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The Lanesborough.

#150 of 1,050 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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Lanzarote, Spain
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this hotel. Everything from the butler service, the food is amazing, staff are so highly trained and go out of their way to help . The piano bar is so traditionally British. The spa is highly recommended and the staff are some of the best in London. Unfortunately the hotel is going through another refurbishment, so we've been... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed here as a family many times. Outstanding service and wonderful rooms. Extremely attentive, butler service is available, however we preferred not to accept the offer. Yes, it is expensive, however well worth the money for the location being opposite Hyde Park and a 5 minute walk from Knightsbridge and Harrods. Looking forward to staying there again when they... More 

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White Plains, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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 Overrated at best for this very average, outdated hotel.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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LanesboroughTeam, Director of Sales at The Lanesborough., responded to this review

Dear Donna, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am terribly sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience with us. Please contact me directly at your earliest convenience if you wish to discuss this further. Please note The Lanesborough has been closed since December 2013 for a full renovation of all Rooms, Private... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
17 reviews 17 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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