A short meander from Lancaster Gate tube station, the Lancaster Hotel towers grandly above the center of London.
Hyde Park is a road-cross away, and the whole of London beckons at its fingertips. The main exterior of the building reflects the 70s aesthetic design, whilst the main entrance boasts a more grandeur affair, with marble columns and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Even so, this doesn’t bear homage to the spectacular interior just beyond the revolving doors. Shiny wooden panelling lines the walls, with ornate mirrors, fireplaces and photo-frames adding that touch of splendour. Staff are all too happy to help, straight away assisting with our bags and ensuring checking-in goes without a hitch.
We were assigned the Luxury Royal Suite, and although we were foretold of how luxurious and large the room was, we were slightly apprehensive of just what this would mean- (after all, London Hotel room sizes are often of slightly smaller scale.) However, we were presented a room that was larger than you average flat- with a large living and dining area, spacious bathroom, big bedroom and windows covering walls that spanned three sides of the Hotel. These windows offered to utterly breathtaking views of the whole of London- every famous landmark from the Shard to the London Eye tumbled beneath in a twinkling whirl of city lights.
Upon arrival, we were gifted a complimentary bottle of wine and shown round our room by the porter; nothing was too much trouble and they told us to contact them if there were any issues. The windows held large ledges, more than big enough to sit on and drink in the beautiful views below, basking in the warm glow of the lights, hands curled around a glass of your favourite tipple.
The living room, whilst beautiful, could do with a little update in terms of decor- the carpet and furniture seemed a little outdated. When we spoke to the Lancaster Hotel staff they did say a refurb is currently on the cards. The bathroom was modern with white and black marble, a large sink and bath and similarly impressive views.
The bedroom was of good size for London, with a generously sized dressing table, television, bed and tables. The bed itself was large and exceptionally comfortable with plush pillows and views of the city to fall asleep to.
The Hotel itself is extremely large, with 416 bedrooms, three restaurants and two lounge areas, one next to the restaurant and one in the lobby.
Whilst we didn’t have dinner in the restaurant, we tried their breakfast, opting for the buffet. The spread included all the regulars to create a full English, but also had a variety of traditional oriental dishes too. There was plenty of choice, all regularly checked upon and topped up, and a waiter was always on hand offering fresh tea and coffee.
We had a chance to speak to some of the catering staff, and they informed us the Lancaster is known for its delicious cream teas- warm scones, freshly-made salmon sandwiches, berry tarts and so much more. Enjoy with tea or a glass (or two) of Laurent Perrier. Prices for a room and a cream tea start from £189.00 per night- a perfect treat to add for your night away.
Aswell as the cream tea there are a number of packages you can pick from to enhance your special night away- take a look here.
So, if you are on the hunt for a Hotel in an unmissable location, breathtaking views, and a five star service to go with it, look no further than the Lancaster. See more details and book your room here