Hotel in Detail:An Oetker Collection Masterpiece Hotel. Capturing the gracious style and hospitality of an early 19th century residence, visitors to the Grade II listed Lanesborough are greeted as honoured guests as if in a private home. With services such as 24 hour personal Butler service for all rooms (will pack, unpack, look after your trip planning and any other needs) you know this is a very special hotel. Thanks to a massive refurbishment in 2013/2015 under designer Alberto Pinto, all bedrooms and dining rooms were restored to their original Georgian splendour enhanced by the latest in modern technology. Guests at The Lanesborough experience fine dining in the Céleste restaurant, afternoon tea, cigars and cognacs in The Garden Room, and a wealth of in-room digital services. This one of the most expensive hotels in London, and for a reason, truly the ultimate in lavish and luxury. The hotel boasts an extensive collection of original international 18th and 19th century works of art, including pieces by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
The hotel is known for its amazing 24 hour butler service. Every guest is welcomed by their own personal butler who escorts them to their room or suite and familiarises them with their surroundings, assists with unpacking and tends to their needs and enquiries throughout their stay, whatever the time of day or night. Alongside the butlers are the concierge team who are also on hand to provide information and help on just about anything that might arise. The hotel also has its own team of chauffeurs.
To recreate the authentic nature of the original Regency style craftsmen using age-old techniques spent thousands of hours creating each unique ceiling, and applying ornamental plasterwork, stencilling, gold-leaf and hand-painted trompe l'oeil effects. However one enhancement not from that bygone era is the triple glazing on all windows to give some peace from the bustling area around the Lanesborough hotel that is central London. High tech features include control via tablet of room temperature, lighting, butler and housekeeping calls and entertainment system. Guest can take advantage of the in-house library of music and movies.
The Lanesborough butlers are on hand 24/7. The use of bespoke in-room Sony tablets and the Fitness Studio are also complimentary to all rooms.
Rooms: All rooms at the Lanesborough Hotel London are decorated with handcrafted Regency period pieces, with 1820's furnishings and 21st century technology, and are all individual in design and furnishings. A state-of-the-art fully interactive TV system with free movies on demand, with wireless keyboard and printer, gives free access to the Internet, e-mail, Microsoft Office, movies on demand, as well as extensive CD and DVD libraries. All guest rooms offer a mobile phone that, upon request, can operate throughout Europe, additionally each room has a private telephone line and fax machine.
Every guest room benefits from an Italian marble bathroom, tablet control of room amenities, high tech entertainment system, flat screen television, 24 hour Butler Service, High Speed Fibre Optic WiFi, Unlimited Movies & Music on Demand, Sony In-room Tablet, Change of clothing pressed on arrival, Daily wake-up calls, Assorted Sweets and Mineral Water replenished daily, Use of the Fitness Studio and Personalised Stationery and Business Cards.
Fresh fruit and mineral water replenished daily. Tea and coffee on arrival and with wake up calls.
Room service operates 24 hours for anything from light snacks or full meals. Free WiFi in all rooms.
Deluxe Rooms: Each with their own entrance foyer, a writing desk and seating area, a marble bathroom, tablet control of room features and entertainment system. Deluxe Queen has overhead power showers, single vanity units and views of Hyde Park. Deluxe King room includes a king-size bed and a bathroom equipped with a bath and overhead power shower, as well as a double vanity unit.
Executive Rooms: As Deluxe rooms.
Royal Suite: (270 sq m/2,900 sq ft). A spectacular 3 bedroom suite with a separate living room, drawing room and dining room. Featuring Regency styled furnishings and silk lined walls including Dining Table for up to 10 guests. Private study, Galley Kitchen and 24 hour personal butler service. Views of Wellington Arch from every Bedroom. The master bedroom has a four-poster bed with the two additional rooms being king bedded. Features wall to ceiling windows.
Lanesborough Suite: Designed by Alberto Pinto this suite is reflective of his exquisite taste, impeccable craftsmanship and exacting attention to period detail. Palatial Regency elegance with vibrant luxurious decor extends across the four bedrooms, two living rooms and dining room. Featuring the very finest fabrics and handcrafted furnishings, and embedded, state-of-the-art conveniences. Bedrooms incorporate walk-in closets and king-sized beds, and bathrooms offer spa baths, separate steam shower stalls and double vanity units. A galley kitchen provides an entrance for the butler, available around the clock. The Lanesborough Suite may be reserved as a one, two or four-bedroom residence. To guests booking the entire suite, the hotel's chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Phantom is available as a complimentary service.
