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"Always an amazing and unique experience"
This is my 5th stay in the Sanderson in three years. It's always interesting, the staff continues to quietly excel, and I always feel welcome. This trip I recommended the Sanderson to 8 of my co-workers; we all had a very good experience at the hotel. I've written about the Sanderson before, so I thought I would write something a little different this time. Understanding what the Sanderson is, and isn't, is difficult until you've stayed there at least once. The typical Hilton, Marriott and similar properties, no matter the "tier" are like a Camry, or a BMW, or even a Range Rover. They will efficiently deliver a quality experience, with efficiency and effectiveness. A hotel room that meets your needs, it gets you where you're going, not excessively stylishly, not too far from the mainstream, and everything will be exactly as you expect. TVs will be where you expect, the bath will be pretty much the same as any other, maybe the fixtures are a little different, but the lamps are all the same, beds are all like all other beds. Nicer or not, but still the same. At the other end of the spectrum are the Four Seasons, Mandarin Orientals, etc. Think Ferrari, Lamborghini. Here you're getting the ultimate experience, flashy, often over the top, sometimes impractical, perhaps excessive for some. Sometimes style over function, and more important to be noticed for itself than to serve your needs. It's the Italian jet-set. The Sanderson is not middle of the road by any means. It's an upscale, unique, classic yet hip experience. Think classic Jaguar or James Bond's original Aston-Martin. It's going to turn heads as it gets you from A to B, the experience is stylish, tasteful and totally satisfying. But you're going to have to work with it a bit, and none of the switches are going to be exactly where you expect them, and everything is going to work just a little bit different than you expect. You're going to be amused and delighted as you experience the room layouts, the large free-standing tubs, the often huge sleigh-style beds, the glass and curtain separator interior walls. Out of the ordinary, always. And the Sanderson staff are always unobtrusively just nearby in case you need something. I have to admit that my experience this trip was not 100% perfect. There was the McLaren and Ferrari that raced down the street near midnight on a Saturday night. There was a minor problem with some damaged laundry. The first was beyond the hotel's control (Fitzrovia has many exotic car aficionados), and the second was completely handled and exceeded my expectations within a matter of hours. For the true Sanderson experience, try London Fashion Week :-) But that's a review for another time.
"Shame about the rooms"
Now Im assuming paying extra for a superior room No 131 means its one of their better rooms and that was confirmed by their front desk. Whoever designed this room needs taking out into Oxford street and left in the middle of the road. A more soul less room is hard to imagine. If you are of the mind to you can stare extremely large blank artless walls or sit on the eight foot long boxy looking sofa without a single cushion and its sooo dark. Other than the rooms which as you can see are minimalist, in other words sparce the bar, restaurants and common areas seem more interesting.
"November in London"
My wife and I always stay at the Sanderson when we are in London. The hotel has a great location. There are several tube stations close by. And, when crossrail is fully operaional it will be a 30 minute ride to and from Heathrow airport. The hotel has a great staff that are very friendly and helpful. It is well worth checking out the Sanderson in you have never stayed there.
"Amazing Afternoon Tea"
Mad Hatter/Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea sounded fun so took my Mum for her birthday. It didn't disappoint! Superb selection of cakes and pastries all beautifully made and very creative with a great savoury selection too. There's even a 'drink me' potion. A surprise birthday cake was a lovely touch. Staff very attentive and talk you through all the delicacies and tea choices. Definitely recommend.
I really loved my stay at the sanderson. It was conveniently located to my meetings in the business center. The subway was a short walk away and a lot of nice building to look around. The rooms are really cute and they do a really good job of recommending a curated list of places nearby to check out. I'd definitely stay here again.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM