Definitely a memorable hotel with exceptional staff — warm, conscientious, and hospitable. Downsides: - Room needed some maintenance (two of six light bulbs didn’t work — a big deal when the room had almost no natural light — and the cold water tap required a substantial number of twists until water came out [unlike the hot water].) - The bottle of water provided in the room upon arrival is an undisclosed GBP 4.20 minibar item, which they only revealed upon departure. This felt like a low-taste money grab that cheapened an otherwise positive hotel experience, and left a bad taste upon departure.
I debated whether or not to write this review as I feel that I might let the cat out of the bag about this wonderful jewel in the crown...and I don't want to have to compete for a room in future ! This oasis in Sloane Square, with its sumptuously cozy reception rooms, gorgeous private garden, a check in involving being welcomed in, seated at a lovely desk and attended to as you ease in to your stay, and tea time, prosecco time and - best of all - nightly hot chocolate time is simply ideal. It was clear from those I met that most guests are return visitors and likely second generation of Draycott devotees. The bedroom I stayed in (the Redgrave, at the top of the house) was charming, comfortable and quiet. The entire experience was "wealthy and erudite great aunt invites you - her favourite niece - for a weekend up in London". The staff, of course, sent the experience over the top: while breakfast room, late afternoon porter and morning office teams were personable and friendly, Sherlun, Rana and John deserve a special note. These gentlemen, in their own unique ways, were clearly "wealthy great aunts' trusted and loyal retinue", who naturally anticipated your every need. Looking forward to my return.…
We stayed for three nights at the Draycott Hotel. It’s only short walk from the underground station (Sloane Square) and there is a small street with cafés, bars and restaurants just around the corner. The double room (J. Baxter) was very spacious with sofa, desk, table and two chairs. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom seemed to be recently renovated. In general, everything was in excellent condition. The staff are fantastic: the friendliest and most helpful staff I've ever experienced in a hotel in London! The breakfast buffet offers all you need but there is the option to order additional dishes from a menu. In the afternoon they serve tea and biscuits in the lounge and hot chocolate in the evening.
We recently visited the Mantis Draycott to stay in London to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It's tucked away behind Sloane Square, so a great location and a short walk (15 mins) to Harvey Nicholls, Mayfair (30 mins) and Harrods (20 mins). The hotel is a beautiful town house, with a very cosy welcoming feel. Our room was the Cliveden Club Room, and even though i mucked up the booking for choosing a room for one person, the room was big enough for two and importantly the bed was a Queen size, so i didn't have to sleep on the floor! It's not cheap to stay there, but i think it's worth it for a special stay. Our breakfast was only available as room service to to ongoing COVID measures, but this made it feel rather special actually!
We were so glad to finally make it back to The Draycott. Our last visit was in January 2020 when few people had heard of Covid. It was great to see familiar faces in familiar surroundings again and spend time relaxing in the lounge. Our breakfasts were delicious. My one request is that the quality of the toast is improved! A relatively small change from Chorleywood factory bread to a 'real bread' such as a slow proved sourdough or multigrain, rye, etc, would be very welcome. We love this hotel, the staff, and the area. We will return soon.
Our first time staying in this area of London, and loved every minute of our stay at this hotel. It is tucked away literally just around the corner from Kings Road, also just a short walk to the Chelsea Embankment and a stroll across the Albert Bridge to Battersea Park. Cosy hotel with lovely, quaint rooms. We had a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the front of the hotel and it was so quiet. Lovely freshly cooked breakfast in the mornings, which you can take in your room or in the downstairs breakfast room. As it is close to Christmas the Drawing room and the Library were decorated with xmas decorations and the fire made it even more cosy! Friendly staff, and a thank you to the Operations Manager (sorry I did not make a note of your name!) who found the time to talk with us at breakfast one morning and made us feel so welcome. We hope to visit again sometime soon!…
Sadly, we only stayed for one night but we plan to return for longer. This is an amazing “country house” style hotel just a few minutes from Sloane Square. Our room (Gielgud) was at the top of the hotel and was spacious, beautiful and supremely comfortable. It was also extremely quiet and we slept soundly. We loved all the personalised touches and very much enjoyed the afternoon tea (reviving after shopping next door at Peter Jones!), the complimentary champagne pre theatre and the hot chocolate and biscuits when we returned! The staff were all so lovely and welcoming and we can’t recommend the hotel highly enough.
I stayed here as a treat for my birthday and my first trip to London in ages. Had a lovely big room with a very comfortable bed and lots of period furniture. Great bathroom and wardrobe too. The hotel is in a perfect location and has gorgeous period features. The staff were all very pleasant and there is a lovely drawing room where drinks are served at various points in the day. I only managed afternoon tea but I believe there is fizz at six pm. A couple of problems- no food in the evenings, not even room service. This is not clear on the website. Front door accessed by a buzzer, not great when you’re arriving back alone in the evenings as the street is pretty quiet.
Our group checked in for just one night's stay as we were attending Awards Party nearby, from the moment we arrived Cansanli and the front of house team were attentive and incredibly helpful. An iron was needed, and it arrived within five minutes! The afternoon tea & biscuits were welcome after our journey, and the complimentary Champagne at 6pm started our party evening off wonderfully. Breakfast was first class too, recommend the eggs Benedict. Look forward to visiting again
Stayed here for two nights this week. Lovely old building with lots of period features. We had a deluxe double which is one of their mid range rooms but it was big with period furniture, huge bed and decent en suite. Staff are very friendly and helpful. They are only doing room service for breakfast due to the breakfast room being small and COVID precautions but there is a huge choice of items and you can book a time slot to suit, up to 10am. Free afternoon tea at 4pm, free glass of fizz at 6pm and free hot chocolate at 9:30pm. Plenty of bars restaurants etc on nearby King’s Road. It’s not a cheap option but for London it’s reasonably priced and would definitely stay there again