Despite an enviable location in central London a mere 10-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus, "the most immediate and lasting impression as a guest at Dukes is the silence", says The Daily Mail -- a sentiment (quietly) echoed by reviewers and guests alike.
Duke's is discreetly tucked away in a private courtyard in the exclusive neighborhood of St James's, the soft glow of its entrance beneath a billowing Union Jack.
Awarded four stars by Forbes in 2013 and winner of The AA Hotel of the Year in 2013/2014, Dukes was also named Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel at the European Travel Awards 2012. It is rumoured Princess Diana found refuge from the limelight, and James Bond author Ian Fleming did his cocktail research.
If you fancy a "shaken-not-stirred" experience of your own, be sure to pack your little black dress or lounge suit: formal attire is not out of place at Dukes Bar, where head barman Alessandro Palazzi dispenses bon mots and peerless martinis in equal measure. Also worth a visit is the Cognac and Cigar Garden, which is open year-round.
As you take the old-fashioned lift upstairs to one of Dukes's 90 rooms and suites, you'll discover "fresh and uncluttered" interiors (The Michelin Guide) and complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water, and you get hand-made chocolates at turndown.
On-site restaurant Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham holds no fewer than three AA Rosettes and offers superb modern British cuisine. Work it off at the compact wellness suite on the lower level, complete with Technogym equipment, lockers, steam rooms and a beauty treatment room.
From the press:
"007's creator may no longer prop up the bar, but step inside this iconic Mayfair hotel, and you'll find a spoil-yourself treat -- in a central London location that can’t be beat" -- Cosmopolitan
"The basement restaurant offers a modern menu, with dishes that are original in look and elaborate in construction" -- The Michelin Guide
"A Mayfair institution, it wears its boutique label with pride, and provides the sort of glamorous, cosseting luxury you might hope for in this part of town" -- The AA Restaurant Guide
"The most immediate and lasting impression as a guest at Dukes is the silence" -- The Daily Mail
by Krystina Mitchell
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception
Baby-sitting service (fees apply)
Complimentary shoe shine service
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
iPad on request
iPod/iPhone docking station
Video games on request
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Off-street parking (fees apply)
Parking (fees apply)
Public car park (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children under 16 stay free of charge when sharing parents' room, using existing bedding and in Luxury Room or higher category only; breakfast is not included.
Children aged 16 and over are charged at adult rate: £60 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout. Cot/crib for children under 2 available on request, free of charge in Dukes Rooms or higher category only.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Green Park station is 500 metres from the hotel and is connected to the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. The journey from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports will take around an hour.
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