Inside London’s most expensive hotel rooms

17 Jan 2018

Got a spare £25k knocking about? Then we've got a room for you.

Time for a little snoop around London's most exorbitantly, outlandishly, eye-wateringly expensive hotel rooms.   

The Royal Suite at The Lanesborough

Price: from £25,000 per night

In a nutshell: Regency splendour 

What’s the vibe? Swathes of gold leaf, glittering chandeliers and period handcrafted furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out over Buckingham Palace Gardens for an appropriately regal edge. 

What do you get? Space – there are a whopping seven bedrooms here. Top-drawer extras include a 24-hour personal butler and a kitchen to put him to work in, a mahogany dining table, an imposing private study, and a snazzy tablet device to control the climate and hi-tech entertainment systems. 

Still not impressed? Arrive in chauffeur-driven style courtesy of the hotel’s Rolls-Royce Phantom, available any time during your stay.

The Sterling Suite at The Langham

Price: from £25,000 per night

In a nutshell: Understated elegance 

What’s the vibe? This sprawling 6-bedroom penthouse doesn’t go for glitz – serene and sophisticated are the watchwords. Its eclectic design features a marble fireplace in the living room, hand-painted chinoiserie panels in the bedroom and Murano glass light fittings.

What do you get? A CCTV-monitored private entrance to start with. There’s also a gleaming white baby grand piano in the lounge, a private media room and a 24-hour butler who can whip up a snack in the pantry.

Still not impressed? Kick back in the ultra-chic Langham Club, which offers free breakfast, afternoon tea and an endless supply of champagne.

The Royal Penthouse at Corinthia Hotel London

Price: from £22,000 per night

In a nutshell: Modern opulence 

What’s the vibe? It’s hard not to be awed by the grandeur of this 2-level suite, from its marble-floored lobby to the dramatic chandelier that hangs over a sweeping circular staircase. Mirrored walls, leather shelves and onyx-lined bathrooms offset the hand-made furnishings. 

What do you get? Plum perks include a roof terrace that looks out on top London landmarks Big Ben and the London Eye, a 10-seater dining table framed by a rippling wall of mirrors and a private spa room. Complimentary chauffeured car service and a private butler are included as standard. 

Still not impressed? The room has its own elevator and a walk-in wine cellar.

The Apartment at The Connaught

Price: from £16,800 

In a nutshell: Cosmopolitan chic 

What’s the vibe? There’s something pleasingly soothing about this David Collins-designed luxury bolthole, styled in hues of soft blue and purple. Antique and contemporary artworks mix with bespoke textiles, leather-lined cabinets and a custom-made fireplace cut from flecked marble. 

What do you get? High-end Mayfair spreads before you from the suite’s two landscaped terraces, but there are plenty of indoor treasures too including a double-height sitting room, a silk draped 4-poster bed, dining space for eight, and a butler on call 24 hours a day. 

Still not impressed? Bookworms will enjoy the in-room library offering novels, art history books and a pick of limited edition tomes.

Royal Suite at Claridges

Price: from £8,000 

In a nutshell: Victorian grandeur 

What’s the vibe? Tradition is stamped all over these quarters, suitably in keeping with the hotel’s venerable reputation. An entrance hall in brooding deep red, ornate wall mouldings and richly patterned rugs recreate stately 19th-century living. 

What do you get? The suite’s centrepieces are its sumptuous drawing room with marble fireplace and Edwardian furniture, plus a 10-seater dining room hung with French architectural prints. A 24-hour personal butler service and transfer from the airport in a Mercedes S Class are thrown in for good measure. 

Still not impressed? England’s musical heritage gets a look-in – the living room houses a grand piano that once belonged to Victorian theatrical impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte.

Dome Penthouse at Hotel Café Royal

Price: from £14,000 

In a nutshell: Rock 'n' roll luxe

What’s the vibe? The perfect pad to indulge your rock star fantasies, this circular space is set under the hotel’s striking copper domed rotunda. A fabulously glossy emerald-green screen divides the polished quarters into three, which include bedrooms panelled in fumed English oak and bathrooms clad in creamy blocks of Carrara marble. 

What do you get? An impressive outside space – two elegant stone terraces with dreamy views over London’s rooftops to Piccadilly and Westminster. There’s also a 6-seater dining table, a butler’s pantry and a crescent-shaped sofa from which to watch the cinema-style screen. 

Still not impressed? A DJ sound system and dazzling LED lights that project onto the ceiling make this prime for all-night partying.

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