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A trendy, modern hotel, the Myhotel Chelsea offers deluxe accommodations and is situated on Ixworth Place in South Kensington, just a few minutes away from the King's Road. Myhotel Chelsea was traditionally a Police Station, but was converted into a boutique hotel, with decor, which is sympathetic to the building's history; by James Soane of Project Orange, arbiters of exquisite British style and taste with a dash of eclecticism. Myhotel enjoys an exclusive location in between two of London's most desirable districts, Kensington ad Chelsea, so aside from the fabulous range of shops and restaurants, many of London's historic sights are also on your doorstep.
The Chelsea area really came into its own in the 60s, when the King's Road used to house the trendiest shops and punk pioneers such as Vivienne Westwood introduced her outrageous SEX boutique to the area. Nowadays, the shops offer luxury brands and quirky independent designers alongside high street names and vintage treasure troves such as Steinberg and Tolkien (always worth a peek). In South Kensington, you will find a more traditional Victorian influence and a more austere vibe, as the whole area is a paean to learning and culture. The Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum are less than five minutes walk away, and Sloane Square and the Chelsea Flower Show are easily reached from the hotel. Knightsbridge is a short taxi ride from the hotel, and Harrod's is a short ride down the Old Brompton Road.
The hotel itself offers a range of guest rooms, available from Single to Suite and all are superbly decorated in stylish understated style, which reflects the affluence of the surrounding area with opulent fabrics and high-end amenities, without appearing too stuffy; and engenders a clean minimalist feel without losing the personality of the room, due to its warm mustard and rose colour palette. In-room amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a night safe, mini bar, complimentary Rituals toiletries, a flat-screen LCD TV, a laundry service and room service, and more unusual extras such as a movie service and heated towel rails.
The hotel also has a restaurant for stylish light bites; three5 world tapas serves Spanish influenced cuisine and afternoon tea in a quirky, British-influenced setting. The hotel also encompasses a very relaxing library room and they have partnered with the local LA Fitness Gym and local beauty firms to offer discounted gym entry and in-room spa treatments, to ensure you feel pampered and primped throughout your stay.
The hotel also enjoys fantastic transport links. South Kensington Station is just a short walk away, where you can catch the District Circle and Piccadilly lines. From here you have direct links to Heathrow Airport (via the Piccadilly line); Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express terminates); King's Cross, St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminus is located); and many more areas of London. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25, and parking is available in the NCP in Pembroke Road just a few minutes walk away.
This hotel is a good example of how a stunning interior can endear guests to a hotel, especially when it is as quirky and welcoming as in Myhotel Chelsea. However, guests have also raved about friendly staff and tasty food in relaxed surroundings, even on a busy Friday night. This hotel is one of the pricier boutiques in the area, but for your money you are getting a superb location and a hotel, which has put a lot of thought and effort into guest needs.