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Community Level 3iainc

iainc

Tea for 32? Review with images

AdvantagesA fantastic treat

DisadvantagesCould be thought of as pricey!

"...known only as "Tea at the Ritz". So if you want to know all about the hotel - you're reading the wrong review!! Tea at the Ritz is a dining experience best experienced with someone else. Take your wife, spouse, fiancee, girlfriend, mother, granny, husband, boyfriend, partner, or granddad (but not your pet gerbil), and they will enjoy one of London's most unique dining experiences. ------------------ The Location ------------------ The ..." Read review
27.01.2004

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Community Level 2anthonyi

anthonyi

Putting On The Ritz

AdvantagesService, style and fine dining

Disadvantages£££!

"Since the early years of the 20th century, The Ritz Hotel in London has been synonymous with luxury, elegance and fine dining. While it is a destination that most of us couldn’t afford to patronise on a regular basis, for those lucky enough to have saved the wherewithal for a ‘special occasion’ visit it is a highly desirable location. I was fortunate enough to spend two days there in Jan-04…and they were two days I won’t be forgetting in a hurry. We ..." Read review
04.02.2004

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Community Level 2rokkafella8

rokkafella8

Living it up at the Ritz

AdvantagesGreat if you can afford it

DisadvantagesAbsolutely none

"LIVING IT UP AT THE RITZ Munching British Rail sandwiches on Lincoln station was hardly an inspiring start to a weekend at the Ritz, one of the world’s most prestigious hotels. My fault for not double-checking the departure times so my wife was quick to point out – but then she would say that wouldn’t she? It wasn’t the end of the world and it was a beautiful summers day when we eventually arrived in the capital, where ..." Read review
22.05.2001

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Ritz-London

AdvantagesLocation

DisadvantagesCost and Staff

"...booked us a night in the Ritz as my 21st birthday present. As soon as i found out we were staying here, i was telling everyone who came into my sight. On arriving at the hotel there was a note on the front door to tell everyone to use the side door as the front door was not working.....nice! --Location-- The Ritz isnt a hotel you can really miss, you can see the signs glowing for (almost) a mile. Being a 5 minute walk from Picadilly Circus ..." Read review
09.01.2007

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Community Level 2tynegal

tynegal

Tea at The Ritz - a treat to share!

AdvantagesLuxurious surroundings and food, great service

DisadvantagesBooking necessary for Palm Court

"...I were in London for the day on business and, having missed lunch because of train times, decided to treat ourselves to tea at the Ritz which we walked past on the way to our presentation. Obviously we didn't have a booking - and people do book weeks in advance - so we asked at reception and were directed to the maitre d' in the Palm Court. He was really pleasant and said that while the tea room was fully booked we could get exactly the same tea ..." Read review
29.08.2007

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Community Level 1matthewste...

matthewsteeples

Putting on The Ritz

AdvantagesStyle, excellent service, great location

DisadvantagesToo many tourists

"The only problem with The Ritz is that being such a landmark it does attract a bizarre mixture of people. The Rivoli Bar is perhaps a bit kitsch for some, decorated with much gold and glitz, but The Palm Court and adjoining lounge bar are sophistication in themselves and ideal places to take elderly relatives to tea or for drinks with clients/friends. The restaurant offers the best of British in terms of a traditional menu and the room is spectacular. ..." Read review
07.12.2007

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Community Level 1v15394

Quick review of The Ritz, London

"Yes the Ritz is famous and is decorated with lots of gold plating, but it is mostly faux baroque-kitsch, the staff can be rude and arrogant (even the boys who carry your suitcase!) and the clientele is nearly all russian or arabic. For a much more classy and enjoyable stay I recommend Claridges or the Dorchester.
06.10.2008

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Community Level 1spalover468

spalover468

Romantic tea for two in opulent surroundings at The Ritz

Advantagesperfect day time treat for two; central London; easy to get to

Disadvantagesmust book early to get the time you want; dress code and price could be offputting

"...said it all. Clearly The Ritz has found a winning formula that hasn't changed in years. So just a few little things to add: it really is a treat, right down to visiting the ladies powder room, you feel very special! I was given a voucher so went with my husband. It was mid-week and, because we only booked a few days in advance, we couldn't get anywhere near tea time and ended up with 11.30am so we treated it as an early lunch instead. It didn't matter. ..." Read review
17.05.2010

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The Ritz Hotel London is stifling and uncomfortable

AdvantagesNone.

DisadvantagesStifling - we felt we were in the offices of MI5

"...wife and I stayed at The Ritz Hotel London three weeks ago. We found it stifling and uncomfortable. We found it hard to relax and enjoy the experience. We really do not get it, the owners of the Ritz Hotel London themselves come from a deprived background, one would have thought this is the last place they would want to own. When we were looking for a forum to express our dissatisfaction we came across an unauthorised biography on The Barclay Brothers ..." Read review
29.03.2014

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