Hotel in Detail:A boutique townhouse style luxury hotel with an enduring intimate appeal. The Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel has an eclectic mix of minimalist chic and elegance.
The hotel bedrooms are fully air-conditioned (individually controlled) and are contemporary in style. The en-suite facilities include bathrooms finished in marble (plus robes, scales and toiletries). In-room amenities include hairdryer, dual line direct dial telephone with voicemail and data port, Plasma TV with cable and pay-per-view films, WiFi high speed internet access, safe, minibar, desk, tea and coffeemaker (Nespresso machine) and radio (with ipod dock).
Deluxe rooms are larger than standard rooms and come with the benefit of a balcony and free wireless internet access.
Executive Rooms have a light and tranquil decor. They are located on the top floors of the hotel and have views of Lowndes Square or the Halkin Arcade. Executive rooms feature a private balcony.
Junior suites are larger than deluxe rooms and have a lounge for extra living space, while some of the bathroom have bidets. Executive suites are larger again than the junior suites and some have a balcony.
The luxury suites are a little larger than executives suites.
The 6th floor is an all suite level.
Room service is 24 hours. Fax machine on request.
In-room spa treatments are available.
Lowndes Kitchen and Bar: Offering a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere and serving modern European dishes. Relax in snug areas with morning coffee, pastries and a complimentary newspaper, or dine more formally at a table, either inside or out on the heated terrace. Diners can choose to enjoy morning favourites including Eggs Benedict and omelettes, or enjoy the signature Lowndes mango chicken salad for a quick lunch. A selection of sweet treats and afternoon teas are available throughout the afternoon.
Open: 07.00 till 22.30. bar open 11.00 till 01.00 (till 23.00 Sundays).
The Terrace: 48 seat capacity. Set against a setting of large umbrellas and outdoor heaters this cosmopolitan restaurant serves light dishes that can be made and served in a short time frame. Many dishes are served straight from the barbeque.
Opens in the Spring and closed in the Autumn.
Open: 11.00 till 22.00. (Sunday till 21.00) .
The Jumeirah Lowndes hotel has one meeting/conference room with a capacity for 30 guests reception style. Facilities include a large plasma screen (61''), DVD player, AV equipment and internet access.
For spar and health club facilities you can make use of the services in the adjacent sister hotel, Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel. There facilities include a gymnasium, spa, 20 meter indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna and are complimentary for guests.
The public areas within the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel have the benefit of air-conditioning and free WiFi.
Additional services include shoe shine, concierge facilities, computer rental, dry cleaning/laundry pickup, currency exchange and phone rental.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Knightsbridge 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.6 miles (1 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.7 miles (6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.2 miles (8.4 km). The Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is centrally located in the upmarket and exclusive area of Belgravia, a short walk from Sloane Street. Just on the edge of Lowndes square which although is used a cut through is relatively quiet compared to the major roads that surround it. Sloane Street has a wealth of high fashion shopping as does Knightsbridge which also a short walk away. Perhaps best known for Harrods, Knightsbridge also has a host of bars, cafes and chic shopping. Walking distance to Hyde Park/Kensington gardens (0.2 miles) where you can easily spend the whole day in good weather as there's so much to see and do. Slightly further away is Kings Road Chelsea (0.4 miles) which has even greater choice for the upmarket shopper as well as more traditional stores. Victoria station is just over half a mile way and offers a direct train service to Gatwick Airport (Gatwick Express). All of London's attractions are accessible from this location, nearest being Victoria and Albert museum and the Natural History and Science Museums (0.6 miles, 0.9 kms), Queens gallery (0.6 miles, 0.9 kms), Buckingham Palace (0.7 miles, 1.1 kms), Westminster Cathedral (0.8 miles, 1.2 kms), Kensington Palace (1.4 miles, 2.2 kms), Houses of Parliament (1.4 miles, 2.2 kms) and the London Eye (Millennium Wheel) (1.7 miles, 2.7 kms).
Bedroom Numbers: 87 / 7 floors
Parking: onsite parking at sister hotel, Carlton Tower. (chargeable)
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £55 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout. Wired internet is available in all areas and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainMaybe your first and only choice is the Jumeirah chain your next best options are:
Carlton Tower Hotel (Jumeirah): is 153 yards (139 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 88% and rates start from about £306.
Jumeirah Grosvenor House Apartments: is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 91% and base rates begin at about £339.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% 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) . Jumeirah Hotels across the chain average 88% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Jumeirah hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 268th from 847 London hotels, 3rd of 3 Jumeirah Hotels, and 89th of 126 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 5 star Carlton Tower Hotel (Jumeirah), with base rates beginning from £306 and which has an 88% guest satisfaction rating. The Carlton Tower Hotel (Jumeirah) also offers: free WiFi.
As the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the The Hari London. This is also a boutique hotel and is (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) away. Rates start from around £244 and is rated by guests at 93%.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Draycott Hotel. 0.4 miles away (0.7 km), achieving a rating of 93% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £169 (theres free WiFi too).
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 5 Star Halkin Hotel seems like a possible option. The Halkin Hotel is only 0.3 miles (0.4 km) away. The Halkin Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (Lowndes Street, SW1 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.7 miles (1.2 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 31 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 15 four star hotels (average rating 83%) and 5 three star hotels (average rating 69%). Top rated of the local hotels is the 41 Hotel (5 star) at 98%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £231 per night. Rates range from £53 at Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road (3 Star, 77%) and the highest rates top out at £581 at Bulgari Hotel London (5 Star, 94%). The following are the rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £284, Four Star average: £156 and Three Star average: £78.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel 29th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 24th (joint) for the 31 five star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 23rd of 50 (5th of 30 five star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 22nd of 48 for sheer bang for buck (Draycott Hotel was top).
Background:£8 million pound refurbishment 2007/08 with interiors by UK designers Hunt Hamilton Zuch.
In November 2006 the hotel re-opened after a nine month closure for a multi million pound refurbishment program. Part of the refurbishment included a dedicated all-suite sixth floor, some of which feature balconies with views across Belgravia.
Conde Nast Johansens:
2010: Most excellent London hotel