Time to rest
The impressive central winding staircase in the Mansion House provides access to its 30 rooms. We stayed in number 11 on the first floor, otherwise known as the Wescot Suite, which falls into the Mansion House Executive Suite classification.
It’s more apartment than room, bar not having a kitchen, but it certainly has everything else to create what is a splendid haven of luxury. As you would expect from a Dorchester hotel, the suite is beautifully furnished, and boasts an exquisite level of detail right down to the large elegant vase which sits in an alcove, as well as the several tasteful pieces of art that line the walls.
At the heart of the suite is a four-poster bed with a Bang & Olufsen television which emerges from the cabinet at the push of a button. Coffee and tea making facilities, a fully-stocked minibar for guests who enjoy in-room refreshments, a soft seating area, a writing desk and dining room table, complete the opulent accommodation.
To reach the ensuite marble-clad and underfloor-heated bathroom, you have the enviable task of having to pass through the first set of doors which leads into the sizeable walk-in wardrobe. It’s only after you have passed through another set of double doors that you are greeted by the standalone copper bath which is furnished with The Book of Idle Pleasures by Don Kieran and Tom Hodgkinson, as well as some nicely-scented bath and shower accessories courtesy of Mitchell and Peach.
If that’s not enough, there’s a heavenly rain shower, and two sinks which sit either side of the doors, avoiding any potential arguments when it comes to ablutions.