We recently mentioned Base2stay Kensington as an excellent hotel for shopping to enjoy London’s amazing “January Sales”, thanks to its special winter rates and other little touches to boost your shopping budget.
It’s also rated at a lofty number 13 on TripAdvisor (consistent in recent months), showing that the high Base2stay standards continue to hold.
What other options do you have, assuming you want a hotel that’s in the current top 40 London hotels on TripAdvisor?The Egerton House is a great choice for “The Sale” (Harrods)
Here are two more suggestions climbing rapidly up the TripAdvisor charts:
The Draycott Hotel (Chelsea)
It’s also a good choice for shopping since it’s off the King’s Road which is one of London’s best shopping streets for those who love fashion.
I’m also impressed that the Draycott is now at number 11 on TripAdvisor with standards continuing to climb. Recent reviews describe it as “a little gem in the heart of London”, “a little oasis of calm” and a “glorious hotel”.
I’ve inspected the Draycott myself and it felt more like a residential home (not surprising since it was converted from one) than a hotel. It’s perfect for those seeking a tranquil little sanctuary in a rather well-heeled area.
The Montcalm (off Oxford Street)
If you want to be right in the heart of London’s shopping action, then the Montcalm has the best location bar none just off Oxford Street.
If you go mad at the big stores you can walk back to your hotel within minutes to deposit your bags and be out for a second round in no time!
We did feature this hotel in our earlier list of hotels for shopping in London.
Since then it seems that standards have risen further as it has climbed rapidly to its current number 32 position on TripAdvisor.
The main reason is the hotel’s major refurbishment, transforming its previously tired-looking décor into a contemporary and luxurious haven.
We’ve commented previously on this blog on the positive correlation found between good guest reviews and recent renovations. If you can bag an upgrade to one of the Montcalm’s new WOW suites, so much the better!
The hotel also currently has a “Luxurious Shopping Experience” special which includes complimentary champagne, massages, afternoon tea and much more (enquire directly with the hotel for details).
Wherever you stay, happy shopping!
Photo credits: Egerton House Hotel (Red Carnation Hotel Collection), Draycott Hotel (Mantis Collection), Montcalm Hotel.