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Sunborn London

Docklands, London, England, United Kingdom

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  • A floating super yacht hotel with serious novelty factor
  • Moored right opposite Excel conference center
  • Minutes' walk from DLR train station
  • Easy access to London's City Airport
  • Relatively spacious rooms, most with water views
  • In-room Lavazza coffeemakers and Sony tablets
  • Restaurant and terrace bar with water views
  • Far from tourist center
  • No fitness facilities

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The 136-room Sunborn London is an upper-mid-range hotel in the form of a 394-foot super yacht moored in London's Royal Victoria Dock. Rooms are pleasant, surprisingly spacious, and most have views over the water, though decor is more cruise liner than luxury yacht. Some rooms have spacious decks and big soaking tubs; all have coffeemakers, minibars, and flat-screen TVs. Eating and drinking options are solid though lack of fitness facilities feels like an oversight. Overall, for maritime enthusiasts with business in the area it's perfect, but tourists wanting to explore the capital's attractions should look elsewhere. Wi-Fi is free throughout. 

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An upper-mid-range floating hotel set on a super yacht .

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The Sunborn London is not only the capital's only floating hotel, it's the only one occupying a 394-foot super yacht. Built without an engine, however, it was towed from its native Finland and opened as upper-mid-range water-based lodgings in 2014. From the outside -- with its sleek marine lines -- it looks every inch the luxury vessel. Inside , however, the look and feel is deliberately more traditional, with polished brass railings, teakwood paneling, and the occasional nautical touches across all five of its floors. The resulting vibe is certainly more cruise ship (albeit an attractive one) than billionaire's playground. There's plenty of outside space on deck for enjoying the surrounding docks -- if not the most attractive of views -- accompanied by the sound of planes taking of and landing at the nearby City Airport. A solid pick for the novelty factor and for guests with business at the nearby conference center, this hotel is a bit far from main tourist attractions.

Moored in Royal Victoria Dock to the east of London's Canary Wharf

The hotel is permanently moored in the London ’s Royal Victoria Dock in the Docklands area in the east of the capital. The city's largest conference and events venue -- the Excel Center -- is located right opposite while the DLR (Dockland's Light Railway) station of Custom House is just minutes away on foot. From here it's just about 15 minutes by train to London's business district of Canary Wharf. While it's not ideally located for tourists, public transport links to the city center in around half an hour. City Airport however is right nearby and takes less than 10 minutes by car. 

Relatively spacious rooms with Sony tablets and Lavazza coffeemakers

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The hotel's 136 rooms are certainly a lot larger than your average cruise ship cabins, but all follow cruise liner styling with plenty of polished teak, brass trim, and maritime touches. Unlike a cruise ship, all rooms are outward facing and most have large picture windows overlooking the water (some have small furnished balconies too). Amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs plus sitting areas, and a Sony tablet for web browsing and ordering room service. Lavazza coffeemakers and minibars with free water also come standard. Clean, well-maintained bathrooms provide wall-mounted hairdryers, walk-in showers, and Molton Brown products. The top-end Yacht Executive Suite we saw had its own private sauna and large balcony.

Restaurant and terrace with water views, free Wi-Fi, and a small spa with massage treatments

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The hotel's Lands End restaurant provides a pleasant space awash with mirrored glass and teak paneling with large windows overlooking the water. A la carte and set breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are served with British, Asian, and Mediterranean influences. The adjoining bar provides house cocktails, snacks, and meals as well as an outdoor terrace with views of Canary Wharf and the O2 arena. A small spa also provides a range of massage treatments though there are no fitness facilities on-site. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

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Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Canary Wharf part of London, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and sauna on-site.

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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • 1 double bed
  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Street view
  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace

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Frequently asked questions

Does Sunborn Yacht Hotel London have bars on the premises?

Enjoy your getaway the finest way with a beverage in your hand at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London's bar accessible right in front of your doorstep for when you need a sip or two.

Does Sunborn Yacht Hotel London provide laundry services?

Yes! Sunborn Yacht Hotel London offers laundry service at your disposal for whenever you need your favorite clothes clean and fresh all throughout your trip. Please contact the property for more information.

Is car parking available at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London?

Sunborn Yacht Hotel London provides car park nearby for all guest visitors traveling with a vehicle. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What bars are close by Sunborn Yacht Hotel London?

While lodging at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London, enjoy your evening or night out at The Gun to make the most out of your nightlife.

How many floors does Sunborn Yacht Hotel London have?

Sunborn Yacht Hotel London has a total of 5 floors.

How long do travelers typically stay at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London had an average nightly stay of 1 night at this property.

At what time of the year is Sunborn Yacht Hotel London most popular?

Sunborn Yacht Hotel London's most popular month where verified guests have stayed the most is in March.

What is the typical rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Sunborn Yacht Hotel London?

Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Sunborn Yacht Hotel London an average rating of 8.6. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Families with older children have given to Sunborn Yacht Hotel London?

Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Sunborn Yacht Hotel London an average rating of 9.0. You can look into more in depth customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sunborn Yacht Hotel London?

The nearest train, metro, or bus station is Chancery Lane Tube Station, 10005.74 m away from Sunborn Yacht Hotel London.

What time is check-in and check-out at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Customers checking in or out before or after the designated time frame may be charged an additional fee.

What is the closest airport to Sunborn Yacht Hotel London?

The closest airport to Sunborn Yacht Hotel London is London Oxford Airport, 100.0 km away.

