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The Chesterfield Hotel offers its guests charming, whimsical opulence in grand surroundings. The hotel is situated near to Mayfair's Berkeley Square, an area rife with historic significance; Prime Minister Winston Churchill grew up in a residence there, the area was immortalised in the Vera Lynne song 'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square' and local legend has proclaimed number 50 Berkeley Square as the most haunted house in London, having caused two people to die of fright after staying there. It must be noted, however, that guests staying at The Chesterfield, should have a much more pleasant experience.
With a delightfully eccentric mix of bold, Saville Row inspired stripes; Oxford check armchairs; throw pillows embroidered with British dog breeds; elaborate chandeliers; ostrich feather flower arrangements; snooker table-green walls; and fake fur bed covers, minimalism is not the order of the day at The Chesterfield, but this baroque quirkiness is what gives the hotel its charm and guarantees guests the utmost comfort.
Rooms offered range from Classic Single through Superior Double, to Junior and Executive Suites. Each is more elaborate than the previous, and tend to represent a facet of traditional British design, whether you want to drift off in an English rose garden; pretend to be an eccentric royal in rich jewel-coloured velvets; or indulge your wild side in the slightly anomalous, cheetah-print Savannah room. From the sublime to the ridiculous, all rooms include a wide range of amenities including direct dial telephones, in-room checkout service, Fragonard toiletries, complimentary wireless and cable internet, an iron and ironing board and his and hers slippers. Suites contain intriguing extras such as Jacuzzis, complementary canapés and pop-up TVs.
Service at the hotel is also very attentive and tailored to each guest's personal needs, whether it is walking your dog or arranging a massage at the Elemis Spa just a short walk away, they will be happy to help, even leaving mini stockings in rooms over the Christmas period. The hotel dining room offers an impressive hot and cold breakfast selection, including more unusual items such as pancakes and kippers. You can also have an afternoon tea or a pre-theatre meal before heading out to London's theatreland district nearby, and choose a tipple from the extensive wine list, in the Butler's restaurant. There is a hotel bar where you can relax with a cognac after a long day sight seeing, whilst listening to the hotel's resident pianist. Wine tasting events are also offered for those who wish to tale advantage of the sommelier's knowledge.
The Chesterfield Hotel is well placed to view the many attractions nearby. You can enjoy strolling through Hyde Park, London's largest green space, which is a ten-minute walk away and contains Speakers' Corner and The Serpentine Gallery. Visit the Queen's suitably regal abode, Buckingham Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard and then indulge in some very luxurious shopping at Harrod's and Harvey Nichols department stores, or Fortnum & Mason and Bond Street's couturiers. If travelling with children you can visit the Piccadilly Circus Trocadero Entertainment Centre and see some of the world's strangest sights at Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum.
The hotel is also located just a 10 minute walk away from Green Park tube station, which services the Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines. From the station you have direct access to Heathrow Airport (via the Piccadilly line); Victoria Station (where you can transfer to Gatwick Airport); and King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates). If driving to the hotel, you can access it from the main A4 road from the M25 then M4. Car parking is available at the NCP car park in Old Park Lane, next to the Hard Rock Cafe just a ten-minute walk from the hotel.
The Chesterfield's rooms may be so opulent as to border on the ridiculous, but they are deadly serious about providing an excellent service to customers. Thoughtful extras, reasonable rates for the area, an excellent location with lots of history and very decadent surroundings make this an eccentric treat, where you can go from an English garden to a laird's library just by walking from the room to the bar.