Claridges Hotel, London
Reviews - Claridges Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Claridges Hotel
Anything you like sir?!from A TripAdvisor Member
Total Perfectionfrom wooster
The art deco design and decor of the building itself is stunning and in no ways stuffy or old fashioned. The service from the moment you pull up to the hotel is flawless (and once a doorman, or any member of staff, knows your name, they never forget it).
This was our second stay and this time our room did not face the street. I asked if it was possible to get a room facing the street and we were immediately whisked to a street-facing room that was perfect - spacious bath with huge rain showerhead and extra-long tub, large, comfy bed with pristine linens, lots of closet space and an overall welcoming feeling.
The food was incredible whether breakfast from room service or lunch in the bar (the 'fish fingers and chips' is beautifully presented, long pieces of salmon and white fish in an airy tempura batter served with traditional 'chips'). Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's takes dining to a whole new level - flawless, unobtrusive servers that are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. While the food is superb and formal, the atmosphere is lively, fun and comfortable - a perfect combination.
The bar is always busy and fun - great for people watching. The concierge service is excellent - we secured front row tickets for 'As You Like It' a few hours before the performance and third row centre for 'The Home Place' with a day's notice. The location can't be beat for shopping and getting around.
Claridge's lives up to its incredible reputation as one of the most magical hotels in the world and we are already looking forward to our next visit.
Pure Opulencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Claridges makes you feel that you are the only person staying in the hotel and treats you with the respect and loyalty regardless of who you are and where you have come from but manages makes you leave feeling that you really are special.
I often felt quite guilty that I should not have been so pampered and looked after but then it's not the sort of experience you would want or receive everyday so I thought lets just enjoy, relax and appreciate the grandness and opulence that Claridges delivers on all levels.
It is very easy to get caught up in the history and the elegance of what I believe is the 1920's art deco ambience, I could easily imagine all the famous faces that have graced Claridges through the years walking through the wonderful swing doors. The aristocracy unwinding in the smoking room, the wild but sophisticated parties in the Claridges Bar and the grand entrances made by the rich and famous allow you to be totally in awe of this hotel.
We were lucky enough to reserve a table in Mr Ramsey's, which finished our stay off in spectacular fashion. Again the service was impeccable and the food was to die for, although we did not sit down until 9.15pm, the complimentary champagne started us off a treat, maybe a bit too well.
I have to say although perfection does come with a price tag, the staff were still genuine in their eagerness to satisfy every need, which was exceeded everytime.
Overrated, by a long shotfrom p_sf
Other than the furniture I found the room a bit dingy, and the other furnishings (drapes, wallpaper, bedding) were not what I would expect of a 5-star hotel. I got the distinct feeling that Claridge's is resting on its laurels as a grand hotel of days gone by. On the plus side, I did have the very eerie sense that at any minute the two little girls on tricycles from The Shining were going to ride around the corner at any minute! It's a bit old and creepy in that way, which personally I liked. I just didn't like the small poorly appointed room.
I have been told by colleagues that there are distinct areas of the hotel (perhaps floors or wings?) which are much nicer than others. For whatever reason despite an booked stay of almost two weeks they put me in a very dumpy room. Thank goodness The Berkeley had space for me!
Also the area is decidedly dead on weekends and evenings. It's quite near New Bond Street so there is plenty of good shopping during business hours, but after hours it's a bit desolate. A stay closer to Park Lane and Picadilly or in Knighstbridge might be more fun for leisure travellers.
Juist a fe slips but good all the samefrom EuroTravellerPG
The main reason for syating a the hotel was the desire to dine at Gordon Ramsays at Claridges and despite atempting to book the table 7 weeks in advance, the only dining time offered to us was 1045 PM. I suggested that this was too late and had been looking forward to the experience at dining there and staying at the hotel. The person taking the reastaurant booking then said that as a resident, I could be offered my chosen time (7.30pm). !!!!
Rooms was spacious and had beautiful old world art deco fittings even if the bed spread colouring clashed with the other decor and looked rather chintzy.
Generally service was good.
Let downs were
Called for trouser press valet but this did not arrive
No trouser press in room
In room brochure referred to steam room in the spa but this did not exist when I went up there for a freshen up.
All told the offering for what you pay is appropriate and we did feel well looked after.
However, some slippage results in a 4 out of 5 mark
My Home away from Home in Londonfrom avalon1025
art deco gemfrom A TripAdvisor Member
You say tamato, I say tomatofrom tonytelecom
Afternoon teafrom LHathaway
I'd thoroughly recommend this to anyone wanting a bit of affordable luxury in London. I found it to be excellent value for money (£35 for tea with champagne).
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- Address: Brook Street Mayfair - London - England - W1A 2JQ - United Kingdom
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