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Sanderson London Hotel
Ranked #54 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 6 Contributor
855 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
“London's quarkiest”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

This hotel is one fo the quarkiest you can find in London and is not because of the unique reception area, so modern and different than all the hotels. It has 2 bars on the ground floor, one old school and another modern which seems to be attracting the wrong crowd and sometimes you feel like you are somewhere in Asia not in London. There is a great restaurant and an outdoor area with heaters when is cold, so is a good place to relax and have a chat.

The uniquely designed elevators, took me to the top floor where my suite was located, but how narrow the hallway was: 2 people could hardly pass near eachother. Maybe this was to favour the suite, which as extremelly large, open plan, only separating the hallway and bathroom via glass and see through curtains. A mix of Louis XV furniture and modern too, made the space even more interesting and the large terrace with Morrocan lights and lots of plants made the whole space so addictive. One of my favourite places!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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MarcelaAlmeida, Guest Relations Manager at Sanderson London Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
How lovely to know that we are one of your favourite places, thank you very much for your review. We are always pleased to assist with ethos tours of the hotel to explain the history (the hotel is a Grade II* listed building so English Heritage restrictions have influenced the layout) and the interior design by Ian Schrager and Philippe Starck remains true to their original desire to create ‘hotel as theatre’. We have just refreshed the garden to focus again on its original Japanese design and we will be introducing new covers and heaters during the year. We also have a new Malaysian menu which is proving very popular and we’re pleased to note that this was a particular highlight for you. We look forward to welcoming you back and please let us know when you’re next staying.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The sanderson is super cool and very fashionable. Has a really happening bar downstairs and is great for couples and groups of friends. Really friendly concierge helped us book a show and really helpful with booking restaurants etc.
would highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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MarcelaAlmeida, Guest Relations Manager at Sanderson London Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Thank you so much for highlighting the staff, particularly our Concierge team, it’s great to know that everyone you met displayed our core values so fully to create a memorable experience. Our Concierge team are always pleased to help with recommendations and reservations for everything that is happening in London. We look forward to welcoming you back when you’re next in London and please let us know if we can help with anything to ensure another great stay.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Having stayed at St Martins Lane previously, I decided to try their sister hotel.

Once again I was not disappointed. The public areas are quirky and fun.I especially loved the Purple Bar.

The room was spacious, very clean, and you know you are staying in a design hotel.

The hotel is in a great location to explore the West End.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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MarcelaAlmeida, Guest Relations Manager at Sanderson London Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
We're so pleased that you have had an opportunity to stay at both Sanderson and St Martins Lane, and that you loved the quirkiness and fun elements of the hotels. We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy the location and Purple Bar, and hope you also have a chance to relax in agua, our urban bathhouse and spa, as well as enjoying our new menu in Suka.
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

O.K. -- so I'm not exactly hip, but I like to think I can spend some time in a trendy hotel and feel comfortable. Maybe this is more about me, but I had a lot of problems feeling comfortable at The Sanderson.

Its dated. The chair situation in the lobby is completely contrived (they even realigned them as soon as I tried a couple of them.) The concierge is a pill -- unless you're hip. The outdoor restaurant/lounge had a strange mix of customers, including a middle-aged couple making out next to me and my daughter -- ick -- really? Really.

To get to my room, I had to take a nauseating space-themed elevator ride, only to land in a hallway so dark I walked by my room a few times. Once in the room, I did find it spacious and well-appointed. And quiet! I was concerned that the place would be a noisy drunken party hotel, but my sleep experience was excellent.

And thus, I don't know what to think about this hotel -- it is a mixed message -- the public sections are trying too hard to be something they're not, and the rooms are a quiet refuge.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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MarcelaAlmeida, Guest Relations Manager at Sanderson London Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
Thank you for your kind comments on the guestroom itself and your sleep experience, however we are sorry if you did not feel completely comfortable during your stay in terms of the style and design of the public areas in particular. The lift and low lighting in the corridors were designed as a calming moment after partying in the bars, and with the 'hotel as theatre' ethos created by Ian Schrager, the Lobby furniture looks outwards to allow guests to sit and relax whilst at the same time watching the activites in the lobby and bars. We have remained true to the original design and ethos since we opened and would love to welcome you back when you are next in London to include an an ethos tour of the hotel to highlight its history (a Grade II* listed building) and explain the stories behind the various images and designs so please let us know when you are returning.
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2012

