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Hotel Review of London’s Flemings Mayfair

Melina Gouveia

THIS QUIET ACHIEVING LONDONER IMPRESSES WITH STYLE, SUBSTANCE AND DEVILISHLY HANDSOME GOOD LOOKS.

Checking-in

Housed in thirteen converted Georgian townhouses, the luxurious Flemings Mayfair is one of the oldest family-owned hotels in London. Originally opened in 1851, Flemings unveiled 129 refreshed elegant bedrooms and suites in its recent $20 million refurbishments.

Part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this intimate property has transformed its interiors under designer Tully Filmer’s discerning guidance.

The result of their contemporary take on glamorous 1930’s décor, turned every high-ceilinged room into peaceful havens in shades of bronze and soft greys, replete with period features and bespoke furniture in silver-stained sycamore.

Flemings Mayfair The Drawing Room


Location

Located off Piccadilly on a quiet street in London’s prestigious Mayfair, Flemings is steps away from Green Park, Bond Street and a short walk from Buckingham Palace.

The hotel’s central location benefits from fantastic transport links, making it perfectly positioned for exploring London’s top tourist attractions, relaxing in a Royal Park or transiting to the main business districts with ease and efficiency.


The Room

The spacious studio suite was stylishly appointed with a king-sized hand-stitched, tufted Mattison bed and Chiswick linen. Unique black and white portraits of famous celebrities by renowned photographer Andy Gotts adorn the walls.

Large windows dressed with thick blackout curtains flood the room with sunshine during the day and let guests sleep in profound silence at night — despite being steps away from Piccadilly.

The suite was situated on the ground floor, benefiting from a landscaped outdoor terrace with bespoke furniture. Having breakfast delivered to the room to dine alfresco in this private tranquil space is highly recommended on a crisp London morning.

Flemings Mayfair room

All rooms have Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. Studio suites boast an extra touch of luxury with mini gin ‘honesty’ bars offering guests complimentary self-serve tipples. Each bar contains five premium gins, with traditional mixer ingredients such as tonic, vermouth and Campari.

Also provided along with cocktail making equipment, are recipe cards, and advice on signature serves to make the perfect Negroni or dirty martini.

The tastefully designed bathroom featured underfloor heated mosaic marble floors, a combined bathtub with glass-partitioned rainfall shower, and botanical-based T London toiletries. Fluffy bathrobes and slippers are supplied.


Dining

The hotel’s signature 85-seat restaurant, Ormer, expertly executes flavours from Jersey’s seashore by the Michelin-starred chef, Shaun Rankin. Opened in September 2016, Ormer quickly earned its justified reputation for its locally sourced seafood dominated menu and exceptional service.

The elegantly designed dining room — which feels like a private club — is lined with dark oak panelled walls, and monochrome Nero Marquina and Carrara marble floors.

Ormer’s global wine list is curated by sommelier Andreas Rosendal ensuring each plate is impeccably paired with the perfect drop. Diners can commence each meal with some fine bubbly from the Champagne and sparkling wine trolley, including cuvée from English estate Nyetimber — rarely found on a London wine list by the glass.

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The restaurant welcomes diners daily for breakfast and Monday to Saturday for dinner.

Features

Guest with cabin fever can retreat to the Drawing Room — the hotel’s newly opened Indian-inspired tearoom that serves light refreshments.

For those needing something stronger, the dark and sultry Manetta’s bar located within Ormer restaurant opens daily at 11 am, is the perfect place to enjoy a clandestine cocktail on company time. Other hotel amenities include a fitness centre, business services and a meeting room.


Verdict

Guests will enjoy the peaceful respite this luxury boutique hotel provides, handily located in the heart of London. Flemings is highly recommended for travellers seeking a sleek designer hotel, whose intimate size offers privacy, discrete service, excellent dining and facilities demanded from an upmarket boutique hotel.

The property caters to loyal, discerning clientele who appreciate the property’s best-kept secret like cachet. Overall Flemings is a superb, quintessentially British hotel with room prices that provides excellent value for Australian travellers.

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