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Traditional and refined, with a distinguished literary past
Brown's Hotel is a sophisticated, refined property with a buzzing scene that draws locals and visitors alike. The classic lobby has oak-paneled walls, intricate sculpted ceilings, and period fireplaces. The vibe is different in the Donovan Bar, the cocktail bar devoted to the English fashion photographer Terence Donovan. Here frisky photographs are displayed and the decor includes olive-toned walls and black leather furniture. The hotel has a reputation for its historic significance, including being the location where Rudyard Kipling wrote "The Jungle Book" and where Winston Churchill met frequently with diplomats. Celebrated chef Mark Hix brings even more attention to the hotel with his local and seasonal restaurant, devoted to supporting local farmers. In the English Tea Room, traditional afternoon tea is served in a bright, cozy space.
Near transport in prestigious Mayfair
Brown's Hotel is located a four-minute walk from the Green Park tube station in prestigious Mayfair. This affluent neighborhood is an easy walk from major London attractions including Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace.
A mixture of traditional and contemporary luxury
No two of the 117 rooms (including 29 suites) at Brown's Hotel are the same. This historic hotel is made up of 11 Georgian townhouses, resulting in rooms with individual character. All rooms are comfortable with plush furnishings and a soft color palette. Most have either limestone or marble bathrooms (some with separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers). Room amenities include stocked minibars and big flat-screen TVs. Some rooms have family configurations that are ideal for guests traveling with kids.
Excellent amenities are a highlight at Brown's Hotel, and include a small but elegant spa and modern fitness room.
A restaurant by celebrated English chef Mark Hix, and a sassy bar dedicated to British photographer Terence Donovan
HIX at the Albemarle is an upscale restaurant run by celebrated English chef Mark Hix. The menu features classic British dishes along with lighter seafood dishes and is devoted to sourcing local and seasonal ingredients. Hix strongly believes in supporting local farmers.
Donovan's Bar displays frisky photographs from celebrated British fashion photographer Terence Donovan and is a comfortable spot for a cocktail. On the more traditional and refined side is the English Tea Room, where tiered platters of sandwiches, scones, and pastries are served for afternoon tea.
Brown's Hotel, located in prestigious Mayfair, is part of the luxurious Rocco Forte Collection. The hotel is made up of 11 historic Georgian townhouses and no two of the 117 rooms are the same. Spacious, elegant rooms have a soft, soothing color scheme along with stocked minibars, big flat-screen TVs, and upscale bathrooms (some have a separate soaking tub and walk-in glass shower). Hotel highlights include quality dining and drinking venues such as HIX at the Albemarle, the English Tea Room, and the Donovan Bar. With a spa and fitness center, Brown's has all the features guests would expect at this price point, but there's a pesky fee for Wi-Fi.