The Corinthia in London was part of a two week trip split evenly between London and Paris right after Christmas. Arrangements were relatively easy online, though the fact that I...
The Corinthia in London was part of a two week trip split evenly between London and Paris right after Christmas. Arrangements were relatively easy online, though the fact that I had not visited before made room selection a bit uncertain. Concierge service in advance of the trip was excellent. I began planning this trip in May of 2014, with part of the purpose to propose to my (now) fiancée on New Year's Eve. Th concierge staff promptly responded to every single request, only unable to fulfill some of our dinner reservation requests until we were inside a 90-day window. When hat window arrived, I did not need to remind them. They reached out to me and confirmed the restaurant reservations I request, including Ledberry, a place not to be missed. Staff also arranged a car service from and to the airport, as well as for a day trip on NYE to Canterbury where I proposed. We lived the driver who met us at the airport, and so requested him for all our excursions, a request that was honored completely.
Upon our arrival at the hotel, we were met by several staff , all of whom (of course) knew our names. Our room was modern, not quite a true suite, but with a separate closet area and a very nice bathroom. Shower and tub fixtures were wonderful, including a large rain shower head. We never ran out of hot water.
Room service food was quite good the one time we ordered. Breakfasts and dinners in the hotel were excellent. I am not suggesting you should want to eat in, but if the weather or any physical discomfort causes you to, you will not regret it. Dinner at Massimo was superb.
Our day trip to Canterbury was perfect. Skies were blue, it was a chill crisp day, with thick frost on the fields, and traffic was light guy. We arrived at the cathedral shortly after it opened and had the place almost to ourselves. I had Ben to Canterbury before but my fiancée had never been outside Heathrow. It was perfect. And she said "yes." That night, we celebrated NY with new friends and one of the more spectacular fireworks displays I had ever seen. The Corinthia is situated right at the Millennium Bridge, just a couple of blocks down from Trafalgar, a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy shops, excellent morning espresso, afternoon and evening pubs, and all the fixtures of Trafalgar. Citizenry access to London on NYE is limited, but all hotel guests have access to an event wristband. We celebrated NYE with the hotel's gala dinner (including some fun music), met new friends next to our table, and ended up celebrating the fireworks all together. Simply magical.
When booking our honeymoon to London we wanted a hotel that would make us feel special and the Corinthia didn't disappoint. From the moment we arrived until we left, the...
When booking our honeymoon to London we wanted a hotel that would make us feel special and the Corinthia didn't disappoint. From the moment we arrived until we left, the staff couldn't do enough for us. The hotel was a little more expensive that we would normally go for but as it was our honeymoon we wanted to push the boat out, the Corinthia is expensive but you get exactly what you pay for - a top quality hotel. I'll be surprised if I ever stay in a hotel that can out do the Corinthia.
The hotel spa is out of this world and has to be experienced to be believed, photos don't do it justice. The Bassoon Bar is definitely worth a visit, we only popped in for a drink and ended up staying all night, great drinks, knowledgeable bar staff and live music, we didn't need to go anywhere else.
In summary, if you just want a place to sleep while in London then I would say look for another hotel and save yourself some money. If on the other hand you want to experience a luxury hotel then stop looking, you've found it!
I'd been lucky to stay a night at Corinthia Hotel , the experience was unique , everything is top notch , the rooms, the dining, the spa,the sound system in...
I'd been lucky to stay a night at Corinthia Hotel , the experience was unique , everything is top notch , the rooms, the dining, the spa,the sound system in the bathroom , amazingly beautiful , with an incredible location and extraordinary architecture this has become my favorite hotel in London, not to say that you might have breakfast with Pacino an Arab Prince or one of the members of The Black Eyed Peas ...Love It!
Total and utter perfection! It has taken me a year to get around to writing this, but our trip in May of 2014 included a 7 night stay at this...
Total and utter perfection! It has taken me a year to get around to writing this, but our trip in May of 2014 included a 7 night stay at this lovely hotel. It was a 30th anniversary celebration - we don't normally stay is such luxurious quarters - but it was so lovely to return here after touring all day and bask in the luxury of a soak in a big bathtub and watch the tv at the same time! Also, please have afternoon tea here! Love, love, love everything about The Corinthia!
MIrkoCattini, Hotel Manager at Corinthia Hotel London, responded to this review
Thank you for posting a lovely review of your stay at Corinthia Hotel London. First may we offer you a belated Happy Anniversary, and say how delighted we were that you chose to celebrate your special day with us. How lovely to spend seven days and nights at Corinthia London, and have the opportunity to enjoy all the fine facilities the hotel and the city has to offer, and not to mention the deep bat tub with built in LCD-TV to relax in after a hard day's sightseeing. We are very pleased you got round to writing the review, and appreciate your kind comments and compliments, and we all look forward to welcoming you both to mark many more celebrations to come.
Very disappointed in the room (executive room, streetview) - which was small in size and cleanliness can be improved. Room decor is a little old. Different from photo shown on...
Very disappointed in the room (executive room, streetview) - which was small in size and cleanliness can be improved. Room decor is a little old. Different from photo shown on website ( missing fireplace, and mirror/clock on wall ) Pricey and i get a far better suite at Rosewood with lower price yet excellent service overthere.