The suite life: Inside Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s London residences

Words by
Olivia Gavoyannis

13th August 2018

On the hunt for something exceptional for your next stay in London? Look no further than Small Luxury Hotels of the World and their handpicked selection of boutique properties

Dukes London's penthouse suite
Dukes London's penthouse suite

Dukes London's penthouse suite

Dukes London, St. James’s Mayfair

Following a multimillion-pound refurbishment, Dukes London has reopened as a sophisticated home-from-home in the heart of the city. Famed for its Dukes Bar, where Ian Fleming was inspired to write his James Bond novels, the hotel’s Victorian exterior evokes a time when artists and writers rubbed shoulders with royalty in fashionable St. James's. For those looking to experience the height of luxury, the Duke of Clarence Penthouse Suite offers a spacious sitting room with dining space for four guests, a grand marble bathroom, and a beautiful double bedroom. Rooms from £348.

one of the bedrooms at The Ampersand Hotel
One of the bedrooms at The Ampersand Hotel

One of the bedrooms at The Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand Hotel, South Kensington

Situated a temptingly close walk from some of the capital’s finest designer boutiques, the Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington is the perfect location for the keen shopper. After you’ve indulged in a bit of retail therapy, indulge in afternoon tea in one of the hotel’s grand drawing rooms. Guests with suite rooms can expect opulent freestanding baths, king-size beds, and private balconies with ‘Mary Poppins’ views across London. Rooms from £192.

The Legacy Suite at the LaLit London
The Legacy Suite at the LaLit London

The Legacy Suite at the LaLit London

The LALiT London, Tower Bridge

Formerly St Olave’s Grammar School, The Lalit London is full of old school charm, fused with a distinctive Indian opulence. The most striking of the hotel’s suites is the Legacy Suite – once the Headmaster’s Room, now a decadent bedroom is adorned with ornamented ceilings and warm oak panelling. Guests can look forward to signature Ayurvedic treatments at the Rejuve spa, and elegant oriental dishes at the hotel’s progressive Pan-Indian restaurant. Rooms from £250.

Sloane Suite bedroom at 11 Cadogan Gardens
Sloane Suite bedroom at 11 Cadogan Gardens

Sloane Suite bedroom at 11 Cadogan Gardens

11 Cadogan Gardens, Knightsbridge

Nestled among fashionable townhouses that were once the haunts of the Victorian elite, the eclectic décor of 11 Cadogan Gardens exudes glamour and opulence. All guests have access to a cosy bar, private dining, and a gym, but for the full Knightsbridge experience, look no further than the hotel’s Sloane Suite. With its antique furniture, floor to ceiling windows, and stunning views over the leafy Cadogan Gardens, there is no better place to kick back and watch the world go by than this sumptuous suite. Rooms from £295.

The Laslett London
The Laslett London

The Laslett London

The Laslett, Notting Hill

Set across five Grade II listed Victorian townhouses, The Laslett has the look and feel of the ultimate Notting Hill home. With an exclusive ‘British Library’, original artwork and its very own boutique shop, the hotel is steeped in British style and cultural heritage. Bespoke British décor, a selection of Penguin Classic books, and iconic Roberts Revival DAB digital radio, will have guests wishing the room is theirs to own. Rooms from £249.