The best staycation experiences offered by London’s luxury hotels

The city break has long been a favourite for travellers, however, with our flights grounded and our holidays cancelled, the humble city break is suddenly so much more. While many hotels are now offering ‘stay longer for less’ discounts; these are the top 3 luxury London hotels offering the best staycation packages.

Bvlgari Hotel London, Knightsbridge

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The Bulgari hotel is just as chic as you would have expected from the luxury fashion house. Every aspect of the hotel’s contemporary interior is indicative of Bulgari’s extravagant style, just with the addition of Italian furnishings.

Guests can enjoy an impressive range of indulgent experiences, including world-leading spa and fitness treatments, premium boutique shopping and private screenings in the exclusive cinema room.

Despite being relatively new in comparison to other luxury London hotels, the Bulgari Hotel has asserted itself as a stay of guaranteed luxury.

The hotel’s ethos to provide the “highest standard of individually tailored service” is evident within their staycation series. Each plan includes an impressive selection of experiences focused on a theme, meaning the perfect stay can be achieved for each guest. The experiences available include:

  • B.Private – “an exclusive escape that prioritises safety and security” offering in-suite beauty treatments, shopping, dining and private film screenings for those apprehensive about mixing with others.
  • B.Family – keeping the children entertained with in-house entertainers and film screenings; as well as relaxing yoga and spa treatments for parents.
  • B.Active – exclusive access to the gym and spa facilities with personalised treatments and fitness sessions.
  • B.Beautiful – the ultimate pamper experience with restorative treatments in the award-winning spa.
  • B.Indulged – fully indulge in luxury with spa treatments, fine dining and an exclusive Dom Pérignon champagne experience.

10% of proceeds from each stay will be donated to the Bulgari Virus Free fund, which supports Oxford University’s research, manufacturing and testing of vaccines to combat Covid-19.

Rosewood London, Holborn

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When walking up to the Grade II-listed Edwardian building, located in one of London’s most historic districts, you will be impressed with its imposing grandeur. From the beginning of construction in 1912, it has taken over 50 years to complete the edifice that is so iconic to Holborn. Inside, a blend of “English heritage with contemporary sophistication” ensures that the interiors are just as grand. Guests will be awestruck at the sight of the Renaissance-style Italian Grand Pavonazzo marble staircase which stretches seven-storeys and estimated to be worth £40 million.

Just like the interiors, Rosewood’s staycation package has been carefully crafted to include an impressive list of experiences. Each morning will begin with a complimentary breakfast to fuel you for a day of activities; including 24hr access to cutting edge gym equipment in the fitness studio. Guests can enjoy an exclusive private Gin Masterclass for two at the largest gin bar in London. Afterwards, you can unwind with complimentary access to the Sense Spa’s luxury sauna and steam room. Each night of your stay will end with £75 hotel credit to be spent enjoying a spectacular dinner of locally sourced British cuisine at Holborn Dining Room, or a cocktail in the award-winning Scarfes Bar. With all that is available, it’ll be hard to leave, but with a 4pm checkout, you can max out your stay until the last minute.

The Goring, Belgravia

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Located just a stone’s throw away from Buckingham Palace, The Goring has long been a favourite for Royals. With over a century of hotelier experience, their luxury service has been perfected to the highest degree, but as London’s longest running family-owned luxury hotel, the atmosphere remains personal.

Currently owned by a fourth-generation of the Goring family, tradition is paramount. Walls are decorated with hand-woven Gainsborough silks; award-winning afternoon tea is served in London’s largest private garden and the restaurant serves the best of British cuisine (the Eggs Drumkilbo once a favourite of the Queen Mother).

The Goring’s personable service is what makes their “impeccably English” staycation package so great. The offer is fully flexible so you can change it to fit your needs but every guest can expect a guaranteed upgrade upon arrival as well as Pimm’s in the perfectly preened garden. In the Michelin star restaurant, you can enjoy a full English breakfast, with compliments, every morning. Guests also have full access to the fitness room as well as other complimentary accompaniments to ensure you enjoy your stay.

By Holly Johnson

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