Hazlitt’s

‘Exquisitely refurbished. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

30. 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

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

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, Mastercard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £288, D,B&B from £338. A la carte £25.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Exquisitely refurbished.’ Peter McKay and Douglas Blain have cultivated ‘an oasis of civilisation’ within a decadent cluster of Soho’s Georgian houses. At least one had been a depressed boarding house where lived and died essayist William Hazlitt, who lends his name. It is now alive with whimsical curios, proper china for afternoon tea and Sir Godfrey, the resident cat. His namesake would no doubt have savoured the honesty bar’s locally made gin. Elsewhere, the sloping floors and throne loos have been retained, but electricity replaces most of the candles. Sumptuous bedrooms and suites, all antiques and period artwork, revel in the unexpected; not the lovely but often-seen roll-top baths or romantic ornate beds, but the gilt-framed plasma TV, a Jacobean love seat disguising a loo, a spring-loaded dressing table. Rooms at the front have triple-glazed windows; some lighter sleepers may prefer a rear room. Twenty-four-hour room service with pastas, deli baguettes and light bites, includes breakfast, as lavish as one likes. For everything else, the steakhouses, vegan ice-cream parlours, and the stages of Soho are steps away. (See also The Rookery, main entry, and Batty Langley’s, Shortlist.)

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Hazlitt’s
6 Frith Street
Soho Square
Soho
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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