Hotel Rating: 5 StarFree WiFi √Gym √Spa √Swimming Pool √Sauna √ Achieved a score of 105% from 2093 reviews
Rates from £323 per room
68 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 5EL, England, UK
Nearest: Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus158 yards(144 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross0.5 miles(0.8 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway2.7 miles(4.3 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 15.9 miles(9.5 km). 4 tube (underground) stations within a half mile circle (0.8 km) , makes this a great choice for transport links. 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 metres while suites range from 51 to 212 square
The Oscar Wilde Bar: 60 seat capacity. Was formerly the iconic Grill Room
and dates all the way back to 1865. 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. Afternoon
tea served hourly between noon and 16.00. 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. Green Bar: Inspired by the Café Royal Cocktail Book compiled in 1937.
A vibrant cocktail
venue serving Botanicals and Tonics
alongside classic cocktails and a selection of light lunch dishes
and small plates.
The Botanicals and Tonics are the signature cocktails of the Green Bar with a wide
variety of 18 gins to partner with 7 different tonics. You can also indulge
in the iconic Absinthe experience which was the favourite drink of the bohemian
intellects who once frequented Café Royal many years ago.
Open noon till midnight. The Club:
Sits on the first floor and is designed to be a comfortable and creative space for members.
Precious historic spaces have been sensitively modernised to create an
elegant sanctum and exclusive haven in the heart of London.
Open from 07.00 until late for breakfast, lunch,
cocktails, dinner and drinks. Dessert Restaurant by Sarah Barber: The first ever dessert
restaurant in London (created pastry chef Sarah Barber). Opens out onto
Regent Street and serves high quality breakfasts, light lunches,
patisseries, afternoon teas, hot drinks and wines. In the evening, the
dessert restaurant features a selection of sweet treats in place of the
traditional starters all served with optional wine pairing. Each tasting
experience includes a range of savoury bites. The restaurants design
features Siena marble.
Three dessert tasting menus are served from 18.00 to 23.30pm.
Open 08.00 till 23.00.
One of the hotels highlights is undoubtedly the 120 square metres
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.
Bedroom Numbers: 160 / 6 floors Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm) Check-out: noon
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.Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 105% by past guests.
The London average is 87% and the average for 5 star hotels is 96%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating)
and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 37th from 846 London hotels, and 3rd of 128 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 Sofitel St. James London Hotel,
whose lowest rates start at about £292 and which has a 125% guest satisfaction rating. The Sofitel St. James London Hotel also offers: free WiFi, a spa.
If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Radisson Blu Hampshire Hotel. 0.3 miles
from here (0.4 km), has been rated at 90%
by past guests and has rates from around £214 (theres free WiFi too). Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 4 Star Melia White House Hotel may be one too look at being 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the Cafe Royal Hotel London. The St Paul's Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:
The 50 nearest hotels around this area (68 Regent Street, W1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius.
The breakdown by star rating is
25 five star hotels (average rating 96%),
19 four star hotels (average rating 94%),
5 three star hotels (average rating 90%) and
1 two star hotel (rated 87%).
Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Sofitel St. James London Hotel (5 star) at 125%.
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide.
Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £219 per night.
Rates range from £22 at SoHostel (2 Star, 87%) with top rates of £715 at Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel (5 Star, 105%).
Rates broken down by star rating:
Five Star average: £286,
Four Star average: £170,
Three Star average: £109 and
Two Star average: £22.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We rank Cafe Royal Hotel London 3rd (joint) of 50
and 3rd (joint) for the 25 five star hotels in the area. For lowest base rates in the area this hotel ranks 46th of 50 (21st of 25 five star hotels.). Our ranking for this hotel based on both its rates and its user rating is 11th of 44
for pure value for money (Sofitel St. James London Hotel was top).
Opened the first dessert restaurant in
London in March 2016. The work of pastry chef Sarah Barber who became the
first female chef at the hotel after 151 years of history at the Hotel cafe
Royal. Interestingly her grandfather also ran the hotels kitchens in past
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)