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Brown's Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   33 Albemarle Street | Mayfair, London W1S 4BP, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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Ranked #59 of 1,073 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Hampshire, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a 70th birthday gift from my niece - champagne afternoon tea in London. We chose Brown's as my brother recommended it and were not disappointed. The atmosphere was sophisticated yet welcoming. The staff were attentive and pleasant. They did not rush at all so we were able to relax and enjoy the delicious fare. Dress code stated smart,... More

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Hilton Head island
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just recently stayed in this hotel and it was amazing. Everything thing about it, service, room, staff... it was great and I will absolutely stay here again. Great location as to not a lot of road noise yet can walk to everything you may need or want. Really great area!

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StuartJohnsonLondon, General Manager at Brown's Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your charming review detailing everything good about Brown's. We like our guests to feel it is indeed a 'home away from home', and I'm pleased this was the case for you. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again. More

Castlemaine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When travelling, Our family have a tendency to move between two luxury hotel chains. One is the Shangri-la and the other Rocco Forte. We had chosen Browns as we had started our trip with the Charles in Munich and knew if we were to fly for 24 hours home, we would want to be pampered before hand. Browns certainly didn't... More

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Berkeley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at Brown's several times, and have experienced it in different stages of decor and repair. Though the interiors may change, there are constants that do not: Brown's is the quietest, roomiest, loveliest sleep in London. True to its history, it does not feel like a hotel. It feels like a stay in a lovely, highly attentive Mayfair home,... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the restaurant with friends to celebrate a birthday. My son was the only non adult in attendance. The restaurant made everyone feel welcome. They even brought my son stuff to do at the table to keep him entertained. The food was amazing. I had a salmon starter, lamb main and most of us had the amazing chocolate pud... More

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StuartJohnsonLondon, General Manager at Brown's Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review. I am pleased we were able to make your birthday celebration with friends memorable in terms of both food and welcome, and we shall look forward to yor return More

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I work locally so this is a great place to catchup with friends and colleagues when meeting space is booked out. The Donovan bar is quite dark and can be noisy but the seats are comfortable and the service good. Whilst the drinks prices are scary they are are in keeping with other similar establishments in the area. My martini... More

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StuartJohnsonLondon, General Manager at Brown's Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review and also for posting your complimentary remarks on the Donovan Bar's dedicated website. I am glad you and yoru feiends like the bar and we look forward to welcoming you back on future occasions. More

Hertfordshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming, attentive, unobtrusive service, with a perfect selection of delectable offerings. Ruinart champangne completes the whole tea experience. This was my third visit and this time I brought along my sisters - high standards expected - and once again - delivered. Having previously tried afternoon tea at the Ritz, I'd suggest you take a short walk up Albemarle.

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StuartJohnsonLondon, General Manager at Brown's Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for yor complimentary review of all that is Brown's afternoon tea experience - a mix of perfect service and delicious offerings. I am pleased that you and your sisters enjoyed the day, and look forward to your return in the future. More

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When it was first suggested I stay at Brown's, I wa dubious. How could it possiby be worth the rates they were charging? I was wrong - it is worth every penny. From the moment you arrive at Brown.s, you are treated like royalty. Each room is unique. I have stayed at Brown's now 5 times - no two rooms... More

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StuartJohnsonLondon, General Manager at Brown's Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Brown's, endorsing all that we offer in the way of ambience, service and eating experiences. It is very gratifying to know that Brown's is the highlight of your annual trip to Europe and we very much look forward to welcoming you back when you visit again after Christmas. More

Seattle, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 5 nights in mid-June. I booked a deluxe king but did not like the room they had assigned to me. It was a unique layout with the bedroom right when you walk in and a little sitting room/desk area that connected to the large bathroom. The room itself was fine but it looked out directly to a... More

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StuartJohnsonLondon, General Manager at Brown's Hotel, responded to this review

As the oldest hotel in London and with its characteristic configuration, Brown's has a large variety of rooms. Each one is different and we always like to offer guests different options until they find the one that they like and wish to return to. Rooms on the main street are triple glazed to ensure that guests have an undisturbed night.... More

Vallabregues, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is out of the ordinary in that it shows it's age in a unique way. The very first of it's kind in London, it has hosted most of the crowned heads of Europe & other notables down the centuries. Atmosphere is warm, friendly & welcoming & staff attentive. Don't go for the views as there are none. I... More

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StuartJohnsonLondon, General Manager at Brown's Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your charming review and complimentary comments of both the hotel and your dining experience at Hix. As the olderst hotel in London we are indeed out of the ordinary. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to welcoming you back. More

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Address: 33 Albemarle Street | Mayfair, London W1S 4BP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Brown's Hotel 5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#21 Spa Hotel in London #50 Luxury Hotel in London #60 Romantic Hotel in London #65 Family Hotel in London #71 Business Hotel in London
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Brown's was the first hotel to open in London in 1837 and since completing a 24 million-Pound restoration, this outstanding hotel now offers guests 117 luxurious rooms and suites, outstanding dining, a buzzing bar and relaxing spa. Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Brown's Hotel has many of London's major attractions and best shopping on their door step. It is from here that Rudyard Kipling wrote "The Jungle Book" and Agatha Christie "At Bertram's Hotel". ... more   less 
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