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The Dorchester Hotel - London

Hotel Rating: 5 Star Gym √ Spa √ Suites √ Quad Rooms √ Air-Conditioning √
Achieved a score of 91% from 2103 reviews
Rates from £385 per room
Address:
Park Lane, London, England, UK, W1A 2HJ

Hotel Vicinity:

Nearest: Tube Station: Hyde Park Corner 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.9 miles (1.4 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.4 miles (5.5 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km). There are 4 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). First opened on the 18th April 1931 the London Dorchester Hotel enjoys a superb location Park Lane in Mayfair opposite Hyde Park.
The hotel was the work of Sir Malcolm McAlpine and Sir Frances Towle who gave it the name of the grand house (Grosvenor House) that stood on the same spot before being demolished to make way for the hotel.
The hotel is almost in the centre of Park Lane some 450 yards from Hyde Park Corner. Park Lane is always busy being one of the major through roads in central London and is where most of the London tour buses park up and have stops along with many inter-city coaches. Interestingly Park Lane is one of a handful of central London roads that doesn't require payment of the congestion charge. However any road off of park Lane will still trigger the charge. Its part of the north-south through route down to Vauxhall Bridge. Mayfair of course is just about the most prestigious address in London where only the truly wealthy can afford to live. The area is a blend of high quality shopping at places such as Bond Street (jewellery and designer fashion), private residences and offices. Less than half a mile to the North is Marble Arch and Oxford Street. Europe's busiest and most densely shopping area Oxford Street is a must see for the London visitor. A similar distance to the south west is Knightsbridge, an upmarket shopping area and perhaps best known as the location of Harrods department store . Piccadilly runs from Hyde Park Corner all the way down to Piccadilly Circus which to all intents and purposes marks the centre of London. Just on the other side of Piccadilly is Green park which forms part of the grounds to Buckingham Place (0.6 miles) (home to the British Monarchy).
Other local attractions include Apsley House (0.2 miles), Wellington Arch (0.3 miles), Speakers Corner (0.4 miles), Michael Faraday Museum (0.5 miles), St James's Palace(0.7 miles) and the Wallace Collection (0.7 miles).

Hotel in Detail:

The Dorchester Hotel London has a well earned reputation as a leading 5 star hotel with a staff to guest ratio of 3:1.
All rooms are air conditioned, as are all public areas, and no two rooms are decorated to the same design or scheme, but they all have a 'Georgian Country House' style. Views are either out over Hyde Park on the opposite side of Park Lane or out over the hotels landscaped terraces.
Bedroom amenities include individually controlled air-conditioning, butler service, large flat screen TV, High speed internet access, internet radio, modem point, on demand movies and music, multi line direct dial telephone with voicemail and dual voltage power points.
Bathrooms in all rooms and suites are fitted with Italian marble with etched glass and chrome fittings. Most also bathrooms also enjoy natural daylight and are among the deepest baths in London.
Superior twin and double bedrooms look out over the hotel gardens and many have walk-in showers.
Deluxe twin and double bedrooms are larger with views of either Mayfair or Hyde Park and again many have walk-in showers.
Executive rooms have the same views as the deluxe rooms but are larger still. They all have walk-in showers and generous working space.
There are 53 suites, each one individual and featuring in-suite check-in. Original wooden panelling, use of highest quality fabrics, assorted pictures and accessories plus wonderful antiques make for an extravagant stay.
Stanhope suites have views over Mayfair with a separate bedroom a study-come-sitting room.
Belgravia suites overlook Hyde Park and many have a balcony with French windows.
Mayfair suite have views over Mayfair. hey feature a large sitting room and two bathrooms.
Park suites have views of Hyde Park and are suited to extended stays. Each has a balcony with French windows and separate sitting room and dining room.
Dorchester suites are each located in a corner of the hotel giving the suites their distinctively square shaped rooms. These suites are suited to guests who wish to entertain.
Room service is 24 hours. Room options include non-smoking rooms and rooms

Dinning: The Grill Room: Dedicated to the best of British cooking. Finest ingredients from around the British Isles along with an extensive wine list. Open: 7:00 till 10.30 am (weekends 8:00 am - 11:00 am), noon till 14.30 (weekends till 15.00), 18.30 till 23.00 (Saturday from 18.30).
The Promenade: Furbished by Thierry Despont. This where you can enjoy taking Tea at the Dorchester, with a pianist playing in the afternoons. The Promenade is the focus of The Dorchester, its glorious pillared sweep makes an ideal place from which to sink into a deep, soft sofa and watch the world go by or sip your drink at the Promenade bar, style in a crescent shape surrounded by leather chairs. Open all day ever day till 01.00. Tea served 14.30 and 16.45.
The Dorchester Bar: Chic and stylish. Here is where you will find he late Liberace's glass and rhinestone baby grand piano. A fine serpentine shaped Bar, velvet seating and with a lunchtime a La Carte menu of Italian specialities and wines. In the evening the Bar is an intimate jazz venue, where strong cocktails mixed by the Dorchester's Bar staff are the tradition. Open noon till 01.00 (till midnight Saturdays).
China Tang at The Dorchester (replaces the former Oriental restaurant): Created by David Tang. Best of Chinese cuisine. You can also just stay for drinks in this stunning looking setting. Open 11.00 till 15.30 (weekends till 16.00), 17.30 till midnight.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester: Michelin 3 star restaurant. Serving a French menu with a new approach to fine dining. With a modern and refined interpretation to the dishes and seasonal ingredients sourced largely from French and British suppliers. Signature dishes include Seasonal vegetables cooked in a "cocotte" Fillet of Angus beef and seared foie gras Rossini, "sacristan" potatoes, "PErigueux sauce" or the decadent Baba like in "Monte-Carlo". Here the decor is elegant and modern with light oak panelling and leather in shades of tan and cream and the ambience is light and vibrant. Off the wall design elements include lacquer walls studded with green silk buttons.
The Spatisserie: Exclusive to The Dorchester Spa is an intimate space for light lunches and afternoon tea. Enjoy the likes of bite size cakes, biscuits and pastries, savoury nibbles, and Champagne and Spa cocktails.
Parcafé: Coffee shop serving a wide range of  drinks, bites, Alchemy coffee (a South London roaster) and Harney and Sons teas and fresh juices. One of the finest artisanal coffee shops in London where guests are served by baristas who provide expert knowledge in all things coffee related. Options for bites include sandwiches, salads, fruits, in-house cookies, cupcakes, pastries and fudge. Even the wrapping is bespoke and your food and drinks can be taken as a take-away or or enjoyed in the coffee shop. There is also free WiFi available. Features rich textured dune tiles, a marbled floor and colourful floral displays.

