Nice Hotels to Stay at in London

by Patrick M. Lind

Guests looking for a nice hotel in London are advised to look for smaller boutique hotels. Many of these hotels feature a carefully arranged interior design, often in an English country home decor, and offer traditional services like the afternoon tea hour. Their small size exudes a more intimidate and personal feeling than larger chain hotels, allowing guests to feel at home at a place far from their real one.

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The Mandeville Hotel

The Mandeville Hotel is in the hip Marylebone Village district, amid London’s city center and only .5 miles from Hyde Park. Numerous art galleries, boutique shops and gourmet restaurants lie in the immediate neighborhood. Guests enter a comfortable interior that combines a modern art design with classic English style. Plush furniture with colorful cushions, decorative wall coverings and lamps shaded in natural material create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the lobby area. The rooms and suites feature exquisite fabrics in natural hues and floral patterns and come decorated with fresh orchids, antique collectibles and cozy armchairs. All rooms come with marble bathrooms and state-of-the-art amenities. Culinary facilities include a restaurant serving modern British cuisine, a cutting-edge cocktail bar and an afternoon tea served on exquisite china and with homemade pastries.

Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel resides in a classic brick London townhouse just a few minutes from Oxford Street, Regent’s Park, the British Museum and the Royal Opera House. It opens to an elegant lobby with hardwood floors, a natural stone fireplace, brown leather armchairs and large modern art paintings. Rooms and suites feature a light and airy atmosphere with plush furniture, colorful patterned textiles, art pieces and granite and oak bathrooms. Mornings at the hotel start with a large breakfast menu ranging from English breakfast to champagne breakfast before guests can go sightseeing or hit the on-site gym. In the afternoon, the hotel serves English tea and pastries in a cozy living room setting, and at night guests can enjoy dinner and drinks in the hotel’s a la carte restaurant and cocktail bar.

Haymarket Hotel

Located amid London’s theater district, the Haymarket Hotel gives its guests easy access to the legendary Haymarket Theater Royal as well as to some of the city’s hippest bars and restaurant. It welcomes guests with a chic avant garde design featuring hardwood floors, designer furniture, art sculptures and large paintings in the common areas. The rooms and suites are decorated in a contemporary English style combining colorful fabrics with fresh patterns and antique country-style furniture. Fresh flowers and art decorations add to their friendly atmosphere. The hotel’s gym, spa and illuminated indoor swimming pool provide recreational opportunities. Culinary facilities include a breakfast and brunch menu, a restaurant, bar and afternoon tea cafe.

Blakes Hotel London

Blakes Hotel London was designed by the famous London hotelier and designer Anouska Hempel. All rooms and suites are individually designed and range in style from Biedermaier themes with stenciled floors and trompe l’oeil walls to white French Provencal decor and library-themed suites. Canopy or antique swan beds, fresh flower arrangements and decorative art paintings add classiness to all rooms. The on-site garden with antique garden furniture nestled along various plants and flowers offers a green retreat amid the hustling and bustling city. The on-site restaurant serves a gourmet fusion cuisine in a Chinese-style dining room.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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