DUKES London One Bedroom Suite Review

DUKES London Suite Review

DUKES London One Bedroom Suite Review.  Last week I headed back down to London to meet up with the lovely Vikki and her eleven year old daughter from Family Travel with Ellie.  Vikki is shortly moving to New Zealand so it will be a while till we are able to meet up again.  I wanted to make sure they had a proper send off, so our day began with afternoon tea, followed by a matinee performance of Pretty Woman (it was fabulous!) and then to top the day off in style, we got to stay in a one-bedroomed suite at DUKES London.  


DUKES London is a 5* hotel, perfectly situated in historic St. James’s Mayfair, very close to the majority of tourist attractions and more theatres than you can shake a stick at.  I had travelled down from Yorkshire in the morning and had an enormous suitcase with me, but it was easy to get a cab to the hotel and drop our luggage with the friendly concierge.  When we reappeared post-theatre to check in, our luggage was magically arranged in our room.  Perfect!  In fact, all the staff we came into contact with were fabulous, friendly, helpful and deferential.  I felt completely spoiled and pampered, which was lovely!


One Bedroom Suite at DUKES London


DUKES London Suite Review


The bed in the main bedroom was super king size with crisp white sheets and plenty of pillows.  On the left of the bed (as you can see in the photo above) there was a clock radio with USB ports for charging your tech – something I can’t live without these days.  There was also a cute plush doggie ‘Duke’ to take home, which is a nice touch for when travelling with children.  Some of the rooms and suites within the hotel are dog friendly too if you are travelling with your own pooch.


DUKES London One Bedroom Suite Review


The room had two large wardrobes flanking a chest of drawers, with more than enough space for an extended stay (I wish!).  You can also find robes and slippers, a hairdryer and room safe hidden away here.




The bedroom also had a flatscreen TV, seating and a pretty bay window.  Oh, another point I must mention is that it was very, very quiet!  We live in a rural location so I am sensitive to noise and this was fabulous for me.


DUKES London Suite Review


The bathroom is en suite to the main bedroom and has a large tub with a shower over.  Full size Noble Isle products are provided (and I love Noble Isle!).


Dukes London hotel review


The other room that forms the suite is a large drawing room style room that can house extra beds.  You can see below sofas arranged around a coffee table, as well as the extra bed.



There were a set of current magazines on the tables and the sofas were comfortable.  In the room there was also a desk for if you have the misfortune to work whilst there.



As well as the TV in the bedroom, the living room of the suite also has a TV as well as tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar.



One of the perks of staying in a suite are the treats on arrival.  These included a bottle of fizz on ice and some beautifully crafted petit fours.




Another lovely touch are the fresh flowers throughout the suite.




Dinner in the GBR


That evening we were booked into the Dukes’ restaurant GBR (Great British Restaurant).  They were running a set menu as well as the à la carte.  The restaurant is on the lower ground floor and again, gives a feeling of being cocooned within the hotel’s sanctuary.  


GBR Great British Restaurant at Dukes review


GBR Great British Restaurant at Dukes review


I began my meal with the Venison and Black Pudding Scotch Egg, which was delicious.


GBR Great British Restaurant at Dukes review


My young guest chose the Loch Duart Salmon.



For main courses we chose the Slow Cooked Cambrian Lamb Neck.



And, continuing the fish theme, my guest chose the Stone Bass.



Finally, for dessert we chose the Dark Chocolate Fondant:


as well as the Cropwell Bishop Stilton.



The food was of excellent quality and, as you can see, beautifully presented. 


Breakfast in the GBR

We were in the same restaurant the following day for breakfast.  You could choose from a continental breakfast buffet or from a cooked selection on the menu.


Dukes London Breakfast Menu


I chose a modified Full English breakfast (no mushroom) with beautifully poached eggs.


DUKES London breakfast review


Crushed avocado on sourdough:



Eggs Benedict with baked ham:

DUKES London breakfast review


All in all, an excellent breakfast in nice surroundings. 


Check out is late at 12 noon so you can relax in your room until it is time to go, when reception will call a cab for you and concierge will help you carry your bags to it.  The hotel feels decadent but relaxed, the staff are attentive, friendly and professional.  The location is perfect – we wholeheartedly recommend a stay here.




We were invited to stay and write about the hotel.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

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