Hotel in Detail:This Edwardian hotel provides an intimate, traditional and charming environment (much like a country house) in a prime location. The Dukes Hotel St James's feels much like a discreet gentleman's club and is a modern luxury boutique hotel. The lobby area has a mahogany concierge desk. Setback from the main surrounding areas and located in a no-through road ensuring a level of privacy not too may hotels in this part of London can stake claim to. The hotel is home to its own collection of portraits, drawings and antique furniture
Each room at the Dukes Hotel has a classic contemporary style. Amenities include guest controlled air-conditioning, bedside fibre optics reading light, desk, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, private bar, armchair, room safe, satellite flat screen television (with on demand movies) and two line telephones with dataport and voicemail. Rooms have marble en-suite facilities with with bath/shower, hairdryer and robes. Speakers suitable for an Ipod and a DVD player are available on request. Free newspaper and shoe shine. Floors have lift (x2) access.
Penthouse suite has views over Green Park.
single 13 m², classic 17 m², superior 18.5 m², luxury 20 m², junior suite 23 m², deluxe suite 38 m², penthouse suite (7 foot bed) 65 m².
Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Dining Options:The Dukes Bar: Famous for it's Martinis (Prince Charles and Princess Diana have been amongst the famous people who have taken Martinis' here), comfortable and relaxing. Furnished with velvet sofas with a marble fireplace and mahogany bar top. Enjoy a cocktail or glass of champagne at any time of the day. The Bar has some famous cognacs some over 150 years old which have been collected by the hotel. Open to both guests and locals. Furnished with blue velvet chairs and portrait paintings from the hotels collection.
GBR restaurant: British food at its best. GBR stands for Great British restaurant. An all-day dining experience in a great atmosphere, offering simple dishes cooked in an extraordinary space in true British style. There is something for everyone at GBR. Typical dishes include Trealy Farm charcuterie with pickled vegetables; Yorkshire venison with bubble and squeak; Isle of Gigha halibut with clams, red wine and foraged sea herbs; Fish and chips with beer batter and mushy peas; Treacle sponge with custard and roasted banana; and Dark chocolate mousse with hazelnut. The all-day dining concept of GBR is to work with core ingredients meticulously prepared bringing out the flavours of each ingredient. Finding the perfect balance between seasonally inspired dishes and great British favourites.
Afternoon tea (15.00 till 17.30) can be taken in the Drawing Room and Conservatory which has views over the courtyard Zen garden. Also serves breakfast (continental and full English) and light meals through the day.
Cognac and Cigar Garden: Opened in August 2010 to overcome the UK indoor smoking ban. With an extensive collection of fine cigars this courtyard garden is designed to provide a relaxing environment for guests to enjoy drinks and cigars and has outdoor heaters for cooler nights.
Open: 20.00 till midnight.
The PJ Lounge: Perrier Jouet lounge. This is where the finest Champagne and Champagne cocktails from partner Perrier Jouet are served in an intimate, enticing and relaxed setting. The decor features rich gold and forest green tones and a hand-stitched carpet. The furnishings make use of bright splashes of green and rose tones with throw pillows giving a contemporary twist and walls are decorated with portraits of classic bottles.
The Dukes hotel has its own onsite Health Club & Spa located in the basement with a resident beauty therapist. Facilities include a modern gymnasium (open 24 hours) with cardio machines and an Italian marble steam room.
Steam Room: 08.00 till 20.00
Treatment Room: Weekdays 09.00 till 19.00. Saturday 10.00 till 18.00.
The Dukes Hotel London has 4 meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 120 guest reception style.
Front desk is manned 24/7. Luggage storage facilities and dry cleaning services provided. On the ground floor is a computer workstation with internet access for guest use.
Please note that smoking is not allowed in part of the hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Green Park 281 yards (256 metres), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.7 miles (1.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.9 miles (4.6 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6 miles (9.7 km). The Dukes Hotel London is centrally located between the grounds of Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly. This area is known as St James's and is one of the most exclusive areas in London. Piccadilly itself has great shopping with many famous names such as Fortnum and Mason, used by the late Diana Princess of Wales and just on the northern side is the sought after area of Mayfair. Even closer to the hotel is St James's Palace which was home to the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother. On the other side of St James Palace is Green Park, St James Park and Buckingham Palace. Most of London's attractions are easily accessible , many within walking distance. The hotel is at the West end of Pall Mall while at the East end of pall Mall is Trafalgar Square, famous for Nelsons Column and the now removed pigeons. Its just a 1/3rd of a mile walk to very heart of London's nightlife and its theatreland which centres around Piccadilly Circus. Bond Street where you will find some of the best jewellery and designer fashion shops in the UK is 0.2 miles to the north. The hotel is actually located in a small and quiet side street that is a dead end, meaning traffic noise is mush lower than other central areas. Some local places of interest include Royal Academy of Arts (0.2 miles), Michael Faraday Museum (0.3 miles), Trocadero Centre (0.4 miles) and the Queens Gallery (0.4 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 90 (11 suites) / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Small Luxury chain your closest choices would be:
St James Hotel And Club Mayfair: is 102 yards (93 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £289.
Flemings Hotel Mayfair And Apartments: is 438 yards (400 metres) from here, earns a customer rating of 89% and base rates begin at about £180.
Capital Hotel: 1.0 miles (1.6 km), rated at 89% and with rates from around £254.
The Arch Hotel: 1.1 miles (1.8 km), rated at 98% and with rates from around £212.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) . Small Luxury Hotels across the chain average 90% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Small Luxury hotels.
Below average for a Small Luxury hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 5 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 187th from 866 London hotels, 9th of 9 Small Luxury Hotels, and 80th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 5 star Threadneedles, Autograph Collection, whose lowest rates start at about £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 South Place Hotel seems like it might fit the bill, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The South Place Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (35 St James Place, SW1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. They include 29 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 18 four star hotels (average rating 85%) and 3 three star hotels (average rating 88%). Of the local hotels the highest rated is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £283 per night. They range from a low of £79 at Park Lane Mews Hotel (4 Star, 65%) to a high of £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 98%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £355, Four Star average: £187 and Three Star average: £156.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Dukes St. James London Hotel 26th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 18th (joint) for the 29 five star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 39th of 50 (19th of 29 five star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 28th of 48 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Haymarket Hotel was top).
History:Part of the Campbell Gray Hotel collection and owned by Seven Tides since September 2006.
Built in 1890 and has been a hotel since 1908. It was in the hotels bar that James Bond author Ian Flemings came up with his legendary bond phrase, "shaken, not stirred" for his Martini.
Bought by Seven Tides, a Dubai real estate company, for £40 million pounds in September 2006. Renovated through 2007.
London Hotel of the Year 2013
Times Travel Magazine 2008 - one of the top 10 city hotels in the world.
Travel and Leisure magazine:
Europe top 100: 2009
2006 - 'World's Best Service' - Top London Hotel.
The Cesar Award 2004 - London Luxury Hotel of the Year.
Forbes Traveler Top 400: 2008, 2007
World Travel Awards:
Englands Leading Hotel 2013-2016
Worlds Leading Classic Hotel 2013/2014
Europes Leading Boutique Hotel 2012
Englands Leading Boutique Hotel 2011
World's Ultimate Service Award in Hospitality 2011