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Experience Luxury and Elegance at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London Welcome to Sunborn Yacht Hotel London , a luxurious 4-star hotel located in the heart of London, United Kingdom. With its stunning waterfront location and unparalleled service, this hotel offers a unique and unforgettable experience for both leisure and business travelers. Step aboard this magnificent floating hotel and be transported to a world of luxury and elegance. Sunborn Yacht Hotel London boasts 136 beautifully appointed rooms, each designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. From the moment you arrive, you will be greeted by the hotel's attentive staff, who are dedicated to ensuring your stay is nothing short of exceptional. Check-in at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London begins at 03:00 PM, allowing you to settle in and start exploring the hotel's impressive facilities. Take a leisurely stroll along the deck and enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline, or indulge in a refreshing cocktail at one of the hotel's stylish bars. For those seeking relaxation, the hotel also features a state-of-the-art spa and wellness center, where you can unwind and rejuvenate after a day of sightseeing or business meetings. Families traveling with children will appreciate the hotel's child policy, which allows children between the ages of 0 to 11 to stay free of charge. This makes Sunborn Yacht Hotel London an ideal choice for a family vacation, where both parents and children can enjoy the ultimate comfort and luxury. When it's time to check-out, you can take your time and enjoy a leisurely morning, as check-out is until 11:00 AM. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Sunborn Yacht Hotel London offers everything you need for a truly memorable experience. With its prime location, impeccable service, and luxurious amenities, this hotel is the perfect choice for discerning travelers seeking a unique and unforgettable stay in London. Unwind and Indulge at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London 's Entertainment Facilities At Sunborn Yacht Hotel London , guests can expect a truly immersive and luxurious experience, complete with an array of entertainment facilities that are sure to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Whether you're looking to unwind with a refreshing drink or indulge in a rejuvenating massage, this hotel has it all. The hotel's bar is the perfect place to start your evening. With its chic and sophisticated ambiance, it offers a wide selection of cocktails, fine wines, and spirits. Sip on your favorite drink while enjoying panoramic views of the iconic London skyline from the comfort of the bar's elegant seating area. Whether you're in the mood for a classic martini or a signature cocktail, the skilled mixologists at the bar will craft the perfect drink to suit your taste. For those seeking ultimate relaxation, the hotel's massage facilities are a must-visit. Indulge in a range of therapeutic treatments and massages that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. From traditional Swedish massages to deep tissue therapies, the skilled therapists will tailor each treatment to your specific needs. Surrender to the soothing ambiance and let the expert hands melt away your stress and tension. Whether you're looking to unwind with a drink at the bar or pamper yourself with a blissful massage, Sunborn Yacht Hotel London 's entertainment facilities are designed to provide a truly unforgettable experience. So, sit back, relax, and let the hotel's dedicated staff cater to your every need, ensuring a memorable stay in the heart of London. Convenience Facilities at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London Experience unparalleled convenience and comfort at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London . With a range of top-notch facilities, your stay here will be nothing short of exceptional. Enjoy the luxury of 24-hour room service, ensuring that your every need is met at any time of the day. Whether you're craving a late-night snack or a refreshing beverage, the hotel's dedicated staff is always ready to assist you. Additionally, take advantage of the laundry service, allowing you to have your clothes cleaned and pressed without any hassle. For added peace of mind, Sunborn Yacht Hotel London offers safety deposit boxes to keep your valuables secure during your stay. The hotel's concierge is also available to provide personalized assistance, whether it's arranging transportation, booking tickets to local attractions, or recommending the best dining options in the city. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, ensuring that you can easily stay in touch with loved ones or catch up on work. There is also a designated smoking area for guests who prefer to smoke. Other convenient facilities include dry cleaning services, express check-in/check-out for a seamless arrival and departure experience, luggage storage, and daily housekeeping to keep your room tidy and refreshed throughout your stay. At Sunborn Yacht Hotel London , convenience is a top priority, ensuring that your stay is as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Convenient Transport Facilities at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London At Sunborn Yacht Hotel London , guests can enjoy convenient transport facilities that make exploring the vibrant city of London a breeze. The hotel offers a secure car park, providing guests with the peace of mind that their vehicles are safely parked during their stay. Whether you're arriving by car or planning to rent one, the car park at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London ensures a hassle-free experience. For those looking to explore London's iconic landmarks and hidden gems, the hotel also offers a car hire service. This convenient option allows guests to easily navigate the city at their own pace and discover all that London has to offer. Whether you're planning a day trip to the historic Tower of London or exploring the trendy neighborhoods of Shoreditch and Camden, the car hire service at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London provides the flexibility and freedom to create your own itinerary. Indulge in Exquisite Dining at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London At Sunborn Yacht Hotel London , guests can embark on a culinary journey like no other. With an array of dining options available, this luxurious hotel ensures that every palate is satisfied. Start your day with a delightful continental breakfast, featuring a delectable spread of freshly baked pastries, seasonal fruits, and a variety of hot and cold dishes. The breakfast buffet offers a wide selection of options, catering to both traditional and international tastes, ensuring a perfect start to your day. For a more intimate dining experience, head to the hotel's restaurant, where you can savor an exquisite menu crafted by talented chefs. Indulge in a range of gourmet dishes, prepared with the finest ingredients and presented with artistic flair. Whether you're in the mood for succulent seafood, tender steaks, or flavorful vegetarian options, the restaurant at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London promises a memorable dining experience. If you're looking for a quick bite or a refreshing drink, the hotel's coffee shop is the perfect place to unwind. Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee or choose from a selection of teas, accompanied by a tempting assortment of snacks and pastries. With its cozy ambiance and friendly service, the coffee shop provides a relaxed setting to catch up with friends or simply enjoy some quiet time. Luxurious and Spacious Rooms at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London Experience the epitome of luxury and comfort at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London . With a range of meticulously designed rooms to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect accommodation for your stay in London, United Kingdom. Whether you are traveling with family or seeking a romantic getaway, Sunborn Yacht Hotel London has a room to suit every need. Indulge in the Classic Family room, offering 30 square meters of space with a choice of 1 King Bed or 1 Sofa Bed. For a regal experience, the Classic King room provides the utmost comfort with its 1 King Bed. Enjoy stunning views of the river in the Classic River View with King Bed - Non-Smoking room, featuring 2 Single Beds. Upgrade to the Executive Family room, boasting 30 square meters of elegance with 1 Double Bed. The Executive King room offers a lavish retreat with its 1 King Bed, while the Executive River View room provides breathtaking views of the river from the comfort of your room. For those seeking extra space, the Executive Suite offers 55 square meters of luxury with 1 Double Bed. Indulge in the Executive Suite river view, featuring the same luxurious amenities with the added bonus of stunning river views. The Junior Suite offers 45 square meters of opulence with 1 Double Bed, while the Junior Suite River View provides breathtaking river views to enhance your stay. Booking your stay at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London through Agoda ensures that you not only have access to the best prices but also enjoy a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's user-friendly platform, you can easily browse through the available room options, compare prices, and secure your reservation with just a few clicks. Take advantage of Agoda's exclusive deals and promotions to make the most out of your stay at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London . Experience Luxury and Elegance at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London in Canary Wharf Nestled in the heart of Canary Wharf, one of London's most vibrant and dynamic districts, Sunborn Yacht Hotel London offers a truly unique and indulgent experience. Canary Wharf is renowned for its iconic skyline, bustling business district, and thriving social scene, making it the perfect destination for both business and leisure travelers. As you step outside the hotel, you'll be greeted by a vibrant atmosphere filled with stylish bars, world-class restaurants, and designer shops. Take a stroll along the picturesque South Dock and soak in the stunning waterfront views, or explore the nearby attractions such as the Museum of London Docklands and the O2 Arena. For those seeking a taste of culture, the nearby Greenwich Peninsula offers a wealth of attractions, including the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park, and the Cutty Sark. Immerse yourself in history as you wander through the charming streets and marvel at the architectural wonders. With excellent transport links, including the Canary Wharf Underground Station just a short walk away, you can easily explore the rest of London's iconic landmarks and attractions. Whether you're here for business or pleasure, Sunborn Yacht Hotel London in Canary Wharf is the perfect base to experience the best of what this vibrant city has to offer. Traveling to Sunborn Yacht Hotel London from the Nearest Airports in London, UK Located in the vibrant district of Canary Wharf, Sunborn Yacht Hotel London offers a unique and luxurious accommodation experience. Traveling to this exquisite hotel from the nearest airports in London, UK is a breeze. If you arrive at London City Airport, the closest airport to Sunborn Yacht Hotel London , you can easily reach the hotel in just a short journey. From the airport, you can take a taxi or an Uber for a convenient and direct ride to the hotel. The journey usually takes around 15 minutes, depending on the traffic. Alternatively, you can also opt for public transportation. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is an excellent option, with the Royal Victoria Station being the nearest DLR station to the hotel. From the airport, take the DLR towards Bank or Tower Gateway and alight at Royal Victoria Station. From there, it's just a short walk to Sunborn Yacht Hotel London . If you arrive at Heathrow Airport, the largest airport in London, you have several transportation options to reach Sunborn Yacht Hotel London . The quickest and most convenient way is to take a taxi or an Uber directly to the hotel. The journey usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the traffic. Another option is to take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station, and then transfer to the London Underground. Take the Circle Line to Tower Hill Station, and from there, take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) towards Beckton or Woolwich Arsenal and alight at Royal Victoria Station. Sunborn Yacht Hotel London is just a short walk away from the station. No matter which airport you arrive at, reaching Sunborn Yacht Hotel London is a seamless and enjoyable experience. With various transportation options available, you can easily embark on your luxurious stay in this unique floating hotel in Canary Wharf, London. Explore Exciting Landmarks near Sunborn Yacht Hotel London Discover a world of adventure and entertainment as you stay at the luxurious Sunborn Yacht Hotel London . Located in close proximity to several exciting landmarks and attractions, this exceptional hotel offers a prime location for exploring the vibrant city of London. One of the nearby attractions is the Marvel Avengers Station, where fans of the iconic superhero team can immerse themselves in the Marvel Universe. Step into the shoes of Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor as you interact with interactive exhibits and get a glimpse into the world of these legendary characters. For those with a passion for astronomy, the Visions of the Universe exhibition is a must-visit. Located just a short distance from the hotel, this exhibition showcases stunning images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, taking you on a journey through the wonders of the universe. In addition to these exciting attractions, the Sunborn Yacht Hotel London is also conveniently located near a range of amenities such as Albert Road Surgery, City Airport Dental, and a residents' gym. Whether you're seeking adventure or simply need to take care of practical matters, this hotel's surroundings offer something for everyone. Convenient Public Transport Stations near Sunborn Yacht Hotel London Sunborn Yacht Hotel London enjoys a prime location with excellent access to various public transport stations. Guests staying at this unique hotel can make use of the nearby DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stations to explore London and its attractions. The West Silvertown Metro Station, Prince Regent Metro Station, Royal Albert Metro Station, Cyprus Metro Station, Royal Victoria Metro Station, Limehouse Metro Station, Custom House for Excel Metro Station, and West India Quay Metro Station are all within easy reach of the hotel. For those looking to venture across the River Thames, the Emirates Air Line Cable Car at Greenwich Peninsula is also conveniently located nearby. This cable car offers a scenic and memorable way to travel, providing stunning views of the cityscape and the river. With such a wide range of public transport options available, guests at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London can effortlessly explore all that London has to offer, from iconic landmarks to vibrant neighborhoods and cultural attractions. A Gastronomic Paradise Sunborn Yacht Hotel London is surrounded by a plethora of dining options that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. Just a stone's throw away, you'll find Pizza Pilgrims Canary Wharf, known for their authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas made with the finest ingredients. For breathtaking panoramic views of the city, head to BOKAN 37, a rooftop restaurant offering modern European cuisine. If you're in need of a caffeine fix, Costa Coffee London is conveniently located nearby. For a taste of Mediterranean flavors, Smashing Plates Canary Wharf and Franco Manca Canary Wharf are both excellent choices. Barista Cafe and River Cottage Deli are perfect for a quick bite or a leisurely brunch. ROKA Canary Wharf is a must-visit for those craving Japanese cuisine, while Rotisserie Chicken and The Maroons Restaurant offer delicious options for meat lovers. With such a diverse range of restaurants in close proximity, guests at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Shop 'til You Drop at Nearby Landmarks Located in the heart of London, Sunborn Yacht Hotel is surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks. Just a short distance away is Gallions Reach Shopping Park, where you can indulge in a day of retail therapy with its wide range of stores and boutiques. For a more upscale shopping experience, Cabot Square is a must-visit, offering a selection of high-end fashion brands and luxury goods. Art enthusiasts will also appreciate the TASCHEN Store London, which showcases a curated collection of art books and limited edition prints. Additionally, the nearby Billingsgate Market is perfect for those seeking fresh seafood and local produce. Bookworms will find solace at Lloyds of Kew Bookshop, a charming independent bookstore that offers a diverse selection of titles. And for a comprehensive shopping experience, Canada Place Mall is just a stone's throw away, housing an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. With such a variety of shopping landmarks in its vicinity, Sunborn Yacht Hotel London offers an ideal base for avid shoppers and fashion enthusiasts. Affordable Luxury: Sunborn Yacht Hotel London Offers Unbeatable Value Step aboard the Sunborn Yacht Hotel London and experience a world of luxury without breaking the bank. With an average room price of just $265, this floating gem offers exceptional value for money in the heart of London. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in the city, which stands at $260, Sunborn Yacht Hotel London provides an affordable alternative without compromising on quality or comfort. Nestled along the iconic River Thames, this unique hotel offers a truly unforgettable experience at a price that won't stretch your budget. Indulge in the lavish amenities and stunning views that Sunborn Yacht Hotel London has to offer, all while enjoying the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're getting the best value for your money. Whether you're visiting London for business or pleasure, this floating oasis is the perfect choice for those seeking a touch of luxury at an affordable price. Perfect Rooms and Friendly Staff Sunborn Yacht Hotel London has received rave reviews for its perfect rooms and friendly staff. Guests have described the rooms as lovely, clean, and spacious, providing a comfortable and impressive stay. The staff at the hotel have been praised for their friendliness and helpfulness, ensuring that guests feel welcome and well taken care of. Whether it's a business trip or a leisurely stay, the staff at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London go above and beyond to make the experience perfect for every guest. Additionally, the hotel's location near the Excel Centre has been appreciated by many, making it a convenient choice for visitors attending events. With excellent food quality in the restaurant and a consistently good experience overall, guests have expressed their desire to return and recommend the hotel to their family and friends. Sunborn Yacht Hotel London truly offers a memorable and enjoyable stay in London. Luxury and Comfort Aboard the Sunborn Yacht Hotel London Step aboard the Sunborn Yacht Hotel London and experience a truly unique and luxurious stay in the heart of London. With an impressive overall rating of 8.8, this floating hotel has received high praise from satisfied guests who have enjoyed its exceptional facilities and outstanding service. One of the standout features of the Sunborn Yacht Hotel London is its exceptional comfort. With a remarkable rating of 9.5 for comfort, guests can expect a blissful night's sleep in the well-appointed cabins. Each room is elegantly furnished with plush bedding, ensuring that guests can relax and unwind in style. The attention to detail and commitment to providing a comfortable stay is evident throughout the entire yacht. In addition to its comfort, the Sunborn Yacht Hotel London also boasts a highly praised staff performance, with a rating of 9.0. The dedicated and attentive staff go above and beyond to ensure that every guest's needs are met. From the warm welcome upon arrival to the personalized service throughout the stay, guests can expect nothing less than excellence. Whether it's providing recommendations for local attractions or arranging special requests, the staff's commitment to exceptional service is truly commendable. With its exceptional comfort and outstanding staff performance, the Sunborn Yacht Hotel London offers a truly unforgettable stay in London. Book your stay aboard this luxurious floating hotel and indulge in a unique and memorable experience.

