Weekend City Breaks In London - The Carlton Tower Hotel 5* (Knightsbridge)
By Steven Cronin
Boasting 220 sumptuous en suite bedrooms, many of which overlook the exquisite gardens of Cadogan Place, the Carlton Tower hotel effortlessly embodies panache and flair. Served by two excellent restaurants and accompanying bar, the Carlton Tower is the ideal base from which to explore London past and present. The hotel offers an accomplished Health Club, adorned with excellent facilities including a fully equipped gym and swimming pool.
Situated at the hub of Knightsbridge, the Carlton Tower is at the doorstep of many of the world's most elite stores including Harrods and Harvey Nichols. The most highly concentrated area of fashionable boutiques can be found on Sloane Street, a shopper's paradise. Beware though, credit cards have been known to receive some terrible abuse in these areas!
Bed and full breakfast (based on two people sharing) can be yours for "105 (per person per night) during spring, rising to "145 throughout summer and winter. For those travelling alone, the single person supplement is a similar amount on top. A mid-week (Monday to Thursday) supplement is applicable at "15 (per person per night) in spring, dropping to just "4 for the duration of summer and winter.
London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel 5* (Grosvenor Square)
Featuring 236 luxurious en suite bedrooms, furnished with marble bathrooms and the latest wireless internet technology, the London Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel pampers your every need, providing unadulterated relaxation and a full recharge of the most run down batteries. The celebrated Cobalt restaurant offers a taste of the Mediterranean, as well as the more British traditional afternoon tea.
Positioned at the central point of London's chic Mayfair, the shopping havens of Oxford, Regent and Bond Street are all within effortless proximity.
Bed and breakfast (based on two people sharing) is "99 (per person per night) during spring, increasing to "115 throughout summer and winter. The single person supplement is a similar amount again. If you are travelling mid-week (Monday to Thursday) an extra "55 is valid in spring, rising to "63 for the course of summer and winter. An executive room upgrade is available upon request for an additional "59 per room per night.
Please note all prices are correct at time of press (December 2005). For reservations call Superbreak on 0870 701 2200. Lines are open 8am - 11pm 7 days a week (excluding Christmas Day).
About The Author
Steven Cronin owns the Sargas Travel online magazine featuring travel reviews, news, inspiration, advice and special offers. For further reading please visit http://www.sargas.co.uk.