Located in the heart of Mayfair on Park Lane, The Dorchester Hotel London has been a favourite of celebrities, government leaders and members of the royal family since 1931, and now it is one of mine!
My husband and I recently visited The Dorchester to attend our friends’ wedding and also as part of our own anniversary celebrations. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel incredibly welcome and relaxed. My husband had booked the ‘celebration package’ and we were greeted with flowers, champagne and gifts.
Rooms at The Dorchester Hotel London
We were really pleased with our spacious, elegant room. It had everything we could possibly need, including lots of storage. The marble bathroom was beautiful, with a huge bathtub and separate shower with a rainfall shower head. The bed was big and super comfy.
Public Areas of The Dorchester Hotel London
The public areas of the hotel are richly decorated and furnished with antique and reproduction furniture. It’s easy to imagine the glamorous ladies and gents of years gone by enjoying the hotel and it was really fun to walk in their footsteps.
The Promenade on the main floor is the place to be. This long corridor is scattered with comfy chairs, sofas and tables and decorated with some of the biggest, most amazing flower arrangements I have ever seen. You can enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea or just a bit of light refreshment any time of day. At the end of this beautiful corridor you will find a striking champagne bar. When my husband and I enjoyed some bubbles there on Friday evening, there was live music too.
Eating at The Dorchester Hotel London
Just off The Promenade, there are also three restaurants and a luxurious ‘Bar at The Dorchester’. Famous for its gin and gin-based cocktails, they have even offer their own brand of gin made to a vintage, secret recipe. The long, curved bar, mahogany, mirrored glass and velvet make this a seriously glamorous place to enjoy your favourite cocktail.
All the food we had at The Dorchester was wonderful, especially the food at our friends’ wedding. We were served high tea and later, a delicious three course dinner. We also had breakfast both mornings, enjoying fresh fruit and pastries as well as a choice of main courses.
While you are ideally located for enjoying the best of London, with the Promenade, three restaurants, elegant bars, and a spa, you really could spend an entire weekend at The Dorchester without ever leaving the hotel. Privacy and security are guaranteed as you cannot go anywhere in the elevators without a hotel key – and even then you can only go to the floor your room is on.
The elegance, attentive but unpretentious service, and attention to detail make The Dorchester a fabulous place to step away from the world whilst still being in the heart of the city. It really was a lovely weekend and I hope that we will be able to return very soon.
Disclosure: This is an independent, honest review. We paid all our own expenses. Any gifts we received were a part of the “special occasion package” my husband booked with the hotel.