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
We turned up at the Eccleston Square Hotel without having made a booking and were shown to a gem of a room by the charming reception staff.
Not huge, the room is packed with details to make your stay more pleasant. Every feature from the adjustable and fantastically comfortable beds, to the bathrooms worked beautifully, and it is clear no expense has been spared. Understated but very tasteful interior design and just a delight. Benjamin on the front desk completed the faultless stay. Well done and thank you ! Located in a quiet part of town but only a brief stroll from Sloane Square.
I am an international travel and I travel business and personal. The attentiveness of the staff was amazing. Their promptness of service and attention of detail impressed me. The customer care was evident in every detail as well. Larissa, receptionist, was very attentive and even helped me with inquiries about things to do. Nuno helped me check-in and helped me rearrange the room to my needs. Also, the room service was extremely prompt. They would bring me tea whenever I needed, which was pleasant. The decor was so beautiful as well. Stefan was attentive when he brought the room service.
A really lovely boutique hotel. Lovely staff, very nicely decorated and the beds were beyond comfortable. Clean, quiet and really good value. Well done to the management and staff, you should be proud.