We [family of four with two children 13 and 16] spent an extended Thanksgiving weekend there past 22nd-25th November 2012, which was great! They have very good service and courtesy meets you at the front stairs. We will choose this hotel again for our next visit to London – hopefully very soon since there is so much more to explore!
It doesn’t matter if you are here in business or pleasure; you have the whole city within a short 5 minute walk to the “Green Park” subway/underground/tube-station on the Piccadilly line, which is the same line going to and from Heathrow Airport. We took The Tube, which is cheaper than the Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect even if it takes longer and is less comfortable but the closeness to the hotel made it worthwhile. Tube services leave Heathrow every few minutes from approximately 5am (5.50am Sundays) to 11.45pm (10.50pm Sundays). Journey time to “Piccadilly Circus” is about 50 minutes [which is one stop after “Green Park”]. There are three Tube stations at Heathrow Airport, serving Terminals 1-3,[ US Airways=Terminal 1 ] Terminal 4 and Terminal 5. A single paper ticket from Heathrow (Zone 6) into Central London (Zone 1) costs £5.00 (£4.50 on Oyster). We bought a Day-Ticket [£8.50] so we could start exploring London directly after checking in at the hotel. If you're going to be using London's public transport system, it's worth buying an Oyster card. You can also buy Travel Paper tickets, one per day, like we did. We live outside Philadelphia and flew with a direct flight by US Airways [a Staralliance company] to London. A very convenient flight, i.e direct, even though we are not the biggest fans of the carrier.
It’s a cozy atmosphere in the hotel bar, were we had our night drinks accompanied by soft live piano playing, and they serve their fine dining and breakfast in their stylish restaurant.
The hotel does not give a grand impression from the outside, like a separate driveway up to a pompous entrance, but that I don’t miss since the inside is the gem, so the saying is true about not judging the book by its cover…… Located in the exclusive Mayfair district on Charles Street with its fashion houses, numerous art galleries, great restaurants and local bars, with its backstreet character, makes it quiet and yet close to all the action. With its superb access to the whole of the city, it is the perfect location for all visitors. We used the Tube a lot!
For Families they offer a 'home from home', with so many family-friendly attractions nearby, keeping everyone entertained.
For Pets . We had to leave our little white and fluffy Havanese “Marshmallow” at home because the regulation to bring pets into UK is so rigorous, with mandatory quarantine coming from USA, that we didn’t want her to suffer that procedure, so she had to stay at home with our sitter. Otherwise she has travelled with us to Aruba twice, Florida once and Sweden once, so we know the paperwork. But because you’re staying in London’s most sought-after location doesn’t mean your four legged friends should miss out, if you can bring them. The hotel is pet friendly which we naturally love!
For Female Travelers’. The hotel have specially allocated rooms and amenities to provide enhanced security and comfort for female visitors. These include: Secure interior door locking, female service staff, extra hangers in the wardrobes and foot spa, creams and lotions.
Thoughtful Touches. When you choose the Chesterfield Mayfair as your preferred hotel you can expect to find a selection of thoughtful extras that will help you make your stay as special and comfortable as possible. Examples are: A pillow and duvet preference for a good night's sleep [ we slept very comfortably], 24 hour room service, Deluxe Fragonard toiletries, a children’s menu, welcome pack and turndown gifts, Complimentary wireless (Wi-Fi) high-speed Internet connection in all areas of the hotel [we used it a lot in our rooms (2) and it worked fast], evening turndown service, with bathrobes, luxury tea/coffee making facilities and bottled mineral water and fully integrated TV entertainment system, international TV channels/movies, music on demand and Internet.
HOTEL HISTORY. This is a hotel that boasts a rich heritage. Charles Street, Berkeley Square, occupies part of the lawns of old Berkeley House, the London mansion of that fierce old cavalier Lord Berkeley of Stratton, who during the civil war between Charles I and Parliament, distinguished himself as 'the hero of Stratton fight'. Soon after the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, Lord Berkeley was rewarded by Charles II for his loyalty to the Crown with an extensive parcel of land to the north of Piccadilly on which he constructed for himself a great house. The land was afterwards developed by his widow. This street, which first appears in the rate-books in the 1740s, was named after Charles, Lord Falmouth, Lord Berkeley's brother. For two hundred years until the outbreak of the Second World War these houses in Charles Street were 'the abode of rank and fashion'.
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