London Calling: We stay at the Grosvenor House Hotel
Despite its frankly stunning location on overlooking Hyde Park, and its reputation for excellence, to many a visit to the Grosvenor is still associated more with awards events at its wonderful and historic ballroom, and less about one of the most luxurious stays in the Capital.
And that should change, as it’s a truly splendid place to indulge yourself in some of the most opulent style in town.
The hotel has over seventy suites – an unusually high number in itself – but the finest are its 22 Park View Suites, overlooking the greenery of Hyde Park in its multi-room corner plot, with London sprawling out from every grand window.
Decor is suitably grandiose, albeit with a classic British subtlety, and the ambience is simply six star, making a mockery of the (just) five above its door.
Meanwhile, service is impeccable and dining in the ten-person dining area is exceptional. For those willing to leave their suite, the restaurant options in the hotel cover every taste too, from fine dining to an award-winning steak house, and deserve the many plaudits they have garnered over the years.
Sometimes familiarity can breed an underwhelming sense of the ordinary, and visitors to the Grosvenor ballroom that don’t take time out to enjoy what is one of the best hotels in Britain, let alone London, are missing out. A truly luxe experience.
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Address: Park Lane, Westminster, London, W1K7TN