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Cafe Royal Hotel London

Hotel Rating: 5 Star Free WiFi √ Gym √ Spa √ Swimming Pool √ Sauna √
Achieved a score of 90% from 2615 reviews
Rates from £323 per room
68 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 5EL, England, UK

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 metres while suites range from 51 to 212 square metres.

Dining Options:

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.

Hotel Vicinity:

Nearest: Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus 158 yards (144 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.5 miles (0.8 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.7 miles (4.3 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.9 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 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.
Bedroom Numbers: 160 / 6 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.5 out of 5 by 2615 past guests
>>> (average customer rating 4.6 out of 5 from 566 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 15 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 2049 reviews)


Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs £50 per day.


WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.


Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 865 London hotels, and 54th of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 5 star W Hotel London Leicester Square, whose lowest rates start at about £419 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating.
If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel. 0.1 miles from here (0.1 km), has been rated at 72% by past guests and has rates from around £329.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Haymarket Hotel seems like a possible option. The Haymarket Hotel is only 0.2 miles (0.4 km) away. The Haymarket Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.

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 88%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 4 three star hotels (average rating 87%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 83%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated are Haymarket Hotel (5 star), the Soho Hotel (5 star), the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) and the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star) (all 4 are joint top with 99%).
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 £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 83%) with top rates of £505 at Ritz Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £290, Four Star average: £161, Three Star average: £116 and Two Star average: £18.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We rank Cafe Royal Hotel London 12th (joint) of 50 and 6th (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 30th of 39 for pure value for money (SoHostel 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 years.
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