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The May Fair Hotel

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Lovely stay in a very centric hotel in London. Our room wasn't available on arrival so we were offered with an upgrade. A very friendly staff was always providing assistance. Pau Arbona ensured our stay was comfortable and up to expectations

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May811, General Manager at The May Fair Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guillem, Thank you for your review and I was delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind compliments about Pau which I will certainly pass onto him. We do hope to welcome you back very soon. With my best wishes, Inderneel Inderneel Singh General Manager

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Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were only staying in London for the night but the hotel allowed us to check in early and held our luggage after check out. This gave us two full days to see a bit more of London. It was my wife's 50th so they did a couple of nice extras. We stayed in a junitor suite which was very...

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May811, General Manager at The May Fair Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I was delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in celebration of your wife's 50th Birthday. I was also so pleased to learn that you enjoyed one of our Junior Suites and your compliments were so wonderful to hear. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. With my best wishes, Inderneel Singh...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Nice environment and very friendly and efficient afternoon tea team. Would go back to it anytime. A nice place to take your guests and impress them! Central London near Oxford Street and Hyde Park. Ideal for shopping and relaxing time at the same time.

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May811, General Manager at The May Fair Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you for your review and I was delighted to hear you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea with us. Your compliments were really a pleasure to read and we do hope to welcome you back soon. With my best wishes, Inderneel Singh General Manager

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stayed during the August bank holiday - pleased that when we arrived at 11am the room was ready for us to check in. The location was fantastic, close to Green Park station with loads of top-class restaurants nearby (we chose Novikov). The hotel furnishings and surroundings are nice, nothing spectacular and I would say the same for the room. Considering...

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May811, General Manager at The May Fair Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I was so sorry to read your feedback about the facilities here at The May Fair and may I personally apologise that you had a disappointing visit with us and the Hotel did not meet with your expectations. I will certainly take on board your constructive comments and follow up with my team. I do...

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Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for my birthday as a theatre hotel break as a treat from our daughter. We have travelled extensively on holiday all over the world staying in some beautiful hotels. Check in was awful our room was not ready until 3.30 we were told we would receive champagne and chocolates sadly they never arrived. It was also my...

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May811, General Manager at The May Fair Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Harry, Thank you for your review and for choosing The May Fair to celebrate such a special occasion. I was sorry to hear that this was not recognised and please do accept my personal apologies for this. I have most certainly taken your comments on board. I will also be following up on your further feedback with my Heads...

Manama
Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you love London that this Hotel puts you right in the middle of everything. And if you add modern spacious rooms, friendly staff and good rates, then you get a Gem. Very rare to get this combination in London. I simply adore this hotel.

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May811, General Manager at The May Fair Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoy staying with us here at The May Fair. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to your "home away from home". In the meantime, I send my best wishes to you. Inderneel Singh General Manager

Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Over the years we have stayed in a number of London hotels and always found them wanting. No more. The May Fair is superb. Got it all. Great location, great service, great rooms and great restaurants. The concierge and front door staff cannot be beat. Always so friendly. Same for the front desk staff. Taxis always waiting in front. And...

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May811, General Manager at The May Fair Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeffrey, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I was absolutely delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you so much for your kind comments. We are all so pleased that you now class The May Fair as your new "home away from home" and we very much look forward to welcoming...

Winscombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Just returned from a family 2 night stay at The May Fair. Hotel was pre-paid but they still required a deposit of £300.00 per room for our 2 night stay ! Luggage was not delivered to our rooms, so after waiting for 20 minutes I decided to go back to reception where our luggage was in full view of all...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've stayed at most of the 5 star hotels in London over the years, from the stuffy ones to the ones that leave you wondering "How is this place a 5-star?". The May Fair is certainly one of the best in London. Very hip, cool hotel. Great staff, the newly refurbed restaurant is excellent and the breakfast buffet is unlikely...

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May811, General Manager at The May Fair Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Your compliments were a pleasure to read and we do hope to welcome you back again very soon. With my best wishes, Inderneel Singh General Manager

Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night and we will definitely be returning. It's just around the corner from the Green Park tube station so it's easy to get to. It's also within walking distance of Victoria Coach Station, although I wouldn't advise it if you have a lot of heavy luggage. The hotel itself is exactly what you would expect from...

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May811, General Manager at The May Fair Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I was so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for your wonderful comments too. We very much hope to welcome you back soon. With my best wishes, Inderneel Singh General Manager

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Staying in Mayfair

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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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May Fair Bar
May Fair Bar
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The luxurious May Fair Hotel is located in sophisticated Mayfair, resurgent again as London's true luxury quarter. The May Fair puts you in a peaceful spot right in the heart of the West End, between all the great parks, theatres, galleries and attractions of London and with direct underground links to Canary Wharf. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The May Fair Hotel

Address: Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair
Price Range: $304 - $558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The May Fair Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 406
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Also Known As:
May Fair London
Mayfair Hotel London
May Fair Hotel London
The May Fair Hotel London, England
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in London
#44 Spa Hotel in London
#108 Business Hotel in London
#126 Family Hotel in London
#150 Romantic Hotel in London
#155 Luxury Hotel in London
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