Budget often dictates the type of accommodation and the travel experience we can expect when heading off on holiday. As a tourist destination, London is renowned for being a little on the pricey side so, if you’re looking to get the best of everything in terms of luxury, location and facilities, you want to make sure you get the best value for money. Many 5-star hotels in London are priced beyond many people’s financial capacity and don’t always live up to expectations, especially for those travelling with young children. Take a look on a travel review website and you’ll soon see how much dirt is dished about even the most exclusive of accommodation establishments.
Location is definitely the name of the game when it comes to selecting the best place to stay and most travel-savvy tourists will be looking for a hotel which is within close proximity of the major attractions they have ear-marked as ‘don’t miss’ destinations. If culture and theatre are high up there on your list of priorities, then being close to the West End and the Shakespeare Globe is going to be important to you; whereas those looking to discover some of the history of the city may prefer to find a hotel in the neighbouring area to attractions such as the Tower of London or the Houses of Parliament.
The Montcalm Hotels have carefully selected a number of central locations that will accommodate the needs of their guests and their travel plans. Guests booking into one of the Montcalm hotels can rest assured that, not only will they be near the attractions of their choosing, but they’ll also experience the best in terms of customer care and state-of-the-art facilities. The Montcalm group have surpassed the expectations of the average guest by introducing unique options that make their stay even more comfortable and unique. The pillow menu is one such specialism that allows guests to select the perfect pillow to ensure they get the most comfortable night’s sleep. The room aroma menu also allows guests to choose a particular scent that will make them feel relaxed and comfortable in their rooms, creating the ambience of a home away from home.
The aroma menu at the Montcalm at The Brewery London City Hotel features six different fragrances including a lavender-based perfume which will help you unwind after a stressful journey or a frantic day of retail therapy. If you’re travelling as a family and want to create the perfect ambience in your children’s inter-connecting room, select a fresh smell with the saw-grass aroma option. As you tuck your kids into their cosy beds for the night, earthy, sweet scents will fill their tiny nostrils and help them drift off into a peaceful sleep.
While some five-star hotels get a little stuffy about younger guests, the Montcalm is dedicated to ensuring the little ones have as much fun and personal attention as their older counterparts. The restaurants all offer adaptable children’s menus and an informal dining experience suitable for families, with Teddy’s Tea Time being a favourite among many of our littler visitors. The hotel is on a mission to ensure your children never have a dull moment, making sure they sleep soundly as soon as their heads hit the pillows.
Regardless of age, it’s difficult to sleep on an empty stomach but the likelihood of that happening when the room-service menu is jam-packed with tempting dishes for every palate is pretty far-fetched. With rooms fragranced according to your preferences, outstanding staff and views to die for, you may not want to head out once you’ve checked in so indulge yourself, have a bath, enjoy a meal in the comfort of your room and then call it a night – London will still be there tomorrow!
Obviously, if you prefer to venture out for a meal, then the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms offer a fabulously British menu presented in a superbly designed environment full of over-sized mirrors and enormous vases of flowers. The dishes are designed to tempt, and you’ll have to have some serious self-control if you’re planning on turning down a plate of Isle of Man scallops; even if you’re contemplating leaving after the starters, the charming staff will soon convince you otherwise.
If you want a more casual dining experience, then head to the Jugged Hare gastropub where the menu is no less sophisticated for being served in a pub. Their seafood gratin packs a punch in terms of flavour and presentation and the shellfish bathes happily in a buttery sauce that will leave you wanting to literally lick the plate clean.
Those looking for a venue for a private event will find all their requirements catered for at the Montcalm hotels. Whether it’s an important event, a children’s party, a family celebration or a wedding, the spaces available will both inspire and seduce. Free national and international calls mean you can finalise the details of your event and coordinate all the necessary minutiae on site quickly and easily. The free Wi-fi is both fast and reliable so even last-minute panics can be promptly resolved.
As if that wasn’t enough to ensure the perfect stay in London, whether you’re organising a business event, treating your family to a weekend in the city or going solo for a retail therapy break, the afternoon tea menu is the cherry on top. From a classic afternoon indulgence of scones and Earl Grey to the healthy tea-tox option or the Champagne experience for those special occasions, everyone can enjoy a delicious afternoon indulgence in the stylish atmosphere of the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms.
On site fitness rooms and spa facilities will enhance your experience even further so, rather than wasting time trying to find somewhere better, choose your dates and then look for one of the many specials on offer and make your trip one that you’ll never forget.