Hotels in London can be horribly overpriced, cheap but teetering on the wrong side of sleazy, or at worst, not only expensive but also disappointing. We’ve chosen two hotels from a Daily Mail list of London’s most memorable places to stay, which are admittedly not exactly cheap, but are at least guaranteed to give good value for money.
Try the Mandeville Hotel (Mandeville Place, 020 7935 5599, www.mandeville.co.uk), where rooms start at £140 excluding VAT. Located in the fashionable Marylebone Village, it’s central and just around the corner from St Christopher’s Lane, one of London’s most charming streets. Rooms are modern and decorated in warm, colourful tones, and the hotel boasts an excellent restaurant, the De Ville and a great bar, the DeVigne, relaunched in November, where you can enjoy a mean cocktail in a spacious lounge, decorated with original artwork.
Alternatively, Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour, (020 7823 3000 www.wyndhamgrandlondon.co.uk) is London’s only five-star, all-suite hotel, and has just been revamped to include a new penthouse floor. The hotel looks out across the millionaire’s marina of Chelsea Harbour (pictured), where Michael Caine and Elton John have pads, and many of the rooms have private balconies, where you can have breakfast or an evening drink. The rooms are extremely stylish with bathrooms that sport a remote control shower, including a pause button. Memorable indeed, and hardly overpriced with suites from £187 per night.