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
This is a beautiful hotel with stunning interior and beautiful gardens opposite which the staff will give you access to. Definitely worth a visit.
Its walking distance from the coach station and train station I would say about 7 minutes. On arrival Paul came to take our cases and show us how all the mod cons worked in our room. The massage bed is lovely and the remote control curtains a good too. We had a Queen room which was small but not too small to move around etc. The marble bathroom was clean and tidy and the shower was just perfect. Sky TV if you want it. All the staff at the Eccleston couldn't do enough for us which is lovely to see as so many staff in other places just cant be bothered. We stayed for two nights but was actually there from Friday mid afternoon to 5 ish on Sunday and they accommodated to us even keeping our cases safe until our coach arrived at 5.30. Me and my adult daughter loved every minute of our stay here and we will defiantly be back for a longer stay.
We had a delightful stay at the Eccleston Square Hotel. The room was beautiful and clean with lovely high tech features. The high tech bed, with adjustments and massage, was comfortable for both lounging and sleeping. The garden was beautiful. We enjoyed the complementary breakfast each day, which was much more luxurious than we expected.
first of all as I had to use both Victoria stations I did not feel save at all, full of homeless and drunk people from like 8,30 pm, when you hit the street with hotel it is ok, but it is really a short part.
Second of all I´ve never been in such a small room like yours, neither in Paris or NYC. I´ve been offered an upgrade for 90GBP, which is for 200GBP for what I paid for room already a good joke for me. Also choose your hotel for nice features such as movie chanels or a bathroom TV and it was NOT working at all. Also the insulation is really poor
Atlhough the staff is really friendly and trying to be helpful I will probably never come back again, for me it is NOT WORTH THE PRICE AT ALL
This was a beautiful townhouse hotel in a a quiet upscale neighborhood Staff was pleasant and accommodating, breakfast was great. A few glitches with all the high tech amenities, but overall very nice. Only disappointment was limited closet space for a week's stay.
A wedding anniversary stay in London. On arrival to our room, it was unbearably hot for such a small room. Appreciate it was fresh outside but the temperature made it uncomfortable. When we initially left our bags to explore London, we asked reception to have the temperature adjusted centrally as we couldn’t lower it in our room anything below 22, we returned 3 hours later after seeing a west end show and it hasn’t been changed. A call to reception then told us it couldn’t be lowered more than 22!! Then a call back from reception said it had been done, so very confusing and frustrating. We also asked for an ironing board to be sent to the room while we were out, but this hasn’t been done so had to chase it, and when it was delivered the head of the board where the iron normally sits was broken!
Breakfast offering was okay, but would have liked a full breakfast option to be Included given the price of a 1 night stay.
Room facilities were very good overall.