Hotel Overview:The Egerton House Hotel is located in a relatively quite side street off of the very busy Brompton Road. This area is classed as Knightsbridge even though the postcode of SW3 is normally classified as Chelsea. This is a central London location within an upmarket part of the city. Brompton Road itself is home to may large stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols as well as smaller boutiques along with bars and cafes. Just to the East of the hotel is Sloane Street which has a high reputation for its fashion shops while half a mile to the south is the ever popular Kings Road. This road has for decades been seen a trend setter in trendy fashion but also has a lot more to offer by way of bars and restaurants. Its a major venue for nightlife. Less than half a mile to the north of the hotel is Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. A large open area with much to see and do including the Diana memorial Fountain and Kensington palace itself. The parks border the start of Kensington High Street which has a good cross section of shops and cafes to ensure there's something for everyone. The main nightlife area, West End and theatreland are to be found a mile and a half to the north east and centred around Piccadilly circus. Nearest places of interest include Victoria and Albert Museum (0.17 miles), Science Museum (0.28 miles), Natural History Museum (0.39 miles), Albert Memorial (0.47 miles) and Royal Albert Hall (0.54 miles). Major attractions are Buckingham Palace (1.15 miles) and the London Eye (2.14 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Egerton is a town house hotel, meaning it was once a private residence dating from 1843 (actually it was two which were subsequently merged) and is still a privately owned hotel today. It began its current life providing accommodation within central London in September 1990. A hotel that provides traditional old style service with the elegance and hospitality of a bygone age. Furnished throughout with fine fabrics and antique Italian furnishings. Works of art include items from artists such as Picasso, Matisse, and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Each bedroom is individually decorated with a range of styles from flamboyant to more peaceful tones. They all have antique furniture and original works of art, are air-conditioned and have their own period style marble bathroom (bath, power shower, Molton Brown Toiletries, hairdryer, robes, slippers, TV). In-room amenities include two-line direct dial telephone dataport and voicemail, complimentary high speed internet access, hairdryer, speciality tea/coffee facilities, safes radio, DVD/CD player, interactive flat screen television, Ipod docking station, video ipod and well stocked minibar.
All rooms have hand-stitched mattresses, down pillows and duvets or 200-thread Egyptian cotton sheets.
Most bedroom shave a view over the hotels gardens and some also have a four poster bed. Choice of robes and slippers.
Room types are Classic Double, Deluxe Queen, Deluxe Kings and Studio Suite. The last named suites are located on the hotels top floors giving great views over the garden.
The Egerton House Hotel offers 24 hour room service and evening turndown service. Twice daily housekeeping. Fax machines and printers can be requested for room use. DVD player on request.
Dining Options:The Bar: Stylish and discreet. Serves a full range of drinks from cocktails to ice cold Martini along with a snack menu.
Breakfast Room: dedicated bright room for morning breakfast
Drawing Room: Elegant room where guests can relax. Traditional Tea is served here and guests can also choose to dine (lunch, dinner) here as there is no formal restaurant. The hotel will try and accommodate requests even for dishes not on the menu.
There is also a Study, private dining room and a separate breakfast room. (07.00 till 11.00)
The Egerton House Hotel has a single meeting room with room, for 12 delegates if you should have need of these facilities. Secretarial services also offered. Mobile phones and laptops can be hired from the hotel. There is a concierge available 24 hours. Additionally onsite is a Butler and valet service. Express check-out option. WiFi accessible in all parts of the hotel. There is a dedicated area with business facilities and computer.
The hotel has a special arrangement with the nearby LA Fitness club for day passes which gives free use of a range of facilities including the indoor swimming pool. Spa treatments and massages can also be arranged in-room.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 59% and the average for 5 star hotels is 81%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Red Carnation Hotels across the chain average 91% so this hotel is rated as average when compared to other Red Carnation hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 39th from 751 London hotels, 3rd of 6 Red Carnation Hotels, and 29th of 103 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.7 miles, 1.2 km) would be the 5 star Wellesley Hotel London, where rates start from about £339 and which has a 93% guest satisfaction rating. The Wellesley Hotel London also offers: free WiFi.
Parking:Private parking is possible in close proximity to the hotel and costs £30 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Bedroom Numbers: 30 / 4 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 (noon)
2013: Top ten for best hotel service in UK
Top London Hotel in Global Review Index May 2011
2010: Gold for Small Hotel/B&B of the Year
Condé Nast Johansens:
Most Excellent London Hotel 2009