★★★★ | Eccleston Square Hotel
I visited the Eccleston Square Hotel previously to review their restaurant, which I awarded five stars. Classed as London’s most hi-tech hotel, before arrival you’re encouraged to download their app from which you can request various items and drinks to be waiting in your room.
Further to the app, your room comes with an Ipad 2. Again, you control everything using the iPad; from wake up call, free 3D movie requests (for your 46inch), to room service- and of course you still have the option to pick up the phone and speak with someone.
The bed was exquisitely comfy, and it wants to be with a price tag of 12k (literally sleeping on someone’s salary). The only thing it can’t do is make you climax, unless you’re super sensitive and switch that massage mode on full whack- it really goes for it!
The bathrooms are kitted out palatially; a “rainfall” shower fit for four (channel Pamela Anderson in Barbwire when using the shower seat), a TV in the mirror, smart glass technology to frost the glass for privacy, and a lovely selection of L’occitane products.
Upon request you can get the key for the Square’s shared private garden across the road, so we took our Cosmos and went for an evening walk around the gardens. Very pretty and peaceful.
Due to birthday celebrations we took full advantage of the 24hr room service with a fair few bottles of fizz and post-prosecco paninis being brought to the room. So much so the next day we actually had to return a bottle of bubbles to the front desk as we had over ordered. I partly blame the iPad for making the process so easy & streamline.
Breakfast was slightly unfortunate with pancakes cold and bacon hot for my friend, and everything was flavoursome in my full English, but the beans were beastly!
The experience altogether is a clever meeting of automated / hi-tech, and delivery with a smile from the kind and personable team that bring the real touch to your stay.
Hi-tech, high spec , a stay you won’t forget.