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53 Park Lane Mayfair, London W1K 1QA England
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#111 of 1,195 hotels in London
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4.6
Value
4.2
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The Dorchester occupies the most prestigious acre and a half of real estate in the world, in the heart of Mayfair overlooking the glorious green expanse of Hyde Park. The preferred hotel of British society, The Dorchester embodies the highest service values whilst its design and character exude 1930s glamour with a contemporary edge. Prized for its spacious and beautifully designed rooms and suites, The Dorchester’s restaurants and bars - Alain Ducasse, China Tang, The Grill and The Promenade – also attract Londoners and the glitterati alike. The Dorchester Spa was recently transformed to create the most desirable and indulgent pampering destination in London with a uniquely named Spatisserie for tea and cake.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Nightclub / DJ
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Richard K wrote a review Sep 2022
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The view from the roof top was excellent but the meal could have been at the local pub and the staff whilst friendly were not trained. I am a vegan and had checked before that they could cater for vegans, not exactly a rarity these days. I had they only ‘choice’ humour and crudités followed by ‘wild’ mushroom risotto. The staff didn’t know which dishes were vegan, normally one expects them to be marked. And when they had to send out to another restaurant for vegan humous (how can it not be) it sounded like they had done us an enormous favour. I would not have minded at a normal bistro but at £304.75 (£87 on alcohol) I was not impressed.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Pete Stanley wrote a review Sep 2022
Whitstable, United Kingdom80 contributions11 helpful votes
My family and I spent the most memorable weekend at this beautiful hotel that is steeped in history. Although it is currently undergoing renovations to the front of the building, you wouldn’t know once you enter. Every member of staff couldn’t have been more attentive. The Dorchester has a wonderfully warm feel to it with amazing attention to detail. Every part of the experience at this beautiful hotel only ever exceeded our expectations. Among the many highlights were the magnificent spacious bedrooms with every facility we wanted, wonderful and delicious food options and the hotel’s location opposite Hyde Park. My family and I especially enjoyed eating breakfast in the Orchid Room. Our waiter Michele went above and beyond, he is a credit to the hotel. The food was outstanding with perfect portion sizes. However, by far the best part about The Dorchester is it’s staff, every single team member we met was ready with a smile and to help in any way they could. We cannot wait to stay again when we visit for afternoon tea and to see the hotel after the renovations.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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kathleenchapman12 wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom261 contributions104 helpful votes
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On arrival we were disappointed to find that the front of the hotel was under construction and so we went in the back door with none of the grand entrance. The hotel should have informed us before booking as we would have changed the day had we known. The service of the afternoon tea was very good and the food was nice. Sandwiches were all fresh and you could have ordered many more. The vegetarian selection was also good. The scones were nice but very small and sadly not warm, however the lemon curd was delicious. The cakes were all fairly nice but nothing too special. The piano player was great and the overall atmosphere was nice however I feel like standards were not upheld as they should be with many people turning up in trainers and shorts. Overall nice afternoon tea but not the best in London.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Simon C wrote a review Jul 2022
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8 of us (3 generations) had afternoon tea for my daughters 16th birthday. What a wonderful afternoon and evening! Everything was amazing from champagne and tea (try the vanilla!) to the food and ambience. Megan (our waitress was lovely and really made it all that much better). Pianist also superb (we had to stop ourselves singing!) and the lady who greeted us at inception helped make it all perfect. Couldn’t recommend more strongly as a treat.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Bhaz06 wrote a review Jul 2022
