Rated 5 out of 5 by Camayu Exxeptional sertvice by consierge team
I was returning to the hotel from a business meeting and as I left the Cab, i forgot to take out my case containing my laptop. John, who opened the door of the Cab to welcome me back to the hotel, made sure to look into the cab, and noticed my case, retrieved it and returned it to me . I am indebted to the hotel for this attention to detail - to me this is what SPG service is all about
February 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ABAR charged for rooms when booking was cancelled
ive made a booking on 5 may for a stay on 13 may. the cancellation policy on this booking was that; i can cancel a day before the stay, which was 12 may. on 11 may, i cancel due to circumstances. all booking references was recorded into the system, and yet this hotel has charged me! it s been more than 2 months, despite giving all the information and evidence by calling, in person(met the front desk officer) and by many emails, speaking to tristan the GM, they have not reversed the bill. Very very bad customer service. i ve stayed at many SPG hotels, this is def the worst!
July 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by httkc Overpriced
Poor service at breakfast - had to wait far too long for drinks and Gluten Free toast. Do not expect self service breakfast when I am paying over £500 a night for a hotel.
We extended our stay and were told we would have the same room for the whole stay. When it came to the end of one reservation and the start of another we were told we needed to move rooms. After discussion it was agreed we could stay.
Housekeeping was poor. Some days the room wasn't cleaned until 1pm and the 3pm on another day. Dirty glasses left in the room.
Always a queue at Reception. Door man not always there.
Stayed in a London hotel earlier this month. Paid £300 per night and had a much better, personal experience.
The one bonus was the location. Great for shopping.
February 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by JohnN Beautiful hotel, ugly attitude from staff
Stayed here for one night on a free night award the night before flying home from Heathrow. Front desk staff was rude and had a bad attitude (continued chatting to colleague even though she had seen me standing there). She also failed to call me when the room was ready, despite having promised to do so, and no apologies for forgetting. Not sure if the bad service was due to staying on Starpoints, or if we were deemed unworthy of VIP service (loads of Rolls Royces/Maseratis/Ferraris in valet parking), but did not appreciate the attitude one bit. Loved the decor and the room itself was really nice, but there are many luxury hotels in London with better service. Great location, nice hotel, but bad service.
June 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Artemis57 Good but could do better...
The rooms haven't changed since 2005 and are looking a little outdated although with good space (London standards) stains on the bathroom floors and fixtures + fittings need attention and generally everything needs an overhaul.
No power outlets next to the bed (?????) 2015??
SPG recognition is not up to the luxury collection/SPG standard. The hotel doesn't acknowledge platinum SPG members at checkin (at least I wasn't) , nor does it offer them suite upgrades... (3rd time now)
Location is perfect of course and food is OK albeit expensive. Piano bar is a nice touch and the cigar lounge outside is inviting with blankets & heaters. Staff are cheerful and helpful.
January 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by pguign This hotel brings down the reputation of the Luxury Collection down
When I checked in at this property as a Platinum Ambassador Platinum Guest, there was no upgrade available. There was no recognition at all available, no welcome letter from the GM nor any other welcome gesture which is a strong feature of the SPG group. No umbrella available throughout the stay which is unacceptable for a Luxury Collection hotel. After complaining to a member of the management, I got a rather rude note in my room as I was called by my family name as if I was a 12 year old Public School student. Do give this hotel the wide berth. The staff is only interested in the Middle Eastern clientele who lavishes them with fat tips. If you do not flash the pink notes, you will be ignored. I will not return to this hotel and will complain to SPG senior management. Totally unacceptable.
July 8, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by smathena Very nice hotel, disappointed with room
I first must say that this is a great hotel in a wonderful location. If you choose to stay here you won't be disappointed, unless you are. My disappointment was due to the fact that I booked a non-smoking room but when I arrived, despite my SPG gold status, I was told that the only room that was available was a smoking room on a smoking floor. While the room was nice, the room as well as the bed smelled of smoke. Other than this, I was very pleased with the hotel, the food, and the staff. I would suggest in the future that the appropriate rooms are held or that guests are offered to be walked to another hotel that has the availability to accommodate the room request.
May 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by bizness Staffing shortage
I've stayed at this hotel more than 10 times now and I have to say that if it weren't for the location it would merit no more than 2 or 3 SPG stars. I've had to wait online to check in and out no matter what time of day I arrive and or which season. It is consistently understaffed at the front desk. I understand the renovations right now are not ideal, but this feels far far from a "luxury" hotel.
Second, you really need to rethink the fitness center - make it into a real gym with recent machines and better ventilation. Right now it is just a room with a bunch of second hand machines.
April 26, 2013