SLH options in London

Old Feb 14, 20, 9:57 am
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SLH options in London

Haven't seen a master thread about any of these yet - any reports?

Looking at doing The Academy in March for a work trip (cheaper than the three "real" Hyatt properties by 100 GBP/night). Price and location is right. Some of the other more expensive ones (Dukes? St. James?) seem nice too.

Got Academy for $207 GBP for a tiny single bed will hope for a minor bed upgrade!
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Old Feb 14, 20, 11:16 am
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Haven't seen a master thread about any of these yet - any reports?

Looking at doing The Academy in March for a work trip (cheaper than the three "real" Hyatt properties by 100 GBP/night). Price and location is right. Some of the other more expensive ones (Dukes? St. James?) seem nice too.

Got Academy for $207 GBP for a tiny single bed will hope for a minor bed upgrade!
i agree that a lot of them seem nice, though their rooms are listed at minuscule sizes. Fine for a work stay like you have, but the small sizes are what have caused me to never pull the trigger on them for a leisure stay.

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I stayed at the Franklin in March last year. Definitely got a tiny room but well appointed with an excellent bed and linens. The hotel is in a great location plus the breakfast which was included was very good with a menu for hot options and a quality buffet with an extensive range of cold fare.
It was cold in March so there was no access to the garden which looked like it would be a rather lovely outdoor space in the summer months.
I think this was a points stay.
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I stayed at the Franklin in March last year. Definitely got a tiny room but well appointed with an excellent bed and linens. The hotel is in a great location plus the breakfast which was included was very good with a menu for hot options and a quality buffet with an extensive range of cold fare.
It was cold in March so there was no access to the garden which looked like it would be a rather lovely outdoor space in the summer months.
I think this was a points stay.
+1. Great location, nice breakfast and outdoor garden. Walking distance to British Museum. Elegantly tiled steam room to sweat our one’s sins after a night at the pubs...
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Old Feb 14, 20, 4:33 pm
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Seems like the Academy and Flemings are the two cheapest options typically out of the six SLH in Central London - will take one for the team and do a review!
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I’ve been staying at the Dukes as my regular London hotel this year. It typically hovers around the £300-350+ mark incl. VAT which is more than I like to spend, but being based there is really very civilised.

Would definitely be interested in hearing how the “single” rooms in the other hotels are for times when I want to stay under £200 though.
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Enjoying a world famous Duke's Martini is reason enough for me to stay at Dukes. If you are not a hotel guest, it can be difficult to get a table in the bar area. The table-side martini experience with Allesandro wheeling his martini cart over to you and zesting lemon peel from the Amalfi Coast is a lovely experience and is oft imitated the world over. Cheers!
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