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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hotel with club like atmosphere & 21st century business technology; near Buckingham Palace & Westend theatre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 41 Hotel London