5 Best Boutique Hotels in Soho, Mayfair and Fitzrovia
London has hundreds of hotels to choose from, from bargain and functional to opulent and luxurious. We’ve narrowed down the best boutique hotels for you to visit, which will offer you not only beautiful rooms and fabulous restaurants in the best locations but also that go the extra mile to make sure your stay is one that you won’t forget.
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Newly opened in 2016, this stunning Fitzrovia hotel is just a stone’s throw from Soho and Oxford Street and perfectly situated for London breaks or a romantic night away. Its stunning décor is classic and timeless and you will feel like it’s a home away from home. The rooms and suites are all decorated to a style not unlike that of a luxury yacht, with oak panelling and floors and are beautifully accessorised. The restaurant is led by Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton and reservations are much sought after, and there are two bars, the Lobby Bar with cocktails designed by Davide Segat in a relaxed setting with a European vibe, and the Punch Room, a reservation only bar reminiscent of the private members’ clubs of old.
Inspired by the medicinal properties of the plant after which it is named, this daring, unique
and totally new hotel concept – converted from a RIBA award-winning building on Newman Street, Fitzrovia, opened in September 2017. Here you will find eclectic, vibrant interiors combined with carefully curated artwork and intriguing soundscapes. With 30 rooms, 3 suites and of course a penthouse you will sleep in style, and the Michelin starred restaurant Serge et le Phoque will serve you the most delectable menu, with its Hong Kong style infused with French techniques. If you’d like to unwind with a drink you have a choice of three bars, all offering a different experience and environment. If you want calm, eclectic luxury then The Mandrake is the place for you.
Karma Sanctum Soho
Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel is an oasis of comfort, style and sophistication in the heart of London’s buzzing West End. Firmly looked on as one of London’s trendiest and most popular boutique hotels, Sanctum Soho is situated on Warwick Street, where two classic Georgian town houses have been converted into a sumptuous 30-bedroom boutique hotel – an exclusive and extravagant playpen for the most discerning of guests. A celebration of edgy glamour and individuality, Sanctum Soho Hotel pays homage to Soho’s history as a hub of artistic and bohemian life. With a rooftop terrace that you can party all night on and regular art exhibitions, brunch events and festivals this is the hotel that never stops. It’s stunning British fusion restaurant Wild at Heart serves a cacophony of flavours and the choice of rooms is superb, from apartments to “crash pads”.
Flemings is one of London’s oldest established hotels; dating from 1851, and one of the few remaining privately owned hotels in London. Perfectly situated close to Piccadilly, and a short distance from Green Park, Flemings Mayfair offers 129 luxury guest rooms and suites as well as ten sumptuous apartments of one, two or three bedrooms. Following a recent multi-million pound refurbishment, a lot of the period 18th century detail has been reinstated to it’s former glory and blends perfectly with the lavish new interiors. The restaurant, Ormer Mayfair, is headed by Michelin starred Shaun Rankin and offers a delicious seasonal menu of Channel Island inspired dishes and an extensive wine list. Taking afternoon tea in the beautifully decorated Drawing Room is a must, and if you fancy something stronger then a visit to the plush 1930’s inspired Manetta’s Bar is for you.
The Soho Hotel
The Soho Hotel has 96 individually designed bedrooms and suites and is situated on a quiet street in the heart of London's entertainment neighbourhood. It is surrounded by some of London's best restaurants and bars, vibrant cafes and most exciting theatre and nightlife. The hotel itself boasts floor to ceiling windows in each room, all of which have been individually decorated in a beautiful contemporary English style. The Refuel bar and restaurant serves fresh, seasonal menus with an amazing choice of dishes in a calm and relaxed dining room, and the Soholistic gym and spa is the perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
Each of these hotels offers you not only somewhere to sleep and eat but also an experience, whether you’re in London for business or pleasure they can cater to your every need and make your stay in London a stylish and luxurious one. Live in London already? Take a staycation and revel in what these upmarket boutique hotels have on offer for you.
Last updated on 17/09/2018, 17:49