After multiple expereinces of inconsistent quality at a number of other 4* hotels in this part of South Kensington, I had settled for the more predictable assurance of a 5*. However - very luckily, it turned out - I wanted a last chance to look for a 4* gem and found it at the 54 Boutique Hotel.
Check-in was swift and particularly pleasant, as the hotel kindly upgraded me to their 54 Studio/ Suite! I especially appreciated its prime 1st floor, front-facing location: the floor-to-celing sash windows open onto a terrace facing the Natural History Museum; the proportions of the rooms are awesome; and it really is as comfortable as the online pictures look!
I only stayed one night and my London visits tend to be too busy to use much of a hotel's facilities. However, the complimentary WiFi was a useful bonus and I believe the 54 Boutique Hotel's 4* rating is more due to factors such as not having a fitness centre and its limited in-house room service catering, rather than any management shortcomings. And I have definitely had worse toiletries and less-than-fluffy towels at much more expensive establishments.
I am happy to vote with my money on this one and have just booked the suite for my next London visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 54 Boutique Hotel is a traditional townhouse with its own special qualities. Our guests find a quiet sanctuary from the hustle & bustle of London where they can relax in comfort. The 26 rooms and suites are decorated in contemporary style with modern sandstone and black granite bathrooms with gleaming chrome power showers. All rooms have air-conditioning, a modern ensuite bathroom, Free Wi-Fi internet access and flat screen televisions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 54 Boutique London
- Hotel 54 Boutique
- 54 Boutique Hotel London, England