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“Satisfied, not overwhelmed.....”
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Hotel 41
Ranked #1 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Newcastle upon Tyne
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Satisfied, not overwhelmed.....”
Reviewed November 18, 2007

I normally stay at the Lanesborough when in London however following great reviews of Hotel 41 on Trip Advisor I thought I would try it.

Hmmm, nice enough but I didn't quite see what made others on this site so estatic. The staff were very good which as we all know is a rareity in London. The food in the Library Bar was good but should have been at the fairly high prices.

The Superior Room I booked was quite small but nicely furnished. The TV reception was poor and the remote had no backing so the batteries kept slipping out. When I mentioned it the staff quickly brought another but it didn't work either. The TV reception was so poor so it didn't really matter anyway I suppose.

We had breakfast in the Hotel 41 (not in the Library Bar which is really another hotel next door / part of the same building) and this involves ordering from the menu which I suppose means it gets cooked next door. The omlette was quite nice and probably had been hot when it started its journey to me but was cool by the time it arrived - not quite 4* service.

I may stay here again if on business and want to save £100 over the Lanesborough but then again, probably not.

  • Liked — Location and staff
  • Disliked — confusing layout, smallish room, poor TV
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2007

We have just returned from spending one night at Hotel 41 and it was quite simply superb!

Could not fault the hotel or the staff who were most attentive, polite and very professional. Gorgeous large modern bathrooms and the best bed we have ever slept in. Everything was spotlessly clean - just wish we could of stayed for a week!!!

  • Liked — service, decor, bathrooms, everything in fact!
  • Disliked — absolutely nothing.... it is in a league all on its own.
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Guildford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2007

We stayed in this hotel for one night in November and it was fantastic from the second we arrived. The hotel staff were excellent and made us feel welcome and relaxed throughout our stay. I have stayed in 5 star hotels before and have sometimes felt uncomfortable by the snobby attitudes of some of the hotel staff when they know that you have booked the hotel at a discounted rate and are not as wealthy as some of the other guests. That was far from the case in hotel 41.

We were given complimentary champagne when we checked in and then taken to a beautiful room overlooking buckingham palace. The room was immaculate and had all mordern facitlites you would expect and more. The shower was incredible! Our breakfast was inluded and we were told we could have it in the room for no extra charge. We simply filled in our breakfast choices and hung it on the door before we went to bed with the time we wanted it to arrive. The next morning it was brought to the room exactly at the time we ordered - delicious! The location of the hotel is perfect, just a few minutes walk from victoria station and the underground. There are also lots of resturants surounding the hotel which offer lots of choice if you want to eat out.

I cannot praise this hotel enough it was well worth the money and was a treat for both of us. I would definately stay here again.

  • Liked — the luxury experience and the friendliness of the staff
  • Disliked — I wish i could afford it more often!
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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High Bickington, Devon
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2007

I hate London! But going to Hotel 41 makes it all worth while! The hotel is the best in London for me. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the rooms are home from home. The lounge area is great and the chefs pantry and honesty bar are great touches. If you need to go to London go to Hotel 41!

  • Liked — The Black and White Themes, The lounge area
  • Disliked — Its in London!
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2007

I stayed at this hotel about 2 years ago and previously wrote a review based on that stay, saying i thought the value vs. price was not worth it, that it was overpriced for the caliber of hotel it was purporting to be, but I TOTALLY retract my negative comments. i just stayed there again on my last visit to London and couldn't have stayed at a finer hotel. the price is very comparable to other luxury hotels in London and what you actually get in return is tremendous, beginning from the warm welcome by the friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff, to the welcome glass of champagne and array of snacks, to the invitation to join them for canapés and drinks in the evening and the turndown service with candles, robes and slippers laid out. it's a true oasis from the rush of central London. you won't regret it!

  • Liked — the quality, the staff, the ammenities -- pretty much everything
  • Disliked — the price, i guess.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2007

Will start with the room as that is where you spend most time. Interesting that there are few pictures of the normal (non suite) rooms. Ours was quite small with limited space down the sides of the bed and virtually no storage space for clothes. We were there only one night but would be a major problem if you were there any longer - and paying those prices why should you have to live out of the suitcase?
The bathroom in the pictures must again be for a suite as ours was much smaller with great showers, but the bath was too small for two!
Then it's silly things like the travelodge style tea and coffee tray (perhaps they should go to some of the Radissons I've stayed at to see their espresso machines) and the delay in getting the champagne to the room and the dreadful view- things which detract from what is supposed to be 5 star.
The outside areas were amazing - yes you do feel like you are in a private club in an oasis of calm away from normal London. The service is generally very good. Not sure about the concierge concept. I gave a list of several places I would like to go for dinner and only one was available and at too early a time.

Overall a great experience - just don't look for the sock drawer!

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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houston, tx
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2007

Think that says it all! We spent 5 glorious nights at 41 and would return without reservation. It's like being a guest in an English estate. The staff is superb!! We arrived from Scotland, by train, on my birthday. As we checked in we were offered a glass of champagne and comfy couch -- this was check-in, if you can imagine!! From that moment on it was heaven. We had dinner in the library and returned to our room to find it covered in red rose pedals -- a red heart on the bed -- a cake, a bouquet of flowers, and red floating candles all over the entire room! Andrew and Frederic were wonderful!! Breakfast each day was so relaxing -- every whim was attended to! Can't wait to return!!

  • Liked — the staff and size of the property
  • Disliked — It was fantastic...but it's about time to update the carpet and some of the furniture. But that being said, we loved it anyway.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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5 Thank jjverdl
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Property: Hotel 41
Address: 41 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in London
#1 Family Hotel in London
#1 Luxury Hotel in London
#6 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel 41 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury hotel with club like atmosphere & 21st century business technology; near Buckingham Palace & Westend theatre. ... more   less 
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