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Behind an unassuming, Victorian town house facade in London's exceedingly moneyed Mayfair district, you might not think Fleming's Hotel is anything special at first; however, this colourful, quirky gem shouldn't be overlooked. With an exceptional location minutes away from transport and attractions, and stylish, well-appointed rooms, the hotel is of a very high standard.
Whether you need a Deluxe room for leisurely sight seeing or a business trip, a Suite for a special occasion, or even a self contained apartment, Fleming's will find somewhere for you to stay, which is tailored to your needs. With exquisite attention to detail, the hotel caters for those who want feminine frills; funky, colourful play areas for kids; or something classic and understated. All rooms are fitted with luxurious fabrics and furniture for the ultimate in contemporary comfort. Amenities include complimentary toiletries and newspaper, bathrobes, a hairdryer, LCD TV with Internet access and pay per view movies, 24-hour room service and concierge, an iron and ironing board on request and a range of CDs and DVDs on request. The hotel's Apartment units are described as 'elegant cocoons' and offer all the convenience and style of the hotel nearby, including concierge and maid services, but with your own front door. Some apartments come with a roof terrace or patio, where you can enjoy an al fresco meal and guests can request food shopping and airport pick up and drop off if required (for an extra charge).
There is no gym or spa at the hotel, but use of a gym and treatments can be arranged at local facilities. The concierge can also arrange theatre tickets and dinner reservations, private London bus tours, a personal shopper and private tours of galleries nearby. Hotel staff are very eager to please and offer attentive and friendly service with a smile.
Although the hotel's mixture of classic Georgian and sleek modern style is enough of a draw, the hotel's main asset is its location. In the immediate area, you can visit the Queen's London residence, Buckingham Palace; Hyde Park, where you can ride horses, visit The Serpentine Gallery or visit Speakers' Corner; Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores; Fortnum & Mason's inimitable food hall; and the vast array of shops in Regent Street and Piccadilly. You can also watch a musical in London's theatreland district; stroll round the Royal Academy of Arts and Mayfair's many noted galleries; get fitted for a Saville Row suit; play arcade games at the Piccadilly Trocadero; or visit the world's tallest and shortest people at Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum.
When you've finished exploring the streets of London, you can partake in a genteel Georgian afternoon tea with a savoury, modern twist; and knock back a Martini or two in the hotel's Front room lounge and Cocktail & Tea Rooms. Or if you want something a bit more substantial, Fleming's Grill offers guests pre-theatre dinners and hearty European cuisine. There are also some exceedingly decadent restaurants on the hotel's doorstep, with Langan's brasserie just a street away; Japanese restaurant Kiku just next door; The Wolseley Cafe offering the ultimate traditional London dining experience, at a price; and a relatively cheaper option is the Hard Rock Cafe, with decidedly less traditionally British fare such as burgers and hickory smoked wings.
The hotel is very well located for transport, just two minutes walk from Green Park tube station, which services the Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines. From here you have direct links to Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates); King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates); and Heathrow Airport, which can be reached via the Piccadilly line. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated just off the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone.
If you wish to stay at Fleming's, the hotel does cost a little more than some in the area, and some guests have found the town house conversion rooms to be a bit cramped, and felt that the hotel's facilities and service lack the attention to detail that such a price should entail. However, with delightful ambience in gorgeous rooms, dedicated staff and a truly fantastic location. This is definitely a hotel to consider for any Mayfair stay. Guests should note that the stairs in the hotel can be difficult to navigate for disabled guests, so ask for a room on a lower floor, and if you are travelling with a pet, they will be well catered for, as this is one of the most 'pet-friendly' hotels in the city.