Review: The Beaumont

This London gem reopened last August following a refurbishment

Location: The hotel sits in the heart of London, just one block from Selfridges in Oxford Street, down a quiet street overlooking Brown Hart Gardens in Mayfair. Bond Street underground station is only a few minutes’ walk away.

First impressions: As I walked up to the hotel entrance, my eyes were drawn to the large abstract rectangular shapes on the southwest top corner of the building. The sculpture, which dominates the entrance, was commissioned as a public piece of art from artist Anthony Gormley.

Named ‘ROOM’ it can also be booked to stay in, albeit at a hefty rate. Once inside the property I’m greeted by friendly and attentive staff, and it wasn’t long before I felt completely relaxed considering only a couple of minutes earlier I was jostling through the crowds of busy Oxford Street.

The facts: The hotel reopened in August 2021, after a refurbishment, which included the additions of the new Le Magritte bar, a lounge and an alfresco dining terrace. Sophisticated 1920s art deco styling runs throughout the hotel, which features 50 rooms and 22 suites, including the Roosevelt Suite boasting a private terrace and up to five bedrooms.

All guest rooms feature a large smart TV, complimentary teas and coffees and DR Harris toiletries. The aforementioned Gormley’s ‘ROOM’ is a one-bedroom suite with a living room, a marble bathroom and a staircase leading to a bedroom measuring only four metres square and 10 metres high. 

This cave-like space is accessed through a black curtain and is clad in dark oak. There is no furniture except the bed and the concept is to provide a personal and intimate experience to the guest. Off the lobby is the Le Magritte Bar, where you can relax before or after dinner with a cocktail or an American whiskey.

Also on the ground floor is The Gatsby Room, an all day dining space, where you can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, combined with some American flavours such as peanut butter and jelly chocolate macaroons, and Boston cream pie. The hotel also has a hammam-style spa with steam, sauna and therapy rooms.

A stay at The Beaumont isn’t complete without trying the food at its main restaurant, The Colony Grill Room. It’s a relaxed but sophisticated tribute to the New York-based Grill Rooms.

Wow: The food. Dinner and breakfast at The Colony Grill Room were exceptional. I particularly enjoyed my dessert, The Colony bespoke sundae, where you pick the ice cream, sauces and toppings to create your perfect ice cream sundae.

Book it: Rates start from £490 for a Classic Room, including a ‘Beaumont Baker’s Basket’ breakfast and taxes. thebeaumont.com

Emma Winton

Emma is Graphic Designer at Travel Weekly Group, and works across all the print titles and supplements within the company including Aspire. She particularly enjoys whizzing down the slopes on ski holidays!

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