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Cafe Royal Hotel London

Hotel Rating: 5 Star Free WiFi √ Gym √ Spa √ Swimming Pool √ Sauna √
Achieved a score of 94% from 1329 reviews
Rates from £323 per room
UK *020 3027 6131 US/Canada: 1-800-279-7898 (*normal network charges)
68 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 5EL, England, UK

Hotel Vicinity:

Nearest: Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus 0.1 miles (0.1 km), Train Station: Charing Cross 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Motorway Junction: M1 junction 1: 5.8 miles (9.3 km). A truly prime location at the bottom of Regent Street by Piccadilly Circus and on the eastern border of Mayfair places the Café Royal Hotel London in the very centre of London. The hotel is the focus of the massive Quadrant development with 44,000 square feet of public space of which 16,000 square feet is shopping space and the area is largely traffic free. Regent Street is one of the premier shopping and entertainment areas within London with Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square at its south end and Soho on its east side. Along the street you will find names synonymous with London such as Carnaby Street, Hamleys toy store and the London Palladium Theatre. This is also part of Theatreland and the West End with 10 theatres within 300 yards. Soho is known for its adult clubs and excellent restaurants and itself is opposite China Town with several oriental restaurants and clubs. All-in-all one of the best locations you could hope in the very heart of central London close to all the major attractions.

Hotel in Detail:

Laying claims to the best located central London 5 star hotel is the Café Royal hotel. Sitting by Piccadilly Circus which in practical terms is the very centre of London (although officially that is Charing Cross Station) amidst the vibrant shops, bars, restaurants and amazing nightlife of London's West End. The hotel is steeped in history and has enjoyed many famous visitors in is long past such as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf.
The suites and bedrooms have an original and graceful air featuring luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen. Guests rooms have the best of today's tech including to personal laptops with wireless internet access, Espresso coffee maker, tea making facilities, DVD player, Ipod docking station and minibar. The bathrooms are finished in luxury Carrara marble and have both a bathtub and a separate shower as well as double basins, bathrobes, slippers and TV's. The provided towels are larger than standard for extra comfort and the supplied toiletries are from designer British brands. This high end hotel offers each room a dedicated butler to attend to the smallest of details.
Room service is 24 hours. Iron and ironing board available on request. Evening turndown service.
Bedrooms average 37 square meters while suites range from 51 to 212 square meters.

Dining Options:

The Grill Room: 60 seat capacity. Features a champagne bar. Exudes a sense of occasion and features live entertainment. The ceiling is in an ornate Louis XVI style with elaborate gold leaf detailing and enriched panelled mouldings. Mirrors cover the wall giving a heightened sense of space.
The Domino Room: 60 seat capacity. Commanding and luxurious feel at this fine dining restaurant. Guests dine under a sumptuous canopy of bold cartouches surrounding still life canvases of fruit, flowers and small birds.
Ten Room: Brasserie style restaurant show the cosmopolitan nature of the Café Royals style. Serves an A la carte breakfast, lunch, dinner, light snacks and bespoke afternoon tea.
Bar: Glamour style and setting for this bar serving cocktails, wines and spirits along with a selection of bar dishes.
Brings back the age when bohemian intellects favoured Absinthe as their preferred drink at the Café Royal. Absinthe at the Bar are shots served straight up traditionally, from the steady drizzle of the absinthe fountain.
Café1865 at Café Royal: Serving a range of high-quality cakes and pastries, strudels, butter cakes, cookies, biscuits, chocolates and an all-day barista espresso coffee bar.

One of the hotels highlights is undoubtedly the 120 square meters Wellbeing Centre over two floors (lower floor has wet room, dry sauna, Watsu pool, upper floor has yoga studio and gym) with its large lap pool and four different areas, corresponding to the four natural elements: spa/water, gym/fire, yoga/air and organic bar/earth. The spa offers a variety of Watsu hydro-experiences, a private and public Hammam and signature Akasha treatments. Moods are enhanced by restorative music, aromas and gentle lighting. The gymnasium is equipped with the latest in high tech machines, including Kinesis machines. Yoga, Tai-Chi and Pilates are offered in the calming area, with bespoke classes. An all-organic lounge and bar area offers a healthy, nourishing assortment of snacks and juices.

There is a dedicated 24 hour business centre along with small meeting rooms available.
Luggage storage available.
Hotel is fully non-smoking.
Other services: Check-in via Apple devices.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 94% by past guests. The London average is 78% and the average for 5 star hotels is 88%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 9th from 802 London hotels, and 7th of 111 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.3 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 5 star Radisson Blu Hampshire Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £152 and which has an 84% guest satisfaction rating. The Radisson Blu Hampshire Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Lord Milner Belgravia. 1.2 miles from here (2.0 km), has been rated at 80% by past guests and has rates from around £94.
Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 5 Star 41 Hotel may well be of interest to you, it's only 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from here. The 41 Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.

Local hotels analysed:

The closest fifty hotels around this area (68 Regent Street, W1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 26 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 85%) and 6 three star hotels (average rating 83%). Top rated of the local hotels are the Haymarket Hotel (5 star), the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) and also the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) (all joint top with 96%).
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £192 per night. Rates range from £70 at The Z Hotel Piccadilly (3 Star, 84%) and the highest rates top out at £390 at Claridge's Hotel (5 Star, 90%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £239, Four Star average: £149 and Three Star average: £113.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Cafe Royal Hotel London 5th (joint) of 50 and 5th (joint) for the 26 five star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotels is 45th of 50 (21st of 26 five star hotels.) for base rates. To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotels a ranking of 15th of 49 for sheer bang for buck (Haymarket Hotel was top).


Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £50 per day.


WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Bedroom Numbers: 160 / 6 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: noon


For more than a century the Cafe Royal was a highly acclaimed restaurant on Regent Street having been established in 1865 by Thevenon, a French wine merchant. Over the years it has seen a wide spectrum of famous and infamous patrons along with members of the Royal family. It was also home to the National Sporting Club from 1951. The Cafe Royal closed in December 2008. The grade I listed Cafe Royal Hotel is owned by Israel-based Alrov Group who paid £90 million pounds for a 125 year lease. The building is owned Stanwood Hotel group.
Trivia: In 1894 night porter Marius Martin was found with two bullets in his head in the building. In 2003 a 47-year-old Ukrainian cleaner was found dead in a broom cupboard. Oscar Wilde had his only civil meeting with the Marquis of Queensberry there and also lunched with Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie).

Café Royal Hotel London Locality Information

Districts Close by:

Piccadilly, Soho, Mayfair

Nearest Major Airports:

London City Airport (8 miles, 12.9 km), Heathrow (13.9 miles, 22.4 km), Gatwick (24.3 miles, 39 km), Luton (27.5 miles, 44.3 km), Stansted (31.3 miles, 50.4 km)

Nearest Tube Stops:

Piccadilly Circus (0.1 miles, 0.2 km), Leicester Square (0.3 miles, 0.5 km), Green Park (0.4 miles, 0.6 km), Oxford Circus (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

For more than one hundred and fifty years the Cafe Royal has stood at this location