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Dukes Hotel
Ranked #118 of 1,080 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A home away from home.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

I have stayed at this hotel several times. It is not just a great hotel at a great location which to me are basics in the search for a good hotel, this hotel offers something special and unique that can be be described as a "home away from home". The rooms are well sized and furnished in a way that makes them feel warm and inviting while still looking so contemporary and chic. One day after a long day of shopping my husband and I were exhausted and it was too early for dinner, so we ordered a pot a tea from room service. Much to our surprise it was almost like a mini afternoon tea, it came with cookies and scones (with the usual jams, clotted cream etc) and they were both still warm from the oven. Now every time we stay there we have to order room service because even though it seems so simple, it is just so good, although in the lounge they really do offer a delightful afternoon tea. The staff is warm, courteous and always willing to help. As a side note, for those of us traveling with children, especially young ones wanting milk at all hours of the evening, the staff was so kind to help us out. Even though it is in the heart of the city it is still very quiet and within walking distance of so many things. I definitely recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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IainHaigh, Guest Relations Manager at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Thank you very much. We always aim to provide a home from home for all of our guests and to exceed expectations. We are all thrilled to hear that we succeeded! I look forward to welcoming you back to Dukes London in the near future.

Warmest Regards

Iain Haigh
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We recently enjoyed afternoon tea in Dukes The tea and cakes were of course delicious but the main reason that sets Dukes apart from other Hotels is the relaxing ambience and surroundings. You sit in comfy sofas in a cosy lounge beatifully decorated. The service is excellent and as Bart our waiter embued a quiet, efficient, service . There is no rush and you just relax

We would definitely enjoy tea there again - mind you I think lunch would be even better!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GlendaTLondon
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IainHaigh, Guest Relations Manager at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea in our lovely Drawing Room and that even with just a brief visit, you were able to experience our special atmosphere. Perhaps during your next visit you could join us in Thirty Six, our award winning Restaurant or enjoy a Vesper martini in our famous Cocktail Bar!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

We adore Dukes! After getting engaged on 17th April 2011 we returned with family and friends for our wedding on 17th April this year. What an amazing day!

We stayed in the Nelson Suite which is furnished beautifully - classical, elegant English style with so many lovely little touches (a Nespresso machine being one of them!). We had booked family and friends into Classic Double rooms and these were of similar style.

Lester Bamford, the events co-ordinator was outstanding in his efforts on the day. He liaised with us prior to the event and was on hand all the way through to make sure everything ran smoothly. Debrah, the hotel manager escorted me down to the Marlborough Suite personally for the ceremony and chef Nigel Mendham and his staff produced a delicious menu which I am sure is consistent with the standard of food in the hotel restaurant, Thirty Six. All the staff throughout the hotel were outstanding in their service - polite, friendly and efficient to a fault.

I cannot praIse the hotel highly enough and I will treasure the memories of my wedding day there and cannot wait to return, even if only for a martini in the famous cocktail bar or afternoon tea in the drawing room.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank poppy1163
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IainHaigh, Guest Relations Manager at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Thank you for your kind words. It is fantastic to hear that you had such a special and memorable occasion. Our team at Dukes London are so pleased with your comments and support. Debrah Dhugga, our General Manager and Lester Bamford, our Events Co-Ordinator were delighted that the evening was a success and we hope to see you for your anniversary. Many congratulations once again!

Warmest regards

Iain Haigh
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

We stayed for a night at Dukes and a wonderful time; wonderful room; wonderful food; great staff. You would never know you were in central London once you step inside Dukes; but outside very convenient site near St. James' Palace and Piccadilly. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peter F
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IainHaigh, Guest Relations Manager at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
We at Dukes London would like to thank you for such kind words. We all look forward to welcoming you back for another delicious dinner and a luxurious nights rest.

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Iain Haigh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Dukes Hotel is in a lovely location - a small secluded courtyard just off Piccadilly- a wonderful place to return to after a hectic day.The service at the hotel is excellent - nothing is too much trouble. The restaurant is well worth a visit- excellent quality. Would definitely recommend this hotel. It is expensive but worth it.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Peter M
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IainHaigh, Guest Relations Manager at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we all look forward to welcoming you back for some rest, relaxation and a gorgeous dinner prepared by Nigel Mendham, our award winning Chef at Thirty Six.

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Iain Haigh
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Additional Information about Dukes Hotel

Property: Dukes Hotel
Address: 35 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > St. James's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Spa Hotel in London
#96 Romantic Hotel in London
#100 Luxury Hotel in London
#109 Family Hotel in London
#134 Business Hotel in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 17,665 - ₹ 31,880
Hotel Class:5 star — Dukes Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awarded “Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel” and the “World’s Leading Classic Boutique Hotel”, DUKES LONDON is a hidden gem in the heart of St. James Mayfair, where quintessential British charm and the finest luxury mix together to create a timeless atmosphere. ... more   less 
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