The first impression created by the historic building is one of timeless elegance and when you step inside this theme continues, with lofty ceilings and a contemporary interior design aesthetic. We were checked in by the friendly reception team and given our key card before we took the lift to the fourth floor. Through another door, there was a little staircase which led to our room and we had a pleasant surprise when we walked in to find that a full suite awaited us! Exploring the light and bright apartment space with everything we could possibly need on hand, I already knew we would have a lovely time.
The spacious living area came furnished with a dining table and chairs as well as a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, oven, flat screen television and a comfortable sofa. Sliding doors drew back to reveal a private outdoor terrace with table and chairs, which was a wonderful added bonus. The bathroom was spacious with a bath and shower as well as mini travel sized toiletries. As for the bedroom itself, a huge comfortable bed dominated the space as well as another flat screen television and a separate desk area, which was the perfect place for catching up on a couple of emails.
After we had been to the shops to get some essentials we made a light lunch and opened the bottle of chilled Prosecco which had been left in the fridge for us. Lunch on the balcony was so relaxing and it was a pleasant way to begin our stay as we enjoyed the fresh air and even a little sunshine. It felt so good just to unwind and it made me realise how busy I have been lately.
After lunch we decided to go shopping, well I decided to go shopping is probably a more accurate way of putting it! After making a few purchases and stopping for a quick coffee and cake, we headed to the supermarket to get some goodies ahead of a relaxing evening in the hotel suite.
After going shopping for another bottle of sparkling wine, some pizza and nibbles we were all set. I was so happy upon getting back to the hotel to think of a whole night of relaxation. I soaked in the bath with a glass of bubbly and then we settled on the sofa to watch a couple of movies on the flat screen before having a nightcap on the balcony and heading off to sleep. Side note, the bed was so comfortable and I had one of the best nights of sleep ever. Bliss.
The only problem with the luxurious suite was that I just did not want to leave! It felt so good to have plenty of space to move around in and there was everything you could possibly need on hand including tea, coffee and biscuits as well as a full room service menu which was available from the R Brasserie downstairs.
The next day we were up bright and early, we welcomed another sunny day with coffee and orange juice on the terrace before heading downstairs to have breakfast in the R Brasserie. The breakfast buffet was so good and there was a huge array of options on offer including cereal, fruit, yoghurt and cooked breakfast items. I had eggs, hash browns and baked beans as well as some toast whilst my partner had sausage and bacon with his choices. We settled down for a feast to give us fuel before we headed off for a morning stroll and a little more shopping.
Later on in the afternoon we headed back to The Richmond to enjoy afternoon tea in the R Brasserie restaurant. We were spoiled with a selection of homemade fruit scones with clotted cream and jam, handmade chocolates, mini doughnuts and finger sandwiches filled with ham and mustard, cucumber and smoked salmon and tuna pâté. The scones were delicious smothered with cream and jam and the finger sandwiches were dainty and tasty. I sipped a glass of Chardonnay as we were treated to live music from the pianist who played a selection of tunes on the baby grand piano. Afternoon tea was a perfect way to round off our stay at The Richmond.
So that is all from me for now, I had an amazing time at The Richmond this weekend and I feel more relaxed than I have in a long time. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel, it has everything in terms of stylish design and a central location and the choice of rooms and apartments means there is an accommodation option to suit everybody. I loved having our own kitchen facilities too as this meant that we were able to make food and drinks when we wanted to. I think this is an ideal way to stay in the city as having an apartment suite means that you can alternate between eating out or in. This hotel has a distinctive feel of classic grandeur and it is super to see such a magnificent building have new life breathed in to it as a hotel. I left feeling my spirits had been raised by this little 'holiday at home' getaway and it really is true what they say, a change is as good as a rest! This is a great choice for either a weekend break or a longer stay in the city centre.
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What do you all think, would you like to relax in one of the luxurious suites at The Richmond and what do you think of the idea of a fully equipped apartment suite? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post!
Until next time,
I was invited to stay at The Richmond, my stay was complimentary for review purposes. All opinions expressed herein are my own and honest.