Hotel in Detail:CLOSED TILL 2018 FOR REFURBISHMENT.
The Belmond Cadogan hotel is an elegant townhouse hotel that has been likened to a Country style hotel with an atmosphere reminiscent of the Victoria era. The exterior of the building is clad in Harrods brick and terracotta. The Belmond Cadogan hotel is one of the oldest hotels in London, dating from Victorian times, and sits on one the capitals better known roads, Sloane Street.
All of the rooms and suites are individually decorated with a design that aims to bring comfort and a feeling of calm to its guests. Rooms are all en-suite (with shower, hairdryer, phone, robe and toiletries) and amenities include room safe, Steam iron and ironing board, mini bar, electronic locking, satellite television (flat screen), radio, dual line direct dial telephone with voice mail, DVD player, high speed internet access (charge), modem and fax lines. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
There are three main types of bedrooms, individually named suites, Contemporary styled rooms and Edwardian styled rooms.
The named suites are:
Edward VII Suite, Oscar Wilde suite and the Lillie Langtry. They are each named after former famous guests and the decor is designed to reflect the era and their former guests.
Dining:The Belmond Cadogan hotel restaurant is the Langtry's, open to residents and non-residents alike. Features that help to being a sense of luxury are the original glass chandeliers, Carrera-marble Louis XIV fireplace and the complex designs that adorn the ceiling. Serves modern British cuisine and classic dishes. Has been awarded two rosettes by the AA and had a recommendation in the good food guide
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (closed Sunday evening).
The hotel bar has a traditional style and features red oak panelling, leather chairs and serves a bar snack menu. Enjoy cocktails including hotel specialties.
The Drawing room again is very much in a traditional style with comfortable armchairs against the wood panelled walls. This is where afternoon tea is served along with Tapas.
Hotel:There are two quality meeting rooms that make use natural light, have WiFi internet access and can accommodate up to 70 delegates reception style.
The hotel has a dedicated business centre with laptop hire (can be used in your room), secretarial services, copy, fax, WiFi and dial-up internet access.
Onsite is a fitness room that is open 24/7. Equipment includes a variety of cardio machines along with free weights.
Floors have lift access.
The hotel has a team of concierge's for your assistance. Guests have access to Cadogan Place, a leafy private garden square just opposite the hotel. Tennis courts may be reserved.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Sloane Square 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.7 miles (1.1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.8 miles (6.2 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.1 miles (8.2 km). This location is on the Western border of central London. The nearby Victoria station provides train links to most parts of the capital and out to the rest of the UK as well as including a coach station and the starting point for the Gatwick Express service to Gatwick Airport. Sloane Street lies between Knightsbridge (home to Harrods ) and Chelsea, both upmarket and fashionable shopping and residential areas. Sloane Street itself has chic boutiques and shops along with bars and restaurants to its Northern end (the hotel is in the middle) and with the very popular Kings Road to the Southern end. Just on the Eastern side of the street is Belgravia which has some of the most expensive housing in the UK and is home to many of the foreign embassies within London. Just to the West of the hotel is Beauchamp Place, known for its high fashion shops and designer clothes. Less than half a mile to the north is Hyde Park and Kensington gardens which together form a huge park with much to see and do including the Serpentine Gallery and Kensington Palace. In short the hotel is surrounded by chic and upmarket shopping and residential areas and makes a great base to explore London. Other nearby places of interest include the Victoria and Albert Museum (0.5 miles), Wellington Arch (0.5 miles), Science Museum (0.6 miles), National Army Museum (0.7 miles), Albert memorial (0.7 miles) and the Natural History Museum (0.7 miles). Buckingham Palace is less than one mile from the hotel.
Bedroom Numbers: 65 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Leading chain your closest choices would be:
Halkin Hotel: is 0.4 miles (0.7 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 98% and rates start from about £294.
Lanesborough Hotel London: is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 99% and base rates begin at about £572.
Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane: 0.6 miles (1.0 km), rated at 99% and with rates from around £590.
Ritz Hotel London: 1.1 miles (1.7 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £445.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Leading Hotels across the chain average 92% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Leading hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 570th from 866 London hotels, 11th of 11 Leading Hotels, and 128th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 5 star Knightsbridge Hotel , whose lowest rates start at about £234 and which has a 92% guest satisfaction rating. The Knightsbridge Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (75 Sloane Street, SW1 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.7 miles (1.2 km) radius. The 50 consist of 30 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 14 four star hotels (average rating 85%) and 6 three star hotels (average rating 71%). Of these hotels the highest rated is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide.
Of the nearest fifty hotels we have base rates for 49 of them. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £279 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £67 at Tophams Hotel Belgravia (3 Star, 54%) to a high of £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 98%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £359, Four Star average: £167 and Three Star average: £95.
In terms of value for money for the local area we rank Egerton House Hotel top.
History:Belmond signed a management agreement with Cadogan Estates in July 2014 to run the hotel. It will become the Belmond Cadogan hotel in 2016 after a £30 million pound refurbishment. Room numbers will be reduced from 65 to 54.
The hotel was built in 1887 but wasn't used as a hotel until 1895. The hotel has a place in history for two notable events in particular. Lillie Langtry, a famous British actress, entertained the future King Edward VII at the hotel. In deed she lived at 21 Pont Street from 1892 to 1897, a residence that later became part of the hotel and she stayed in her old bedroom after moving out when the bedroom was by then within the hotel proper.
The other notable event was just after the hotel opened in 1895. Oscar Wilde, known across the world as a leading playwright, was arrested in room 118 on charges of gross indecency.
Forbes Traveller Top 400: 2007