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 first visited The Dorchester a couple of years ago. Since then, it has joined The Ritz London as one of our favourite London hotels. Located in Park Lane, one of London’s most fashionable streets, it is a great base from which to explore the capital.
The Dorchester Hotel London Guest Rooms
We are always pleased with the spacious, elegant rooms at The Dorchester London. You’ll find everything you could possibly need, including lots of storage. The marble bathrooms are beautiful, many with huge bathtubs and separate showers with rainfall shower heads.
The beds are big and comfy, and I love the sumptuous decor.
The Dorchester Hotel London – Reception and Public Areas
Silk and brocade curtains dress the windows, and antique furniture features highly in the public areas of the hotel. It’s easy to imagine the glamorous ladies and gents of years gone by enjoying themselves. However, everything has been kept up to date so it all looks fresh and lovely.
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. Enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea or just a bit of light refreshment any time of day.
At the end of The Promenade you will find a striking champagne bar – not surprisingly one of my favourite places in the hotel! The atmosphere is really convivial, and there’s often live music as well.
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.
Breakfasts at the Dorchester are always a treat. I often choose to eat in The Promenade as it’s a great place to people watch.
The Promenade is also a wonderful place to enjoy afternoon tea or a drink.
While you are ideally located for enjoying the best of London, with the Promenade, three restaurants, elegant bars, and a spa, you would be forgiven for not actually wanting to leave the hotel!
The elegance, attentive but unpretentious service, and attention to detail make The Dorchester London a fabulous place to step away from the world whilst still being in the heart of the city.
Disclosure: This is an independent, unrequested and honest review. No payment or incentives have been received and we were not hosted.