The Capital Hotel in London, England has been rated by guests and travel sites as one of the best hotels in the city and among the world’s top 500. It is more than just a hotel, too, with its luxury apartments, hotel suites, fine French cuisine, master classes, and personal services offered to its guests.
Located in fashionable Knightsbridge and within walking distance to great shopping establishments and other attractions in London’s West End, this family-run hotel has served heads of state, celebrities, and even members of the royalty. From its liveried doorman to its personal shoppers, The Capital exudes warmth, charm, and intimacy.
There are 50 guest rooms in the hotel, including a two-bedroom suite and several suites and deluxe doubles. Each room has been designed individually, with Egyptian cotton and hand sewn bedding and mattresses, antique furniture, and privately-owned art work. It has been praised for its attention to detail that makes guests’ stay both luxurious and comfortable. Visit Hotel Website
All bedrooms in the Capital Hotel have a satellite TV and movies on demand, as well as a mini bar, a laptop safe, marble bathrooms, and luxurious bath toiletries, among others. Guests have access to WIFI, 24-hour room service, the health club and gym, and even babysitting services for those with children.
In addition to their fine French restaurant and charming atmosphere, the Capital also offers concierge and personal shopper services, master classes, serviced apartments, and gift vouchers. For guests on business, there are three high-class meetings rooms to choose from—the Eaton Suite is perfect for board meetings, luncheons, cocktail parties, and press launches while the Cadogen Suite can be for dinner parties and theater-style presentations. The Sitting Room, a smaller one, is best for dinner parties of up to 10 people.
The Capital’s Cocktail Master Class handled by the bar manager teaches guests how to create the perfect mixed drink. The Jewelry Master Class demonstrates how to create exquisite jewels including antique and modern jewelry, as well as selecting the perfect gem for those accessories.
Voted as the best restaurant in Knightsbridge by Zagat 2011, the Capital’s Restaurant is very well known. It is said to be “haute couture dining,” and it’s no wonder, since the world’s gourmets have been coming here for more than 30 years.
The restaurant serves fine gourmet French cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere, and there is an extensive wine list served from the hotel’s privately-owned vineyards and winery. Its bar serves London’s finest cocktails in addition to light meals.
Indeed, the Capital has all the niceties of a large hotel, but with the ambiance and friendliness of a small establishment, making it the perfect choice—and the favorite—of those who want to enjoy their stay in London. Photos provided by hotel.