After having read many reviews of diffrent 5 star hotels in central London, to pick the best as a surprise, and to my surprise found out that even VERY expensive hotels such as "the savoy, the claridges, the ritz or the dorchester..." did not get as many possitive reviews as the Landmark hotel, never mind that they charge nearly 100% more in room rate and offer rooms just about half the size, I went with it and booked 2 deluxe rooms for my parents and I over Christmas.
I live in London, yet wanted this extra bit of luxury and wow...
The landmark is one of the last hotels form the golden days, loads of marble and thick carpets, coloured glass wondows, huge staircase... VERY English and a great way to either impress guests coming from another country or for tourists to explore the real English luxury.
My parents and I were impressed from the moment we arrived, ok there was nobody there 2 meet and greet and open the door, rather unusual for a 5 star hotel, but once we had taken out cases inside the service was great, fast check in, given rooms as i had asked for.
My parents stayed on the 5th floor, in room 553 a deluxe room in the corner with great viwes across the winter garden and ok there was a piano a few floor further down but it is not very loud for the matter of fact you really have to listen hard to hear it! and ok you can see into the rooms on the other side of the building but really no big deal, and if it is to much for some then use the curtains or book a room with street view!
I stayed on 4th floor in room 432 with views of the train station, and yes it was peaceful!
Both rooms were HUGE, and when i say huge i mean HUGE, clean and the rooms looked as good as new, next was the massive bathrooms, white marble, walk in shower and nice bath, seperat toilet and a wardrobe so big one could sleep in it!
The beds were GREAT, slept like a baby! and the rooms were great for hanging out in the evening, big sofa and an armchair!
Only thing that could have been nicer in the bathroom would have been there soap and shampoo products, ok they use "the white company" but really... for a 4 star hotel fine but for a 5 star I would expect something like Floris or Molton Brown, but hey I guess I will just bring my own next time.
The dressing gowns and slippers were a nice touch.
And let me just say that the issue with small TV's are long gone, as they now offer huge flat screens that even I can not fault.
Several people talk about dark rooms, open the curtains!!!
Was going to have dinner at the "222 restaurant" but it is closed on a Sunday, so went for dinner in Edgware Road at "Maroush Gardens" very nice food and great service, very busy so book a table.
Did not get to use the Pool and spar which I had looked forward to as it was closed on a bank holiday, but hey thats for next time!
Several people say that food at the hotel is expensive... Ok it is not cheap, hence why we did not go for the Christmas menu as it was something like £120 per person, mayube also a reason why the restaurant was not very busy.
Breaksfast... was going for the buffet, but it was not as grand as I would have expected from a 5 star hotel, it was ok but we all 3 went for breakfast menu options with which we were VERY happy. But what I wanted to say is, if people dont like the prices in a 5 star hotel, eat out or stay at a cheaper hotel.
I called for room service several times, not for food but for services and I was very impressed with the speed and frindly service, never once did i pass a member of staff who didnt great me, many hotels could learn from this! Turn down service is a nice 5 star touch!
A tip, I booked the room via lastminute.com and saved a lot of money, luxury for less!
If you are looking for luxury at a ok price, great location only a few tube stops from oxford and piccadilly circus, and like some of the biggest hotel rooms in London, the you got to stay here!
I would like to thank the team at the Landmark hotel form making my christmas such a special one and for looking after us so well!
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