Many paranormal goings-on have been witnessed at the hotel over the last twenty years or so – and we can only assume that these ghostly occurrences were happening for many years before this.
In 1989, the manager of the hotel was showing a visitor around the hotel. There was a group of laughing children heard running around, shouting and banging the fire doors, and so the receptionist was asked to ask the parents of the children to keep the noise down. Surprisingly, no guests had checked in that day and there were no children present at the hotel.
In 1991, a new member of staff was due to move into staff accommodation at the hotel, but her room was not yet ready so she had to stay in one of the guest bedrooms. In the morning, she emerged from her room very upset as she thought one of the staff had given her room key to someone else. In the middle of the night, an old man sat at the end of her bed, only to get up and walk out of the room when she woke up. However, no-one else had a copy of her room key.
In the following years, members of staff and guests at the hotel have reported feeling someone in the room with them, icy blasts of air with no open windows, voices talking and laughing with no-one there and footsteps retreating down corridors and flights of stairs
The hotel was built as a private house in 1851 by a gentleman by the name of William Chinnery Mitchell. William’s direct family still own and run the hotel to this day. The hotel was run as a private house until 1950, when it was converted into a hotel. It now occupies three adjoining houses in St. George’s Drive, and one smaller house in the quieter Cambridge Street, named the Bower House.
The Bower House was also built by William Chinnery Mitchell and is a stunning testament to his skill as an architect. The Bower House and the Georgian House both share a number of the same architectural details and you can see William’s designs in many of the hotel’s public areas. Today, the hotel is run by William’s great great granddaughter, Serena von der Hyde.
The hotel offers a selection of accommodation, from basic, cost effective rooms, through standard rooms with private bathrooms to superior classic rooms. They also offer apartments for people who may be looking to stay in the area for a little bit longer. All of the rooms are decorated in a contemporary English style and you can expect period features in all of the accommodation. The rooms are all well-equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, amongst other facilities, and a friendly Porter service is available in the Georgian house 7 days a week, from 8am to 8pm. The hotel offers a full English breakfast, cooked to order, for guests that book directly through them and it is in a good location for exploring local bars and restaurants.
The hotel itself is close to Victoria Station, making it ideal for travelling to the rest of London and for connecting to other stations, including Euston, Waterloo and King’s Cross. If you’re in London for pleasure, the Georgian House hotel is ideally located for visiting all of London’s attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye. If you’re looking for a quaint city-centre stay, the Georgian House Hotel is the place for you.
- Number of bedrooms with en-suite bath and shower rooms
- Direct dial telephone in every room
- Colour televisions
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Safe in each room
- Classic rooms offer complimentary wines, Freeview television, DVD player, radio alarm and en-suite showers
- Ideally located for travel to most of London
Things to do
London is rich in things to see and do – for a relaxing stay, take a look around some of the local shops, bars and restaurants, and for a sight-seeing stay, you could visit one of the areas museums or art galleries. London also boasts numerous national attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Madame Tussauds, the London Dungeons and the London Zoo.
- Single rooms available from £65.00 per night, including bed and breakfast.
- Standard rooms available from £99.00 per night, including bed and breakfast.
- Double/Twin rooms available from £132.00 per night, including bed and breakfast.
- Apartments available from £165.00 per night, including bed and breakfast.
There are a number of different types of room in the hotel, including singles, doubles, twins, triples, quads and apartments, in basic, standard, classic and apartment styles. For more information on rates, contact the hotel directly.