The Dorchester - London, England - 5 Star Luxury Hotel

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Rooms & Suites: 250

One of the world's most iconic hotels, The Dorchester opened in a swirl of art deco glamour in 1931.

Situated on Park Lane, the 250 rooms and suites are individually decorated in a classic English residential style and offer elegant views of Hyde Park. Both informal and formal dining is available to guests in The Promenade, The Bar and The Grill. China Tang serves traditional Cantonese cuisine while two Michelin star Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is one of London's finest French dining experiences. The Dorchester Spa reopened in May 2009 after a six month £3.2 million expansion and renovation. For many of the world's heads of state, celebrities, and industry leaders, The Dorchester has become a "home away from home" in London. The highest level of personalized service, with three members of staff per guest room, combined with discreet, friendly efficiency and the latest technology, make The Dorchester one of the most sought-after London addresses. All bedrooms are individually decorated in a comfortably luxurious English country-house style. Each features an Italian marble bathroom, many with natural lighting, and the deepest bathtubs in London. In addition, this historical hotel boasts an ideal location, overlooking the expanses of Hyde Park, yet close to prestigious shops and the theater district. Located in the heart of historical Mayfair in the very centre of London's -West End- opposite Hyde Park, within walking distance of top end shopping areas of Knightsbridge, Oxford Street and Bond Street. Walking distance from Hyde Park Station, Marble Arch Station and Green Park Station. Walking distance to Piccadilly, theatre district, St. James Park, Green Park and Buckingham Palace. Main museums e.g. Victoria and Albert, The Science Museum, The British Museum, The National Museum are only 10 to 15 minutes by taxi away. Many embassies are within walking distance or within 10 minutes distance by taxi. The City-financial district- and Canary Wharf-financial- are 20 minutes by taxi 30 mins. by Underground.


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Accolades & Articles

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A-List - Luxury Travel Magazine Award

Trip Type

Business Meeting, Romantic Getaway, Wedding

Insider Tips

Elizabeth Taylor often resided at the iconic Dorchester Hotel where one suite in the hotel still has an original pink marble bathroom with the initials "RB xxx ET" carved on it during one of her stays there by the mischievous and head-over heels-in-love Richard Burton.


The Dorchester Spa, a health and fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, steam rooms, sauna, whirlpool, and a range of therapies including massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology.


London-Heathrow International Airport (LHR)

Airport Distance

30 minutes

High Season

May through October