What a wonderous stay it was. My boyfriend decided to blow half of our unofficial accommodation budget on staying at The Sanderson, without this bold move i don't know what our first impression of London would have been like. The cocktails, The beetroot crust-less sandwiches, and the surroundings of the Sanderson has left an everlasting impression on both of us. When booking we opted for the conservative deluxe room, which was perfect apart from the bed springs penertrating our kingsize mattress. located right in the heart of the media/ad agency land in Noho, it would be fair to say the bed had copped it's fair share of lunchtime debauchery.Totally understandable after a cocktail or two at the bar downstairs. Thankfully the lovely team at The Sanderson upgraded our room. We only had a couple of days to shop, eat our way through London and catch up with friends from NZ. If we had not of stayed somewhere so central we wouldn't have been able to fit everything in. I am now the biggest ambassador for The Morgans Group, particularly for the fact that they support and showcase some of the most talented spatial/industrial designers in the world. We will absolutely return on our next sojourn, hopefully next time i will stay awake long enough to enjoy room service after a hard night painting the town red.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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MarcelaAlmeida, Guest Relations Manager at Sanderson London Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
We are thrilled that you enjoyed an Alice moment, tumbling down the rabbit hole to enjoy a completely different view of London and it's great to have you as our biggest ambassador for Sanderson and Morgans. Thank you for the wonderful comments on so many areas, and we can't wait for you both to come back and repaint the town red! You can then not only enjoy room service but also relax in agua, our urban bathhouse and spa, to ensure you enjoy more magical experiences. We are sorry for the mattress in your first room, we now have new mattresses in all our rooms. Please do let us know when you are back to stay with us.
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2012

I have always had good experiences staying at hotels operated by The Morgans Group and Sanderson Hotel was no exception. My girlfriend and I went over to London from Dublin for the weekend and had a fine visit, contributing to that pleasant time was our stay at Sanderson. The moment you enter the lobby, its stylish appearance informs you of the uniqueness of the property. A very nice staff welcomes you and moments later you find yourself in your room, a room unlike the trad hotel rooms we have come to expect, the bed is on an angle creating a pleasing space. Bathroom, roomy and again not your traditional water closet.
Walking distance to London's High Street shopping district, several minutes on foot to West End theater areas, Covent Garden,etc.
A 4 to 5 Star hotel in appearance, service and location. All together loverly.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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MarcelaAlmeida, Guest Relations Manager at Sanderson London Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2012
Thank you so much, Marc, for your great review and it's lovely to know that you had another good experience with Morgans Hotel Group. We would love to welcome you both back to Sanderson when you are next in London, and recommend a visit to agua, our urban bathhouse and spa, to enjoy a treatment or simply relax after a day's sightseeing and shopping.
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

I stayed here for 1 night on the 4th February with my sister. The hotel is absolutely amazing and loved everything about it. The staff on reception were very helpful, and the concierge too, was really friendly and happy to help with any query given to him.
Our bedroom was fantastic, and the beds are the best I have ever slept in!!! The room was very large - we had a Superior room, which was brillant, all the little quirks to the room added to the extra special experience that the Sanderson gives to its guests.
If you get any free time, go to the Long Bar and Suka - both are amazing, I had the most fabulous cocktail in the Long bar, and loved the buzzy atmosphere!!!
Overall a fab experience and I wouldnt hesitate to stay again!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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MarcelaAlmeida, Guest Relations Manager at Sanderson London Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2012
Dear Debbie, thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed the service and that Concierge were able to help with anything you needed. We have a great team of mixologists in the bars who are always happy to recommend and create divine cocktails to suit individual preferences and please don't hesitate to come back soon - we look forward to welcoming you and your sister back to Sanderson, we would love to see you both again.
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Property: Sanderson London Hotel
Address: 50 Berners Street, London W1T 3NG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Fitzrovia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Spa Hotel in London
#26 Romantic Hotel in London
#31 Business Hotel in London
#53 Luxury Hotel in London
#61 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanderson London Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lavish "Urban Spa" in the heart of London’s West End, Sanderson offers a retreat from the bustle of the city into a world of fantasy and wellbeing. The landmarked 50s building has been transformed into a surreal Cocteau-like dream world, epitomizing a “new luxury” that is smart, pared down, and tempered with a healthy dose of wit and irony. Sanderson’s indoor/outdoor lobby is a layered and sophisticated environment that is totally original. ... more   less 
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