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Mantis Draycott Hotel

26 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RP England
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#76 of 1,200 hotels in London
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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese


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Claire I wrote a review Dec 2021
2 contributions
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
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 east20 contributions36 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
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 Mantis Draycott Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
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 contributions11 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 Mantis Draycott Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
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 Kingdom139 contributions89 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 Mantis Draycott Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
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
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Mantis Draycott Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Mantis Draycott Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Saatchi Gallery (0.2 miles), Cadogan Hall (0.1 miles), and Sloane Square (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mantis Draycott Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Mantis Draycott Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mantis Draycott Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mantis Draycott Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Five Fields, Wulf & Lamb - Chelsea, and Kahani.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mantis Draycott Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mantis Draycott Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Mantis Draycott Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.5 miles), Tower of London (3.7 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.6 miles).