Buckingham Suite: (80 sq m/900 sq ft). This lovely suite offers a view of Wellington Arch and prestigious St James. Bedroom has California king bed, separate living room with dining area and entertaining for up to 8 - 10 guests. All connect to form a two bedroom suite. Bathroom features Carrera marble panelling, a spa bath and stall/steam showers and bidet. 24hour complimentary butler service.
Grosvenor Suite: (75 sq m/840 sq ft). Luxurious accommodation with King size bed. This suite comprises separate bedroom, sitting room and guest cloakroom offering views of Westminster. One and half bathrooms with separate stall shower, double vanities, spa bath and bidet, and dressing area. Living room suitable for entertaining 6 guests.
Apsley Suite: (65 sq m/620 sq ft). This is a suite with a separate bedroom and sitting room suitable for entertaining up to 4 guests and most have views of Hyde Park. Some have one and a half bathrooms, separate stall shower, spa bath and bidet. All have desks, some connect to form a two bedroom suite. Bathrooms feature Carrera marble panelling.
Executive Junior Suite: This is the largest and most deluxe open plan suite. Some offering a Hyde Park view. Some with dining table to seat 6 guests. All have desks. Some have separate stall shower, a spa bath and bidet. Bathrooms feature Carrera marble panelling.
Junior Suite: This is an open plan suite some with double vanity units and most with separate stall shower. All have bath, bidet and desk. Bathrooms feature Carrera marble panelling.
Dining Options:Céleste Restaurant: Richly decorated with a Venetian style. The domed glass roof allows for natural lighting during daylight hours while at night the restaurant is lit by grande chandeliers. The menu is internationally influenced gourmet cuisine using the finest British ingredients. The restaurant includes two wine-tasting rooms offering an impressive array of wines, many available by the glass.
Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Afternoon Tea: The hotel has won multiple awards for quality of its tea. Traditional tea (24 to choose from) is served with fresh scones, thick clotted cream and home made fruit preserves. Home made lemon curd is the signature speciality. Gluten-free and dairy-free afternoon tea are also available upon request and must be reserved in advance.
Afternoon Tea is served in The Withdrawing Room from 1noon till 17.00 and Céleste restaurant 15.00 till 17.00.
Library Bar: Offers custom made cocktails and vintage cognacs. The setting has the style of a Regency Library with its leather wing chairs. Real fireplace and bookshelves full of leather bound books. Intimate and club-like with wood marquetry wallpaper and furnished with sofas. “Liquid History is a timeline of vintage Cognacs that dates back to the 1770s, displayed in glass cabinets. Guests can also enjoy the sound of the bars piano or the the roaring fire.
Open: 11.00 till 01.00 (Sunday noon till midnight)
Withdrawing Room: For small meetings or just a relaxing drink. As with the hotel in general it features a Regency style and is furnished with high sided chairs and sofas around a central fireplace. As part of the 2015 refurbishment a pantry was added adjacent for serving afternoon tea.
Garden Room: Outside garden pavilion which is effectively a luxury smoking room with a large range of Cuban and Pre-Castro cigars. Opened in 2007 to replace the smoking facilities of the Library Room after the UK smoking ban in indoor public areas. Under floor heating, leather seating and a fireplace to make sure your every comfort in served, even outdoors. Drinks and food also served.
Other Lanesborough hotel facilities include free high speed wireless internet access (throughout hotel), 24-Hour Concierge Service, 24-Hour Front Desk, 24 hour fitness centre (personal trainers can be arranged), dedicated business centre, Conference Suite and Video conferencing Services. The hotel boats 6 meeting rooms with capacity from 10-120 guests. On arrival each guest is supplied with complimentary personalised stationary and business cards.
Within the Lanesborough is the Spa Studio, where a variety of therapies and beauty treatments are available using La Prairie and Comfort Zone products. Treatments can also be arranged to enjoy with your own room.
Daniel Galvin Jr at The Lanesborough: One of Londons leading hair dressers. Services include colour, cut and blow dry services, highlights, vegetable dyes, colour correction, bridal hair, hair spa treatments, hair up and a silver fox treatment for men.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Hyde Park Corner 105 yards (96 metres), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.6 miles (1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.5 miles (5.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km).
