No. 11 London
What's the Private Members Club all about? Come on in and find out. The No.11 is not only a luxurious boutique hotel but also a private club. That, of course, leads to questions. Private, after all, can mean a lot: Escape from a nagging wife or sherry in front of the fireplace, or both. If you are curious now you won't be disappointed at the entrance: While the red heavy velvet curtains and the matching wallpapers are suspicious in the beginning, you will soon find out that visitors who register here will not be offered pole-dancing but limitless admission to the spa and gym. The club also stages wine tastings regularly here, or you can just hang out the noble way - so it's sherry in front of the fireside anyway and none of the notorious establishments. That would be strange anyway as rooms cost more than the usual hourly hotel. Exquisite fabrics, noble canopy beds and luxury toiletries add up to create an unparalleled all-out Victorian atmosphere. Ancient English charm reigns supreme here everywhere: You get the noble variants of sausage, bacon and eggs in the morning, Earl Grey at the salon in the afternoon and a sandwich at the bar in the evening. But they will offer the private variant as well: If you feel like it you can also book a Private Dining. Double rooms from approx. 200 Euros per night.
While the sister of the Metropolitan Hotel also subscribes to the principles of Zen, you will hardly notice it. But if you really want to know: Each floor's design is shaped according to a different element. But you will see little of it because the Italian design diminishes the Eastern philosophy with subdued colours, and the large windows direct your gaze outwards instead of inwards. Inside, however, the aroma reminds of Bulgari. And, in fact, shampoo, shower gel, soap and other toiletries at the marble bath are made by the Italian brand. But enough of Italy and back to the East. The hotel's Restaurant Nahm serves the best Thai kitchen in Europe, at least according to Michelin, who decorated the cuisine with a star. After so much culinary indulging you can work out your bad conscience at the gym, or relax during a yoga session, or pass by the Metropolitan. There, you have access to the Como-Spa. Afterwards we recommend a drink at the bar, the latter in a somewhat bland design like the other public rooms, but that doesn't matter, really. The rooms are truly beautiful and eventually only the inner values count, right? Double room from approx. 450 Euros per night.