Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus 334 yards (305 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.5 miles (4 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.1 miles (9.8 km). 5 tube (underground) stations within a half mile circle (0.8 km) , makes this a great choice for transport links. Located in a prime section of London, just behind Trafalgar Square and on the junction of Haymarket itself (which is home to the Theatre Royal Haymarket which is adjacent to the hotel) and Suffolk Place. The small turning of Suffolk Place sees a great deal less traffic than the busy roads that surround it. The Haymarket Hotel was newly opened on 1st May 2007 housed in a totally renovated Regency building (originally designed by John Nash). Actually backing onto the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery which lines the north west corner of Trafalgar Square. The square is one of the most visited places in London, once famed for its pigeons, but while some die hards do still feed the pigeons its not actually permitted any longer. Much of the square is now pedestrianised and whereas years ago traffic flowed all around it these days traffic only passes to the south side. Opposite the hotel is the Sports Bar, a popular evening venue for sports fan who enjoy a drink since it has no less than 20 screens showing sports events. From the Haymarket hotels location so much of central London is within walking distance. From theatreland which lines Shaftesbury Avenue to the north of Piccadilly Circus (300 yards), The shopping along Regent Street which runs parallel with Shaftesbury Avenue, Leicester Square 200 yards to the east or Covent Garden (with the ever popular piazza) 700 yards from the hotel. The open space of St James's Park is witnin 300 yards which itself is part of the grounds to Buckingham Palace. In a nutshell the hotel is in the centre of central London surronding by restaurants, bars and shops! Local places of interest are too numerous to name fully but a selection include St James's Palace (0.38 miles), 10 Downing Street (0.4 miles), Cleopatras Needle (0.45 miles), Michael Faraday Museum (0.49 miles) and London Transport Museum (0.49 miles).
Hotel in Detail:Trendy boutique/Hip style hotel which brings an a mix of the contemporary with the classical thanks to its designer Kit Kemp. As you enter the Haymarket's large lobby you will find an airy open space decorated with black, white and yellows and featuring a stainless steel work of art by Tony Cragg along with a black and white landscape painting by John Virtue. The lobby has been likened to being more of a stage set of a hotel than a hotel itself. The hotel itself features antique pieces of furniture along with modern works of art. A smart and comfortable hotel which is actually a John Nash Regency period building with a cream facade. A large union jack greets guests over the hotel entrance.
All bedrooms are individually decorated with some custom made items ensuring the rooms are never quite the same as any place else. Decor includes peppermint, rose and seaside blues. The style is modern English. In-room amenities include individually controlled air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet access, desk, dual line direct dial telephone with voicemail, cable flat screen TV, DVD/CD player (connects to ipod), minibar, safe and hairdryer. All rooms are of course en-suite. The bathrooms are finished in marble, granite, oak and glass along with a cast iron bath. Bathrooms have TV, phone and heated towel rail. Most bathroom also have a separate shower. Toiletries supplied.
Room service is provided 24/7.
The Haymarket hotel has a separate townhouse for guest accommodation. It can be configured for 2 to 5 bedrooms. It has its own street entrance and is also is connected to the main hotel itself. Amenities as with the hotel bedrooms.
Superior Double: Queen bed, 25 Sq m/ 270 Sq Ft
Luxury Double: King bed, 27 Sq m/ 290 Sq Ft
Deluxe Double: King bed, 35 Sq m/ 376 Sq Ft
Junior Suite: Separate seating area, King Bed, 45 sq m/ 484 sq ft
One Bedroom Suite: separate drawing room, King bed, 85 sq m/ 914 sq ft
Two Bedroom Suite: separate drawing room, King bed, 127 sq m/ 1367 sq ft
Townhouse: 118-223 sq m/ 1271-2400 sq ft
Dining Options:Brumus Restaurant and Bar: Unusually this restaurant is named after the hotel owners dog. Decorated with various shades of pink, reddish patterned wallpaper and Georgian style windows gives this restaurant its own individual character. Background music plays. Brasserie style serving modern European cuisine biased towards an Italian menu using fresh ingredients along with organic produce.
The adjoining bar has buzzy feel and is open throughout the day serving snacks alongside the full range of drinks (including wines by the glass and cocktails).
Brumus is a vast, colourful, light-filled restaurant and bar which is open all day for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. It serves well priced brasserie style food which places a strong emphasis upon fresh, seasonal and organic produce. The bar is a stylish place to meet throughout the day and evening, and serves snacks and a wide range of cocktails and wines by the glass.
Open: 07.00 till midnight (Sundays 08.00 till 23.00)
There are 3 rooms available for events and meetings. The ground floor Shooting gallery, with its eclectic style in line with the hotels feel, can handle up to 200 guests in a reception style. Its also possible to hire the swimming pool area for private functions.
The Haymarket hotel has its own basement located indoor swimming pool which measures 18 metre (60ft) long. Alongside the pool is a lounge and bar area. There is also a fully equipped gymnasium with cardio machines and free weights. A treatment room offersmassages, reflexology, facials, manicures and pedicures. Open Monday till Thursday 10.00 till 20.00, Friday and weekends 10.00 till 19.00.
The Haymarket Hotel has a full concierge service and is air-conditioned throughout. Guests have access to the hotels DVD library. Interior areas include a conservatory and a library. The hotel can arrange video conferencing facilities. Reception is open 24 hours.
Bedroom Numbers: 50 / 4 floors
Check-in: 13.00 (1 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainIf your not looking for anything except the Firmdale chain nearby from this brand are:
Ham Yard Hotel: is 0.3 miles (0.4 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 92% and rates start from about £360.
Soho Hotel (The): is 0.4 miles (0.6 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 99% and base rates begin at about £294.
Covent Garden Hotel: 0.5 miles (0.7 km), rated at 99% and with rates from around £312.
Charlotte Street Hotel: 0.7 miles (1.2 km), rated at 92% and with rates from around £259.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 99% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Firmdale Hotels across the chain average 93% so this hotel is one of the better rated Firmdale hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 11th from 866 London hotels, 1st of 8 Firmdale Hotels, and 8th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 5 star Threadneedles, Autograph Collection, with base rates beginning from £189 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Threadneedles, Autograph Collection also offers: free WiFi.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star 41 Hotel seems like it might fit the bill being 3.0 miles (4.8 km) from the Haymarket Hotel . The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (1 Suffolk Place, SW1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 27 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 7 three star hotels (average rating 85%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 80%). Coming out as the top rated hotel are Haymarket Hotel (this hotel) (5 star), the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star), the Soho Hotel (5 star) and the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) (all 4 are joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison.
Of the 52 closest hotels analysed we have base rate data for all of them. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £213 per night. They range from a low of £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 80%) up to £505 at Ritz Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £284, Four Star average: £156, Three Star average: £109 and Two Star average: £18.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for Haymarket Hotel 1st (joint) of 50 and 1st (joint) for the 27 five star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 40th of 52 (15th of 27 five star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 2nd of 50 for sheer value for money (SoHostel was top). A tremendous guest rating score resulted in a great value for money ranking even though the hotels base rates are above average for 5 star hotels.
London Hotel Awards:
Top Hotels in World: 20th, Top Hotels in Europe: 7th, Top Hotels in UK: 1st, Top Luxury Hotels in Europe: 10th, Top Luxury Hotels in UK: 2nd
New Development Winner in Deal of the Year awards.
2009: Gold Status for Ambience/Design
2007: Best new hotel in the UK
European Hotel Design Awards: Hotel Lobby & Public Areas