Good Hotel Guide Review
You can drop in for a Pinot, Peroni or passion fruit cooler in the café or club room or under a striped awning on the front terrace at this local hang-out and hip hotel in leafy residential Pimlico. It is part of Justin and Charlotte Salisbury’s small collection of Artist Residences (see index), which began with Justin’s parents’ Brighton B&B. The public rooms serve as gallery space, with a rotating art exhibition, pop-art neon, a buzzy vibe and a general air of boho chic. Bedrooms, with maybe a bare brick wall and floorboards, are furnished with quirky vintage and reclaimed pieces, limited-edition prints, a Bakelite dial phone, Roberts radio, espresso machine, organic toiletries. An Art Deco-style suite has club chairs, a sofa, a statement bed, a freestanding bath and walk-in shower. The Loft has a 1930s French-style bath and walk-in shower in an open-plan bathroom. In the cafe & bar, brunch is served all day (perhaps potato, feta and mint fritters or a bacon sandwich), while cocktail hour ushers in dishes such as vegetable tagine, harissa roast chicken, monkfish with coconut, ginger, kefir lime and sticky rice.
52 Cambridge Street
020 3019 8610
10. 2 suites.
cocktail bar, restaurant, cafe & bar lounge, games/private dining/meetings room, in-room TV (Freeview), car parks (fee) nearby, unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed, cot available for larger rooms, no extra beds.
in some bedrooms (£15 a night, bed, bowl, treats), and all public spaces.
Amex, MC, Visa.
room only from £255. Cooked breakfast dishes £6.50–£12, à la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.