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Welcome to one of the world's most iconic hotels. Welcome to a place that defines its destination. Welcome to care, to refinement. Welcome to The Dorchester.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Nightclub / DJ
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Marcus N wrote a review 15 Feb
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Every time we go to this hotel the staff and surroundings are world class , last night my wife and I popped in and were met by Simon and Jack in the Vesper bar , although not having been in a considerable amount of time their welcome was like Coming Home ! Service beyond expectation, if that is possible! Thank you so much . Kindest regards Marcus and Kathryn
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Vincent McGrath, Other at The Dorchester
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Marcus & Katrhyn, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience at the hotel. We are thrilled to hear that your recent visit exceeded your expectations once again. It is so great to hear that Simon and Jack made you feel like coming home. They will delighted to receive your appreciation. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Richard Newell Director of Food & Beverage The Dorchester
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Jace D wrote a review 15 Feb
London, United Kingdom62 contributions103 helpful votes
Absolutely flawless stay. Check-in was swift, the team took us to our room personally. The service was like that of royalty. The rooms are newly refurbished, with the latest in tech, no need to bring international sockets. I loved Vespa Bar and also we did breakfast in The Grill - wow those croissants with matcha filling. The most incredible stay in London. We'll be back
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Vincent McGrath, Other at The Dorchester
Responded 6 days ago
Dear JaceDowo, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback with us. We are so glad to hear that your stay at The Dorchester was flawless and exceeded your expectations. It is also so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your dining experiences at Vesper Bar and The Grill. Their croissants indeed are delightful! We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable stay in the future! Best Regards, Richard Newell Director of Food & Beverage The Dorchester
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Bob B wrote a review 08 Feb
Yorkshire, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent the weekend in London and I took my lovely wife to The Dorchester Hotel for afternoon tea as she has always wanted to experience a top class venue. The moment we arrived at the hotel, the staff are amazing and highly professional. They certainly know how to treat everyone with respect and are in our opinion the ultimate professionals in the hotel trade. The afternoon tea simply delicious and amazing. The people watching was on another level. What a wonderful afternoon we had. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Richard Newell, Other at The Dorchester
Responded 1 week ago
Dear T6982HHbobb, How wonderful it was to welcome you and your lovely wife to The Dorchester! We are honoured and very happy that your wife was thinking for some time to visit us and experience afternoon tea at The Promenade. I was delighted to learn how much you enjoyed the food and service and it will be an absolute joy for me to share your feedback with all the team of whom I am incredibly proud. Thank you once again for your kind review and I am sending you my personal good wishes as well as those of everyone at The Dorchester. Kind regards, Richard Newell Director of Food and Beverage The Dorchester
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Londontripadviser wrote a review 06 Feb
London, United Kingdom700 contributions296 helpful votes
I came for a dinner for 500 people in the ballroom for Chinese New Year. The place looked amazing and the dragon dance was really fun. The food and wine were good, particularly the pudding. But what brought the whole quality of the Dorchester home to me was that it was jammed packed and bustling and people were everywhere and out of their seats, and the person next to me ordered a decaf coffee. I confess I had absolutely no confidence it was ever going to turn up. But, I’m happy to admit I was wrong and a few minutes later, there it was. This sounds like a small thing, but it’s not.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Londontripadviser, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of your recent visit to the Dorchester for Chinese New Year event. We are so glad to read how much you enjoyed the dragon dance and the event itself. Your comments about wines and food, especially pudding highlighted are very much appreciated. I will be delighted to pass your compliments to our culinary team. I particularly enjoyed reading your comments about the service of decaf coffee. I couldn't agree more! .... small details are so important in exceeding guests expectations and in creating special memories. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Dorchester in the near future. My very best wishes, Richard Newell Director of Food and Beverage The Dorchester
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Syaf R wrote a review 04 Feb
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Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester was lovely with a fabulous service. I can’t fault anything from arrival until we leave, a warm welcome by the hostess, asked if we would like anything to be kept in the cloakroom and we did and was handed an envelope with a tag in it for pick up later. Seated to a nice corner table with a full view of the Promenade, it is an amazing place to be in. Promptly attended by Anuar, a charming waiter who knows how to treat a handbag as much as human :-) He understands what luxury is. Food presented and explained well, sandwiches were tasty, scones is to die for but I don’t fancy the pastry much other than the mille feuille. Tea was topped up regularly and was offered a different choice of tea pairings during different courses. Thank you to every staff member including the pianist and the culinary team at the Dorchester, you did very well indeed. I would like to highlight the service by Anuar, he understood what luxury is, engaging without being intrusive, intelligent too and he provides an attentive and a great service. Anuar should be the ambassador of what luxury service is by the Dorchester.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Richard Newell, Other at The Dorchester
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Syafr2024, What a truly delightful review to receive! Thank you for choosing The Promenade at The Dorchester for an afternoon tea experience. I'm thrilled that the afternoon tea experience you had was exceptional. Your compliments about the sandwiches and scones and our tea offerings are truly appreciated. Our culinary team works hard to create unique and delicious offerings, and I'm am sure they will be pleased to hear your kind words. I am also pleased you were looked after so attentively by our great team of service professionals. We will ensure your comments are shared with the team especially Anuar and I know he will be so touched to have been mentioned in your review. We do hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back to The Dorchester in the near future. Kind regards, Richard Newell Director of Food and Beverage The Dorchester
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Bridget S wrote a review Jan 2024
