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“Perfect location; elegant hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Stafford London

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The Stafford London
Ranked #24 of 1,086 Hotels in London
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65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect location; elegant hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed there four nights last week. The room was perfect in every detail and totally quiet (important to me). The included breakfast is a good deal; you can eat so much food that you don't have to worry about lunch. We especially liked the America Bar for a late night snack and a glass (or two) of wine. The lobster/pork belly sandwich was so good that I ordered it every night!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Rooms are large but restroom is relatively small for a family. Concierge personnel is very nice and helpfull. Breakfast is great. Clean and nice hotel. Since it is quite old, maintenance is a must. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cranston
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Stafford Hotel may be one of London's best kept secrets. The hotel exudes old luxury and refined charm. It is tucked away in a quiet mews in St James Place. The bar called the Amercan Bar attracts a lively after work crowd. The main dining room is what you would expect in a 5 star hotel. The service throughout the hotel from the reception, the concierge and the staff was warm and very friendly.
Whenever we were asked about where we were staying, the response to the Stafford seemed to be bewilderment. Has no one heard of it? We enjoyed the hotel very much and would recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mel B
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Derbyshire
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328 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

We chose The Stafford for it's location as much as the facilities and were delighted in every way during our 2 night stay. The hotel is particularly easy to drive to and the valet parking service takes any possible stress out of trying to arrive at most other London hotels due to it being tucked away in a very quiet street just behind The Ritz Hotel. To be able to walk to theatres and restaurants was greatly valued and there was an endless supply of hotel umbrellas in the event of rain. The Stafford has the feel of a small but luxurious hotel and we found everyone very attentive and friendly. We stayed in one of the King rooms in the courtyard which was very comfortable and offered free soft drinks and water. A must is to enjoy a drink or two in The American Bar which is filled with memorabilia of various sports and show biz personalities. We were celebrating a special wedding anniversary and, to our delight, found a bottle of champagne in our room with the compliments of the hotel team. One of many very nice touches that went towards making our stay very special. Will certainly return to this lovely hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Had the most marvelous stay at the Stafford together with my sister last August.
The location: in the middle of the Mayfair district, in a quiet street behind the Ritz.Right next to Green Park, it's only a short 5-minute walk to the Buckingham Palace or Picadilly Square.
The room: We stayed in a beautiful room with a king size bed in the Mainhouse. Fluffy pillows (and pillow menu in case you had special requests), Molton Brown products, bathtub (with its own rubber ducky!). I just wished the mattress was a little harder, but that's probably a personal preference.
The breakfast: We pretty much sampled the entire breakfast menu during our 3-night stay at The Stafford and loved the quaint breakfast room. Particular favorites in no particular order included: fresh berries salad, the thick-sliced bacon&waffles, the eggs benedict...
The service: Outstanding. Everyone was extremely helpful and pleasant. from the waitstaff to the concierge through the receptionist. We arrived at 11PM and were able to check-in quickly. We were also able to change dinner reservations last minute, get tickets through the concierge, book transportation early morning, all without problem.
The price: We were lucky as my sister works for another Kempinski hotel and we got a staff rate, so I can't comment on the regular rates.

Overall, The Stafford made our short stay in London a memorable and most comfortable one. Would come back anytime if I had the chance and recommend to whomever wants to experience a little bit of quiet luxury in the middle of busy London!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

My wife and I spent a week in London and stayed at The Stafford and all I can say is what a great hotel and what a great location. Everyone we encountered during our stay went out of their way to make us feel welcome, especially Rebecca at the reception desk. The room was not large but quite adequate and the bed was fantastic. There are several Underground Stations within close walking distance. Make sure to have at least one meal at the American Bar.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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293 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

The hotel is located next to Green Park and close to some of the best shopping and sight seeing in Europe. The Stafford was an institution, and the recent blend with Kempinski has brought with it a more updated feeling through some recent renovation. The American Bar is still the same fantastic bar. The rooms are great, the service is very good without feeling 100% on par with the best of London (Lanesborough, Berkeley). To be able to eat outside at this location at a 5 star hotel (in the summer) is almost one of a kind in London.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gudleiv
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Property: The Stafford London
Address: 16-18 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > St. James's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in London
#24 Luxury Hotel in London
#25 Family Hotel in London
#52 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Stafford London 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stafford London is a leading five star hotel in London and defines all that is quintessentially British. Located in the historical neighbourhood of St James's, it is set in a discreet and prestigious location beside the Royal Green Park. Opened as a hotel in 1912 and rich in history since the 1700s, it offers luxurious rooms and dining with an award winning, personalised guest service. The famous American Bar with floor to ceiling memorabilia and 380-year-old wine cellars are a sight to behold. Make sure to ask for a tour of the cellars and the in-house museum; the wine cellars doubled as a bomb shelter during WWII. ... more   less 
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