Loughborough, United Kingdom77 contributions24 helpful votes
We travelled all the way to this hotel to celebrate my daughter's 30th birthday and when we arrived, we were greeted with friendly staff and were escorted to our table. There was selection of different blends of tea on the menu. We tried some blends of tea along with the scones, variety of sandwiches and pastries. We were given a full description of each item and what it contained. Everything was very tasty. The room was extremely clean with a lot of decor. The ambience was very good and relaxed.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Naija Babe 2016 wrote a review Jun 2022
Nigeria3664 contributions168 helpful votes
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I've been wanting to have Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester Hotel for a good while. The reputation of the Afternoon Tea at this famous London hotel precedes it. This is one of those institutions that I don't think you can just walk into. You need to make a reservation well ahead of time, so I made sure I booked it online; (a very simple procedure I might add). I was so excited to tick it off my bucket list of things-to-do in London! 👏🏼 At The Dorchester, Afternoon Tea 'happens' at Orchid Room. The Orchid Room is a breathtakingly beautiful restaurant! 😍 It was classically and ornately decorated, with a very regal and sophisticated flair to it; (refer to my posted pictures of the interior). I read that it was inspired by Josiah Wedgwood's 'Jasper' Fine China shade of Pastel Blue. Orchid Room is truly an incredible sight to behold, what with those pastel colours and pretty floral arrangements! They seem to have a resident Pianist who played some of the latest hits; so, so cool! 🎹 I was slightly late for my booking, so I called to inform them, and they were very understanding and pleasant about it. Upon arrival, I was seated and served by KEVIN. Impeccably dressed Kevin was awesome; so polite and professional. Orchid Room has 3 sets/kinds of Afternoon Tea, (based on the menu presented to me). There's the 'English Sparkling Wine Afternoon Tea', 'Royal Ascot Afternoon Tea' and 'Vegan Afternoon Tea', priced accordingly of course. For the Teas and other Beverages, they had 5 Exclusive Tea Blends, 2 Speciality Seasonal Teas, 2 Rare & Limited Teas, 3 Black Teas, 4 Flavoured Black Teas, 4 Green Teas, 3 Flavoured Green Teas, 1 Oolong Tea, 1 White Tea, 1 Flavoured White Tea, 5 Caffeine Free Infusions and 10 Coffees. I went for the ROYAL ASCOT AFTERNOON TEA, with its 'Selection of Homemade Finger Sandwiches on Artisan Bread', 'Selection of Pastries', 'A Choice of their Specially Selected Grand and Rare Teas', plus 'A Seasonal Pre-Dessert'. There were 5 Savoury Sandwiches including CRUSHED EGGS WITH HAFOD CHEDDAR CHEESE, MAYONNAISE AND CHOPPED CHIVES ON WHITE BREAD and BLACK ANGUS PASTRAMI WITH HERTFORDSHIRE WATERCRESS, RED ONION MARMALADE AND GRAIN MUSTARD MAYONNAISE ON WHOLEMEAL BREAD and MALDON CURE SMOKED SALMON WITH DORSET WASABI MAYONNAISE AND LEMON BALM ON MALTED GRAIN BREAD and BABY CUCUMBER WITH DICED APPLE AND MINT CREAM CHEESE ON BROWN BREAD and NORFOLK ROASTED CHICKEN WITH MUSTARD MAYONNAISE, ROSEMARY AND ONION STUFFING ON BASIL BREAD. For the Pastries, they had TRADITIONAL BRITISH BATTENBERG (Almond Sponge with a Layer of Rose Jam), ELDERFLOWER AND YUZU TART (Lemon Confit and Yuzu Curd with an Elderfower Mousse), STRAWBERRY AND VANILLA CHOIX (Light Cream Cheese Mousse and Strawberry Compote with Vanilla Cream) and CHOCOLATE AND BANANA (Salted Caramel and Crunchy Pecan with Milk Chocolate Cream). For the 'customary' Scones, (that come with most Afternoon Teas), they had WARM RAISIN AND PLAIN SCONES, SERVED WITH EARL GREY TEA JELLY, HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY JAM AND CORNISH CLOTTED CREAM FROM CRAIG'S FARM DAIRY IN DORSET. I have no idea who Craig is, and what his farm is all about! 