Our Weekend at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel

Bonjour lecteurs! As 2019 was coming to an end, we decided to book a little weekend away before going back to work. We were going to look for something in the country like Norfolk, but we eventually settled for a fabulous hotel in the heart of London. It was l’ocassion parfaite to rediscover South West London…and go shopping on the fameuse King’s Road too!

The Chelsea Harbour Hotel

The Chelsea Harbour Hotel is in a great location in London.

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Indeed, easily accessible to the city centre, l’hôtel overlooks the stunning Chelsea Harbour.

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And as one of the Top 100 Hotels in London, you get an all-suite, stylish room that gives your family a lot of space with a gorgeous view on the marina.

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Let’s say it, it is pretty much an oasis of calm in the urban jungle!

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I particularly loved working while enjoying the view of the harbour.

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Our room was comfy  & generously sized with a mini corridor for even more space.

We really liked it, especially as Baba had his own space.

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We spent quite a bit in the lounge area as a family watching (way too much!) TV.

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The decor was overall a bit dated, but the large space made up for it.

The bathroom was lovely with all the needed features.

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Breakfast & More

Each morning, we would go down to get some breakfast and Baba got spoiled again.

With a selection of pastries, fruits and cooked breakfast, we had plenty of choices.

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A shame that you had to pay extra for special dishes like Eggs Royale on the menu. As a luxury hotel, I would expect that it was included.

But we still made the most of it as well as the bar’s hotel.

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If you stay there, you must stop to get a drink while enjoying the calm of the harbour.

We also enjoyed the spa. The swimming pool is quite small but we had plenty of fun!

Battersea Park

As we were not far, we decided to head off to Battersea Park. I forgot how big it was!

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Parks are always magical places and this one is particularly beautiful with the subtropical garden.

No need to say that we stayed a bit at the playground! We spent a couple of hours trying all the free rides.

And there is something for all ages!

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It was definitely Baba’s favourite part. But I personally enjoyed sitting by the lake and soak up the sun in such a peaceful place.

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The walk by the river is also a must-do if you are in South West London. Take a break and enjoy the view of the city…

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Or dream of living in one of those Victorian houses…

A Lovely Weekend at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel

As soon as we booked our room, I made huge plans for us to see and explore many kid-friendly attractions such as the Chelsea Physic Garden or the Saatchi Gallery… Well, it didn’t happen ?

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We relaxed within the facilities of the hotel & went for walks in the swanky Chelsea instead.

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I also went shopping and we just took it easy most of the time. A lovely weekend at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel with my boys!

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We were very sad to go back home for the NYE, but it was a nice break before going back to work!

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What did you do during the last week of the year? Any family activity you suggest in Kent or London?

Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Merci for reading as always!

 

84 Comments

  1. charlotte isobelle
    January 4, 2020 / 7:44 pm

    It sounds like a lovely stay

  2. Orange23
    January 4, 2020 / 9:08 pm

    It looks like a nice hotel

  3. Diana
    January 4, 2020 / 9:56 pm

    It looks so lovely 🙂

  4. Rachel Craig
    January 4, 2020 / 10:04 pm

    Seems like you had a nice time. It can be really worthwhile having a short break, hotel stay, etc.

    It does seem that many hotels are in need of redecorating, upgrading / updating furniture, etc. Possibly Economic situation / austerity/ concerns regarding Brexit / uncertainty, are aspects which have impacted on Businesses and Business people’s behaviour/ Prioorities, etc.

    Luxury :- Yes, a little bit of luxury can be ‘a real treat ‘, and by receiving a ‘bonus ‘ , ‘added extra ‘ :- We tend to feel ‘Good ‘. Probably a burst of endorphins (feel good hormones) = Good Thoughts + Good Feelings. Happiness, Good Memories, and would like to repeat sometime. So likely to make a return visit, and likely to share good memories with loved ones (family and friends). Thus the establishment which kindly treated you well :- Good Reputation, and likely to increase. ” It is Nice to be Nice “.

    Park looks wonderful in the photos.

  5. Elizabeth Cooke
    January 4, 2020 / 10:10 pm

    Looks like a lovely place, and what a fab big bed!!

  6. paula cheadle
    January 4, 2020 / 10:46 pm

    it sounds and looks ike you had a fantastic stay

  7. Emma Gough
    January 4, 2020 / 10:59 pm

    Looks very comfy and a great view too 😀

  8. Samantha Jane
    January 5, 2020 / 1:32 am

    It looks like you had a lovely time – what a gorgeous bathroom!

  9. Sarah Roberts
    January 5, 2020 / 1:58 am

    Great pictures! it really does look lovely must take a trip up there!

  10. Joanie S
    January 5, 2020 / 7:15 am

    Very nice, looks like a lovely getaway – nice hotel

  11. paula cheadle
    January 5, 2020 / 7:44 am

    Looks a nice place to stay to stay

  12. Mel Pennie
    January 5, 2020 / 7:53 am

    Looks lovely and sounds like you had a great weekend!

