Richmond is one of London’s most tranquil and affluent areas. It’s just a 13-minute train journey from Central London (Waterloo) but feels a million miles away with its lush greenery and villagey feel.
The Richmond Hill Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel. It has a luxurious and plush finish right through from the lobby to the restaurant to the rooms which were all completely refurbished in 2018. The demure decor is stylish and understated and you really feel like you’re staying somewhere very special and very high end.
HOW TO GET THERE & CHECK IN
When you arrive at the hotel you will enter through the lobby area with the check-in desk straight in front of you. The friendly staff at Richmond Hill will guide you through your booking and all COVID procedures before you are allowed to escape to your room.
The nearest tube/train stations to/from The Richmond Hill Hotel is Richmond Tube (District Line) and Richmond Overground. Both stations are about a 25-minute walk away from the station or a 10-minute taxi ride. You could also get the 371 or 65 bus which takes about 15 minutes. For transport help, I recommend you download CityMapper for excellent, free guidance.
For our nights stay at the Richmond Hill Hotel, we stayed in the Georgian Suite.
The Georgian Suite is one of the most luxurious rooms at the hotel. It has a separate living area with Sky TV, dressing table, fridge and desk. Then into the bedroom, it has a giant king-sized four-poster bed and a huge free-standing roll-top bath inside the room itself. Perfect if you’re wanting a romantic nights stay for two or a treating yourself to a nights getaway to relax and unwind. The bathroom has dual sinks and a large walk-in shower. It’s also fully stocked with some gorgeous Penhaligon’s products to indulge in. In terms of amenities, they have everything you need such as iron, ironing board, hairdryer, tea and coffees and complimentary robes. All the rooms were refurbished in 2018-2019 to the high standard they are today. A nights stay in the Georgian Suite is from £395 per night. If you’re looking for something more affordable please keep reading …
The hotel has 8 different types of rooms starting from just £94 so everyone can experience the hotel at any budget. For me, I would say their Georgian Deluxe room (pictured below) at £174 per night is a great option for that luxury roll-top bath experience at a more modest price than the suite.
THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
As I said, the Richmond Hill Hotel is located in one of London’s prettiest and leafiest suburbs, Richmond.
To make the most of your stay, I highly recommend you spend an afternoon on Richmond High Street looking around the shops. Also, no trip to Richmond is complete without a walk around Richmond Park where you will hopefully spot some of the beautiful free-roaming deer. I also recommend you visit King Henry’s Mound for gorgeous views across Richmond and a secret view you need to see. Not a lot of people know this but if you turn the telescope away from the view and behind you in between the trees you can see a perfect view of St Paul’s Cathedral 14 miles away.King Henry’s Mounded is the spot thought to be where King Henry VIII stood on 19 May 1536 to watch a rocket fired from the Tower of London. This was the signal that his wife Anne Boleyn had been executed for treason and he would be able to marry Lady Jane Seymour.
Kew Gardens, home of the largest botanical collection of plants in the world, is just 1 tube stop away. The River Thames is just a 10 minute walk from the centre of the town which has lots of high street and boutique shops.
FOOD & DRINK
144 On The Hill is the hotel’s award-winning AA rosette restaurant and bar that guests can enjoy dining in.
Head Chef Jessen Valaydon has created a menu of British classics that includes burgers, steaks, salads and fish – all incredibly delicious and beautifully presented.
They also do a fantastic breakfast and brunch menu. The eggs benedict is one of the best I’ve ever had. Fancy a tipple after dinner? At the bar have a huge selection of 75+ gins and a great collection of signature cocktails.
WHY STAY AT THE RICHMOND HILL HOTEL?
- Its a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of London while still being close enough to visit if you need to.
- It’s a short walk away from the largest Royal Park, Richmond Park and just a 20-minute walk from the centre of town.
- There are lots of lovely walks to do in the area.
- The hotel is very cosy and beautifully decorated – a home away from home!
A wonderful stay at the Richmond Hill Hotel. I highly recommend it both for a staycation if you’re in the UK or if you’re coming from abroad and want to be close to London without the madness! For more information on Richmond Hill Hotel or to book your next stay click here.
*My stay at the Richmond Hill Hotel was part of a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.