I travel to London almost every week on business.
I have tried many hotels in the area (eg. "41", cavendish) and think that the Sofitel is by far the best.
- Rooms are navigable, clean modern design and not overloaded (so it's easy to find all your stuff spread in the room on departure)
- the most comfy beds of all hotels I've ever stayed in (only the Regent in Berlin is on par)
- Terriffic showers
- Great location
- Very friendly staff (caveat: bar see below), but not to the extend that they are to intrusive. I like that little bit of anonymity: being treated friendly is fine. But feeling obliged to do small talk with the lady at reception is going too far (see "41").
- Nice bar
- Good food
- Fast checkout
- Professional concierge
- Expensive: you are very lucky these days if you get in below GBP210
- If you get a voucher for a welcome drink, the bar men tend to be overly critical as to what you can get for that and what not. It's stupid. Especially given the room prices. If they disappoi nt customers there, they shouldn't give them vouchers in the first place.
- Limited selection of TV channels
- For those who care: no pay TV
- Only low quality beer in the mini bar (I am picky, admitted). Same for whiskey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel London St James lies discreetly at the very heart of London. Created in a magnificent grade II listed building, the 183-room hotel boasts accommodation to suit every taste. The hotel features a restaurant, "The Balcon," an elegant cocktail bar, the St James Bar and a chic yet cosy Rose Lounge, ideal for afternoon tea. The hotel is the perfect place to unwind with So FIT, a gym and relaxation space, and a luxurious spa, So SPA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel St James London Hotel London
- Accor St James London
- Sofitel London St James England
- London Sofitel St James