Short stay: The Cavendish, Mayfair, London, UK

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These of you with good reminiscences could recall that I reviewed The Cavendish on a earlier go to again in 2016. Situated within the coronary heart of prestigious Mayfair and Piccadilly, the resort was simply pretty much as good as I remembered: an inviting place to remain within the capital, and appropriate for each enterprise and leisure travellers alike. Buyers will love the proximity of the likes of Fortnum and Mason on the doorstep and a mess of upscale retailers inside straightforward strolling distance.

The welcome

Test-in was fast and painless; environment friendly and welcoming. If there’s one factor I hate about check-in, particularly once I’m travelling on enterprise, it’s a load of pointless form-filling and delays. There was none of that – I used to be served instantly and promptly in a position to make my technique to my room. Bravo!

The room

Like final time, I used to be in an Government Room however, for some motive, this one felt a bit extra spacious than the final. This was room 1411 on the 14th (and uppermost) flooring.

Impartial tones meant the room would attraction to most visitors and, along with a really comfy mattress, there was the chance to calm down in a chaise longue by the window…

…and, for many who sadly didn’t have time for that, a desk at which I might work!

The room additionally got here geared up with a Nespresso machine, Samsung TV and Bose docking station, and free WiFi is obtainable all through the resort.

There wasn’t a lot of a view to talk of once I arrived because it had already gone darkish, however you possibly can nonetheless make out town skyline, together with the London Eye and the uppermost tip of The Shard.

Come dawn, the view may very well be appreciated that little bit extra, and an awesome view it was too!

The lavatory

The lavatory was of ample dimension, with a separate bathtub and bathe.

As per my final go to, Noir Assortment toiletries (obtainable from The White Firm) had been offered.

Additionally equipped – though I have a tendency to not use this stuff on quick stays – had been fluffy robes and slippers.

Lastly within the toilet there was a card from the housekeeping group, outlining all of the objects that may very well be requested and offered with out cost if required – the whole lot from shaving kits to shoehorns.

The services

I dined on the Petrichor Restaurant on my final go to and once more on this one. It presents diners a contemporary European fashion menu that includes conventional British favourites complemented by extra up to date dishes to tempt any palate.

My starter was a smoked salmon roulade with cream cheese, chives, beetroot, avocado, salmon caviar, radish and sesame seeds which was stuffed with flavour.

This was adopted by roasted halibut and langoustine with haricot beans, chorizo, olive oil, spinach and seafood sauce. This was the stand-out dish for me, with the fish completely cooked and nonetheless retaining loads of moisture (halibut can tend to dry out shortly upon cooking).

I rounded the dinner off with a Bramley apple and cinnamon crumble with vanilla ice cream, however different choices included a darkish chocolate mousse with a pear sorbet, or caramelised banana with peanut ice cream and yuzu gel.

Friends can retire to the lounge after dinner ought to they need.

The identical restaurant is used for breakfast every morning.

It’s a buffet fashion breakfast with loads of choices together with contemporary fruit…

…pastries and your standard cooked choices.

Lastly, I’d wish to touch upon the comfort of the situation of the resort. With each Inexperienced Park and Piccadilly Underground stations are each close by, it was straightforward to get about. As talked about, I used to be attending World Journey Market at Excel – from the resort, it’s straightforward to stroll to Inexperienced Park Station and from there take the DLR all the best way to Canning City and proceed your onward journey from there. On my return journey on one event, I wasn’t paying consideration and missed my cease – it was reasonably fortuitous, nonetheless, as I knew of the ‘Past the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers’ set up that was going down on the Tower of London to commemorate 100 years because the finish of World Conflict I, and selected to get off at Tower Hill station to see that. It was fairly a shifting spectacle, with the Tower lit up with the sunshine of 10,000 flaming torches to remind the world of the courageous who misplaced their lives within the Conflict.

My image actually doesn’t do it justice. Watch the video to realize a greater perception:

Different good touches

There have been plenty of little extras in my room which had been very a lot appreciated, together with some nougat and a small reward.

Subsequent to the mattress was some sleep spray – a pleasant contact though I hardly ever have any hassle getting off to sleep any time, not to mention in such a snug mattress.

There was additionally loads of in-room studying materials, together with the likes of TimeOut and Pink journal.

Lastly, throughout my go to, I referred to as reception and requested if I might kindly get a doc printed that I wanted for a chat I used to be giving at World Journey Market the subsequent day. Inside 25 minutes of emailing that doc, it was being pushed beneath my door. There’s service for you!

Price

Government rooms begin from £376 midweek and from £305 at weekends. Alternatively, improve to a Junior Suite which begins from £469 midweek and from £413 at weekends.

The perfect bit

Location, location, location.

The ultimate verdict

The resort has many issues to commend itself – this can be a very comfy resort (worthy of 5 stars in my e-book) run by very welcoming and attentive workers, however maybe its overriding attribute is its glorious location.

Disclosure: Our keep was courtesy of The Cavendish.

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