We’re talking penthouse suites, residents-only spas and bathtubs with hydro-therapy jets, all within walking distance of your favourite London spots. If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at some of the top joints in the capital, look no further.
If you want to feel like royalty, head to the honey-hued interior of the Royal Suite at the Corinthia Hotel, with its corner roof terrace boasting one of the best views of the London skyline. Behind the grand facade on Whitehall Place, you’ll be whisked to the top of the building in your own private lift, stepping out into a luxurious two-floor suite complete with roof terrace, personal butler and walk-in wardrobe. There are two bedrooms, two sizeable bathrooms and a dining room, a lounge, a second living room and a private study. The bathrooms are opulent, with a built-in TV in the bathtub and a walk-in rain shower, not to mention your own private spa suite, where you can request treatments. Additional services are second to none, with 24-hour in-room dining, fresh flowers, daily newspapers and access to a private wine collection. With complimentary use of the ESPA Life facilities – including swimming pool, sauna and steam room – it’s unlikely you’ll be tempted from your suite at all. But if you should be, know that you’re just feet away from the glorious St James’s Park, the banks of the Thames and the heart of the city.
High society doesn’t get much higher than this elegant location, right opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace at 41 Buckingham Palace Road. Hotel 41 is one of the grandest hotels with a jacuzzi in the room in London, and its Conservatory Suite is the crème de la crème. Guests can sink into the most opulent of beds in a carved wooden frame beneath a glass roof for fabulous night-sky viewing. Your split-level suite, spread across the penthouse, has a Savoir bed and handmade mattress, a separate lounge area, and not one but two marble bathrooms with rainfall showers. This private paradise also includes a double jacuzzi with whirlpool jets for a luxurious pampering session, plus a selection of luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers (of course). During your stay, the hotel cordially invites you to ‘plunder the pantry’, so take a trip to the Executive Lounge any time you feel peckish for a selection of homemade sweet and savoury treats, afternoon tea or evening canapes. In the hotel you can dine at The English Grill or The Curry Room and wend your way between the three bars.
The Café Royal describes itself as ‘the living room of London’ and has hosted guests including Oscar Wilde, Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill and David Bowie over its 150 years in business. Add yourself to the star-studded list and spend a weekend at this glamorous Regent Street address. There are rooms and suites in all shapes and sizes, from Deluxe Guest Rooms to Signature Suites such as the 2-bedroom Tudor Suite. Junior Suites are a great option for feeling fabulous without breaking the bank, featuring luxuriously large beds, a marble bathtub, a rainfall shower and Bang & Olufsen in-room entertainment systems. The Oscar Suite features a bedroom, living room and kitchen, an all-marble bathroom and a stunning, deep bathtub with a view. The Dome Penthouse, meanwhile, is one of the most exclusive suites on offer. The standout feature here is a glorious wrap-around terrace that catches the sun at almost every hour, with an elegant dining setup and fire pit. Inside, there’s a spacious living zone, a circular master suite and an oversized Ming green bathtub that’s plenty deep and wide enough for two. Downstairs, the Akasha wellness centre has a pool, nine treatment rooms, private hammam, Vichy shower and more.
The Bermondsey Square is fast becoming one of the most popular hotels with a jacuzzi in the room in London. This creative corner of the capital, just south of the river, hosts a weekly antiques market right on the hotel’s doorstep and is also home to a fantastic indie cinema, boutique shops, artisan makers and up-and-coming restaurants. Once inside, you’re heading for the Lucy in the Sky Suite, which is just as luxurious as it sounds. The interior is sleek and modern, with a king size bed, cosy seating area, workspace, fully stocked fridge, deep bathtub and Grohe drench super shower. But what you’re really here for is the breathtaking rooftop terrace with its glass walls for an uninterrupted view, plus the spacious hot tub. It’s best appreciated at sunrise – perhaps sunset if you’re not an early bird – or indeed at night, basking in the twinkle and glow of London’s skyline.