  13. Karen Watson
    January 5, 2020 / 8:17 am

    Looks like a great location, but a little dated and not as luxurious as some hotels around there. Good review .

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      January 5, 2020 / 12:41 pm

      Yes, I agree, the main thing is the location really. We still had a lovely time but I would love to check out other places in Chelsea 🙂

  14. Leanne Pearson
    January 5, 2020 / 9:46 am

    Unfortunately I work in retail so work over all of christmas and new year however I have a weekend break next week and this has given me some inspiration to et somewhere booked! Short breaks are just what we need sometimes! Especially after a hectic Christmas!

  15. lynn neal
    January 5, 2020 / 10:16 am

    It looks fantastic here , we visited the Shard on the 30th for our wedding anniversary and enjoyed drinking champagne and watching the sun set!

  16. Susan B
    January 5, 2020 / 11:19 am

    Ooh, how lovely. I wandered around there a while ago and thought it was very peaceful and pretty.

  17. paula cheadle
    January 5, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    Love the look of this hotel

  18. Anthea Holloway
    January 5, 2020 / 2:07 pm

    This looks such a lovely hotel and so central and near to many attractions too.

  19. Antonia Richardson
    January 5, 2020 / 2:23 pm

    i would love a stay here

  20. Hannah Rowley
    January 5, 2020 / 2:45 pm

    Looks fab sounds like you had a great weekend!

  21. Michelle Lewis-Robertson
    January 5, 2020 / 2:55 pm

    We had a relaxing time shopping for deals and spending time with family. I’ve never been to London or Kent so I’m not much help with that question lol

  22. January 5, 2020 / 2:55 pm

    Looks lovely and what lovely photo’s .Happy New Year !

  23. renata122
    January 5, 2020 / 6:29 pm

    Looks amazing!

  24. renata122
    January 5, 2020 / 6:44 pm

    Have a nice time!!!

  25. Teresa Sheldon
    January 5, 2020 / 7:11 pm

    It looks a lovely hotel and very central to the main attractions your little one looks like he had a ball too, and can I just say I love your boots thanks for the review

  26. Natalie moore
    January 5, 2020 / 8:08 pm

    Looks very cosy

  27. Sally Collingwood
    January 5, 2020 / 8:13 pm

    Amazing hotel

  28. A.E. ADKINS
    January 5, 2020 / 9:30 pm

    Sounds as though you all had a fab time

  29. Gemma Hendry
    January 5, 2020 / 9:53 pm

    looks a lovely hotel, glad you had fun

  30. Missyalexhill
    January 5, 2020 / 10:36 pm

    That bed looks soooo cosy

  31. Fiona jk42
    January 5, 2020 / 10:45 pm

    I’d never heard of this hotel, but it sounds like you had a nice stay.
    If you’re looking for somewhere to visit in Kent, we often take our granddaughter to Xmas Tree farm, which has many animals you can feed. In the spring there are lots of lambs and baby goats, and they are out of the fields, so you can pet them.

  32. Tracey Hallmark
    January 5, 2020 / 11:08 pm

    Love this hotel it looks fabulous and the room sizes are great all too often in London I find I can hardly walk around the bed making anything more than a 1 night stay uncomfortable thanks for sharing

  33. Carol Thomas
    January 5, 2020 / 11:21 pm

    Looks fab for our eldest, his wife and 2 children, our grandchildren. Might look at a cheeky break there myself too

  34. Margaret Gallagher
    January 5, 2020 / 11:23 pm

    What a great place to stay – something for all the family – looks like you all had an amazing time

  35. paula cheadle
    January 6, 2020 / 12:15 am

    looks a lovely place to stay

  36. renata122
    January 6, 2020 / 7:48 am

    beautiful place to stay!!

  37. Susan B
    January 6, 2020 / 8:47 am

    The views look spectacular. You can’t beat views of water.

  38. Hannah Rowley
    January 6, 2020 / 8:50 am

    Fantastic! Looks like you had a lovely time!

  39. Hayley Todd
    January 6, 2020 / 11:30 am

    We are taking our girls to London this year for a mini break, and will definitely be researching this hotel!

  40. ashleigh allan
    January 6, 2020 / 2:46 pm

    Looks great – love the christmas tree!

  41. Elaine Skye
    January 6, 2020 / 3:02 pm

    You seem to have had a lovely visit. Fab hotel, that tree.!!

  42. sandy lynn ralph
    January 6, 2020 / 5:38 pm

    oh sounds like you all had a wonderful time indeed

  43. natalie s
    January 6, 2020 / 6:06 pm

    Could absolutely do with a getaway like that! Thanks for the review will keep an eye out to see if we can go too.

  44. Nabeela Tab
    January 6, 2020 / 6:09 pm

    Lovely

  45. Angela treadway
    January 6, 2020 / 7:03 pm

    looks very posh! x

  46. Catherine Bullas
    January 6, 2020 / 7:23 pm

    It looks like a great place. I’m loving the big bed, it looks perfect.

