BRITISH HOSPITALITY FOR THE MODERN TRAVELER
This is one of the most special hotels I’ve stayed at. A repurposed townhouse built in 1718, Hazlitt’s has a rich history. The author William Hazlitt lived and died here, and due to its heritage, its popular with writers and artists: J.K. Rowling loves to stay here, and they even have a signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!
It’s considered an honor to be featured in Hazlitt’s library, which is one of the rooms you discover as you snake through the hallways of ground floor, feet creaking on the floorboards. Rooms filled with books, coupled with places to sit to enjoy the books, art, have a cup of tea, or fix yourself a drink from their honesty bar.
The entire home has been restored into its original Georgian style, and you feel like you are stepping back in history getting a feel for living in London in the 19th century. The hotel has 30 rooms, outfitted with antique British furniture: four poster beds, claw-footed tubs, and art everywhere. In fact, there are over 2000 paintings in this home.
- A/C: Yes
- WiFi: Yes
- Parking: Yes
- Pool: No
- Room Service: Yes
- Breakfast included: No
- Bar/Lounge: Yes
- Minibar: Yes
- Gym: No
FOOD & DRINK
We spent countless evenings resting our feet and enjoying a cocktail before heading out for the evening. The Honesty Bar is quaint and stocked. It also provides the opportunity to peruse the shelves of the renowned library.