I've read reviews that construction had been going on with a lot of noise. Our stay was pleasant and would go back again.
We arrived from Heathrow, getting off at the Kensington Tube station, walked with our luggage a few blocks and were greeted with a friendly staff. They offered us a drink while checking in and showing us to our room.
Our room was on the next level up and beautifully decorated. We were facing towards the street and this being in a residential area it was never loud or noisy. The shower had a plexiglas for a shower curtain which didn't work so well but a little water on the floor never hurt anyone. It was one of the few showers being upgraded in the hotel from what I was told. I'm mentioning this not because it was a negative part of the hotel but to let others know that small things like this can not ruin a trip. Seriously, this is London, enjoy.
Free wi-fi was a plus and they had all universal plugs which you don't need to bring your own adapter if flying in from the US.
One of the best evenings we had there was having dinner at their restaurant. The decor and layout of the place made it very quaint and chic. The food was great and the restaurant manager (Claudio) and our server Monica made our evening unforgettable. . We had dinner and struck up a conversation with them and they introduced us to the chef, Nev. We were the last ones to leave that evening from the restaurant and never felt rushed to leave. Actually, it was totally the opposite. The next day we had afternoon tea with a few friends who met us there and it was the best we had in London. It is a bit pricey compared to a few other places but worth it. The location and it being near the tube station made the hotel very convenient.
There are many "corporate" hotels to stay at but with a boutique hotel like this why go that route. We will be back!! Thanks Blakes Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Created by Anouska Hempel, the London hotelier and internationally renowned designer, the hotel offers style, elegance and sensational service to the well-travelled connoisseur. Blakes is established as totally unique and has been the model for the "fashionable small hotel" in London and cities around the world.Respected for protecting the privacy of its clients against the paparazzi, it is the London base for film stars, musicians and all the top designers, earning its reputation as The "Couture" Hotel. ... more less
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