Next to one of London’s most prestigious Royal Parks (Green Park), is The Stafford Hotel. Established in 1912, it’s a stately, five-star picture-perfect venue. Complete with a palatial restaurant and plenty of tradition, the hotel also offers a beautifully relaxed cobbled courtyard for guests to enjoy a spot of lunch. What’s really special is the American Bar that offers some superb cocktails.
If luxury is what you’re after, you’ll struggle to exceed the quality of The Stafford. The other weekend, Daniel and I were treated to the grandeur of the hotel and its facilities in all its glory. Aside from its incredible location (near The Ritz and one of the most famous shopping streets in the entire world), the hotel raves a 380 year old wine cellar and a heritage that would interest any historian. Its elegance is unparalleled. The American Bar has almost definitely become one of my new favourite watering holes and the food for dinner is worth a return visit for sure.
This is split into parts. Firstly, there’s the Main House. A blend of Victorian grandeur and modern comfort.Next, the Carriage House offers a unique, countryside ambience in the heart of London. We stayed in The Mews Suites and Penthouse. It’s by far the most exquisite place I’ve ever stayed.
With contemporary design and own private entrance, you feel like you really have your own remote home from home. Albeit at one of London’s most premium and prestigious locations. It’s super quiet, spacious and comes with everything you’d need for your stay. A huge TV, an office, a dining area, huge sofas and then there’s the vanity room. A space just for you to get ready, surrounded by mirrors and complete with a dressing table. Here I filmed my recent YouTube video – get ready with me.
There’s a complimentary daily Full English Breakfast, complimentary unpacking/packing service (my favourite) and complimentary pressing. There’s also free access to the gym, not that I spent any time there.
For Dan and I, this was a romantic little break away to spend some time together enjoying our beautiful city of London. As well as no distractions, there was a first class service and an impressive selection of wine. Ultimately, it’s definitely a place we’ll revisit.
In addition to the gorgeous suite, other highlights included dinner at their stunning restaurant ‘The Lyttelton’ (named after former residents of the Main House). I had the Wiltshire asparagus, egg and Parmesan (£13) followed by the Beef Rossini Parisienne potatoes and Madeira (£37). Everyone obviously has room for dessert (so tricky to choose) and tastes are elevated when washed down with their Chardonnay. Before dinner, we were treated to a cocktail in the American Bar. My choice was the ‘Stafford‟s Garden’ (Hendricks Gin paired with fresh apple juice and apple sour, refreshed with fresh mint and cucumber and an orange twist).
After dinner, guests can enjoy a night cap and cigar in the courtyard before heading back to the suite for the best nights sleep I think I’ve ever had. No exaggeration.
Right now, you can escape the city and enjoy The Stafford with 20% off their ‘Best Available Rates’ when staying for two nights or longer – and 25% for three nights or longer. * Offer is available until 31st December 2016, terms and conditions apply.
Rates can vary from £300 – £1000, you can check details here.
The Stafford London
16-18 St James’s Place