The five star Beaumont Hotel is one of London’s classiest and refined hotel experiences, and located right in the heart of the shopping district.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10
This elegant five star hotel in Mayfair is more like an American style club than a hotel, and offers some of London’s friendliest and accommodating service and facilities at every level in a world-class location.
There are 73 elegantly decored rooms and suites at The Beaumont Hotel, and each has a neutral but elegant colour scheme of grey carpet, generous, plush beds, polished wood furniture, gold hues and room to settle right in with generous cupboard space.
The bathrooms are brilliantly lit and have generous mirrors and luxe body products made directly and exclusively for The Beaumont which are a highlight. The black and white mosaics on my bathroom floor were stunning.
The five star hotel rooms have plenty of mirrors which are both full length and top only making it quick and easy to get dressed and get downstairs to the bar or across the road to Selfridges.
The mini bar is free, and daily made chocolates were delivered to the room the day we arrived.
At night we were left with blocks of both milk and dark chocolate made exclusively for The Beaumont to enjoy with Beaumont labelled wrapping. What a way to make guests feel welcome and spoilt.
If walking is your thing, this five star London hotel is for you, and if you like to shop, you won’t find a better location in London.
Located right in the heart of Mayfair, (and therefore London), the feel is a touch masculine, with an Art Deco style super swish bar as the bustling centrepiece of the hotel – and it is always busy. This is London after all.
The property’s history a few lifetimes ago was as a multi-level car park to Selfridges department store which is just metres away.
The Hotel’s Restaurant, the 1920s style Colony Grill Room is where guests have breakfast, lunch and dinner, but is also a popular and trendy location for Mayfair’s well-heeled to dine and meet at all hours of the day. (Click here for my review).
One of the many highlights of dining at The Colony Grill Room is the diverse menu which accommodates the most indulgent diner as well as vegans, vegetarians, and meat lovers.
At breakfast, the menu is diverse and includes freshly made ginger shots, pastries, porridge, famed eggs and full, traditional English breakfast.
The restaurant has been written up multiple times by some of London’s strictest critics for having the best steaks in London straight off the grill and whole Dover sole, making it the perfect venue for all palettes and preferences.
The wines by the glass are diverse and there are many choices with different price points.
The dessert menu is heavenly, and the ice cream notepad delivered with the dessert menu is a highlight, especially for children, as you fill out which flavours, toppings and so on you would like in a sundae.
Afternoons are another highlight in the bar at this indulgent five star London hotel, with a light afternoon tea trolley prepared daily with fresh cakes, chocolates and bites and a huge list of gourmet teas from Teapigs.
The staff are highly attentive and seem to love attending to guests and helping them with the largest and smallest details within the hotel. They greet hotel guests by name and feel like family within a short time. The hotel has a no-tip policy which is not common in London.
The spa facility is surprisingly good.
Located in The Beaumont Hotel’s basement, the gym has a staff member working from around 8am, and is serviced throughout the day with fresh fruit and water.
There are sufficient weights and cardio equipment, fresh water available, and in warmer weather, the hotel is close enough to Hyde Park to go for a run there.
The dry and wet saunas and ice-cold plunge pool, ice bath and relaxation room take the whole fitness and spa experience to the next level. The luxe black and white design is soothing yet elegant – especially at dawn.
They are all complimentary for in-house guests and open virtually all day and night.
The concierge was particularly kind and helpful printing off restaurant recommendations for our next destination.
When we found a thermos of herbal tea by the bed upon arriving home after dinner, I wanted to stay forever.
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*Update: The Beaumont Hotel is undergoing a significant renovation during the pandemic, which will include a 25 room extension within an art-deco warehouse behind the hotel, a one bedroom suite, a soft refurbishment of the club room, Magritte Bar and The Colony and an expansion of the gym. It is expected to open again late Spring, 2021.
Who should Stay here: Anyone who loves style. Solo travellers, couples, business or pleasure.
Who shouldn’t Stay here: All ages would love this hotel.
Location: Mayfair, London.
Best culinary delight: The afternoon tea trolley is divine, as are the vegan salads for lunch.
The Highlight: Drinks in the bar with live music most nights, as well as the staff who are brilliant.
The lowlight: Leaving – this London hotel is bliss.
Awards: Best Small Hotel in the World in 2018, The Gallivanter’s Guide; Trip Advisor, top 25 best hotels on the planet, 2018.