Search for cheapest prices: The Rockwell
'Worth every penny for its sense of calm sophistication.' - Sunday Telegraph
The Rockwell is an independent hotel with an emphasis on understated contemporary style, impeccable levels of personal service and attention to detail. The hotel is housed in one of Earls Court's many stunning Georgian town houses and inside you will find the same elegant style but with a modern twist, offering you the best of the historic an cosmopolitan sides of London in one of its most intriguing areas.
The hotel offers rooms from Single to Suite, which will suit any travellers, from solo business guests to families. Each of the hotel's forty rooms has been crafted to create a relaxed atmosphere, whilst retaining an individual character, which combines English tradition with stylish clean lines and natural woods. Amenities are very luxurious, reflecting some of the biggest names in design, including Philippe Starck and Han Grohe designed bathroom fittings, The White Company toiletries and fluffy towelling robes.
In addition to well-appointed bedrooms, the hotel offers guests the use of generous spaces for eating; drinking and relaxing, including a large south-facing landscaped garden, a real rarity in London's occasionally cramped districts. The hotel also comprises of The Rockwell Dining Room, which serves an extensive breakfast menu, lunch and an elegant traditional British dinner menu.
Situated in Earls Court, many of the capitals best attractions are on our doorstep - including Earls Court Olympia, Earls Court Stadium, which both host elaborate events and trade shows such as Crufts and The Ideal Home Show; Harrods department store; the Royal Albert Hall; the Natural History Museum; and the Science Museum as well as the shopping areas of Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Kensington are all within walking distance. The Rockwell is also close to the wide green expanses of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.
The Rockwell is also a five-minute walk from Earls Court tube Station and a 25-minute car journey to Heathrow. From Earl's Court station, you can catch the District Circle and Piccadilly lines. From here you have direct links to Heathrow Direct (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 charming place to stay, with friendly staff who are willing to help with any requests, whether it's booking a Mercedes to whisk you out on the town for your Honeymoon or shuffling about your reservation if there has been some confusion about the date; they also offer the occasional free upgrade, so it's worth enquiring. As with most town house conversions, rooms vary in size and singles are on the petite side, so if you want more room, it's worth splurging for a Double room. Some rooms have skylights aside from proper windows, but this seems to be the only complaint about preferable rooms, so you should be pleased with wherever you are placed.