Nestling in the heart of the residential district of Chelsea, the Sloane Square Hotel is located in a historic building constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. It was previously a favourite of stars such as the Beatles, and it is still a must-see for anyone looking for elegance and sophistication. It is impossible not to fall for the enchanting charm of its detailing, which recalls the finest hours of this jewel-box of a hotel. Contemporary touches have been added to a rich past, and it has a very British feel that makes this London hideaway a magical place.
The hotel’s idyllic location puts it within easy reach not only of luxury shopping but also of pleasant parks, pretty Victorian houses and chic cafes and restaurants. Fans of royalty will find, only a few minutes on foot from the hotel, a place frequented by the royal family – the large Peter Jones store. The hardest thing is to choose between just going window-shopping and actually overheating your credit card. Chelsea also offers many places for fine dining, shopping and relaxation, and it is a district where art flourishes, with many art galleries and interesting museums.
The hotel’s location is one of its attractions, and it is also a delight to discover the subtle blend of vintage and timeless contemporary style in the rooms, where the welcoming decoration reflects the atmosphere of the establishment.
The hotel deserves praise for its environmental commitment, with organic beauty products in the bathroom and janitorial products chosen for their low impact on the planet.
After a good night’s sleep in particularly comfortable beds, guests treat themselves to a delicious buffet-style breakfast. This has a distinctly English touch but which also offers Viennese pastries, patisserie, fresh fruit and cereals. All this is, if you wish, accompanied by hot or cold drinks from the menu.
At this hotel of character, where the past and present coexist in perfect harmony, you will not soon forget the kindness of the staff and the impeccable service they provide. They do all they can to turn the concept of a “home away from home” into a reality.
I don’t know when, but I’ll be back!