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Dukes Hotel

35 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NY, England
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    The site of Dukes' Bar, where the martinis are some of the best in the world. It was here that inspired Ian Fleming, after a couple of the stiff drinks, to pen the line "shaken, not stirred." The hotel itself is a luxury boutique hotel tucked into a Mayfair side street, central but not noisy, a great little hidey hole.

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    Set on peaceful cul-de-sac in the affluent district of St. James in Central London is the iconic Dukes Hotel with its pleasant fusion of quintessential English appeal and superior standards. The century old collection of classic and contemporary art throughout the property is particularly remarkable. A stunning fusion of traditional with contemporary décor and furnishings reflect the luxury and comfort in each of its 90 guestrooms with their Italian marble bathrooms. Artisan chocolates, REN beauty products, bathrobes, slippers, complementary magazines and Wi-Fi Internet are all available in-room features. The restaurant serves a classic British menu designed mostly with fresh seasonal produce; it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The legendary Duke Bars is internationally renowned for its famous martinis and personalized cocktails; apparently, Ian Fleming (James Bond’s author) has been a regular onsite. Despite, the bar’s décor is slightly stuffy, and serves drinks that probably break the bank by a rather unpleasant mixologist. Both, the Drawing Room and the Conservatory overlook the charming courtyard producing a soothing ambiance that is perfect for small bites and casual drinks. The cognac and cigar garden offers a collection of good cognacs and fine cigars including a few rare Cuban. The stay is certainly pleasant, though overpriced.

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    I was there for one thing and it did NOT disappoint... best martini of my life. Not even close. Don't worry about the prices, just order one... or two..

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    In one of London's swankier 'hoods, Duke's manages to have a comfortable feeling, with warm decor. The service is not incredibly warm and welcoming, but the place is one of London's institutions. It's charmingly set in a courtyard behind the main drag and covered in ivy. Oh, and the bar's martinis are some of the city's best.

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    Definitely my top 10 list of best hotels I've been!!!

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    Absolutely the best straight up martini in the world...yes, the world!

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One of London's institutions, the hotel bar was frequented by Ian Fleming in its day and its magnificent martinis are said to be the inspiration for James Bond's classic line "shaken, not stirred." Warmly decorated in a classic style, its 90 rooms feature free Wifi, REN beauty products, handmade chocolates and a private bar, among other comforts. Full concierge services and a health club, along with a cigar room and courtyard, complete the picture of tranquillity in the heart of London.

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4.5 out of 5
7 members' reviews
37 people visited Dukes Hotel
Excellent! - 89% of guests recommend
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  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Data Ports
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • In-House Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Safe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Excellent!340 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Service
    96% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Location
    94% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Restaurant
    79% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Hotel
    78% thought it was clean.
  • Hotel Building
    For only 58%, the facilities were new enough.
  • Ambiance
    Lovely ambiance.

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