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Location and how to get there: On the Soho side of Covent Garden, minutes away from the “the city” (the financial centre) and the heart of London’s West End theatre district. The Covent Garden Hotel is surrounded by some of London’s most famous restaurants and bars, within the vibrant Covent Garden and famous Soho shopping area. Nearest Tube stations are Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

Number of rooms: 58 rooms and suites. All rooms and suites include 2 line direct dial telephone with voice mail, computer modem outlet with high speed internet access, facsimile outlet, DVD & CD stereo system, remote control flat widescreen LCD TV and satellite channels, personal safe and fully stocked mini bar. Granite and mahogany bathrooms with telephone, heated towel rails, cast iron tub, most with separate shower, double basin & bidet, anti-misting mirrors, hairdryer and terry cloth bathrobes.

Price range: $450- $2000 USD per night depending on whether you choose to stay in a Queen Room or The Loft Suite.

Time of year to go: London has something to offer everyone all year round.

Situated in the heart of “theatre land” The Covent Garden Hotel is just a short walk to the Royal Opera House, Soho, and the city’s business centre. The hotel is surrounded by London’s best restaurants, bars, clubs and shops, Beauty Treatment Room, Screening rooms for private hire or the Saturday Film Club (3 course dinner followed by screening of the film of the week). Matched with superb location, the hotel drips with good taste making it a style maven’s haven, or at least makes us feel exceptionally chic.

Why is this location so great for women? The hotel combines dramatically decorated interiors, superb service and the best that modern design and technology has to offer. Not to mention the Beauty Room specializing in body and beauty treatments in case you’re in need of a little extra R&R.

Services:
Screening Room, 3 private dining and reception rooms, 24 hour room service, Spacious drawing room, and Tiffany’s Library Concierge.

Hotel Restaurants & Bars: In the lobby, the Brasserie Max offers excellent Modern British cuisine, devised by Head Chef Paul Shields. There is also a wide selection of wines, champagnes and cocktails available. Open all day everyday. Great for people watching or pre-theatre dining.

Spa, health club: Covent Garden Hotel has a small gym on the lower ground floor comprising various cardio machines, free weights and exercise mats. Adjacent is the Beauty Room which offers a variety of treatments including full body massage, reflexology, facial, manicure and pedicure

Bath products in rooms:
Exclusive bath products by London based perfumer Miller Harris.

Specials for women/girlfriends: Bedroom & Theatre & Dinner: From $913 USD Includes; double accommodation, tax, English breakfast, a 3 course meal for 2 in Brasserie Max, 2 to seat theatre tickets and service. Excludes drink.

Theatre & Dinner: $121 USD per person. 3 course meal in Brasserie Max and 2 top seat theatre tickets. Includes; the option to return after the show for dessert. Includes service and excludes drink. (Dinner can be pre or post theatre).

Champagne, Canapes & Theatre: $121 USD per person. A glass of champagne and chef’s selection of canapes before the show and 2 top seat theatre tickets. Includes service. Excludes additional drink.

Saturday Brunch: $111 USD per person. A scrumptious brunch is served at Brasserie Max before top seats to the theatre’s Saturday Matinee. Includes service. Excludes drink.

Afternoon Tea & Champagne: $121 USD per person. Afternoon tea and champagne in Brasserie Max after a Matinee performance at the theatre. Between 4-6pm. Includes service. Excludes additional drink.

Covent Garden Film Club: A ‘club’ in name only, everyone’s welcome here, hotel guests and members of the public can dine in Brasserie Max, the hotel’s bar and restaurant and then see the ‘film of the week’. A two-course dinner with a glass of premium wine and the movie costs $35.00 per person. The film starts at 8pm on Saturday nights. Guests can also stay overnight in one of the hotel’s luxurious bedrooms from $446 USD excluding VAT and the Film Club tickets.

Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9HB

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