Hotel Features. The COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offers a menu of Asian-inspired holistic treatments, including the Jet Lag Therapy, Thai massages and Chinese Tui'Na massage. Hotel staff can advise visitors on where to go in the capital, including tips on restaurants, new shows and the best shops. A valet parking service is on offer; cost is around 35 GBP per day. Business guests can make use of the conference rooms and a secretarial service.
The Metropolitan houses two of London's hippest destinations. Nobu is the Michelin-starred restaurant favoured by the celebrity set, and serves a mix of Peruvian-Japanese dishes. The house speciality is Black Cod with Miso. The Met Bar is also a favourite celebrity haunt, where Armani-clad staff mix an array of bespoke Martinis. The bar has decadent red leather seating and moody lighting.
Hyde Park lies opposite the hotel and provides a variety of sporting opportunities, including jogging, horse-riding and a boating lake.
Guestrooms. The 150 air-conditioned guestrooms are located over 10 storeys and are decorated in shades of taupe and cream, with purple and aubergine accents. Rooms are lined with pear-wood panelling and feature suede upholstery, pure Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down duvets. Views are of Hyde Park or Mayfair. All offer cable television with pay movies, phones with voicemail, high-speed wireless Internet connections, CD and DVD juke boxes, minibars, and safes. Bathrooms are in marble and frosted glass, with COMO Shambhala toiletries, and either bathtubs and showers or walk-in showers.
Expert Tip. Shepherd Market is located 500 metres behind the hotel, and is home to some of Mayfair's best pubs and restaurants. The cobbled streets and narrow lanes make a welcome respite from the grandeur of Mayfair's architecture.
City Room: One queen bed. 29 square metres. Views over Mayfair. Complimentary wireless and high-speed Internet. Fruit bowl, complimentary bottled water, and turndown service. Interactive TV with Internet connection, DVD library, and music selection. Bathroom with Shambhala products. Access to the Met Bar and hotel gym facilities.
Metropolitan Room: One king bed. 35 square metres. Wall-to-wall windows with views over Hyde Park. Complimentary wireless and high-speed Internet. Fruit bowl, complimentary bottled water, and turndown service. Interactive TV with Internet connection, DVD library, CD player, and music selection. Marble bathroom in earthy colours, Shambhala products, hair dryer, and makeup mirror. Access to the Met Bar and hotel gym facilities.
Deluxe City Room: One king bed. 33 square metres. Views over Mayfair. Complimentary wireless and high-speed Internet. Fruit bowl, complimentary bottled water, and turndown service. Interactive TV with Internet connection, DVD library, CD player, and music selection. Bathroom with Shambhala products, hair dryer, and makeup mirror. Access to the Met Bar and hotel gym facilities.
Family Room : One king room and one twin room. Coffee and cream tones with splashes of plum. Pear-wood panelling, suede upholstery, pure Egyptian cotton bedding, fine goose down duvet. Hyde Park views. Interactive cable television with 60 channels, direct-dial phone with voicemail, complimentary wireless Internet, desk, CD and DVD players with CD juke box and movie library, minibar, safe. Bathroom with marble and frosted glass and COMO Shambhala toiletries; bathtub and shower or walk-in shower. Complimentary daily fresh seasonal fruit and bottled mineral water at turndown.
Getting there. The Heathrow Express train service to London Paddington Station leaves every 15 minutes. The airport is also on the Underground's Piccadilly Line, which takes passengers into Hyde Park Corner underground station which is a fifth of a mile from the hotel. Hotel staff can arrange airport transport and London's black taxi cabs also service Heathrow Airport and cost around 65 GBP to the hotel. Bus services include the Airbus Heathrow shuttle to London Victoria or King's Cross railway stations. The easiest way to get around London is by using the Underground (metro) or bus services. Alternatively, black taxi cabs can be hailed in the street.
Driving directions. When driving from Heathrow Airport, take the M4 motorway to London and follow signs to Hyde Park Corner. At Hyde Park Corner, go straight over the roundabout towards Piccadilly. Take the first road on the left onto Old Park Lane and the hotel is on the right hand side.
- High Speed Internet Conference room(s)
- Technology helpdesk Currency exchange
- Parking (valet) Air-conditioned public areas
- Business services Shoe shine
- Fitness equipment Coffee in lobby
- Massages available Bar/lounge
- Express check-out Event catering
- Secretarial services Parking (secure)
- Spa services on site Health club
- Meeting room (small groups) Internet public area - comp
- Dry cleaning service Laundry facilities
- Room service (24 hours) Computer rental
- Umbrella Internet public area - wireless
- Concierge services Restaurant(s)
- Full-service health spa Suitable for children
- Gift shop or newsstand Airport transportation (fees apply)
- Elevator/lift Audiovisual equipment
- Concierge desk Security guard
- Parking (surcharge) Wedding services
- Business center Banquet facilities
- Breakfast services
Room Amenities: , , • Massage - available in room • Bathroom scale • Shower/tub combination • Makeup mirror • Internet access - complimentar • Sewing kit • Smoking rooms • Internet access - TV • Blackout drapes/curtains • Electronic/magnetic keys • Cribs (infant beds) available • Rollaway beds • Direct-dial phone • Bathroom telephone • Cable/satellite TV • Extra towels/bedding • Window opens • Pay movies • Designer toiletries • Video-game console • Climate control • Hypo-allergenic bedding availa
Buckingham Palace - 500 yards | Bond Street (shopping) - 500 metres | Piccadilly Circus - 500 metres | Oxford Street (shopping) - 600 metres | Harrods and Knightsbridge (shopping) - 0.5 miles (1 kilometre) | Houses of Parliament - 1 mile (1.5 kilometres) | West End Theatreland - 1 mile (1.5 kilometres) | London Eye - 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) | Tower of London - 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) | Tate Modern (art gallery) - 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) |
London Hotels - The Metropolitan