The Cavendish

Hotel in London

4-Star Hotel

The Cavendish is a hidden gem of a hotel tucked away in a great location in the St James’s, Piccadilly area of London.

Dating back to the 1800’s this 15 floor, 230 room hotel has a modern and stylish feel to it, offering panoramic views of London from the higher floors.

All the guestrooms are well-equipped with flat screen TVs, Bose sound systems, iPod docks, free Wi-Fi and a personal safe. There are also 3 iMacs available for guests to use in the business area. The beds are extremely comfortable and I like the splashes of colour in the rooms with some being a little more masculine with shades of brown, whilst others have splashes of purple or pink in the bed cushions. There is a good sized work desk and plenty of wardrobe space and draws from Executive level upwards, whilst the lower category rooms don’t have quite as much wardrobe space. One of the things I like is the fact that you get complimentary water in your room each day, which is something I think all hotels should offer.

The modern bathrooms are beautifully decorated with oatmeal coloured granite tiling and Taylor of Bond Street amenities in the suites, Prija in all other rooms. All Executive level rooms upwards have a separate walk in shower and good sized bath tub. Classic and Superior rooms have just a shower. The Junior Suites have huge bathrooms with lots of natural light and his and hers sinks with plenty of storage space underneath.

The two Penthouse Suites on the top floor are wonderfully spacious, comfortable and ideal for longer stays and have huge luxurious bathrooms; you even get your own private balcony. They also both come equipped with Nespresso coffee machines, which gets a big tick in the box from me and the décor is very calming with the use of aubergine colours.

The Cavendish is a family-friendly hotel and has a number of interconnecting rooms including Twin bedded rooms, some with pull out sofa beds plus special children’s' menus, kids’ bathrobes and other amenities including bibs and bottle warmers. Children even get to stay for free in the Executive rooms.

The Lobby Bar is a popular place for guests to meet in the evening, whilst The Lounge on the first floor offers a contemporary twist on Afternoon Tea. The 2 AA Rosette Petrichor Restaurant up on the first floor overlooking Jermyn Street and Fortnum & Masons, offers a traditional English Breakfast and contemporary seasonal British cuisine at lunch and dinner as well as an excellent value 2 and 3 course Pre-Theatre menu.

Whilst the hotel does not have its own gym facilities, guests are able to use an LA Fitness gym and pool just 5 minutes away for a nominal fee.

Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground

Photographs by The Cavendish and Simon Burrell

Reviewer's Rating
Culture / Sightseeing, Shopping, Concerts / Music festival
Services Business Center, Restaurant, Room Service
Dress Code No Policy
Cost Medium
Ambience Quiet, Hidden Gem, Charming, Trendy
Number of Rooms 230 rooms & suites

Room and Suite Categories

Classic Rooms (16-18 m²); Superior Rooms (17-24 m ²), Executive Rooms (27-30 m²); Junior Suites (36-40 m²) and Penthouse Suites (55-63 m²).

Additional Ambience Information

The chic hotel lobby has a certain buzz about it with guests coming and going. The stylish rooms have a warm feel with all the modern amenities.

Additional Price Comments

Take advantage of a special luxury Champagne Break at The Cavendish between 19th September and 30th November 2014 from £189 per night including a bottle of champagne and full English breakfast.

Last updated on 02-10-2015

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