Live Like A (Very Posh) Local At Sloane Place Boutique Hotel
We’re feeling fresh after a beautiful night in West London, where we took up a kind invite from Sloane Place hotel to explore upmarket Sloane Square and the surrounding area – just as a local would do.
Here’s everything you need to know about the newly-opened, boutique bolthole, with some advice on the best shops, gyms and eateries to boot.
Dropping our bags off in a 38 sqm Suite, Sloane Place hotel felt immediately special. Spanking new and centrally located (just off Sloane Square itself), the friendly restaurant, spa and hotel aims to offer a cosy home-from-home, in a typically aloof part of town.
Suite rooms are in two parts, with a living room (complete with a flat-screen TV) to relax in as well as a hallway leading to the sumptuous bedroom. There’s a large in-built wardrobe, sizable writing desk, another 40-inch smart TV and awesome WiFi.
Over in the (sizeable) bathroom, you’ll find a deep bath and separate walk-in rain shower stocked with Noble Isle products. So far, so perfect.
Downstairs in the restaurant, you can snack on sharing plates, hearty mains and indulgent desserts in an eclectic “Modern British” style. Headed up by Bernhard Mayer, ex-Executive Chef of the Savoy and Four Seasons Hotel, fresh ingredients shine through. Pop down throughout the day through to 11pm, choosing from dishes like crispy squid, rare grilled yellowfin tuna, roasted corn-fed chicken supreme and Schnitzel Holstein with lemon-herb butter.
Our favourite? We gorged on a huge lobster & prawn burger doused in mango-chilli relish and avocado in a brioche bun. If you’re feeling relaxed and would prefer to stay in, it’s worth visiting the adjoining spa for a massage, facial, manicure or pedicure.
To walk off your meal, get exploring. Just a ten-minute walk away (or five-minute jog, if you’re feeling sprightly) is the incredible KXU gym. We started our Saturday morning with a gruelling (if incredibly satisfying), class called ‘The Games’, which draws on techniques used by Olympian bodybuilders to sculpt your physique. Flip a tyre, push a heavy sledge, crawl across a treadmill, try a pull-up for the first time – and feel *super* satisfied afterwards.
The newest location in the supremely successful mini-chain, we adore the Battersea Power Station location. Rocking up to try the ‘Weekend Power Brunch’ post-gym, we couldn’t have been more ready to try the likes of Bangla-style Scotch egg with beetroot and pollock malai curry with ghee rice and vegetable poriyal.
Eventually, we opted for Uttappam – a South Indian rice pancake served with coconut chutney and lentil sambhar (it’s Vegan, too). Not dissimilar to hoppers we tried in Sri Lanka, the pancake was fluffy yet crisp – the perfect accompaniment to a side of Bombay scrambled eggs and Keema paratha. Plus some bacon. Oops.
Drinks were great, too – a turmeric, carrot, ginger and Clementine juice helping us feel positively beatific as we wandered around the power station food market in the sunshine. A calming, effortlessly cool weekend we’d recommend in a heartbeat.
ADDRESS: Sloane Place Hotel, 62 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1W 8BP
Fashionbite were guests of Sloane Place Hotel