Hazlitt’s

London, England

You can imagine nodding off in an armchair over the latest issue of Samuel Johnson’s Idler, or William Hazlitt’s polemics in the Tatler, when you step into this time-warp hotel and close the door on trendy Soho. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

You can imagine nodding off in an armchair over the latest issue of Samuel Johnson’s Idler, or William Hazlitt’s polemics in the Tatler, when you step into this time-warp hotel and close the door on trendy Soho. It was here, on a Georgian terrace in the 1820s, that essayist Hazlitt penned his final diatribes, and antiques and furnishings keep faith with a bygone age. Bedrooms have a carved oak or four-poster bed, Victorian bathroom fittings. A suite has a sitting room with working fireplace, a garden with sliding glass roof. All have air conditioning, a minibar, modern plumbing, Land & Water toiletries (no chamber pot, Denmark wash or wig powder). The staff are ‘welcoming and friendly’. Public rooms are ‘cosy, with fireplaces, immaculately presented’. Venture out to a local coffee house, or sit tight with a drink from the library honesty bar, comestibles from a 24-hour room-service menu. At breakfast, send for cereal and croissants, a Buck’s Fizz and one of those new-fangled bread-and-meat confections so lately made popular by the Earl of Sandwich. (See also London sister ventures The Rookery and Batty Langley’s.)

Hotel details

Address

6 Frith Street
Soho
London
W1D 3JA
England

Telephone

020 7434 1771

Bedrooms

30. 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, library, private lounge/meeting room, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, under-13s free, extra bed £45.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

room-only doubles from £279. Breakfast £12, limited room-service menu, dishes from £7.