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Hotel Cafe Royal, London

28 March 2017

Words: Andrew Nagy / Images: Hotel Cafe Royal

Once a meeting place for London’s high society, the Café Royal became the Hotel Café Royal after a four-year transformation in 2008. The Grade II listed building has proved a stylish stop-off ever since.

The decor contains a nod to its illustrious past. Whether that’s in the ornate Oscar Wilde bar – once a regular haunt of the playwright – or the classic French and British design of The Club at Café Royal, the exclusive private members’ club that hotel guests get access to, it all feels rather grand.

The rooms and suites follow a similar theme and while there’s a real mix in style, it never seems out of step with the overall design. Add in the tech such as Bang & Olufsen in-room entertainment and the ‘whisper quiet’ soundproofing and you’ve got classic and contemporary all wrapped in a prime location on Lower Regent Street. A final word of advice: if your budget will stretch to it, get the Dome penthouse. It’s worth it for the views of the city alone.