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Languages spoken

Internet access.

  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

Cleanliness and safety.

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area

Currency exchange

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center

For the kids

  • Family room
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [nearby]

Available in all rooms

Air conditioning

  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

  • Full English/Irish

Lands End Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Asian, International, Mediterranean
  • Menu: Buffet
  • London City Airport (LCY) 1.2 km 6 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) 42.0 km

Public transportation

  • DLR - Prince Regent Metro Station 250 m 7 min walk
  • DLR - Pontoon Dock Metro Station 560 m

Hospital or clinic

  • West Beckton Health Centre 1.0 km

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express 890 m 4 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM 260 m 4 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks.

  • Tower Bridge 7.4 km
  • Tower of London 7.5 km
  • London Eye 10.5 km
  • Big Ben 10.9 km
  • The British Museum 11.1 km
  • National Gallery 11.1 km
  • Buckingham Palace 12.1 km
  • Madame Tussauds London 13.1 km
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum 14.2 km
  • Natural History Museum 14.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • ExCeL London Centre 170 m
  • ExCel Exhibition Centre 190 m
  • Marvel Avengers Station 210 m
  • DLR - Prince Regent Metro Station 250 m
  • Cundy Park 340 m
  • Royal Victoria Dock and Bridge 430 m
  • DLR - Custom House for Excel Metro Station 500 m
  • ExCeL 530 m
  • Royal Docks Adventure 610 m

Property policies

Children and extra beds.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

  • There is an extra charge to accommodate the 3rd adult or 3rd/4th child for the use of the sofa bed.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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  • Check-in from :  15:00
  • Check-out until :  11:00
  • Reception open until :  00:00
  • Distance from city center :  4 km
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price) :  15 GBP

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges :  1
  • Number of floors :  5
  • Number of restaurants :  1
  • Number of rooms :  136

Property announcements

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the property can currently only accept bookings from essential workers. Identification and reasonable evidence of work qualification must be presented at check-in. Please contact the property for more information.

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Will definitely come again”

Absolutely fabulous. Will definitely come here again. The rooms were massive, nicely laid out with a very large sofa, lavaza (I think) coffee machine, tea making facilities and fridge stocked with complimentary waters for the first night. The staff are absolutely amazing; friendly, courteous, welcoming and extremely helpful. So sorry, I can only remember Lizzie's name. The restaurant food was superb and again great staff. One suggested improvement is that it would be good if the breakfast food could be hot instead of warm and a request for a well done poached to manifested as such. I still give this hotel 5 stars as overall, the experience was fantastic and the view from the riverside view balcony was awesome.

Great facility/ poor tourist location”

The Sunborn Yacht rooms were clean, roomy and bright. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The only thing we were not happy with was the location. Not knowing London well we assumed Canary Wharf as the address on all the sites was where the yacht was located however it is in Victoria Wharf. This is the conference area and at least a 10 min walk to train stations plus in the 3rd district line. This meant travelling to London anywhere was at least an hour and expensive.

Sunborn Yacht Hotel was amazing!”

We came to London to see family for my husbands birthday. The Sunborn Yacht hotel was amazing. Everyone was so friendly & we could not fault anything. Will definitely be back.


What a wonderful experience Can only think of superlatives to describe our 2 nights on the Sunborn. Was lucky enough to find a deal that enabled me to book for my husband’s 75th birthday treat. Just hope another offer comes up next year as I cannot think of anywhere else in London I would want to stay. Can only reiterate everything said in other reviews. Thank you to the delightful, helpful staff who do their job so well

Perfect a Adult Getaway”

The perfect getaway for adults. For us it is only an hours drive. Close enough for all the attractions that London has to offer, but far enough away if peace and quiet is the order of the stay. Set against the backdrop of the capital, this stunning yacht ticked all the boxes. Spacious and luxurious, with your own outdoor space - perfect for smokers, taking away the need to hunt out communal smoking areas. Staff were very attentive, polite and helpful. We loved the contemporary design, the outdoor terraces and how surprisingly spacious the Yacht is. Very accessible, with lift to all decks. Comfortable and spacious lounges and the glass design allowed for magnificent views across London. We will definitely be returning very soon.

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“Sunborn Yacht Hotel is moored on the Thames, just a short distance from Canary Wharf. This super-yacht hotel boasts smart, classically-styled rooms as well as a restaurant and a spa. Perfect for those who fancy something different! ”

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  • Short break
  • Located just 15 minutes away from London City Airport
  • Local exploring
  • Spend your days seeing all that London has to offer
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  • Sunborn Yacht Hotel offers luxurious accommodation on the Thames and fine dining
  • Go see the Imperial War Museum, British Museum or the Natural History Museum
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  • Camden Market and London Bridge Borough Market are both well worth a visit
  • Great walks
  • Wander all over this bustling city's streets getting a feel for the place
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  • Go see the Tower of London, London Eye or Buckingham Palace
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Family Suites
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  • Meeting Room
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Head to London's famous West End to take in a show

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"Not your usual hotel: Sunborn London is, in fact, a 420ft yacht moored in the Royal Victoria docks, a symphony in white and charcoal which could easily have been left behind by a departing oligarch. It's well-placed for the O2 arena, London City airport and the ExCel centre."

