One Aldwych

1 Aldwych, London, England
Covent Garden/Holborn

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18.5
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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

The London hotel scene these days is all flash interiors and decadent comforts, a sort of arms race of bold design and lavish luxuries. No hotel can compete in this market without designer-dressed staff, the obligatory Frette linens and whimsically outsize furniture, and a hotel without a happening bar scene is like a day without sunshine (though the inappropriateness of the metaphor with regards to the English climate is duly noted).

At first glance one could mistake One Aldwych for just another entry in the luxe-boutique competition—but that would be like your nephew hearing John Lennon for the first time and thinking it sounds a bit like Oasis. The difference is that One Aldwych has been at it longer than the new kids, and brings to the table some unique and idiosyncratic charms that today’s committee-designed chain boutiques would never have thought of.

The building itself, for one, is a listed 1907 Edwardian landmark, originally home to the Morning Post—try as they might, no converted warehouse or renovated apartment block would quite match it. But only the most perverse architectural fetishist would choose a hotel for its facade; more relevant is the fact that the public spaces are just chic enough without screaming for attention, and the rooms are minimalist without seeming cheap, with large beds and plush furniture making up for their (London-standard) less than palatial size.

Not all style-conscious hotels come complete with 18-meter swimming pools and 24-hour gyms, but this one does, and here as upstairs, the design is superb, with none of the beige industrial carpeting or grotty yellowing tiles that mar lesser hotel fitness centers. Executive Chef Dominic Teague oversees the revamped Indigo Restaurant; nearby, the buzzing Lobby Bar scratches the glam-cocktail itch, while the guests-only Lounge at One offers a lower-key place to relax, with all-day dining and a collection of art and design books selected by the designer Paul Smith.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 105 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

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

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Executive Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 258 ft²/24 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • PlanTation bath amenities
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Aldwych Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 258 ft²/24 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • Frette linen brands
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • PlanTation bath amenities
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room - 1 King Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 365 ft²/34 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • PlanTation bath amenities
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Studio Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 516 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • PlanTation bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • Stunning circular room at the apex of the hotel
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Executive Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 721 ft²/67 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • PlanTation bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • Some have private kitchens. Extra bed for £65 +VAT per night
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Suite 500

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 796 ft²/74 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • PlanTation bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • View over The Aldwych, private gym, guest cloakroom
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

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

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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