London, the capital city of England welcomes its guests with world famous tourist attractions like the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, the Royal Buckingham palace and many more. As you travel to London, be ready to get knocked down with the high prices of everything, including the hotels. While the London hotels are good at customer service, they are a bit on the expensive side. In 2011 the hotels in London were considered to be the 8th most expensive hotels in the whole world.
Unique things about London hotels
As per historic trends, no show rate at London hotels trends to be at the higher side (even though annual occupancy rates are at 80+); hence they tend to take 110% booking of the property. So there are chances that you could be walked down to another similar hotel as the hotel you had booked was going at 100% occupancy, thanks to zero turn downs for that particular day. Chances of getting walked down will be more if your tenure of stay is just one night or you have booked the hotel through some travel sight availing a high discount.
Usually the check in time of London hotels is 2:00 PM with the checkout time being 12:00PM. Early arrivals are entertained happily provided there is no occupancy of the room. Most hotels in London offer complimentary breakfast as Englishmen are very particular about the breakfast. They prefer having a lot at the beginning of the day to get the right amount of energy to get them going the whole day.
The best Luxury hotels in London
Some of the best Luxury hotels in Central London and other important areas of the city are the Hotel Ritz in Piccadilly, The Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair, The Savoy hotel in Westminster, The Lanesborough hotel in Knightsbridge and the Milestone Hotel in Kensington.
Globally renowned for its impeccable and benchmarking services, the Ritz hotel consists of 133 rooms and is located at Piccadilly Circus, the prime location in London. The hotel is also famous for the Ritz Club which has brought fortune to many people who have tried their luck here.
Located right in the centre of Mayfair in Central London, the Dorchester hotel is famous for the Michelin starred restaurants. The iconic luxury hotel boasts to be the only hotel in London with 3 Michelin stars restaurant. Expect the best cuisine of London that you would get to taste during your travel to this wonderful city.
Located at a very close distance to the Buckingham Palace, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and other London attractions, the Lanesborough has come up with its new Avatar with the new decor designed by the world famous interior decor studio Alberto Pinto. The 93 rooms and suites of the hotel are appointed with meticulously designed furniture that will give your stay a complete new level of luxury.
One of the favorite hangouts for Mr. Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of England who led the country to victory in WWII is the Hotel Savoy. The hotel also has the legacy of being the first hotel to serve American cocktails outside America in its America Bar.
Rated as one of the top 5 star hotels, the Milestone hotel in Kensington offers a spectacular view of Kensington Palace and gardens from many of its 57 rooms. The hotel offers 24 hours butler services to its guests and would give you the feel of staying in the mediaeval times, thanks to the architecture of the building that was built in 17th Century.