Boutique Hotels offer a more intimate experience than large chain hotels, and are often much more luxurious. The level of service is much more personalized and the accommodation is usually quite individual.
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1. The Gore
Ten of the 50 rooms are feature rooms and include The Venus Room which would make a perfect setting for a romantic break or a honeymoon, and The Tudor Room which will whisk you back through the centuries. There's even Judy Garland's bed in one of the rooms which is a feature in itself! I loved the throne toilets which certainly make you feel regal. And even if your room has a 'normal' toilet the Aveda bathroom products will make you feel special.
The Town Hall Hotel & Apartments in Bethnal Green, east London opened in 2010 in the old public council building. The restoration and modern extension mean you have an interesting building with incredibly large guest rooms and apartments.
I would stay here any day so don't be put off by the fact it is in area you may not have tried before. Perfect for business travelers as it's so close to the City and great for those wanting more space for their money than the West End can offer.
The Milestone Kensington is an award-winning 5 star boutique hotel in Kensington London, overlooking Kensington Palace. The building has historic Victorian grandeur, and every room has an individual style.
Afternoon Tea in the Park Lounge, sitting by the fireplace, looking across at the Palace is real treat. If you are feeling more energetic, there's a resistance swimming pool in the private health and spa in the basement.
'The Eton Collection' owns and operates five luxury boutique and town house hotels in the United Kingdom, as well as two five-star restaurants in London.
Threadneedles is ideally located in the heart of the City's business district, overlooking the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange. The 70 rooms intend to make you feel like a guest in a good friend's home. To give you somewhere away from the bustle of London, where you can retire, relax and reinvigorate.
5. Soho Hotel
In a quiet street near leafy Soho Square, this hotel is right in the heart of London's entertainment and creative community, and is surrounded by restaurants, bars, vibrant cafes, and the most exciting theater and nightlife.
The 91 rooms are individually designed and are all spacious and light. There are four 5th floor penthouses with tree-lined terraces and views across London. There is a spacious, fully-equipped gym on the lower ground floor, along with 2 beauty treatment rooms.
Located in the heart of Theaterland, the hotel combines dramatically decorated interiors, superb service and the best that modern design and technology has to offer. The 58 rooms and suites are spacious and light, mostly with huge windows overlooking the rooftops of London. Each is individually designed with a luxurious granite and mahogany bathroom.
After visiting the Beauty Room head to 'Brasserie Max', open all day, everyday, as it's a great place for people watching.
Situated in the media neighborhood of North Soho, this hotel is popular with business and discerning tourists. The 52 bedrooms and suites are designed with the modern traveler in mind. Each is equipped with a CD player and DVD, plus the solid granite and oak bathrooms all have color TVs.
The gym on the lower ground floor has all the equipment you'll need, then head up to the ground floor bar, which opens out onto the street, before dining in the restaurant on excellent modern British food.
The ultimate in luxury boutique living, providing a touch of Italian style to London life. It has a peaceful setting, overlooking Kensington Gardens. There are 66 rooms, many of which are themed around art, music, and history, so will particularly appeal to guests with a passion for culture. A personalized 24-hour concierge is available both inside and outside the hotel, plus there is a butler service on every floor. The spa and beauty treatments are the ultimate pampering experience.
9. The Halkin
Claiming to be "London's most exclusive haunt", The Halkin is a sanctuary, on a discreet street in Belgravia, offering quiet glamor, poised service, and chic interiors.
The 41 rooms explore a subtle palette drawn from water, air, earth, fire, and sky. The Halkin's style is timeless, a gentle ode to classicism combined with urbane Italian aesthetics. This is a place to relax and be waited on.
10. The Hempel
Situated right opposite the garden used in the movie 'Notting Hill', and created by acclaimed British designer, Anouska Hempel, this hotel is an architectural statement in original design. Simple, minimalist and truly awesome, The Hempel is a new experience in hotel living.
The 40 rooms have a understated, timeless luxury and are all individually designed including bathrobes, slippers, candles, wi-fi ability, and even oxygen!