Cafe Royal Hotel - Luxury Design hotel in London
The historic Cafe Royal hotel has undergone a complete makeover, and now ranks among London's most fashionable accommodations
Closed in 2006, the historical Café Royal Hotel underwent a complete rebuild to reopen in late 2012. No expense nor detail was spared, with the marble in each bathroom alone rumoured to cost upwards of £50,000. Even the wood floors, sourced from England, are not lacquered in order to enhance their natural appeal. For a 160 bedroom hotel it is blessed with a number of amenities that would normally only be found in a larger property including a 18m swimming pool, soon to be two restaurants, two bars and a café.
Generously equipped for a 160 bedroom hotel, the Café Royal has one (soon to be two in 2014) restaurant, two bars, a patisserie and one of the best spas in London
The Ten Room
The heart of the hotel, The Ten Room offers informal British all day dining. The historic dining room has been restored to combine both original art deco details and new modern additions. Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon tea are served.
The Café Royal is the first and only hotel in London to house an absinthe themed bar. The striking riveted steel bar takes the centre stage amongst the understated room. Uniquely shots are served from the steady drizzle of an Absinthe fountain.
One of the most remarkable dining rooms in London, it is festooned in Louis XVI-style gold, frescoed ceilings and gilt-edged mirrors. Despite its ornate finish the room is a relaxed venue offering informal all day dining as well as DJ booth for the later hours.
Beautifully carved from golden Sienna marble, The Café serves up a menu of light dishes, cakes, pastries and chocolates that are created fresh by its executive pastry chef Andrew Blas every day. The café overlooks London’s regent street providing a great rest bite from shopping.
Complete with an 18 metre pool, steam room, Jacuzzi and sauna the completely marble clad Café Royal Hotel’s Akasha spa is one of the best in London. Its six treatment rooms, including a double suite, provide bespoke treatments plus there is a private Hamman and cleansing Vichy shower.
The Rooms and Suites
The Café Royal hotel’s 160 rooms and suites have all been strikingly designed with space in mind. Each room, even the smallest, comes with a lobby for guests to store their luggage, keeping the living space clutter free. Rooms are extremely well equipped too, each one has a Nespresso machine, Bang and Olufsen entertainment system and solid marble bathtub.
Portland Guest Rooms | 35sqm
Lined with exposed Portland stone, mirroring the buildings architecture, the Portland rooms are a very dramatic space. Their fumed oak floors soften the impact of the walls, along with the upholstery that is finished in warm, welcoming colours. The Carrara marble bathrooms all have rainfall showers, TV mirror screens and heating flooring and walls.
Portland Deluxe Rooms | 40sqm
Much alike their guest room counterparts with their stand out design, the Deluxe Rooms have plenty of natural light. They all feature one piece marble bathtubs and separate rain showers.
Mansard Guest Rooms | 32sqm
In the eaves of the hotel the Mansard rooms are panelled with fumed English Oak. They combine modern design with classic natural materials. The Carrara marble bathrooms all have rainfall showers, TV mirror screens and heating flooring and walls.
Mansard Deluxe Rooms | 40sqm
Also in the eaves of the hotel the Deluxe Rooms have views across the central London rooftops. Their natural finish is designed to provide a calming environment, their bathrooms meanwhile feature one piece marble bathtubs and separate rain showers.
Junior Suites | Pantry | Butler | 52sqm
Available in either the aforementioned Mansard or Portland styles, the Junior Suites offer a large, open plan space with an almost apartment like feel. Each one comes with a generous seating area with a sofa, arm chair and coffee table. The suites also have a small pantry.
Westminster Suites | Pantry | Butler | 61sqm
Also available in either rusticated Portland stone or fumed English Oak the Westminster Suites offer an open plan space with views over Piccadilly Circus and the Houses of Parliament from their large windows. The large rooms include lounge style seating, a work station and dressing area.
Glasshouse Suites | Pantry | Butler | 66sqm
The modern Glasshouse Suites also offer the choice between the wood or stone finishes, complemented with bold Art Deco furniture. All the amenities apply from the previous category.
Regent Suites | Kitchen | Butler | 90sqm
The Large Regent suites, in the hotels Portland stone finish, have views over Piccadilly Circus, Westminster and Regents Street from their large French windows. The suites extra space houses a kitchen and walk-in wardrobe. Meanwhile the exceptional Carrara marble bathrooms have a huge solid stone standalone bathtub at their centre.
Oscar Suite | 1 or 2 Bedroom | Kitchen | Butler | 108sqm+
Nestled in the hotels eaves the oak wood panelled Oscar suite has picturesque views over London’s rooftops. The contemporary living room comes complete with a Sienna marble dinging table where food from the suites kitchen can be served. The large bedroom, has ample storage in its open wardrobes.
Marquis Suite | 1 bedroom | 81sqm
The Historic suites, true to their name, contain various references to the hotels glamorous past. The Golden walled Marquis Suite used to be the boardroom of the County Fire Office – its original grand Edwardian Maple fire place adds drama to its living room.
Club Suite | 2 bedroom | 105sqm
The 2 bedroom Club suite meanwhile has an ornate living room containing the hotels original mirrors and restored red and gold gildings. With mock Tudor panels and Jacobean the Tudor Suite overspills with character. Centred on its monumental 17th century fireplace the suite also features a beautiful marble green dining table and green velvet sofa. Plus there is a separate screening room.
Celestine and Empire Suites | 2 Bedroom | Kitchen| Dining Room* | Butler |178-212sqm
Combining historic details with contemporary design, the Celestine and Empires suites are the largest in the hotel. Each one has golden walls and grand windows overlooking Regents Street. The Empire suite has a separate dining room.
The Dome Suite | 1 – 3 Bedroom | Terrace | 121sqm
Created under the copper domed rotunda of the original building the Dome suite is a unique circular space that has been transformed into one of the best entertainment suites in London. An oversized mirror ball, spectacular concert standard speakers flood the spherical room with sound. Outside is just as remarkable with its 85sqm terrace overlooking Piccadilly Circus and beyond.
Bluebird's Favourite Feature:
A world away from the heaving Piccadilly Circus above, Café Royal houses one of London’s top Holistic Wellbeing retreats. The cavernous stone walled space houses a generous 18m swimming pool, six treatment rooms and a private hamman.
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