Hotel Rating: 5 StarFree WiFi √ Gym √ Spa √Achieved a score of 93% from 753 reviews
Rates from £512 per room
UK *020 3027 6131 US/Canada: 1-800-279-7898 (*normal network charges)
68 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 5EL, England, UK
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
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
Bedrooms average 37 square meters while suites range from 51 to 212 square
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 à 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.
‘Absinthe at the Bar’ 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 93% by past guests (however its currently trending higher, see note at the top of the page for its 7 day ranking). The London average is 78% and the average for 5 star hotels is 87%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Milesfaster ranking: 20th from 770 London hotels, and 13th of 106 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Café Royal Hotel London and not too far away (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 5 star W Hotel London Leicester Square, where prices begin from around £280 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating. The W Hotel London Leicester Square also offers: a gym, a spa.
Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Sanctum Soho Hotel. 0.1 miles away (0.2 km), has scored 79% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £165 (theres free WiFi too). Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 5 Star Corinthia Hotel London could be a good choice, it's only 0.6 miles (0.9 km) from here. The Corinthia Hotel London has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £40 per day.
Wi-Fi 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 Théveno, 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)