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“Absolutely breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
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Corinthia Hotel London
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD, England (Westminster / Belgravia)   |  
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“Absolutely breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have stayed in a number of 5-star hotels over the years but I would say the Corinthia is the most breathtakingly beautiful.

We stayed in October as our friends were getting married in the ballroom and the Corinthia organised for us to check-in early with the minimum of fuss. The room was smaller than other rooms in hotels in a similar price bracket but excellently appointed - bath AND shower in the bathroom (bath with in-built TV), good mini-bar, sweet little juliet balcony, large bed & separate seating area. Very luxurious/sexy overall feel and all extra-touches thought of (little box of chocolates, decent toiletries, huge umbrellas in the wardrobes AND a proper hair dryer).

The only downside (and it's a small one) is that the staff were nowhere near as friendly/accommodating as in other 5 star hotels. I would say "business-like" as opposed to unfriendly but different to say One Aldwych or The Waldorf where staff look delighted to see you!

Overall, I would highly recommend. The whole place is stunning but maybe the receptionists need to practice smiling!!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for posting a review of your stay at Corinthia Hotel London, and for pointing out all of the little extras and attention to detail that make the hotel so very special. All of our rooms are beautifully appointed with the finest fixtures and fittings and are larger than average for central London hotels. We appreciate your honest feedback regarding the team at Corinthia London, we are normally praised for our open friendliness and going the extra mile to exceed every guest’s expectations which is part of our Craftsmanship of Care training and our Front of House Manager will address your comment accordingly. We hope this will not detract from staying with us once more, when the team at Corinthia London look forward to offering you a warm welcome.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The hotel offers Good location, very comfortable rooms, excellent food, very good gym and fantastic spa.
after trying some of the best hotels in town, i now know the corinthia is by far my favourite 5* hotel in london, there's absolutely nothing to complain about., i go there once a month.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for posting a review of your stay at Corinthia Hotel London, and for putting so succinctly all of the aspects that makes the hotel so very special. We are very pleased to read that we are now your favourite hotel in London and look forward to welcoming you back as a regular guest.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I booked Tea at The Corinthia for the first (midday) slot on a Saturday to celebrate my 50th birthday, and we weren't disappointed. We were treated with great attention and courtesy. The surroundings were beautiful (the gorgeous chandalier and a large round central table bedecked with stunning flowers in an unusual mophead display) and extremely comfortable, and the cakes, sandwiches and scones and accompaniments were to die for! As a non tea-drinker, I opted for hot chocolate, and have truly never had such wonderful hot chocolate before, with a range of dark, milk or white chocolate shavings to sprinkle on top, plus marshmallows - what self-indulgence! As the treat for my special celebration, this experience couldn't have been exceeded, and I would recommend this venue to everyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you posting a charming review of your Afternoon Tea birthday celebration in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. It certainly sounds like the experience was made most memorable, and we like the idea of a hot chocolate option instead of the usual pot of tea, especially when it is served with all the lovely trimmings. We are delighted to read your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you for many more celebrations. Once again wishing you a very happy belated birthday, and may you have many more.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great place to try out the British afternoon tea tradition. The Lobby Lounge is a magnificent setting that will make your experience special. The hotel is very centrally located - near Trafalgar Square and the Embankment tube station. Service gets thumbnail up from me as well.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for posting a review of your Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge at Corinthia Hotel London. We agree that the setting is very special and the perfect spot for taking Afternoon Tea under the stunning Baccarat chandelier. The hotel is also ideally situated for easy access around the city with an adjacent transport hub. We appreciate your kind comments regarding the level of service, and the team look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Was lucky enough to get a half price deal from lastminute.com's secret hotels. Cant praise this hotel enough! Everything from the room, to the staff, to the location - all amazing. They even kept the bassoon bar open late for us to have one more drink. Cant wait to stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for posting a review of your stay at Corinthia Hotel London. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and managed to get a magnificent deal. Bassoon is fast becoming the destination bar in London, with bespoke cocktails, and a team who close the bar when the last guest leaves. We hope we will welcome you again soon when you may have the opportunity to experience many of the other excellent facilities the hotel has to offer.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Perfect location on the Embankment so you can access West End and shopping easily - be it by cab, tube (it's around the corner from Embankment tube station) or even on foot (eg about 15min walk to Covent Garden). Great architecture and if you like spas, this is a top notch ESPA location I did not have time to immerse myself in the spa, but from what I saw, it looked amazing and huge - you would never guess entering the hotel that it houses 4 floors of spa complex!
Superb design in the rooms, from cleverly integrated electronics (of course you want to relax in the bathtub and watch TV:) and huge comfortable beds, to clever elements designed to make the rooms quieter (sliding doors between rooms, noise dampening panels integrated into walls), walk-in closet (I was upgraded to a Deluxe so maybe not to be found in a std rm) and as a coffee lover the finishing touch for me was the Nespresso machine.
Service was attentive and friendly (just the right balance) and restaurants very good: I tried their Italian restaurant Massimo and found it all round good (my octopus starter was prepared to perfection) and very good wine list. Again, superb design and layout of the restaurant contributed significantly to the ambiance and experience.
My room service experience was a little disappointing (steak sandwich) as it was literally steak on a bun. It could have been so much more. Other than that, great. Certainly, I will be back.

Room Tip: Overall quieter than most in noisy London, but if you want that little extra, still go for rear room...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for posting a lovely review of your stay at Corinthia Hotel London. The hotel is indeed ideally located, set in the cultural heart of London within a mile radius of over thirty West End theatres and opera houses, adjacent to Charing Cross rail and Embankment tube stations, and many of the city’s iconic sights within walking distance, and surrounded by some of the best examples of Victorian architecture. A great deal of thought has gone into the design and décor of the bedrooms, making them the ideal destination for the twenty-first century traveller, with complimentary Wi-Fi, international power hubs, and be/st of all built in LCD-TVs in the bath tubs for superb relaxation. We are very pleased you had the opportunity to enjoy both the extensive buffet breakfast in The Northall, and the modern Italian cuisine in Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar, designed by David Collins and makes a stunning first impression. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, when you can this time experience the luxury of our award-winning ESPA Life at Corithia spa.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

What a great hotel. Service was excellent. The staff was willing to meet your every need. Room service was terrific and you should not miss the opportunity for afternoon tea in the hotel lobby. The concierge was able to get us tickets for "The book of Mormon". And then sped us over t the theatre in the hotel Jag when an a-hole took our taxi.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for posting a great review of your stay at Corinthia Hotel London. We are always delighted to read comments of the team going the extra mile to exceed our guest’s expectations. We are really pleased you enjoyed both our extensive in-room dining service and Afternoon Tea under the iconic chandelier in The Lobby Lounge. The team at Corinthia London are looking forward to welcoming you back on your return visit.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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Address: Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster / Belgravia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in London
#5 Family Hotel in London
#5 Romantic Hotel in London
#5 Spa Hotel in London
#11 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Corinthia Hotel London 5*
Number of rooms: 294
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
294 exceptionally designed and spacious bedrooms and suites, among the largest in London, offering outstanding views of the River Thames, London Eye and Trafalgar Square. A specialty seafood restaurant, a modern British restaurant, a destination bar and a world class Spa, ESPA Life at Corinthia. Corinthia Hotel London will offer guests a lavish retreat in timeless beauty in a historic yet vibrant location. ... more   less 
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