Style Boutique Belgravia bolthole
Setting London’s leafy SW1
The laid-back-but-luxurious Orange hotel – tucked away above a stylish restaurant and popular pub in one of London’s most exclusive enclaves – is an ideal home base for shopping and dining your way around SW1… or for just hiding out in style and watching the well-dressed world go by.
Need to know
- Rooms Four.
Double rooms from $254.07 (£163), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
The price shown represents the lowest nightly rate for a double room available at this hotel over the next 21 days. Any price conversions from the hotel's local currency (£163) have been conducted using today's exchange rates from xe.com.
- More details Rates do not include breakfast; the breakfast menu is changed regularly.
- Facilities Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, digital radio, tea and coffee, kettle and cafetiere, iPod docking station, Damana toiletries (orange scented, of course).
- Check-out 11am, but flexible (subject to availability). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
- Children Welcome, but there are no dedicated kids’ facilities.
Food and drink at The Orange
Choose your own Orange adventure: dine in the stylish but relaxed pub on the ground floor, or tuck in to the same menu upstairs in the slightly more formal dining room. Wherever you eat, the wood-fired pizzas are baked in the kitchen’s traditional pizza oven, the Sunday roast is legendary among locals, and many of the seasonings are home-grown in the hotel’s herb garden.
- Dress code The Orange is stylish but not at all stuffy: aim to be chic but not showy.
- Top table Sit by the curved window in the dining room restaurant to look out over Orange Square at Pimlico Road below; alternatively, snag a table in the Music Room area of the restaurant.
- Last orders Drinks are poured in the ground-floor pub from noon until 11.30pm. Breakfast is served in bar on the ground floor for breakfast 8am–11.30am, and both the bar and the first-floor dining room are open for lunch 12 noon–3pm and dinner 6pm–10pm.
- Room service Room service is available from 12 noon to 10pm; everything on the restaurant’s menu can be delivered to you.
The well-stocked and popular pub has everything from real ales to creative cocktails: it takes a particularly confident hotel to name a drink after one of the nation’s most notoriously awful hoteliers, so you’d be remiss not to try a Basil Fawlty (the basil syrup’s home-made). The atmosphere’s laid back and the decor lived in: there are exposed floorboards, book-lined walls and wood furniture throughout.
The Orange 37 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8NE
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Our favourite rooms
Of the Orange’s four rooms, the Pimlico is the largest and has an appealing curved window that looks down on Pimlico Road and the church next door. The Orange Room boasts wooden beams across the ceiling, an inviting bathtub in its marble ensuite and overlooks Orange Square – the view’s particularly magical when the trees are strewn with lights at Christmas.
An iPod packed with Mozart: there’s a statue of the young Wolfgang Amadeus steps from the hotel’s doorstep in Orange Square. The eight-year-old prodigy composed his first two symphonies round the corner on Ebury Road, where he and his father lived in 1764.
Once a month, the Orange attracts a creative crowd to its regular live acoustic music events, held in the hotel’s dining room. Get there early to grab a space.
From the Guestbook…
I stayed at The Orange last week for one night. It’s in a fabulous location, just off Sloane Square, with wonderful antique shops, Daylesford Organic delicatessen (www.dayles...more