The Dorchester  5 stars

53 Park Lane, London, United Kingdom, W1K 1QA  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

The Dorchester is the choice of movie stars and those with the cash to afford it. It was opened for business in 1931 and has made a name for itself ever since. The lobby is possibly the most lavish in London and the enormous ballroom is just as spectacular as it once was years ago. The hotel offers 250 guestrooms, antique and individual furniture, working fireplaces and four-poster beds, evoking an English cottage feel.

Verified Reviews:

  • Lovely, helpful staff - Security is horrible - In-room entertainment system was genious
  • Bathroom with huge bath - Location was great - Hyde park across the road
  • Full breakfast included - Room service breakfast - Oxford street ten minutes walk away
  • Room was exceptionally spacious - Bed was huge - Bathroom was a decent size
  • Room was beautiful - Breakfast was always good - Bar was very smoky

Overview

Centrally located, the five-star Dorchester enjoys a setting in the very heart of Mayfair with heritage sites in the nearest vicinity.

This traditional hotel offers a fitness center and leisure club.

All 250 elegant rooms are packed with a private bar and Bang & Olufsen plasma TV.

Alain Ducasse serves French cuisine and the Grill specializes in regional dining.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   250.

The hotel sits in the very London's heart.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.8km
  • Airport: London City Airport - 14.4km, Marham RAF - 18.1km
  • Train Station: Victoria Station - 1.5km, Charing Cross Station - 1.8km
  • Underground station: Bond Street - 900 m, Green Park - 700 m
  • Bus stop - 200 m

Rooms

All rooms are spacious and luxurious and feature complimentary welcome amenity upon arrival, individual controlled air conditioning, private bar with cold beverages and snacks, complimentary shoe shine, study desk, Wi-Fi internet, printer, fax, scanner and copier, Bang & Olufsen plasma television, CD/DVD Player, multi-line telephones, hair dryer and bathrobe.

A 24-hour room service is available at the hotel.

A butler service is provided through the hotel.

Dining options

A choice of breakfasts is served on Monday – Saturday at 7am – 10.30am

and on Sunday at 7.30am – 11am at the Promenade restaurant.

British breakfast costs GBP33.

English breakfast is available at price 31.50.

Healthy breakfast is served at price 31.50.

Continental breakfast costs GBP25.

Promenade Restaurant offers stylish surrounding with leather bar and warm décor where you can sample varied dishes. Live entertainment including enjoyable piano playing is available in the evening from 1.15pm to 7pm.

The Spatisserie is a perfect choice for an intimate dining and a variety of cocktails is served here.

The Bar at The Dorchester offers ornate design and classic cocktails on Monday – Saturday at 12 noon – 1am and Sunday at 12 noon – 12am.

Promenade Bar is a chic venue with oval design and rich leathers with piano playing available from 2.30pm to 7pm or a jazz from 7.30pm.

The Grill offers traditional environment along with classic grilled dishes.

The Alain Ducasse is a winner of three Michelin stars and offers contemporary French cuisine in its stylish surrounding.

China Tang offers Art Deco design and authentic Cantonese food.

A private dining is possible on request.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 26 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 32 per person per night. 

Work

The conference rooms can accommodate up to 500 people and feature AV equipment.

A business center is possible on request.

Wi-Fi costs GBP 19.50 per 24 hours.

Leisure

Fitness center, Spa & Health Club, massage service – all are available for your relaxation.

Additional features

Babysitting is possible on request.

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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until 06:00-12:00 hours

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Facilities

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  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
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Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 50 per day.

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All rooms are spacious and luxurious and feature complimentary welcome amenity upon arrival, individual controlled air conditioning, private bar with cold beverages and snacks, complimentary shoe shine, study desk, Wi-Fi internet, printer, fax, scanner and copier, Bang & Olufsen plasma television, CD/DVD Player, multi-line telephones, hair dryer and bathrobe.

A 24-hour room service is available at the hotel.

A butler service is provided through the hotel.

Superior King Room
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The Dorchester Superior King Room Superior King
Bed type: King Size Bed
Size: 41m2

The beautifully furnished rooms are more spacious and afford a guest every luxury, contain comfortable king size beds and can be for double or single occupancy, bathrooms are often equipped with two washbasins.

