Sanderson Hotel, London
Reviews - Sanderson Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Special Interest/Event
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Japan
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: Belgium
- Traveller type: Pleasure Seeker
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: Spain
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
Read 407 additional reviews of Sanderson Hotel at TripAdvisor.
Want to see more hotels? View all hotels in London
Historical Traveller Reviews of Sanderson Hotel
Crazy place, good timefrom RayCathode
Our room smelled of smoke. We weren't sure what to do (we were very tired) but eventually decided we wanted to change, which was quick and efficiently done. The bellboys didn't even grumble when they had to carry all our bags back down to the lobby again (although we did tip generously).
Now, here's the thing. The Sanderson is a "hip" hotel, a "minimalist" hotel, whatever that means. If you expect to walk in and find the usual comforting ambience then be prepared for a shock. There is nothing in the room. A big bed in the middle, facing away from the door, turned to an angle. A writing table / headboard behind the bed, with two bed side tables. A TV. Strangely shaped metal weights on the wall. And that's it. Everything is white. We didn't even know where the lockers were!
I was very tired and a little moany and wasn't in the mood for the artiness of the place. The toilet / shower doesn't have a door, but a curtain - automatic at that. The sink is free standing and again positioned at an angle in the room. There's an odd painting hanging on the ceiling over the bed.
However, once I got in to bed, things started looking up. It was amazing - the sheets and duvet and pillows were all feather and so unbelievabley comfortable. I drifted off in no time.
Next morning, we went for breakfast and I am still drooling over it. Fantastic! You don't get much, but what you do get is just super. The best poached eggs I have ever eaten, and the sausages were great. Very attractive, friendly waiting staff.
The concierge was hilarious. As camp as they come, he informed us he "wouldn't be seen dead darling!" in Camden, as we asked if he knew the area! A very nice guy though, he helped us find some obscure shop we were looking for.
Purple bar was nice, but as mentioned by others, there was no one in it! We met a London friend and had a drink, but even later when we came back from dinner, there was still no one there. The main bar was bustling though. We didn't stay for a drink, we just wanted to get back into that bed!
By now I was used to the quirky room. In time I got to love it. If you arrive tired after a long flight it is kinda weird, but if you arrive with an open mind and in the mood for something new, then its great. The door staff were great, helpful for holding taxis and opening doors etc.
By the way, don't order room service, absurdly expensive!
at the Sandersonfrom Lisa.(Northampton)
The details could be better for the price...from A TripAdvisor Member
The room was comfortable, and I like the emphasis and space given to the bathroom. My only gripes were the insufficient storage, tiny desk, and charge for internet access.
Service-wise, they let us down a few times. First, we were promised an Amex Platinum upgrade at check-in, but it never materialized. After some cajoling, they offered us a slightly bigger room in the same category ("deluxe" at almost $US500 per night). It was still just a room, albeit with a freestanding bath. We also had three separate problems with room service. I think it was mostly a language barrier--don't expect perfect English in London. The concierge was enthusiastic, if not really very inspired--all his suggestions seemed to be too conveniently located in the neighborhood. London is bigger than Soho.
The gym is good, and the place has a buzz, but on the whole I would be inclined to try the Kemps' Soho Hotel the next time I want to stay in the neighborhood.
Great Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I will come back !from benoitcazenave
Stylish, but not great.from A TripAdvisor Member
The room itself was okay but a little dark as it was on the inside of the building. I've stayed there before and had a much lighter room on the outside and would definitely ask for one of those. It was still very stylish and comfortable with a dvd player and a nicely stocked minibar. Great bed and bed linen.
So... ask for an outside room on a high floor and you should be fine. The staff were very friendly, just a bit useless at times. The room service is good but don't expect to get everything you order. The wake-up calls are unreliable so take an alarm clock.
All in all I much prefer the St. Martins Lane hotel from the same group.
The decoration throughout is super-cool, but the staff really friendly so we felt right at home! The room (a standard one) was excellent with the legendary glass bathroom and painting on the ceiling and a reasonable size for London.
The purple bar is tiny and totally candlelit with the most amazing martini menu - including chocolate ones - £8 or £9 each though so don't go mad! Breakfast out in the courtyard garden under the heaters was wonderful - we could have stayed there all day.
If you love modern design and want luxury without all the usual 5-star snobbery this is the hotel for you!
What a nightmare!from A TripAdvisor Member
Service and Staff are shockingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Saw celebs and clubbed in Soho!!from joellebo
Top Local Tips for London
Saving on bookings Try top secret hotels on Lastminute.co.uk If you do a bit of research you can unually discover which hotel it is and you end up sayvng a lot of money. If you are not sure which hotel it is just book for a night and then you can always rebook once you get there if you wish to extend your stay.
Tip on London Once you are in the west end try and walk instead of taking a tube, bus or taxi - places aren't as far as they seem.
Liberty Department Store A hip alternative to Harrods or Harvey Nicks (alas, no food court). Went there for the first time recently and though I couldn't afford 80% of the goods, it is a great place for just looking. The handbag department is terrific, but don't miss the furniture and fabric up on the top floors. The building itself is unusual and old. Again, you will probably leave empty handed, but with your head filled with cool things you have never seen before.
Other names for Sanderson Hotel
- london sanderson hotel
- Address: 50 Berners Street Oxford Street - London - England - WIT 3NG - United Kingdom
- Loading Image...
- Loading Image...
- Loading Image...
- Loading Image...
Hotels Near Sanderson Hotel
- The Berners Hotel London, England Distance: 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
- Charlotte Street Hotel London, England Distance: 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
- Rathbone Hotel London, England Distance: 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
- myhotel Bloomsbury Hotel London, England Distance: 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
- Number 5 Maddox Street Hotel London, England Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
- Langham Hotel London, England Distance: 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
- Hazlitts Hotel London, England Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
- Radisson Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel London, England Distance: 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
- Claridges Hotel London, England Distance: 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
- The Academy The Bloomsbury Town Hotel London, England Distance: 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
- Staunton Hotel London, England Distance: 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
- Holiday Inn London Regent's Park Hotel London, England Distance: 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
- Best Western Shaftesbury Hotel Piccadilly London, England Distance: 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
- Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel London, England Distance: 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
- The Westbury Hotel London, England Distance: 0.7 km / 0.5 mi