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Hotel 41
Ranked #1 of 1,078 Hotels in London
Temecula, California
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8 reviews
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“Priceless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Hotel 41 which was originally recommended by a friend many years ago when I was going to London on business and I decided after this last trip to write a review so others can learn about what I call one London's best kept secrets. Even people who live in London don't know about this amazing hotel. I cannot say enough about the exceptional service and the quality of this hotel and its staff. It is hidden away within the Rubens Hotel and the only place I will stay while I am in London. Impeccably decorated, the hotel's Executive Lounge (reception) is a combination of an old world library that is a comfortable and elegant setting where you feel comfortable and cozy as opposed to the huge loud reception areas of most chain hotels. It is very private and secluded yet the atmosphere is inviting and relaxed. The service is immaculate and their staff anticipates your needs before you have to ask for things. You are greeted always on a personal level, appreciated as an individual, offered a cocktail or drink (I'm a champagne girl) before you even sit down and treated royally. Maybe that comes naturally since it is centrally located right across the street from the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace so it is close to historical and the great sites of London. They are a small but intimate hotel so make sure you call for availability. They pay attention to the little details that so many of the larger hotels miss and the staff and management work hard to make sure that they make every effort to meet any request you may have. If you travel alone, as I often do, they make a special effort to make you feel like you are one of the family and they are there for you no matter what time of the day you call. Check in is as personal as your check out and you don't feel (especially upon arrival) that you are just another number standing in line like you would at the airport getting on a plane. The rooms are perfectly appointed and to that point, they have just about everything in the rooms that you might have forgotten at home and if it isn't there, they find it for you. Anything that you may want from theatre tickets to arranging a car or where to get a watch fixed, they instantly work to meet your requests. Every staff member is well trained, personable and happy to serve. Yet they are never intrusive or overbearing in their service during your stay.If you walk in at the end of the day, exhausted from business or walking the town, you are always welcomed back with a smile and an offer of a drink or food or both. Which by the way, is excellent. Although I'd like to mention every staff member that made my trips there memorable, it would have to be every staff member I've ever come across from the Manager of 41, Frederic, who obviously takes pride in his work and staff to the room maids, bellmen and everyone involved in the goal that should be every hotel's goal...to help you have the most perfect and memorable stay possible while you are with them. It is obvious the GM, Mr. Malcolm Hendry has done an excellent job in picking the best people for their jobs and entrusting Frederic and those on his team, to out perform even the most well-known larger hotels. They do that and beyond. I would say that the level of service and the people that give that service is uncomparable but they don't give you that option here with only "excellent" being your highest choice. I've recommended this hotel to friends and business associates all over the world. You will not be disappointed and as the commercial goes, your experience at Hotel 41 will be......priceless.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Highland Mills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

i am a generally detail conscious traveler and was very impressed by this hotel and it's staff from the first communication to the last. my husband and i combined a business and pleasure trip, and all of our needs were met and exceeded. the cappuccino here is excellent, as well as the afternoon tea service was quiet and delicious. i would recommend that travelers note that they can source the concierge next door at the rubens as needed. bravo to this hotel and i would definitely return.

Room Tip: we stayed in rm 4111. it was very quiet, beautifully decorated and close to the lounge. the room is...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

I am a hotel Snob! I stay in hotels like the Four Seasons Egypt and The Setai 5th Avenue, New York. I don't write reviews cos I am very busy, but I had to write this one.The service in this hotel was better than amazing! The manager Frederic Dallot was a gem. He knows your name, he knows what you like from a simple conversation and he makes anything you need happen. My husband booked a night stay as an anniversary surprise and frederic handled every detail. From the cake upon arrival to the rose petals, candles and champagne when we got back from dinner which the hotel booked. He made sure my husband was aware of every detail like how long the candles burned for. I simply felt spoilt! Breakfast was really nice a choice of anything on the menu and a buffet. The bar is always available and a choice of snacks are included. Yes the hotel is small and the style is not very modern but you can not beat the service in this hotel. When we left we did not get a chance to see him. He sent us a personal email saying sorry he missed us and wished us well on our journey.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Many thanks to Frederic and all the staff at the 41 for yet another excellent weekend in London. This hotel is like no other and it is really all down to the staff. Yes they are courteous and efficient as you would expect, but what makes the difference is, they are all so friendly; they really enjoy looking after you.
From the moment you walk into the lobby, the first glass of champagne whilst checking in and relaxing in " The Library " you are in another world that is calm and warm and friendly.
The rooms have everything you would expect and more. On our latest stay we had an upgraded room / suite with 3 televisions!! We didn't watch any of them as there was too many other things to do.
Food served in the lounge is 1st class, there is a good choice and the prices are very reasonable. There is a fine selection of drinks from the bar and lovers of single malts will not be dissapointed.
Overall a highly recommended hotel, certainly the best we have stayed at in London, and amongst the best of the small hotels in the world.

Room Tip: We have stayed in several different rooms and, whilst some are larger than others, there isn't a...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank paul s
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

I've stayed in hundreds of hotels and Hotel 41 provide the best service I can remember. Nothing is too much trouble and it's a pleasure for them to do.

The rooms are very small, or at least the one I stayed in, which wasn't the cheapest room. That is the biggest letdown, but on balance it doesn't matter. Everything else makes up for it. Even the cooked breakfast was fantastic too, everything was perfect and the ingredients were fresh and the food was delicious.

I wholeheartedly recommend Hotel 41.

Room Tip: Go for the larger rooms, the "entry level rooms are very small".
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank happytraveller966
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Property: Hotel 41
Address: 41 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Westminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in London
#1 Romantic Hotel in London
#1 Family Hotel in London
#6 Business Hotel in London
Price range (per night): $514 - $1,590
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel 41 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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