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Many of San Domenico House Hotels previous guests have praised the hotel's ornate decor; however, being situated in a Victorian town house in between the elite Knightsbridge and fashionable Chelsea districts of west London, you wouldn't expect anything less, as refinement is par for the course here. San Domenico House is a boutique hotel, which reflects the affluence and exclusivity of the area whilst retaining a welcoming, homely atmosphere, which is why AA has previously awarded ‘Best London B&B’ it.
Whilst guests can enjoy contemporary comforts throughout, the hotel evokes London's old-world charm, with opulent fabrics and furnishings, traditional artworks, art deco fittings and a rich, warm colour scheme. Rooms and individually styled and offer draped headboards, marble bathrooms, toile de jouy fabrics, vintage flourishes and a wide range of amenities, including a digital phone with free internet access, a minibar, flat-screen TV, DVD player, heated towel rails, luxury toiletries and dressing gowns. There is a free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel and a range of extra services are offered to ensure that you have everything you need and make the most of your stay These include a chauffeur service, secretarial support, a courier, airport transfers, a safety deposit box, a knowledgeable concierge and much more, Previous guests have reported that staff were attentive and friendly, and many are multi-lingual, so language difficulties were easily overcome.
- Air conditioning
- En suite marble bathrooms with bath & shower
- Molton Brown toiletries
- Towelling bathrobes
- Cable television
- DVD-CD players
- Flat screen TVs
- Free Wi-fi internet in all rooms
- Fax machine on request
The hotel offers breakfast (for an extra charge) and afternoon tea in a cosy sitting room, decorated in the same traditional style as the rest of the hotel. Room service is also offered; however the hotel doesn't cater for evening meals, although with the huge selection of restaurants and cafes nearby you won't be going hungry. From reasonably priced gastro pubs such as The Admiral Codrington and Builders Arms, to fine dining at Manicomio and the Chelsea Brasserie and Bar, you will thrill at London's gastronomic offerings.
There is also plenty to do in the surrounding area. Nearby you have some exclusive shops along the King's Road, although they are a bit more homogenous than they were when Vivienne Westwood's SEX clothing store was located here, you can still find some unique gems and vintage pieces alongside designer and high street brands. The Chelsea Flower show is held at the Royal Hospital annually and culture vultures will enjoy The Saatchi Gallery, Proud Gallery and the Boisdale jazz and cigar club nearby, where you can enjoy modern art, lush photography and live music. In Knightsbridge, just a five-minute walk away, you can splash some serious cash in Harrods and Harvey Nichols Department Stores, and a little further along, in South Kensington, you will find London's museum district, The Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park. In summer months, visitors can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities in the park, such as boating, horse rides and open-air concerts and you can visit historic sites such as Speakers' Corner, Rotten Row and Kensington Palace, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge currently reside, so you may see Kate and Wills out and about Kensington High Street.
San Domenico House Hotel is also well placed for transport, just a few minutes from elegant Slone Square and the tube station. From Sloane Square tube station you can travel to Victoria (for the Gatwick Express Train) and Paddington (for the Heathrow Express Train) Stations via the District and Circle lines direct. You can also use these lines to explore many other fascinating areas of the city.
San Domenico House Hotel has been praised highly by previous guests for a high level of personalised service and the hotel' charm and character. Rooms are generously sized and well-appointed throughout, but some have balconies overlooking Chelsea if you want something extra special and the family rooms 403 and 404 are convenient for those visiting with children. For a slightly quirky room, room 204 is split level, and offers a delightful mezzanine space.