Hotel in Detail:The Sanderson Hotel will appeal to the most discerning guest seeking exclusive urban style, often dubbed 'chic minimalism' by the media. The result of the amazing creative genius of Ian Schrager. With this creation he pushed the boundaries of his past work to dazzle its guests with its sheer originality and innovation and credited with having its very own sex appeal. The stylish decor includes such apparent anomalies such as 18th century silver silk opera curtains at the lobby entrance where state-of-the-art video screen show the work of artists from around the globe. The hotel lift itself is an experience with its sense of space and illuminated display of the milky way.
Bedrooms: The wonderfully unique bedrooms are modern and open plan in style with startling divides between bathroom and dressing room. These are glass walls wrapped in layers of silk and where the walls transparency can be adjusted by the guest so suit your mood and taste. Dressing rooms have silk drapes allowing for privacy. Bedrooms are designed to empower the guest with a feeling of passion and fit with the hotels 'sexy' reputation. They have been described as having the feel of a boudoir and feature sleigh style beds and ceiling mounted oil paintings. Some bedrooms even have their own private gardens and all have a private fitness area. The Sanderson hotels suites and apartments have their own lifts. Beds sport down comforters and pillows with custom silver and white 450 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
Bedroom facilities include Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock, Cd Player, Desk, 2-line Direct Phone Line with private number, Dvd Player (library of 1,500+ films), cable television, Electronic Room Key, stocked fridge, Hair Dryer, Iron/board, Mini Bar, WiFi internet access, Radios and Safe.
The bathrooms have been designed custom designed bathroom fixtures by Philippe Starck and along with high end toiletries.
24 hour room service is available. Some rooms overlook the hotels landscaped courtyard. Laptop computers, mobile phones and fax machines available upon request. Hotel has a turndown service. Newspapers delivered by request.
Floors have lift access, the lift having dark holographic images of outer space.
The Long bar: Eighty feet long and made of glowing onyx, is a spacious informal setting serving tapas from around the world as well as caviar, oysters, innovative sushi, and asian seafood creations. The menu changes according to the season while you can always enjoy an ultimate burger with your favourite garnishing. Here cheesecake and home-made cookies. Of course it goes without saying that the bar has an extensive range of cocktails, many being in-house creations.
The Purple Bar: Offers residents a more intimate and chic setting. As the name suggests, the bar is decked out in a range of purples, lavenders and violets. The decor includes silk opera curtains and Queen Anne chairs. Here you can sit back and relax with a 10oz Martini as well as a selection of 3oz classic Martinis based on the original Martini 'The Martinez' dating back to 1860.
The Restaurant at Sanderson: On the ground floor the restaurant setting is the work of Paris-based architect and designer India Mahdavi. Just off of the Long Bar, this modern continental brasserie serves globally inspired seasonal cuisine that combines inventive technique and the best ingredients with classic British favourites.
Courtyard Garden: Lush open-air oasis brimming with flowering trees, fountain, mosaics and a reflecting pool. Inspired by Japanese influences, the Courtyard reflects calmness, tranquillity and peace. The Garden has a bamboo crescent as a backdrop representing a distant forest, with a giant bonsai tree in front to represent Mount Fuji which is surrounded by box balls to reflect a low cloud. A meandering stream has been created by a fibonacci spiral of black pebbles running through the garden, and additional native-to-Japan trees have their branches dipping into the pond. Guests can drink, dine or simply relax in this private sanctuary that is unique in all of London.
The Sanderson Hotel London features include garden terrace rooms, suites, lofts, penthouse apartments with private lifts and indoor/outdoor lobby with lushly landscaped courtyard garden open to the sky and a central point of the hotel. The Courtyard Garden offers a true escape from the hotels central city location with its striking mosaics and reflecting pool. Here you can relax with a drink or enjoy a meal in peaceful surroundings.
The hotel has its very own Billiards Room. The table itself is something special, as you would expect, being an antique silver-leafed billiard table.
The aqua urban spa Offers extensive spa services and A 2000 square foot gym with state-of-the-art cybex equipment and open 24 hours.
The two-story holistic 10,000 sq ft Agua bathhouse has 14 luxurious white-draped treatment rooms. In-room massage and spa services available. Furnished throughout with white curtains which lends to the dream-like ambience.
Business services are available together with a boardroom for Sixteen, meeting rooms and hospitality suites. Facilities provided include audiovisual and telecoms equipment, Plasma TV screens, smart boards, electronic flip charts, portable computers, mobile phones and fax machines. The hotel can also provide secretarial, services around the clock.
24 hour concierge services ensure guests have assistance at all times.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Oxford Circus 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Euston 0.8 miles (1.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.8 miles (4.5 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km). There are 6 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km).
The Sanderson Hotel London, known as one of the trendiest hotels in London, is situated just off from Oxford Street by the Soho end, and close to the heart of central London and the West End, the area is known locally as Fitzrovia. Tottenham Court Road and Regent Street are close by and are two of the busiest shopping areas in London while Oxford Street is one of the busiest shopping areas in Europe. Just to the West is Marylebone High Street. This is well worth a visit as the road is busy and bustling but with a more suburban and almost village feel in contrast to the areas that surround it. To the south and just on the other side of Oxford Street is Soho . Here the nightlife is hectic and though adult oriented offers plenty of trendy bars and restaurants. Just beyond Soho is Chinatown which is home to a large Chinese community and offers a taste of Chinese culture by way of its shops, restaurants and surroundings.
Bedroom Numbers: 150
Parking: There is no onsite parking but the Sanderson hotel is happy to arrange parking at a nearby NCP car park.
Check-in: 15.00 (3pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Background: Sold to Capital Hill Hotels in October 2011 for £185 million pounds from the Morgan Hotels group who held the hotels ownership since 2005. The deal also included the St Martins Lane Hotel. Originally owned by Ian Schrager Hotels (ISH).
The building was previously a 1960's office block and was occupied by the Sanderson interior design and decorating company and this is where the hotel takes its name from. The building has landmark status meaning restrictions on how it can be refurbished are in place. This includes not being able to remove the original 'Sanderson's' Sign, making the name choice somewhat inevitable. The creation of the hotel from an office block was the project of Ian Schrager, the man credited with bringing the concept of boutique hotels to the world, designed by Philippe Starck, and opened for business for the first time on April 25th 2000.
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.5 out of 5 by 2880 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.5 out of 5 from 752 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 125 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 2128 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 865 London hotels, and 54th of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.0 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 5 star London Edition Hotel, with rates that start from about £475 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating.Perhaps you would prefer a cheaper option? In that case one to look at is the Courthouse Hotel London. 0.2 miles away (0.4 km), has scored 72% from former guests where rates start from approximately £237.
Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 4 Star The Resident Soho may well be of interest to you. The Resident Soho is only 0.2 miles (0.4 km) away. The Resident Soho has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (50 Berners Street, W1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. They include 15 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 25 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 8 three star hotels (average rating 80%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 68%). Of the local hotels the highest rated are Soho Hotel (5 star) and also the Covent Garden Hotel (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £168 per night. They range from a low of £18 at SoHostel (2 Star, 83%) to a high of £420 at Claridge's Hotel (5 Star, 90%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £279, Four Star average: £134, Three Star average: £97 and Two Star average: £36.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Sanderson Hotel 10th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 5th (joint) for the 15 five star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 40th of 50 (5th of 15 five star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 15th of 39 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (SoHostel was top).