For our visit to London we were looking for a family-friendly hotel that was close to both KidZania and Kew Gardens.
Another pre-requisite was that it needed to be easily reachable by car, because with Holly’s broken arm we wanted to avoid the hustle and bustle of travelling into central London by train and tube.
After spending hours looking for a quality family friendly hotel we came across the Clayton Hotel Chiswick.
We have stayed at many hotel chains over the years but never at a Clayton hotel. If all Clayton hotels are as good as our experience at Chiswick then I wouldn’t hesitate staying with them again for a family city break.
This is our review of our two night city break at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick.
The hotel has undergone major refurbishment in recent years and this is evident in the modern and stylish interiors throughout the hotel which belies its office block look exterior.
The hotel has 227 rooms to suit every type of mini city-breaker, from families with kids to couples and business travellers.
As you step through the doors you are greeted with a stylish and modern lobby area, with its huge centrepiece chandelier, Italian marble floors, impressive floral displays and the most delightful scent that infused the entire ground floor area.
There were lots of stylish communal spaces to relax in, with a bar and restaurant off the lobby area with plenty of comfortable seating areas.
If you are feeling energetic there was also an on-site gym, but with two busy children and walking thousands of steps on my Fitbit around Kew Gardens, Westfield White City and KidZania we had our own workout sorted.
We had a lovely warm welcome from the reception staff and the check in process was quick and efficient.
Our Executive Family Room
Our executive family room at the Clayton Chiswick was tastefully decorated with stylish and modern furniture echoing the hotels bronze and burnt orange colour scheme.
When we arrived in the room there was a bowl of complimentary fresh fruit and chocolates which was a lovely gesture.
The executive family room was a good choice for our family of four, containing a master bedroom with a really comfortable king size bed and a separate living area for the girls where their double sofa bed was located.
If you wanted even more space or are travelling with older children then it’s worth looking into the option of two interconnecting rooms which would provide even greater space and comfort.
It’s worth noting that the executive rooms at the Clayton Chiswick offered upgraded facilities such bathrobes and slippers along with complimentary mineral water.
After busy days visiting KidZania London and Kew Gardens, both of which are close by our spacious room was a great place for us to relax and unwind.
The girls in particular were more than happy to relax in their own area of our family room watching their favourite SKY channels on their large wall mounted TV.
Thankfully my husband and I had our own space and TV in our own section of our family room where the master bedroom was located. Another bonus of choosing a family room in the Clayton Chiswick is that we didn’t have to go to bed at the same time as the kids which typically is what happens when you all share a room.
If you feel like working, there’s a large desk with plenty of power outlets. The hotel offers complimentary high speed WiFi throughout the hotel which typically is one of the first things the girls ask about when we check-in, so they had everything they needed to keep them entertained during their stay.
The bathroom was modern (even with its eclectic 70’s look) and clean with a large walk-in shower and separate bath and lots of soft white fluffy towels and plenty of complimentary toiletries.
Our room had all the mod cons you would want from a four star hotel offering all the facilities you require for a comfortable stay including:
- 2 large flat screen televisions with SKY TV including sports and movies for my husband and the Disney channel to keep the girls entertained,
- Air conditioning
- A mini fridge with complimentary still and sparking water,
- A large safe (that could fit a laptop), iron and iron board.
- Tea and coffee making facilities along with a selection of magazines.
Breakfast each morning of our stay was delightful. We were greeted upon arrival and a beautiful buffet selection awaited us which included the hotel’s healthier “Vitality Breakfast” which was a selection of cereals, fresh fruit, pastries, muffins, yogurts, cold meats and cheese and there was also a hot breakfast counter.
Once more the level of service received during breakfast was exceptional and this high level of customer service is a credit to the hotel management because it really does make a difference during your stay.
Location wise the hotel is truly a hidden gem for visitors to London from Wales and the West Country arriving by car, especially as the hotel has its own secure onsite car park.
This was our first time in Chiswick and we loved it. It offered a great mix of great restaurants, cafes and shops and was nearby to two of the attractions we were visiting in West London – KidZania and Kew Gardens.
The hotel had excellent transport connections, Gunnersbury rail station was across the road from the hotel and central London could be easily reached within 20 minutes on the district line.
The Clayton Hotel Chiswick is an excellent family friendly luxury hotel and is highly recommended.
If you’re looking for a great family friendly hotel away from the hustle and bustle of central London but still close enough to visit its main attractions then the Clayton Chiswick really does fit the bill.
Prices at the Clayton Hotel Chiswick start from a very reasonable £142 for an executive family room with breakfast when booking direct at https://www.claytonhotelchiswick.com
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We were guests of the Clayton Hotel Chiswick.