Just in time for season five of Made in Chelsea, which returned to our screens this week, hotel search website www.trivago.co.uk is celebrating all things Chelsea with a list of its favourite luxury hotels.
From the very location of Hugo’s famous hotel party in season three to magnificent townhouses containing stylish bars and bistros, these lavish hotels promise a typically Chelsea experience.
In prestigious locations such as Queen’s Gate, Sloane Street and Cadogan Gardens, these are the perfect hangouts for encountering our favourite Chelsea socialites.
The Gore, 190 Queen’s Gate
Remember in season three when Hugo contrived a meeting between Millie and Rosie, forcing them to make amends and leading to their rekindled friendship during series four? This awkward encounter occurred in the Tapestry Room of The Gore, one of London’s most photographed and most romantic hotels.
Welcoming guests since 1892, The Gore describes itself as a quintessentially British hotel, offering character and charm in its luxurious furnishings.
The hotel is located on the desirable Queen’s Gate and boasts the popular Bar 190, famously home to the Rolling Stones album launch back in 1968. This lively bar, together with the stylish Bistro One Ninety, makes The Gore a regular haunt amongst Chelsea residents.
Rooms available from £169 via trivago
Taj Suites and Residences, 51 Buckingham Gate
In Season Three Hugo threw a lavish party in the 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites and Residences, where Spencer took Louise into one of the luxurious bathrooms to try and win her affections. Louise chose Jamie this night, before changing her mind in Dubai the following week.
The five star all-suite hotel boasts a total of 86 contemporary suites, some containing up to nine bedrooms and fully supplied kitchens. The 1,832 square ft Jaguar Suite is the perfect bachelor’s pad, a tribute to the car’s iconic style with exclusive artwork, sleek wood panelling and the finest leather furnishings.
The hotel also features a range of drinking and dining options, including the Michelin starred Quilon Restaurant and the Courtyard at 51.
Suites available from £270 via trivago
Egerton House, 17-19 Egerton Terrace
Egerton House is located in the heart of Chelsea, on a picturesque tree-lined street between the Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Sloane Square underground stations.
This five star townhouse-style boutique hotel dates back to 1843 and prides itself for its elegance, modern amenities and quality service.
Each of the 30 bedrooms and suites are individually decorated with antique Italian furnishings and feature iPod docking stations, free Wi-Fi, down pillows and 200-thread Egyptian cotton sheets. Guests can expect fresh flowers, a bedtime treat and candles in their room each night.
Egerton House boasts its own bar, dining room and traditional afternoon tea, with all the Chelsea nightlife right on the hotel’s doorstep.
Rooms available from £300 via trivago
The Cadogan, 75 Sloane Street
The Cadogan is supremely located on the desirable Sloane Street, adjacent to the renowned Cadogan Gardens. The cast of Made In Chelsea is regularly filmed shopping on this exclusive street or exercising in the picturesque landscaped gardens.
The luxurious hotel prides itself as being the epitome of English elegance, with a traditionally British decorative theme and impeccable service. Past residents of The Cadogan include Irish playwright Oscar Wilde and famous actress Lillie Langtry, whose liaisons with the future King of England began in Room 109.
The hotel boasts 64 guest rooms with en-suite marble bathrooms, all with LCD TVs, iPod docking stations and free Wi-Fi. The renowned restaurant Great Taste at the Cadogan offers an innovative menu in relaxed surroundings.
Rooms available from £165 via trivago
San Domenico House, 29-31 Draycott Place
Just seconds away from the regularly pictured Sloane Square underground station, San Domenico House has been recently extended and renovated to offer guests one of the finest boutique townhouse hotels in Chelsea.
The hotel has just 16 luxurious bedrooms and suites, offering guests privacy in a tranquil setting. Each room is individually decorated with original English and Italian paintings and antiques, and some feature a small balcony overlooking the rooftops of Chelsea and the London skyline.
The Gallery Suite is especially exceptional, spread over two levels and featuring a separate living room and four poster bed. San Domenico offers an extensive room service menu which can be enjoyed on the rooftop terrace, or Chelsea’s numerous bars and restaurants are right on the hotel’s doorstep.
Rooms available from £174 via trivago
The Kensington, 109-113 Queen’s Gate
The Kensington is a landmark on Queen’s Gate, a magnificent heritage townhouse property with a white façade, large stone-floored entrance hall and red marble reception desk.
The hotel boasts a total of 149 uniquely designed rooms and suites, some with full-length windows and four-poster beds. Throughout the hotel original features such as bay windows, working fireplaces, parquet floors and antique artwork can be found.
The Kensington offers cocktail classes to learn how to create the perfect Martini, located in the glamorous ground floor bar, complete with distressed mirrors and a blue glass ceiling.
The Kensington is also home to The Brompton Club, an exclusive private members club adorned with 17th Century furniture, leather sofas and white orchids.
Rooms available from £173 via trivago
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