Hotelchain: Corinthia hotels
Location: London – United Kingdom
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.corinthia.com/hotels/london/
Let me first ask you the following: Is there such a thing as perfection?
The Corinthia hotel in London is a 5 star hotel, perfectly positioned in the centre of London and is known as one of the very best hotels in the city. Trafalgar Square, the London Eye and Big Ben are all close by (walking distance). You can reach this hotel easily by public transport, taxi or car.
When you reach the Corinthia you will notice the beautiful building. It once was the majestic hotel Métropole, which opened in 1885. Later it became the building of the Ministry of Defense. In 2011 the Corinthia hotel in London opened its doors. Today it still is the flagship hotel of the Corinthia hotel group offering the most luxurious accommodations in London and even in the entire United Kingdom.
As we entered the hotel, the lobby was one of the nicest we had ever seen. We were greeted immediately with a smile, always nice! During check-in we were told that we had been upgraded to one of their Junior Suites.
A very friendly lady showed us the room and as soon as she opened the door we were very impressed by how unbelievably luxurious and clean those rooms were. It was like this room had never been used before. The Junior Suites at the Corinthia London have an average size of 47 m². They all have a “super king sized” bed, a dressing room, a most comfortable sitting area and a chaise longue. The Italian marble en-suite bathroom features an oversized bath tub with in-built high definition tub TV, a separate tropical rain shower and ESPA products. I actually took the ESPA shampoo home with me, it smells and feels SO nice! Never had such great toiletries.
After inspecting and getting a feel of our gorgeous room, we went on to explore the hotel. Believe me that around every corner there is a new surprise waiting for you. This hotel is well known for its service and details and I can understand why. Every single staff member I saw during my entire stay greeted me with a smile and most even remembered my name, which left me very impressed! As we went back to the lobby, a staff member showed us around the hotel. We went to the Spa area and to be honest, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I entered this dream world… In 2013 the ESPA Life at the Corinthia was voted best spa in Europe! It also is the largest spa in London with 4 floors of black marble luxury. There are 2 pools: one steel 9 meter swimming pool and one vitality pool, a large amphitheatre-style sauna and steam room, marble heated relaxing chairs, ice fountain and so on. There are relaxing areas all over the place. You should definitely check out the “sleep pods” with the central fire place in the changing rooms: these are very quiet and intimate spaces where you can chill out while enjoying relaxing music, fresh fruit and water. The fitness room is well equipped with high class training facilities. There are personal trainers on duty as well. Oh, and don’t bring your own headphones, they have some right there waiting for you.
The Corinthia London has 2 restaurants: the Northall (British cuisine) and Massimo (Italian cuisine). We had dinner at Massimo. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and truly has this Italian vibe. The food was delicious. I can highly recommend the beef carpaccio, which was the best I’ve ever had! Service again was top-notch, not snobby and they really make you feel at ease. Very nice! The sommelier is a very kind guy with an outstanding knowledge of wines.
The next morning we were able to try out the other restaurant, the Northall. Again, very classy! Breakfast was of a very high quality and offered a good variety of hot and cold items. There were several options: buffet, à la carte or both. We tried both and did not regret it. From the delicious latte macchiato to the freshly made carrot cake… I loved every single bite and sip. By the way, the “Corinthia’s hot chocolate” is to die for! It comes with marshmallows and fresh whipped cream…
The Corinthia in London is not just a hotel, staying here truly is an experience. After having stayed at many hotels, I was really impressed by this one! It offers a perfect mix of elegance, gorgeous rooms, delicious food and the most attentive staff. Perfection does exist and I can easily understand why the Corinthia is rated as one of the very best hotels in London!