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Okavango Delta, Botswana
The story of Xigera Safari Lodge is one of renewal. Of rebirth and family legacy, and of the pioneering spirit that drives us to seek out Africa’s wild spaces. The same spirit that inspired this remarkable reimagining, perhaps a complete reinvention, of an Okavango Delta safari. This is Xigera (pronounced ‘kee-jera’), named for the Pied Kingfisher that makes its home amid the watery channels of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Every aspect is handcrafted to beguile our guests’ senses and stir their souls – from the evocative interiors to one-of-a-kind encounters. But Xigera is equally a line in the sand. A raising of the bar. A bold statement in the realm of luxury safaris in Botswana, and an Okavango Delta safari experience like no other.
The houses of Montague Street were constructed between 1803 and 1806 by W.E. Allen, builder, to designs by James [Halliburton] Burton [1761-1837] over the gardens of Montagu House.
Expect warm smiles at every turn, a host of thoughtful touches, sumptuous rooms and suites, and delicious cuisine, all set within the quiet streets of Bloomsbury.
Every one of our team members is empowered to make a real difference, offering remarkably considerate service and discrete attention to detail. From freshly-cut flowers in the suites to personalised gifts for special occasions, it is no surprise that guests often remember the names of our staff and ask after them when they return.
Exceeding expectations at every turn, our historic hotel has a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service. Within walking distance of the British Museum and Covent Garden, enjoy live jazz music in the Leopard Bar, an Afternoon Tea in the Conservatory, delicious cuisine in the elegant Blue Door Bistro and unique experiences with our seasonal 'Beach Bar' and 'Ski Lodge'.
We pride ourselves on our local relationships, and carefully design memorable experiences for guests. From a private tour of The British museum, to a delicious picnic feast in the private setting of Bedford Square Gardens, our knowledgeable concierge team ensures every stay is as seamless and personalised as possible.
From the most traditional experience of Afternoon Tea, to the refined British menu offered alongside our founder Beatrice Tollman’s comforting signature dishes in the elegant Blue Door Bistro, Executive Chef Martin Halls creates gloriously varied dining options, which make the most of organic, seasonal and British ingredients.
"Seven private Georgian Grade II listed townhouses, originally constructed in 1806, form what is now the beautiful Montague on the Gardens hotel. I have had the honour of being part of this incredible journey since 2002, when I took up the position of General Manager.
I have the privilege of working closely with a wonderful group of true hospitality professionals and it is their passion that makes The Montague such a special place. For the past 15 years, The Montague has featured consistently in the top 10 traveller-rated hotels on TripAdvisor in London. This extraordinary achievement has made me very proud of our team, especially as we are the only 4-star property in London to have achieved this.
Our central location is unbeatable; on one side we have the vibrant West End, on another we are minutes’ walk from London’s main transport hubs, and can easily access London’s iconic Oxford and Bond Street. The hotel is also a stone’s throw away from the world-famous British Museum and the literary scene in leafy Bloomsbury.
I am also very passionate about sustainability with the proud introduction of our beehives in 2018, which our guests can learn about during their stay. We also sustain a living wall and frequently use ingredients grown in our thriving herb garden.
I really do hope that you enjoy your visit to The Montague where, I can assure you, you will arrive as guests and leave as friends."
- Dirk Crokaert, General Manager