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San Domenico House
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   29-31 Draycott Place, London SW3 2SH, England (Chelsea)   |  
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Ranked #224 of 1,060 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Southampton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay - will be coming back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Booked a couple of rooms at the San Domenico for myself, fiancée, mother and sister to take advantage of some Christmas shopping and a show in London for a birthday.

Upon arrival, the warm and cosy reception with a roaring fire really helped to warm us up, the staff were very attentive and even upgraded our room.

Both rooms were fantastic, clean, just the right temperature, with even fruit and chocolates for my fiancée for her birthday. The little things had been well thought through.

We had some coffee's in the lounge, and the next morning a lovely breakfast.

I would urge anyone thinking of staying, do it, you will not be disappointed. It's literally a stone’s throw from slone square, great for shopping and the tube into Knightsbridge.

We will be back, thank you San Domenico for a lovely weekend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This warm and welcoming hotel is amazing! I stayed there by chance as I needed to be within the Chelsea area. I have to say it was a pleasant surprise. The hotel has so much character and is run by the most exceptional team. The rooms are spacious and very well decorated. The bed is comfortable and the bathrooms are pristine! I recommend this hotel if you'd like to spend a lovely weekend in London with someone special. The only minor con is that it is a bit too pricy. However, you do get the occasional offer every now and then.

I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain
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29 hotel reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We sold an apartment we had in central London as it was just too much effort and cost to maintain whilst living abroad, much better to check into the very "swish" San Domenico House.
Located minutes away from Sloane Square and in a quiet side street it couldn't be more central. The Kings Road is a block away, Harrods close by as is Victoria Station and the Gatwick Express and taxis pass along all the time, so getting anywhere is no problem.

This Boutique Hotel situated in what once was a private house has retained a personal charm and intimacy. The rooms have been decorated in a very chic manner and are warm and friendly though small. Everything is clinically clean, rose petals in the loo and fine toiletries in the bathroom. The shower could do with a booster as the water, though hot exited only as a firm trickle and some form of hand grip is lacking. Standing in a bath with shower gel on one's feet and trying to balance while washing can prove lethal.

The small lounge in the entrance is cosy and welcoming, service is sometimes a little slow but this really is because the hotel is small and does not run with a huge number of staff. Many of the staff are from Puglia Italy where the (mother) Masseria is situated, from good families and in London to learn the language and do their utmost to serve clients well.

The delightful little Breakfast Room in the basement is beautifully furnished and well worth a visit. The Continental Breakfast comes with fresh warm breads, pastries and croissants and invigorating hot coffee, perfect for starting the day and does not cost the £14.00 which is being quibbled about, only if it is Room Service. A full English Breakfast is served too.

Shortly before leaving for London I read a vitriolic review written by the ex-house owner who sold to San Domenico. 'Fiona' must have had a mouthful of sour grapes because the San Domenico proved to be quite an enchanting find and somewhere I will readily recommend and use again on my next visit to London.

Room Tip: The doors are Fire Doors so many guests are not considerate enough to close carefully without bangin...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens
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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Great staff, a very different and boutique hotel in the heart of London. we had a lovely room on two levels and a four poster bed. it has a very Italian feel and the service is excellent and very personal - they had even scattered rose petals in the loo!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Hotel is very convenient as it is in Central London. A short walk Sloane Square Tube Station.The Kings Road is just around the corner. The rooms have a lot of character and are very spacious. would stay again

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Port Appin, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I've stayed in this hotel three times now and think that it is one of the best value hotels in London. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and ther location is perfect being so close to the Kings Road. I haven't used room service or had breakfast and my one critcism would be that when ordering a drink in the lounge it takes a long time to be served. Other than that it is a small but perfectly formed bolthole. I will certainly continue to use it when I visit London.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Our experience was at this hotel was fantastic. The staff were polite and accommodating-the manager even flagged down a taxi for us. Room 202 was GORGEOUS-will definitely return. Location is fantastic as it is steps away from Tiffany's and Sloane St. The only negatives were the breakfast was overpriced and the shower head was in a difficult position to keep the water in the tub. However, overall we were extremely pleased and tickled to have our first proper English Tea.

Room Tip: 202 was amazing.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 29-31 Draycott Place, London SW3 2SH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Chelsea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#161 Luxury Hotel in London
#200 Business Hotel in London
#237 Romantic Hotel in London
#359 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — San Domenico House 5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate Hotel housed in a red brick Victorian terrace dating from the 1860s. ... more   less 
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