Hotel in Detail:The Eccleston Square Hotel is a 21st century boutique style hotel, placing gadgets and high tech amenities at its core. In contrast to its modern style the building itself is a 19th century Georgian grade II listed structure, meaning its considered of architectural significance and is protected. Additionally the hotel is located on a leafy award winning garden square to which guests have access. The comfort of the guest is of the upmost importance and to this end public areas of the hotel are subtlety perfumed, fresh filtered air is pumped into the corridors and bedrooms and lighting adjusts according to the time of day. Background music of nature tracks are also played. This is an adults only hotel and children under 13 are not permitted to stay here.
Bedrooms are designed with an elegant style and all have individually controlled air-conditioning. Guests can sleep easy in the Hästens beds which have a reputation as some of the most comfortable beds in the world and which are electronically adjustable and have a massage programme. In-room amenities include cutting edge products as such as the Ipad which not only can summon the concierge service but also doubles as a controller for the heating, lighting, curtains, sound system and the large screen 3D capable television with a bluray player and library of movies (complimentary). The high end equipment includes a VOIP phone (voice over internet protocol). This allows for free calls to a London number and cheap worldwide calls. The free WiFi and Ethernet broadband will also help guests save on their normal hotel bills. Other amenities include an IPod dock, Nespresso coffee machine, traditional and herbal teas, daily bottle of mineral water, laptop size safe, fully stocked fair price mini-bar, 46 inch flat screen TV with SKY channels (3d capable and with 3d DVD library.
Beds have 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
The bathroom is luxurious and is finished in marble. here guests can catch up on programs with the TV hidden behind the mirror. The bathrooms also features high pressure massage showers (and a hand held shower), anti-mist mirror, professional grade hairdryer, top brand toiletries, under floor heating and a 'smart glass' wall that turns opaque instantly at the touch of a button. Bathrobes and slippers are supplied.
Eccleston Square Hotel services include in-room massages. 24 hour free tea room service (plus normal room service).
Dining Options:Breakfast: Serving a fresh continental buffet as well as a la carte dishes such as Eggs Benedict, Traditional English Breakfast and cinnamon French toast.
Served 07:30 till 11:30.
Afternoon tea is served Parisienne style. Options include sweet and savoury treats, selection of sandwiches, cakes, French patisseries and scones, as well as a choice of loose teas.
Served weekends noon till 15.00.
Brunch: The hotel serves a weekend brunch. Options include classic English breakfast with coffee, or something more exceptional, served with Champagne or a Mimosa.
Weekend brunch is served every weekend 11.00 till 15.00.
Cocktail Lounge: The hotel lounge serves cocktails and snacks in a comfortable setting. Complete with huge 3d screen showing sports and other events.
Bar snacks are served throughout the day.
Guests receive a discount to a local spa.
Pets are not allowed.
Other services include Bicycle rental, Private check-in/check-out, Concierge service, Luggage storage, Express check-in/check-out, 24-hour front desk, Daily maid service, Shoeshine, Ironing service, Dry cleaning, Laundry, Fax/photocopying, Non-smoking throughout and Lift.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Victoria 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.4 miles (5.4 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.7 miles (9.2 km). The location is Pimlico, just a short walk (about 10 minutes) from Victoria station placing the Eccleston Square Hotel close to good transport links and central London. Although better known for budget hotels Pimlico is a very popular area due to its convenient location location so close to central London but not quite within the busiest areas and retaining good links to all parts of London. Victoria is one of the 5 main railway stations for London and its from here that you can catch the direct service out to Gatwick Airport, the Gatwick Express. Its also on the Piccadilly line for the tube network which runs a service out to Heathrow Airport. The run to Heathrow takes around 45 minutes at a cost of Cash: £6 per adult (£3 11-15 yrs), Contactless £5.10 peak, £3.10 off-peak . Pimlico itself is mostly former Victorian/Georgian residences now converted into B&Bs while the surrounding roads offer some supermarkets, restaurants and smalls shops. Nearest major high street areas are Victoria Street (0.3 miles) and Kings Road Chelsea (0.7 miles). Buses also run close by the hotel. Within the grounds of the square are public tennis courts. Nearest attractions include Westminster Cathedral on Victoria Street (0.4 miles) and the Queens Gallery by Buckingham Palace (0.6 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 39
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 (noon)
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and charges apply.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 284th from 866 London hotels, and 103rd of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Eccleston Square Hotel and not too far away (2.2 miles, 3.5 km) would be the 4 star Corner House Hotel - Horley, Surrey, where prices begin from around £45 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating. The Corner House Hotel - Horley, Surrey also offers: free WiFi.
The Windfalls Boutique Hotel Crawley has: free WiFi.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (37 Eccleston Square, SW1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.8 miles (1.4 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 16 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 15 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 75%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 70%). Coming out as the top rated hotel is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison.
Of the 50 closest hotels analysed we have base rate data for 49 of them. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £180 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 74%) up to £585 at Lanesborough Hotel London (5 Star, 99%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £283, Four Star average: £176, Three Star average: £91 and Two Star average: £73.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for Eccleston Square Hotel 24th (joint) of 50 and 14th for the 16 five star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 34th of 49 (3rd of 15 five star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 17th of 47 for sheer value for money (Goring Hotel was top).
History:The Eccleston Square Hotel opened on July 11 2011 after a complete £6.5 million pound refurbishment and renovation. It has been previously known as the Elizabeth Hotel when it was a 3 star rated establishment.
The building was constructed from a pair of former 7 floor townhouses (36 and 37 Eccleston Square The site was originally low-lying swamp which was drained in the early 17th century, it was planned as a three-acre square in 1828 by Thomas Cubitt (1788-1855).
The Eccleston square Hotel building was once the official residence of Princess Victoria (granddaughter of Queen Victoria) and often had afternoon tea here with Queen Victoria. In the past Winston Churchill lived 2 doors way.