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The Ritz London
Ranked #29 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Had the privilege to experience the afternoon tea with Champagne at The Ritz. I can honestly say that it was a really memorable experience of life from a bygone age. The clotted cream with the scones is to die for, The service is attentive without being overbearing. You are made to feel special by every staff member from the doormen to the cloakroom lady!
I enjoyed the ambiance and the music provided by the pianist.
They even lent me a tie!
Well done to all the staff and particularly the chefs who provide "art on a plate" with their miniature pastries.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We've been there for lunch a sunday, we chose to take the menu, the service was perfect, the room is absolutely beautiful and stunning. Perfect for a special occasion, it will make a good impression on your lover ;)

The staff were very nice, some of them are french and would recommend very good wine to go along what you've order (and not necessary the most expensive at all). All the waiters were quick to serve as well. Before the starters they will bring you some home made little breads (maybe the best i have ever taste in london) and some "amuse bouche", everything is excellent and very well presented.

I recommend the chilled langoustine and tomato consomme (very fresh and colourful), the braised halibut and as a dessert the strawberrie are perfect to finish as fresh and the cream on the side is to die for! but if you are still hungry take the exotic souffle, it is particularly delicious, warm and very tasteful.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

In the past, whenever I traveled to London, I stayed at the Savoy (except when the hotel was under renovations, when I stayed at One Aldwych). However, as the renovations at the Savoy have gutted the hotel's character and, in my opinion, ruined it, I decided to try someplace new, the Ritz London.

The Ritz London is a true English hotel. It reminds me of the Savoy pre-renovations. The rooms are beautiful, the service is superb, the location is fantastic. Granted, the rooms do not have the view of the river, like the Savoy, but the hotel is far superior. It is not a circus atmosphere like the Savoy. It is a traditionally beautiful English hotel.

I have found a new home in London.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Exec0ffice1, Managing Director at The Ritz London, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2012

I am very grateful for this feedback and I hope you will continue to enjoy your new London home. Please do let us know if there is anything we can improve upon to ensure that your stays remain memorable. Thank you for your kind words. SB

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Reviewed 1 August 2012

We stayed one night on our Silver Wedding Anniversary, prior to joining the Orient Express. We could not fault the hotel at all. From the minute we arrived - they welcomed us by name and upgraded our room - to the minute we left, the service was impeccable. We did not eat in the hotel as I am extraordinarily fussy and so we went somewhere I knew. Upon our return to the room, the turn down service had left the most amazing arrangement of rose petals in the shape of two intertwined hearts. So romantic! The bed was huge and very comfortable, and the bathroom was wonderful, with the longest bath I've ever come across! We will definitely try and return in the future and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Exec0ffice1, Managing Director at The Ritz London, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2012

Thank you for the lovely review. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us, and that your 25 years of marriage were given the recognition that they no doubt deserve. I hope you will come back to stay before another 25 years pass - and I can strongly recommend that you eat in our Restaurant. John Williams MBE, our Executive Chef produces the most amazing dishes which I am sure will delight you! Your kind words are much appreciated. SB

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Reviewed 31 July 2012

This is surely one thing to addd to your "bucket" list before you die - the purist experience of having tea at he Ritz.
This is an experience difficult to express in words, and really can only be appreciated by the actual experience.

Howeever I will try to do this some justice.
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you find you are in a world of a bygone age, where service and quality are un surpassed.
The magic of entering the building and walking the corridor to ones seat is a magical experience in itself.
The servie and food, no word or criticism - and insuffient words to do it justice.
And the price - for what you get and the memories that will remain with you -indeed good value.

So before you kick the bucket, grab Tea at The Ritz.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Ritz London

Address: 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > St. James's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in London
#16 Romantic Hotel in London
#20 Family Hotel in London
#26 Business Hotel in London
#29 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: ₹ 33,208 - ₹ 77,918 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz London 5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened by renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz in 1906, The Ritz today still retains all the glamour and excitement synonymous with this world famous hotel. Perfectly located in a landmark position on Piccadilly in the heart of London's West End, the 136 room luxury hotel is ideally placed to suit both business and leisure visitors alike. Now totaling 111 bedrooms and 25 suites, the elegant rooms combine the original Louis XVI style interiors with modern day technology. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful rooms in the world, The Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant features a magnificent frescoed ceiling with west facing windows overlooking the Terrace, the Italian Garden and Green Park beyond. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with a Dinner Dance on Friday and Saturdays. The Palm Court restaurant offers, most famously, daily Afternoon Tea service which has been popular since the hotel first opened. The stylishly updated Rivoli Bar was designed by Tessa Kennedy and features Art Deco styled interiors. Open daily with a bar menu. Private dining facilities at William Kent House, the 18th century mansion house at The Ritz, include an exquisite selection of banquet rooms and suites. Possibly the most elegant and opulent private rooms in London, William Kent House offers the perfect venue for private receptions, weddings, boardroom meetings, lunches, dinners and gala events. The Ritz London is a Grade II star listed building and in 2002 became the first hotel to receive the Royal Warrant from his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for banqueting and catering services. ... more   less 
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