Last Tuesday, I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the fabulous 100 Queens Gate Hotel. This beautiful hotel is close to South Kensington Station and was the former home of Victorian aristocrat William Alexander.
This home has been transformed into a luxury hotel that embraces the building’s heritage and pays homage to the Curio sense of place. It’s simply stunning and the design of the hotel is fun. During our stay we loved discovering the artwork that is throughout the hotel. Despite the different styles, it all just flowed and worked well together.
Now before I get into what we thought of our room and our dinner at the new W/A restaurant, I must say… staff were extremely friendly from the moment we stepped into the hotel lobby. They happily took our bags so we could go explore the Natural History Museum and surrounding sites of South Kensington and Chelsea.
Upon return to the hotel, we were given our room keys and arrived to a lovely welcome of fresh fruit, cakes and a bottle of champagne. Such a warm welcome which other guests can purchase if they want to make their stay even more special.
Our room was the Henry Cole room and we were surprised to find out it was one of the hotel’s amazing duplex apartments. A two-story suite which provided enough room for my friend and I to laze around in robes and relax after a busy day of exploring.
For dinner, we visited the W/A Restaurant and Bar which takes its name from its former owner, William Alexander and offers a modern touch to classic Belgian dishes. Travelling back from Asia, William Alexander discovered Belgian Beers and made it a regular stop during his travels, hence the cuisine on offer.
To start I had the delicious Burrata… a dish I can never not get when it’s on the menu. Creamy and fresh, it’s always the perfect way to start a meal.
Main wise, we both had the Steak with Peppercorn Sauce. My friend declared the Peppercorn Sauce the best one she’s ever eaten and I swear she was ready to propose to the chef as soon as she took her first bike. We didn’t stay for dessert, as we were both pretty full but I’ll definitely be popping in at some stage as their waffle desserts sound divine.
While we went back to our room to relax, guest can choose to have a drink in the ESQ Bar downstairs or at the W/A. We’ve been the ESQ bar before and it’s something not to miss whilst you’re visiting.
After a restful nights sleep, we ventured back down to the W/A restaurant for a buffet breakfast. It’s pretty extensive and guests won’t have trouble finding something to fill them up before the day ahead.
Thanks 100 Queensgate Hotel for a sensational stay. We loved it.
Room prices start at £189 a night.
Photos :Copyright 2019 Matthew Shaw.