A Slick Boutique in Belgravia
Nestled on a quite street across from the Eccleston Square Park, the Eccleston Square Hotel offers a sophisticated refuge in the midst of central London. The hotel sits close enough to Victoria station to be remain very convenient while still offering an escape. The high tech amenities in each room provide both business and leisure travelers with the latest in entertainment, communication, and climate controls.
The Eccleston Square Hotel is a hidden gem at the cross roads of Belgravia, Victoria, and Westminster. The neighborhood is distinctly British, with picturesque Georgian architecture lining the streets of St. George’s drive. I’ve stayed in a plethora of hotels across London, and the Eccleston Square Hotel is consistently on top of a short list of options. This preference is due to the following reasons:
- A secluded location that is within walking distance of multiple tube stops
- A FREE smartphone given to you during your stay, which allows free local and international calls. You may use it while traveling through London during your stay. How AWESOME is that??
- Sleek rooms that I find ideal for the business traveler – the right mix of high tech efficiency and relaxing comfort
- TVs in the bathroom mirrors. If you read this blog, you know this is my favorite SuiteLife gimmick.
- A FREE Minibar and 24 hour in-room tea service (It’s brilliant, mate)
- A warm and welcoming feel from this family run hotel
The Signature King Room
The rooms are chic and well appointed with modern finishing and tastefully integrated technology throughout. Each room has a 46″ 3D TV, IPad, Free WiFi, plentiful charging ports, and other touches in select rooms.
Each of the Signature King rooms in the Eccleston Square hotel have a unique feature – either a private balcony, private patio, or elevated ceilings. The rooms feel light and airy – and somehow the modern decor seem to compliment the traditionally British feel of the hotel’s exterior.
As I left the Eccleston Square Hotel the London weather was it’s notoriously dreary self. It’s a consistent gripe that the British and expats that call this city home often like to bring up. However, I think it is one of the pivotal defining characteristics of this place. The cosmopolitan aura of London is somewhat contrasted by it’s traditional roots, and that dichotomy has been a huge inspiration in what YP JetSet has evolved into along the years. What hasn’t change though, is that the YP boys still preach the mantra to “Live Life Take Flights.”