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Hotel Café Royal, London

by Megan DuBois
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London is a city that's chock-full of character, posh neighborhoods, and historical attractions. Whether you're eating fish and chips along the Thames River or admiring Big Ben from the top of the London Eye, the possibilities are endless. The best part? All of these sights, sounds, and tastes can be yours with a stay at Hotel Café Royal.

What You Need to Know

The Look of Hotel Café Royal

It's All in the Details

Hotel Café Royal features sky-high ceilings, carved stone walls, and arched windows. The dark wooden doors lead into an inviting lobby with twin fireplaces topped with fresh flowers plus plenty of natural light from the stained glass windows. You can also expect an eye-catching chandelier, even more beautiful blooms, and striking gold accents. Before you know it, the chaos of the London streets starts to melt away. Plus, each luxury guest room is outfitted with soft pastel hues, marble bathrooms, tubs, and prime city views. 

The Vibe at Hotel Café Royal

Hotel Café Royal is one of London's most lavish hotels. The property has venues named after its most famous guests, such as the iconic Oscar Wilde Lounge. This opulent space was also frequented by A-listers like David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Elizabeth Taylor. 

The grand style of the hotel will impress even the most well-heeled adult travelers. Meanwhile, children can enjoy the complimentary kids' club, which includes a slew of activities like balloon making and cookie decorating. On the other hand, adults can relax at the on-site Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, which boasts several treatment rooms, a pool, a private hammam, a fitness center, and a lounge bar. 

Who Will Love Hotel Café Royal

Families traveling with older children or those traveling with a partner will love Hotel Café Royal. The hotel is centrally located, so families can easily enjoy and explore all that the city has to offer. Additionally, couples can take in the city views from their room while getting ready for dinner at Cakes & Bubbles, which is run by three Michelin-starred chef Albert Adrià. 

Who Might Not Love Hotel Café Royal

Those looking for a more budget-friendly hotel should look elsewhere for accommodations. Rooms here are a splurge (albeit a worthwhile one!).

Best Amenity at Hotel Café Royal

The Oscar Wild Lounge, which serves traditional afternoon tea, is easily the property's best amenity. The experience costs extra, but it's worth it for the level of precision put into each dish. The property is currently offering Van Gogh-inspired bites in partnership with "Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience."

Money Matters

What's Included at Hotel Café Royal

Your stay includes access to the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, restaurants, kids' club, and free wifi. Rooms are also equipped with minibars, bathrobes, and safes. 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Hotel Café Royal

Typical hotel fees should be expected here. Valet parking will set you back £65 (approx. $85) for up to 24 hours. 

How to Get a Deal at Hotel Café Royal

The best way to score a deal here is to book directly via the hotel's website. Guests who book direct will also receive a £30 (about $39) credit per room or £60 (approx. $79) per suite, along with a complimentary room upgrade (based on availability) and early check-in and late check-out (also based on availability). You can also check out the offers tab for seasonal promotions. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Hotel Café Royal

Hotel Café Royal is within walking distance of top tourist attractions like Piccadilly Circus, the Prince of Wales Theatre, and Dover Street Market. Venture a bit further out to find The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, and the Royal Opera House. 

Nearest Airport to Hotel Café Royal

London City Airport is about nine miles away, while Heathrow Airport is around 15 miles away. 

Nearest Public Transportation to Hotel Café Royal

The London Underground transit system is quick, efficient, and affordable. Plus, the Piccadilly Circus station is just steps away from the property.  

The Bottom Line

Every guest at Hotel Café Royal will feel like royalty while they soak up London's best attractions, which can be found right outside the property.  

It's All in the Details