Michael Hemy

Rosewood London


by: Michael Hemy

  • Why

    Luxe birthday treat

  • When

    August 2014

  • Who

    Myself and my beloved.

Highs + Lows

  • Ruthlessly indulgent: watching films from a marble bathtub.

  • The sheer scale and feeling that you are a guest in a Baron’s castle rather than at a hotel in Holborn.

  • The endless culinary challenge of wanting to try everything on the menu.

  • The huge white abyss of the cozy bed that engulfed us and made it almost impossible to find an exit from.

  • I would say we had our cake and definitely ate it. A pool would have been the cherries on the icing.

: 42/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type


  • Vibe

    Stately grandeur with a sci-fi twist.

  • Location

    Centrally located in London, perfect for exploring Soho and the city.

  • Rooms

    262rooms, 44 suites.

  • Music


  • Year Opened

    Opened during Frieze week last year (October 2013).

  • Designed By

    tonychi and associates

  • Pool/Gym

    Spa & gym. Even the pilates balls came in diffused matching primary colours.

  • Restaurant

    The Holborn Dining Room! Every meal was fantastic; traditional English kitchen.

  • Bar

    Scarfes Bar was exemplary. Delicious cocktails, old world interiors, fascinating characters. Again, both an elegant and contemporary design aesthetic in keeping with the hotel's autumnal palette.

  • Minibar

    The minibar is a walk-in wardrobe of tasty bespoke spirits and a complimentary bottle of Sloe gin, encased in a prism shaped vial.

  • Wifi


  • Children

    Family friendly in a sophisticated way.

  • Price

    The grandeur, service and luxury experience are priceless.

Must Dos

Must Haves

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