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Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

Royal Victoria Dock, Newham, London, E16 1XL, United Kingdom – Great location - show map – Train Access


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Located less than a minute's walk from ExCeL London, the Sunborn London is a floating super-yacht hotel docked in Royal Victoria Dock, boasting free WiFi access, a bar and a restaurant. The hotel is 7 minutes' drive from London City Airport and a 6-minute drive from the iconic Canary Wharf. Each of the smartly designed rooms feature a TV with Freeview, air conditioning and an electric kettle. Also included is a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some of the rooms also benefit from a view overlooking The Royal Docks. At Sunborn London there is a 24-hour front desk and a sun deck. Other facilities offered at the property include a ticket service, a tour desk. The lounge bar serves a selection of beers, wines, ciders and spirits. In the restaurant, a buffet breakfast with continental and cooked items is served each morning. An à la carte menu is available in the evenings. Custom House Docklands Light Railway Station is 5 minutes' walk away. It offers direct routes to Westfield Stratford City and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Emirates Royal Docks Skyline is a 5-minute journey on foot. It offers a direct route to The O2 Arena.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Good Breakfast

Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

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Restaurants 1 restaurant on site.

  • Cuisine British • Mediterranean • Asian • International
  • Ambience Modern
  • Dietary options Vegetarian

Amenities of Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Clothes rack
  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Kids' meals
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Laptop safe
  • Ironing facilities

Property practice

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From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Until 11:00 AM

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Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets are not allowed.

When booking more than 8 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Accepted payment methods

Cash is not accepted Sunborn London Yacht Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that the extra child or adult can stay in a sofa bed.

Cash payments are currently unavailable due to to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note the same card used for booking needs to be presented at check-in.

An incidentals charge applies upon arrival. A charge of GBP 40 per day is required if guests pay via credit or debit card, or GBP 100 per day if guests pay with cash.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Sunborn London Yacht Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

This property might host on-site functions, so noise may be audible in some rooms.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

FAQs about Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

What are the check-in and check-out times at sunborn london yacht hotel.

Check-in at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

Does Sunborn London Yacht Hotel have a restaurant on site?

  • Lands End Restaurant

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Sunborn London Yacht Hotel is 6.2 miles from the center of London. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

How much does it cost to stay at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel?

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Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

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About Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

  • Hotel Room You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

This charming boat is situated in London and is a short stroll from Custom House for Excel DLR Station. It is also set within a five-minute walk of ExCeL London.

Guests of Sunborn London Yacht Hotel can unwind with a variety of relaxation amenities at Elemis Spa, which features a beauty centre. Facilities include free wireless internet and a sun deck.

All lodgings on board the vessel have a private bathroom with a shower and a hair dryer.

Lunch and dinner are prepared every day at Lands End, as are British, Mediterranean and Asian specialties. Each evening, guests can relax in the comfortable lounge bar.

Public transports links close to Sunborn London Yacht Hotel include Royal Victoria Docklands Light Railway Station. The Royal Victoria Dock Bridge is only a two-minute stroll from the boat.

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Amenities at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Electric kettle
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Dining area
  • Dining table
  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Storage available
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Media and entertainment

Pool and spa

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-feather pillow
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care

Parking and transportation

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

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  • Tower Bridge 4.3 mi
  • Tower of London 4.3 mi
  • Tate Modern 5.3 mi
  • Southbank Centre 6.1 mi
  • Somerset House 6.1 mi
  • London Eye 6.2 mi
  • Westminster Bridge 6.3 mi
  • Big Ben 6.4 mi
  • Palace of Westminster 6.4 mi
  • Westminster Abbey 6.6 mi
  • National Gallery 6.6 mi
  • British Museum 6.6 mi

Essential information about Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

When to book a room at sunborn london yacht hotel, top tips for your stay at sunborn london yacht hotel.

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and April.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £122, while the most expensive was £273.
  • How long should you stay at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

How can i reach the sunborn london from heathrow airport.

If you are planning to rent a car after your flight to London Heathrow Airport, the travel time to the Sunborn London will be about 1h and 15m, and there are 2 multi-storey car parks within walking distance of the hotel where you can leave the car overnight, namely the Royal Victoria Car Park and the Excel Car Park. Those who prefer catching public transport can take the Heathrow Express which gets you to the London Paddington station, and from there you need to catch the tube to Custom House station, which is a 5m walk from the hotel. The total trip would take about 1h 30m.

Why should I eat on board the Sunborn London?

If you are looking for an exquisite dinner experience with a view, then you won’t even need to leave the yacht. You can start your evening at the Sundown Bar where you can indulge with cocktails while overlooking Canary Wharf, then head to Lands End Restaurant for dinner which offers a fusion menu of fine food made with seasonal ingredients, and a wine list to match with trained sommeliers who will be able to offer recommendations throughout the dinner.

Are there any special offers available for couples at the Sunborn London?

Those looking for a special getaway with their loved one can book the Ultimate Romantic Package, which includes rose petals in the room, a tray of chocolates, and a 3 course dinner on the yacht. In addition, you will get a range of complimentary services such as a room upgrade, a welcome drink as you check-in, a luxurious king size bed for the night, and a discount off all spa treatments at the Symphony Treatments Room.

Can I organize my wedding at the Sunborn London?

The Sunborn London has 3 different wedding packages that you can choose from if you would like to make your wedding on a yacht dream a reality. You need to have a minimum of 40 guests and can host up to 200 people, with 3 different rooms to choose from for the ceremony and dinner. The Gold and Platinum Wedding Packages include a complimentary night at the hotel for the bride and groom, and all packages include discounted rates for their guests who wish to stay the night.

Are there any activities held on board the Sunborn London?

If you are staying at the hotel on a Sunday, you won’t want to miss out on their Sunday Movie Club sessions which are held all throughout summer. They start with an afternoon tea between 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm, with the screening of a classic British movie starting at 5:00 pm. Afternoon teas are also available without the movie experience on other days of the week, and you can choose between the Traditional Afternoon Tea experience or the Afternoon Tea with Expertly Chosen Laurent Perrier Champagne Tasting Flight which includes a taste of 3 different sparkling wines from Laurent Perrier.

Where is Sunborn London Yacht Hotel located?

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel is located at 1 Royal Victoria Dock in Newham, 6.5 miles from the centre of London. Tower Bridge is the closest landmark to Sunborn London Yacht Hotel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel.

Does Sunborn London Yacht Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Sunborn London Yacht Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

How far is Sunborn London Yacht Hotel from the airport?

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel is 1.2 miles from London City.

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Sunborn London – The Floating Hotel

Enjoy a stunning city vista along with a cocktail in London’s only luxury floating hotel.

What is the Sunborn Floating Hotel?

A sleek yacht-hotel with a stunning waterside restaurant and bar.

Enjoy fabulous picturesque river views along with cocktails in the Sundown Bar or a first-class dinner in the restaurant.

See website for drinks list and menus.

Opening hours

Sundown Bar 11:00am – 01:00am Monday to Friday 11:00am – 11:00pm Sunday and Public Holidays

Lands End Restaurant Breakfast: 06:30am – 10:30am Monday to Friday 07:00am – 11:00am Weekends and Public Holidays Lunch: 12:00pm – 03:00pm Monday to Friday 12:30pm – 03:30pm Weekends and Public Holidays Dinner: 06:00pm to 10:00pm

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Sunborn London - 394ft Superyacht Converted Into A Hotel

Who can afford the ₤150,000-a-week it costs to charter a superyacht? Not many. But thanks to the Sunborn London you can still experience the life of a sexy sea-dog. It is a 394ft superyacht that has been converted into a luxury hotel.

Permanently moored at Royal Victoria Dock, the financial center of Canary Wharf and the City are in easy access as if the celebrated O2 centre which hosts the biggest concerts and exhibitions. There are 138 rooms starting at a relatively modest ₤180 per night ($305) that go all the way up to a royal suite that has a sauna, sunken Jacuzzi, and a 100sq ft private terrace. There are two restaurants one for fine dining and one for a more casual experience.

The London Sunborn yacht is set to stay in London for many years to come but there’s nothing to stop it weighing anchor and setting sail if London suddenly hits financial hardship… or if stolen by pirates.

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About sunborn luxury yacht hotel.

Sunborn Group is a privately owned property and development company. Sunborn pioneered the original floating hotel concept in 1998 and has since created a number of bespoke Yacht Hotels for prestigious international locations.

The only company in the world to successfully construct a fleet of fully functioning, first-class Yacht Hotels, Sunborn is also highly experienced in the creation of flagship hotels, residential accommodation and restaurants.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the hotel, leisure and hospitality sector, Sunborn is also responsible for the development of luxury spa hotels, restaurants and other top-quality projects in Scandinavia, Germany, Spain and the UK. Sunborn Gibraltar is the first of a fleet of floating hotels. It has a sister hotel in London’s Docklands and more planned for other locations around the world. To find out more about Sunborn Group, visit www.sunborn.com .

