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The Sanderson hotel on Berners Street in the West End is a unique, hip and trendy, five-star, luxury hotel offering outstanding accommodation and service to business and leisure visitors to the city. Oxford Street shopping, Soho bars and clubs and London's theatreland are practically at your doorstep, with Tottenham Court Road and the Dominion theatre, Regent Street, and the West end all in the local area and all just a short walk or taxi ride away.
The austere British Museum is just a ten-minute walk away and unique, hidden gems such as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Animation Art Gallery and Pollock's Toy Museum are just some of the delights you'll find nearby.
The Sanderson Hotel offers a rarefied atmosphere from the moment you enter the lobby filled with quirky Philippe Starck chairs. This intelligent and witty use of chic design is reflected in the superbly appointed bedrooms, which range from Standard to Deluxe alongside a range of Lofts, Penthouse Suites and Apartments, which represent the upper echelons of London luxury.
Rooms blend clean lines with imaginative detailing, such as rugs inspired by Voltaire's handwriting, Philippe Starck lamps and en-suite bathrooms encased in glowing curtains, so you never know what you'll find on entering even the cheapest of rooms here.
In-room amenities reflect this attention to detail, including down duvets and pillows, a workspace and desk, flat-screen HDTV, deluxe Malin and Goetz toiletries, city views, gym access, 24-hour room service and more still.
The hotel also includes the Agua Spa, a haven of relaxation where you can be pampered in an exquisitely designed, 10,000ft square space. Here you can book treatments mixing ancient and modern techniques and enjoy chill-out zones and meditation beds. A state of the art gym, with the option of a personal trainer, is available 24 hours and day to guests on the first floor.
After working out, the hotel has some of London's most desirable bars to relax in, with a stunning selection of cocktails. The Purple Bar is a decadent space draped in violet opera curtains and furnished with Queen Anne chairs, and the famous Long Bar is a brighter space filled with curious seating embellished with eyes. Guests can also dine at Suka, The Sanderson's Malaysian inspired restaurant, or enjoy the other worldly delights to the Mad Hatter's afternoon tea in the Courtyard Gardens.
The dreamlike atmosphere of the hotel may enchant you so much that you won't want to leave, but with so many attractions nearby and such excellent transport links it is worth exploring the locality. The hotel is just a ten-minute walk from Oxford Circus tube station. This station services the Victoria Line, which travels direct to Victoria Station for the Gatwick Express Train; the Bakerloo line, which travels direct to Paddington Station for the Heathrow Express Train; and the Central line, for transport to other quarters of the city. Visitors from home and abroad will be able to arrive at the hotel with ease.
The Sanderson is perhaps one of the most unique accommodations in London and is worth a visit to see the furniture alone, a curious distinction, which cannot be applied to very many London hotels! Fans of traditional British elegance may find the hotel a little gimmicky, but The Sanderson's charms have won over many a skeptic and have kept the bars as some of London's trendiest nightspots since their refurbishment.
Staff at the hotel are attentive and friendly and guests have been uniformly impressed with the rooms, which are all exquisite; however for a truly fantastic stay here, it is worth splurging on the more deluxe rooms, asking for a room away from the restaurant, which can be noisy and personalise it to your tastes, asking for a treadmill in-room, minibar or garden or city view.