11 Cadogan Gardens
What We Love
- Eccentric, no-method-to-this-madness mélange of styles in the guest rooms
- Plenty of places to relax, from the small library to the bright lounge and warm conservatory
- Guest access to the beautiful private gardens opposite the hotel
- Rabbit warren layout – the place is big, but feels cozy
What To Know
- The property still has the feel of a private members club rather than a hotel – staff are happy to help, but you have to ask them, rather than expect them to anticipate your every query
- The extreme variation of style through the public areas and the guestrooms won’t be to everyone’s taste
- The corridors and staircase are extremely dark, though the rooms are flooded with light
- Free WiFi
Tucked just round the corner from posh Sloane Square, and within walking distance of Knightsbridge, No. 11 Cadogan Gardens is a London hotel like no other, a former private members club that still carries that rarefied, members-only atmosphere. Head up the gloriously fusty, painting-heavy staircase and along dark, Gothic corridors towards to heavy wooden doors that open into one of 54 airy, stylish bedrooms (some have garden views). Every room is different here, and it’s this individuality that makes it one of the capital’s most enchanting stays.
In the Area
Sloane Square— the place so posh that “Sloane” is shorthand for “upper crust”—is an incongruous setting for the Royal Court Theatre, which produces some of the UK’s finest new writing. Caryl Churchill, Joe Orton, David Hare and Christopher Hampton all cut their teeth here. The area around Sloane Square is packed with tiny, traditional pubs that eschew gastropub food and serve Scotch eggs and pork pies. The Antelope is a friendly place to start. At the end of the street is Peter Jones, department store extraordinaire to the well-heeled and a microcosm of Middle-to-Upper England. Drop in for a browse and look out for the likes of Kate Middleton and her friends. Knightsbridge—shopping heaven—is also just five-minute walk away, while the King’s Road is at the back of the hotel and Elizabeth Street in Belgravia has lots of gourmet food stores. The best Sunday roast in the area is at the Thomas Cubitt, on Elizabeth Street. Arrive early to beat the crowds, and start with an eye-opener cocktail.
How to Get There
Cannot wait to go back. Best part about 11 Cadogan Gardens is the service! They ensure that your every need is met no matter what it takes. They also ensure your utmost privacy. The location is perfect.
Beautiful, striking and historic hotel set in quiet Mayfair streets. Superb welcome with many smiles throughout and an immediate offer of water served in crystal beakers. Antique lift, quaint but noisy if people leave the old doors slightly open. Beautiful room, calm colours,very comfy bed, lovely scent in room, bathroom OK all clean.
However, only coffee making facilities in room(why???) so if you forget to specifically order tea you have to keep ordering from downstairs which takes some time. When it does come up they seemed to always miss something. First the milk, then for breakfast in bed the cutlery was incomplete. I ordered toast which was barely dried bread. The full brek was tasty however.
But this being picky. They were so helpful and were on had to do whatever we wanted of them or to give advice and so very kind.
Cosy and charming small hotel just off Sloane Square in the heart of Chelsea.
Nicely furnished and comfortable 'superior' room (but small bathroom), excellent breakfast and very friendly and efficient staff. Old-style hotel with wood panelling, old picture frames, cosy lounge/library and bar.
I got a very good rate booking this hotel through getaroom.com. I stayed for two nights with my daughter as a treat for her birthday. The hotel left a small surprise for her in the room. We were looked after from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. We were surprised with a complimentary upgrade to a suite which was beautiful. We were so worn out we didn’t get a chance to visit the bar or restaurant. Unless we could get another deal on rooms there is no way we could really afford to stay in such a beautiful hotel but I’m keeping my eye on the rates! Thank you!
As always a perfect Hotel in a perfect location. The rooms are very nice and cosy. We like very much the new breakfast room with the new cafe.
For us one of the best hotels in London. For sure if you want to stay near sloane square.