Review: The Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court
The first hotel to be opened as part of the Signet Collection – founded by Hector Ross, former chief operating officer of Longshot (owner of the luxury Beaverbrook hotel in Surrey and Bel & the Dragon Group) – the Mitre Hotel is a Grade II-listed property dating back to 1665, brimming with character and history.
You’re in for a treat staying here. It’s a stunner of a hotel, located right on the banks of the River Thames. The building has been completely renovated, with incredible interiors by Nicola Harding, quietly luxurious, well-appointed rooms (some with a river view) and delicious food by culinary and operations director Ronnie Kimbugwe, who previously worked as senior sous chef at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s. Choose from Coppernose or Signet 1665, depending on what type of dining experience you’re after.
There’s a stunning outside terrace bar with Europe’s first Whispering Angel bar and an honesty bar in the cosy library complete with jukebox. It’s all managed spectacularly by the lovely Claire Fyfe who made us feel so welcome. I love this hotel. Rooms start at £120 for a double.