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The May Fair

Stratton Street, London, England, UK
Neighborhood: Mayfair

17.5

  • Rooms : 17.5
  • Service : 17.5
  • Public Spaces : 17.5

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From £146 (approx. $246)
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In London, the hotel world’s majorest of major leagues, even the big chains know which way the wind is blowing — away from that fusty manor-house look, and toward something altogether more clean-lined and contemporary. Nobody’s about to mistake the old May Fair for the Sanderson, but after a top-to-bottom £70m renovation, it’s looking shockingly up-to-date.

It’s plain they’ve learned some lessons from the new breed of design hotels: the May Fair Bar is stylish and modern, packing in a hip West End crowd. Quince, a modern European restaurant with Moroccan influences, forgoes the usual formality of five-star dining for a more casual shared-plate approach, while the Cigar Room, encased in stainless steel mesh that allows the space to breathe, offers a nicely curated selection of rare and fine hand-rolled cigars. Upstairs, the bedrooms are still oversized and as luxurious as they come, and now they’re utterly modern too, slightly minimalist in muted earth tones. And of course they’re packed with all the modern must-haves, from forty-inch Samsung Smart TVs to high-end bath products.

A 201-seat private screening room is a rarity, to be sure, but the May Fair’s spa is its crown jewel. It’s vaguely Asian in design (as are all spas these days) and completely over-the-top — the best place for a mud bath after a long day of splashing cash all over the West End. Or all over the hotel — the May Fair’s own Palm Beach Casino is among the biggest in town, and its atmosphere of old-world glamour is an inducement to high-stakes playing.

How to get there:

The May Fair Hotel is just minutes from the Green Park 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 roundtrip fares from £32. By black cab, The May Fair Hotel is approximately a 45-minute ride from Heathrow Airport (depending on traffic) and costs approximately £60.

This hotel includes the following special privileges for Plus Members only:
  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • Welcome Card & Fruit Plate
  • Guaranteed 11 am check-in
  • Complimentary access to May Fair Spa (Sauna Steam & Relaxation Room - a value of 25 GBP per day)
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  • The May Fair
  • Stratton Street
  • London, England, UK
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair

Hotel amenities and services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Spa

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