I could not get 5 consecutive nights at the Fairmont due to availability, so I arranged to stay at the Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown for two nights before heading back to the UK.
Upon getting out of the taxi, I noticed how the place dripped in pretentious luxury; being in places like the Four Seasons is slightly uncomfortable for me because I did not feel like I belonged here at all? The valet guys are wonderful and genuine in their welcome , but the reception staff are trying so hard to be 5 star that it feels like you’re in a Hollywood movie?
That’s not to be dismissive of their excellent service, I just felt it was a little robotic?
The lobby is amazing, a roaring fireplace and sitting area is right by the revolving door, just before the reception. The reception staff looked after me so well, took my baggage (still not comfortable with someone doing that) and had it delivered to the room.
The journey to my room felt like it took ages because of how big this hotel is? Perhaps they could benefit from adding some of the Heathrow pod parking vehicles to take guests from reception to their rooms?
The room is definitely more classy than the Fairmont, but the rooms are slightly smaller? That said, it’s immediately apparent that you are in a different class of hotel here. The bed is beautiful, the chairs are extremely comfortable and the TV was almost twice the size of the last one!
The bathroom had a HUGE shower (but no bath) and beautiful sink and countertop with a fantastic selection of toiletries.
For a single night, I’d recommend a stay at the Four Seasons because it is absolutely amazing and I would not like to get too used to this kind of lifestyle, so that it remains a treat? It was exceptional, but perhaps I was punching a little bit above my weight?