Hotel in Detail:As you enter The Cavendish London the first sight you will see is the chic hotel lobby with its soft purple lighting and its collection of contemporary art. This sets the tone for the rest of the hotel. Contemporary and luxurious in a historic building.
Bedrooms have an elegant decor with low key lighting and are all air-conditioned. The adjoining bathrooms are having fittings from Villeroy and Boch. All rooms have the Accentic high-end digital broadcast and on-demand interactive TV system. This gives access to a wide range of information and entertainment channels with a unique menu system. There are over 600 channels.
In-room facilities include high speed internet access, Hairdryer, Telephone with Voicemail Facilities, Mini Bar, tea/coffee tray, sony playstation, CD player and Safe (large enough to fit a laptop).
Classic rooms: 18-20 sq metres. These rooms have a queen sized bed. Decor uses earth tones to create a relaxing ambience. Plasma Television and bathrooms have a walk-in shower.
Superior Rooms: 20-23 sq metres. Furnished with a King or queen sized bed or twin beds. Decorated at classic rooms. Bathroom has a power shower.
Executive Rooms: 27-35 sq metres. These have either a King sized bed or twin beds. Bathrooms have a walk-in power shower.
Junior Suites: 30-40 sq metres. Open plan with elegant decor. These suites are all on the 15th floor. The suites have the benefit of an Ipod docking station, Bose music centre and bathrooms with walk-in power shower.
Penthouse Suites: 52-63 sq metres. On the 15 floor. Decorated in the same style as the other hotel bedrooms. They have one bedroom with a King size bed. Full range of facilities found in all the other rooms and suites including walk-in power shower, ipod docking station and Bose wave music centre.
24 hour room service.
Please note the Hotel IS no-smoking in all areas.
Dining Options:The Restaurant: Serves modern British cuisine with a European slant. The menu changes on a monthly basis and according to the season. All three meals are served from a full English breakfast to informal A La Carte lunchtime and evening menus. There is also a special pre-theatre menu. The restaurant has views of Jermyn Street and St James's.
Breakfast: 06.30 till 10.30 (07.00 till noon weekends), Lunch: noon till 14.30 (weekends closed), Pre-Theatre: 17.30 till 18.30, dinner: 17.30 till 22.30
Lobby Bar: large range of international top brand drinks along with a snack menu. Chosen by guests as an ideal place for a pre-theatre drink or for meting friends and family.
Open: 07.30 till 00.30 (Friday till 02.00, Saturday 11.00 till 02.00, Sunday 16.00 till 00.30).
The Lounge: This the place to relax in the rich sofas and armchairs and in the 'cosy' ambience. Newspapers are provided for guest use. WiFi internet connection is accessible from the lounge. Something for everyone with a table service for snacks (gourmet and deli sandwiches, soups and salads), fresh coffee, selection of teas along with soft and alcoholic drinks.
Open: 07.00 till 23.30 (Sunday from 10.00).
The Cavendish London has 5 function/meeting rooms. They are all located on first floor of the hotel, accommodating meetings from 2 to 80 delegates. The complete floor can be hired for functions. All rooms make use of natural daylight, have WiFi and are fully air-conditioned.
There is a business centre which includes 3 computer workstations. Full service concierge team are available 24/7.
Hotel guests get a discount at a nearby health club.
Free WiFi in public areas.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Green Park 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.6 miles (1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.8 miles (4.5 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.9 miles (9.5 km). The Cavendish London is in a prime location, in the heart of London and in the exclusive St. James's area. Yards from Piccadilly and famous shops such as Fortnum and Mason. Piccadilly also marks the boundary between St James's and another exclusive area at Mayfair. Wonderful shopping, cafes, bars and theatres are all to be found in the surrounding areas which include Regent Street, Bond Street, Piccadilly and Knightsbridge. A short walk is Clarence House, Green Park and St James's Park which all make up the grounds of Buckingham Palace, official residence of the Queen. Just 350 yards from the heart of London's west End at Piccadilly Circus. All London's attractions are within easy reach, nearest include the White Cube Gallery 52 yards (47 metres), Royal Academy of Arts 123 yards (112 metres), Weiss Gallery 123 yards (112 metres), Spencer House 352 yards (321 metres), (47 metres) Ripleys Believe it or Not 352 yards (321 metres), (47 metres) Michael Faraday Museum 352 yards (321 metres), (47 metres) St James's Palace 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Houses of Parliament 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Westminster Abbey 0.7 miles (1.1 km) and London's most popular attraction, The London Eye 0.9 miles (1.4 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 230 / 15 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £8 per hour.
Internet:WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 57th from 866 London hotels, and 19th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 4 star Doubletree by Hilton London Kensington, whose lowest rates start at about £115 and which has a 77% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Gainsborough Hotel. 0.0 miles away (0.1 km), has scored 60% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £69.
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 Egerton House Hotel seems like a possible option. The Egerton House Hotel is only 0.5 miles (0.7 km) away. The Egerton House Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (81 Jermyn Street, SW1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 26 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 20 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 4 three star hotels (average rating 87%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 83%). Top 4 star hotels are Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel and the Amba Charing Cross (both 98%). Coming out as the top rated hotels are Haymarket Hotel (5 star), the Soho Hotel (5 star) and also the Connaught Hotel (5 star) (all 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 nearest fifty one hotels we have base rates for all of them. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £224 per night. They range from a low of £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 83%) up to £505 at Ritz Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £305, Four Star average: £151, Three Star average: £116 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 The Cavendish London 12th (joint) of 50 and 6th (joint) for the 20 four star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 17th of 51 (13th of 20 four star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 15th of 48 for sheer value for money (SoHostel was top).
History:The Ascott group paid £158.8 million pounds for the hotel in August 2012. Was called The Cavendish Hotel until 2012. Was called the De Vere Cavendish St. Jame's Hotel until 2007.
One of the oldest surviving hotels in London. 81 Jermyn Street was first built in 1674 although it has undergone major additions and reconstruction over the years. It is unknown exactly when it first became a hotel but was sometime in the late 1700's with a new lease being applied for in 1811. It was at that time called Millers Hotel and was noted as being 'very old' ( it also was made up partly of 20 Duke Street). A second floor was added in 1816. During the 1830's the hotels name was changed to the 'Orleans Hotel' and then to its now famous name of 'the Cavendish' in 1836. In 1904 it came under the ownership of perhaps its best known owner, British chef Rosa Lewis, the infamous "Duchess of Duke Street". She took over ownership from Excelsior Lewis. Rosa Lewis gained notoriety over her alleged affair withKing Edward VII. In 1911 Rosa gained new leases for the 'Hotel Andre' (and formerly known as the 'British Hotel' prior to 1908) at the adjacent numbers 82 and 83 Jermyn Street (along with those for 18,19 and 20 Duke Street). The 3 buildings (81-83) being renovated to become one hotel under the Cavendish name.
Gold Accreditation by Green Tourism for London (first London hotel to achieve this in 2008).
2010: Gold for Sustainable Tourism
2009 Gold for Outstanding Customer Service Award
HRS Excellence in Business management (large hotel) 2010