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
A lovely high-tech hotel in a quiet area but still close to everything. We had a mother/daughter week in London and our small but clean room on the fourth floor was the perfect HQ for all our adventures. The breakfast was nice, just enough to get us started. We loved the complimentary tea that was brought up to our room on request, and we got excellent service whenever needed. We can absolutely recommend Eccleston Square Hotel.
Centrally located yet in a quiet square. Offers top quality serice, a complimentary mobile for foreigners to use during their stay and all the amenities needed to feel at home.
The rooms are cozy and tasteful.
We spent two nights in this hotel situated on a quiete square in Pimlico, five minutes walk from Victoria Station. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and well furnished, perhaps slightly small. Large TV set, expresso machine, bathrobe, safe and mini bar included. Our breakfast was served in a nice restaurant area: tasty and good quality. Overall a no problem relaxed hotel for a quick visit ti London.
Staff was wonderful. Hotel was in a great walking distance to many places and in a safe neighborhood. Very clean and high tech room! Loved everything about it. I will definitely go back and stay with my family. Already planning my next trip to London.
The hotel has a very warm and welcoming vibe before you even walk in. Everyone that works here is very friendly and helpful.Some of the added perks of staying here:* Location and proximity to Victoria station* The free local smart phone... this was a life saver.* The up to date electronic setup of the rooms