HOTEL REVIEW: SLOANE PLACE, BOUTIQUE LUXURY IN THE HEART OF CHELSEA
Ad disclaimer: I stayed at Sloane Place in exchange for this review. I’m always 100% honest in my reviews, so read on for the full lowdown!
At number 62, Lower Sloane Street, lies Sloane Place, a brand new boutique hotel and café bar offering ‘relaxed elegance in a contemporary chic setting’. This beautiful hotel is situated just off of Sloane Square and is powered by The Sloane Club, one of Chelsea’s renowned members’ clubs. You enter the hotel through the café bar entrance - a bright and beautiful space dressed in hues of turquoise and gold, with polished surfaces reflecting freshly cut flowers, colourful dishes and innovative cocktails.
Hotel guests have access to the tranquil spa facilities at the club, which can be accessed from Sloane Place without leaving the building. This luxurious spa is Bioeffect’s flagship London spa, offering a range of bespoke facial, body and beauty treatments that are available exclusively at The Sloane Club Spa.
The relaxed, all-day eating and drinking spot has a friendly, buzzing atmosphere and the smell of freshly ground coffee lingers in the air. No booking is required and hotel guests and locals chatter excitedly over hearty meals and mid-afternoon tipples. This is an excellent spot for a business meeting, casual lunch with friends or for evening cocktails with a loved one. The wholesome menu is succinct and versatile.
After check-in, I was swiftly escorted to my suite on the fifth floor, which featured a contemporary sitting room with a desk area, a bright and elegant bedroom and the bathroom of dreams. After a long day of travelling and hauling heavy bags around the city, this suite was a joy to behold! Luxurious, comfortable furniture and fabrics in rich, opulent colours create a chic and homely atmosphere. Noble Isle products are waiting for you in the bathroom. Each room is thoughtfully arranged, stylish and spacious.
• An impeccably comfortable king-sized bed (180 x 200cm - perfect for the 5 ft 1 girl who likes to lie dramatically / diagonally across the bed).
• A bath and seperate rain shower.
• Two 40-inch smart TVs - one in the living room and one in the bedroom.
• A writing desk complete with a Nespresso machine, tea-making facilities, a notebook and pencil - the perfect, peaceful spot for work-on-the-go.
• Air-conditioning in the sitting room and the bedroom. Much needed on those hot summer days in the city.
• Despite being located so close to the hustle and bustle of Sloane Square and the King’s Road, the hotel on Lower Sloane Street is beautifully peaceful and quiet.
• Laundry service available - great for longer stays.
• Friendly, helpful staff that are only too happy to assist with guest’s requirements, from ice buckets and help with bag carrying to taxi orders and suggestions of local amenities.
I popped down to the café bar the following day for a lunch. This eatery is fast becoming a local favourite since its opening just a few weeks back and it’s very easy to see why. The all day dining menu showcases sharing plates, indulgent mains and tempting desserts comprised of fresh, high quality ingredients. Bernhard Mayer, ex Executive Chef of the Savoy and Four Seasons Hotels, carefully curated the menu.
I opted for my usual favourite: poached eggs and avocado with toasted Artisan sourdough, topped with chilli flakes (with side of skinny fries - the perfect midday accompaniment). The food was divine! Feeling fruitless, I finished my meal off with a fruit salad and sorbet - delicious. I was really impressed with the menu and can’t wait to return again soon with friends and colleagues to try more.
All in all, I am thoroughly impressed by Sloane Place. The hotel has a different look and feel to it’s big sister, The Sloane Club, but this only adds to the charm and appeal of this new and exciting addition to The Royal Borough. I’d recommend the hotel and café bar to leisure and business travellers, couples and families. The location could not be more perfect for those looking to explore local attractions and amenities and the hotel benefits from being on a quieter road; it’s set back from nearby Sloane Square, which makes for a peaceful night’s sleep. Locals - do pop in for brunch, dinner or drinks. You won’t be disappointed.