My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights whilst attending a conference in London. We were travelling with friends who are well-seasoned 5 star travellers and they chose to stay here rather than their favourite regular London hotel, The May Fair. We absolutely loved our stay at the Corinthia, and our travelling companions have named this as their new favourite!
The location is perfect for sightseeing being situated on the corner of Whitehall Place and Northumberland Ave only 200 metres from Trafalgar Square. Embankment station and pier were situated across the road, National Gallery a 2 minute walk away, the London Eye a 5 minute walk across the river, and Piccadilly Circus, Soho, Downing Street, The Changing of the Guard, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben were all less than a 10 minute walk away. Whilst the London Tube easily gets you to all the shopping districts, we often chose to walk the pleasant 20-30 minute walk through parks to get to the shopping areas of Regent, Oxford, Bond & Carnaby Sts. Then 3 minutes on the Tube later, and we could shop at Covent Garden. If you plan to get around London on the Tube, then I would recommend purchasing an Oyster Card from the auto dispenser at the station, which comes preloaded with credit. For those that like the tourist London Bus tours, they actually stop directly outside the hotel on Northumberland Ave.
The rooms here are simply divine!! We stayed in an Executive Room for 2 nights, and a Junior Suite for 2 nights. Both were on the 3rd floor, and whilst one looked onto the street and the other into the hotel’s private central courtyard, both were a quiet oasis in the hustle & bustle of busy London. Both rooms were plush, luxurious, extremely stylish & spacious. This hotel simply oozes class – there is an incredible attention to detail throughout the hotel and the rooms – everything is perfect, 5-star amenities maintained to the utmost standard. And to our delight when we checked into our room, we were greeted by beautiful flowers, scattered rose petals, cakes, chocolates and champagne as I had previously informed them we were celebrating our anniversary.
Executive Room – consisted of a large separate entry area with large BIR, spacious bedroom (king size bed, flat screen TV, minibar, coffee machine, small table & chairs, plush armchairs, plenty of storage & drawer space), and ensuite bathroom with full size separate bath & shower (flat screen TV over bath too). We had lovely views over the trees of Northumberland Ave from both the bedroom and bathroom, with plenty of natural light flooding into the room through the double-glazed windows (yet the room was whisper quiet). The room was superbly furnished with plush carpets, drapes, bed linen. And the attention to detail was realised in the bespoke and tasteful artwork, cushions & furniture.
Junior Suite – consisted of a large separate entry & sitting area with flat screen TV, huge bedroom with comfy chairs overlooking a Juliette balcony over the hotel’s central courtyard. The suite had generously proportioned rooms and was twice the size of the executive room – spacious bedroom, large WIR, bathroom with large separate shower & bath. The only disappointing thing was that usually a suite of this size would have an additional toilet/powder room.
CONCIERGE All the staff at the Corinthia Hotel were excellent, but I must make a special mention and say a huge thanks to the concierge, Suhil, who was amazing and incredibly helpful. He organized fantastic VIP champagne tickets to a sold-out play for the following night (Book of Mormon – it was fantastic!), and then arranged a chauffeur limousine to take us there. Everything was efficiently and courteously arranged. Whilst we were already suitably impressed by the Corinthia, Suhil’s assistance during our stay was the icing on the cake that made us feel like valued guests in this inspiring hotel which frequently hosts the rich and famous!
ESPA – The spa at the Corinthia is absolutely amazing and well worth the visit. This amazing complex is set over three underground floors, but the piece de resistance is the basement with its surreal stainless steel swimming pool, plunge pool jacuzzis, and glass-enclosed dry heat sauna. The treatment menu here is pricey, but I don’t think a visit to this hotel is complete without experiencing the luxurious surroundings at the spa.
VERDICT – The attention to every single detail here is evident and nothing is overlooked by the professional Corinthia staff. We even managed to catch sight of a Rolling Stone who was a fellow guest being discretely ushered to his waiting limousine enroute to perform at Hyde park, and I think a place must be good if rock royalty chooses to stay here! If the budget allows you to stay at this magnificient hotel, then you must!
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Thank you for taking the time to post an extensive review of your stay at Corinthia Hotel London. It is always gratifying to read a great review for a seasoned traveller. We really appreciate the attention to detail in your review, and for highlighting all of the many aspects that make a stay at Corinthia London so very special. The location is ideal for both the business and leisure traveller, with superb in-house business facilities, conference rooms and complimentary WfiFi throughout, and an adjacent transport hub for immediate access to the City of London; whilst the leisure traveller can walk to the best theatre, shops, cinemas, and culture and get around the city by tube, bus or even water transport. We enjoyed reading the details of our different rooms, and are pleased you had the opportunity to experience both a Courtyard view and a view of London, both rooms are beautifully appointed with different aspects as well as many benefits. Your kind compliments have already been forwarded to the Concierge and Hotel Management team, who pride themselves on always exceeding every guest’s expectations. Your recommendation is very valued, and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit as a returning guest.
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Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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