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GAYOT's star rating system rates each hotel property on its décor, service, amenities and ambience. The scale ranges from one star (the basics) to five stars (pure luxury).

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Royal Garden Hotel
The Royal Horseguards
San Domenico House
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London
Sheraton Park Tower
Sheraton Skyline Hotel London Heathrow
Sofitel London St James
South Place Hotel
St. Ermin's Hotel
St. James's Hotel & Club
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
The May Fair
The Tower
Thistle Marble Arch
W London Leicester Square
The Waldorf Hilton
The Wellesley
The Westbury Hotel

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Aloft London Excel
Artist Residence London
Avo Hotel
The Beaufort
Belmond Cadogan Hotel

The Bermondsey Square Hotel
Britannia International Hotel
The Buckingham Hotel
Cannizaro House
The Cavendish London
Charlotte Street Hotel
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club
The Chesterfield Mayfair
Chiswick Moran Hotel
citizenM hotel London Bankside
The Colonnade Town House
Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick
Copthorne Tara Hotel
Corus Hotel Hyde Park
Covent Garden Hotel
The Cranley
Crowne Plaza London - Kensington
Crowne Plaza London - The City
Crowne Plaza London - Shoreditch
Crowne Plaza London - St. James
Danubius Hotel Regents Park
Dean Street Townhouse
Dorset Square
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Ealing

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