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Stayed at here for 4 nights during our recent trip to London. First of the place is very conveniently located right next to the Hyde Park Corner Station on Piccadilly Line so, if anything, the trips from and to Heathrow will not require any connections. It is also a short 10 mins walk from Green Park Station where you can interchange with Jubilee and Victoria lines Aside the Tube convenience you are across the street from Wellington Arch, Apsley House and the entrances to Hyde Park and Green Park. If so desired - Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall & Marble Arch (to name a few places) are within short walking distance; even Big Ben can be reached in slightly less than 30 minutes. For the History lovers - the hotel stands on the former site of 145 Piccadilly; Her Majesty the Queen’s former childhood home. Princess Elizabeth, as she was known then, and her parents - the Duke of York (later King George VI), and Elizabeth, (later Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother) moved in 1927 to a town house at this address and lived here until their move to Buckingham Palace in 1937. The place was destroyed during the Blitz and ultimately InterContinental was build on the site.... From the moment we checked in we were treated with utmost care and respect. We arrived about 2 hours before scheduled check-in time and our room was not ready yet. We were given the keys and advised to store the luggage and go explore which is what we did. When we came back probably good 4 hours later - the luggage was in the room and there was a nice card, couple of bottles of mineral water and a small "Happy Anniversary" cake waiting for us on the coffee table (we were celebrating our wedding anniversary) - a very nice gesture. The room (736) was on the 7th floor which is a part of InterContinental Club. It was IMPECCABLE in every way!!!! The view from the balcony was overlooking the Apsley House and the Eastern entrance to Hyde Park. The furnishings comfortable and the king-size bed was extremely comfortable to sleep in, especially after long days filled with lots of walking. The front desk staff was always on hand to take care of anything you desired, the concierge folks were quick to answer any of your questions and provided us with London map and advised us on Peak\off Peak Tube times and the doormen were friendly and courteous. We did not eat at any restaurants on site but looked like they had their own 'following'. The bars were also quite lively in the late afternoon and into the evenings. The day that we checked out they were gracious enough to store our luggage again util we came back to claim it so we could still enjoy the day running around the sites. All-in-all a WONDERFUL experience and I would not hesitate to come back and stay there again if opportunity arises.
"Afternoon Tea Like No Other!"
For me, afternoon tea isn’t just about eating and drinking. It’s an entire sensory experience, in which I get to relax and socialize with my friends while enjoying seasonal delicacies and the finest choices in British tea. Thanks to the magnificent collaboration of Executive Chef Ashley Wells and Edward Bodenham of Floris London, the Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental Park Lane was exactly what afternoon tea should be. Since I love to smell everything before I taste it, I have to admit the combination of distinct flavors infused with natural, herbal scents excited me. I was surprised at how much care was put into how the courses of the Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea were served. We were served a selection of small sandwiches, starting with smoked salmon and bergamot cream cheese in a lemon bread, which was hearty but subtle in flavor, and ending with a strong honey-roasted pumpkin on spinach bread, crumbled with rich and creamy feta cheese. This one was my favorite. After the savory dishes, the sweet scents of summer wafted through, in the form of deliciously decadent desserts. I loved the light flavor of the Jasmine tea cake, and thought it paired nicely with a warm cup of tea. One of my friends was partial to the grapefruit tart and violet cream, as she said the citrus flavor balanced the floral exceptionally. The tea service was delightful, and this is more than just tea and cookies. This truly is a journey, both culinary and fragrant. Between each course, we were served a form of palate cleanser, which made enjoying the next flavor even more intense. The atmosphere of the Wellington Lounge makes the whole experience regal and relaxing. The British summertime speaks volumes to your senses I can only imagine how amazing their Chocolate Afternoon Tea must be!
"One night stay prior to flight"
Extremely rare excellent rating for me, and one night is not a big sample but this is how it is done. Friendly staff, doorman greets you by name, staying on a free night but received a double upgrade on room (IHG Platinum), and the room with a Park Lane view was great, classy decor and features, not a single fault. Fantastically comfortable bed. Highly recommend treating yourself to a stay here, right by Hyde Park tube stop and many dining and shopping options nearby you can walk to and from if you want to. i was totally impressed by the staff and the hotel, A benchmark of excellence in the hospitality/lodging industry.
"Perfect in every way"
We stayed here for my birthday as a special treat and we were not disappointed. On arrival we were upgraded and then asked if we were celebrating anything. We explained it was my birthday and were given advice where to shop! We left our bags as the room wasn't quite ready but we received a call to tell us when it was. After some shopping we returned to the hotel and on arrival in our room found a cake wishing me happy birthday and a card What a personal touch that made our stay so special! The room was beautiful and very comfortable with a view of Hyde Park. Would definitely return.
"Expensive but can't beat the location"
Stayed here one night. Location is brilliant for London. Rooms are very quaintly decorated- not overtly modern but had all the amenities we needed.. Service was good including our little anniversary cake left in our room. Didn't have dinner or breakfast since we were travelling to Heathrow early. If you want a central location with walking distance to most attraction and expensive shopping such as Harrods, this is not a bad place to stay but it is expensive!!!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB)
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM
Period: 7th July – 4th September. Cancellation policy: 100% 2 days prior to arrival. No show: 1 nights charge. Name amendments will be NOT possible on this period.