I am lucky enough to have stayed at The Dorchester Hotel once and have visited on many other occasions for lunch or dinner on the promenade. The moment you step inside The Dorchester you feel like you are entering a glamorous fairytale world.
The Dorchester Hotel is situated on one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world.
It is nestled in the heart of Mayfair with a prime position overlooking Hyde Park; many of the rooms overlook Hyde Park and it is certainly worth paying extra to ensure that secure one of them!
The Dorchester is perfectly located for a shopping trip to London as it is just a short taxi ride away from Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Bond Street, Knightsbridge and many of the designer shops within the area. There are many world famous restaurants within the area but for me none of these best eating in the promenade in the Dorchester! The Dorchester also has a Michelin starred restaurant.
As soon as you step into The Dorchester you can feel the opulence and elegance & whenever I walk in I feel a wave of calm come over me. It truly is a magnificent and very relaxing place. It also has a huge wow factor; particularly at Christmas when they have the huge real Christmas Tree just inside the entrance. The Dorchester is a wonderful mix of 1930’s glamour and modern contemporary design. The Dorchester is one of the finest hotels I have ever stayed in.
The staff at the Dorchester are a huge asset; you are immediately greeted by Doormen in full uniform including Top Hats who are always very friendly and welcoming. The reception team are also very welcoming and attentive. The concierge service is also fantastic and they even have a separate concierge for theatre tickets so you can secure the best the West End has to offer. When you stay at The Dorchester you are treated like royalty.
The rooms really do have a wow factor; they very elegant and they come with everything you would expect from a 5* Hotel such as fluffy bathrobes, a comfortable bed and cosy sumptuous bedding.
The food at the Dorchester is remarkable and I always particularly enjoy dining on the promenade as the experience truly memorable and unforgettable. The food is amazing; particularly the Pizza which is definitely large enough to share!
Whilst dining on the promenade I have seen Simon Cowell, Tom Hanks & Daniel Craig; I don’t think I have been at the hotel without seeing a celebrity!
Usually I list activities available near hotels in my reviews but The Dorchester is in the heart of London there’s hundreds of things to see and do nearby! If you have never been to London before then I would recommend a visit to Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster, Westminster abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, The Tower of London and Hyde Park. Hyde Park is home to the magnificent Serpentine lake & Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. Hyde Park is the host of many concerts during the summer months, in the winter months it is home to the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.
I hope this post has inspired you to book a break at The Dorchester, don’t forget to tag me on social media if you do go!
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