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We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea to celebrate a significant life event. All the staff were gracious and attended to us with great care. We luxuriated over a bottle of champagne and shared a giggle with Anaur (who balanced humour and high service like the pro he is!). Thank you all for making an important day even more special. Memory for life.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Richard Newell, Other at The Dorchester
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Bridget, We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to write us a positive review. We aim to put people at the heart of everything we do. So, it’s lovely to receive your recognition that, as a company, we’re doing our customers proud. I will happily share your kind comments with Anuar, he will be thrilled to know that he was able to create a memorable experience for years to come. Thank you again. Kind regards, Richard Newell Director of Food and Beverage The Dorchester
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Dahashila D wrote a review Jan 2024
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We love Afternoon Tea and my friend decided to bring me/return to the Dorchester for my birthday, we’ve been there many years ago as we also like to check out their just finished refurbishment of their lobby/Promenade and it looks fantastic. It is not busy as the festive season is over and it’s dry January but not for us, we’re celebrating ! Arrived at the host, received a warm welcome and promptly seated to our table at a very nice corner and can hear the piano just at the back of our ear which is perfect . Greeted by a charming waiter, Anuar. Sandwiches and scones were delicious although we missed the old Pastrami & Chicken Sandwich on Basil Bread as it’s the tastiest Afternoon Tea sandwich we ever had but we think the pastry lacks creativity and taste and too mousy, it’s just boring. Tea was hot, topped up frequently and refresh without the need to ask for it. The birthday card on the table was a nice touch and the birthday cake was a cute surprise. I would like to highlight the star of the experience today, Anuar, his elegance charming way of engaging with the guest, the way he pour the champagne .….. plus he took a great pictures too ! He’s intelligent and never look at himself as a waiter and that’s what makes him great at what he does, he himself is a ‘brand’ ! What a great personality and a precious asset to the Dorchester. We love the Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester and we’ll be back. Thank you. p/s Can you bring back the Chicken Sandwich on Basil Bread …… ?
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Richard Newell, Other at The Dorchester
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Dahashila, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We were delighted to welcome you and your friend to The Promenade for your birthday and hope you have many happy memories of your visit. We love to hear from our guests, and were so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your afternoon tea. It will be a pleasure to pass on your kind thoughts to the entire team, who do go the extra mile to ensure everything is just perfect for our guests. We wish to thank you in particular for your kind recognition of Anuar - he will be thrilled to have received an individual mention. It is lovely to note how much in the past you enjoyed pastrami & Chicken Sandwich on Basil Bread, as our culinary team work hard to ensure we create new exciting food offerings. Your feedback about delicious sandwiches, scones and pastries have been pass on to our chef. Feedback from our valued guests is always very much appreciated as it allows us to improve our product and guest satisfaction. We hope you will have another opportunity to visit us again very soon! My best wishes, Richard Newell Director of Food and Beverage The Dorchester
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madisarah wrote a review Jan 2024
Paris, France3 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay in the Dorchester was absolutely amazing ! The team is great and fully dedicated to the clients, especially Anuar Hamid and Tan who were lovely with our family every morning at the breakfast !! We come back each year for Christmas and it is always a pleasure to see them !
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Vincent McGrath, Sales at The Dorchester
Responded 17 Jan 2024
Dear madisarah, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay. I am delighted you were well looked after by our team of service professionals and you enjoyed your time in residence celebrating Christmas! Your kind words about your time with us, as well as highlighting Anuar and Tan as memorable colleagues, are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Dorchester in the near future. Many thanks once again. Sincerely, Vincent McGrath Hotel Manager The Dorchester
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marji p wrote a review Jan 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions1 helpful vote
Ignacio and Jascha were the best. Knowledgeable and charming. When we were there someone had come over from the Ritz because she wasn't happy with her martini there and an Englishman next to her told her to go to the Artist Bar. It's beautiful. It has wonderful cocktail list and nice British wine. But the staff make it shine.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Richard Newell, Other at The Dorchester
Responded 15 Jan 2024
Dear 740marjip What a truly delightful email to receive! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It will be my pleasure to pass on your kind words to all those who took such good care of you during your time with us, especially Ignacio and Jascha. I do hope we will be able to warmly welcome you back to The Dorchester again in the future. Kind regards, Richard Newell Director of Food and Beverage The Dorchester
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Karl Hoffer wrote a review Jan 2024
Vienna, Austria5 contributions
Very nice hotel, with very friendly staff. The room was clean and comfortable beds. Location was just perfect. The food was very good to. Thank you so much for such a great stay. Wil go back when coming back to london.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Luca Virgilio, General Manager at The Dorchester
Responded 15 Jan 2024
Dear Y522KPkarlh, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Dorchester, for your brilliant comments, and for awarding us top scores. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and we are pleased you will stay with us again on your next visit to London. Your sincerely, Vincent McGrath Hotel Manager
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R 20,485 - R 23,962 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dorchester
Which popular attractions are close to The Dorchester?
Nearby attractions include Apsley House (0.5 km), Grosvenor Square (0.4 km), and Hard Rock Cafe - Europe (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dorchester?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Dorchester?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Dorchester?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dorchester?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dorchester?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smith & Whistle, The Park Room, and Chesterfield Arms.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dorchester?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Dorchester have airport transportation?
Yes, The Dorchester offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Dorchester?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Dorchester offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Dorchester?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.