Hotel Review: Rosewood London


Rosewood London
History: Occupying an Edwardian Belle Epoque building erected in 1914,  The Rosewood London is both the city’s and Europe’s only offering by the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection. It opened in October last year after an 85-million development of what used to be the headquarters of a bank.
Rosewood London

The lobby area

Location: Centrally, in the historic  Holborn area of London, where The City meets the West End, though it’s hard to notice this particular fact once you step through the hotel’s wrought-iron gates and into it’s intimate courtyard. Close to attractions such as Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House, a gaggle of West End theatres as well as the British Museum, among others.
An executive room at Rosewood London

An executive room at Rosewood London

Rooms: Rosewood London boasts 262 guest rooms and 44 suites, all of which aim to convey the feel of a stylish London residence. All rooms offer a sound system with docking station, 46″ LED satellite television, an in-room private bar, a Nespresso machines and fine Italian bedding. The bathrooms feature Italian marble, hand-beaten alpaca silver finishes and toiletries by Czech & Speake.

The suites are among the largest in the capital, including one which is the only hotel suite in the world to have its own postcode! The Grand Manor House Wing suite can be accessed via a private elevator and it’s own street entrance. It comprises six bedrooms, a dressing chamber, a library, a dining room and several sitting rooms over 6318 square feet of living space.

 

Rosewood London

Holborn Dining Room

Other amenities: Food and beverage options include The Mirror Room –  an all-day dining and afternoon tea venue, The Holborn Dining Room, a brasserie offering a simple yet sophisticated British menu, Scarfes bar and Holborn Delicatessen, which offers a range of coffees, teas and delectable treats for those on the move. Rosewood London also boasts a Sense Spa, a fitness suite and 11 event spaces, including one Grand Ballroom.

Rosewood London

The Mirror Room

Rosewood London

Scarfes bar

Luxury Travel Beat Blurb: I loved this hotel. Rosewood London managed to combine a sense of grandeur and homely comfort, which is always a very tricky balance for luxury hotels to strike. Staff at both The Mirror Room and Holborn Dining Room are beyond outstanding and conciliatory and service swift and professional. My partner and I descended upon the Holborn Dining Room on the evening of our stay extremely hungry and dreading a potential long wait for the starter to appear; instead we were surprised by a meal that was set before us less than ten minutes after we ordered. Also sorely appreciated was the sound-proof room which considering the very central location is very welcome.

Tripadvisor rating: 97%

Room rates on a room only basis excluding VAT are as follows:

Deluxe rooms from £375

Grand Premier Suite from £1325

Holborn House and Noble House from £3000

The Manor House from £4900

Grand Manor House Wing from £18500

rosewoodhotels.com/London

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