My husband and I loved our four night stay at this gracious and beautiful small hotel. We stayed in the gorgeous Ashcroft room. It had a huge floor-to-ceiling window and balcony overlooking the large garden in the back of the hotel. The décor was traditional, but not dowdy or overly frilly. The room had a four poster bed, a large sitting area by the fireplace, a table (with fresh flowers) and chairs by the beautiful window, a writing desk, and another desk near the bathroom that I used as a dressing table. It was perfectly quiet, and the air conditioning worked well.
Read the hotel’s website for a better description than I can write. Everything they say is true. If you get the impression that this might be a stuffy or intimidating place, we can assure you that it is not. The staff was welcoming, helpful, and considerate. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them.
The location is convenient for sight-seeing, just a couple of blocks from the Sloane Square Underground station. It is possible to walk to many attractions (and lots of shopping) from the hotel.
I have been speculating on why this hotel is not in the Fodor’s guide. Perhaps it is because it is not up-to-minute with some of the current trends in luxury hotels. Our room did not have a large flat screen TV. (This was not important for us.) The shower was in the bathtub, and it was not feasible to turn on the shower before getting into the tub (unless you don’t mind getting water on the floor). The water was hot within a second, so this wasn’t really a problem even for me, a person who hates being cold. Breakfast was good, but not a highlight.
We didn’t want to leave, and we’d love to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic Town-House Hotel situated in Knightsbridge, around the corner from Sloane Square & tube station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Draycott Hotel London