Earlier this year, pre-corona times, I was given the exciting opportunity to review one of London’s most luxurious hotels, The Ritz London. I had visited previously for drinks and food, and based on my experience I couldn’t have been more excited to experience The Ritz as a hotel guest.
We arrived on a Sunday afternoon in January (it seems like a lifetime ago) and were greeted by the lovely porters and checked in to our home for the night.
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We were given keys to the famous Trafalgar Suite, a Regal suite which was once used as a film set for the movie Notting Hill starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts – can it get anymore British?
The 797 square feet suite comprises of one large elegant sitting room and one bedroom with kingsize bed. The Trafalgar suite name comes from the British naval victory at The Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The room has so much history and you can feel it as soon as you step inside. I loved the high ceilings and beautiful details all across the room.
We were welcomed by champagne and a goodie bag!
The bathroom area is separated into 2 individual sections, a smaller bathroom and a master bathroom with both a shower and tub.
The room has a view over Green Park, where you can watch the city wake up in the mornings. A hotel where you can literally see the station means convenience at your doorstep, especially with access to both the Victoria and Piccadilly line. Furthermore Oxford St, Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly are all within walking distance.
THE RITZ LONDON AFTERNOON TEA
Having browsed around and enjoyed our beautiful suite, the clock hit 5:00pm and it was time for some late afternoon tea. The Ritz London Afternoon tea is something you have to book very far in advance if you want to visit during the weekend. The afternoon tea is served at the Palm Court
As per tradition the tea stand arrives with a set of finger sandwiches and Assortment of Seasonal Afternoon Tea Pastries and Cakes first, before moving on to the scones with Cornish Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve. We really enjoyed the afternoon tea, especially with the harp playing in the background.
How much is afternoon tea at The Ritz London?
You have the choice between a traditional tea (£60) or a champagne filled one! (£79). The full menu can be found HERE
After stuffing ourselves with cake we took the opportunity to go to the cinema afterwards (out of all things!) and watch Bad Boys For Life. It was awesome going to late night cinema and having no commute back home.
The next day in the morning we had the choice of either getting breakfast delivered to our room or enjoy the English breakfast with a continental buffet at their stunning dining hall.
The English Breakfast cost £42 which is inclusive of the Continental Buffet Breakfast.
The continental breakfast alone is priced at £37 which includes
– Freshly Squeezed Fruit Juice and Ritz Blend Coffee, Indian, Chinese or Herbal Infusion Tea
– Freshly Baked Ritz Pastries and Bread
– Selection of Seasonal Fruit, Cereal, Dried Fruit, Nuts
– Homemade Yoghurt, Cheese, Ham, Egg
– Scottish Smoked Salmon
I had very high hopes for The Ritz prior to my stay and it was nothing but a world-class hotel experience
Junior Suite rates start from: £890
Trafalgar Suite rates start from £1950
Disclaimer – I was invited to review The Ritz London but all views remain my own. Thank you for a lovely stay.