Luxury London Break, The Egerton House Hotel
The Egerton House Hotel, a hidden gem situated in Knightsbridge and quite literally a stones throw away from Harrods. Don’t be fooled by that though, despite the thousands of footsteps along that street, Egerton House is situated in a townhouse built in 1824, just down the side street of Egerton Gardens, leaving the hustle and bustle of the tourists at bay so you can enjoy a quiet, relaxing break right in the heart of one of the most fashionable, most iconic areas within London.
Overlooking private gardens and offering only the finest in British hospitality, you are greeted at the door and checked in followed by a guided tour of the communal areas of the hotel and shown to one of the 28 beautiful, individually designed rooms available. Upon arrival, we were given a room upgrade to one of their deluxe queens (room 3) with views overlooking the terrace and donning floor to ceiling floral fabric walls that matched the bedding and curtains. Despite this, it wasn’t overkill and I fell in love with the detail on the ceiling itself. In this room, modern meets majestic and it’s filled with everything you could possibly need for a weekend away without feeling like you left comfort at home. Complimentary fresh fruit, a Service en Chambre (a variety of (quintessentially British) teas and coffee in a posh leather storage unit to you and me), fluffy robes and slippers, a bold marble bathroom with a monsoon shower and just to ensure your ‘me-time’ is extra special, you can help yourself to the Penhaglions toiletries available to you.
You can follow up your mini pamper session by taking a break on the comfortable bed, tuning into the news on the large flat screen or using the Bluetooth compatible Bose sound system so you can listen to what you want, when you want for extra comfort and personalisation during your stay. Cue Liam Gallagher once Ben figures out how to use it and I tuck into a nice, ripe kiwi and wander around the rest of the room unveiling a mini fridge filled with only the best names in booze, more luxury treats in the wardrobe above the safe and I found the much needed iron and ironing board all before heading out to explore the city.
We were made aware on our arrival of the eye catching array of sweetie jars located in the reception lounge area when we checked in and that we were welcome to help ourselves for the duration of our stay as well as our host giving his reviews on each one – Ben recommends the peanuts and we both loved the yoghurt coated raisins. Every time we walked in and out of the hotel, I was all heart eyes at the beautiful bouquets of flowers dotted around. It was the Chelsea Flower Show the weekend prior to our stay and so some of the flowers found a new home in the Egerton Hotel and they were simply beautiful. We were always offered a fresh, cold bottle of water too which is a nice tough especially given that it was warm weather whilst we were there.
Upon our return to the hotel, and knowing full well that we could literally just hop into bed with thanks to the evening turndown service (one of my favourite things luxury hotels do!) I wasn’t quite expecting to walk in finding rose petals and candles adorning the bed and dresser not to mention the ones floating in the bathtub too. It was beautiful and very romantic and certainly ended my birthday evening perfectly being able to enjoy chocolate covered strawberries in bed with Ben. It just goes to show, the staff at the hotel cannot do enough for you and really put the effort in to make your stay an exceptional experience that you will remember for a lifetime. If you have a celebration, let them know and they will do their utmost to make it even more memorable.
The Egerton House Hotel has many claims to its name featuring an award winning afternoon tea (which I only wish I got to try!) and you can sip on one of London’s most famous martinis in the bar. Lets not forget that the Egerton was voted No. 7 Luxury Hotel in the UK, No. 8 Best Service in the UK and No 17 Small Hotel in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards this year. They also hold No. 4 in the Top Hotel in London as voted by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards last year to go alongside their Four Stars from Forbes Travel Guide.
As part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a collection of family-run, award-winning boutique hotels; the Egerton House Hotel is in good company with its brothers and sisters located in London, Dorset, Ireland, Guernsey, Geneva, South Africa and Florida.
Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition, with an exceptional reputation for exquisite fine dining, leading spas and sumptuous surroundings.
This seriously makes me want to visit the rest of the collection’s hotels to put this to the test, if the Egerton House Hotel is anything to go by, I don’t think this quote does enough justice.
If you find yourself planning to visit the city, there is nothing like living it up in luxury whilst in London and whilst this hotel is almost the opposite of the last one we stayed at, the uber modern M by Montcalm, there is a very traditional, British, homely feel to the Egerton that just cannot be described.
Room Prices start from around £300 for a standard room for one night. Breakfast can be added at an extra charge. Valet parking is also available at £75 however there are a number of local NCP’s nearby too.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7589 2412
Address: 17-19 Egerton Terrace, London, SW3 2BX
*The hotel did not know that I was going to provide a review on my blog. Ben treated me to this lovely hotel as part of my birthday present.