My wife and I stayed here for four nights in the second week of August. First the good stuff: We wanted something in the centre of town and this hotel is very well located. Its close to a number of cafe & restaurants, very close to Harrods and some high-end shopping with a tube station also nearby. If you like a bit of a walk, Buckingham palace, sloane square, picadilly etc are also within a 30-45 minutes walk. With free wifi and free breakfast the hotel is certainly very good value and this too at the peak of the tourist season. The hotel staff are very helpful, attentive and courteous and made our stay a pleasant one.
Now the not-so-good stuff: the rooms are small. we felt our deluxe room was a standard room but named deluxe only because of the free wifi. there was also no free bottle of water or fruit in the room which was a bummer. when one is paying upwards of $200 per night one expect at least a complimentary bottle of water. breakfast is basic but adequate. we heard some guests complaining that the food ran out by 9:30 but we usually had our breakfast by 9 a.m. so we didnt face problems. though breakfast was included in the price, we were informed at check-out that in-fact only continental breakfast was included and they charged me for some extras like an omellete. this was quite sneaky but we were in a rush to check-out so we didnt wait to argue. the phone-calls were ridiculously expensive. we were charged upwards of 45 pounds for a short-call made to peterborough. i've never heard of such expensive phone calls in any five star hotel.
Overall impression: the hotel is definitely not 5 star thought it is rated as so on many websites. if you want free wifi and breakfast and want to stay in the centre of town then this is probably worth it. if you want a luxury holiday then there are plenty of other options available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The boutique Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is situated in London’s leafy and fashionable Belgravia village. Each of the 87 bedrooms has been beautifully finished in contemporary style and boasts complimentary high speed wired and wireless internet connection, nespresso coffee machine, plasma television, and iPod dock. The hotel features Lowndes Bar & Kitchen - a relaxed restaurant offering all-day dining - and in summer, the Terrace for al fresco dining. Guests also enjoy complimentary access to The Peak Health Club and Spa, located across the road at our sister hotel, Jumeirah Carlton Tower which features full gym equipment, 20m indoor swimming pool and beauty treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jumeirah Lowndes London
- Hotel Jumeirah Lowndes
- Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel London, England