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  • What other say about us

    We’re delighted to hear how much our guests appreciate the hard work and attention to detail that goes into making their stay special. Here’s what others have to say about the Connaught.  

    About our hotel  

    "In the newly hip Mayfair district, this landmark brick Victorian has reclaimed the glory of its golden era thanks to a $140 million renovation, creating a sophisticated throwback that no soulless Modernist hotel could ever hope to emulate." "England at its best."

    Travel & Leisure, May 2008 

    "The Connaught in Mayfair is a rarified retreat from the hubbub of fashionable London. Despite the modernity of the refurbishment, the effect is timeless and low-key. "

    House & Garden, April 2008 

    "Equally unique is the introduction of a personal butler for every guest. These discreet supermen will be trained to tailor your days and nights seemlessly, and to shake superb cocktails when you host and intimate in-room party. If you feel like putting on your shoes for your whiskey sour, the Coburg Bar has 250 premium and rare spirits on its drinks menu, while being sumptuous and jewel-like enough to satisfy the languidly sashying clientele for whom the Connaught is a point on the Scott's/Marc Jacobs/Balenciaga map of Mayfair."

    GQ, April 2008 

    "The reinvigoration of an old, trusted brand into something modern yet resonant of the charming original is something to be applauded. The Connaught then, with its £70 million upgrade is a triumph of good manners and style over brusqueness and a tendency to bodge."

    Tina Gaudin, The Sunday Times, March 2008 

    "The suites have an authentic, intimate sense of a private pied-a-terre: original fireplaces, vast mirror-lined Chinoiserie cocktail cabinets instead of minibars, and numerous antiques (about 60 percent of the Connaught's original inventory has been reintroduced)."

    Departures, March 2008 

     

    Our restaurants 

     

    “In the heart of Mayfair, the Connaught looms in the dark night like a brightly lit ship. From the outside, the golden-hued conservatory gleams like a yellow sapphire. Inside Espelette, th air is scented with sweet incense and bright boughs of berries adorn shiny tables. Fires crackle. Staff appears as effortlessly as in a Noel Coward play. Coats are whisked away with a minimum of fuss. You are greeted like an old friend and led to your table. That’s luxury. The room is curved, its ceiling studded with tiny lights, increasing the on-board-a-luxury-liner sensation. Giant, pale bronze vases are filled with orchids. And dining at Espelette is a great way to spend it.”

    Evening Standard Magazine, November 2008 

     

    “The David Collins – designed bar is the prettiest thing on Mount Street – and given Mount Street’s new credibility as a fashion hub, that’s saying something... But it’s the Helene Darroze restaurant that will knock you for six.”

    Tatler Travel Guide, December 2008 

    “The Restaurant, overseen by the diminutive and much-lauded French chef. HélèneDarroze, who has recently taken over the reins of the hotel’s entire kitchen – from room service to tasting menu – offers yet another world: a little Narnia of culinary delights closeted within gleaming mahogany panelling and cocooned in plump, plush golden upholstery. Hélène comes from a long pedigree of French chefs going back four generations, and she certainly knows her own mind when it comes to details. She has overseen the choice of everything from the single elegant platinum plates that decorate each table like a work of art, to the very last coffee spoon on the special dessert silverware created by Traditional Arts for the Prince’s Trust.”

    Bentley Magazine, October 2008 

    “Connaught as for me, I loved the fact that I’d be able to get up at noon and still make it to Hélène Darroze in time for lunch. Look, the girl can cook. Instinct, genes – her parents, grandparents and brother have all been cooks – and years spent under Alain Ducasse’s tutelage have developed her exceptional talent, with cooking based on her native Landais cuisine.”

    Tatler, November 2008 

     Our bars 

        

    “From the moment you step through the door on Mount Street and take a sip of a perfect Gin Collins you know that designer David Collins has created something special in London’s Connaught Bar.”

    Belle Australia Style Magazine, January 2009 

    “Designer David Collins has created some of London’s best watering holes – including bars at The Berkeley and Claridge’s  - so his new design for the Connaught Bar had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, its understated elegance is a more than worthy finishing touch to the restoration of the 110-year-old Connaught Hotel."

    Elle Decoration, November 2008 

    "The Coburg Bar is The Connaught hotel’s new destination drinking spot – and is everything you could hope for in a smart hotel bar, sans pretension. Darkly sophisticated (the room was designed by Parisian Designer India Mahdavi) and sinfully comfortable."

    Time Out, May 2008 

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