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26 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RP England
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#79 of 1,195 hotels in London
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A romantic town-house hotel built in 1890 and emanating all the grandeur that is associated with the 19th century, the Draycott Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Kensington. A sight to behold and renowned in the area, this red-brick Edwardian hotel has been lovingly restored and provides an opulent home away from home for guests. Conveniently located for those who wish to undertake an excursion around London's boroughs, just around the corner from the hotel you will discover Chelsea’s fashionable Sloane Square and the beautiful borough of Kensington. Combining traditional, timeless elegance with quintessentially British luxury and hospitality, it is second nature for the Draycott to offer personal touches that are hard to find elsewhere; guests can enjoy complimentary tea and homemade biscuits at 4:00pm, toast Champagne at 6:00pm and even indulge in hot chocolate and biscuits at 9:30pm before retiring should they wish.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
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Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Safe
Telephone
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

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eligold wrote a review May 2022
Seattle, WA18 contributions19 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Elizabeth_KCC wrote a review May 2022
Toronto, Canada83 contributions69 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
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.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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CNA wrote a review Apr 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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KentishManofKent wrote a review Feb 2022
Tenterden, United Kingdom381 contributions480 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Claire I wrote a review Dec 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Top floor rooms (Irving & Sheridan) don't have rooms above and are quiet but there are...
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pattiNorthEast wrote a review Dec 2021
north east25 contributions47 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms with sitting area and fireplace seem to be a little larger
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Response from Timothy Gardner, General Manager at Draycott Hotel by Mantis
Responded Dec 17, 2021
Hello, It is great to hear from you and thank you for your lovely review of our property. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Draycott Hotel Team
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ljp2703 wrote a review Nov 2021
Switzerland33 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Timothy Gardner, General Manager at Draycott Hotel by Mantis
Responded Dec 17, 2021
Hello, Thank you for your great review of our property. It is great to see that you have enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. We cannot wait to see you soon. Best regards, Draycott Hotel Team
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Claire_10_77 wrote a review Nov 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom149 contributions94 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Timothy Gardner, General Manager at Draycott Hotel by Mantis
Responded Dec 17, 2021
Dear Claire, Thank you very much for your great review of our property. We are happy to see that you enjoyed most part of your stay. We also took a note of points that we need to improve on and we are working on them. Best regards, Draycott Hotel Team
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Caroline H wrote a review Oct 2021
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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
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Chris W wrote a review Sep 2021
Stafford, United Kingdom16 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: No parking but taxi rank 2 minutes walk on King’s Road
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$349 - $564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Draycott Hotel by Mantis
Which popular attractions are close to Draycott Hotel by Mantis?
Nearby attractions include Cadogan Hall (0.1 miles), Saatchi Gallery (0.2 miles), and Sloane Square (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Draycott Hotel by Mantis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Draycott Hotel by Mantis?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Draycott Hotel by Mantis?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Draycott Hotel by Mantis?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Five Fields, Kahani, and Wulf & Lamb - Chelsea.
Are any cleaning services offered at Draycott Hotel by Mantis?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Draycott Hotel by Mantis?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Draycott Hotel by Mantis?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.5 miles), Tower of London (3.7 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.6 miles).