Travel Chatter: Hotel Review - The Cavendish London

I'm trying out something new today. I am going to step foot into the world of travel blogging. I realised recently when planning a trip for later in the year how much I rely on travel bloggers and vloggers for a true insight into the place I am travelling, the places I'm considering staying in and more importantly all the wonderful places I could possibly sample local food!

This year we won't be having one big holiday, but with family and friends to see we are making lots of little trips throughout the UK and Europe. So with lots of hotels and cities to explore I thought this was a good year to dip my toe in the travel blogger water.



To start up with I am reviewing The Cavendish Hotel in London. You may be wondering why, as a London dweller, I was staying in a hotel in London. That is a reasonable question and the answer is decadence to be honest. It is a little treat we started last year to celebrate our anniversary. Rather than buy each other anniversary gifts we use the money to treat ourselves to a little luxury and some good quality time together with the wonders of our wonderful city on the doorstep (rather than 5 zones away).

The Location


Always worth a wonder round Fortnum & Mason - even just to look!
The location is superb for a little weekend getaway or even as a great base for a tourist exploration. Located in Mayfair on Jermyn Street it is the perfect base for any shopper. Literally opposite the hotel, Fortnum & Mason is a wonderful place to start your shopping, as well as all the luxury brands along Jermyn Street. Bond Street is a 10 minute stroll and onto Oxford Street from there, it couldn't be better.

With Piccadilly Circus a stones throw from the hotel you have the Bakerloo and Piccadilly Line on your doorstep for exploring further afield. For the theatre goer there are some great West End options within a nice evening stroll including Les Miserable, Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys.

And to whet your appetite for the London tourist experience Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the National Gallery are all close by.

Service




We were only there one night so we didn't have much direct experience with the staff at the hotel, but those we met were courteous and helpful. The housekeeping staff had, however, gone above and beyond our expectations decorating our room with rose petals to celebrate our anniversary, and leaving a half bottle of champagne with some chocolates. These added extras made our weekend all the more special and were a lovely touch.

Room

We booked a classic double room and to be honest it was on the small size. We don't stay in London hotels very often but this is probably comparable to most central city hotels across the world. It was absolutely fine for a weekend stay in the capital, but I think we would have struggled had we been staying longer as there wasn't really anywhere to store larger suitcases. I also found it quite frustrating that the desk was in front of the full length mirrored wardrobe doors meaning it was hard to check out your outfit haha!



The bathroom was small but perfectly formed with a large shower and kitted out with gorgeous White Company toiletries. I'm surely not the only one who is swayed by a good toiletries selection?! There were also bathrobes and slippers provided which I like to have during a luxury weekend.



The view from the bedroom was stunning, taking in the Shard, the London Eye and Big Ben if you pressed your nose against the window. We did request a higher level room when we booked to make sure we had a great view.



Food




We didn't eat in the hotel in the evening but we did order room service breakfast the following morning. The food was lovely and there was a wide variety of options for a room service breakfast which we've found to be more restrictive in other hotels. The food arrived promptly and was hot. It was a lovely way to finish off our weekend in the City.


I hope you've found this little post helpful if you're looking for somewhere to stay in this beautiful city, or interesting if like me you read travel posts for the fun of it too! I wondered if a hotel room tour video on my You Tube channel would also be helpful for our next trip? Let me know what you think. 
Speak soon x

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