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"A reasonably priced "no frills" hotel in a seriously central and upmarket location"
Located in Berkeley Street, seconds away from historic Berkeley Square, guests at the Holiday Inn Mayfair can enjoy elegant yet lively surroundings in the heart of London's most exclusive and affluent district. The area is home to many notable and titled figures, including Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and William Pitt the Younger who both grew up in Berkeley Square, and it is close to London's most haunted residence, so the area is filled with historic legends and fascinating sights.
The Holiday Inn offers very comfortable, contemporary rooms, ranging from Guest and Executive Club Level to Suite. In-room amenities are extensive, including LCD TVs with cable channels and pay per view movies, video games available on request, video check out service, electrical adaptors, direct dial phone with voicemail, a hairdryer, mini bar, an option to install a crib or roll-away bed, an iron and ironing board and a premium service where you can have a complementary newspaper delivered. Suites have whirlpool baths, bathrobes and a turn down service to ensure a higher level of service and comfort.
Staff at the hotel offer exceptional service, promptly addressing any problems, treating guests in a friendly and courteous manner and making themselves indispensable to ensure all guests have a pleasant and stress free stay. Little extras such as leaving a box of chocolates in your room, to offering a complementary drink if delayed at check in make all the difference and make you feel instantly welcome. The hotel is well appointed for both business and leisure travellers with a wide range of facilities for conference and meeting needs, as well as a concierge, a dry cleaning service and Wi-fi available for a small fee. Guests can also use health and fitness facilities at nearby spas and gyms, with favourable rates for Holiday Inn guests.
The hotel's restaurant and bar, Nightingales, offers modern European cuisine and a decent selection of cocktails in relaxed surroundings. The restaurant is fine if you are jet lagged and don't feel like braving the outside, but there are many more inventive eateries nearby. Automat, a two-minute walk away, does a chic re-invention of an all-American diner; Langan's Brasserie offers modern European cuisine in a quintessentially British tearoom; and the Rose Bakery is renowned for its hip selection of designer sandwiches.
From the hotel you can walk to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II's London residence, where you can witness the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony. Green spaces such as Hyde Park and St James Park are close by, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll, go for a horse ride or visit The Serpentine Gallery, which hosts a programme of exciting contemporary art exhibitions; Damien Hirst's seminal show was held here, so you may discover the next big thing. For a more traditional exhibition, you can visit the Royal Academy of Arts and meander through Mayfair's many mid-size galleries such as Bernard Jacobson and Alan Cristea. You can also watch a musical or a more highbrow offering in one of the many theatres nearby, including The Palladium (which is the home of the Royal Variety Show), The Criterion and The Piccadilly Theatre. If you would rather exercise your credit card than your intellect, huge department stores such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges are all nearby, as well as an impressive selection of shops in Regent Street, Bond Street and Oxford Circus, from cheap and cheerful chic at the Topshop flagship store, to gasp-inducing expense at couturiers such as Alexander McQueen.
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. Parking is available at the hotel, but it can be pricy so a better option might be to park at the National Car Park in Old Park Lane 10 minutes walk away.
If you want to immerse yourself in the Mayfair lifestyle, surrounded by doilies, ottomans and damask curtains, this contemporary chain hotel isn't for you will leave you cold, but if you are looking for a comfortable, if predictable, hideaway, with friendly service and reasonable rates, this hotel will suit you just fine. Hotel Assists recommend requesting a room near the back of the hotel because traffic on Berkeley road can be noisy at times, and to avoid paying for the Wi-fi connection visit the Caffe Nero across the road where you can use it for free.
Turn into Stratton Street and follow it round onto Berkeley Street then turn right and the hotel entrance is first on the left.
From Oxford Street Or Bond Street Head South Down New Bond Street, Turn Right At Bruton Street And The Left Into Berkeley Square. Walk South Out Of The Square Down Berkeley Street And The Hotel Entrance Is On The Left By The Florist.