The Epitome of English Elegance
The Epitome of English Elegance
Are you looking for a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Chelsea? 11 Cadogan Gardens is The Epitome of English Elegance and the perfect place for a London getaway. Whether you are planning a weekend of shopping down the very chic Kings Road or just want a long weekend anniversary break this is the perfect luxury location where attention to detail is everything.
Nestled in the heart of residential Chelsea, this is quite a gem, located just a few minutes walk from the bars, shops and restaurants of Kings Road. When it comes to luxury hotels, I must say I am incredibly critical, because of my career as a journalist, presenter and blogger I have travelled extensively and stayed in some of the worlds most lavish hotels and resorts and so for me the attention is all in the details.
So on arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the lovely staff and are bags were immediately taken care of. Upon checking in we were guided to our suite and all I can say is ‘English Elegance’. The suite was sophisticated and chic but with a lovely homely feel. A selection of reading was available, bottles of water throughout the suite, a coffee machine and I know this may sound silly to some but scales in the bathroom. Yes thats what I’m talking about. It’s little details like that that I love. I work really hard at staying in shape and there’s nothing worse going away and not being able to stay on top of it and check.
The poster bed was divine and I just love a turn down service. When we came back to our room the lights had been dimmed, the curtains were closed and there was a pillow and face spritz on the bed. Again perfect attention to detail. Our bathroom also was large and spacious with both a bath and shower and two very large comfy robes. We had planned to spend the afternoon walking but decided to kick back, relax and chill in our suite, we shared a bottle of bubbly had leisurely baths and headed out to dinner.
Behind the traditional Victorian façade lies a wealth of tradition, heritage and intrigue that is yours to explore. The hotel itself was built by Lord Chelsea in the late 19th century and originally comprised four separate Victorian town houses. This helps explain the myriad of corridors, staircases and hallways throughout the hotel, and why it’s not uncommon to find a bemused guest wandering the corridors having taken a wrong turn. Make sure to check out the different suites as they are all very unique.
With a fabulous location in such a prestigious area, the hotel became vastly popular as a home from home for travelling Victorian aristocrats, politicians and bon viveurs. In that progressive era, the area was known as something of a bohemian quarter, attracting notable personalities including radicals, artists and poets. When you walk downstairs to their restaurant the art work really does re-ireate the various era’s and nostalgia of a hotel with lots of history. More recently 11 Cadogan Gardens was home to a private members club, and a sense of privacy and exclusivity remains.
With a terrace, lounge, bar and restaurant there would be no need to leave the hotel, I was rather lazy and had breakfast in bed which was just lush.
To book a suite at this stunning hotel checkout 11 Cadogan Gardens.
Pictures by Haydn Isted
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