Let’s face it: Instagrammability (which is just a more current word for “visually pleasing”) has become a deciding factor in today’s social media-driven world – whether you’re choosing a hot beverage, a travel destination, or a spot for breakfast. Social commentary aside, there is one property in London that offered more Instagrammable moments than we could count. From one-of-a-kind rooms to #Foodstagram moments aplenty, here are eight snap-worthy reasons to stay at Hotel Café Royal the next time you’re in London.
Request one of the few rooms with a balcony overlooking Piccadilly Circus, and you’re guaranteed one of the most breathtaking views of London – and by overlooking, we mean literally on top of.
Most of the suites boast gorgeous freestanding bathtubs made out of one single block of marble. According to the hotel staff, they have often been asked to help fill these with bubbles and flowers for the perfect Instagram post.
The Pompadour Ballroom
This grand ballroom boasts Louis XVI interiors, gilded walls, and golden chandeliers. If you’re looking for a place to live out your Marie Antoinette fantasies, this is it.
The ‘Rainbow Croissants’ were designed by the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef, Sarah Barber. Made with Lescure butter and filled with cherry jam, they’re hard not to love.
The Papillon Café
In the lobby of the Hotel Café Royal, you’ll find Papillon. Bright and airy, the café-restaurant features gold Siena marble counters filled to the brim with pastries and confectionaries. Windows covered in floral arrangements and beautiful china make this the perfect place to catch up with girlfriends – and then post about it.
The Dome Penthouse
Hotel Café Royal’s penthouse suite is one of the most unique hotel rooms we’ve ever stepped foot in. With a high, domed ceiling, the large circular space spans over 292 square meters and boasts three bedrooms. The highlight? Two spectacular terraces furnished with flowers, lanterns, and lounge furniture, and overlooking Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus. For the perfect romantic post, the hotel team will set up a candlelit dinner for two.
The Oscar Wilde Bar
Book in for an afternoon tea at Oscar Wilde Bar, and you’re guaranteed to be spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful things to photograph. Named after the British author who regularly dined here, the room has not been changed since the 1860s and retains its authentic Louis XVI detailing.
The Diptyque Afternoon Tea
Once inside Oscar Wilde Bar, opt for the Diptyque Afternoon Tea, which has been designed in collaboration with the leading French perfumer. Expect your table to be filled with beautiful candles and gorgeous desserts.
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