There are many 4-star hotels in London, but few as unique as the Grand Royale London Hyde Park. An elegant, late Edwardian townhouse on a smart Bayswater street, it's an extravagant expression of its era, subtly offset with every contemporary comfort.
Moments from Hyde Park, this hotel near Bayswater station has history etched into its honey-hued exterior, the work of renowned French architect and London Ritz designer Charles Frederic Mewes. Edward VII commissioned the building as a private residence for his mistress Lilly Langtry, and there's still a romantic appeal to its ravishing interiors, replete with polished wood panelling, marble fireplaces and crystal chandeliers. A sweeping staircase ascends from the lobby and leather chesterfields grace the lounge, yet for all the grandeur there's also an intimate feel to this historic Hyde Park hotel you'll love.
Experience it in the warmth of the welcome, the boutique service, and the cosy, convivial bar with its original Edwardian theatre seats - the perfect setting for a speciality cocktail or two. The lobby lounge too is evocative of a more romantic age, with its high ceiling, graceful bay windows and period oil paintings - a restful spot for flicking through the papers with a coffee.
The Grand Royale's 189 well-appointed rooms are havens of modern comfort, with high-speed WiFi and flat screen TVs. The Suite at the Grand Royale is an expansive space where old-world glamour and contemporary amenities combine, and a roll-top bath floats on a sea of black and white marble.
A gem among hotels near Hyde Park, the Grand Royale is a real one-off - an urban hideaway with an intriguing past and irresistible charm.
* Please note that the check-in time is 2:00pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.