PHOTO: Eccleston Square Hotel, Eccleston Square, London Sw3
My review of Eccleston Square Hotel in London. I think the best people to give advice on a country or city are those that actually live there! I am going to give you an insiders guide to London most particularly the area around Eccleston Square, London SW3. If you choose stay at the hotel, here are some Diva ideas of where to go at the bottom of the blog!
Eccleston Square Hotel is a small, boutique hotel in a great location within walking distance of some good restaurants, museums, galleries and other places to visit. Not to mention some great shopping, which as you know, is my speciality!
A small hotel, in a good location which offers great customer service and is reasonably priced too! Conde Nast Traveller USA – No.1 Hotel in London.
First the hotel,l which is very chic and stylish. Beautifully renovated by the owners, it is a relaxing and calm place to stay. The hotel was originally two townhouses overlooking a beautiful garden square which can be used by hotel guests. The staff are friendly and helpful and will make you feel at home.
PHOTO: Beautiful decor at Eccleston Square Hotel
Downstairs comprises a reception area and dining room with a bar. All absolutely spotlessly clean and in neutral black, grey and white colours. The rooms are similarly chic and calming, in the same neutral palette of colour. Here you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner or have drink at the bar.
PHOTO: Cocktails at Eccleston Square Hotel
Minibar is free if you book directly with the hotel. Cheers!
PHOTO: Room at Eccleston Square Hotel. Super Comfy bed – A Diva essential
Regular readers know how fussy and diva-esque I can be about a comfy bed! This is up there with the best.
Choose from a room facing the front and the garden square. The rooms here are smaller but some have balconies which are so lovely to sit and watch the world go by or have breakfast. http://www.ecclestonsquarehotel.com
The rooms facing the back of the hotel are larger and quiet, but I would choose a front facing room with a balcony.I think the most important thing in a hotel bedroom is the bed and this hotel certainly excels with the quality of the bed! I slept really well and enjoyed the massaging mattress and all the up and own buttons raising the bed to whatever position is the most comfortable.
PHOTO: A lovely room at Eccleston Square Hotel
Enjoy the state of the art technology in the room. One of the most technologically advanced hotels in the world – BA Highlife, Daily Mail and Telegraph. This is really great with a bedside iPad for guests to use and a mobile phone which guests can take around town and make free calls! A massive TV with a large selection of free films with 3D available too.
PHOTO: An IPad for guests to use in every room
The bathrooms follow the ultra modern them with l’Occitane products to enjoy. I like the little touches such as Nespresso coffee machine, free tea brought to the room on request, there are plenty of plug sockets in the room (Hooray!), large mirrors and storage space.
The garden, is one of the highlights for me. Such a joy to be able to enter a wonderful secret garden in the middle of the city and enjoy it almost alone.
PHOTO: Eccleston Square Garden
Luxury Travel Diva stroll:
I am going to tell you my favourite places to visit nearby if you choose to stay here. Turn left out of the hotel and take a 5 minute walk to Elizabeth Street, SW3. One of the chic areas of London and you will find two very good restaurants in this street, as well as a very famous cupcake shop!
PHOTO: Peggy Porchen Cakes
Peggy Porchen is a famous cupcake shop, instagrammers from around the world come here for a photo opportunity and a cake!
Some of my favourite designers are here including Philip Treacy for hats and the new Jo Malone owned shop. There is even a fabulous pet shop which Freddie and Zarya would love to visit, which is very chic called Mungo and Maud.
PHOTO: Philip Treacy Hat Shop, Elizabeth Street
We also discovered a nice restaurant on Elizabeth Street called Olivo Carne, A Sardinian restaurant, meat based menu but some vegetarian options for us veggies!
Keep walking to the end of the street and turn left. You will come to Orange Square, home of an old favourite restaurant.
PHOTO: La Poule au Pot Restaurant
Keep walking to the end of Elizabeth street, turn left and you come to Sloane Square after a 5 minute walk, another favourite London spot! Large department store Peter Jones is right on the Square but if you turn onto the King’s Road you will find a treasure trove of my favourite shops. First up is SpaceNK, find them online too, just the best place for ups to the minute skincare and makeup from around the world and UK niche brands. http://www.spacenk.com
One of my favourite galleries to pop into when I’m in London is The Saatchi Gallery, always worth a visit and there are lots of little restaurants and cafes nearby. http://www.saatchigallery.com
Eccleston Square Hotel, Eccleston Square, London SW1
Tel. +44 (0)203 489 1001 http://www.ecclestonsquarehotel.com