Hotel Features. The Connaught dates from 1897, and retains a 19th-century style with muted colour schemes, timber-panelling, and open fireplaces featuring throughout the lobby and lounge areas. Access to wireless Internet and complimentary newspapers are provided, and multilingual staff are available at the front desk, which is open all hours. Guests of the hotel receive a personal butler available 24 hours a day, and there is a 3:1 staff ratio.
Helene Darroze at the Connaught serves regional French dishes, and the Espelette restaurant has an organic, seasonal menu. Afternoon tea, including British finger sandwiches, traditional tarts, and farmhouse cakes, is served at The Gallery. Designed by India Mahdavi, the Coburg Bar has original Julian Opie artwork on display, with fine wines and cocktails available to order.
Guestrooms. The Connaught s 123 guestrooms are designed by Guy Oliver, and include Italian linens and damask silk curtains. Amenities include access to wireless Internet, satellite television, direct-dial phones, and minibars. Bathrooms feature white Thassos marble, with bathroom televisions, cast-iron bathtubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries.
Superior King: One king or two twin beds. Air conditioning. Wireless Internet access. Satellite television. Direct-dial phone with voicemail. Minibar. Thassos marble bathroom. Bathroom television. Complimentary designer toiletries. Hair dryer.
From London Heathrow Airport (LHR):
Distance to the Connaught is 18 miles, approximately 45 minutes drive.
Getting there. The Heathrow Express train is the quickest way into London. It departs from the airport every 15 minutes, and takes 15 minutes to reach Paddington Station in central London. The journey is non- stop and costs 14.50 GBP. Paddington is on the Hammersmith and City, District and Circle, and Bakerloo lines of London s Underground (Tube). Additionally, the airport is on the Piccadilly line of the Underground, which runs directly to Kings Cross, Leicester Square, Knightsbridge, and Green Park underground stations. Bond Street is the closest underground station to the hotel. The journey to central London takes approximately one hour, and trains depart every 10 minutes. A one-day travel pass costs 6.30 GBP, including travel to Heathrow (in zone 6). Black taxis cost approximately 50 GBP to the Connaught. Coaches operate to London Victoria and the rest of the UK, and the airport is also served by local buses. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The London Underground (Tube) and buses are the easiest ways to travel within London. Single tickets are expensive, but an electronic Oyster card offers a cheaper fare. Oyster cards can be purchased from ticket offices for 3 GBP (refundable). Daily or weekly travel passes are the most economical way to travel, and are valid on buses, trams, trains, and DLR, as well as on the Underground. Black taxis are available on the streets, but can be expensive. Driving is not recommended for visitors and a congestion charge zone is operated in central London.
- High Speed Internet Currency Exchange
- Dry Cleaning Service Concierge Desk
- Babysitting or child care Restaurant(s)
- Suitable for children Room service (24 hours)
- Internet public area - wireless Safe-deposit box
- Shoe shine Meeting room (small groups)
- Floor butler Fireplace in lobby
- Cell phone/mobile rental Comp newspapers in lobby
- Elevator/lift Parking (surcharge)
- Airport transportation (fees apply) Technology helpdesk
- Air-conditioned public areas Medical assistance available
- Breakfast services Security guard
- Parking (valet) Express check-out
- Bar/lounge Health club
- Umbrella Audiovisual equipment
- Laundry facilities
Room Amenities: , , • Complimentary toiletries • Bottled water in room (complim • Bathroom TV • Direct-dial phone • Welcome amenities • Premium TV channel(s) • Internet access - TV • Bidet • Blackout drapes/curtains • Child care (in room, surcharge • Electronic/magnetic keys • Extra towels/bedding in room • Handheld shower • Makeup mirror • Sewing kit • Bathroom scale
Regent Street (shopping): 500 metres | Hyde Park: 800 metres | Buckingham Palace: 1 mile | Harrod s: 1 mile | Westminster Abbey: 1.5 miles |
London Hotels - The Connaught