Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List of the Best Hotels in the World appears each May (Self has subscriptions to eveeery magazine in the wide wide world! No wonder, every time she goes on a trip, the stack of magazines awaiting her perusal is almost two feet high!)
Just for fun, self decided to look at the “Hot List” for England. Also for fun, she decided to see how much a room would cost, this summer. Just in case she feels like gallivanting around London after her Edinburgh sojourn.
Here are the results of an assiduous half-hour spent scouring TripAdvisor. All the hotels are in London (except for one, The Pig, which is in Hampshire):
- The Pig: Self couldn’t find any reviews on-line. She did discover that there exists a Pig Veterinary Society (in the UK), which “aims to bring together the needs of all parties who produce and consume food, while guarding, above all else, the individual needs of the pig,” and publishes The Pig Journal every May and November. Maybe she didn’t look hard enough. She might try again later tonight. But she confesses to feeling burning desire to get her hands on a copy of The Pig Journal.
- Corinthia Hotel: Average nightly rate: $1,049
- Eccleston Square Hotel: Prices start at $365.97 (for a double room, according to Travelocity)
- St. Ermin’s Hotel: Average nightly rate: $323 (according to Travelocity)
- 45 Park Lane: Average nightly rate: $1,085
- St. Pancras Renaissance: Average nightly rate: $713 (according to Travelocity)
- Zetter Townhouse: Average nightly rate: $384 (according to the Tablet Hotels website)
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.