Sofitel London St James

6 Waterloo Place, Westminster, London
St James

Action Bar

18.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
56
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Beautiful tea room and bar

Excellent location

Nice, well-sized rooms

Overall ambience of the hotel is great

Great breakfast buffet despite so-so service.

What the hotel could do better:

Restaurant is interesting but frustrating at times because of weak service and eclectic menu. Nonetheless, I tend to have breakfast there and at least one dinner each trip.

Craig

Stayed September 2014

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Hotel Description

Prepare for a slight case of culture shock — the old Cox’s and King’s bank on the corner of Waterloo Place and Pall Mall, just around the corner from the Picadilly Circus tube station, is now the place to go in London for a little taste of Paris. Today owned by the French Sofitel chain, it’s had a makeover courtesy of designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, and now sports a fine French brasserie overseen by chef Vincent Menager.

Absent is the country-house look of the standard London luxury hotel — this one is contemporary and continental through and through. There is such a thing as five-star luxury without chintz and printed fabrics, and these rooms prove it, outfitted in smart, nearly monochrome color schemes with dark lacquered furniture against muted backgrounds, trading patterned wallpaper for black-and-white photographic prints.

Beneath the Art Deco surface you’ll find all the trappings of a state-of-the-art hotel, technological and otherwise: palatial bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, high-speed internet, spa and massage treatments and a full complement of business services. The Balcon brasserie is a worthy option, a popular spot for a business lunch, and the St. James Bar offers what’s purported to be London’s widest selection of both champagnes and cigars, in a space that’s patterned after Coco Chanel’s 1920s Paris apartment.

How to get there:

Sofitel London St James is a 6-minute walk from the Piccadilly Circus tube station. If you’re arriving from Heathrow Airport, the most convenient transfer option to central London is the Heathrow Express train, which leaves Heathrow Airport every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes to arrive at Paddington Station. One-way fares are available from £18 and round-trip fares from £32. By black cab, Sofitel London St James is approximately a 45-minute ride from Heathrow Airport (depending on traffic) and can cost upwards of £50.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 183 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. Extra beds are available upon request at a charge of 60 GBP per night. Pets are allowed but charges apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. Extra beds are available upon request at a charge of 60 GBP per night. Pets are allowed but charges apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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