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The Lanesborough.

#149 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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White Plains, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Regrettably stayed here. Overrated at best for this very average, outdated hotel. Sure, the location and restaurant (Apsleys) are nice, but the rooms are old and old fashioned, and the hallway smells like poker night. This old world style might appeal to some guests. But the worst thing about my stay, though, was the very rude and racist bellman. My... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Lanesborough numerous times 2012-2013. Unfortunately my partner was wheelchair bound and needed assistance at all times. Of course, we could stay else where in London but what makes Lanesbourugh so special is the staff. From Dominic at the entrance to the highly skilled butlers and to the Directors – all of them made that extra effort... More 

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Hertford, England
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Handy location right on Hyde Park Corner. I had never heard of the hotel before being invited for Afternoon Tea and it did not disappoint. The sandwiches, tea and cakes were excellent. The silver needle tea I had Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you want to roll first class in London, you can do no better than The Lanesbourough Hotel in Hyde Park London. I've stayed here twice and it only gets better. The staff provide impeccable service! From the front desk to your personal butler to the house maids, you will feel as pampered as the Queen just around the corner.... More 

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Trosa, Sweden
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Close to everything you want to visit and do in London. You can easily take a stroll to Picadilly, Harvey Nics or the fine parks close to Pall Mall and Buckingham Palace. Fantastic rooms with plenty of space for the entire family. High quality beds and linen and of course nice toiletries. Even though the hotel is very centrally located... More 

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Uganda
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Lanesborough is still a true landmark within London's hotel and accommodation landscape. It does stick out positively, having preserved the dedicated and individual service one came accustomed to. The food is typical English and so are tea and coffee and all of good quality served in truly English style. After check in, luggage is found already in the room... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

When You enter the Lanesborough Hotel entrance, just keep going and turn left into the Library Bar. This being an old wartime(I think)hospital, the ceilings are very high and the bar area is a very warm experience indeed. A grand piano in the corner provides a nice , not too intruding, background to conversation. This is a perfect place for... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have spent a weekend there with my wife and had a great time! The staff was very very friendly, the service really outstanding. We had a spacious suite, nice furnishing and a really British atmosphere. Breakfast was outstanding, the staff in the restaurant very attentive . We had diner in the famous Apsleys from Heinz Beck, a beautiful experience... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stayed in the Lanesborough hotel for about 5 times. Firstly, the hotel has a unique location: Hyde Park is just across the road as well as the Tube, while the Buckingham Palace is just around the corner and lots of places of interest within the walking distance. Secondly, the hotel is something beyond for the ones who seek esthetic pleasure.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
73 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Reading other reviewers contributions where they were raving about the hotel, made me feel as if I stayed at another place. This hotel is old, stuffy, smelly, has rude staff, haunted rooms (no I'm not joking), your room type is a game of Russian roulette, they have rooms that have are underground with a narrow window (dungeon style), and rooms... More 

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