To describe the Rosewood as palatial would be an understatement. Flat-capped, tweed-clad doormen usher you in through gleaming copper doors and into a magnificent foyer space, where towering dark columns impose themselves against mirrored walls and rose-coloured glass. Button-backed sofas are paired with elegant, smoked-glass coffee tables, littered with fascinating trinkets such as crocodile magnifying glasses and gilt-edged, leather-bound books. Ascend through cavernous marble staircases to the pièce de résistance, The Manor Room: an opulent suite, bigger and more lavish than anything we’ve seen before in London. The bathroom, a stately pentagon with a gargantuan marble bathtub and separate rainforest shower, alone deserves a mention. It is possible to rent and occupy up to six bedrooms here, which constitutes an entire wing of the hotel. Downstairs, the atmospheric Holborn Dining Room offers classic British dishes in an elegant, airy setting.