  47. Stef Acaster
    January 6, 2020 / 7:35 pm

    It looks like a nice hotel

  48. kate andrews
    January 6, 2020 / 8:23 pm

    looks lovely

  49. Darren Bourne
    January 6, 2020 / 11:39 pm

    It looks like you had a lovely time. The space looks great, that’s important with kids.

  50. Sarah Roberts
    January 7, 2020 / 12:27 am

    This sounds like a lovely day out! lovely hotel too!

  51. Catherine S
    January 7, 2020 / 6:21 am

    What a fabulous location. It looks like you had a great time

  52. Susan B
    January 7, 2020 / 9:42 am

    It’s a shame that the hotel asks guests to pay extra for special dishes like Eggs Royale. However, there is such a lot of food waste in hotels that perhaps the policy is a way of reducing it?

  53. Sian Buckingham
    January 7, 2020 / 10:04 am

    It looks like you had a great time!

  54. Adrian Bold
    January 7, 2020 / 10:52 am

    This looks like a great day out! Thanks for the article.

  55. Hannah Rowley
    January 7, 2020 / 11:35 am

    Wow this looks fantastic!

  56. CRAIG Boneham
    January 7, 2020 / 1:32 pm

    This looks amazing

  57. natalie s
    January 7, 2020 / 6:51 pm

    Teleport me there pls!

  58. Jennie
    January 7, 2020 / 9:27 pm

    Looks amazing I’m very gel

  59. YOLANDA DAVIS
    January 7, 2020 / 9:30 pm

    Loved the photo’s on this post. Looks like you had a lot of fun and the hotel is gorgeous. We just stayed at home and visited family at their homes. It’s too cold to go out.

  60. Jessica Hutton
    January 7, 2020 / 9:43 pm

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time. The bed looks so big and comfy xx

  61. jennifer turnbull
    January 7, 2020 / 9:51 pm

    Wow what a lovely place to stay. You look as if you had a great time.

  62. Susan B
    January 8, 2020 / 8:45 am

    It’s lovely that you could easily get to the park from the hotel. Such lovely photos of your Baba.

  63. Adrian Bold
    January 8, 2020 / 12:58 pm

    Looks like a great place to stay. Thanks for the article.

  64. Hannah Rowley
    January 8, 2020 / 1:01 pm

    This looks fab! Looks like you had a great time x

  65. Maria Jane Knight
    January 8, 2020 / 7:00 pm

    How lovely! Beautiful memories you’ve made x

  66. Stephanie Knyspel
    January 8, 2020 / 8:08 pm

    Beautiful hotel, looks like you had a great time

  67. Julia Kerr
    January 8, 2020 / 11:49 pm

    Looks like a great hotel, will have to make a note of it for future trips

  68. January 9, 2020 / 8:12 am

    Wow! How the other half live! Actually, I take that back – I don’ t know how ANYONE can afford to live in London nowadays. It’s not just housing but the cost of living too. Move further than the burbs if needs be, folks!

  69. Romana Richards
    January 9, 2020 / 12:03 pm

    I would love to stay there as the harbour is a wonderful location

  70. Heidi
    January 9, 2020 / 12:10 pm

    Hotel looks lovely looks like your son enjoyed himself too. The photos look great 🙂

  71. Janis McAlinden
    January 9, 2020 / 3:53 pm

    What a lovely place. I hope you really enjoyed your stay. Really enjoyed reading your blog.

  72. Amy Jo McLellan
    January 9, 2020 / 7:27 pm

    Lovely view near that hotel! Very appealing!

  73. Theresa M
    January 9, 2020 / 10:53 pm

    The exterior seems to have a bit of a 30’s deco vibe to it, but I think you’re right the interior does look a bit more dated than retro still if Baba liked it then dated obiously works! :0)

  74. Lisa Troccoli
    January 10, 2020 / 7:51 am

    Looks lovely and like the fact the hotel overlooks the Marina and is close to a good park sounds great!

  75. Emma England
    January 10, 2020 / 1:44 pm

    We didn’t do much during the last week of the year because both my boys were porley. I love the views and location of the hotel. Looks incredible.

  76. Mrs Rachael Sexey
    January 11, 2020 / 10:26 am

    Wow that view is incredible

  77. James Travis
    January 13, 2020 / 10:11 pm

    Looks a really lovely hotel, great view of the river

  78. Gemma Clark
    January 15, 2020 / 5:46 pm

    What a lovely hotel room! Looks like you all had a fantastic time. Great photos

  79. Sophie-Rose Antoniou
    January 16, 2020 / 9:52 am

    Aww this looks amazing.
    Absolutely love your skirt aswell

  80. Roisin M
    January 17, 2020 / 1:18 am

    Have never been … looks lovely and you certainly enjoyed your trip

  81. Denise walton
    January 19, 2020 / 10:34 am

    Lovely photos it looks like you had a fab time

  82. Hayley Todd
    January 19, 2020 / 2:18 pm

    The photos are fabulous! It looks like you all had a great time.

  83. natalie s
    January 19, 2020 / 8:42 pm

    That hotel looks great! Bed looks so cosy 🙂 xxx

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