🤔 A SEASONAL PRE-DESSERT (from The Pastry Chef) was served. Can't remember what it was called. For my tea, I picked the VANILLA FLAVOURED BLACK TEA- "Whole Sri-Lankan Vanilla Pods and Natural Vanilla Extract are used to infuse Orange Pekoe Ceylon, creating a deliciously creamy and delicate tea". My Afternoon Tea was served with a complimentary glass of WILD IDOL NON-ALCOHOLIC CHAMPAGNE. Wild Idol is a Premium Brand of Alcohol-Free Sparkling Champagne alternative(s). In all honesty, I was a bit disappointed in the Afternoon Tea at Orchid Room! ☹️ Though all the Sandwiches and Pastries tasted very nice, I expected soooooooo much more from an establishment as posh and upscale as a 'Tea Room' in the one and only Dorchester Hotel! When I read the menu, I was super excited because everything, (most notably the Sandwiches) were described so appealingly. They sounded so rich and decadent, yet every single item I ate fell short of what I expected. The Norfolk Roasted Chicken Sandwich was nothing more than a glorified Coronation Chicken Sandwich. The Maldon Cure Smoked Salmon Sandwich tasted like a regular Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Sandwich. The Black Angus Pastrami Sandwich was just a plain Roast Beef Sandwich. The Crushed Eggs with Hafod Cheddar Cheese was a simple Egg Salad Sandwich as far as I was concerned! 🙄 All the Sandwiches and Pastries tasted very, very ordinary to me; nothing special, nothing to write home about! I also thought they were stingy with the Scones. At least 2 of each should have been served, as opposed to one. The Cornish Clotted Cream and Jam that accompanied the Scones were delicious; so fresh and 'authentic-tasting'. Needless to say, all the Afternoon Tea 'accoutrements' looked amazing, (as you can see from my posted photos). The 'faux' Champagne was okay, but not really my style. What I really enjoyed was the Seasonal Pre-Dessert. It was unusual tasting, yet very cool and refreshing to the palette. So to sum it all up, I'd say I had a 'mediocre' experience at Orchid Room in The Dorchester. Service here is splendid, with every member of the hotel's staff- from the Butlers at the main entrance, to the Door Men, to a lady at the reception to Kevin (of course), were fantastic; so poised and well-mannered. I also found the price of my Royal Ascot Afternoon Tea to be reasonable for a city as expensive as London. It was £95, plus a service charge of 15%, (or 14.25). Don't forget, this is one of London's swankiest 5 star hotels with rooms that average about £1,000 to £2,000 per night. I won't and can't go so far as to say that I won't return to Orchid Room for Afternoon Tea, but I think it's safe to say that I'd rather try some other 'High Tea Experience'; perhaps at another high-end hotel. This Afternoon Tea just didn't have that 'Wow' factor. Nothing blew me away whatsoever. Honestly, I've had more impressive Afternoon Teas in Dubai, in much lower rated, less extravagant hotels than The Dorchester. Nevertheless, I enjoyed what I had at the Orchid Room, and Ioved 'perceiving' the gorgeous ambiance of this spectacular, visually stunning restaurant. I'd like to say a big thank you to KEVIN for his exemplary service. A nice Afternoon Tea at London's Dorchester Hotel, just.......'nice'.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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bigjohn001 wrote a review Jun 2022
Reading, United Kingdom213 contributions108 helpful votes
Well we experienced two levels of food service at The Dorchester Hotel. We had afternoon cream tea and served champagne first. Shortly afterwards we received a plate of sandwiches, which when we finished we had to ask if we can place our tea order. The pots of teas arrived at the same time as the scones, cream and homemade strawberry jam. This was followed with some fancy and delicate cakes, which we could eat, as we was full. So the waiter boxed them up for us. However when we received the bill, there was a 15% service charge, so we asked the waiter to remove it. But he asked why, as his manager would question him. I explained that we shouldn't have to ask for our pots of tea, but the waiter said that they don't normally take the tea order until the sandwiches are served. However I pointed out that other tables the pots of tea where delivered with the sandwiches. Finally the waiter seems annoyed and didn't have the courtesy to say goodbye. The breakfast service was on a different level and something you expect from a luxury 5 star hotel. I had poached eggs and the waiter asked how I would like them cooked - soft, medium or hard. With the pastries bowl, he suggested trying the charcoal raspberry crossiant as it was his favourite. It was so lovely and truly unforgettable tasty. I even asked if I could take a charcoal raspberry crossiant with me.... The waiter couldnt do enough for us and completely different level of service to the previous day afternoon cream tea. Without the experience of the afternoon cream tea service, I would of rated it 5/5
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nabeela C wrote a review Jun 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom72 contributions66 helpful votes
