by Amanda Geronikos
The Ritz London defines elegance and luxury (it even requires a dress code on some floors, if that’s any indication), and is notably one of the esteemed chain’s best hotels. Yet, it still caters to families with a Kidz at the Ritz program, which includes children’s bathroom amenities, robes and slippers; in-room books, DVDs and game consoles; special treats at evening turndown; complimentary ice cream; children’s room service and restaurant menus; complimentary baby cots and babysitting services. The hotel also has its own Teen Concierge, who will provide your own teenagers with tips and ideas for things to do around London.
Rooms and suites, each lavishly furnished and decorated, feature beyond-comfortable bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi and minibars, and guests have the option to order complimentary newspapers (of their choice) to their door, as well as 24-hour room service. Turndown services and on-demand movies are also available. Rooms are fairly small–they start around 250 square feet–so we suggest a suite if you’d like more space to spread out.
The hotel has three fancy restaurants: The Ritz Restaurant, The Palm Court and the Rivoli Bar. If the kids are well-behaved are older, take the opportunity to dine at one of them.
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We booked afternoon tea and an overnight stay for my mother in law as a surprise for her 80th birthday. From the moment we arrived she was treat like a princess. The rooms weren't ready so they sat us in the lounge with a complimentary bottle of champagne and 4 cocktails! Afternoon tea was perfect, setting and atmosphere was exquisite, it was like living in a bygone era. Our rooms were upgraded and attention to detail was amazing. Staff went above and beyond and were extremely helpful. Thank you for making her birthday such a memorable occasion and one we will never forget.
Really good service, very prompt. Good choice of sandwiches, and they do refills. Rose and black tea was lovely. Dessert trolley was nice and scones, but the 3 other pastries were not very tasty. Good experience