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Historical Traveler Reviews Sydney House London
Stylish hotel in stylish neigborhood - will definitely return!
This is the first time I used Trip Advisor and I found it very helpful so I thought I would return the favor by writing a review.
I just stayed at the Sydney House Hotel for 4 nights whilst on vacation in London. Another reviewer captured it perfectly when he said that the hotel looks exactly like a Georgian building. You definitely look and feel like a local popping in at the door at number 11 on Sydney Street.
I booked my room via lastminute and got a good deal on a deluxe room for two. I've found traveling in London that often when you're traveling alone hotels like to give you a "single" or a room with two singles. My room at Sydney House had a very generous double bed which was wonderfully comfortable with excellent linens.
The hotel has a very clean and modern decor which I enjoyed a great deal. The hardwood floors in the room were immaculate. The spacisous bath included a full tub and great shower. The bath was super clean and included a great deal of glasswork which was spotless.
The room was a bit cramped to acommodate the bed, however, there was a chair and a built-in desk which was large enough to accomodate my laptop. High speed internet access was flawless and charged at reasonable rates (including hourly vs 24 fees).
I would say that the best feature of the hotel is it's location. I lived in London for 6 months last year and the Chelsea location is very stylish (if not a bit pricey). I was suprised to find this hotel was as reasonably priced as it is. This is a boutique hotel, not a chain hotel with excessive ammenities. However, the staff are extremely helpful and professional.
I did not enjoy the breakfast while I stayed at Syndey House so I cannot comment on the quality. I was generally leaving relatively early and got in very late at night. After hours, the front door is locked, however the night porter opened with 5 seconds of my ringing the doorbell.
I did enjoy the flat screen television in the room. The DVD player (in every room) can be used as a CD player and plays music via the speakers of the TV. The higher quality appliances were a nice touch. In addition, the room is equipped with an easy to use personal safe.
I only have two complaints of the hotel. My room was situated towards the rear of the building. When I returned late one night (e.g. past midnight) there was some noise from a pub close by. I'm used to this sort of thing living in a city but I think it might have been bothersome to someone a little more sensitive to sound.
My only other complaint was the hot water in the bathroom was a little difficult to regulate. One minute it was hot and then went cold. If I turned the dial a little bit it would always heat up quite a bit but it seemed a little finicky. This happened to me a few times while I was taking a shower. The bath on the other had was wonderful and consistent.
Location as I've mentioned is wonderful. The V&A museum is within walking distance. Also Kings Road shopping (high end) is very close by. I appreciated being close to a Marks & Spencers grocery and Waitrose grocery.
Given the exchange rate these days, I think the Sydney House Hotel was great value for a boutique small hotel in a great location for London. I would definitely stay there again whether on business or for pleasure. Hope this review helps.
TOP CLASS HOTEL
What a fantastic place! I have been to London many times but have never enjoyed such hospitality. From check in onwards it was superb.
Spotless room wit a small terrace, most comfortable bed I slept in for years, sleek modern look with all facilities one could expect. All very attractive. And staff to match it. Friendly and super professional.
To top it all they will deliver an organic breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit to your room for under 10 pounds. I had to check whether it wasn't a mistake.
It was Chelsea after all.
I will definitely be back for more!!
Fabulous stay at Sydney House
I have just returned from a week long stay at Sidney House in Chelsea, and it just couldn't have been better!!! The staff were very helpful and friendly- from the front desk to the maid. The location is superb, and great dining is just around the corner. The room was spotless and contained everything you could need-except a clock, which seemed strange, but in no way compromised the joy of the modern room. Soft sheets, great mattress-and SIX pillows on the bed!!! You cannot go wrong with this hotel.
Cute little boutique hotel
Lovely little hotel in a perfect location. Very close to the Kings Road - lots of great stores and yummy restaurants nearby. Only complaint being the size of the room but it was definitely "small and cosy". I think the Room at the Top would have been better so perhaps we'll stay there next time!!
Great little find
Just returned from a visit to London where I stayed at the Sydney House. It's a small, homey property with modern amenities. The room was on the small size, but the bed was very comfy. The Internet connection worked flawlessly. The staff was extremely nice and very helpful. They serve food 24/7 both in your room or downstairs in the eatting area. The only issue I had is that you can't control the temperature in your room on your own, but the staff is more than willing to change it for you. It's a short walk to the So. Kensington Tube station. The bar/restaurant at the corner, PJ's is very good too. Would definitely stay there again.
Thanks from Rogers
Kudos to the staff at Sydney House Chelsea Hotel!Lovely Redo-thank goodness for minimalistic decor(you won't find any chintz here) and HARD Wood floors.Great Bathrooms and rooms.I've stayed at other "Hip" hotels in London and to say that Sydney comes on top.We'll be back!
Small but Perfectly Formed
This is a really lovely, homely, stylish little hotel in South Kensington (3 mins walk from the tube station) - location is very handy for shopping on Fulham Road and the King's Road, for visiting the Museums (Albert & Victoria, Science Museum, Natural History Museum), and also for getting to all the main train stations on the Circle Line (Victoria, Charing Cross, Paddington, Blackfriars).
The room was a tad small but well thought out and designed so did not feel cramped. I really appreciated the comfy bed and plump pillows, the LCD TV, the power shower, the CD/DVD player (CDs and DVDs can be borrowed - for a fee - from reception). Broadband internet access was available so within 2 mins of arriving I was already surfing the internet on my laptop. Service was friendly and discreet, and on the whole the place was so quiet that I forgot I was in a hotel!
My only complaint would be that the electronic safe did not function, and there were no face cloths in the bathroom, but there are just niggly little things on which my mind did not linger.
I would definitely stay there again.
Very cleverly designed townhouse. Great room, bed, and amenities.
Just wish the service had more charm. Especially the chef, who was downright sullen.
Love for the first side !
I loved this cosy little place in Chelsea. Everything's just on the right place: in the room, in the bath, in the public areas. Extremely friendly and helpfull staff! And the location . . . unbeatable.
STRONGLY RECOMMANDED !
Lovely little hotel in a lovely part of Chelsea, most comfy bed I have slept in for years ! Nice touch with the LCD TV. Rare to find such a hotel for the ?100 paid that was 5 star standard, think small St Martins Lane.
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