The Stafford Hotel in London by Kempinski Hotels | London, UK | On my last stay in London, a few weeks ago, I was looking to experience the city in a very formal and classic style, I wanted to have a true British accommodation experience. I must admit it, as much as I love modern, high tech hotels, I also truly enjoy bespoke, old school style, deco and service. When I first came in contact with The Stafford Hotel, my first thought was, wait a minute, this hotel cannot be located in London, judging by the first photo it pops up into their site, looking so serene, with the look of a little town. But it was indeed, and more over, at one of the premium locations in London, in the heart of St James next to the Buckingham Palace, steps away from Green Park and Piccadilly.
The Stafford Hotel, air of timeless where elegance and tradition create a haven of calm and sophistication. I felt this, very clearly, during my time at breakfast or high tea at the main lounge/dinning room. The hotel is divided in three main areas, each defining a different period and style of Britain. The Main House, former home of Lord and Lady Lyttelton, are still oozing the elegance of Victorian London. The Carriage House, a former stable housing the thoroughbreds of the nobility, have a charming and indulging countryside flair. And The Stafford Mews, where I stayed, opened in 2007 in a contemporary, yet quintessentially British style.
My stunning Suite at The Stafford Mews, where I had the pleasure to spend my stay while at The Stafford Hotel. Where current design meets iconic British style and service. The room has lovely views, overlooking to the internal patio and The Carriages House.
The Mews Master Suites, were designed to inspire an apartment flair instead of a hotel room. The building also features a state of the art fitness center, which I visited several times, although I truly enjoyed running out at Green Park passing by the Buckingham Palace.
The Stafford Mews, a collection of London’s finest suites with a location to match. Each Master Suite is individually decorated, with fabrics and furnishing of the highest quality. Over looking the historic cobbled courtyard enjoy your residence whilst in London.
Some of my favorite features were: bathroom with underfloor Heating, complimentary soft drinks and mineral water, separate entrance area with guest cloakroom, spacious separate lounge and the complimentary Wireless Internet Access. Service is impeccable. professional and very discreet.
There are several dinning options at the hotel, but without a doubt my favorites were: Dirty Vodka Martinis at the The American Bar (photo above). Breakfast or dinner at The Lyttelton Restaurant, featuring an ivory and gray colour palette, rich floral fabrics, unique artwork, and a custom-crafted chandelier. But the top is The Wine Cellar, lying beneath The Stafford’s cobbled courtyard in its 360 year old vaulted wine cellars.
I made the right choice, one of those hotel experiences that are just perfect and makes you sad to leave. I strongly recommended to anyone looking to experience sophistication and quintessential British style. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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