My tea service moments after arrival

My tea service moments after arrival

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The Ritz Hotel in London was completed in 1905 and was the dream of visionary Cesar Ritz as well as architects Charles Mewès and Arthur Davis. It had a multimillion pound restoration and can be considered one of the greatest hotels in the world without question. I stayed for one night before heading to the South of France and can confirm it is a walk through time to the glorious days of service in the early 20th century.

The DSC04024uniforms of the staff were pressed and tailored to perfection. The staff made every effort to ensure that you felt as though you were a member of the royal family.

A highlight for the stay was the breakfast service which I really recommend should you be staying at this prestigious hotel. The dress code is relaxed for breakfast so a t-shirt and jeans are acceptable, however sport shoes or running shoes are not acceptable. For dinner it should be noted that a jacket and tie will be required due to a strict dress code in the main dining room. Having a waiter dressed in a full tuxedo with tails and addressing you as though he was your butler … makes this a breakfast to remember.

Breakfast table setting

Breakfast table setting

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Raef, my favourite valet

Another special moment is the whoosh of the double doors opening for you as you walk through the main gallery towards the restaurant. Two little bell boys perfectly dressed and smiling with a nod as you walk by will make you feel like complete royalty.

The greatest achievement of the Ritz Hotel in London is the impeccible service you will receive. The standards are so incredibly high that you will find it difficult to compare with other hotels throughout the world. It’s worth every penny in my opinion … especially if you are celebrating something  important … like a Birthday!

Prepared in my room

Prepared in my room

Fine Art can be seen everywhere in the hotel and occasionally you will stumble upon something that takes your breath away or makes you think you were somewhere in Buckingham Palace.

The Duke and Queen

The Duke and Queen in a quite sitting area