The Chelsea Harbour Hotel
Hotel in London
5-Star All-Suite Hotel
The all-suite Chelsea Harbour Hotel is tucked away in picturesque Chelsea Harbour overlooking the quiet marina with panoramic views over the London skyline from the higher floors.
The suites start at a generous 45 m², so you will not be short of space. They all come with a separate living room equipped with flat screen television and good quality Bose music system and each suite is fitted with both US and Continental power points as well UK of course. All rooms have laptop sized safes, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and espresso coffee making machine.
You can request either king or twin bedded rooms and the hotel is very family friendly with children up to 12 years old staying for free.
All suites have plenty of draw and hanging space and most have an additional toilet. Although on the small side they have nice marble bathrooms with stand alone showers as well as a bath tub and Zenology amenities.
The rooms are tastefully and individually decorated in neutral tones with a nice use of warm colourful fabrics giving them a cosy feel. The furnishings are very traditional and of good quality and 80 percent of the suites have a balcony so you can take in those views.
The Abingdon Suite is an Art Deco style Penthouse with a real fire place; Bose sound system and huge walk in closet area. The bath (with TV) changes colours with your mood (Chrome therapy) and the shower is one of those wonderfully powerful waterfall showers. The Kensington Suite on the other hand is more traditional with stained wooden panelling and striped wallpaper and boasts wonderful views over the Rover Thames and London skyline. The Savile Suite even has its own Entertainment Room with a large cinema style screen.
The King’s Penthouse Suite is a 2 bedroom Penthouse with a very big living room and a couple of stainless steel dogs by the fireplace. The heavy adjoining door is interestingly hinged in the middle and the king sized bed in the main bedroom is raised on a platform with a huge Union Jack on the wall behind the bed by Vivienne Westwood. The large luxurious bathroom has a bath, Jacuzzi and sauna.
Every Penthouse is individual, from the marble in the bathroom to the taps. They are indeed luxurious and have their own fire place, Bose sound system and waterfall shower and Chrome therapy in the bathrooms.
When it comes to relaxing, I particularly like the Harbour Bar and Chelsea Riverside Brasserie, where I recently enjoyed a fabulous lunch on The Terrace overlooking the marina on a hot summer’s day. The food is excellent as is the service and you can’t beat the view. I’d also recommend it in the evening as the sun goes down and Chelsea Harbour lights up.
The hotel’s Blue Harbour Health Club is large by hotel standards and includes a state of the art gym with Technogym cardio equipment and free weights, a 17 metre swimming pool, a spa with six treatment rooms, relaxation room and hair salon.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground
Photographs courtesy of The Chelsea Harbour Hotel
|Reviewer's Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Services||Business Center, Restaurant, Room Service, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Health Spa, Family Friendly, Conference Rooms, Wedding / Personal Event|
|Number of Rooms||154 One Bedroom Suites & 4 Penthouses|
Chelsea King Suite (45 m²); Chelsea Twin Suite (45 m ²); Marina King Suite (45 m²); River View Kind Suite (45 m²); River View Twin Suite (45 m²); The Savile Penthouse Suite (85 m²); The Kensington Penthouse Suite (68 m²); The Abingdon Penthouse Suite (68 m²) and The King’s Penthouse Suite (175 m²).
Unique in begin an all-suite hotel, the traditional and contemporary décor will appeal to families and couples looking for a weekend away from the noise of the city but having it within easy reach.
Last updated on 12-09-2014