I had originally planned to take my girlfriend to The Savoy for Valentines weekend (having previously stayed there and loving it). However, after a quick review on TripAdvisor there were a few negative comments, and one person in particular loved The Corinthia. So, after a review of the comments on this hotel I booked. And I am really glad we did!
The hotel is truly brilliant.There was one slight issue - I had requested Champagne and Roses to be in the room on arrival. I e-mailed to confirm this would happen on the morning of our arrival and received a response confirming it was all in place. However when we arrived in the room - no roses!! Approximately 15 minutes after I sent an e-mail there was a knock on the door - a beautiful bunch of Red Roses which actually made it more of a surprise for my Girlfriend (who was already loving the room and champagne!). This was followed by a phone call apologising and advising I wouldn't be charged - so then I enjoyed the champagne too!! This was dealt with so well it did not spoil our experience at all.
On arrival we were told we had a free upgrade to an Executive King - the room was brilliant. The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in and so quiet. Heated floor in the bathroom is amazing, as is the shower, and TV in the bath. In my youth I was a lighting engineer for a number of bands/clubs so found the lighting controls for the room quite straightforward, however.....!!
On the morning of the second day we woke to see some filming happening across the road - Downton Abbey no less, so this was an added perk! In the evening we had cocktails in the Bassoon Bar - not cheap but very good and no more expensive than anywhere else of this ilk. This was followed by Dinner in The Northall. Food was excellent with great service - a very knowledgable Sommelier. One slight negative - I had been told there was only the Valentines Menu available (which was an excellent menu) but did notice other diners having another menu.
Breakfast served in the room each morning was very good.
I have never written such a long review, but this hotel deserves it. I sell Land Rover/Range Rover and this hotel had only a few days before been held up as an example of 5 Star Service that I am expected to supply to my customers, so I was extra critical. Even when things went ever so slightly wrong they handled everything really well.
Believe the hype and stay here you will not be disappointed. I certainly aim to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 294 exceptionally designed and spacious bedrooms and suites, among the largest in London, offering outstanding views of the River Thames, London Eye and Trafalgar Square. A specialty seafood restaurant, a modern British restaurant, a destination bar and a world class Spa, ESPA Life at Corinthia. Corinthia Hotel London will offer guests a lavish retreat in timeless beauty in a historic yet vibrant location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corinthia Hotel London England