Most comments, both positive and negative, have already been made. We chose Hazlitt's for Christmas in London specifically for the historic nature of the building and the character of the rooms.
After four days the novelty of the "quirks" and "character " was wearing off though.
Lack of storage, hooks of any sort for clothes, towels or bathrobes meant that every inch of surface was utilised for storage. Fine for one night but for a gay couple with suitcases and 4 days and nights worth of clothes (we don't travel light) it became a challenge.
The free standing Victorian bath looks very quaint but try taking a bath without flooding the floor (no matter how careful you are and how low you run the bath water). No shower meant that baths needed to be run each morning also-tedious after 4 days.
All minor points that could perhaps be taken as nit-picking but hey, it's details like this that help people on trip advisor to make the right choices.
As previously mentioned, the staff are great (and very pleasing to the eye in some cases) and the champagne and choccies on Christmas day were a very nice touch. They went out of their way to allocate a room that suited our request for a "dark and moody" Christmas atmosphere.
We requested a room on Frith Street for the atmosphere and as most places were closed over Christmas it was extremely quiet (spookily so for Soho). But I can appreciate peoples comments on noise. However, if you are sensitive to street noise then seriously, Soho is not the right choice for you in the first place).
Would we stay again? Yes, for a shorter stay and with a room that has a separate shower (if there is such a thing). So if you do book Hazlitt's, enjoy it for what it is, be prepared for all the quirks and eccentricities and you'll enjoy being in a fabulous part of London albeit in surroundings that feel like a country house hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hazlitt's occupies a group of historic Georgian houses in Frith Street, off Soho Square. In 1718 there were no modern conveniences, but we have updated the plumbing, installed bathrooms and replaced most of the candles with electricity.At Hazlitt’s our philosophy is simple. We have set out to create the kind of accommodation we ourselves would love to find in the heart of one of the World’s great cities. Civilised surroundings; old fashioned hospitality; friendly efficient service; a location away from the roar of traffic, but within a very short walk of the most important attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hazlitt`s Hotel London
- Hazlitts Hotel London
- Hazlitts London
- Hazlitt's London, England