The Connaught Hotel
For exceptional service and quintessential British digs, consider staying at The Connaught. Nestled within London’s Mayfair neighborhood near Hyde Park, The Connaught – which originally opened as the Prince of Saxe-Coburg Hotel in the early 1800s – houses 121 Guy Oliver- and David Collins-designed rooms and suites with neutral color palettes, cashmere blankets, Thassos marble bathrooms and modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.
While some past visitors noted high room rates, most raved about their clean, comfortable and elegant accommodations, as well as the fresh fruit, Champagne and other extras provided by their personal butlers. Travelers also enjoyed the superb service received throughout the hotel, citing the concierges, doormen and restaurant employees as attentive and courteous. Other high points include the Aman Spa’s pool and spa treatments, the afternoon tea offered daily at the Jean-Georges restaurant and the food served at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – a two Michelin-starred restaurant that specializes in farm-to-table French fare.
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