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Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Grange St. Paul's Hotel

I recently enjoyed a Saturday night stay at the Grange St Paul's Hotel, a luxury 5-star hotel overlooking the iconic St. Paul's Cathedral. I chose this hotel because it has excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, a rooftop bar (I love a good rooftop bar!) and I wanted to stay somewhere central.

The Lobby
I arrived at Mansion House station mid-afternoon and made my way to the hotel with the assistance of good old google maps. It took me about 10 minutes to get there, although I was distracted by the magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral en route, and I paused to take some photos. The exterior of the hotel fits in with London's business district, and there were doormen in smart uniforms who greeted guests upon their arrival.


The lobby has a futuristic feel, and a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers to welcome hotel guests. I love bird of paradise flowers, so it was a nice surprise to be welcomed by this lovely display!
Whilst I was at the check-in desk, I requested a room with a view of St. Paul's Cathedral, which was kindly arranged for me at no extra cost. I was given the option of having any extra costs charged to my room, provided with two room key cards, directed towards the lift and wished a pleasant stay. Check-in was quick, efficient and friendly. So far, so good! 

The Bedroom
I took the central lift to the 4th floor, excitedly anticipating what the room would be like. It was huge! The bed was very comfortable and the amenities were excellent, as you'd expect with a 5-star hotel.

The floor to ceiling window showed off the fantastic view of St Paul's Cathedral. I doubt that there are many hotels in London with a view as great as this.
I loved the dressing gowns, slippers and Ajala Spa toiletries. The hotel has a stunning Ajala Spa, and a private Health and Fitness Club with gym and 18m swimming pool. I didn't have the opportunity to enjoy these facilities on this occasion, but they certainly looked great.
The Restaurants
The hotel has a glass Atrium, housing a variety of bars and restaurants where you can drink and dine at your convenience. I didn't actually eat at the hotel, but there were two different restaurants to choose from, serving Japanese and international cuisine, a breakfast lounge, and a Starbucks coffee lounge.

The Bar
We relaxed with a champagne cocktail at  Silks, a modern cocktail lounge where you can enjoy a variety of cocktails, champagnes, spirits and wines. I had a champagne cocktail, and my friend ordered a lychee champagne cocktail. My champagne cocktail had cognac in it, which gave it a bit of a kick!

The hotel staff explained that the rooftop Sky Bar was available for private hire only. However, as the bar had not been booked, we were welcome to take our drinks up to the Sky Bar and enjoy the fantastic views...end enjoy them we did!


Verdict
I absolutely loved the Grange St. Paul's Hotel. The service, facilities and location are excellent, and the views are stunning.

Where's your favourite place to stay in London? 
I'd love to hear if there's anywhere in particular that you'd recommend. 
Thank you for reading! Angharad x
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6 comments

  1. This one truly looks luxurious! You picked a really nice hotel to stay at. I'm sure it's worth it! <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // FROM BORACAY WITH LOVE

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  2. It was lovely, thank you Shaira. Angharad x

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  3. What a fantastic review Angharad! I've always wondered what the Grange is like inside as some work colleagues of mine used to stay there when visiting from overseas. I had no idea they had a rooftop bar either and such fantastic views of St Paul's! I hope you enjoyed your weekend in London - it looks like you did :) xx

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! I'm glad this has given you an idea of what the hotel is like :) Angharad x

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  4. That view of St. Paul's is absolutely gorgeous!! I'm so jealous of your trip!

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    1. Hi Courtney! The view was certainly impressive. Have a great week :) Angharad x

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