This is the perfect luxury base for visiting some of London’s top attractions – if you ever want to leave the charms of this wonderful hotel.
The beautifully renovated Edwardian Belle Époque building is in High Holborn and within easy walking distance of Covent Garden, the City and the West End theatres. Handy, too, if you are feeling lazy and wanted to jump on the Central Line to see St Paul’s Cathedral or shop in Oxford Street. Nearby are a host of fabulous restaurants and bars and attractions, including the British Museum.
A country home
Enter via a grand carriageway to the courtyard and it is like arriving at a stately country manor house. Admire the £85m restoration, including the Grade 11-listed street frontage and dome, and the magnificent marble staircase rising up beneath the 166 foot cupola. You will be greeted as an old friend and quickly feel a sense of convivial relaxation amid the bustle of the city. The rooms are all spacious and elegantly designed and furnished to the highest standard. It’s hard to imagine you are in the heart of London. The luxury signature suites are rightly regarded as among the best in the city. Indeed the Grand Manor House Wing has its own private entrance and is the only suite in the world to possess its own postcode.
Dine in style
There is no shortage of superb dining establishments nearby but why go out when you have such a stylish selection within the hotel. From the award-winning Art Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s contemporary Mirror Room to the grand brasserie in the Holborn Dining Room serving seasonal British cuisine, there is something to whet everyone’s palette. And new for 2018 is The Pie Room, dedicated to one of Britain’s most iconic dishes, where you can watch the hotel’s top chefs at work creating pastry masterpieces.
Cocktails and music
Without doubt the place to be seen is the hotel’s Scarfes Bar, which is sumptuous, stylish and sophisticated. Relax in cosy velvet armchairs by the roaring fire or grab a stool by the elegant bar and order a refreshing cocktail or two while people-watching and listening to the wonderful live jazz. The walls are adorned by fabulous artworks by satirical caricaturist Gerald Scarfe, who has lent his name to the bar, and the shelves are stacked with antique books. The atmosphere is beautifully convivial and, even if you are not a resident, put this venue on your schedule for an elegant night out. In the courtyard is the Monkey 47 Winter Lodge, beautifully transformed into a winter retreat and offering hot and cold cocktails. Warm yourself on the heated seats and enjoy lovely nibbles and perfect cocktails as the snow falls outside.
Pampered in style
The Rosewood is one of London’s top spa hotels with superb amenities
It offers five star treatments from award-winning and celebrity hair stylist Matthew Curtis while its Sense Spa is luxury pampering at its finest.
For those simply wanting to keep fit or recover from the excesses of Scarfes Bar there are excellent facilities in the gym.
Man’s best friend
Say hello to the hotel’s resident dog, Pearl, a lovely golden retriever, in a hotel that prides itself on catering for pets. It offers canine packages, including pampering and complimentary in-room amenities supplied by Barbour, and has been listed in the Good Hotel Guide’s Top Ten dog-friendly hotels. And, of course, round the corner is Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the largest public square in London, if your pooch needs a bit of exercise.
More details at www.rosewoodhotels.com/london
Source : HeraldScotland