Brown's Hotel

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 19 publications
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19 expert recommendations


Bon Appétit

The grown-up option. Full review →



Reopened in December 2005 after a $30 million–plus overhaul, its future is now as bright as its past.


Condé Nast Traveler 85.7

Add a slightly clubby tone to the service—the top-hatted doorman, for example—a discreet lobby, a large bar (essential), a tea room, and a grill. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

This historic hotel... has undergone extensive refurbishment, which respects its heritage while introducing contemporary furniture, British art, and the latest technology.



Tongues wag, however, that even though it's one of the priciest of hotels, neither the interiors nor the service really add up the way they used to. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 92

History and charm welcome guests at Brown’s Hotel, billed as the first official hotel of London since its doors first opened in 1837. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Often imitated but rarely bettered. Full review →


Gayot 48

This collection of eleven Georgian townhouses, having undergone a sleek, £24 million refurbishment, remains a delightful, old-fashioned hotel with stained-glass windows and oak paneling. Full review →



Brown’s has epitomized British luxury since the Victorian era Full review →

Request the Kipling Suite: Legend has it this is where The Jungle Book was written.

Insight Guides

A distinguished, very British hotel with 117 rooms and a smart Mayfair location.  Full review →


Lonely Planet

This landmark hotel was created in 1837 from 11 town houses and is London's oldest hostelry. Full review →


Michelin Guide

Urbane and very British... with an illustrious past.


Mr & Mrs Smith

One of the most coveted addresses in Mayfair, Brown’s Hotel is still the place to see and be seen even after nearly two centuries in business. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Rocco Forte gets it right every time. Subtley beautiful. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

Brown's Hotel, located in prestigious Mayfair, is part of the luxurious Rocco Forte Collection. Full review →


Star Service Tick 5

Consistently ranks as one of the most quintessentially English hotels around: genteel, historical and service-oriented, and offering...a superb Afternoon Tea Full review →


Time Out

Brown’s was opened in 1837 by James Brown, butler to Romantic poet, hedonist and freedom-fighter Lord Byron. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Scottish tartan banquettes and British racing-green woolen armchairs abound, while the wood-paneled lounge evokes elegance without feeling old-fashioned. Full review →



Opened in 1837 by Lord Byron’s butler, this luxury hotel set in four historic Mayfair townhouses mixes classic English style with modern touches.

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Brown's Hotel

5 Star Hotel roccofortehotels.com

33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP

Contact 020 7493 6020
  • Fitness Center
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Conferences
  • Minibar

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