Welcome, says the very tall, silver haired hotel doorman with a smart red tie and top hat, and he actually sounds as though he means it.
What's great about this hotel? Excellent position, free wi-fi, warm welcome, on-site spa, opposite Buckingham Palace and Green Park, and a well-stocked complimentary mini bar.
Bottom line: Best rate I could find on Wotif -
£317 per night.