Hi all, I hope you are well and in this current crisis we are facing I truly mean that! I wanted to make sure to keep writing during this time as I know many people will be working form home or self-isolating and hopefully this post can offer a little bit of escapism. I love writing travel related posts, they have always been my favourites to create and to share and I want to keep on doing so, even if currently travel and staycations may not be possible. With all that said lets dive straight in with my stay at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
“Panoramic views of Hyde Park and the famous London Skyline are spectacular.”
“The Royal Lancaster London is Hyde Park’s commanding mid-century architectural icon born and built in the swinging 60s. Our happy history has seen us hip, handsome and rolling with the times in our unrivalled London location. Today, here in the 21st century we’re proud of the knowledge and expertise we’ve gained over half a century as one of London’s leading hotels.
We enjoy the liberty of being independent and the opportunity it gives us to express our unique and genuine personality. We take pride in having a conscientious, highly professional and happy team dedicated to delivering outstanding service and ensuring that every guest experience is delightfully memorable. Whether it’s the bees in the hives on our roof, the busy staff in our corridors and kitchens, or every guest that we welcome, ‘we always care’.
We checked into our room at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon. Before going to the room itself I had a bit of a ‘wow’ moment just being in the lobby. A huge open space covered in marble with gold details – it really does put you in that luxurious mindset! Once checked in and talked through the various offerings within the hotel (three restaurants offering a varity of different cuisines) we headed up to our room on the 15th floor. We were booked into an executive twin room which was a great size and also offered a small lounge area next to the bed which was a great little extra as it allowed us to relax on the sofa with a glass or two of champagne. The room was lovely and spacious, with the bathroom equipped with both a waterfall shower and bath with all the products provided by The White Company. As a whole, the room was really great (the bed very comfy) but my favourite part was definitely the view. From our room you could see over Hyde Park as well as seeing the iconic London skyline in the distance including the London Eye, BT Tower and The Shard! Most rooms offer a fantastic view of London which is something that really sets this hotel apart from the rest.
One thing that really stood out during our stay was that all the staff really went that extra mile to make our time at the Royal Lancaster one to remember. We were treated to Champagne on arrival which was really special and allowed both mum and I to sit back and take in the view. We also opted from room service when it came for breakfast the next day – something we don’t usually do but I’m so glad we did! Mum was travelling home shortly after so we wanted to really fill our boots and have lots of hearty breakfast foods that would keep us full throughout the day. We ordered it for 8.45am and it arrived bang on time. We chose a range of cooked breakfasts – a full english and smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, along with a fruit bowl and some freshly baked pastries. Topp offing it all off with some coffee and fruit juices, it really was the best way to start the day and to finish off our stay at the hotel.
I’ve mentioned many times before but I really do love a staycation. Be it in London of further afield in the UK, it’s sometimes just really lovely to have some time-out and a little bit of luxury without having to travel. The Royal Lancaster really made us feel at home and truly looked after us. Both mum and I have said we’d definitely stay there again. Not only are the views incredible but it’s also really easy to get to, being a mere 30 second walk from Lancaster Gate station. Overall it was a great experience and a hotel I would 100% recommend. I hope you enjoyed this post and if you’re needing a bit of escapism during these times – I’ve got tonnes of content on the blog waiting to be read and daily musing over on my Instagram stories! Stay safe and I’ll see you soon!