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Sunborn Yacht Hotel London review – a bargain London 5* hotel or a sinking feeling?

  • 18 February 2023

The Sunborn Yacht Hotel London always looked very smart and rather a fun way to stay in London, so when I needed somewhere to stay in the East of London due to the train strikes, I thought I would give it a go. It was originally built as an ocean-going yacht but then was turned into a hotel before it was ever used as a proper yacht and actually has no engines. 

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Price and booking

I booked direct with Sunborn and paid £233.10 which for a Friday in December was fairly cheap for London. This was the flexible rate which allowed cancellation until 2pm on the day. It said that if you book direct you get a complimentary upgrade. It was also one up from the base room being a river view rather than the dockside view. 

If you are interested in staying there is currently a decent offer with Groupon for a Classic King Room with Dockview for Two with Breakfast from £149 per night.  They also have an offer on their own website for 20% off if you stay one night, valid for stays until the end of April 2023.

Location and The Yacht

The yacht is moored right next to the Excel so it has decent transport options within a few minutes walk. I arrived on the IFS Cloud Cable car via North Greenwich tube on the Jubilee line and caught an amazing sunset. It is around 7 minutes to walk from the cable car. There is also the Customs House that is on the DLR and Elizabeth line to the side of the Excel around 5 minutes walk away. 

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Check-in at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Check-In

There was quite a queue when I arrived at around 3.30pm and then when I did check in it wasn’t the fastest process. The person helping me had to keep walking away to sort out a trainee on another booking which I found quite rude and it was a rather laborious process considering I had already checked in online. 

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel inside stairs

They asked if I wanted to leave a credit card on file, to which I agreed as I needed to use room service and also planned to have breakfast. 

Sunborn Yacht Hotel London room

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Room

The Yacht Classic Riverview Room I had booked appear to only be on the lowest floor. The room did promise “excellent river views” which I got since I was practically in it, but I couldn’t see much else. The upgrade that it promises for booking direct (subject to availability, of course) was not forthcoming either. 

There was often a long wait for the lifts as you had to use them even to get from reception to the way out one level above. 

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Room Door

My first impression of the room was good, being a large size and more like a Junior Suite. There was a desk for working or doing your hair/make-up with a socket nearby and a huge mirror. However, the light in the room was quite dark in this area. 

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel TV

The TV was a bit ancient (a bit like the decor) but it did the job. 

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Nespresso Machine

There was a Lavazza coffee machine and a kettle and even some biscuits, which always cheers me up in a hotel room (simple things…). There was also a fridge with two bottles of free water.

Hildon water in Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Refrigerator

I liked that there was a large area for you to lay out your suitcase for unpacking. There was more storage space than most people could ever want or need unless you were staying more than a week.

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Towel

The bed sadly was not comfortable at all and I ended up with back ache after tossing and turning all night. As I always caveat, I am very sensitive to beds, having paid a lot of money for a great Hyponos one at home. When I looked in closer detail I could see why as the mattress was incredibly thin.

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel bedside table

The bathroom was also not particularly luxurious and definitely felt like a yacht bathroom being very small. 

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Bathroom

Toiletries were provided which did the job but were nothing special. 


The towels were rather thin and old too.

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Bathroom Towel

Food and drink at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London

I needed to eat something before I headed out for the night since I had not had lunch either. There was a fair choice on the room service menu but I went for the standard burger as I knew it was likely to be a fairly boozy evening that needed some sustenance.


It arrived in around 25 minutes but was missing my drink, so I had to wait quite a while for them to fetch that as well, which was annoying. I also found it very odd that I had to pay the delivery person directly when I left a card with reception. I have never experienced that before. You could see the menu from a QR code and order online, which I like. The burger was tasty, and it was good to get a chutney on the side.


Breakfast was not included, but for the sake of the review, I went to try it. Again it was weird that I had to pay with my card when I came in. None of this leaves a very luxury hotel-type impression. 

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel stairs

The breakfast was a buffet which was set out with the food in one place and then the tea and coffee somewhere separate. I ended up with coffee as when I first went up there was no tea available.

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Inside

The buffet had a reasonable selection including a full cooked english, smoked salmon, meats and cheeses along with pastries and bread. 

Bread Selection

The way it was presented was a bit odd as it didn’t look great and made it hard to see what there was.

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As well as the restaurant which is also open for afternoon tea and dinner, there is the Sundown bar which would be lovely for sitting outside in the summer. (Not so much in the snow!)

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Conclusion for Sunborn Yacht Hotel London

While this is not really what I would call a luxury hotel experience, you do get a lot of space in your room, which you would struggle with in many hotels. It is certainly a unique experience, and for something that is a decent price and fairly smart, it is not a bad choice. Would I rush back again? No, but if I was attending something at the Excel I would consider it if the price was right. 

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Thanks Michele for highlighting this deal, and for giving an honest and thorough review. It doesn’t sound perfect, but I’m giving it a go next month as the price is reasonable for London and it helps solve a problem that was coming up! It’s always good to hear here about places that are a bit different.

Thankyou for your review, I also may consider this in the future. I was shocked at your picture of how thin the mattress was! Did you leave feedback for management on the concerns you raised in your report? I would be interested to know their reply if they do get back to you if you did let them know. You don’t mention how much you paid for breakfast and your burger meal. I guess we could check this online in advance?

Thankyou once again for your time. Please keep up your reviews, I find them really interesting 🙂

Thanks Rob. I don’t generally leave feedback unless it is a fault in service that they can rectify. Most brands and hotels read the reviews anyway via their PR agency. The burger was £18.50, and I think breakfast was around £18 also.

Hi Michelle, Thankyou very much for your reply. Much appreciated.

Agree with your review Michele. We were underwhelmed by the yacht – we did pay full price. Horrid decor, average service and that annoying lift to get off the boat!

Thank you Michele saved me some money as I was thinking about staying here. Now I think I will find somewhere else. Love an honest review

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London is renowned for its luxurious hotels, each offering a unique blend of opulence, impeccable service, and iconic style. These hotels serve as more than just places to stay; they are destinations in themselves, some dating back to the 19th century or earlier.  From historic landmarks to contemporary marvels, each establishment exudes its own unique charm. Here’s our pick of the best luxury hotels in London.

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Nestled in the heart of central London, St. James's exudes an air of timeless elegance and refinement. This distinguished district is renowned for its esteemed art galleries, and exclusive boutiques, making it a magnet for those with a taste for the finer things in life.

The crowning jewel of St. James's is its namesake park. Renowned for its scenic beauty and immaculately manicured lawns, this royal park provides a serene escape from the urban bustle.

The Ritz London

The Ritz London is one of the world's most iconic and prestigious luxury hotels, known for its timeless elegance, impeccable service, and rich history. The Ritz London first opened its doors on May 24, 1906. 

Since then, it has remained a symbol of luxury and sophistication, attracting high-profile guests from royalty and celebrities to dignitaries and business leaders.

Its team of dedicated staff, including white-gloved butlers and expert concierges, strive to ensure that every guest receives the highest level of hospitality and personalised care  

The Stafford London

The Stafford London stands as a beacon of refined luxury and timeless charm.  This hotel is housed in a collection of historic buildings, including a 17th-century townhouse and former carriage house. 

It is also is home to one of the largest privately owned wine cellars in London, housing an extensive collection of fine wines and rare vintages. While here, you can enjoy wine tastings and cellar tours led by the hotel's expert sommelier.

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Originally a sprawling hunting ground, Mayfair underwent a transformation in the 18th century, evolving into a haven for London's elite. Today, its streets are lined with grand Georgian townhouses and stately mansions, each bearing testament to the neighbourhood's illustrious past. 

From renowned fashion houses along Bond Street to exclusive jewellers on Mount Street, the district boasts a treasure trove of high-end brands and luxury labels.

Claridge's in London is an iconic luxury hotel known for its exceptional service, historic charm, and sophisticated elegance opened in 1856. 

Retaining much of its original Art Deco style, Claridge’s is renowned for its impeccable service, with a staff-to-guest ratio that ensures personalised attention.

The hotel has a long history of hosting royalty. For example, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were guests in the 19th century. During World War II, many European royals in exile stayed at Claridge's, including the Kings of Greece, Norway, and Yugoslavia.

In 1945, Suite 212 at Claridge's was temporarily declared Yugoslavian territory by Winston Churchill so Crown Prince Alexander could be born on Yugoslavian soil.

The Connaught

The Connaught showcases a blend of traditional and contemporary architecture. The original building features a classic Edwardian design, while recent renovations have introduced modern elements.

The Connaught offers a traditional afternoon tea experience, served in the elegant Jean-Georges restaurant, featuring a selection of fine teas, pastries, and finger sandwiches.

