Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Sloane Square 0.3 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5 miles (8 km). The San Domenico House was extended in size (taking in the adjacent house) after being re-branded in early 2006. The hotel enjoys a great location close to Sloane Square. Its situated in a residential street within an upmarket area while being just yards from some of London's best shopping and trendiest evening venues. Kings Road has a long and illustrious history as a fashion setter with its many boutiques selling slightly off the wall fashion. Alongside the boutiques are larger storeS, a supermarket, cinema and many restaurants bars and cafes. The area is bustling by both day and night with its bars among some of of the trendiest in London. The hotels location is also convenient for the Gatwick express which goes from Victoria to Gatwick Airport every 15 minutes. Half a mile to the north of the San Domenico House Hotel finds South Kensington, another well known shopping area. Half a mile to the south are the banks of the River Thames. The River has sign posted walks along its banks or for a more leisurely time relax on a bench in one of the many dedicated viewing areas and enjoy some great views. Other local places of interest include The National Army Museum (0.3 miles), Victoria and Albert Museum (0.5 miles), Harrods (0.5 miles), Science Museum (0.6 miles), Carlyles House (0.6 miles), Natural History Museum (0.6 miles), Hyde Park (0.7 miles), Wellington Arc h (0.9 miles), Apsley House (0.9 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.9 miles) and the Queens Gallery (1 mile).
Hotel in Detail:Originally two red brick Victorian residential homes and now a very grand and elegant boutique style hotel.
The San Domenico hotel has 15 bedrooms (nine suites) making for an intimate experience in this accommodation that dates back to Victorian times. Features a marble lobby. There's an Italian feel to the hotel with gilt, silk, urns and cherubs decorating the interior. No surprise here as the hotel was created by Italian Marisa Melpignano.
Each bedroom is uniquely decorated complete with an en-suite bathroom finished in marble and includes both a bath and a shower (plus heated towel rail, robes). Supplied toiletries include olive oil soap, creams from the Masseria San Domenico (sister hotel in southern Italy) and Molton Brown products. Dressing gowns in each room.
The rooms have different themes and feature international antiques and works of art along with large fitted wardrobes.
In-room amenities include a two line digital telephone system (with private number), wired high speed internet access, individually controlled air-conditioning, desk, cable TV and minibar. Fax machine, DVD and CD players can be requested.
Some rooms also feature a balcony and terrace and split levels. Junior have a small adjacent room.
The Gallery Suites are spread over two levels and feature a four poster bed.
The hotel offers a comprehensive room service (breakfast, lunch and dinner) that can be requested 24 hours a day that includes a children's menu.
The San Domenico serves breakfast onsite in its breakfast room and a rooftop terrace (also serves drinks) with views out over views surrounding areas.
In the afternoon you can enjoy a relaxing tea in the hotels lounge/drawing room where aperitifs are also served. Here the Italian flavour in once again obvious and within the lounge you'll find a range of Italian antiques.
Business guests can make use of the hotels fax facility as well as copy and secretarial services. There also meeting/conference rooms that can accommodate up to twenty delegates.
A concierge is on hand to help with things such a travel information and tickets for local attractions.
The reception is manned 24/7.
Bedroom Numbers: 15
Check-in: 14.00 (2pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and costs £4 per hour.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% 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: 223rd from 866 London hotels, and 89th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 5 star Threadneedles, Autograph Collection, whose lowest rates start at about £189 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Threadneedles, Autograph Collection also offers: free WiFi.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 5 Star South Place Hotel seems like a possible option, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The South Place Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (29-31 Draycott Place, SW3 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.8 miles (1.3 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 25 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 16 four star hotels (average rating 84%), 8 three star hotels (average rating 70%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 74%). Coming out as the top rated hotel are Egerton House Hotel (5 star) and also the Goring Hotel (5 star) (both joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals.
For the fifty local hotels we hold base rate data on 49 of them. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £213 per night. Starting from £49 at Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) up to £752 at Bulgari Hotel London (5 Star, 91%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £280, Four Star average: £168, Three Star average: £85 and Two Star average: £71.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks San Domenico House 11th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 9th (joint) for the 25 five star hotels in the area. 28th of 49 (6th of 24 five star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 11th of 46 when judging value for money (Egerton House Hotel was top).
Awards: 2008/09 AA London B&B of the year Winner