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Situated in London’s leafy London’s Belgravia village, home to some of London's most expensive properties, the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is nestled amongst exclusive shops; Thomas Cubitt designed mansions and cobbled streets. The hotel is situated just moments from Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores, where you can pick up some very impressive souvenirs, and the embassies of Belgrave Square. The Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel offers style, comfort and convenience, from the moment the liveried doorman welcomes you into the building to the moment you check out.
Each of the 87 comfortable bedrooms, including 14 luxurious and spacious suites has been beautifully finished in contemporary style, in hues of cream and gold, offering the perfect place to relax and unwind. The extensive in-room amenities include nespresso coffee machines, complimentary wireless and wired Internet access, temple spa products and ipod docks, whilst some rooms overlook leafy Lowndes Square.
The relaxing and comfortable Lowndes Bar & Kitchen, which opens to a sunny patio in summer, offers a relaxed venue for all day modern British dining whether it be morning coffee and pastries, a light lunch or cocktails and sharing platters in the evening. Alternatively, guests can dine al fresco at the Terrace (open only during Summer), which is a haven of tranquility; sip cocktails or enjoy the international food freshly grilled on the barbecue.
Guests also enjoy complimentary access to The Peak Health Club and Spa, located across the road at the Jumeirah Lowndes' sister hotel, Jumeirah Carlton Tower. Situated on the 9th floor The Peak boasts stunning views over central London, state of the art gym equipment, a golf simulator, aerobics studio, sauna, award-winning spa treatments including massage and facials and 20m indoor heated pool (located on the 2nd floor), a real plus, as many London hotels cannot get planning permission for a pool.
The hotel is in a fantastic location for sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. Buckingham Palace is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel, where you can tour the staterooms for two months of the year, but if you come off-season, you can still enjoy the pageantry of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. London's largest royal park, Hyde Park is also just minutes from the hotel, where you can enjoy boating, horse riding, tennis and open-air concerts. You can also visit The Serpentine Gallery, where a new, artist-designed Pavilion is erected annually. Past Pavilions have been shaped like spinning tops and orchids, so it's always worth a look.
The hotel is mere minutes from the very affluent Knightsbridge district of London, where you will find Harrods and Harvey Nichols Department Stores. Harrods is a legendary London store, although it's best to dress fairly smart to visit as the store won't let people wearing ripped jeans in. Beyond Knightsbridge is South Kensington, a centre of learning, history and cultural appreciation. Here you will find the Victoria & Albert, Science and natural History museums; The Royal Albert Hall; The Royal Geographical Society; and the Imperial College London campus and the Institut Francais. If you haven't gone bankrupt by shopping in Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Belgravia, close to the hotel, both offer a stunning selection of shops, including Fortnum and Mason food emporium, Savile Row's tailors and Bond Street designer stores. Oxford Street's 300 plus shops are also just a 15-minute walk away, and if you walk up Park Lane to get there, you will see Marble Arch, which was once home to the UK's smallest police station.
The hotel is very well located for transport, especially for international visitors who need to transfer to airports outside of London. The hotel is just two minutes walk from Hyde Park Corner tube station, which services the Piccadilly line, from which you can travel to Heathrow Airport direct in 20 minutes. The hotel is also just 15 minutes walk from Victoria Station, where you can catch the Gatwick Express Train to the airport in about 25 minutes. Both stations also enable you to explore other parts of the city.
The Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is staggeringly expensive compared to other London hotels, and whilst you get exquisite service where staff refer to you as 'Sir' and 'Madam' and an international jet set vibe; there are some hotels in the area with a bit more personality, which cost less money. However, there's no denying the allure of the Jumeirah, with sensationally comfortable rooms, the best of London on your doorstep and a refinement you could only find in Knightsbridge, so if you have an elevated budget then this is a good choice. Rooms at the hotel are all very well appointed, however if you are a light sleeper, it's best to opt for rooms at the back of the hotel and away from elevators, as these can be noisy at times.