The Mandarin Oriental Hotel London: Where Contemporary Style Meets Five Star Hotel Elegance

Despite the name of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel London, the hotel has in fact been designed to be quintessentially British in every way, as is befitting for this luxury hotel located in the heart of Knightsbridge.

Standard rooms at the hotel come in three grades, Courtyard, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park.

While each of the grades refers to the views offered from the room, it is the Hyde Park rooms which offer guests the slightly more upmarket experience and a little more room to spread one’s wings.

What every room you opt for, one can be sure of the most luxurious of creature comforts, from the soft furnishings finished in the finest Oriental silk, to the bathroom suites tastefully designed to befit the Edwardian feel of the building. When it comes to technology, the Oriental Mandarin Hyde Park has spared no expense, rooms come with a complete entertainment system including a flat screen TV and DVD player including a surround sound system, WIFI internet access and CD player.

As with all luxury hotels, rooms are not everything and the Mandarin Oriental hotel London has far more to offer than just great rooms. When it comes to dining, the hotel plays host to one of Britain’s most innovative chefs Heston Blumenthal who serves and adventurous menu with recipes dating back to the 14th century in his restaurant “Dinner by Heston”. If feeling less adventurous, then one can instead sample the classic French culinary delights of Daniel Boulud in the hotels other restaurant “Bar Boulud”.

When it comes to leisure and spa facilities, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is second to none, the hotels spa features eight treatment rooms, a steam room, pool and fully equipped gym. The spa also has its own boutique shop offering guests a range of spa products and gifts to take home. A variety of individual beauty treatments and therapies are also available from hot stone massages to the classic facial.

So if looking for a luxury hotel in Knightsbridge with traditional elegance yet lacking the stuffiness of some of the city’s more formal five star hotels, this may be the place to stay.

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