Due to the location of this hotel, in one of London’s premium areas, it is a very expensive hotel to stay in usually. I am not sure that it is good value for money, even if cost is not a big issue for you as it is not particularly attractive and lacks many features (such as a health club, variety of bars and restaurants etc).
It is, though, in a fabulous location close to Sloane Street, Knightsbridge and the Kings Road. So fabulous if you like shopping!
The Staff at the hotel is all very helpful, friendly and attentive. This perfectly fits the premium nature and rates of the hotel. I was, for example, staying at the hotel for a few days for a work meeting and even at a conference deal of £215 (about US$430) for a standard room.
I was though, as I am a Starwood Gold Card holder, upgraded to a “Junior Suite”. This room on the 7th floor was lovely with 3 large windows looking across the rooftops of London towards the “London Eye” (bearing in mind buildings are not very tall in London!).
The design and fixtures in the room were traditional but stylish, with a sort of country house look. The bathroom had Molton Brown toiletries and complimentary wireless access for the duration of your stay. They give you cards with a code for each day when you check in.
As I mentioned, there is no fitness centre in the hotel, which is an issue I think considering the cost and premium of the hotel. You can go up the road to a sister hotel but when on business you don’t have the time to head off to another hotel and do a workout as well usually! There is a pleasant but small breakfast buffet in the bar that was pretty good.
The rooms were a little noisy due to the location and the nature of the building, which is a rather ugly building that I think may have been built in the late 1960s or 1970s, which seemed to lack good soundproof windows.
I sound like I am negative on the hotel but I enjoy staying here as they did make you feel important and were attentive. I just don’t think the hotel rooms are worth the money, and I am unlikely to stay here again if I was choosing a hotel to stay at in the area.