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There’s precious little to pick apart in this very good red brick hotel located on a quiet street behind the Wallace Collection and near Oxford Street. Rooms are relatively large and the big beds and rain showers may tempt you away from exploring the city. For all its surface Edwardian style, it’s modernized: On the ground floor, there’s a dedicated cigar smoking terrace and humidor room—some of its guests are businessmen from moneyed Muslim countries and they can’t drink alcohol in the bar. Americans can finally get a legal taste of Cuban cigars there. This solid, perfectly sized hotel could charge a lot more than it does, and it delivers a distinctly London cultural experience.