Draycott Hotel, London – review

Every inch of the hotel has been styled with attention to detail, blending the best of the period features with modern conveniences and luxuries that 21st Century guests have come to expect

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If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to live in a grand London home at the very heart of Chelsea’s Sloane Square, the Draycott is without a doubt the best choice for you.  Built in 1890, the beautiful red brick Edwardian building is oozing with character and charm, overlooking a classic central London garden square. 

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Every inch of the hotel has been styled with attention to detail, blending the best of the period features with modern conveniences and luxuries that 21st Century guests have come to expect. 

Despite its central location – just a few minutes from Sloane Square- the hotel has a peaceful and relaxing feel.  This is amplified by the helpful and friendly staff who make you feel very special when they show you to your room and introduce you to the splendour of your living quarters.

All of the rooms and suites in the hotel are in keeping with the indulgent period theme of the hotel, decorated with understated class and furnished with antiques and curios that successfully bring character and a homely feel to the property.  The rooms have beautifully appointed bathrooms with high-spec fittings and everything you need to rejuvenate after a long day pounding the streets of the capital. 

The suite in which we stayed had its own fireplace, modern kitchen and a beautiful sitting room and bedroom with high ceilings and enormous windows overlooking private gardens. Whether you’re staying for one luxurious night away, or looking to set up base in the capital for a period of time – the Draycott is the perfect choice for the more discerning traveller.

Eating and drinking

Although the hotel doesn’t have its own restaurant serving evening meals, its location means it is within walking distance of a number of first class eateries in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea. 

A cooked-to-order breakfast is available in the relaxing surrounds of the breakfast room, where continental options are also available.

Room service is available for those wishing for light bites and snacks in their room throughout the day and the evening. 

The Draycott also offers a selection of afternoon teas, as well as serving complimentary tea and cakes for guests in the afternoon, a champagne reception at 6pm, and hot chocolate in the evening.  There’s also an honesty bar if you should like a little nightcap or a tipple before bed! Perfect…


Hotel address: 23 Cadogan Gardens, London SWP 2RP

Official website

 Radio Times Travel rating: 8.5/10

“Every inch of the hotel has been styled with attention to detail, blending the best of the period features with modern conveniences and luxuries that 21st Century guests have come to expect”


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Radio Times Travel stayed as a guest of the hotel in 2014. For more details about this hotel and to find the latest room prices, please visit the official website.