseguards is very nice but hardly in the same league as the other very upscale hotels mentioned.

(While I'd love to stay at the Lanesborough or Claridges, if The Goring was Kate Middleton's choice for her wedding headquarters . . . Good enough for me )
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Jan 17th, 2013, 07:56 PM
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I agree is Janisj - if good enough for Kate Middleton its good enough for me!!
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Jan 17th, 2013, 08:54 PM
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Egerton House Hotel. Of course I have never stayed there but a friend who did and seems to have high standards liked it very, very much. It is a little smaller than some of those mentioned above.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 11:42 PM
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The Ritz.
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Jan 20th, 2013, 05:52 AM
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Thanks so much for all your recommendations!
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