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Location and how to get there:
London, England, located near Sloane Square, in Chelsea, on Cagodan Gardens Road. The Draycott is made up of three town houses and the entrance is 26 Cadogan Gardens. Closest underground station is Sloane Square.

Number of rooms:
The Draycott has 35 rooms. Rooms and suites at the back of the property and have glorious views of the private garden below – particularly beautiful when the cherry trees are in blossom. Whether you are staying in a single room or a suite, all rooms feature the modern amenities you’d expect, such as air conditioning, satellite television and a CD music system (In case you feel like rocking out to a Beatles album).

Price range:
$355 – $870 USD per night.

Time of year to go:
London is wonderful at any time of the year and because the Draycott is so cozy and homey, the rainy weather is actually very pleasant and relaxing while sipping tea next to the fireplace. The gardens that the hotel overlooks are simply awe-inspiring in mid-late Spring.

London is a big, bold city that revels in its heritage and quirky, British ways. As leaders of experimentation and fashion, they might take a no-holds-barred attitude with their style, but you won’t see them mess with their traditions. Afternoon tea is an institution, the Royal family is loved, and pubs are still their social hubs. From the ease of the Underground to the unending list of museums, exhibitions and events to the rolling countryside and its many attractions, you are sure to be very busy during your stay.

Formerly known as Cliveden Town House, The Draycott Hotel, occupies three red-brick Edwardian homes just around the corner from Chelsea’s Sloane Square and Kensington. Most of the suite rooms also have their own cozy fireplace and some have a bay window that overlooks the peaceful and private garden below.

Why this location is so great for women:
It feels more like a beautiful cozy home than a hotel. And, it is particularly wonderful for women because, in only minutes they can walk to some of the most exclusive boutique shops in all of London. Harrods is only a short 10 minute, you’ll get there faster than you can do damage to your credit card. In addition to all of this, the city of London is ideal for women travelers because, the shopping scene is second to none, there is great theater, fantastic restaurants, and it is home to two very handsome princes.

Services: 24 Hour Reception, concierge service for theatre, dinner bookings, etc., complimentary services include – Wi-Fi internet access, chauffeur service available, selection of DVD’s and CDs, Playstation and games, guest PC, complimentary tea and biscuits in the Drawing Room at 4 pm, complimentary glass of champagne in the Drawing Room at 6 pm (Cheers!), complimentary hot chocolate in the Drawing Room from 9:30 pm, 24 hour room service and breakfast room.

Hotel Restaurants & Bars:
Enjoy the crisp, cozy ambiance of The Breakfast. Start your day with their hearty English Breakfast from their extensive Breakfast Menu. The hotel boasts a traditional English Drawing Room with views of the perfectly manicured English garden. In the Drawing Room, the ladies are served complimentary tea at 4 pm, champagne at 6 pm, and hot chocolate at 9:30 pm every day. The Drawing Room also has an “honesty bar,” where wines, beers, alcohol, and snacks are laid out and guests simply write their name and the drinks they enjoyed. Additionally, should the ladies like to enjoy a smoke, the Hotel features a library with a fabulous view of the quaint English street.

Health club:
The Draycott is also only steps from Jo Malone, where the ladies can have beauty treatments and sample the fabulous products. Proving that luxury and pampering are merely steps away. This must be where the term “living like royalty” came from.

Bath products in rooms:
The rooms have wonderful Penhaligon’s toiletries. Including shampoos, conditioners, body lotion, shower gel, face and body soap bars.

Specials for women/girlfriends:
Single women staying at the Draycott do not have to pay a single supplement fee.
The Draycott offers a shopping service to London’s most exclusive and hide-away fashion outlets with a personal shopper as well as a car and driver-to avoid the learning curve of driving on the right side of course! The Draycott offers a special package at Spa Illuminata, one of London’s most famous spa retreats.

Also many other package deals including: EXPLORE LONDON: Let us show you what London has to offer, it is one of the greatest cities in the world to explore: Private Chauffeur (2 hour tour), London Eye flight, Theatre tickets for 2, Bottle of Champagne on arrival All accompanied by the experience of staying at the Draycott in a wonderful suite, for 2 nights, with a full English Breakfast every day. Minimum 2 night stay, Based on double occupancy, Available any day of the week, subject to availability $964 USD per person per package, excludes VAT at 17.5%

THEATRE GALORE: Why not spend your time in London, the way you should, when visiting the world’s capital of Fashion and Theatre. Enjoy full afternoon tea on both days, a bottle of champagne in your room on arrival, and a pair of tickets to the show of your choice each day*. Wake up to a full English breakfast each morning, then explore the designer shops along Kings Road and Sloane Street. It is truly the ultimate British experience. – Minimum 2 night stay, Full afternoon tea both days, A pair of theatre tickets for two shows, Bottle of champagne on arrival, Available any day of the week, subject to availability $862 USD per person per package, excludes VAT at 17.5%

The Draycott Hotel,
26 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RP

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