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The Dorchester

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

A wonderful long weekend in a hotel that fully deserves its reputation as one of the top hotels in London. The service was exceptional from beginning to end, with everything made possible and easy. Being given an upgrade was a pleasant and very welcome surprise which made the stay even more memorable. Of course it is a very expensive place... More 

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear paul l, I thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay at The Dorchester. It is a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed the experience and how highly you valued the service from the team here as well as your dining experience in The Grill and afternoon tea in The Promenade. I... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Exqusite hotel. The highest level of service possible. Amazing restaurants and bar reminding you of a time past. Champagne in the Promenade. Greeted immediately at the door and efficient check-in. The room was on a high floor but had no view, that would be the only minus but after staying for 3 nights I never really missed it. Huge bathroom... More 

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear chaig, I thank you for taking the time to leave such kind comments on your recent stay at The Dorchester. I am delighted to read how highly you enjoyed the whole experience including the service at check in, dining in our restaurants and the room you stayed in also. I very much look forward to welcoming you back during... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Amazing experience. Took my fiance for her birthday and could not pick fault with a single thing. Service is amazing (concierge have even helped me since), food great and the room was stunning. Even told reception it was my fiance's birthday and they bought up a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries (on the house) to the room 5... More 

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Sam O, I thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your most recent visit to The Dorchester. I am delighted to read how much you both enjoyed the service, your dining experience and the room you stayed in. I will be delighted to share your kind feedback with the team here and I look forward... More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Just spent a great weekend in town for a friend's wedding. All the arrangements were brilliant including a nice upgrade to a lovely suite due to the special nature of our visit. Flowers for the wedding were prepared and even my favourite Twiglets, which I cannot get at home in Switzerland were waiting for me. Huge plus to have 45... More 

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Schnookie19, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay at The Dorchester. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed the experience and that you had the opportunity to enjoy dining in CUT at 45 Park Lane and how much you appreciated the service especially from the housekeeping team. I will share... More 

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55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I booked The Dorchester for my girlfriends 30th birthday to really impress and it has to go down as the best night and morning ever. Situated in a great location, near enough to all the shops and some great views just a walk away. The reception is fantastic and you are made to feel special as soon as you arrive... More 

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Paul L, I thank you for taking the time out to leave a review of your recent stay at The Dorchester for your girlfriend’s birthday. I am delighted to read how much you both enjoyed the experience including the room you stayed in, the celebratory birthday cake, breakfast and also cocktails in the bar. I will be delighted to... More 

UK
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84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Yet another stay at the Dorchester as good as ever. Considering the amount of time we spend at the Dorchester it is our second home in London. We were treated well from the moment of our arrival, we were upgraded to the top floor suite with a bottle of Alain Ducasse champagne to sooth our relaxing rest in the deepest... More 

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Dorchester, responded to this review

DearBobTaylorUK, I am delighted to read how much you enjoy staying at The Dorchester and that you consider the hotel your second home in London. It is my pleasure to know how much you appreciate the service and the bottle of champagne in your room and how much you also enjoyed breakfast in The Promenade as well as the service... More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Staying at The Dorchester was a wonderful experience. The room was perfect and the customer service was incredible. I had the most amazing food and wine. I really look forward to staying at this hotel again in the future.

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Roland_Fasel, General Manager at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Natalie O, I thank for taking the time to leave a review of your most recent visit to The Dorchester. It is my pleasure to read how much you enjoyed the experience especially the service and also the food and wine. I will share your kind comments with the team here and I look forward to welcoming you back... More 

North Texas
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Just returned from a week long girls trip to London and was fortunate to stay at The Dorchester. The location is good. Who doesn't love the Mayfair area? It is a quick walk to Buckingham Palace, Harrods and more. We were upgraded to a junior suite which afforded us a lot more space both in our room and the bathroom... More 

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John S, Manager at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear TravelGal_NT, I am delighted to read your kind review on your recent visit to The Dorchester and it is my pleasure to hear how much you and your friend enjoyed your stay with us. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay including your room, breakfast in The Promenade, drinks in The Bar as... More 

UK
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64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

After having been persuaded by friends to give The Dorchester another try I'm glad we did. Everyone deserves a second chance. This time I could not fault the service that I received from each and every member of the Dorchester team. From check in to check out and in between the service was exemplary. The hotel is placed in a... More 

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John S, Manager at The Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear hoissunski, I am delighted to read that you were persuaded to return to The Dorchester and how much you enjoyed your second experience. It is my pleasure to read how highly you valued the service from our team as well as the location and that you had the opportunity to enjoy a run in Hyde Park. I look forward... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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96 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

If you love your room to have a 1930s feel to it then you will love The Dorchester. Personally I think its a little too old fashioned. But the bathrooms are nice and the service is top class. Also The Promenade is beautiful and the bar and choice of restaurants is pure 5 star class!! Location is perfect and if... More 

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Dear RNdinner, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent experience at The Dorchester. It is my pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your visit and that you had the opportunity to enjoy The Promenade and The Bar during your stay. I will be delighted to pass on your comments to everyone here and... More 

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Staying in Mayfair

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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Promenade at The Dorchester
The Promenade at The Dorchester
Cuisines: European, British, International
The Grill at The Dorchester
The Grill at The Dorchester
Cuisines: European, British, Grill
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Cuisines: French, European, Contemporary
China Tang at The Dorchester
China Tang at The Dorchester
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dorchester occupies the most prestigious acre and a half of real estate in the world, in the heart of Mayfair overlooking the glorious green expanse of Hyde Park. The preferred hotel of British society, The Dorchester embodies the highest service values whilst its design and character exude 1930s glamour with a contemporary edge. Prized for its spacious and beautifully designed rooms and suites, The Dorchester’s restaurants and bars - Alain Ducasse, China Tang, The Grill and The Promenade – also attract Londoners and the glitterati alike. The Dorchester Spa was recently transformed to create the most desirable and indulgent pampering destination in London with a uniquely named Spatisserie for tea and cake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Dorchester

Address: 53 Park Lane | Mayfair, London W1K 1QA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair
Price Range: $580 - $1,733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Dorchester 5*
Number of rooms: 244
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Also Known As:
The Dorchester Hotel London
Dorchester Hotel London
Dorchester London
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in London
#37 Romantic Hotel in London
#37 Luxury Hotel in London
#58 Family Hotel in London
#64 Business Hotel in London
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