The Stafford London, England – Hotel Review

By Blaise Buckley on 6 March 2018
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As the taxi I was riding in approached the Stafford London, I was pondering where in historic St. James the hotel was actually located. I was already familiar with the area, having stayed just up the street on my previous visit. Given its location in such a prime area of central London just around the corner from Buckingham Palace, I was surprised when the driver turned down a street I’d often walked past and little did I know I was about to be blown away by the oasis that had been hiding there.

On a dead end street, The Stafford’s hidden essence on St. James Place makes it a unique property to be staying at. I was greeted with a warm welcome that made it immediately feel like a home away from home. The newly refurbished building, in an early 20th century style, is replete with antiques and works of art decorate the walls to match. Indeed I couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere for a London vacation or business trip.


I was shown to one of the newly renovated Carriage House rooms, referred to by the staff as the guest cottages, located behind the main structure up one flight of stairs, with a door leading to the outdoors. The 380-year-old building is the former stables of British nobleman and politician Lord Francis Godolphin.


The suite, designed by Alexandra Champalimaud, was immense. A canopy over the bed caught my eye, as did the striking color combinations.

The luxuriously spacious bathroom was equipped with a separate bathtub and shower. Two sinks, below an oversized mirror, provided ample counter space for toiletries.


The wooden writing desk in the corner was large enough for my needs and was paired with a comfortable but decidedly non-ergonomic chair. Wi-Fi worked well throughout the suite and the rest of the property as well.

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