If our post on London’s four most expensive hotel rooms whetted your appetite for the high life, you’ll be pleased to know that you can live the lifestyle without bearing those eye-watering prices.
Whilst these suites certainly aren’t cheap, they do offer super value given the “wow” factor they offer, proving you can splash out without breaking the bank. Here is our top 5 “value without compromising luxury” rundown.
1. Tower Suite, Royal Horseguards Hotel
Offering all you’d expect of a 5-star hotel suite – spacious accommodation, separate living and sleeping areas, king-sized bed and all the mod cons – the Tower Suite in the Royal Horseguards Hotel also gives you something a little bit different. It is unique among London’s elite suites insofar as it sits within its own tower offering 180 degree views of London’s stunning skyline, with iconic landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral and Big Ben in full view. Perfect for a romantic Robin Hood/Maid Marion themed stay…
2. The Guv’nor’s Suite, The Montague on the Gardens
The Guv’nor’s Suite in The Montague on the Gardens offers luxury with an acceptable price tag. From the marble floors to the suede-lined walls, it’s a decadent haven in the heart of London. Enjoy a dip in its beautiful copper bedroom bath tub, before snuggling up in the faux fur bedding for a restful night’s sleep. And it’s just a stone’s throw from the British Museum.
3. De Montfort Suite, Town Hall Hotel
This blog has already taken a peek at the stunning De Montfort Suite in the Town Hall Hotel which offers a blueprint of well-balanced architecture – modern, but with a respectful nod to the Grade II listed building it sits within. Originally an Edwardian concert hall and later a council chamber, you certainly won’t be short of space here. Its main room has a triple height ceiling, flooding it with light, and can host 20 for dinner. And the rest of the suite doesn’t disappoint either – a sitting room, study, bedroom, two bathrooms and state-of-the-art kitchen are all at your disposal.
4. Conservatory Master Suite, Hotel 41
Moments from Buckingham Palace, Parliament and Westminster Cathedral sits Hotel 41. In the apex of the 5 star boutique hotel – which is as intimate as a private club – is the Conservatory Master Suite. This plush penthouse is immaculately decorated with ornate chandeliers, exquisite bed linens, a whirlpool bath, opulent marble bathroom and lavish mahogany panelling. But the pièce de résistance is the glass ceiling – allowing you to sleep under the stars in the heart of central London.
5. Myplace 1 suite, Myhotel Bloomsbury
London Hotels Insight blogger Jules recently stayed in this penthouse suite at the stylish Myhotel Bloomsbury off Tottenham Court Road. She loved its two rooms, high-tech accessories (including an apple mac and printer), handy kitchenette and sexy decor. But most of all she was enchanted by the suite’s outdoor terrace which looks out over central London’s chimneys and rooftops…read the full hotel review to learn more.
The above suites will generally set you back between £699 and £2,500 (do check with the hotels though as prices vary considerably by season) – a pretty penny, true, but far more affordable than the £7000 a night you can pay at some of London’s “name” ultra-deluxe hotels.
Photo credits: The Montague on the Gardens, Royal Horseguards Hotel, Hotel 41, Town Hall Hotel, Hotel 41, Jules P.