Room facilities
    Deluxe Double Room
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    The Dorchester Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: King Size Bed
    Size: 49m2

    Our Deluxe Double Rooms are finely appointed and have the generosity of space viewing of Mayfair as well as Hyde Park, includes airy full-equipped bathrooms with two wash basins. The size of this suite is approximately 44.73-48.70 m2/482-524 sq.feet.

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      Executive Deluxe Room
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      The Dorchester Executive Deluxe Room
      The Dorchester Executive Deluxe Room
      The Dorchester Executive Deluxe Room
      Bed type: King Size Bed
      Size: 55m2

      This room has a spacious King size poster bed with a view over Hyde Park or Mayfair, have generous bathrooms with deep baths and walk-in showers and a comfortable and spacious working area. The size of this suite is approximately 54 m2/586 sq.feet.

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        Art Deco Junior Suite
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        The Dorchester Art Deco Junior Suite
        Bed type: King Size Bed
        Size: 57m2

        Our Junior Suites are decorated in an "Art Deco" style, and consist of one large room with a King size bed offering a seating areas, black marble ensuite bathroom and a small dressing room. The size of this suite is approximately 56.89 m2/613 sq.feet.

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          Stanhope Suite
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          The Dorchester Stanhope Suite
          The Dorchester Stanhope Suite
          The Dorchester Stanhope Suite
          Bed type: King Size Bed
          Size: 136m2

          This is our first suite offering a separate bedroom and sitting room, with a marble bathroom off the bedroom which can be a King or Twin size bed and all modern facilities.

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            Belgravia Suite
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            The Dorchester Belgravia Suite
            The Dorchester Belgravia Suite
            The Dorchester Belgravia Suite
            Bed type: King Size Bed
            Size: 136m2

            Situated above the front entrance of the hotel these spacious suites enjoy excellent views along Park Lane and over Hyde Park, have a separate sitting room with a small dining area and the marble bathroom is located off the bedroom with a four poster bed.

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              Mayfair Suite
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              The Dorchester Mayfair Suite
              The Dorchester Mayfair Suite
              The Dorchester Mayfair Suite
              Bed type: King Size Bed
              Size: 136m2

              These suites are located on the front corner of the hotel and look east across the rooftops of London's Mayfair and includes a King size or Twin beds, a very light and spacious sitting room and a large marble bathroom. The size of this suite is approximately 107.82 m2/1161 sq.feet.

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                Park Suite
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                The Dorchester Park Suite
                Bed type: King Size Bed
                Size: 120m2

                The suites all enjoy excellent views over Hyde Park and includes a king or Twin beds, well-equipped bathroom and all modern amenities.

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                  Dorchester Suite
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                  The Dorchester Dorchester Suite
                  The Dorchester Dorchester Suite
                  The Dorchester Dorchester Suite
                  Bed type: King Size Bed
                  Size: 136m2

                  These beautiful suites includes a large sitting room, a bedroom with a four poster bed,marble ensuite bathrooms that are notably luxurious and spacious with natural daylight.

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                    Audley Suite
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                    The Dorchester Audley Suite
                    The Dorchester Audley Suite
                    The Dorchester Audley Suite
                    Bed type: King Size Bed
                    Size: 136m2

                    Audley suite consists of one King size bedroom and has a large terrace with extensive views over London, also includes a sitting area and bathroom facilities. The size of this suite is approximately 81 m2/875 sq.feet.

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                      Oliver Messel Suite
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                      The Dorchester Oliver Messel Suite
                      The Dorchester Oliver Messel Suite
                      The Dorchester Oliver Messel Suite
                      Bed type: King Size Bed
                      Size: 136m2

                      The Oliver Messel Suite comprises an entrance room, sitting room, double bedroom and bathroom, all lavishly furnished and beautifully appointed. The size of this suite is approximately 120 m2/1320 sq.feet.

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                        Terrace Suite
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                        This suite consists of one bedroom overlooking Hyde Park, a large sitting room opening to a private roof terrace and all modern amenities. The size of this suite is approximately 136 m2/1467 sq.feet.

