Now I have stayed all around Hyde Park in London! I’ve stayed at four different hotels that all have good views of this glorious park. My favorite thus far, would have to be the Metropolitan by COMO hotels. The hotel is located on Old Park Lane on the southeast corner of the park. It’s smaller in size but packs a serious punch in all areas!
I had just finished up my stay the night before at another COMO property called The Halkin and headed over to the Metropolitan just 500 meters away. The stay at The Halkin was superb and you’ll have to read about it and the dinner at the Ametsa restaurant in separate articles. After checking in, I headed up to my beautiful suite. The hotel focuses on the theme of wellness. You can see this in the color scheme throughout the property, in the rooms, and in the public areas.
The suite was massive! I was drawn to the window to take in this extraordinary view. This is the essence of London. You’ll look around to see classic buildings with the glorious Hyde Park view and feel like you’re in a fairy tale.
The rooms have recently been updated and had the latest technology. Equipped with Bluetooth and electronic controls built into the phone, you can control the entire workings of the room. The bathroom was also great, offering a bathtub and shower.
While enjoying such a magical environment, I decided I wanted to enjoy it even more and sample the Metropolitan hotel room service. Let’s just say I was incredibly happy I did. I ordered the Met Burger which came with French fries. This burger blew me out of the water! This was a little piece of heaven on a room service tray. The French fries were cooked perfectly crispy and the burger was bursting with flavor. Without a doubt, I must insist you try the room service at the Metropolitan during your next stay.
I got a little ahead of myself because I was so excited about burger! However, prior to consuming the burger, I went down to experience the very large gym. I was impressed with the amount of equipment. They also have a lovely steam room located inside of the changing room. Everything that you could possibly need to get a good workout in and relaxation afterwords. I hit a cardio session so I could balance the massive Met burger! Story of my life.
Not only were the views gorgeous in the daytime, they were incredibly gorgeous in the nighttime. In the evening, I was lucky enough to capture some gorgeous shots of the scenery.
For dinner and drinks, I was recommended to head down to the Met Bar on the ground floor. In the Met Bar they focus on their “bites” which are finger food to accompany your drinks. After ordering a few tasty drinks I put in an order for fried squid, sliders and chorizo. This food made my heart melt. Not only was the flavor on point, but it looked beautiful as well. The service at the bar was impeccable. I definitely recommend you to visit this hotel, but also to grab a drink at the Met Bar too.
The next morning I awoke in an aura of excitement. I was excited because I was a ready to try the hotel’s breakfast. The hotel serves their breakfast on the first floor, in a bright room that is naturally lit by a giant skylight. White table cloths also make it feel extra refreshing. There is a large assortment of à la carte items to choose from. My personal favorite was the Eggs Benedict. To balance out the alcohol I had been drinking, I also ordered a green juice that is supposed to help the liver. Well done Metropolitan hotel, well done.
When the stay was over, I was honestly sad to leave. This is the type of hotel experience I truly enjoy most. Throughout the entire stay, I felt very well taken care of. All of the staff members went above and beyond and were right there when I needed them. They made me feel at home, and between the service, food and the facilities, I was rather impressed. I can’t forget to mention again how amazing the room service burger was, along with the view, it was heaven! When push came to shove, and you’re looking for a fantastic hotel with the best view of Hyde Park, you must stay at the Metropolitan by COMO hotels!
19 Old Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1LB, UK
Phone: +44 20 7447 1000