The Lanesborough Hotel London enjoys an enviable location, in the heart of central London, right by Hyde Park corner, opposite the wonderful open spaces of Hyde Park and with an entrance on Knightsbridge. One of the names that conjures up images of high quality, upmarket shopping and restaurants, Knightsbridge is home to Harrods department store (internationally renowned) and the barracks of the Royal Household Calvary. Just about all of London's attractions and main central shopping areas are easily accessible from here the nearest being Apsley House (0.1 miles) (former residence of the first Duke of Wellington known as 'Number One London'), Wellington Arch (0.1 miles), Sloane Street (0.3 miles), Queens Gallery (0.5 miles), Buckingham Palace (0.5 miles), Green Park (0.6 miles), Michael Faraday Museum (0.7 miles), Bond Street (0.7 miles) and Oxford Street (0.8 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 93 (43 suites)
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £60 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Leading chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Halkin Hotel: is 207 yards (189 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 99% and rates start from about £285.
Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane: is 271 yards (247 metres) from here, earns a customer rating of 98% and base rates begin at about £560.
Belmond Cadogan: 0.5 miles (0.8 km), rated at 80%.
Ritz Hotel London: 0.6 miles (0.9 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £445.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 99% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Leading Hotels across the chain average 92% so this hotel is one of the better rated Leading hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 22nd from 862 London hotels, 1st of 11 Leading Hotels, and 16th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 5 star Berkeley Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £300 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Berkeley Hotel also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Intercontinental London park Lane. 0.2 miles from here (0.2 km), achieving a rating of 89% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £211.
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 5 Star 41 Hotel is potentially a good choice for you. The 41 Hotel is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (Hyde Park Corner, SW1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 32 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 15 four star hotels (average rating 83%) and 3 three star hotels (average rating 55%). Overall the best rated hotel is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: A look at how hotels compare for starting rates (base rates). These published rates are long term rates so do not take account of special deals and offers.
For the nearest 50 hotels in the area we have base rate data on 49 of them. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £249 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £60 at Tophams Hotel Belgravia (3 Star, 53%) and The Z Hotel Victoria (3 Star, 83%) while the highest base rates are £621 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 98%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £302, Four Star average: £153 and Three Star average: £76.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Lanesborough Hotel London 2nd (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 2nd (joint) for the 32 five star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 45th of 49 (27th of 31 five star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 23rd of 47 for sheer bang for buck (Halkin Hotel was top).
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
US News & World Report: Top Luxury Hotel in Europe 2016
World Travel Awards
Englands Leading Luxury Hotel 2016
Englands Leading Hotel 2011
European Leading European Hotel 2006.
Travel and Leisure magazine:
2016: Top Hotels in World: 88th, Top Hotels in London: 4th, Top City Hotels in Europe: 7th
2010: top small city hotel in Europe, top UK hotel.
One of the top ten hotels in London: Telegraph newspaper 2015
Class Bar Awards 2007: Best Classic Bar
Award for excellence 2007, 2009 thru 2013. Top place for Afternoon Tea in London Tea Council Award (2005, 2008).
Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards: Gold status hotel for service in of 2006. Gold Status for ambience and design in 2005.
Forbes Traveler Top 400: 2008, 2007
five star rated 2014
CNBC European Business 2006: UK's Leading Hotel
Background:Closed from December 2013 until July 2015 for total refurbishment.
Part of the Oetker Collection since November 2014 when it left the St Regis brand.
The hotel takes its name from Viscount Lanesborough who built his home on this spot in 1719. It was to become the St Georges Hospital and remained so between 1733 and 1980. Between 1825 and 1829 the original structure was demolished and a totally building emerged on the same spot. The hotel was shut down for good in 1980. In 1987 the building was again subject to major renovation, in reality a reconstruction while retaining the original facade and opened as the Lanesborough Hotel for the first time on December 30th 1991 under the Rosewood Hotels ownership. They set the designer the task of creating the look and feel of a Regency country home and the result is a hotel with class and style.
In December 2013 the Lanesborough auctioned off most of its interior in readiness for its major refurbishment during 2014.
In March 2007 the hotel was the first ever hotel in the UK to offer its guests free unlimited landline phonecalls. In 2009 became the first London hotel to offer complimentary laptop hire.
Michael Jackson Stayed at the hotel on his last visit to the UK in March 2009.