London is a firm favourite with travellers, both young and old and from all corners of the globe. With so much to see, do and explore, it’s hardly surprising that London remains one of the most popular cities in the world.
With thanks to trivago’s UK top hotel awards 2015 and using our online user ratings, we have found the top 10 highest-rated hotels in London. From Cinema Suites to Michelin-starred restaurants, these hotels certainly have it all.
South Place Hotel
3 South Place, London, EC2M 2AF[caption id="attachment_8174" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] South Place Hotel Room with mansard ceiling[/caption]
The South Place Hotel, situated close to Liverpool Street, is an oasis of splendour and calm, and a mere stone’s throw from vibrant Shoreditch.
The hotel’s South Place King room is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, mirrors and decorated in a sleek Scandinavian-inspired interior, which ensures the room has a light and airy feel. In keeping with the Nordic theme, each suite is fitted with a 40-inch Bang & Olufsen TV as well as a savvy Media Hub for all your technology needs.[caption id="attachment_8374" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] The beautiful dining room in Suite 610[/caption]
51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites and Residences
51 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AF[caption id="attachment_8380" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] One of the many beautifully designed suites at 51 Buckingham Gate[/caption]
This 5-star heritage hotel is located on the doorsteps of Westminster Cathedral and Buckingham Palace and is within easy reach of all London’s major tourist sites.
The palatial hotel overlooks an oriental-inspired private courtyard and boasts three outstanding restaurants – including the Michelin-starred Quilon – as well as two bars, a state-of-the-art gym and spa.[caption id="attachment_8382" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] The Cinema Suite[/caption]
The hotel’s Cinema Suite was created by acclaimed Indian designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, and is decorated with beautiful soft furnishings, warm colours and striking paintings, which adorn the walls. For movie lovers, there’s even an 85-inch high-definition TV in the room’s spacious living room – perfect for watching your favourite film.
The Halkin by Como
5 Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DJ[caption id="attachment_8484" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Deluxe Room at The Halkin by Como[/caption]
The Halkin by Como is found in the heart of Belgravia and offers luxurious accommodation in London’s royal district. The hotel’s bright and spacious design exudes a relaxing and stress-free atmosphere, which is ideal for guests to unwind in.[caption id="attachment_8486" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] The Halkin’s Michelin-starred restaurant – Ametsa with Arzak Instruction[/caption]
For food lovers, The Halkin’s Michelin-starred restaurant – Ametsa with Arzak Instruction – is a haven of traditional Basque cuisine. Serving only seasonal produce, the restaurant’s menu showcases the rustic, earthy flavours of the region.
The hotel’s glamourous Deluxe Room is flooded with natural light and fitted with decadent Pomelé Sapele veneers, a marble bathroom and large lounge area.
10 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9HB[caption id="attachment_8494" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The tastefully-designed Brassiere Max[/caption]
Surrounded by some of the capital’s best restaurants and bars, the Covent Garden Hotel is the ideal base for anyone looking to explore London’s nightlife. Aside from the hotel’s proximity to some amazing haunts, it is also conveniently close to the Royal Opera House and Soho.
Covent Garden’s stylish restaurant and cocktail bar, Brassiere Max, serves delicious, expertly-cooked fare and is a treat for any guest. We highly recommend the scrumptious duck breast, which is served with Savoy cabbage, pancetta, chestnuts and a red wine jus.[caption id="attachment_8496" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Queen Room[/caption]
After all that food, you’ll probably be tired, so why not check-in to one of the hotel’s homely Queen Rooms? The guestrooms are expertly designed and feature a comfortable Queen-size bed and crisp white bed linens.
17-19 Egerton Terrace, London, SW3 2BX[caption id="attachment_8500" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] The hotel’s beautiful lounge[/caption]
The pristine Egerton House has a long and interesting history and has played host to lords and ladies throughout the centuries. A neighbour of Harrods, the hotel is ideally suited for the shopaholic in your life.
