Cole Tweedy had her birthday party there (the one in which Ash turned up and they apparently snogged faces) and it’s part of the Morgans hotel group who also own St Martins Lane hotel where Bungalow 8 resides.
The hotels are aimed at trendy, young professionals and are constantly coming up with new innovative marketing ideas; ice-cream pop ups, live music series, luxury vending machines etc, etc. So being young, trendy and fashionable we were a little excited to check-in and check out the hotel’s offerings.
The Sanderson is located in a rather old, drab looking 1950s building on a non-descriptive street just off Oxford Street. Inside it’s a completely different story, the hotel is modern and chic with designer furniture, art, cushions, curtains and sleek decor all combined to a great effect.
Our room for the night was a standard double located on the fourth floor along the deep rich purple corridors lined with plush violet carpets. The bedrooms are bright white with a white bed, white curtains, white tiled bathrooms, white TV, white cabinets, white iPod dock – in fact we suspected we have seen rooms very similar to these in the W London hotel…mmmmm!
The room was comfortable size with plenty of space to move around in, a good area for hanging clothes and a pretty big bathroom with a tres bien shower and well stocked mini-bar complete with booze, nuts, gummy bears,a plug adapter (FULL MARKS) and contraception – you never know when you maybe caught short! There was also a pair of weights on the wall in case you should fancy buffing up and you probably should given the other guests whom we have to say we’re all looking good.
Downstairs the hotel’s pretty Court Yard and Long Bar are great venues for afternoon tea or early evening cocktails, should things progress the Purple Bar with it’s dark, seductive interiors is a great place to continue the drinking. There is also Suka the Malaysian restaurant – we didn’t venture there, a gym and billiards room with a large pool table and possibly the best selection of chairs we’ve seen in one room.
There were a grumble or two the WiFi charges – £10 for 24 hours is not cool, not cool at all. Plus the array of merchandise on offer, branded T-shirts and such things….do people really buy/wear these?! That aside The Sanderson is a great option for a sexy stay in central London, it’s location means you’re only 5 minutes away from the West End, Soho and the shops. Perfect for people who are looking to party!
Room rates start at approx £225 but check out the website for offers, throughout September the hotel is offering rooms from £195 with free Wifi, we like!
Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, London W1T