You certainly get around the nice hotels! Hope the Wi-Fi fuzzy nose syndrome clears up soon ;-)
39 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, London SW1W 0PS
“The Rubens At The Palace is situated in Victoria within easy reach of the West End and a short walk from Buckingham Palace. The rooms are equipped with satellite TV, modem point, safe and air conditioning. They provide laundry and childcare services...” more...
4 reviews of Hazlitts Hotel in English
She hid the body under the bed! When William Hazlitt died in 1830, his landlady was so keen to let the room, she hid him there.
This fashionable Soho hotel is named after the writer and is located on Frith Street. It is one of the homes William lived in and the interiors have been retained as he would have known so well.
Each room is named after a famous person - (we are not numbers here, Patrick) - even the huge brass key fobs are so emblazoned - just hope your memory for peoples' names is OK, or it'll be kipping in the corridor.
Inside the rooms, so quaint and period, you feel William might actually knock on the door at any moment, or pop his head round the corner.
This is not to say that the plumbing at the end of the huge bath, the lights and the modern TV don't work - they do, perfectly, along with free Wi-Fi (or a cable from reception for those that suffer Wi-Fi fuzzy nose syndrome - never had that? lucky then).
Not large, the rooms are perfectly OK - you could go mad and spend out on a Deluxe for the 4 poster and enough space to swing a tiger or two, but probably not necessary, as you'll no doubt spend most of your time out and about.
For this is probably one of the best bits about Hazlitts - located right in the middle of vibrant Soho.
The front door looks just like a front door (as opposed to a hotel entrance) adding to the charm of the place - like your own private Soho pad.
Out and and turn right to Soho Square with Oxford Street a few strides beyond. Turn left for the madness of Old Compton Street; Frith Street hits it at the junction by the excellent Caffe Nero. Go straight(ish), and zigzag round the maze-like back streets of Soho - better get your Qype machine running to check out the best places to dive into on your explorations!
Hazlitts is excellent - check underneath the bed. Highly recommended.
Jane_Elizabeth, 10 January 2010:
Leaftop, 11 January 2010:
Thanks Jane, makes a change from the dank and slimy cave, especially the Wi-Fi, hopeless underground ;-)
(And, funny you should mention the fuzzy thing, am I out there on my own, (no comment) the only nose that tingles with Wi-Fi? Annoying slight headache generally follows??)
Jane_Elizabeth, 12 January 2010:
All beyond my ken to be honest, wish I could be more help. Had a look on line and have been appalled at some of the stories of your fellow sufferers, I never knew about this. Starting to get worried about you now! Here's just one of many:
Leaftop, 12 January 2010:
VERY strange - had already worked out what was causing the nose tingle - haven't actually had wi-fi for about 5 years - after having bought a really flash Netgear wi-fi modem - now all wires everywhere - even the Dect 'phones went - health hazard in a different way - trip over wire, fall down the stairs and get a headache! Have to put up with the free hotspots, needs must, short bursts and not so severe as chappie from Leeds. Hmmm, wonder if I could channel next door's wi-fi through my proboscis and plug finger into rj45 port - free broadband?? ;-)
Jane_Elizabeth, 13 January 2010:
Mm, looks like your Auntie Jane has cause for further worry and headaches of her own then ;-)
Leaftop, 13 January 2010:
no worries, the answer is in pills! ;-)
Jane_Elizabeth, 16 January 2010:
Send them down! ;-)
A wonderful hotel tucked away just off Soho Square. Very well placed for the theatres in the west end, or for a night out.
The hotel is converted from some very old townhouses and still decorated with old paintings and furniture.
The rooms are luxurious and comfortable and the bathroom in our room was absolutely huge and lovely for a soak in the roll top bath.
The funniest thing is if you come back to your room a little drunk that the old stairs are so all over the place that you end up falling from side to side all the way up the stairs.
One of the best London hotels I’ve stayed in.
Stayed there once and loved it. Felt like a private members' club a little. The guy on reception was politeness and professionalism personifed, but really it was all about the room - which was divine. It was like it hadn't been touched since the 18th Century, apart from, of course, the lighting, heating and state of the art tv system. The floor of the room sloped, the bed was HUGE and the bath was deeper than an ocean. Beautiful.
Small, boutique hotel, just off Soho Square. It doesn't get more central than this. It doesn't get much more expensive either, with rooms starting at £175. The price is reflected in the rooms though, with 18th Century four poster beds, silk drapes and brass bathroom fittings. It's tastefully done and doesn't look chintzy. In fact some rooms can feel a bit dark and heavy in the summer but are cosy on a cold winter's night.
Hazlitt's is named after William Hazlitt, the essayist, who lived and died here. The hotel is made up of what were three Georgian townhouses and, as a listed building, isn't allowed a lift. There's no bar or restaurant (it's too small), but who needs that in the heart of Soho? There is a lovely drawing room full of books written and signed by the hotel's literary guests, of which there have been many.
The front desk staff are chatty and knowledgeable. They will do their best to arrange tickets or make reservations. There's a surprisingly unpretentious feel to the place. Room service is available and breakfasts are delicious, with freshly baked croissants. Do spare a thought (and a tip) for the chambermaids, who have to polish all that brass!
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