World famous prestige hotel in Londons Mayfair district
With a prestigious Park Lane address, the Dorchester Hotel London is renowned for its lavishness, luxury, and top-end quality. The hotel of choice for A-list celebrities and the glitterati, this 5-star property has served guests for some 80 years.
Guests at the hotel can expect every possible element of luxury. Large guestrooms and suites, of which there are 250 in total, all of which include en-suite bathroom facilities, are gracefully decorated, many including four-poster beds and extravagant wardrobes. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, heater towel rails, and exclusive Dorchester bathrobe and slippers.
In the bedroom guests can expect a plasma television with local and international TV channels, CD/DVD player, multi-line telephones, private bar, and air conditioning. For those staying in the city on business, a study desk, wireless internet connectivity, and printer-fax-scanner combo all prove useful.
Included amongst the services the hotel offers is an evening turn down service, 24 hour laundry and valet, complimentary shoe shine, E-butler, and 24 hour room service. Daily newspapers and magazines are also provided complimentary.
Whilst this Mayfair hotel is famous for serving afternoon tea it also incorporates a number of restaurants and bars for guests to dine and drink at. Alaine Ducasse at the Dorchester, a French cuisine, restaurant has been award three Michelin stars. Private dining is also available, as is in-room dining.
One of the more unique eateries is the Spatisserie, which serves light lunches, cakes, afternoon tea, and cocktails all within the Dorchester Spa. Guests can take a break from the numerous health and well-being treatments on offer at the spa to dine or snack in comfort. Its not uncommon to see guests in their spa robes sipping on a luxurious champagne cocktail.
The Dorchester Hotel London also acts as a conferencing and banquet venue, as well as a locale for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Rooms can be adapted to everything from general corporate meetings to showy ballroom events. Expect glitz and glamour as well as formal functionality.
The magnificent Hyde Park can be found on the hotels doorstep. Here visitors to London can enjoy numerous activities. The park provides a fine setting for an evening stroll or jog. Paddle boats on the Serpentine offer a little fun whilst huge musical concerts held during the summer provide entertainment.
Those that enjoy a spot of shopping will find both Oxford Street and Knightsbridge within easy reach. The former is the centre for UK high street retailers, featuring a large number of chain stores, whilst the latter includes luxury shops and stores such as Harrods. Within these two locations shoppers will find a vast range of smaller boutique stores and independent sellers.
Attractions such as the Museum Mile and Theatreland can be reached effortlessly from the hotel via a number of nearby underground stations. Similarly, the historic landmarks located across the city, including those found at Westminster, are all within a comfortable distance of the Dorchester Hotel London. As for those that enjoy a sliver of culture, venues such as the Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall can be found simply enough.