Eccleston Square Hotel
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best High-Tech Hotel
- The rate includes calls to London landlines, access to a 3-D DVD library and use of an iPad 2
- VoIP phones in all the rooms mean you can make international calls at a Skype rate
- The minibar is fairly priced
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What To Know
- Free WiFi is via speedy fiber optic broadband
- Rooms are equipped with international electrical sockets
- The electronically adjustable Hastens beds retail at around $20,000
- Guests can access Eccleston Square's private residential garden
- Children 15 and under are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Don’t be fooled by its traditional Georgian exterior: Eccleston Square is one of London’s techiest hotels. The black and white chevron marble floor in the hallway leads to a sleek reception area with chic gray armchairs, a black lacquered desk and an elegant glass chandelier. The property underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2011, and now it’s tricked out with bespoke furniture, TVs that stream live news in the elevators and a custom-made eight-and-a-half-foot 3-D plasma TV in the media lounge.
Bed and Bath
The masculine-look guestrooms are beautifully designed but do err on the small side. Signature King rooms come in at 193 square foot, City King rooms are 172 square foot and City Queen rooms are 150 square foot. Each feature giant gray leather and Italian wood headboards and custom-made Hästens beds (clad in 300 thread count Rivolta Camignani linen) that are fully adjustable (perfect for movie watching) and come with various massage settings. There’s a personal iPad 2 in every room and films can be delivered straight to your room so you can watch them on the 46-inch 3-D plasma TV. iPod docks are linked to the TV, and sound is piped around the room and bathroom. Bathrooms come with L’Occitane aromatherapy toiletries, and they have heated marble floors and showers with both rainfall and massage settings. Technophiles will love the bathroom’s cutting-edge SmartGlass technology, which lets you switch the glass walls between clear and opaque with just a flick.
Downstairs, the bijoux restaurant, Bistrot on the Square, is dotted with only a handful of tables, making for a supremely intimate dining experience. Choose between sitting by the fireplace or by the window, which looks out onto the square, and order from the menu of European dishes. Alternatively, order from the comfort of your room with the speedy 24-hour room service. There’s a small cocktail bar and media lounge to hole up in and enjoy a nightcap, and in summer guests get access to Eccelston Square’s beautiful private gardens.
How to Get There
Eccleston Square is a very lovely boutique hotel a few minutes walk form Victoria station and located on an elegant square of Georgian houses: London at its best. The compact rooms are nicely furnished and have all number of modern gadgets and facilities. The Desk staff are helpful and courteous.Our 2 day stay was spoilt by the shock that there was no hot water in the morning, so cold or no showers !! I understand a gas supply issues had occurred and may be this was not the hotel's fault, but the harsh reality was that our stay was spoilt by this incident. The desk staff were apologetic and we received complimentary breakfasts, lunches and tea and coffee service for our 2 day meeting ( held in their well equipped media room), which was a nice gesture, but did not really make up for the pain of showering in the cold!!!
Original room far too small for two people with luggage so we paid for an upgrade to a larger room. There was no desk or surface for laptops or charging devices. The bathroom sink is half size and impractical. There are no hooks in the bathroom for towels or clothes. Toilet bags were on the floor as again, no available surfaces. The wardrobe is half length and very small so with no hooks in the room our coats were piled on the floor. The technology is fun and the fit-out quality above average but comfort and amenity are more important. Room would suit a guest with an overnight bag and not two people with luggage and winter coats.
This was the second time this year that we have stayed at Eccleston Square. We love the location, hotel is clean and beds comfortable, staff are friendly, polite and helpful. It is such a treat to have a cup of tea delivered to the room in the mornings! We will definitely book to stay here again.
I would like to thank all the staff at the hotel for their amazing service. We were so well look after at what must be a very busy time of year.
They catered to our every need and hopefully I can experience their perfect service again in 2019!
Lovely hotel. Room 307 was a good size. No bath unfortunately but great shower. Dark deco but beautifully presented. Fab bed. Nespresso coffee machine in room, no tea but you could order whenever you liked and it was delivered quickly. Free (limited) mini bar. All the staff were great. Thanks Emmanuel for showing us the electrics.