The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, London
Reviews - The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Australia
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel
Okay, but some problemsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
would not stay here againfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Find!from A TripAdvisor Member
Kind and Helpful Stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
A Little Slice of Heavenfrom fivethree
Throughout our stay, we were greeted by name by hotel staff. We enjoyed our nightly chats with Umberto, the bartender. And although the rooms are very small by US standards, they were clean, and beautifully appointed. The bathroom, though tiny, was gorgeous! We came to really appreciate this later, after experiencing a not-so-nice hotel after leaving The Chesterfield.
Our experience with the food wasn't that great. We don't eat runny scrambled eggs and undercooked bacon (which isn't anything like the bacon we know)...be sure to ask for your eggs and bacon well-cooked!!! We did have lamb (a new experience for me) which was actually good. We found ourselves drawn most mornings to a nearby American bagel place, just across from the Starbucks, which is adjacent to Berkley Square. We avoided starvation by eating twice at the Hard Rock cafe (great nachos!), and by stocking up on snacks, soda, and water at the Sainburys grocery store. Both are an easy 10 minute walk from the hotel, as is the tube stop next to the Ritz, and the pick-up location for the Big Bus tour. (Note: the Ritz is on a busy, noisy street...unlike the charming quaint street that The Chesterfield is located on).
The only critique we have is that a small refrigerator in the room, and access to an ice machine, would have been welcome. We had medication that needed to be kept cold, and having to call the front desk every morning to ask for our medication, got to be annoying. The staff was gracious concerning this, but we would have preferred to handle this on our own.
All in all, our stay at The Chesterfield was memorable. We hope to return to London again some day, and we would definately stay the The Chesterfield Mayfair again!!!
Wonderful Experience in Mayfairfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not a good choicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The RESTAURANT leaves a lot to be desired for the prices they charge. Room service breakfast was cold 3 out of 4 days. In the dining room one morning, our waiter brought tea and coffee and then never returned to take a food order. For dinner, Chicken bouillibaise that tastes as if it came out of a crock pot is not my idea of gourmet. And sticky toffee pudding with melted ice cream on the side is far from appealing. For afternoon tea, the menu lists the teas available, but they were out of my first two choices. Apple juice was on the menu for breakfast. They were out of that too.
One of the two elevators was out of service most days, leaving the stairs as the main mode of getting from one floor to another.
The ROOM, in this case a suite, was tiny, even by London standards. The shower in the bathroom is not big enough to turn around in and the tub is a serious hazard when getting in and out of. It slopes and is very deep, albeit skinny. The noise from the street was overwhlemingly annoying and the traffic never stops. At all. You will hear trucks cabs and motorcycles all night. Several nights there was a live band playing, the beats of which permeate through the walls. The music will not be over until midnight, and if this is a problem for you, well too bad. The hotel seems to be helpless to do anything about it.
The hotel is NOT a 5-10 minute walk to Buckingham Palace as the previous reviewer said. Even if you are a speed walker you couldn't get there in 5-10 minutes. It is more like a 20-25 minute walk. The closes tube station is about a 10-15 minute walk depending on your pace. There are many hotels closer to tube stops. You should stay as close to a tube stop as possible because you will likely be walking everywhere and that extra 30 minutes to/from the hotel from the tube stop adds up when you've already spent all day walking around London.
Wonderful place to stay in London...from A TripAdvisor Member
charming little hotelfrom abualison1157
Good Choice and Valuefrom cruisenerd_9
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Read Before you go and take good walking shoes. London has been settled for at least 2,000 years and it's the largest city in Europe. I recommend Peter Ackroyd's "Biography of London" for a really entertaining and fun look at the city. My wife found some great little museums and curiousities in one of the travel books (DK eyewitness guide I think). I love to walk in London and spend hours. Take hiking boots or good walking shoes. You'll also need the A-Z guide to London (available in many sizes in every London bookstore) to find your way around this complex city but don't worry if you get lost - the Cab drivers know all.
Fares on public transport Would recommend visitors to London to purchase an Oyster card or travel cards which cover all tube and bus fares. By paying cash it becomes twice the price.
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- Address: 35 Charles Street - London - England - W1J 5EB - United Kingdom
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