Hotel in Detail:The Tophams Hotel Belgravia is a bed and breakfast hotel with a long history having been once owned and run by the same family for over 60 years. Now a boutique hotel aimed at the upper end of the B&B market with an English and quirky charm and has used fresh, warm and restful materials for a modern feel. Constructed from five period houses.
Bedrooms are air-conditioned and come with Flat screen TV with built in DVD player, Individual climate control, safe, direct dial telephone, modem point, trouser press, Hairdryer, ironing facilities, complimentary wireless internet access, stocked fridge and tea/coffee facilities. Rooms have secure electronic key card access locks. Rooms are en-suite with bath/shower, phone and have Molton brown toiletries. Beds have a duvet.
Daily maid service.
The Tophams hotel has a restaurant that serves breakfast 07.00 till 10.00 and an elegant bar open between 11.00 and 23.00.
WiFi in all public areas. There are 2 computers for guest use in the office centre. Hotel reception staffed 24/7. Hotel has 2 meeting rooms suitable for up to 30 delegates. Hotel has a lift.
This is an all no-smoking hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Victoria 246 yards (224 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.4 miles (5.4 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.6 miles (9 km).
The Tophams Hotel - Belgravia is located on a residential type street where however a large number of properties have been converted into B&B type guest houses. Its number one plus feature is its location almost adjacent to both Victoria Train Station and the Victoria Coach Station. From here coaches travel to destinations all over the UK while the train station has a direct service to Gatwick Airport. Just behind the hotel is Belgravia and Eaton Square, one of the most expensive districts for residential properties within the UK. Opposite the hotel is the Victoria Place Shopping Centre which is actually on top of the station and ha a range of shops and amenities. The Tophams is just 350 yards from the grounds of Buckingham Place (London home of the British monarchy) and the start of Green Park. Half a mile to the west of the hotel is the start of the Kings Road, Chelsea . A long road with a good mix of shops and stores and withy some excellent restaurants and wine bars. For years the area has had a repetition as leaders in trendy fashion dating back to the era of the swinging sixties. Just over a mile north west is the fashionable boutique shopping of south Kensington with Knightsbridge and Harrods department store just beyond that.
Other local attractions include the Queens Gallery (0.3 miles), Westminster Cathedral (0.4 miles), Wellington Arch (0.5 miles), St James's Park (0.6 miles), Guards Museum (0.6 miles) and Hyde Park (0.6 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 48
Check-in: 13.00 (1 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.05 out of 5 by 2763 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 3.8 out of 5 from 1147 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 1052 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 2.5 out of 5 from 1616 reviews)
Parking:No parking available.
Internet:WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 61% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 3 star hotels is 66%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 818th from 865 London hotels, and 296th of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 3 star Astors Belgravia, where rates start from £88 and which has a 74% guest satisfaction rating.
As the Tophams Hotel Belgravia is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the ibis Styles London Gloucester Road. This is also a boutique hotel and is (1.6 miles, 2.5 km) away. Rates start from around £111 and is rated by guests at 80%. The ibis Styles London Gloucester Road has: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the The Portico Hotel. 0.4 miles away (0.6 km), has been rated at 63% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £54 (theres free WiFi too).
Prefer a tried and tested hotel close by judged by its guests ratings? We think the 4 Star Rubens At The Palace Hotel stands out in that regard. The Rubens At The Palace Hotel is only 0.3 miles (0.4 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The 51 nearest hotels around this area (24-32 Ebury Street, SW1 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 20 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 13 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 75%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 69%). Top 3 star hotel is Premier Inn Victoria at 90%. 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 nearest fifty hotels we have base rates for 49 of them. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £213 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 75%) up to £680 at Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane (5 Star, 99%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £333, Four Star average: £185, Three Star average: £82 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 Tophams Hotel Belgravia 50th of 51 and 14th (last) for the 14 three star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 6th of 49 (4th of 14 three star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 26th of 43 for sheer value for money (Victoria Inn Hotel was top).
Comment: Originally five Townhouse residences constructed in the 1820's which were merged into a single hotel in the 1930's by the Topham family.
Bought by Imperial Hotels London group in November 2012.
Re-opened in summer 2008 after a 2 year multi-million pound refurbishment and enlargement. Was previously called the Tophams Ebury Street till 2006.
Trivia: Regularly used by Ian Fleming (author of the James Bond Books) where he often ordered a Martini.