THE DRAYCOTT HOTEL -
In keeping with the theme of hotels being 'a home away from home', how could I not include The Draycott Hotel in Chelsea, London. Part of the The Mantis Collection, this lovely hotel is English, country, cosy,at it's best!
Just off the Sloane Square in Chelsea, the three Edwardian red-brick town houses were renovated to form the Draycott Hotel. There are 35 rooms, theatrically themed, and named after famous authors and actors!
Afternoon tea and homemade biscuits, Champagne at 6.00pm and hot chocolate at 9.30pm are there to delight the guests every day.. a lovely homely touch! There is an honesty bar in the lounge as well.
The bedrooms are furnished in the quintessential English antique style, and the suites have fireplaces, many of them with views or access to the lovely gardens.
The lounge and dining room were recently refurbished by Nina Campbell. The General Manager, Dino has been with the hotel for many years, and is friendly, helpful and most amusing! Below some photos...
|One of the bedrooms|
|fireplace in our bedroom|
|Penhaligon's in the bathrooms|
|Door out to the garden from the lounge|
|The library .. my favourite room|
|The beautiful private gardens|
Thank you Dino and staff!