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The Dorchester, London

The Dorchester

London, The UK

Even the name ‘The Dorchester’ rings with grandeur and prestige, and this is the impression given the moment you enter the hotel. The marble floors, slender columns, elaborate moldings and heavy brocades of the entrance hall and long hallway are immediately impressive yet welcoming and relaxed. This is The Promenade, the heart of the hotel, where meals and drinks as well as seasonal events and afternoon teas are held. Each of the hotel’s other dining establishments have their own style and accolades, from the elegant, minimalist three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse to the vibrant China Tang. The spacious rooms and suites are beautifully furnished with simple but elegant decor and despite their luxurious, quintessentially British decor, feel inviting and homely.

OUR RATING: Deluxe

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A beautiful hotel throughout, The Dorchester offers excellence in every aspect.

Rooms

Each of the rooms and suites at The Dorchester is spacious and beautifully appointed with elegant, understated decor in a classical English or chic Art Deco style. Windows overlook a quiet courtyard, Mayfair or Hyde Park. Every room has its own small entrance hallway and offers air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi as well as a flat screen TV and Italian marble bathroom.

Although lower room categories feature a walk-in shower or shower over bath configuration, Executive Deluxe King rooms and above offer a separate bath and shower. The spacious suites include a welcome pot of tea, a bottle of champagne and fresh flowers.

Location

Centrally located on Park Lane, The Dorchester is only a short walk from Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and the shops of Knightsbridge. The nearest tube station is Green Park, and there’s a sizeable taxi area in front of the hotel for cars to pick up and drop off guests after a day’s sightseeing.

Food and drink

Guests can experience Michelin-starred fine dining at Alain Ducasse, deluxe Cantonese cuisine at China Tang, top-quality meat and fish dishes at The Grill, or sample an informal menu or exquisite afternoon tea in The Promenade. For lighter fare, Parcafé is the hotel’s artisan coffee shop, while Spatisserie, housed within the expansive spa complex, serves light lunches and afternoon teas.

Facilities and activities

The Dorchester’s spa covers a vast area beneath the hotel, presenting an entire complex of relaxation and pampering. Luxury beauty and aromatherapy treatments are offered, in addition to the services of a hair salon, barber shop, nail bar and fitness studio.

Tour ideas in London

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at The Dorchester as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Vegetable produce, Borough market

      Borough Market with a food writer

      Borough Market with a food writer

      Explore vibrant and cosmopolitan Borough Market in the company of an acclaimed chef and food writer who can take you through the historic, stall-lined lanes, introduce you to traders and fill you in on the market's history.

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    • Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle
      Buckingham Palace

      Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle

      Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle

      Get a glimpse into the lives of the British monarchy on this full-day tour that takes in the austere Buckingham Palace in London and then tours the fascinating State Apartments of imposing Windsor Castle, the preferred royal home.

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    • Greenwich walking tour
      Royal Naval College

      Greenwich walking tour

      Greenwich walking tour

      Explore delightful Greenwich, a leafy borough renowned for its magnificent architecture and strong connections to the maritime and scientific world. Stroll through the Royal Observatory, strand straddling two hemisphere's are learn about the race to reach China aboard the Cutty Sark.

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