                        Harlequin Suite
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                        The Dorchester Harlequin Suite
                        The Dorchester Harlequin Suite
                        The Dorchester Harlequin Suite
                        Bed type: King Size Bed
                        Size: 136m2

                        Harlequin suite can be a two bedroom includes a King size bed, large dressing room, very large sitting room opening to a terrace and bathroom facilities.
                        The size of this suite is approximately 53 m2/1646 sq.feet.

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                          What's nearby

                          What's nearby.

                          Marble Arch, a Carrara-marble monument near the Oxford street

                          Hyde Park, one of the largest parks in the world is nearby the hotel

                          Knightsbridge with unique architecture is within 10 minutes walking

                          Museum Mile dedicated to the development of the London City is a 20-minute walk

                          Oxford Street, the greatest shopping opportunity in Europe is within 1.6km

                          Apsley House, 400 m, former London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington

                          Selfridges, 700 m, a chain of high end department stores in the United Kingdom

                          Harrod's, 900 m, a famous upmarket department store in Brompton Road

                          Attractions for Tourists
                          • Harrod's
                            900 m
                          • Buckingham Palace
                            900 m
                          General
                          • Oriental Club
                            800 m
                          • Harrods Food Halls
                            900 m
                          • 1.0km
                          • Regent Hall - A Salvation Army Church
                            1.0km
                          Shopping Areas
                          Monuments and Landmarks
                          • Park Lane
                            400 m
                          Museums
                          • Apsley House
                            400 m
                          • Royal Academy of Arts
                            900 m
                          • The Wallace Collection
                            1.0km
                          Food and meals
                          • Hard Rock Cafe London
                            400 m
                          Underground station
                          • Green Park
                            600 m
                          • Bond Street
                            800 m
                          • Knightsbridge
                            800 m

                          Local Attractions

                          • National Gallery
                            1.6km
                            Trafalgar Square, London
                          • One Man, Two Guvnors
                            1.5km
                            Theatre Royal, Haymarket 18 Suffolk Street, London
                          • Paddington Station
                            1.5km
                            Paddington London, London
                          • Old Compton Street
                            1.5km
                            LondonEngland
                          • Golden Tours - Day Tours
                            1.6km
                            4 Fountain Square, London

                          Near the hotel

                          • Marble Arch
                            200 m
                            Marble Arch, Mayfair, City of Westminster, London W1H, London
                          • Curzon Mayfair
                            320 m
                            38 Curzon St., W1, London
                          • The Rose Theatre
                            400 m
                            56 Park Street, London
                          • Bomber Command Memorial
                            460 m
                            Hyde Park Corner, London
                          • Fleet Street
                            430 m
                            LondonEngland
                          • Park Lane
                            430 m
                            Park Lane, London
                          • Royal Artillery Memorial
                            430 m
                            Hyde Park Corner, London

                          Restaurants Nearby

                          • The Bar at The Dorchester

                            84% likes this, based on 62 reviews

                            20 m
                            53 Park Lane

                            Phone: +44 (0) 20 7629 8888

                          • Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

                            76% likes this, based on 466 reviews
                            Food: French
                            Price Range: USD 78 - USD 280

                            100 m
                            53 Park Lane

                            Phone: 020 7629 8866

                          • CUT at 45 Park Lane

                            71% likes this, based on 187 reviews
                            Food: American

                            80 m
                            45 Park Lane

                            Phone: +44 (0) 20 7493 4554

                          • The Promenade at The Dorchester

                            75% likes this, based on 238 reviews
                            Price Range: USD 0 - USD 94

                            100 m
                            53 Park Lane

                            Phone: +44 (0) 20 7629 8888

                          • Galvin at Windows Restaurant

                            70% likes this, based on 843 reviews
                            Food: French
                            Price Range: USD 39 - USD 148

                            240 m
                            London Hilton on Park Lane

                            Phone: +44 (0)20 7208 4021

                          Getting around.

                          Private parking costs GBP 50 per day.

                          The Dorchester Reviews

                          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Dorchester

                          Average guest rating

                          8.2
                          out of 10
                          Excellent
                          Based on 79 reviews

                          Rating by category:

                          Value
                          7.7
                          Dining
                          9.0
                          Service
                          7.9
                          Rooms
                          8.3
                          Location
                          9.2

                          Individual guest reviews

                          • The location is great & and the hotel has very good facilities. Style and need to be gutted and renovated, service is fast and efficient. The bathrooms are huge, the piano player is playing something nice and the restaurants expensive have excellent food.

