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Located midway between Gloucester Road and Earls Court underground stations, the Executive Rooms Shaftesbury offers an excellent location from where you can access most of central London easily. This is the annex to the Hogarth Shaftesbury and has 21 well-fitted bedrooms.
The hotel's guest rooms are decorated in an elegant palette of creams and whites, with luxurious fittings and fabrics, to ensure you will have a comfortable stay. Rooms also contain a very good range of amenities, dedicated to keep both business and leisure guests happy, which is particularly useful as the hotel is close to Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centres, so both exhibitors and visitors will be well catered for. In the rooms you will find air conditioning, international plug adaptors, a digital safe, a digital clock and radio, complimentary toiletries, slippers on request and some more unusual amenities including a microwave oven (particularly useful for heating up food from the nearby Tesco supermarket) and a selection of newspapers.
The hotel also comprises a good range of facilities including a restaurant and bar where you can grab breakfast to start your day off well, and end it with delicious meal and a nightcap. Conference services, ironing and laundry facilities and multi-lingual staff are also available if needed, everything to make you feel welcome.
Hogarth Road is on the extreme eastern boundary of Earls Court and across the road is South Kensington, SW7, one of the most upmarket areas of London where you will find Exhibition Road, which contains the Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History Museums in stunning historic buildings, with millions of artifacts to trawl through. South Kensington also has a fantastic range of shops, including Harrods and Harvey Nichols Department Stores or high street brands like Topshop, if you can't afford the monogrammed fridges, gold bars or Bengal kittens sold at Harrods. Just a short walk from the hotel you will also find Kensington Palace and Gardens and Hyde Park, where you can go boating on The Serpentine Lake in warmer weather, or peruse the modern art in The Serpentine Gallery if you encounter sudden showers. The area surrounding the hotel also has a good range of entertainment options, with The Troubadour Cafe, where Oliver Reed used to grab a drink or two and the Black Panther Movement used to drink in the late 60s and Finborough Theatre is just a few minutes walk away, where you can watch award-winning plays. The immediate area is also very good in terms of safety, accessibility and facilities and this is a serious contender for that ideal place to stay in London.
The hotel is also well located for the fantastic transport links from Earl's Court station, where you can catch the District Circle and Piccadilly lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express terminates); Heathrow direct; 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 option for the area, with very clean and comfortable rooms and a good range of amenities (an in-room microwave may be indispensable for the jet-lagged visitor). There have been some reports of guests being moved about various hotels, which can be an unwanted hassle, and some unfriendly staff, but generally the hotel enjoys repeat visitors and favourable reviews. Guests should note that some rooms don't have windows, and whilst these may be quieter, those who prefer a view of London should request one at check in.