The rooms and suites at The Connaught are individually designed, offering a mix of classic and modern styles. 

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This iconic district is synonymous with luxury living, boasting a blend of elegant architecture, a thriving cultural scene, and a dash of artistic flair.

Chelsea's artistic heritage runs deep, with a long list of famous painters, writers, and musicians calling the neighborhood home over the years. From the bohemian spirit of the Swinging Sixties to the avant-garde movements of the modern era, Chelsea has been a magnet for creative minds seeking inspiration and freedom of expression. 

Today, its galleries, studios, and theatres continue to showcase the work of emerging and established artists.

11 Cadogan Gardens

11 Cadogan Gardens is a luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of Chelsea.  The hotel occupies four interconnected Victorian townhouses, which gives it a distinctive and historic character. 

The suites at 11 Cadogan Gardens provide extra space and enhanced amenities. Many feature four-poster beds, separate living areas, and private terraces or balconies.

Many rooms and common areas retain original Victorian architectural features such as high ceilings, decorative moldings, and grand staircases. 

At Sloane is a luxurious boutique hotel located at 1 Sloane Gardens. This elegant hotel merges British heritage with Parisian flair and is designed by the renowned interior designer François-Joseph Graf. 

The hotel features 30 individually designed rooms and suites, each evoking the charm of a private residence with unique design elements like curated photographs. 

The hotel is housed in a building originally designed in 1889 by Victorian architect Edwin Thomas Hall. The structure underwent six years of restoration and remodeling before opening, which included adding a sixth floor with a cupola​.


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Originally crafted in the early 19th century by the influential Grosvenor family, who still hold sway over much of the area, Belgravia boasts a rich history intertwined with aristocratic heritage. 

This district is known for its exclusive shops, Michelin-starred restaurants, and luxury hotels.

For those seeking the ultimate in luxury accommodation, Belgravia doesn't disappoint. From boutique hotels exuding old-world charm to contemporary five-star establishments, there's no shortage of options.

The Hari's interior design is crafted by the renowned designer Tara Bernerd, known for her elegant and contemporary approach. Her signature style can be seen throughout the hotel, blending modern sophistication with timeless comfort. 

The hotel offers a range of meticulously designed rooms and suites, each featuring unique furnishings, plush bedding, and luxurious amenities. The Hari offers in-room spa treatments, including massages and facials

COMO The Halkin

Guests of The Halkin can enjoy a range of luxury amenities, including 24-hour room service, a well-equipped fitness centre, valet parking.

The hotel features a holistic wellness center called COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, offering a range of wellness therapies, massages, and beauty treatments. 

The Halkin is also home to the Michelin-starred restaurant Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, which offers a unique dining experience combining Basque cuisine with modern culinary techniques.

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Looking out onto Trafalgar Square © VisitBritain

Throughout its history, Soho has been a magnet for creative minds, attracting writers, artists, and musicians from across the globe. From iconic theatres to legendary music venues and chic nightclubs (some of which date back to the 19th century), Soho's nightlife scene is the stuff of legends. 

From Michelin-starred restaurants serving modern European cuisine to cozy bistros specializing in farm-to-table fare, Soho offers a wealth of options for dining.

Ham Yard Hotel

Ham Yard's interior design is the work of renowned designer Kit Kemp, known for her bold use of color, pattern, and eclectic furnishings. The décor at Ham Yard Hotel is stylish, contemporary, and filled with unique artistic touches. 

One of the highlights of Ham Yard Hotel is its spacious courtyard garden, a hidden oasis in the middle of bustling Soho.  This hotel offers a range of unique amenities for you to enjoy, including a state-of-the-art theater, a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the London skyline, a luxurious spa, and a fully equipped gym.

The London EDITION

The London EDITION is housed within a historic Georgian townhouse, which was originally built in 1835. The building's façade has been meticulously restored. 

The hotel's design is the result of a collaboration between renowned hotelier Ian Schrager and British architect John Pawson. Schrager is known for his innovative approach to hospitality design, and Pawson's minimalist aesthetic is evident throughout the hotel's interiors. 

The London EDITION offers 173 guest rooms and suites. Each feature modern amenities, luxurious bedding, and custom furnishings.

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For those with a taste for luxury, Knightsbridge is a fantastic place to stay. This neighbourhood is renowned for its high-end shopping, particularly along Brompton Road and Sloane Street.

It is home to some of the world's most prestigious department stores, including Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

You’ll find that this area has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere, from chic cafes to fine dining establishments.

The Berkeley

The Berkeley offers a range of luxurious rooms, suites, and apartments. One of the standout features of this hotel is its rooftop pool, offering stunning views of the London skyline. It is surrounded by lush gardens and stylish loungers, and is heated year-round.

The Berkeley is also known for both of its Michelin-starred restaurants. Marcus, headed by acclaimed chef Marcus Wareing, offers modern British cuisine with a focus on seasonal ingredients and inventive flavor combinations. Meanwhile, Koffmann's, led by legendary chef Pierre Koffmann, serves classic French dishes in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough occupies a grand Regency-style building that dates back to 1827. Originally constructed as a private residence, the building was later transformed into a luxury hotel. 

The Lanesborough offers personalized butler service to all guests, ensuring that every aspect of their stay is attended to with meticulous attention to detail.  The hotel features an exclusive private members' club and spa, offering a range of wellness facilities and treatments.


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This bustling district is steeped in tradition yet brims with modern energy. At the heart of Covent Garden lies its iconic market, a historic landmark that has been a focal point of the area for centuries. 

You’ll find that the Covent Garden Piazza is surrounded by lovely cafes, restaurants, and shops, making it a popular destination. The Royal Opera House, located in Covent Garden, is one of the world's leading opera companies.

Rosewood London

Rosewood London is housed in a stunning Edwardian Belle Époque building, originally constructed in 1914 as the headquarters of the Pearl Assurance Company. 

The building's architectural grandeur has been meticulously preserved, and its 262 spacious guest rooms are elegant and comfortable. 

Throughout Rosewood London , you’ll find their impressive collection of contemporary art featured throughout the hotel, showcasing works by both established and emerging artists. 

The Henrietta Hotel

The Henrietta Hotel’s interior design is a collaboration between renowned designer Dorothée Meilichzon and the Experimental Group, the team behind some of Paris's trendiest cocktail bars and hotels. 

Their combined expertise results in a sophisticated yet playful ambiance throughout the hotel.

The Henrietta Hotel is home to Les Passerelles, a stylish restaurant and bar serving modern French cuisine with a creative twist. Despite its central location, this hotel maintains an intimate and exclusive atmosphere, with personalised service and attention to detail. 

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The Best Hotels In Mykonos For 2024 If You're Planning A Glamorous Greek Island Escape

Super-stylish hotels in Mykonos, the starriest of all the Cyclades

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There may be many places to party in the Greek islands, but few destinations can lay claim to this much glitz and glamour – especially when you can rest your heads at the best hotels in Mykonos.

The star-frequented Cycladic island (check out our list of the best hotels in Santorini if you're after the more romantic isle) has swapped sleepy fishing villages for jet-set-friendly parties, soundtracked by international DJs dropping in. There are beach clubs for the yacht crowd, buzzy bars and nightlife, and global restaurant brands that every self-respecting A-list-attracting destination simply has to have (we're looking at you, Zuma).

Along with golden beaches and its cobblestoned main town, the island’s other landmarks are whitewashed sugar-cube structures and its iconic 16th-century windmills. See the sea-edge houses in the artist-favoured Little Venice area, or sail over to uninhabited Delos for an archaeological education.

Relatively new arrivals to the island include super-cool Cali and Kalesma , the latter of which translates as 'inviting' in Greek so we have high hopes. Cali is home to what must be the best (and likely longest) pool on the island – it's also on a much quieter corner of the island, over in Kalafatis Beach, making it the perfect place to recuperate if you've partied a little too hard.

Bill & Coo is worth a trip just to see its LED-lit pool – and its Valmont spa and Beefbar outpost aren’t bad either.

Vegans (and anyone hoping to give being one a try) will love the hotel dedicated to their diet: Koukoumi creates plant-based perfection at every mealtime. These are the best hotels in Mykonos for 2024…

Santa Marina Mykonos

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Nestled on the edge of the peninsula with a traditional island village aesthetic, Santa Marina’s rooms and villas play host to easy-going luxury. Most of the contemporary-styled 105 rooms and 12 villas look out onto idyllic views of the sea and all are staggered at various levels on the hillside, enveloping you in the Greek hills and offering a welcome sense of privacy.

You’ll want to spend copious amounts of time by your private pool here, but the rest of Santa Marina has plenty to offer. The resort has been a favourite for 40 years, offering a relaxed but lavish feeling, coupled with impeccable service (where every coffee and egg order is well remembered). Staying at Santa Marina grants you access to the resort's very own private beach, a variety of restaurants and the Ginkgo spa, where treatments are exclusively devised by ESPA and 111SKIN.

