Whilst I typically tend to showcase more tropical destinations, there's something about the Four Seasons London - Ten Trinity which makes it impossible not to talk about. The neoclassical building framed with grand Corinthian columns is located near the Tower of London - making it a perfect location for both city workers and anyone looking to tour the area that's so rich in history.
First Impression & Setting
When I first heard about this particular hotel, it took me a while to think from memory about where the building actually was. I wouldn't call myself a London expert, but I do feel like I have good knowledge when it comes to London hotels. The funny thing is, I've probably passed this place hundreds of times but didn't actually clock that the 1922 historic building (originally used to house London’s Port Authority), was none other than the Four Seasons hotel. As I arrived at the entrance, I was kindly greeted by the doorman who insisted on taking care of my luggage as I checked in. When you first walk in, you'll step foot onto the plush carpeting and have a view of the very inviting rotunda. A grand piano sits centre stage and already, it's easy to picture yourself enjoying a few evening drinks here.
I'm going to be honest with you all - usually, I stray away from the hotels that are set in older buildings. Having experienced a few upscale hotels in the UK, a lot of luxury hotels that are similar, sometimes have visible signs of looking slightly worn down. However, the Four Seasons did not disappoint. You can see where they've kept areas to preserve the history, yet have been able to draw in a more modern feel. The decor itself is very glossy, with accents of gold and ruby reds to give it a subtle but not heavy, touch of opulence.
Now, this really is the part where you can see how they've bought in the more modern elements within the hotel. I was lucky enough to stay in the Executive Room, which I was very much looking forward to after being in awe at the photos online. When I think of city hotel rooms, I like to think of sleek, sexy and elegant designs. And, when it comes to London, it's also extremely rare to have rooms with high ceilings alongside plenty of space. Upon entering, you'll see the mini-hallway that leads toward the bedroom and lounge area. There's floor to ceiling mirrors, a walk-in wardrobe, a golden mosaic bathroom equipped with a bathtub, shower and his/hers sinks, a working desk and a king-sized bedroom with the iconic Four Seasons pillows. Another 'wow factor' (which I forgot to capture) was a huge framed mirror that actually turned out to be another TV where you can connect your phone and even play music. There's also a sound system control in the bathroom to allow you to listen to some tunes whilst you pamper.
The room is spacious enough, that if you do plan a longer city break, you'll still feel comfortable. Looking online, there are quite a few various rooms/suites available at the hotel, all with their unique style. Some tend to look more quintessentially British whilst others like this, take on a chic James Bond-worthy approach.
The Four Seasons Ten Trinity comes with a well-equipped fitness centre, a beautiful spa, a selection of restaurants and even a Gielly Green Salon. Located downstairs, the gym comes with plenty of machines, free weights and a dedicated area of machines to help with recovery. The iconic spa contains a decent-sized pool, thermal facilities and relaxation areas. Guest passes are also available if you wish to treat yourself to a well deserved day of full R&R. It's no doubt that for a city hotel, this place has it all for your day to evening needs.
If you do plan to book in for a treatment at their dedicated spa, I'd highly recommend booking far in advance. This place is known for booking up quickly!
During my stay, I was lucky enough to try Mei Ume, The Routunda Lounge and experience a classic in-room breakfast in bed. As expected, all the food was of high quality. You can call the restaurants directly to make a booking, or if you're a guest with the Four Seasons App, you can easily book through your phone.
Mei Ume offered Japanese-Chinese fusion dining, set in a beautiful restaurant lavished with cherry blossom details. They also offer a reasonably priced set lunch menu which was the perfect amount of food. Whereas Rotunda was set in the heart of the hotel, with comfy corner seating that makes it date-worthy for an elegant evening meal. The welcoming bartender, Miguel, l served up a selection of their signature cocktails which were both delicious and dangerously more-ish. If you order a Raspberry Negroni, you'll see the attention to detail with a perfectly branded ice cube.
Come morning, we had our breakfast arrive on time and delivered to our room. We ordered the 'Wellbeing Breakfast' for a healthy start to the day. Which included an omelette, green juice and fresh seasonal fruit. I was actually surprised by how much they also catered to traditional Japanese or Chinese breakfasts too.
For city hotels, this was by far a top favourite. Even though London has an abundance of luxurious hotels, this one felt a bit more discreet with a member club feel (which by the way, they actually do have a members club). The historic pedigree and grand interior, make you want to dress classy. Even though families are welcome to stay at this hotel, I personally see this as a place I'd love to revisit for an anniversary with a loved one.
Book your next stay at Four Seasons Ten Trinity - London by visiting: fourseasons.com/tentrinity/
This stay was gently offered by Four Seasons Ten Trinity. All views and opinions here are as usual my own.