“Owned by the Italian proprietors of Puglia spa hotel Masseria San Domenico, this sister hotel just a stroll away from Sloane square boasts lashings of Latin drama. Housed in a couple of refurbished redbrick townhouses that were once home to the (rather less extravagant) Sloane hotel, a discreet Victorian exterior hides 16 rooms, including nine suites, some with small private balconies or terrace. Canopied king-size four-poster beds, richly swagged windows, and antique fixtures-and-fittings (including vintage Louis Vuitton luggage and solemn, turn-of-the-last-century portraits) breathe a heady whiff of Borgia-style decadence. High ceilings, panelled walls and a liberal use of velvet add to the general sense of voluptuousness. Spacious bathrooms stocked with Molton Brown toiletres, plus concierge and 24 hour room service ensure comfort is catered for too. Breakfast is taken in a delightful damask and silk clad drawing room. A few minutes saunter from world-class museums, chic King’s Road boutiques and gourmet restaurants, San Domenico House makes an ideal base for an indulgent city break.”
Written by Heidi Fuller-Love
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Our guests love San Domenico House’s location, discreetly tucked away on a quiet residential street yet only a few minutes’ walk from Sloane Square and the King’s Road. After a day exploring the many shops, restaurants and other cultural attractions of West London, they really appreciate coming ‘home’ to our elegant and cosy suites and charming staff.
What is there to do in the area?
Some of London’s finest shopping can be found within walking distance of San Domenico House, from the luxurious boutiques of Sloane Square and King’s Road to world-famous department stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols. There are also a host of internationally renowned museums and galleries within easy reach, including the V&A, Natural History and Science Museums and the Saatchi Gallery.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Guests at San Domenico House can enjoy Continental or Full English Breakfasts, or choose from our À La Carte Breakfast menu.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We offer a Room Service menu which includes both Italian and British dishes, and guests are spoilt for choice for great local restaurants – there are numerous Michelin stars to be found just a short stroll from San Domenico House. Some of our favourite local restaurants include The Five Fields, Tom Aikens, Rasoi, Bibendum, and Daphne’s, while guests looking for more of a gastro-pub experience might prefer Tom’s Kitchen or The Pig’s Ear.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The Deluxe Junior Suite, with its elegant and sumptuous antiques, is our top suite, while many guests love the romance of our split-level Gallery Suites, all of which have stunning four-poster or feature beds.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
We would be delighted to invite Hotel Guru readers who appreciate hotels with verve and personality to stay with us, and we hope they will come to think of San Domenico House as their very own Anglo-Italian residence in Chelsea!”