As a result, you'd be forgiven for never wanting to leave the gates of Santa Marina. However, if you did brave venturing out, guests can hire a boat to explore the island of Delos, known as one of the most important mythological, historical, and spiritually energetic sites in Greece which has played an important role in Greek history for the past 2000 years.


Cali Mykonos

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Mykonos has been one of Greece’s most-visited destinations for decades now, but somehow Cali still managed to carve out a quiet corner of the island when it debuted on these glamorous Cycladic shores this season (after a soft launch last summer). It’s well away from the action in sleepy Kalafatis, with its own tiny cove and wondrous views of neighbouring isles.

There are standalone villa-style suites, each of which has a private pool; golf buggies whizzing you up and down the resort’s steep slopes; and a slick lobby with an ornamental pool you’ll want a dip in – but the star of the show is undoubtedly the lengthy (we’re talking 110 metres) infinity pool, which stretches along the edge of the cliff. The hotel also has a jetty with a small fleet of yachts and skipper on hand for touring the southern shores of Mykonos and dropping anchor at nearby beaches, such as Agios Ioannis and Agia Anna (or indeed, the clothing-optional Elia), famous beach clubs like Jackie O’ or restaurants in a cave above the water (Spilia). And Cali Mykonos is set to get even better in time for the 2024 season, when the spa and sushi restaurant will be unveiled.

This may be one of the world’s ultimate see and be seen places, but the chances are you’ll be quite content in your secluded Cycladic sanctuary at Cali. For when you are eventually ready to emerge, Mykonos is now the proud owner of a Zuma restaurant, which has a pool and beach-club vibes, as well as its signature superb Japanese food – the views at sunset are absurd.

Bill & Coo

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One of the island’s original blow-out boltholes, Bill & Coo is still among the hottest places to stay on Mykonos – not least because of its sparkling LED-lit pool, stellar service and rooms that have day-beds on a deck above their plunge pool. At the Valmont spa, book in for a facial to ensure party-ready skin or a massage on the off chance you're not feeling relaxed enough.

Over at the hotel's newly expanded sister site in Agios Ioannis, there’s a Beefbar outpost awaiting on the beach – the jet-set-approved restaurant brand is seen at self-respecting stays the world over. Beefbar may be most famous for the 50:50 butter-to-potato ratio in its indulgent mashed potatoes, but also serves delicious salads and lighter dishes suited to a scorching Greek summer. This seaside restaurant is precisely where you should seek shade (and ceviche) beneath a mulberry tree.

The other site is a few minutes' walk from Mykonos Town, so you'll be within easy reach of the action but dreamily secluded from it, too. DJs are on hand to soundtrack your sunsets before you've even officially started your night out.

Kenshō Ornos

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Mykonos Town is often heaving in high summer, so for something a little quieter, check in to a hotel in another part of the island. A short drive from the town centre in the village of Ornos Bay – where you get beaches in both directions, since it’s at the island’s slimmest point – Kenshō Ornos is a boutique hotel with just 35 rooms and a rooftop terrace with impressive views. It also has a cave spa (the only one on the island), where you can relax after your Codage Paris treatment on sensory beds that change colour and make soothing sounds like jungle noises to relax you even further (or send you to sleep).

The rooms are stacked up and down the hillside, with a small outdoor pool to hang out at during the day. Refreshment is on hand from the restaurant in the form of delicious gyoza and possibly the world’s best calamari. For sundown, head up to the terrace, which has a hot tub as an added bonus to the views.

And for a room with a view, book the aptly named Vista Suite and enjoy the panoramas out across Ornos Bay and beyond from your spacious terrace.

Bonzoe Homes & Villas

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The stone-lined sanctuary your Greek-island dreams are made of, Bonzoe is a complex of suites and villas close to Mykonos Town, and all of its shopping, coffee-drinking and partying potential. Picture your dream Greek idyll and the chances are you've thought up something similar to these self-contained suites, each of which has an outdoor area with a pool, dining space and classic Cycladic minimalism – and most have a view of the Aegean Sea, too. The whitewashed sugar-cube structures are arranged with stone walls ensuring maximum privacy.

Couples will love the sea-facing one-bedroom option, but there’s also a three-bedroom villa that’s great for groups hoping to take the hedonism seriously. Helpfully, the concierge is on hand to arrange yacht charters or helicopter tours of the island for those who want to experience Mykonos the authentic (read: flashy) way.

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Close to the island’s iconic windmills, Bohème gives guests yet more whitewashed Cycladic architecture in the form of its traditional suites, many of which have outdoor Jacuzzis. More contemporary additions include statement lighting, retro chairs and fans that mimic those windmills. The decor lives up to the name, with bohemian wicker and a beige and white palette ensuring breezy, laid-back vibes.

The mountainside setting means views of the Aegean, the port and Mykonos Town, often visible from the terraces and balconies of the 20 rooms. It’s close to the artists’ quarter of Little Venice, too. If you can bear to drag yourself away, the staff can arrange hire cars for you to explore the island with, along with on-site spa treatments tempting you to simply stay put. There’s also a poolside restaurant and an especially good resident mixologist creating delicious cocktails to ensure your time in Mykonos lives up to the island's party-hard reputation.

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Traditional Myconian architecture meets modernity at Branco , a boutique beach hotel in the seaside village of Platis Gialos. Whale music is swapped out for the sounds of actual waves in the spa-treatment cabin, and the shorefront is also the setting for yoga classes. The sea gets a starring role in most of the suites, too.

The breezy terrace is the perfect place to enjoy some super-fresh seafood, but the staff can also pick out secluded, romantic spots for private dinners. And for the ideal light lunch for a hot summer's day, there's a sushi menu on hand for orders that can be served straight to your sunlounger. If you're in need of heartier substance however, there are classic Greek dishes ready to come to the rescue, including a typical pastitsada pasta dish.

Activities at the beach include windsurfing, parasailing and, of course, yacht trips; inland, trails lead to hillside lookouts that are especially dreamy at sunset.

My Mykonos Hotel

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A more affordable option in an oligarchs’ playground, My Mykonos doesn’t skimp on style, joining its pricier counterparts in a celebration of rattan ceilings, hanging lamps, whitewashed walls and polished concrete. The decor also features ikat headboards with matching cushions, and pod chairs that are perfect for shade-seeking with a good book.

Hang out in a cabana or on a charcoal sunlounger by the curving main pool, or blow the budget by booking a suite with its own plunge pool.

My Mykonos Hotel is a 10-minute walk into Mykonos Town for those in search of cobblestones, windmills and blue shutters (along with bars, restaurants and boutiques). And it’s also close to the port for anyone making the wise choice of a summer spent Greek island-hopping and arriving to Mykonos by ferry.

Grace Mykonos

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Stacked up above the sandy shores of Agios Stefanos, Grace Mykonos is as elegant as its name suggests. Guests can expect all of the hallmarks of an indulgent hotel experience (yes, there’s a pillow menu), and the decor keeps up with classic Cycladic style: neutral tones and bright white walls, with some colourful artworks, too.

The prime spots by the Aegean-edge pool are (obviously) the cabanas, especially when it’s sundowner o’clock, but sea views are also delivered straight to the Jacuzzi in some rooms. And for anyone in need of more pampering, there’s a spa for manicures, body scrubs and facials.

Nomad Mykonos

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Alcoves and archways form the backdrop of this hotel near Kalo Livadi Beach, which sticks to the island’s unofficial colour code of taupe, concrete and white. Each suite at Nomad has a terrace, enhanced by a private pool or hot tub, and much of the hotel was crafted by artisans from all over the Cyclades, including local carpenters and marble-working magicians.

Handily for anyone usually in need of a nap after a drink, the bar has a few hammocks to fight over – and, in keeping with the nomadic theme (but in no other way coming close to your average campsite), there’s a fire-pit, too.

Amyth of Mykonos

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Steps from the village of Agios Stefano and consisting solely of suites, Amyth of Mykonos mixes a little taste of Tulum into its Myconian magic. The island’s favourite bohemian decor is alive and well, with wicker wall hangings, a neutrals-only palette and a liberal use of thatch (and not just on the beach parasols). There’s also plenty of plants, classical ceramics and artfully worn tan leather chairs.

The staff at the pool bar get creative with cocktails, the breakfasts are art forms and even the chips and dips around here are elevated.

Koukoumi Vegan Boutique Hotel

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Possibly the only hotel we’ve come across with the word ‘vegan’ in its name, Koukoumi is a noble ambassador of the plant-based movement – and a great option for anyone who’d like to give veganism a try but needs a little inspiration first.

In fact, it’s the only vegan hotel in all of Greece, but even committed carnivores will enjoy the creative food on offer. The inland hotel, in the village of Ano Mera, also has a wellness and fitness programme as part of its mission to ensure its guests feel great.

The Wild by Interni

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On a cliffside above the Aegean, the Wild by Interni is named after the fearless fishermen nicknamed ‘the Wild Ones’ who once stewarded the cove below. Mykonos may be a starry island now, but the hotel aims to recreate a simpler side of its past, when it was mostly just sleepy fishing villages. There are 40 rooms, suites and villas overlooking the water, with some that have two bedrooms, private plunge pools and even their own dining room if you want to get fancy. The decor includes handcrafted lamps and floors, woven baskets and plenty of natural materials. Unsurprisingly, slow food is the order of the day at the restaurant, which uses both local produce and traditional techniques.

Santa Marina

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Mykonos is one of the flashiest islands in Greece and it has the luxury hotels to prove it – one of its finest is Santa Marina , which has been an island institution since the Seventies. The Ornos Bay retreat has expanded over the past few decades – the original estate, which included a chapel and windmill (this is Mykonos after all), now has villas set along the hillside. It’s also home to an Espa and 111Skin spa, two infinity pools, a private beach and various restaurants and bars to work your way through.

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With a name that means ‘inviting’, Kalesma was always going to give its guests a warm welcome – which it does, and so much more. The recreated Myconian village leads down a hillside to Ornos Bay. As well as the constant coastal views, you’ll also be perfectly placed for both sunrise and sunset. Each room has its own heated pool, along with a terrace that has sunloungers facing the Aegean, and a shower out on your patio. For when you’re (eventually) ready to leave, Mykonos Town is three kilometres away.

Myconian Ambassador

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On Mykonos’s southern shores, Myconian Ambassador may be in a quieter part of the island, but if you want a party, you’ll only have to stroll over to Psarou to ogle the super-yachts or Paranga to dine at a lively local-approved taverna. It’s close to Scorpios beach club, too. The concierge will be able to organise boat trips over to Delos and Rhenia, two far sleepier neighbouring islands – or simply traverse the few steps down to Platis Gialos beach, helpfully on the hotel’s doorstep.

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  1. Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

    Bar & Restaurant. Sunborn London's luxury provision extends to its on-board bar and restaurant. Much care has gone into the development of beautifully designed spaces where guests can enjoy fine food, exceptional service and panoramic views of the city, O2 and Victoria Dock from an exclusive vantage point. More Info.

  2. Sunborn London Yacht Hotel, London

    Located less than a minute's walk from ExCeL London, the Sunborn London is a floating super-yacht hotel docked in Royal Victoria Dock, boasting free WiFi access, a bar and a restaurant. The hotel is 7 minutes' drive from London City Airport and a 6-minute drive from the iconic Canary Wharf.

  3. Sunborn London Review: What To REALLY Expect If You Stay

    The 136-room Sunborn London is an upper-mid-range hotel in the form of a 394-foot super yacht moored in London's Royal Victoria Dock. Rooms are pleasant, surprisingly spacious, and most have views over the water, though decor is more cruise liner than luxury yacht. Some rooms have spacious decks and big soaking tubs; all have coffeemakers ...


    Now £125 on Tripadvisor: Sunborn London, London. See 4,669 traveller reviews, 4,717 candid photos, and great deals for Sunborn London, ranked #366 of 1,129 hotels in London and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. Prices are calculated as of 19/05/2024 based on a check-in date of 26/05/2024.

  5. Sunborn London Yacht Hotel Review [2024]

    The Sunborn London Yacht Hotel epitomizes this avant-garde approach, casting a fresh and luxurious interpretation of a hotel stay, while paying homage to London's rich naval history. This article aims to provide a succinct review of the Sunborn London Yacht Hotel, an iconic and cutting-edge venue, anchored in the heart of the city's vibrant ...

  6. Sunborn Yacht Hotel London, London

    Affordable Luxury: Sunborn Yacht Hotel London Offers Unbeatable Value. Step aboard the Sunborn Yacht Hotel London and experience a world of luxury without breaking the bank. With an average room price of just $265, this floating gem offers exceptional value for money in the heart of London.

  7. Sunborn London Hotel Review, Canary Wharf

    7 10 Telegraph expert rating. At the regenerated Royal Victoria Dock in east London, a gleaming moored ship is home to the swish Sunborn London. This yacht hotel's spacious 'cabins' offer a very ...


    In 2021 we received full planning permission for the new Sunborn London, our 4th generation yacht hotel. Our biggest and most advanced yacht hotel to date, the newly constructed 134m vessel will expand the hotel operation to 225 guest rooms and feature a 200 seat restaurant, as well as more extensive leisure and event facilities. ...

  9. Sunborn Yacht Hotel, London Review

    135 rooms from £127 per night. Hotel Exterior. "Sunborn Yacht Hotel is moored on the Thames, just a short distance from Canary Wharf. This super-yacht hotel boasts smart, classically-styled rooms as well as a restaurant and a spa. Perfect for those who fancy something different!

  10. The Floating Star On The River Thames: Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

    The Sunborn London Yacht Hotel has 131 modern rooms and 4 suites. The communal areas and the corridors throughout the yacht are immaculate with clean white and glitzy gold surfaces, adding and enhancing the luxury feel throughout it. In respect to the modern rooms, you can choose between a classic or an executive room.


    new hotel opening . With planning permission granted, we have begun the design stage for the new Sunborn London, our first carbon zero floating hotel. Located in the same waterfront location by the Excel Arena, the new-build 134m yacht hotel will have 16 000 m² of floor space over 7 floors and 225 high-specification guest rooms and suites.

  12. Sunborn London Yacht Hotel, London

    To save at this property, all you have to do is . Located less than a minute's walk from ExCeL London, the Sunborn London is a floating super-yacht hotel docked in Royal Victoria Dock, boasting free WiFi access, a bar and a restaurant. The hotel is 7 minutes' drive from London City Airport and a 6-minute drive from the iconic Canary Wharf.

  13. Sunborn London Yacht Hotel £57. London Hotel Deals & Reviews

    Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel, plan to stay on a Saturday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Monday. The cheapest price a room at Sunborn London Yacht Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £154, while the most expensive was £307.

  14. Guest Rooms

    Sunborn London's 133 guest hotel rooms and 5 suites tell a story of timeless quality. Designed to provide light and spacious accommodation, each room has river or dock views, in most cases, framed by large french windows. Yacht Executive Rooms lead on to a private terrace or balcony. Classic furnishings, pristine bathrooms and contemporary ...

  15. Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

    4pm - 10pm. Free cancellation Payment at the hotel. £79. - 29 %. £110 per night. You can consult our review moderation policy here. Sunborn London Yacht Hotel : Book a hotel room for a few hours with Dayuse.co.uk from £99. Book without a credit card and cancel free of charge.

  16. Sunborn London

    07:00am - 11:00am Weekends and Public Holidays. Lunch: 12:00pm - 03:00pm Monday to Friday. 12:30pm - 03:30pm Weekends and Public Holidays. Dinner: 06:00pm to 10:00pm. Visit website >. The Sunborn London is a sleek yacht-hotel with a stunning waterside restaurant and bar based here, at London's Royal Docks. Find out more & book your stay.

  17. Sunborn London

    It is a 394ft superyacht that has been converted into a luxury hotel. Permanently moored at Royal Victoria Dock, the financial center of Canary Wharf and the City are in easy access as if the celebrated O2 centre which hosts the biggest concerts and exhibitions. There are 138 rooms starting at a relatively modest ₤180 per night ($305) that go ...

  18. Luxury Yacht Hotel in London

    About Sunborn Luxury Yacht Hotel. Sunborn Group is a privately owned property and development company. Sunborn pioneered the original floating hotel concept in 1998 and has since created a number of bespoke Yacht Hotels for prestigious international locations. The only company in the world to successfully construct a fleet of fully functioning ...

  19. Sunborn Yacht Hotel London review

    The Sunborn Yacht Hotel London always looked very smart and rather a fun way to stay in London, so when I needed somewhere to stay in the East of London due to the train strikes, I thought I would give it a go. It was originally built as an ocean-going yacht but then was turned into a hotel before it was ever used as a proper yacht and actually ...

  20. 4* Sunborn Yacht Hotel Stay in London via Expedia for £101.28

    London 4* Sunborn Yacht hotel Moored on the Thames, the Sunborn Hotel is a luxury yacht hotel offering four-star accommodation in East London, close to the capital's ExCel Exhibition Centre. The 19-23 sqm executive rooms are fitted with custom furnishings, private balcony or terrace, king-size bed, contemporary shower room with luxury ...

  21. Best luxury hotels in London

    Claridge's in London is an iconic luxury hotel known for its exceptional service, historic charm, and sophisticated elegance opened in 1856. Retaining much of its original Art Deco style, Claridge's is renowned for its impeccable service, with a staff-to-guest ratio that ensures personalised attention.

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