There is nothing better than spending quality time with a loved one surrounded by impeccable luxury and warm hospitality, as my partner and I discovered during our romantic escape at Hotel Café Royal.
When my partner told me that we were going to a romantic weekend getaway at Hotel Café Royal, I got excited as I have heard a lot of good thing about the hotel. I found out that there is nothing ordinary about this hotel, staying at Hotel Café Royal, we encountered numerous surprises. We had such a wonderful time and was incredibly impressed by the hotel. I have to admit that our romantic getaway at Hotel Café Royal is one of the best experiences I have ever had.
Located in the heart of London, with elegant Mayfair to the west, creative Soho to the east and sophisticated St. James to the south, Hotel Café Royal is perfectly positioned within walking distance of London’s finest shopping streets, tourist attractions and theatreland.
When we went up to our room, the Regent Suites, I was immediately impressed. I could not believe that Piccadilly Circus was right outside of our suite. The view was simply amazing, our suite was one of just a couple of rooms at the hotel that have balconies. We went to the balconies, and admired the breathtaking views over London’s most recognisable landmarks, our suites overlooked the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus, up the sweep of Regent Street and down to Westminster just beyond.
The suite was very generous in size, crafted in rusticated Portland stone and featuring a separate living room, kitchen, walk-in wardrobe and a spacious guestroom. The bathroom was equally impressive, with carrara marble bathrooms exude a sumptuous simplicity and include mirror TV screens, under floor heating and rainfall showers; as well as the indulgence of an oversized bath tub. Later did I find out that the guestrooms and suites at Hotel Café Royal are some of the largest in London.
One evening we went down to Akasha Holistic Wellbeing – the hotel’s exclusive wellness club. It felt like an oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of London, enhanced further by mood lighting, restorative sounds and uplifting aromas. For the ultimate in relaxation, you just have to pamper yourself with one of the signature treatments which marry innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions. There is a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages and a Vichy shower for cleansing hydrotherapy rituals. Akasha also boasts London’s first Watsu pool for tailored hydro-treatments and guided meditation. All you need to do is just relax and unwind and let the experts take you to seventh heaven. There is no wonder why Akasha Holistic Wellbeing was voted England’s Best Hotel Spa in the 2017 World Spa Awards.
One of the things that stood out during our entire stay was the excellent service that the hotel consistently offered. From the moment we stepped foot inside until the moment we stepped out, we found that everyone was quick, efficient and helpful, but most of all, pleasant. The service here was undoubtedly without peer. The things that make Hotel Café Royal stand apart are its unexpected personalised touches.
Hotel Café Royal is a honeymoon haven. The whole hotel is fabulous and romantic. The experience far exceeded all our expectations. The views, the rooms, the food, the spa and the service are in a class of their own. We have to admit that staying there was one of the best experiences we have ever had. It is the place to be whether you are on your honeymoon, celebrating your anniversary or simply want to escape and enjoy a romantic getaway to rekindle your love. The memory of our time at the hotel will be cherished forever. Hotel Café Royal is the place to celebrate your endless love.
Hotel Café Royal
68 Regent Street,
London, W1B 4DY
Phone. +44 20 7406 3333
Text by Melani Semuel | Photos courtesy of Hotel Café Royal