Hotel in Detail:The hotel building dates back to 1889 and can proudly boast to having the only private entrance onto Hyde Park.
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is a traditional styled hotel with an Edwardian period feel with a cotemporary twist.
All bedrooms are individually luxuriously decorated in a English elegance and Victorian style with beautiful antiques and luxurious fabrics and each floor has its own guest floor manager. Guests receive a complimentary welcome amenity on their first arrival to their bedroom.
Facilities include Individually thermostatic controlled air conditioning, Bang and Olufsen stereo, Ipod docking station, flat screen TV with surround sound, cd player, Personal safe, Hairdryer, desk, Minibar with refrigerator and snacks, ironing facilities/trouser press, wet bar, High speed internet access (includues WiFi) and Two telephone lines with speaker phone and voice mail. Enjoy extras such as exotic orchids and daily fruit platters in each room.
Bathrooms come with a heated towel rail, toiletries by Aromatherapy Associates and most have double basins.
There are three main bedroom views to choose from, these are the Courtyard (average 30-34 sq metres), Knightsbridge (average 38 sq metres) and Hyde Park (average 41 sq metres). Knightsbridge bedrooms are all on the 5th to 7th floor and some have a small balcony.
Room service is 24 hours. Evening turndown service (with free mineral water). Video players and fax machines are available on request.
Dining Options:Mandarin bar: This a noted hotel bar and names as the UK's best by Timeout magazine. Features leather armchairs and marble. The bar itself is actually a catwalk. The walls are lined in beige silk with showcases displaying handcrafted cocktail glasses and ornamental barware. The bar sas an air-conditioned dedicated are just for the cigar smokers of the world with forty five different cigars to pick a favourite from. Live entertainment with Jazz music till 2am. Open 11am till 2am. (Sunday 11:30am to midnight).
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: 140 seat capacity. The setting was designed by Adam D. Tihany and echos the 16th Century historical British style references with a subtle, elegant interior that is contemporary and innovative yet with a respect and understanding for tradition. The utilization of natural historical materials, such as wood, leather and iron, in modern ways will allow Tihany to invoke a rustic but refined atmosphere. Newly opened in January 2011. Focusing on the revival and modernization of traditional British recipes, the menu features simple modern dishes inspired by our historic gastronomic past and recipes dating as far back as the 16th century, such as Scallops with Cucumber Ketchup and Peas, Bergamot cured Mackerel Salad and Slow Cooked Short Rib of Beef. Key features include views over Hyde Park, floor to ceiling glass walls providing a glimpse into the open kitchen and a contemporary stainless steel pulley system modeled on a 16th century design for the Royal British Court's kitchens, the gears and cranks of which resemble the craftsmanship of an oversized watch, mechanically rotating a spit over an open fire. In the summer a terrace overlooking Hyde Park provides an al fresco dining option.
Bar Boulud: The menu is authentic French charcuterie served alongside seasonal bistro cooking. House made terrines, pâtés, hams and saucissons. Traditional dishes such as coq au vin and moules are served, while the cellar is dedicated to Daniel Boulud's native city of Lyon and its surrounding wine making regions, Burgundy and the Rhône Valley. Dine at the charcuterie counter with an open view of the kitchen or take a seat on a red leather banquette and enjoy the centre of bistro activity.
The Roseberry: Modern and stylish setting. Perfect for Afternoon Tea and Champagne Cocktails. Serves a selection of teas, including Breakfast, Afternoon and Directors Reserve blends and exclusive branded blends for the Mandarin Hotel. By night The Rosebery becomes an elegant and sophisticated Champagne Bar.
Refreshments served 09.00 till 13.00, Afternoon Tea served 13.00 till 17.30, Bar is open 17.30 till 23.00.
Other hotel features include a Sanarium, Gymnasium with the latest in fitness equipment, Amethyst Crystal Steam Room and Spa (includes a wonderful Vitality Pool) where you can relax, unwind and be pampered with a variety of treatments.
