“Hazlitt's offers traditional period elegance in the heart of London's Soho. The Georgian architecture and the splendour of its individualised bedrooms certainly tick the boxes for a top-end city hotel. They aim to combine traditional hospitality with modern flair, and they do so successfully. Rooms are traditionally furnished, with panelled walls, well-crafted furniture, pictures and rugs.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Unique and quirky, a welcome departure from the cookie cutter style of hotel that you find across the rest of London. It has that charming air of being slightly worn without being shabby; comfortable, yet stylish, like an old dinner jacket that still fits after years of wear.
What is there to do in the area or on site?
Hazlitt’s is the ideal base in the heart of London’s cosmopolitan Theatreland, Bond St, Regent St, Oxford St are all within walking distance.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Bakers Basket - selection of freshly baked croissants, warm rolls and Danish pastries.
Fruit Crunch – a generous serving of natural yoghurt layered with fruit of the day and topped with crunchy granola, served with pastries.
Bacon Sandwich – Warm Ciabatta filled with Richard Woodall’s finest smoked back bacon.
All priced at £11.95 per person inclusive of choice of juice and a hot drink.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We offer a room service menu (albeit a limited selection)– 24 hours. Anything from soups and baguettes to risotto & ravioli.
Too many restaurants to mention, something for everyone from upmarket burger bars to celebrated celebrity chef restaurants are within walking distance. Our front desk is happy to provide details and make reservations.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All are popular for one reason or another.
“Its called Hazlitt’s because it was the home of the essayist, and all the bedrooms are named after his chums or women he shagged there “ – Bill Bryson – Notes from a Small Island.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Hazlitt’s is popular with those in the know: a glass fronted bookcase acts as a kind of visitor’s book, as every guest with a book to his or her name adds a signed copy of their latest work to the collection, such as Susan Sontag, Ted Hughes, Michael Ondattje, JK Rowling. Whomever you meet in the hushed passageways, you know you are in good company – because they had the excellent taste to choose Hazlitt’s.”