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Melia White House Hotel Review: First opened in 1936, this property originally housed the private apartments of prominent London socialites; the address has long been one of the city's most desirable and exclusive. Today, the double rooms are understated, completely soundproofed and classically furnished with polished wood chairs and tables, very comfortable king-size beds and luxury print linen fabrics. Bathrooms have marble-tiled floors and walls that perfectly complement the black granite sink counters. High-speed Internet is available, though it is chargeable. The lavish breakfast offers nearly everything you could imagine to start the day, and the several attached dining venues include L'Albufera, considered by some to be one of the best Spanish restaurants outside of Spain (the black rice paella here is divine). For a modest additional fee, the Royal Service adds an extra touch of class to your stay. The hotel is located one block from the Regent's Park tube station and a fifteen-minute walk to Oxford street shops.