London Hotel


Hotel openings are second to none in London – fitting for a city that attracts the millions of tourists that the UK capital does. Arriving in the West End at the end of 2022, Hotel Amano as firmly cemented itself as a trendy spot to stay when in the city and comes complete with contemporary interiors and a moody ambience.

Complete with its own immersive restaurant – plus a rooftop bar, which offers gorgeous London views, Hotel Amano has good reason to be on your radar the next time you book somewhere to stay in the capital. From the gorgeous gold bathtub (which has no doubt graced your feeds on Instagram and TikTok) to the brass chandeliers and risqué artwork, if you’re not already convinced, continue reading to see why this you should stay in this hotel during your next trip to London.

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Why not book Hotel Amano in Covent Garden for your next trip to London?

Hotel rooms at Amano

There’s a large selection of room typs at Hotel Amano, meaning whether you’re looking for a snug space to stay overnight or more space for a longer trip, this boutique hotel can cater to everyone’s needs. From ‘cosy’ and ‘comfy’ rooms to ‘roomy’ and ‘roomy plus’, whatever your preferred bed size, Hotel Amano has you covered. For anyone looking for an extra air of luxury added to your trip, the ‘goldy’ is an essential booking – as there’s nothing quite as aesthetically pleasing and opulent as a gold bath tub and shower.


Food and drink at Amano


An Israeli-Spanish fusion restaurant, Penelope’s serves up innovative dishes for its diners. With an extensive cocktail and wine list, the premium plates we recommend would have to include the nduja pork belly and the black challa calamari (this might be the tastiest calamari we’ve had in London). The beef short rib is an excellent main course – while the ‘seafood on fire’ makes for an impressive dish if you’re looking for some dinner theatre.

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Penelope’s at Hotel Amano offers dinner and a show

Speaking of dinner and a show, Penelope’s is known for its sophisticated decor, which provides a glamorous ambience. As well as contemporary dishes, the dining experience itself is immersive – particularly come the weekend, when the restaurant hosts its famous Isramani nights. You’ve not been to a dinner party like it, with sparkler-garnished cocktails, shots straight from the bottle and belly dancers galore.


Amano Rooftop Bar

London knows a thing or two about a rooftop bar – and the terrace at Hotel Amano Covent Garden offers a gorgeous skyline view as you sit back and sip a cocktail. A unique panorama of the city, it’s the perfect place for an aperitif or post-dinner drinks. For anyone who needs a snack with their drink (our hands are raised), there’s a selection of bar bites available (coming from the kitchen at Penelope’s) so you can enjoy that gorgeous black challah calamari alongside your cocktail.

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Hotel Amano also has a hidden rooftop terrace bar

Overall, Hotel Amano is perfectly-located the for typical tourist or traveller visiting London. In the heart of the West End, the hotel is just a five-minute walk from Covent Garden tube station (seven minutes from Holborn and 10 minutes from Temple). In addition to good transport links, guests will find themselves literally nextdoor to attractions such as the Lyceum Theatre, the Royal Opera House, London Transport Museum and a short stroll from Leicester Square. If Penelope’s isn’t the preferred dining choice, guests are spoiled for choice with restaurants and bars in the West End.

The hotel is a small boutique style – so if you’re looking for somewhere with a spa, gym and the whole works, Hotel Amano might not be for you. However, what this hotel does deliver is gorgeous decor, comfortable beds in stylish rooms, good food and a rooftop bar – on the doorstep of one of the most popular areas of London. So, what are you waiting for?

Book your stay at Hotel Amano here

In her ongoing exploration of luxury hotels in London, Laura Bartlett had the pleasure of immersing herself in the charm of The Chesterfield Mayfair. Nestled within three elegant Georgian townhouses in the heart of Berkeley Square, The Chesterfield Mayfair is a regal abode that effortlessly blends luxury with timeless charm.

Stepping into this Mayfair gem, you are welcomed by a doorman adorned in a top hat, setting the tone for a sophisticated experience. The wood-panelled lobby and sitting area, adorned with chunky leather armchairs, antiques, and chandeliers, create an ambiance of refined comfort. 

Ascending to the 107 rooms, the decor resonates with Savile Row pinstripes or opulent gilded black lacquer furniture, complemented by soft robes and Elemis bath products. Opting for a suite unveils an extra layer of indulgence, with evening canapés delivered to your door and the opportunity to savour Champagne alongside your afternoon tea in the elegant conservatory. The Chesterfield Mayfair is not just a hotel; it’s a curated experience, where every detail speaks to the grandeur of Mayfair living.

Laura checks in…

My Enchanting Stay at The Chesterfield Mayfair:

From the moment I stepped into the polished marble lobby, a wave of familiarity washed over me, as if I were returning to a beloved place I had visited countless times before. It was a peculiar sensation, considering this was my first time setting foot in this elegant establishment.

The warmth of the welcome from the staff, orchestrated by the dedicated Deputy General Manager, Biagio Sarubbu, transcended the usual hotel hospitality. It felt like being embraced by an extended family, a sentiment that stayed with me throughout my stay—a remarkable touch that set The Chesterfield apart.

Junior Suite Delight:

As I stepped into my Junior Suite, I was greeted by a sight that would make any princess feel right at home. The room, with its unique decorative style, was nothing short of regal. The Savoir beds whispered promises of a night’s rest befitting royalty, and the plush bathrobes and slippers added a touch of decadence.

Every detail in the Junior Suite spoke to the hotel’s commitment to providing a luxurious and personalised experience. As I settled in, I couldn’t help but appreciate the unique character of the room, a perfect reflection of The Chesterfield’s dedication to creating an unforgettable stay.

Yet, what truly stole the show and stood as the centrepiece of it all was the magnificent chandelier, casting a warm and enchanting glow that elevated the entire ambiance to a level of grandeur fit for royalty.

The presence of a freshly baked red cake—a delicious representation of the Red Carnation Hotels group to which The Chesterfield belongs, greeted me when I arrived. It was as if they had baked a slice of their heart and soul into my stay.  

Fresh flowers adorned the suite too, adding a burst of colour and fragrance that further elevated the atmosphere. It wasn’t just a temporary dwelling; it was a home away from home, designed for a princess in pursuit of the extraordinary.

The sense of warmth and belonging extended beyond the confines of my suite, permeating every corner of The Chesterfield Mayfair. 

From the historic streets of Mayfair to the attentive staff and the charming hidden gems, my overnight stay felt like more than just an accommodation—it was a journey into the heart of British hospitality.

Rooms start from £320 a night for a Classic Double, including breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi.  


Location : 35 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5EB