Melia White House Hotel

Managed by the Spanish Sol Melia company, this impressive art deco property is located just to the south of Regents Park, and just a few blocks north of Oxford Street. Spacious public areas offer a high degree of comfort and include an elegant cocktail bar. Stylish en suite bedrooms come in a variety of sizes, although they all offer high levels of air-conditioned comfort and are well equipped with hair dryer, magnifying mirror, satellite TV, direct-dial phone, high-speed internet connection via laptop or TV, radio, tea and coffee tray, safe and trouser press. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Diners looking for somewhere fashionable to eat will approve of L’Albufera, an elegant, award-winning Spanish restaurant; for greater informality, The Place Brasserie offers buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an emphasis on Mediterranean dishes. Relax in comfortable Longfords Bar, while listening to one of the jazz singers and pianists who perform there from Tuesday to Sunday. Among the hotel’s other amenities are an air-conditioned gym, with the latest cardiovascular equipment, and a modern therapy room chock-full of treatments that ‘alleviate and rejuvenate’. For those looking to stay longer in the capital, there are studios and apartments to choose from.

Recommended in the area Madame Tussaud’s; London Eye; London Zoo.

Address: Albany Street, Regents Park,

LONDON NW1 3UP Tel: 020 7391 3000 Fax: 020 7388 0091 Email: Website: Mapref: 4, TQ38

Directions: opposite Gt Portland St tube station
Rooms: 581, S £135-£160 D £160-£185
Facilities: Sauna Gym STV Wi-Fi available Parking