Hotel in Detail:Built in 1907 specifically to house the Morning Post newspaper, One Aldwych Hotel is one of the most important Edwardian buildings in London. The building is English heritage protected and built on an island site featuring curved corners, a distinctive copper cupola dome and a mansard of Westmoreland slate. A contemporary and hip styled hotel that first opened in 1998. The hotel has its own private contemporary art and sculpture collection of over 400 items and each bedroom features original works.
The Bedrooms are contemporary, furnished with sumptuous fabrics, bespoke furniture and original works of art and have fresh fruit and flowers daily. Amenities include compact disc players and CD library, minibar, direct dial phone with private number, satellite TV with on-demand movies, DVD player, data port, individually controlled air conditioning, free WiFi internet access, hairdryers and in-room safe. Beds are covered with crisp white Frette linen and duvets. Bathrooms include a power shower, have top brand natural toiletries supplied, in-bathroom TV and mist free mirrors.
Room service is 24 hours.
Standard Rooms: 23-24 square metres / 248-258 square feet
Executive Rooms: 26-27 square metres / 280-291 square feet
Deluxe Rooms : 34-36 square metres / 366-388 square feet
Studio Suites: 48 square metres / 517 square feet. Circular rooms with sitting area and views over Waterloo Bridge.
Executive Suites: 59-67 square metres / 635-721 square feet. Some have a kitchen. Large sitting room and separate bedroom. Corner rooms with views of The Aldwych.
Deluxe Suites: 72-74 square metres / 775-797 square feet
Suite 410 (deluxe suite): Circular sitting room wand views of Waterloo Bridge. With Private gymnasium, guest cloakroom and double bedroom.
Suite 500 (deluxe suite): Private roof terrace with over The Aldwych and kitchen. With Private gymnasium, guest cloakroom and double bedroom.
The Dome Suite (deluxe suite): Penthouse. Three room suite.
Eneko at One Aldwych: Dynamic restaurant with 100 seat capacity. Eneko Atxa has created a stylish, relaxed Basque restaurant and bar. Featuring Chef Eneko's inventive interpretation of traditional Basque country cuisine. It is inspired by his world renowned restaurant Azurmendi. The restaurant is an unpretentious modern take on rustic Basque cuisine, based on quality ingredients, simplicity and culinary heritage. The kitchen is right in the middle of the restaurant allowing guests to walk right through. The restaurant uses ingredients from its own allotments at the hotel. Snacks can even be taken within the greenhouse itself.
Indigo Restaurant: informal in style. Overlooks the lobby bar. Creative contemporary European cuisine; organic produce, fresh ingredients and light and healthy options. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pre and post theatre meals, weekend brunch. Enjoy canapé on the balcony or brunch with a film in the screening room.
Open: 06.30 till 11.00, noon till 15.00 (Saturday from 12.30), 17.30 till 23.00 (Sunday till 22.30).
Lobby Bar: Glamorous setting. Order some Origin whisky and you will be trusted to a virtual reality tour of the whiskeys home while you wait for it to be poured. Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday telegraph. Double height space with original contemporary sculptures. You'll large arrangements of flowers in high Perspex plinths custom furniture, panelled walls with a limestone floor. Serves a full range of drinks, Champagnes, wines, beers, Cocktails (63) and bar food. The bar menu includes vegetarian options.
Live music on Saturday nights.
Serves Continental breakfast 08.00 till 11.00. Serves sandwiches and cakes noon till 17.00. bar menu available 17.30 till midnight.
Open: 08.00 till midnight (Saturday from 09.00, Sunday till 22.30).
The One Aldwych hotel features an onsite health club with a state-of-the-art gym open 24 hours for guests. Facilities include 18m/56 foot lap swimming pool with underwater music, luxury steam and sauna rooms and three fully equipped treatment and assessment rooms (50 different treatments available), set out over two floors measuring a total of 8,000 square foot. The hotel runs a cinema program on most weekends.
The One Aldwych hotel also has 3 meeting rooms with a capacity for up to 100.
Complimentary wireless internet throughout the One Aldwych hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Covent Garden 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Charing Cross 0.4 miles (0.6 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2 miles (3.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.3 miles (10.1 km). Fantastic location for the tube system with no less than 6
One Aldwych London is centrally located on the edge of Covent Garden and at the end of the Strand where many of London's best known theatres can be found. There are no less than 18 theatres within half a mile. Covent Garden is one of London's most popular areas with tourists both at night and during the day. Here you will find the covered piazza with its famous street buskers, a busy market and an area brimming with restaurants, bars, museums and nightlife. Just a short walk away from the hotel is the River Thames. Very much a working River with a river taxi service and always many boats and barges passing. Just on the south side of the River, some 0.4 miles form the hotel, is the South Bank. Here you will find a range of amenities including galleries and theatres (Hayward Gallery, National Theatre). The One Aldwych Hotels is also great for anyone needing access into the City of London (aka the financial district, Square Mile) with the adjoining fleet street leading into St Paul's and the city and opposite Aldwych is the Victoria Embankment which leads on to the Docklands and Canary Wharf. At the opposite end of the Strand is Trafalgar Square , Regents Street , Whitehall (leading to the Houses of Parliament ) and the grounds of Buckingham Palace . Aldwych itself is a very busy road on weekdays but this means haling a taxi is never a problem.
Some local places of interest include the Courtauld Institute Gallery (leading centre for study, history and conservation of art and architecture)(0.05 miles), London Transport museum (0.1 miles), St Clement Dames Church (Sir Christopher Wrens RAF Central Church)(0.2 miles), Cleopatra's Needle (0.2 miles) and Sir John Soames Museum (0.4 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 105
Check-in: 14.00 (2pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.75 out of 5 by 264 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.5 out of 5 from 137 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 24 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 5 out of 5 from 127 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs £55 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
More hotels from this chainIf your only looking for the Leading chain take a look at your closest options:
Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel: is 1.0 miles (1.6 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 90% and rates start from about £475.
Ritz Hotel London: is 1.0 miles (1.6 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £505.
Langham Hotel London: 1.1 miles (1.8 km), rated at 95% and with rates from around £340.
Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane: 1.4 miles (2.3 km), rated at 99% and with rates from around £680.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 95% by past guests. The London average is 79% 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. Leading Hotels across the chain average 95% so this hotel is rated as average when compared to other Leading hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 51st from 865 London hotels, 6th of 11 Leading Hotels, and 33rd of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.0 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 5 star Waldorf Hilton Hotel , with rates that start from about £302 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating. The Waldorf Hilton Hotel also offers: a spa.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Me London Hotel. 0.0 miles away (0.0 km), has scored 91% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £350 (theres free WiFi too).
Prefer a tried and tested hotel close by judged by its guests ratings? We think the 5 Star Covent Garden Hotel stands out in that regard. The Covent Garden Hotel is only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away. The Covent Garden Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 51 nearest hotels around this area (1 Aldwych, WC2 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 15 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 25 four star hotels (average rating 84%) and 10 three star hotels (average rating 84%). Of the 51 local hotels top rated are Covent Garden Hotel (5 star), the Corinthia Hotel London (5 star), the Haymarket Hotel (5 star) and the Soho Hotel (5 star) (all 4 are 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. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £167 per night. Rates range from £63 at Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden (3 Star, 90%) with top rates of £438 at Corinthia Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £253, Four Star average: £137 and Three Star average: £111.
In terms of value for money for the local area we rank Haymarket Hotel top.