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“The Best Afternoon Tea”
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One Aldwych
Ranked #40 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 8, 2012

I had a meeting last month at the Axis Restaurant in the One Aldwych Hotel about what type of iPhone app my business associates and I should launch. After we decided, we had an afternoon tea.

The service was very professional and I was happy to even communicate with the staff about daily affairs.

The F&B associated with the english tea was also very good :)

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2  Thank Stefan I
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Very nicely appointed, centrally located and walking distance to many areas. Service was very good and room was comfortable with good sound proofing around a busy area. Last minute hotel change basis rates moving within a few days to our trip. A good functional gym and a nice bar/lounge area in the lobby.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank R S
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Had afternoon tea here with a group of friends. Upon entering the high vaulted ceiling of the lobby lounge and bar you feel you are entering a world of relaxed luxury. Our waitress greeted us with smiles and was exceptionally friendly. She explained how the afternoon tea works and had knowledge of all the teas on the menu. The presentation of the tea and stands was impressive. There is a large selection of sandwiches, pastries, cakes and scones as well as some other interesting items. Our waitress kept asking us if we want more tea and offered more sandwiches. A delightful young lady served us from Poland who could not stop smiling and provided us exceptional quality service. She really helped us enjoy our afternoon tea. The entire experience was most enjoyable and relaxing and the One Aldwych is the perfect setting and place to enjoy a real British tradition. The hotel certainly lives up to its name of providing great service and of the many afternoon teas I have experienced in London, this is simply one of the best. All the staff were extra friendly and the doormen were extra polite. I highly recommend a visit to this hotel, even if you are not a hotel guest. You will not be disappointed.

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4  Thank happyperson058
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

A beautiful hotel with interiors to die for. The staff were fantastic hitting a balance between personable, professional with nothing being too much trouble. The bed linen is beyond luxury and hotel bar cocktails are unmissable! The underwater music in the pool hit the right note too. A sanctuary and retreat in the bustle of London...we will return!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Nicky M
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

If you're a cake lover this is the afternoon tea for you although the savoury selection is just as nice. Had to wait 15 minutes for the food to come out, but it was worth the wait as when it arrived it was all lovely and fresh. Staff were attentive, very polite and service was good. Setting was nice and relaxing. It was good value for money as a special treat.

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2  Thank Smeg29
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

after a disappointment in a property in Mayfair, I have chosen this hotel this time due to its reviews.
It is all true, I had a wondeful stay from the first tilll the last moment. I stayed in a standard room, it is small but well equipped. there is really all you need...excellent bed, great bathroom and there is no noise at all despite the fact you are in fromt to a very busy street, the Aldwych.
facilities are terrific, great gym, spa and even a swimming pool, very relaxing.
they offer a real 5 star service, staff is polite, friendly but not intrusive.
if you are planning to go to the theatre, nothing is better than this hotel, and you can have an great meal in their restaurant after the show.
I am really pleased about this hotel, I normally stay in Mayfair, but this is a great place to go.
Recommended

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

I'm here right now, in Suite 500, gigantic, a beautiful veranda, our own in-suite GYMNASIUM! We also have a small kitchen! The pool here is the best I've ever used----and the reason I chose this hotel in the first place. I've been swimming every day, because it is so wonderful. NO chlorine, underwater music, cloud projections----and lap-worthy. Everything about this hotel is wonderful, from the architecture to the modern and tasteful furnishings. The electronics are all the finest, room service is wonderful. And if you are a theater person, the location is perfect. Virtually every theater is no more than a few blocks away!

The lobby people are very friendly and professional, no attitudes whatsoever.

In NYC I stay at the Mandarin because of their pool (One Aldwych is vastly superior though), and I would place One Aldwych in that category of hotels, without question. You cannot go wrong here. It is costly, but this is the kind of reward I work for, so it's worth every penny to me.

Room Tip: Suite 500 is to die for. It's the only one with a veranda. Four people could enjoy dinner ther...
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Address: 1 Aldwych | Westminster Borough, London WC2B 4BZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Covent Garden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in London
#18 Spa Hotel in London
#23 Family Hotel in London
#27 Romantic Hotel in London
#40 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: $436 - $799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — One Aldwych 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One Aldwych is an award-winning contemporary luxury hotel with a superb location in Covent Garden. Set in the heart of Theatreland, just moments away from the world-famous Royal Opera House and many of London's top attractions, this five-star hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the capital. Each of One Aldywch's 105 bedrooms and suites has been individually designed to provide the utmost in comfort and feature original works of art from the hotel's private collection. Guests are welcome to use The Health Club's stunning chlorine-free pool with underwater music and state-of-the-art gym during their stay. Indigo restaurant is popular with guests and locals alike and ideal for pre and post theatre suppers. Showcasing innovative and thoughtful food, courtesy of Executive Chef Dominic Teague, the Indigo menu incorporates the finest seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from the British Isles, and also happens to be entirely gluten and dairy-free. The Lobby Bar's inventive cocktails and afternoon tea inspired by Charlie & the Chocolate Factory are just some of the many other reasons that make a stay at One Aldywch so memorable. ... more   less 
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