I stayed in London many many times for the last 25 years. However I had never a chance to stay at the Ritz. This time I took the opportunity and made an early enough reservation to get a room over the busy season at end of may. WOW! It takes quite a bit to make me speechless. From the doorman to the receptionist, the bell staff, the butler who showed us around the room and came back with English tea and fresh baked cookies, turn down service, all spot on. We never seen our maid(s) during the entire stay. Once we left the room, they must have miraculously gotten in and shortly after the room was done. I wish I would have stayed sooner in this Hotel. You have to celebrate their famous afternoon tea it is spectacular! But here is a warning to some of my American folks. There is a dress code for gents. You have to wear a jacket all the time in the hotel and for the restaurants even a tie. And if you don't like it, it will be enforced by providing you either a jacket and/or tie, no exceptions! If you think you are on vacation and you want to wear your shorts and flip flops along with your favorite t-shirt, this is not the place for you, go elsewhere.
However, whatever yo need, whenever you need it, it will be discreetly arranged and you will get things done without questions, may it be just a thing you usually would not ask, or at departure, the right size taxi will be ready for you fully loaded with your luggage, even if it is plenty, once you step out of the door. Service from A to Z.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened by renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz in 1906, The Ritz today still retains all the glamour and excitement synonymous with this world famous hotel. Perfectly located in a landmark position on Piccadilly in the heart of London's West End, the 136 room luxury hotel is ideally placed to suit both business and leisure visitors alike. Now totaling 111 bedrooms and 25 suites, the elegant rooms combine the original Louis XVI style interiors with modern day technology. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful rooms in the world, The Ritz Restaurant features a magnificent frescoed ceiling with west facing windows overlooking the Terrace, the Italian Garden and Green Park beyond. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with a Dinner Dance on Friday and Saturdays. The Palm Court restaurant offers, most famously, daily Afternoon Tea service which has been popular since the hotel first opened. The stylishly updated Rivoli Bar was designed by Tessa Kennedy and features Art Deco styled interiors. Open daily with a bar menu. Private dining facilities at William Kent House, the 18th century mansion house at The Ritz, include an exquisite selection of banquet rooms and suites. Possibly the most elegant and opulent private rooms in London, William Kent House offers the perfect venue for private receptions, weddings, boardroom meetings, lunches, dinners and gala events. The Ritz London is a Grade II star listed building and in 2002 became the first hotel to receive the Royal Warrant from his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for banqueting and catering services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz London Hotel London
- The Ritz Hotel London
- Ritz Hotel London
- Ritz London
- London Ritz-Carlton
- The Ritz London England