West London has long been known as an upmarket place to stay, and it’s popular with overseas visitors and UK tourists on long breaks. From the glittering theatres of the West End, to bohemian Notting Hill, there are so many areas to explore, and each neighbourhood has its own personality. If you stay in West London, you’ll no doubt demand the most luxurious of facilities, so here are five of the best hotels in the area.
The Savoy, Covent Garden
On the outskirts of Covent Garden stands the majestic, world famous Savoy. From the Art Deco exterior where doormen in white gloves great their guests, to the classic interior that makes you feel as if you’re in an old movie, a stay at The Savoy is an amazing experience. It’s often ranked among the most luxurious hotels in London, and if you’re not staying overnight you should at least stop for a cocktail at the elegant bar, or enjoy dinner at the Gordon Ramsey run restaurant.
If you prefer a more individual, boutique experience, then the decadent Hazlitt’s in Soho is the ideal escape. In this gorgeous four star hotel you’ll find rooms featuring fireplaces, velvet drapes, chandeliers, and all sorts of individual touches. Set in a spectacular Georgian home, the hotel takes inspiration from the vibrant Soho neighbourhood to create the perfect weekend escape.
Dorsett, Shepherds Bush
The cultural, lively neighbourhood of Shepherds Bush is home to Dorsett, a 1920s cinema that has been turned into a unique and beautiful four star hotel. Loved by architecture buffs, Dorsett in Shepherds Bush offers luxury surroundings and is close to many major music venues and theatres. Some of the facilities you’ll find on site include:
- An executive lounge with complimentary refreshments
- An upmarket spa with four treatment rooms
- Sauna and steam room
- A well-equipped gym
- Business centre
While the building may be old, the facilities and rooms are modern, giving you the best of both worlds.
Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair
The exclusive area of Mayfair is home to the rich and famous, and is adjacent to beautiful Hyde Park. There’s lots of things to do in Mayfair, and if you want to be at the heart of the action then stay in the iconic, five star Hilton on Park Lane. With a famous afternoon tea and views over the park and city, you might want to extend your stay further.
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow
Catching an early flight doesn’t mean you need to spend the night in a dodgy hotel. Once voted the best airport hotel in the world, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel is decorated in a decadent Edwardian style, has facilities such as a spa and gym, and features a Henley’s AA Rosette award winning restaurant. Why even bother getting on the plane when you’ve got such luxury here?
London is packed with hotels, but if you want real luxury then it’s worth treating yourself to a stay in one of its stylish, iconic four or five star properties.