Sofitel London St James
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Sofitel St James is a fantastic hotel in a great location. When we arrived at 7am our room was ready and waiting for us. Fantastic location walking distance to Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey; 1st day we took a Cab to Borough Markets (opposite side of The Thames to Sofitel) which is a fresh produce market …
Just wanted to write one last entry from Europe before we head off to the States and ultimately Australia. We have had so much fun on this adventure and we have seen so many amazing places. We feel blessed that we have had the opportunity to do all of this and are excited about the next phase of our lives.
We just wanted to thank all of …
From Spain back to London. We arrive in London for a couple days of just hanging out without worrying about doing the touristy thing. We get a stay 2 get 3rd night free rate from the Sofitel so we are doing London in style. We just cruise around London, Jen does some shopping – well more like looking. We go to Kate's 30 B-day party and hang …
... Opulance to the extreme! Giant paintings, rooms, furniture, carpets and collections of armour, crockery and designer made dolls clothes. The beautiful abbey ,also within the walls, has many notable residents buried beneath the floor, the most recent being the Queen Mother in 2002.
Then it was off to Stonehenge, incredible, it was built in phases between 1000 and 3000 B.C.
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... watch. Once all of the fuss was over and people started leaving the boys informed me they were hungry, seeing as i had eated my suffle not long before leaving the hostel i was in no mood to eat but joined the anyway.
They were extremely undecisive and if it wasn't for a random on the street that basically pushed them to a particularn restaurant i am certain we would of spent hours searching for a place to eat.
Coincidently enough the girl who approached us with a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel London St James
Just returned from a 4-night stay at the Sofitel St. James. It's in a wonderful location, across Pall Mall, near the British Tourist office. We arrived very early in the morning, so our room was not available, but the desk clerk quickly offered to allow us to use the spa so that we could take a shower before heading off to our meetings. This was a great suggestion, and while in this tiny spa area, we took in a lovely steam bath as well -- just the ticket after a long flight. Once refreshed, we headed off to have breakfast, but decided to go elsewhere when we saw that a croissant was 9 pounds! Not to worry: a cute, local coffee shop, Mario's, was just down the street and we headed there for a great espresso.
Excellent and Expensive
This is a beautiful new hotel built into a grand old bank building. The location, in Waterloo Place, is fantastic: close to the National Gallery, Mayfair and the theater district but away from the crowds in Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. My standard room on the top floor was smallish with no view, but it was also comfortable, immaculate and completely quiet. The furnishings are attractive, though I had to angle my clothes to get the closet door to close. (If you're on an expense account, splurge on a deluxe room.) The continental breakfast is very good, and includes meats, fish and cheeses. Service is mostly excellent--but it should be darn near perfect at these jaw-dropping prices.
Just stay there!!
What can i say-went on a weekend theatre treat for hubbys birthday. The hotel. location staff were all excellant.beautifully decorated with attention to detail-look at The Rose Lounge-even supplying water on bedside table at night. We only had breakfast & this was excellant. Will definately go again- THE MOST COMFORTABLE BED I HAVE EVER SLEPT IN WHEN STAYING AWAY!!.
My daughter and I just returned from a fabulous trip to London. Our stay at the Sofitel St. James was wonderful. The staff treated us like royalty. The concierge(s) were fabulous answering our every question with ease and helpfulness. The location is excellent -walking distance to most things and only a block and a half to the tube station at Picadilly. The rooms are very nice, the shower is delightful and the water set out every evening is a nice touch (along with the slippers by your bed). The beds are so comfortable, especially after a long day of shopping and sightseeing. Everything is new and clean and fresh. Every amenity is thought of--especially the magnifying/makeup mirror in the bathroom. This section of street is extremely quiet at night too. We would stay there again on our next trip.
Fantastic hotel,excellent staff at the sofitel st james london
whilst researching this trip,i was impressed with the revues on trip advisor on this hotel.We stayed for 2 nights over a weekend in Feb 2004.From check in to check out the service was top-notch,the staff were helpfull and well mannered.The food was good and the room service quick.It was expensive but we got a good deal with octopus travel,and we will definetley stay here again.The location is excellent.
Perfect Choice for London.
Great hotel. Fantastic location. The whole place is very stylish without the hyper trendiness that is creeping into the "boutique" hotels. Staff was excellent, cheerful and very helpful. Worth paying for a larger room or junior suite IMO as basic rooms are tight - typical for London. Will definitely stay here again.
Frommer's on-line doesn't even have this EXCELLENT hotel listed and that is a shame. The LOCATION was perfect and the SERVICE was wonderful. We arrived at 7:00 a.m., jet-lagged, with the rain coming down, wondering what we were going to do until the 3:00 p.m. check-in time. They set us up in the radiant Rose Lounge just off the lobby with complimentary newspapers, coffee and (a pot of) hot chocolate. We sipped and read for a relaxing hour and our accommodations were ready!
My husband and I spent one night at the Sofitel St. James on our way
Recommend for Business Travelers, but a few quirks to consider
I stayed at the Sofitel to visit a company in the neighborhood. It was a great hotel overall. The staff were extremely helpful, from the desk people to the concierge. The rooms were really quiet--almost sound proof. The water didn't drain well at all, however, which seems to be a problem in the entire hotel. Nice amenities such as a newspaper every morning, turndown service, water, etc. The workout facilities were sub-par, however. There's only one treadmill and one bike, plus a few random machines. If you're a gym person, find another hotel. The location is great, right near the National Gallery and Trafalgar Square.
I just returned from my very first trip to London in early March 2003 and was very happy with our stay at the The Sofitel St. James. It was PERFECTLY located - Trafalger Square, Piccadilly Circle, Theater District, Leicester Square, Covet Gardens, SoHo, etc. I could not have asked for a better location. Because it recently opened about ten months ago, don't be surprised that no one knows where it is or that they have never heard of it. There definitely are no complaints about this being old or tired. The rooms are very well appointed. The service was superb. The entire staff was very helpful and pleasant. Housekeeping was very attentive and even came one evening after we had accidentally left the Do Not Disturb light on all day. Very attentive indeed. I would definitely stay here again!