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All public areas of the Dorchester Hotel London are fully air-conditioned.
The Dorchester Hotel facilities include The Spa, a fully featured Gym (range of cardio and resistance equipment including free weights) with separate sauna, steam and whirlpool bath areas for ladies and gentlemen. Large range of beauty treatments. The Spa also features a Charles Worthington unisex hairdressers.
You will also find onsite a barbershop (also manicures, pedicures), florist, gift shop, shopping gallery, concierge and a theatre desk.
The Dorchester hotel offers a complimentary shoe cleaning service and same day service for pressing, laundry and dry-cleaning available for garments received by 1pm.
For the business traveller or those wishing to hold events at the hotel there is a large choice of meeting and conference rooms that accommodate anywhere from 5 to 500 guests.
Additionally the hotel offers The Boardroom Business Centre for your secretarial and administrative needs. Services provided include mobile phone rental, print, copy, fax and computer/laptop hire with office applications and internet access.
Bedroom Numbers: 248
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon

Parking:

Private parking is available on site and costs £50 per day.

Internet:

Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 80% 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: 49th from 859 London hotels, and 32nd of 131 five star rated hotels.
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Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Dorchester Hotel London and not too far away (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 5 star Grosvenor House (A JW Marriott Hotel), where prices begin from around £303 and which has a 79% guest satisfaction rating.
If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Millennium Hotel Mayfair. 0.2 miles from the Dorchester Hotel London (0.3 km), has been rated at 77% by past guests and has rates from around £163.
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 5 Star 41 Hotel could be a good choice, it's only 0.8 miles (1.2 km) from here. The 41 Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.

Local hotels analysed:

The 50 nearest hotels around this area (53 Park Lane, W1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 35 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 15 four star hotels (average rating 81%) and 1 three star hotel (rated 53%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated are Lanesborough Hotel London (5 star) and also the Halkin Hotel (5 star) (both 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.
For the nearest 50 hotels in the area we have base rate data on all of them. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £303 per night. Rates range from £109 at Park Lane Mews Hotel (4 Star, 67%) with top rates of £730 at Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane (5 Star, 98%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £367, Four Star average: £167 and Three Star average: £119.
Summary:
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Dorchester Hotel London 8th (joint) of 51 nearby hotels and 7th (joint) for the 35 five star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 45th of 51 (29th of 35 five star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 34th of 49 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Halkin Hotel was top).
Parking: very limited onsite. Nearby public pay car parks.
Awards:
Top 100 UK Hoteliers Awards 2016: 5th place
One of the top ten hotels in London: HerladScotland newspaper 2015 / Telegraph newspaper
Conde Nast Traveller:
2016: 4th best UK business hotel
Tripadvisor:
2012: Top Luxury Hotel in UK (8th in World, 4th in Europe)
Travel and Leisure Magazine: 2009 top in UK/London
Visitbritain.com-Enjoyengland.com 2008 awards: Large Hotel of the Year 'Silver Award'
Tea Council:
Top place for Afternoon Tea in London 2007 Tea Council Award.
Award for excellence 2008 thru 2013
Sunday Times Travel Magazine: 2009 Top UK Large Hotel
Condé Nast Gold List
2012: Best for Rooms

2010: No.1 UK Business Hotel
2007: Gold status for service

2006: Top UK business hotel
VisitLondon:
2007 Gold award as top London large hotel.
Forbes Top 400: 2008, 2007
five star rated 2014
World Travel Awards
Englands Leading Hotel 2010
Worlds Leading Luxury Hotel Nomination 2010
Worlds Leading Landmark Hotel Nomination 2010

Dorchester Hotel London Locality Information

Districts Close by:

Mayfair, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Piccadilly, Green Park, Oxford Street

Nearest Major Airports:

London City (7.3 miles, 11.8 km), Heathrow (14.5 miles, 23.4 km), Gatwick (24.4 miles, 39.3 km), Luton (27.8 miles, 44.8 km), Stansted (31 miles, 50 km)

Nearest Tube Stops:

Hyde Park Corner (0.3 miles, 0.5 km), Green Park (0.4 miles, 0.6 km), Marble Arch (0.5 miles, 0.8 km), Bond Street (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)


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