In July 2015, during a visit to London, my friend, Jodi, and I stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane, one of London’s top luxury hotels with glamorous decor and the most professional staff. I decided to stay at the Four Seasons after reading the reviews from Forbes Travel Guide and Trip Advisor. The hotel was impeccable and I would stay there again for the following 4 reasons:
I stayed in the hotel’s Premier Room and, upon, my request for the room to be located on the highest floor available, I had an impressionable view of Hyde Park, the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster. The room was spacious and beautifully decorated in a contemporary decor and with very comfortable bed and pillows.
In the morning it was wonderful to open the balcony doors to listen to the city noise while sipping on a cup of Americano (that’s American coffee); it reminded me of my stay in Monaco at Hotel Metropole the year before. After coffee, I enjoyed a luxurious bath and got ready for a day touring the city, only to return in the evening, to find the room impeccably cleaned and appointed by the maid service with my slippers waiting for me by the bed.
The only criticism I have about the accommodations and about the hotel as a whole is the fact that the bathroom only had a single vanity. I have lots of “stuff” and it was cramped fitting all of my stuff on the single vanity.
I ate at the hotel’s restaurant, Amaranto, several times during my stay and each time the experience was exquisite. I loved the variety of dining areas where the restaurant patrons can be seated: the main dining area, the garden, the bar and the lounge.
A couple of times we were seated for lunch in the main dining area, which is filled with natural light, reminding me of a conservatory.
On our first day, Jodi and I spent a relaxing couple of hours munching on appetizers and dessert in the private garden overlooking Park Lane. The garden is a peaceful oasis, surrounded by luscious greenery in the middle of a big city.
One afternoon, after spending the day visiting Windsor Castle through a dreary English rain, we spent a cozy evening in the bar sipping on tea and snacking on cheese trays and desserts. The 6 Little Sins dessert is a must try! I had the dessert two days in a row and I want to sin again…
During our last night in London, we changed our dinner plans on a whim and decided to dine at the hotel. It was Saturday night and didn’t have reservations, but the staff cordially accommodated us in the lounge area for a last delicious dinner in London.
I highly recommend the Roasted Lamb Loin, the Penne Amatriciana and the Beef Fillet.
One word describes the staff at the Four Seasons Hotel: impeccable and with a personal touch, only found in hotels such as Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes. Upon arriving at the hotel, I was greeted and the doorman opened the door inviting me into the lobby to check in. Every person from the front desk person to housekeeping was courteous, addressed me as Mrs. Adkins and promptly helped me with any questions or requests. The concierge was beyond helpful with directions, questions about the city and checking in for my return flight home. While the staff was polite, they were not stiff and cold. They were the perfect balance between offering 5 star service and making every guest feel at home.
The Four Seasons Hotel has the dream location in London. For one, it is located on Park Lane in the exclusive Mayfair neighborhood. Second, the hotel is conveniently located to numerous tourist attractions with Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park within a mile from the hotel. Moreover, after a scrumptious lunch at Amaranto, it is wonderful to venture out on a stroll through the streets of London to Big Ben, Westminster Abby and the renowned Piccadilly Circus. If you’re looking for some quiet away from the city noise, besides Hyde Park, both Green Park and St. James Park are a short distance from the hotel. After a relaxing couple of hours through the London parks, what’s better than shopping on Bond Street, conveniently close to the hotel, too.
My amazing experience with the Four Seasons Hotel contributed to making my London vacation a memory I’ll cherish a lifetime. It is wonderful, while away from home, to still enjoy the luxuries and comfort I am used to and to have a staff dedicated to making my stay perfect. I’m looking forward to my next stay at the Four Seasons!
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