Many of London’s hotels are massive affairs, offering hundreds of rooms to millions of visitors who come to London every year. London’s streets are busy enough, so many visitors to London look for something a bit more peaceful when they book their accommodations. Fortunately, the city also offers plenty of small, luxurious hideaways as well.
Located between Regent’s Park and Hyde Park, the Montagu Place hotel offers luxurious accommodations just a few blocks from the famous Marble Arch and shopping on Oxford Street. The hotel is housed in a historic Georgian townhouse and offers just 16 cozy and chic rooms.
Rooms are available on three tiers, Comfy, Fancy and Swanky. Each room offers pocket-sprung beds by Hypnos, Molton Brown toiletries, flat-screen TVs and a warm decor in earthy colors with soft linens. Swanky rooms also include bathrobes, mineral water and fresh fruit and display many of the house’s original Georgian features.
2-3 Montagu Place
London W1H 2ER
011 (+44) (0) 20 7467 2777
The Mileston Hotel
The Mileston Hotel was voted the number one hotel in London on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List for 2010 and is a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World. This member of the Red Carnation family of hotels is located next to Hyde Park in the upscale Knightsbridge neighborhood and is less than a mile from Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The hotel offers 45 rooms, 12 suites and six long-stay apartment residences. Each is visited twice a day for maid service, leaving treats every time, including bonbons, candles, fresh flowers and fruit. Every room is individually decorated to the highest standards, including original art, antiques and fine fabrics.
Three restaurants are on-site, the sophisticated Conservatory, the Stables Bar and the fine dining of Cheneston’s. The Milestone will also pack you a picnic to enjoy at nearby Kensington Gardens.
The Milestone Hotel
1-2 Kensington Court
London W8 5DL
011 (+44) (0) 20 7917 1000
The Hempel hotel was created by Anouska Hempel, the famous London designer. It resides just to the north of Hyde Park, about 1,500 feet from famous Paddington Station. It offers rooms, suites and long-stay apartments, each with modern decor and comfortable features. Enjoy a dinner at Number 35 or drinks at Number 31, which continue the hotel’s stylish design motif to the food and beverages.
Every room reflects a Zen balance, keeping the space open and inviting, while featuring elements like luxurious and plush textures, sunken Japanese tubs, and views of Zen gardens in some rooms. Rooms also include wireless Internet, LCD televisions, cozy bathrobes, 24-hour room service and turn-down service.
31-35 Craven Hill Gardens
Bayswater, London W2 3EA
011 (+44) (0) 20 7298 9000