Hilton London Metropole Review - Has So Much To Offer

Exterior

Just last year the Hilton London Metropole a 4 star hotel was given the prestigious “Best Hotel in England” award as voted by the 2007 Hotel Club Awards. That is not the only awards this hotel can boast of they have also received the ‘Visit London Award’ in 2005 and the ‘UK inbound Hotel of the Year’ also in 2005.
 
The Hilton London Metropole sits in the heart of London just 10 minutes to Oxford Street, Marble Arch, Madame Tussauds, the Planetarium and London’s West End. Across the street from the hotel is the Edgware Road Tube Station.  The hotel is just 5 minutes from the Paddington Tube Station which is the home of the Heathrow Express a 15 minute express to Heathrow Airport. It is also 10 minutes from the new Eurostar Terminal at St. Pancras Station.

To me the Hilton London Metropole appears like a city inside of a city they have so much to offer. I was greeted at the entrance by cheerful doormen.  Once inside I was greeted again by helpful employees standing inside the door ready to direct guests to wherever they may need to go. My experience with all the staff was very positive. They were with no exceptions all were friendly and eager to be of service. This even included behind the scenes housekeeping staff that I would chanced upon in the hallway to my suite. Every time I ran across one of them they would stop what they were doing greet me with a smile and ask how I was.  

Double Family Room

Options abound at the Hilton London Metropole, you can choose from 1,054 bedrooms all of which offer a combination of both style and value.  All of their rooms and suites have air-conditioning, a fully stocked mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, video games, telephone and TV, hair dryer, laptop safe, internet access, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board. The Deluxe Rooms are located in the Tower Wing. They offer queen and king sized beds, air-conditioning, a writing desk with high speed internet access, TV, coffee maker, direct dial telephone and a mini bar. The next choice up is a Deluxe Plus Room these are located in the West Wing and include the same features as the Deluxe Rooms while offering even more luxury like contemporary furnishings, floor to ceiling windows, and lounge areas. Want more? Try a Suite for that touch of class. The Suites are luxury accommodations with a separate lounge, bedroom and bathroom. They are beautifully designed, fully equipped and guests have access to the Executive Lounge.  For those guests wanting a longer term accommodation or those who want all the luxuries of home they have Apartments. The Apartments feature a large double bedroom, bathroom, separate lounge and a fully fitted kitchen.

Fiamma

Those guests who stay in the Suites and Apartments have access to the Private Executive Lounge which is separate from the main hotel lounge. The Executive Lounge offers a place to work while sipping on a cool complimentary beverage or relax and ease away the stress and pressures of the day in style. The lounge facilities include: high speed internet access, 3 PC terminals on site, dedicated executive check-in and check-out, executive receptionist and concierge services, complimentary continental breakfast canapés and drinks served in the early evening , complimentary hot and cold soft drinks available throughout the day , use of the photocopier and fax machine as well as TV and radio.

Nippon-Tuk

The Hilton London Metropole is virtually it’s own city there is everything here that you could possibly need a health club, beauty salon, bars, restaurants, gift shops and some world class conference facilities. An example of  their luxury offerings  is the LivingWell Health Club. This health club features a large and impressive 12.5m swimming pool, fitness equipment, steam room, sauna and sports shop.


The Hilton London Metropole is a perfect place for the vacationer and business traveler alike. But they don’t stop there, they are one of  London’s premiere conference and meeting destinations. Offering State of the Art facilities which can accommodate anywhere from 3 – 3,000 attendees. Their slogan is “Take me to the Hilton where 3 to 3,000 can meet, 2 to 2,000 can eat and 1 to 1,000 can sleep.” They have two major conference suites; the King’s Suite and the Monarch Suite, each have a capacity of 1,600 attendees’ theatre style. As well as an additional 40 conference and meeting rooms. Some examples of smaller conference suites are the Palace Suite which can accommodate 800 and the Windsor Suite which can hold 250 attendees.  They also have banquets facilities that can dine up to 1,100 guests. A unique feature they have is the dedicated check in reception area in the West Wing for attendee’s registration. In this reception area there is space for event banners, exhibition displays, plasma screens and other materials that can be tailored to match a conference or groups theme.

Sports Bar

They just finished spending ₤900,000 re-designing their restaurant Fiamma and the Sports Bar. Fiamma features international cuisine with strong Mediterranean influences. They serve up tempting treats like freshly cooked grills, fish, pastas, pizzas and crisp green salads. They are famous for their Hilton Breakfast which has hot and cold buffets serving 140 different dishes. The Sports Bar is the perfect place for sipping an ice –cold beer or chilled wine while watching sports from around the world. With a newly introduced large flat screen TV and several plasma TVs behind the bar and around the seating areas, giving greater visibility to all the sports action being played out on the screens. For ultra fine dining they have the Nippon Tuk Restaurant and Bar located on the 23rd floor with magnificent panoramic views of London. While relaxing over their Asian Fusion Menu and enjoying a classic cocktail, beer or wine from the bar you can pick out points of interest like Canary Wharf, The Gherkin, and the London Eye.

For a quick bite or smaller fare you can try Caffé Cino which offers snacks, salads, sandwiches and freshly made coffees and teas, or the Lounge Bar with its great selection of cocktails, beers, wines and an extensive food menu.

Guest Room

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit at the Hilton London Metropole. In my experience you can’t go wrong when you stay at any hotel in the Hilton chain and the Hilton London Metropole is no exception. The staff were fabulous, the food yummy, the location convenient to everything I did while I was in London. My accommodations were truly lovely. I had gorgeous views panoramic views, delicious high threadcount sheets, an immaculate bathroom larger than my one at home, a truly beautiful suite decorated in classical luxury with small contemporary elements that made it visually appealing.  I would recommend this hotel to anyone most especially to the business traveler because of its convenience and their attention to details which support someone who needs to be working during their travels.

Hilton London Metropole
225 Edgware Road,
London, W2 1 JU
+44 (0) 207 402 4141
hilton.co.uk/londonmet


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