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"Queens Gate - one of the plushest addresses outside of Mayfair"
Just around the corner from Gloucester Road tube station, on a wide, tree-lined avenue opposite some of the country's best museums, sits 54 Boutique Hotel, London in one of London's best locations.
"Great guest reviews"
The hotel itself is located in an Edwardian townhouse, and has all of the grace that that implies. Its décor attempts to combine the classical architecture with an urban chic, and many people note how quiet the hotel is, which is something that cannot be said for many of the other hotels in the area.
The 26 rooms have modern décor, with sandstone and black granite bathrooms, and little touches of luxury like Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, and Egyptian cotton bed linen. All rooms have bathrobes, toiletries, chrome power showers, and air conditioning. They have safes, high-speed internet and LCD TVs. They all have minibars as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms have balconies, and all have new Hypnos beds. Room service is available until midnight.
Spa Therapy toiletries by Gilchrist & Soames of London
Chrome power showers
Contemporary interior design
100% Egyptian cotton bed linen
Digital safe, direct dial telephones, free WiFi, LCD TV
Ipod docking station
Mini bar (Standard Double, Deluxe Double)
Tea and coffee making facilities
Brand new Hypnos beds
Some rooms with private balcony, terraces
Room Service is also available from 4:30pm until 12:00am
Gilchrest & Soames slippers (Deluxe Rooms)
"Queens Gate's two major attractions are The Science Museum and The Natural History Museum"
The hotel thinks of itself as a haven from the hustle and bustle of central London, and a number of guests have commented on how quiet the rooms are. They overlook a busy road, but one that does not have much traffic in the late nights or early mornings. The road itself contains two major attractions in The Science Museum and The Natural History Museum.
"If staying a whole year you would not exhaust the dining places within walking distance"
Whilst it is difficult to stay in South Kensington and not be near a number of parks and museums, the 54 Boutique Hotel is literally right across the street from some of them. If you are on the front of the building, you can look out of your room window and see the Natural History Museum or The Science Museum. Whilst in the area why not also explore the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, and Kensington Gardens.
If you prefer shopping to being a culture vulture then you will find High Street Kensington very close, as is Harrods in Knightsbridge, and the 60s chic of the Kings Road. The street outside is busy during the day, but the area itself is very refined and quiet and home to some of the most exclusive properties in the country.
The nearest tube, Gloucester Road is just a couple of minutes away, around the corner, and you are within easy reach of Earls Court, South Kensington and High Street Kensington. As far as transport goes, you are also on a direct line from Heathrow Airport, making it very easy to reach by public transport.
Our LH comment:
This would be my preferred area of London to spend a visit. It is safe, upmarket, has wall to wall shops and restaurants and fantastic travel links.
The hotel's amentities are very good and all rooms have Hypnos beds (yet ironing boards do not come as standard), its location, staff service and the attention to detail have ensured that the 54 Boutique Hotel has a good reputation and could be the ideal spot from which to indulge in some serious exploration of London's cultural and artistic highlights. The rooms are on the small side but quiet, and the whole hotel is convenient for public transport.
Ian - London Reviewer