The Spa is open 7am till 22.00 and for treatments from 7:30am till 21.30.
In 2014 the Mandarin hotel added an indoor swimming pool measuring 17 metres (56 foot) with twin-lanes.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel services include same day dry cleaning, laundry, pressing and valet.
Business travellers are more than catered for with the hotel offering 200 suites and rooms for meeting and conference purposes. In keeping with the opulence to be found at this hotel meeting rooms are decked with features such as antique furniture, luxury carpets and marble bathrooms. Additionally the hotel has a dedicated business centre where the facilities include pc's, Broadband internet connection, fax, copy and secretarial services (9.00 till 17.00). The business centre is open 24/7.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Knightsbridge 105 yards (96 metres), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.8 miles (1.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.8 miles (6.1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.2 miles (8.4 km).
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is wonderfully located in central London. Actually on Knightsbridge, one of the capitals best known roads and shopping areas, backing onto the ever popular Hyde Park with its boating, Lake, gallery and wide open spaces and close to many of the most famous landmarks and attractions that London has to offer. Almost opposite the hotel is the upmarket and swish shopping of Sloane Street which itself leads directly down the hip Kings Road with even more fashionable shopping, bars and cafes. Actually opposite the hotel is the ever popular Harvey Nichols Department store. Yards from the hotel is Hyde Park Corner which marks the start of the grounds of Buckingham Palace, Green Park and Piccadilly. Some of the nearest attractions include Harrods department store 0.25 miles, Albert Memorial 0.6 miles, Serpentine Gallery 0.6 miles, Victoria and Albert Museum 0.6 miles, Buckingham Palace 0.8 miles and Westminster Cathedral 1 mile. In truth of of London attractions are easily accessible from here with a London Taxi always to be found passing along Knightsbridge, a commuter route for central London.
Parking: Available onsite
Bedroom Numbers: 223 / 9 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.45 out of 5 by 244 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.4 out of 5 from 101 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 123 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 143 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may be applicable.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and costs GBP 15 per 24 hours.
Pets:Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 307th from 865 London hotels, and 107th of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 5 star Park Tower Knightsbridge, with base rates beginning from £419 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Capital Hotel. 0.2 miles away (0.3 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 88% from its past guests with base rates starting at about £255 (theres free WiFi too).
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star Lanesborough Hotel London seems like it might fit the bill. The Lanesborough Hotel London is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. The Lanesborough Hotel London has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (66 Knightsbridge, SW1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.8 miles (1.2 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 35 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 11 four star hotels (average rating 82%) and 4 three star hotels (average rating 64%). Overall the best rated hotels 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 £314 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £67 at Tophams Hotel Belgravia (3 Star, 61%) while the highest base rates are £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 99%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £375, Four Star average: £176 and Three Star average: £89.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London 24th (joint) of 50 and 21st (joint) for the 35 five star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 43rd of 49 (28th of 34 five star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 34th of 41 for sheer value for money (Egerton House Hotel was top).
History:A fire broke out in the hotel on June 6th 2018 which forced the hotels closure.
£60 refurbishment carried out during 2017/2018 by Vinci Construction under the Plendi brand. Renovation of all bedrooms and public areas. 2500 items from the hotel were auctioned off to make way for the improvements.
A report published in October 2014 by New World Wealth found The Mandarin Oriental the second most popular hotel in London for multi millionaires (The Ritz was top).
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel was originally a gentleman's club way back in 1889, becoming a hotel in 1908.
Re-opened its doors in May 2000 following a fifty million pound refurbishment. Formerly known as the Hyde Park Hotel.
In 2010 the Foliage Restaurant and the Park Restaurant were replaced by the Bar Boulud and the Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
In the 1930's Queen Elizabeth II learned to dance in the hotels ballroom. The British war time prime minister, Winston Churchill, lived here during the second world war.