Ok, so I’m neither rich nor famous but am fortunate enough to have a wife (with a birthday) and two children aged eleven and seven. As a result of these assets (including the birthday) I searched for a nice hotel in theatre land, with interconnecting rooms and a pool; after some difficulty I count myself as lucky to have rung ‘One Aldwych’. From the initial telephone conversation to the time we checked out the experience was faultless.
I have previously stayed in a few quality hotels but have never before seen such attention to detail, I had been asked for the ages of the kids but was amazed to find dressing gowns, slippers and books appropriate to those ages waiting in their room. Similarly I may have mentioned that birthday but certainly hadn’t requested the cake found waiting on the table. When the children went to say thank you for their experience it would perhaps have been easy to dismiss them but on the contrary they were engaged in conversation by staff who seemed genuinely concerned that they were having a good time.
We decided to stay at the hotel’s Indigo restaurant for our pre theatre meal and again, service quality and value were outstanding. Yes, spaghetti for the seven year old was probably a mistake but I didn’t meet the laundry staff.
In short the pool is great (under-water piped music is a nice touch), the facilities are great, but really it’s the staff employed at this hotel that make it such a pleasure to stay. If you can pick up a deal great, if not then pay the standard tariff, it’s well worth it!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- 1 Aldwych
- One Aldwych Hotel London
- One Aldwych London, England