Everything about staying at the Belmond Charleston Place is easy and relaxing. Southern charm greeted us at the door as we checked in… we were 5 hours early but our room was all ready for us. It was such a treat to be able to dump our bags and refresh before going out and exploring the city.
This grand dame hotel has been a home for Charleston visitors for the last three decades, an indulgent and reliable hotel with every amenity you could need. The building is situated in the heart of the historic old town of Charleston surrounded by luxury boutiques, smart restaurants and cafes. All the main sites and attractions are within walking distant, making it a great base for short or longer stays in town.
The bedrooms are classic and sophisticated with lavish soft furnishings and decorated in tasteful muted shades of grey and pale blue. We were in a lovely spacious room on the 7th floor, with easy access to the club lounge offerings (complimentary drinks and food throughout the day). The king-sized bed was extremely comfortable, topped with silky soft bed sheets and plump pillows and our bathroom was kitted out in white marble with a large walk in shower and generously stocked with Fresh toiletries.
Suffering from jetlag and tired from the travelling we took full advantage of the spa and fitness facilities at the Belmond during our stay. The impressive salt & mineral pool is stunning and has an amazing glass roof which ensures there is plenty of natural light when you are swimming your lengths. It was such a rare treat to have such a beautiful pool within the hotel, and is the only one of its kind in Charleston. There is also a hot tub, sauna and treatment rooms, with a range of blissful massages and facials to choose from.
Sadly we didn’t have time to try any of the celebrated restaurants at the hotel, but we did relish the opportunity to feast on American style breakfasts each morning. Strong coffee, fresh juice and a huge stack of fluffy pancakes became our new daily routine!
The Belmond Charleston Place will look after you so well that you don’t have to worry about a thing, leaving you to concentrate on just making the most from this brilliant city.
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