                            Poor view from the room overrated breakfast prices, not the Best London Option and staff in the evening in the lounge ignorant. Internet is not free.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              8.6
                            • Location
                              9
                            • Rooms
                              10
                            • Service
                              7
                            • Value
                              7
                            • Dining
                              10
                          • The location is very good and stuff are welcoming. The front of the building is wonderful, the lobby and the restaurants are great, the staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms are very luxurious and the piano bar is a nice spot for drinks. Tea here is awesome.

                            Dated decor and a dated clientele, service was slow. Gym was ok, the jacuzzi pool was broken, the spa did not look clean.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              8.0
                            • Location
                              6
                            • Rooms
                              10
                            • Service
                              9
                            • Value
                              7
                          • Lovely hotel, staff were excellent and food from room service was very nice.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              8.4
                            • Rooms
                              9
                            • Service
                              10
                            • Value
                              6
                          • Beautiful hotel and good service. The bed was blissfully comfy and the breakfast itself was excellent.

                            The rooms are decorated in a terrible old English.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              9.0
                            • Rooms
                              8
                            • Service
                              9
                            • Value
                              10
                          • The hotel has an old world charm, the staff is extremely courteous and the bathroom is vast and amazing as is to be expected here.

                            The rooms need to be updated.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              9.4
                            • Rooms
                              8
                            • Service
                              10
                            • Value
                              10
                          • I would of expected better fom a hotel of this calibre, service was perfect and the room was exceptionally spacious and the bed was huge. The food was excellent.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              9.0
                            • Rooms
                              10
                            • Service
                              7
                            • Value
                              10
                          • One of the best hotel in the world and fantastic knowledgeable staff. Great room and service, my back rests against an incredibly comfortable pillow. Wonderful tea at The Dorchester.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              10.0
                            • Rooms
                              10
                            • Service
                              10
                            • Value
                              10
                          • The hotel is luxurious and the service the employes provide is one of the best in Europe. The beds are sooo comfy.

                            The room was too small for the price paid and at tea, we were treated as a bunch of annoying idiots.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              8.0
                            • Rooms
                              10
                            • Service
                              10
                            • Value
                              4
                          • The decor is magnificent, the staff are friendly, courteous and charming, the rooms are first class and clean.

                            Service in the restaurant at breakfast time was slow.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              9.0
                            • Rooms
                              7
                            • Service
                              10
                            • Value
                              10
                            • Dining
                              9
                          • Other luxury hotels in London and excellent service. The bed was comfortable and the morning breakfast was great.

                            Rooms are smaller than expected.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              10.0
                            • Rooms
                              10
                            • Service
                              10
                            • Value
                              10
                          • The dorchester is wonderful, your staff is extraordinary and the fitness room is fair at best.

                            Service in hotels is not is used to be anywhere in the world.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              10.0
                            • Rooms
                              10
                            • Service
                              10
                            • Value
                              10
                          • Excellent service, excellent hotel, gorgeous staff and the deepest tub I've ever seen and a great separate shower. The afternoon tea is better than the ritz.

                            Room rates are very high.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              9.0
                            • Rooms
                              7
                            • Service
                              10
                            • Value
                              10
                          • Atmosphere and excellent food, wonderful service. The room was spacious, breakfast was the best and afternoon tea superb.

                            Very small, poor tvs, aging equipment.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              9.6
                            • Rooms
                              10
                            • Service
                              10
                            • Value
                              9
                          • The typical English atmosphere, good customer service and very comfortable and spacious room and bathroom. Afternoon tea all fabulous.

                            We ordered water, again never appeared, the lamp beside the bed to poor.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              9.4
                            • Rooms
                              10
                            • Service
                              10
                            • Value
                              8
                          • The location to Hyde Park was great and we walked to Kensington without any problems, the grill room restaurant inside the hotel was excellent and the service superb. Staff were knowledgeable,friendly and efficient, the bathroom was spectacular, the breakfast was fantastic.

                            Shower/tub a bit dangerous to get in and out of.

                            My rating for the hotel:

                            • Average rating
                              9.8
                            • Location
                              10
                            • Rooms
                              10
                            • Service
                              9
                            • Value
                              10
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