Had the most amazing stay to celebrate my 50th birthday. We were joined by friends who also stayed through and we all said it was the most amazing stay in London that all of us have had and we have been fortunate enough to stay in some amazing places. Everything about The Dorchester is truly spectacular. Rooms are beautifully decorated, the hotel throughout is classic but not stuffy. The service is incredible at every single stage, from reception, to waiting staff and bar staff. Staff just seem to anticipate what you need and nothing is a problem and they will do their best to accommodate in any way they can. I think this is what really elevates this hotel for me is the exceptional staff. They truly made my celebration one to remember, all the little touches such as our room had balloons and a cake as well as a gift of a scarf, all of which made my experience a memory which I will always cherish. The hotel is also very centrally located so easy access to everywhere we needed to go, but we didn't venture out much as just enjoyed the hotel and all it had to offer. You can visit the spa facilities at the sister hotel 45 Park Lane which were truly beautiful and luxurious. All in all a truly fabulous experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Luca Virgilio, General Manager at The Dorchester
Responded Jun 21, 2022
Dear 555nabeelac, What wonderful feedback – thank you! It’s really great to hear you had an incredible stay to celebrate your 50th birthday and we’re honoured you allowed us to be part of this special celebration. We truly appreciate your thoughtful words and I’m so glad you left with such positive memories. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Dorchester soon. Sincerely, Luca Virgilio General Manager The Dorchester
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David on Tour wrote a review Jun 2022
Cartagena, Spain8 contributions3 helpful votes
We had Sunday Lunch at the Dorchester to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The food was fabulous, the attention to detail was first class and all the staff were amazing. If you are in London and you really want to treat yourself then try the Dorchester it really is 5 star.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Vaughan T wrote a review Jun 2022
Loughborough, United Kingdom53 contributions44 helpful votes
From the very start at check in the staff were amazing, extremely helpful, polite and courteous, we experienced the same high level of service throughout the hotel, in the restaurants, the roof top bar. A bottle of Champagne along with a cake and other little treats were in our room to welcome us during our Anniversary stay. The food was excellent as was the service during our stay nothing was to much trouble, it was a absolute pleasure for us to stay there and we are looking forward to returning. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all your staff they were all superb many thanks regards vaughan T
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Luca Virgilio, General Manager at The Dorchester
Responded Jun 8, 2022
Dear 985vaughant, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your fantastic feedback following your stay. I know my colleague Vincent McGrath has been in touch with you already, however I personally wanted to reach out and thank you for your wonderful comments. I’m so glad you had a fantastic anniversary stay and that you were well cared for by the team during your time in residence. The team will be really touched by your kind words so thank you once again for sharing these with us. It was our pleasure to have you stay 985vaughant and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Luca Virgilio General Manager The Dorchester
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dorchester
Which popular attractions are close to The Dorchester?
Nearby attractions include Apsley House (0.3 miles), Grosvenor Square (0.3 miles), and New Zealand Memorial (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dorchester?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Dorchester?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Dorchester?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dorchester?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dorchester?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Park Room, Smith & Whistle, and Iran Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dorchester?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Dorchester have airport transportation?
Yes, The Dorchester offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Dorchester?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Dorchester offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Dorchester?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.