With 28 beautiful rooms to choose from, as well as a warm and inviting lounge and bar, Egerton House is the perfect home away from home.[caption id="attachment_8502" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Deluxe King Room[/caption]
The hotel’s Deluxe King Room features a stunning full-length bay window, opulent King-size bed, which is fitted with 200 thread-count Belgian linens and a soft fur throw.
1 Suffolk Place, London, SW1Y 4HX
[caption id="attachment_8506" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The elegant rooms at the Haymarket[/caption]
A chic, cosmopolitan design-hotel, the Haymarket is one of London’s most stylish hotels and is conveniently situated between St James’ and Covent Garden.
If you’re looking to have a sophisticated light lunch with friends, why not try the Haymarket’s sumptuous Afternoon Tea? Served in the hotel’s Brumus Bar and Restaurant, Afternoon Tea consists of a wide selection of savoury and sweet treats, all served with a cup of English Breakfast Tea.[caption id="attachment_8508" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] The Haymarket’s luxurious swimming pool[/caption]
Not just an ordinary swimming pool, the hotel’s ornate pool features a beautifully-designed bar area and its ceiling is decorated with hundreds of fibre-optic lights, creating an impressive ambience for guests to enjoy.
Cheval Three Quays at the Tower of London
40 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3 6AG[caption id="attachment_8512" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Exceptional views of Tower Bridge[/caption]
Located in the heart of London, Cheval Three Quays, offers breath-taking views over the Tower of London, the Thames, Tower Bridge, The Shard and HMS Belfast. The luxurious hotel provides apartment style accommodation and is ideal for any guest looking for a city centre stay and the independence which apartments offer.[caption id="attachment_8514" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Chic and cosy room[/caption]
Suites are contemporarily-designed and feature all the luxuries experienced travellers come to expect, such as free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, walk-in rain shower and soft bed linens.
41 Buckingham Palace Rd, SW1W 0PS, London[caption id="attachment_8518" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Imposing entrance at Hotel 41[/caption]
Despite being located just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, Hotel 41 is nevertheless a quiet and intimate retreat, effortlessly invoking the grandeur and glamour of regal London.
The hotel offers just 30 elegant rooms and suites, each furnished to a high standard. While no two rooms at the 41 are the same, all share the hotel’s characteristic black-and-white motif and feature personal touches, such as fresh fruit, flowers and scented candles.[caption id="attachment_8520" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Striking glass ceiling in one of Hotel 41’s rooms[/caption]
The boutique hotel prides itself on its personal level of service, with personnel outnumbering guests two-to-one.
4 Richmond Mews, London, W1D 3DH
Located on a quiet street in lively Soho, one of London’s most popular boroughs for entertainment and nightlife, The Soho Hotel is a great place for those looking to enjoy the delights of the Big Smoke.
Evoking a sophisticated mix of innovative design and bohemian chic, guest rooms feature statement ceiling-to-floor warehouse-style windows, as well as a range of modern conveniences such as WiFi, flat screen TVs and iPod docking stations.[caption id="attachment_8524" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Chic bar – perfect for a cocktail[/caption]
The Soho Hotel also features two state-of-the-art screening rooms – why not enjoy a three-course meal followed by a movie of the week with The Film Club?
Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD
[caption id="attachment_8148" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] The Corinthia certainly has the wow factor[/caption]
Found in the heart of the city, the Corinthia London faultlessly combines the old and the new in timeless style. Situated in a grand Victorian building dating from 1885, the hotel’s interiors echo the traditional architecture of the period with soaring grand ceilings, decorative coving and classic furnishings.
Meanwhile, all guest rooms feature the best in comfort, including King-size beds, as well as complimentary WiFi access, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso coffee machines.
Of course, the most modern touch at the Corinthia is the ESPA Life spa. Billed as the ‘next generation’ of spas, the centre offers an integrated approach to wellness and features 17 treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, an ice fountain and much more – all spread over four floors.
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