Hotel 54 Boutique Hotel Hotel 4 star
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This little boutique hotel in an old Georgian house is nothing like the legendary palaces or traditional houses of England. It offers its guests a number of advantages, including its location at the heart of a very hip neighbourhood, an intimate atmosphere and personalised service. However, there is a slight drawback: while the decor in the common areas is worthy of a boutique hotel, the same cannot be said of the guest rooms.

This hotel review is a translation from the French by the agency Traductéo.

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    Location 6.55 /10

    The Fifty Four Boutique Hotel is located between Gloucester Road and South Kensington underground stations, to the south of the sophisticated South Kensington neighbourhood. Hyde Park, the "Lungs of London", is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, and the designer boutiques of Knightsbridge and Chelsea are just a little further away. It only takes fifteen minutes to reach the centre of London and the main tourist attractions, as the district is served by three tube lines: Circle Line, District Line and Piccadilly Line.

    Accommodation 7.30 /10

    If you fancy staying in one of the Fifty Four's rooms, don't hold back! There are 3 categories and only 26 rooms in total: 5 singles, 10 doubles and 11 deluxe. They are different sizes and layouts (three have a balcony overlooking an inner courtyard) but are unfortunately decorated in a rather basic manner that suggests not a great deal of effort was made in this department. If you are a fan of designer boutique hotels, keep looking. The pouffes and the black and white photos hung on the wall are the only features that bring a bit of life to the place. When it comes to comfort, though, the hotel can hold its head high, especially since its renovation in 2008. The room has new carpets, a flat-screen television, a new mattress, mini-bar, safe and individual air-conditioning. The bathroom is provided with a marble washbasin, a shower or bath, hair-dryer, bathrobes (in the double and deluxe categories) and Spa Therapy hospitality products.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    Three steps lead up to the main entrance of 54, Queens Gate street. However, to gain access you will have to identify yourself and face an obstacle in the form of a doorbell! Once you are in, the "home, sweet home" and the tranquillity of the place is immediately apparent. There is no fancy reception here; instead, the lobby simply extends into the classic interior of the house. The entrance is decorated with old advertising and has a brand new parquet floor, while the minute reception counter is very well hidden... However, you can look all you like for leisure facilities or meeting rooms: there aren't any!

    Food and drink

    The little bar/restaurant is only big enough to seat around twenty people. It is open all day, but the only meal it serves is breakfast. The rest of the time, you can sip hot or cold drinks there and, in the absence of plates of food, contemplate the decor instead! The room was given a new look not long ago and is without a doubt the establishment's most successful space, with its original wall paper, light parquet and leather seats. If you feel peckish or need a full meal, head for one of the district's many bars and restaurants.

    To know

    The Fifty Four Boutique Hotel opened 3 years ago and belongs to the Concorde chain, but is independently managed. The Georgian house of yesteryear was transformed into a hotel two years before Fifty Four opened, and was then bought by the current owners. It is yet another new example of a successful restoration.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, spa

    • Sports equipment

      fitness

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms

    advantage

    • The hotel's location
    • The intimate atmosphere
    • The decor in the common areas

    disadvantages

    • The decor of the rooms
    • No equipment
    • The restaurant does not serve any snacks or meals, except breakfast

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