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Sydney House Chelsea
Ranked #213 of 1,069 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ideal hotel for Kensington/Knightsbridge area”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed there because we needed to get to an appointment early the following morning, in a nearby location. The accommodation was booked on the Saturday and we arrived on the Sunday evening. The room was beautifully decorated with a comfortable bed, and a modern stylish en-suite bathroom.
The hotel provided a Freeview tv which also had facilities to watch your own dvd if you so wished. Free wifi was available to guests, and a helpful and friendly staff welcomed us.
Although there were no tea or coffee making facilities in the room, the hotel would provide drinks on request at cost. I would certainly stay there again. It is located about five minutes walk from South Kensington tube station.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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SydneyHouseChelsea, Front Office Manager at Sydney House Chelsea, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review.
We are very happy you found the hotel enjoyable.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Sydney House.

Best regards,
Front Office Manager
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Me and my partner stayed here on New Year's Eve, nicest hotel I've stayed in! It was clean, modern, and amazing value.. Since we decided at 1pm on New Year's Eve we were going to London we were so happy with the price :) the area is beautiful and I would stay here every time I'm in London, thank you!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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SydneyHouseChelsea, Front Office Manager at Sydney House Chelsea, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Sydney House Chelsea.
We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

With kind regards,
Front Office Manager
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

I stayed only one night but that was enough to get me hooked! This small, excellently located hotel offers all one would want/need while shopping, sightseeing, going to a play/opera! The rooms are small but clean, new, with wifi! The staff could not be friendlier. The breakfast choices are sufficient, delicious and such a value. I paid for a very generous 'continental breakfast' one/fifth..yes 20% of what I paid X years ago at Claridge's.. Yes, one of the reasons that I now find myself trying smaller, less expensive but clean, very functional hotels, with personable and helpful staff! I was impressed to find the Mgr working right along the others on a Saturday morning. A great way to motivate the team!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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SydneyHouseChelsea, Front Office Manager at Sydney House Chelsea, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney House Chelsea in the near future.

Best regards,
Front Office Manager
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Paranaque, Philippines
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I loved staying at Sydney House Chelsea. Obviously one cannot compare it to any 5 star hotel but at the end of the day, it made me feel like I was going home to my own bedroom. The hotel is located in a quiet and quite posh neighborhood that is a 5 minute walk from South Kensington tube station and King's Road. The staff was very polite, friendly and accommodating. I am not sure though about the size of the other rooms. I was fortunate enough to stay in a room that faced the street. And for some reason, I made a mistake getting a double room all for myself.


I would stay in Sydney House again should I have another opportunity to visit London again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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SydneyHouseChelsea, Front Office Manager at Sydney House Chelsea, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Best regards,

Front Office Manager
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Booked this on recomendation from a friend who rated it
For the location its great near to the cheksea Kensington gnightsbridege areas bus route access is good tube near
Rooms are small but will specified modern clean
Vi spring beds are great
Staff polite and helpful
Common areas not large at all it is a small boutique hotel but there an infinite number of acolytes around
I will return

  • Stayed April 2013
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SydneyHouseChelsea, Front Office Manager at Sydney House Chelsea, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sydney House Chelsea in the near future.

Best regards,

Front Office Manager
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West Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The first thing you need to know is that the location is perfect - between the Kings Road and Fulham Road, 5 mins walk from South Kensington Tube, 10 minutes walk from Knightsbridge, and well surrounded with restaurants. It is 2 converted town houses, so is tall and thin, and features the worlds smallest lift (2 people only if you are related, or 1 person and 1 case)
The rooms are similarly small, so are the bathrooms, but the money has wisely been spent on the beds and bedding.
It seems to be run by 3 or 4 friendly and helpful young eastern europeans, (that's all we saw in 2 days) and the facilities are basic, with a breakfast room in the basement, but the service was good. My only grumble would be the lack of tea/coffee making facilities in the room, but if that is not important to you then this hotel is definitely worth considering.

Room Tip: Avoid the top floor - weird noises coming from the air-con plant above sounded like planes taking of...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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SydneyHouseChelsea, Front Office Manager at Sydney House Chelsea, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our hotel.

The Sydney House is a town house hotel and the size of bedrooms does not allow for a tea/coffee facilities. However, we are more than happy to oblige to a request and provide kettle, cups, tea/coffee and milk. Please do not hesitate to approach a member of staff on your next visit.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us and we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Sydney House Chelsea again.

With kind regards,

Front Office Manager
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Purley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Stayed 1 night. Location is convenient for South Kensington / Chelsea. Although room (14) wasn't big, it was more than sufficient, being very comfortable & well furnished with quality bedding. It was at the back of the hotel so was very quiet.

Bathroom modern & pleasant though small - personally I would have preferred a "walk in shower" arrangement rather than bath.

Reception staff was very friendly & helpful providing pleasant service.

Got a good "last minute" deal on rate so cost reasonable. Published "rack" rate would be far too high.

Didn't have breakfast in hotel so unable to comment.

Would certainly stay again if needed hotel in that part of London.

Room Tip: Had room 14 at back of hotel - very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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SydneyHouseChelsea, Front Office Manager at Sydney House Chelsea, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind comments.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sydney House Chelsea in the near future.

Best regards,

Front Office Manager
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Property: Sydney House Chelsea
Address: 9-11 Sydney Street | Chelsea, London SW3 6PU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Chelsea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#131 Romantic Hotel in London
#161 Luxury Hotel in London
#168 Business Hotel in London
#298 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sydney House Chelsea 5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A discreet, Georgian townhouse located just off the Kings Road, Sydney House Chelsea offers understated, contemporary style in a vibrant neighbourhood. Its intimate atmosphere, typical of a bijou Chelsea pied-à-terre, is finished with a fresh, bright and modern aesthetic, and the hotel is favoured by many as an invaluable London bolt hole. Built in 1829 as two townhouses, the Grade II listed buildings were converted from private residences into a hotel in the 1980’s. As the tallest building on the street, taking prominence over its neighbours, it was named Sydney House. Andrew and Christina Brownsword bought Sydney House Chelsea in 2001. It became the second hotel in their collection, seven years after the purchase of The Bath Priory. ... more   less 
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