Hazlitt’s

There’s romance and genteel decadence to be found in these three finely refurbished Georgian houses – Peter McKay and Douglas Blain’s ‘stunningly original’ hotel. More

Contact details

Hazlitt’s
6 Frith Street
Soho Square
Soho
London
Greater London
W1D 3JA
England
020 7434 1771

Hotel information

Bedrooms

30. 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, library (honesty bar), private lounge/meeting room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, Mastercard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £288, D,B&B from £338. À la carte (from limited room service menu) £25.

Good Hotel Guide Review

There’s romance and genteel decadence to be found in these three finely refurbished Georgian houses – Peter McKay and Douglas Blain’s ‘stunningly original’ hotel. ‘It remains an oasis of civilisation among the stream of maddening hordes that flock into central London.’ It is named after the essayist William Hazlitt, who lived here when it was a boarding house; today, lavishly furnished rooms have fresh flowers, pictures and antiques, afternoon tea is served on proper china, and an honesty bar is tucked in among shelves of leather-bound books. Bedrooms and suites – some with sloping floorboards, all with restored period plumbing fixtures and fittings – are different as can be. Richly decorated junior suites have a private sitting room and, in the bathroom, a vintage roll-top bath and a throne loo, but even the snuggest single room overlooking neighbouring houses has a characterful antique bed and interesting artwork. The restaurants and the animation of Soho are on the doorstep; in the morning, breakfast may be served in the room. The owners (‘two old gits’, they call themselves) also run the east London Rookery (see entry).

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Hazlitt’s
6 Frith Street
Soho Square
Soho
London
Greater London
W1D 3JA

Guest comments

'A stunningly individual hotel, like no other we have ever stayed at. Convenient for theatres and restaurants, and within comfortable walking distance of the British Museum. With no restaurant, our contact with staff was limited, but we found them friendly and efficient. We had the room Dr John Snow at the back, and were amazed at how quiet it was, though we turned off the air-conditioning and slept with two windows slightly ajar. A wonderfully comfy bed. An incredibly large bathroom. The loo was best described as a throne. The most complex system of light switches I have ever come across. Breakfast in the room was served on a tray, but there was no table on which to put the items off the tray so we had to juggle dishes, glasses and cups around – not ideal. ' - H M - May, 2013
'We were impressed. Staff are helpful, housekeeping is immaculate, the ambience is relaxing, the reception area is warm and welcoming. Our first-floor room overlooked Frith Street, but triple-glazed windows cut out traffic noise; the air-conditioning worked well and quietly. The room was dominated by a huge bed, supremely comfortable, and made as requested with sheets and blankets. Oil paintings on dark red panelled walls, heavy curtains, large, deep bath in the bathroom. Breakfast of fruit salad, pastries, rolls is served in your room or the library. ' - P B - October, 2012

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