Guests arrive from the Buckingham Palace Road entry, only to be whisked away by hotel staff to the executive lounge on the upper level of the hotel where welcome beverages are served alongside welcomes and introductions by all floor staff. Yet this is far from your usual public guest area, as the executive lounge also hosts round-the-clock complimentary sweets, snacks, ice cream, and a plethora of nibbles in the evenings. This is also a great chance to mingle with fellow guests at the hotel or relax and enjoy the exclusive benefits of being a guest at one of London’s finest hotels.
Service is indeed a focus point, as it is in all Red Carnation properties, as the small chain of luxury boutique properties aim to reinvent hospitality on a personal level and ensure all guests are well catered for on an individual level. The high quality service is sure to have been a contributing factor to the slue of awards the hotel has gained over the years. This year, Conde Naste readers in the USA dubbed 41 Hotel the number one hotel in London.
The entire hotel is classically decorated in a chic black and white theme, which runs throughout the hotel areas, rooms, and suites. Elegant touches of gold add an element of opulence, yet the small touches such as ‘Jetlag tips’ give the hotel the humble appreciation it deserves.
If you can bring yourself to leave the hotel, all the main attractions of London are at your finger tips – including Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, The River Thames, The London Eye, and one will find the West End theatre district just a short stroll from the hotel.
With individually decorated rooms and suites to personalize guests’ experiences, World of Wanderlust recommends booking well in advance to secure your preference. For the ultimate experience, guests can book the conservatory suite with a glassed roof to sleep under the stars.
Price: Rooms from $560
(note: Special thanks to 41 Hotel London for hosting my visit – my opinions is, as always, my own).