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Renowned as one of the most exclusive properties on the Monopoly board, Park Lane is an extremely affluent area in central London, bordering Hyde Park and leading directly to Buckingham Palace. Its austere reputation is well deserved and it is a great area to stay in, with lots to see and do nearby. There are many renowned accommodation options, but set in a quiet street off the busy main road, The Park Lane Mews Hotel offers classic comfort for a reasonable rate in a fantastic location.
Rooms range from a Standard Single to a Deluxe King and the Mayfair Suite. Amenities include an LCD TV with interactive film options, voice messaging, broadband internet, a hairdryer and laundry facilities, as well as added extras such as a massaging shower head and bathrobes if you have booked in to the Deluxe rooms or Suite. Decor is in an elegant, traditional British style; however, it should be noted that some guests have reported that the rooms could do with some renovation. The decor may not quite live up to some of the more contemporary hotels nearby, but very reasonable rates and the hotel's excellent location more than make up for what the room lacks.
Facilities in the hotel include a Lounge Bar, where you can enjoy a pre-theatre drink and snack. The bar also has a 24-hour license so you can enjoy a late drink if you've had a busy day. You can also eat in the hotel's Stanhope Restaurant, which serves modern European cuisine; however Mayfair is home to some of the best eateries in London, so you will definitely want to explore beyond the hotel. For those trying to stick to a budget (a difficult thing to do when you are in the Queen's neighbourhood), you can try the Hard Rock Cafe for deep fried fare, or Benugo cafe in Curzon Street for an elegant snack. If you would like a finer dining experience, you are spoilt for choice with Wolfgang Puck's restaurant CUT at 45 Park Lane nearby, Michelin starred Murano, authentic Indian cuisine at Tamarind and Japanese food in Tempo, which is less expensive than Mayfair's other Japanese offering, Nobu at the Metropolitan Hotel.
The Park Lane Mews Hotel is very well situated for sight seeing. Hyde Park, where you can visit the Serpentine Gallery, go for a horse ride or enjoy a picnic, is just a five-minute walk away. For more traditional artwork, the Royal Academy of Arts is just a short walk away, as are many of London's most elite mid-size galleries, such as Timothy Taylor. If you want to indulge in some serious retail therapy, some of London's most exclusive shopping districts are nearby. With department stores Harrod's and Harvey Nichols to the west; and Bond Street's designer shops and Fortnum and Masons to the east, you will have plenty of opportunity to use your spending money. You can take in a show at The Palladium, Piccadilly Theatre or Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus or visit historical sights such as Marlborough House or Spencer House, the ancestral home of the late Princess Diana.
The hotel is also well located for transport in and around London. Green park tube station is five minutes walk away and Hyde Park Corner tube station is about ten minutes from the hotel. Both stations service the Piccadilly line, which links directly to Heathrow Airport and King's Cross St Pancras Station, where the Eurostar terminates. The Piccadilly line connects to the District line where you can travel to Paddington and Victoria Stations, where you can transfer to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports respectively. You can also travel to many other parts of London via tube or the area's usually reliable bus links.
If you are planning to spend a great deal of time inside the hotel, the Park Lane Mews Hotel may not be the best option for you, but if you want a central hub from which to see the sights and experience a historical and wealthy area of London, with some cash to spare for shopping, this is a good deal with comfortable rooms and friendly welcoming staff.