Hotels & Spas, London

La Vie Est Belle At The Sofitel St. James in London Town


Whenever you go to London, you can’t miss this place. The Sofitel St James has it all!

Why? Well, there is more than just one reason…

First of all, it’s an amazing location – a perfect combination of being close to everything and hidden away in a gorgeous little square just steps from Piccadilly. Set in the heart of London, this neoclassical hotel is surrounded by over 150 listed properties. We had our little blogger reunion at the hotel this year and the staff made sure that there was nothing missing, absolutely nothing!


Starting from a delicious welcoming drink, to a cake in my room or the late night kitchen…

I must say that we are big fans of the Sofitel universe, which we already explored in Amsterdam and Bordeaux. So we were even more curious about our stay in London!

If you love Paris and London and you are a traveler with a desire for culture, this is your Spot!


What to know

In 1964, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts were created as the first French international hospitality brand.
Today the Sofitel brand also encompasses the historic Sofitel Legend, the fashionable SO Sofitel and the boutique MGallery by Sofitel.
Each member of the Sofitel brands creates distinct opportunities for unforgettable experiences, always inspired by the essence of the locale and creatively imagined through a sophisticated French lens.

This is what it makes this place so charming…

You can feel an authentic passion for the new French art de vivre and luxurious French hospitality: embracing and honoring local culture; showcasing the finest in gastronomy complemented by classic French techniques; a dedication to the art of wellness; and a never-ending appreciation for modern and contemporary design.


Sofitel St James Bedrooms & Suites

As I live in Paris, I almost felt at home at the Sofitel St. James. One call at the reception “Bonjour Madame, how may I help you?” gave me the first smile in the morning. The communication between the staff and the hotel guest is just adorable. Service is excellent.

Our Premium Luxury room was as aspected gorgeous! It had a soft down luxury bed, high technology and Hermès amenities, a well equipped mini bar, bathtub & shower. We tried it all and satisfaction is held high at this place… We just adore the smell of the Hermès products, it’s so distinctive and lovely that you can’t get enough of it.

Complimentary high-speed WIFI and mineral water is also something that we appreciated a lot!

Another highlight was the 24/7 late night service (yes… we came home after some drinks and were hungry) – Burger & Pizza made us so happy, just hanging out on the bed and watching TV. Not to forget: the breakfast! One call and 7 minutes later, our eggs, juices, croissants and fruits were in our room!



The hotel also features a restaurant, The Balcon, The Rose Lounge, the St James Bar, a large choice of conference suites and an award-winning spa. The Rose Lounge’s beautiful cream-and-pink décor takes its inspiration from a traditional English rose garden. Delicate and serene, it is the perfect place to relax with a book from the library or indulge in a French accented afternoon tea.

St James Bar offers a unique cocktail list and a large selection of Champagnes in a milieu modeled on Coco Chanel’s 1920s Paris apartment. Chinoiserie, walnut-framed silk panels, antique lamps and French gilt chairs enhance the luxurious ambiance.

Please also try the So SPA, where you can leave it all behind!

With five treatment rooms, including one for couples, a private hammam and steam room, along with manicure and pedicure stations, Sofitel So SPA allows you to leave the world behind as you surrender to the pleasures of a highly-personalized, well-being experience.

Massage tables have been designed exclusively for Sofitel to offer supreme comfort. For a natural, holistic approach to beauty, Marisa Berenson has devised a range of treatments and products to enhance your relaxing So SPA journey.

Since our stay at the Sofitel Legend The Grand in Amsterdam we got great fans of the So SPAs, as they do magical rejuvenation treatments after analysing your skin.

A real must-do for a great stay in London!

Check also our articles about our Amsterdam stay at the Sofitel Legend The Grand here:

So SPA Amsterdam

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam



To sum up the Sofitel St. James in a few words:

It’s romantic, fashionable, relaxing, luxurious, it’s combining cultures plus food and drinks are delicious!

We had such a great experience here that we have to recommend it to everyone visiting London.

Merci to the great team that made this stay memorable!


Don’t hesitate and book your memorable experience with a click.




Sofitel St. James


PHONE: (+44)20/77472200

FAX: (+44)20/77472210



 photocredits: WWA / Sofitel St. James


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