“From the minute our car pulled up to the entrance, I knew this would a special stay. The doormen and reception were super kind and welcoming. Walking into the lobby I was overwhelmed by the enormous flower arrangements, which were too stunning for words. We settled into our suite, enjoying the views of Hyde Park and grapes from a lovely fruit basket. (Room tip: Request a newly renovated Park Suite for your stay, if budget allows.) Later we got massages to ward off the jet lag; the spa is incredible, so beautiful and serene (Ladies – the nail station is the prettiest little jewel of a salon, worth a visit). We ate dinner at The Grill one night, which was just delicious, and I very much enjoyed the bar downstairs at China Tang for cocktail hour. Be sure to consult with George the concierge to set up reservations around the city, we found him incredibly helpful. Our few days at The Dorchester were such a treat!”
- Cristina Beltran
(Date Experienced: January 2013)
Business or pleasure, this is a real London treasure. Mayfair location makes walking everywhere easy.
With a loved one or your family or solo on business
Afternoon tea is one of my favorite British traditions, and tea at The Promenade at The Dorchester was by far the most memorable moment of my stay. The setting is spectacular: the scent of roses, silk curtains, marble columns, plush banquets, and of course the tea itself – an exquisite selection to choose from, unlimited finger sandwiches, biscuits and cream (the best part!), and the tastiest sweets you can imagine. The entire experience was made better only by the impeccable service and a piano player that keyed some of the best medleys I’ve heard live.
Best time to go
My first choice is fall and spring, but this past winter stay was beyond pleasant – it was chilly and snowed a bit, quite picturesque. Plus the city was relatively empty, which is always a pleasure.
Having to pay for wifi (even in the lobby) is always a pet peeve of mine – and unfortunately, after I purchased a 3-day package, I still wasn’t able to connect for most of my stay. It’s always nice to unplug when on vacation, but if staying on business it can get very frustrating.
From $650 per night